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#618256 - 10/07/20 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This just oozes a Pink Floyd influence to these ears. That goes all the way down to how the vocals sit in the mix...not buried, not blasting. Just "comfortable", and in a similar range.

Extra fine lyric. The band is solid and has a really nice deep, slow groove which your vocals joined pro-style.

I don't want to get too "trumpy", but I hope I might have played a tiny role in getting your face in front of the mic. I've certainly been waiting for it for a loooooong time, and hope was rising after your debut last go 'round. Friend, you did not disappoint.

Too cool.


Edited by Tangmo (10/07/20 06:41 PM)
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#618280 - 10/08/20 02:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

This is a wonderfull song!
A delicious Blues with that lovely, strong-sounding leadguitar.
I really loved this one, although that is what I always say about your songs.

And what a surprise to hear you singing, Dave. I expected to hear Chris and had to read your post again to see it was you, supported by Chris! Your vocals are excellent for singing the Blues. I think you could also sing without Chris. BUT, don't even think of that!

Continue surprising me, Dave!

Hans
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#618301 - 10/08/20 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris, Dave and Marty ...

This is a great song! I think this is the first time I've heard you sing lead vocal, Dave. You should do it more often ... you sound terrific!

what a fabulous lyric and arrangement. Marty, as always, shines on the bass and Chris could make a nutrition label sound great with her vocals!

Super all around. Totally loved my listen!

Wishing all of you the very best. Please be safe ...

Alan
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#618379 - 10/08/20 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Such a delightfully haunting song! Christiane's harmony blends well with your baritone.

I can't say enough about your guitar, and I keep repeating myself...fabulous.

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#618388 - 10/08/20 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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BlueAttitude team,
Sorry for late reply. Was avoiding this till I got in the right listening mood. I had a feeling it would be special. It did not let me down an inch! Damn that was a good listen!
Besides, excellent lyrics, semi-spoken word vocals, BGV, bass, sky-high solo licks...I think I do have one constructive suggestion, Dave, you should do more tunes with you at the center stage. Very nice piece of music. Congrats to you and your team! Enjoyed Sage a lot (did not get board even after several listens). Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#618404 - 10/09/20 01:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dave,
Nicely done well sung- particularly liked the blend of your voice with Chris.
You are getting very proficient with that drum programming!

Your wonderful solos are a great addition to any song.

Marty - Excellent bass lines throughout.

The song sounds great.

Peter


Thanks very much, Peter, very much appreciate that!

Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Top notch production. You guys really hit the mark with this one. Everything sounds so good (vocals, instrumentation, and, especially the background vocals - they were the cherry on top). Great use of the band too. Cool song. Nice job to all.


Agree about the BGVs, my vocals on their own are nothing to write home about, that's for sure! Thanks smile

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Loved it, vox were more than good enough, guitar was searing, even the graphic of The Sage was so cool.


Thanks for the listen, happy you liked it!

Originally Posted By: dcuny
I'll lead with the nit: the lead vocal seemed buried.

Everything else: Stellar. laugh


Thanks, David. I did end up bumping up that vocal by 1.5 db. Truth is it's the first time I've ever attempted to do a lead vocal on one of our songs and I was a little apprehensive about showcasing it too much eek

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#618456 - 10/09/20 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi, Dave & Co!


This must be your best
at least of those I´ve heard
from you !

What a superb tune and
collab ! I must compliment
all involved !

A masterpiece is what
it is ! ....and so suitable
for a film too !

Cheers
Dani

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#618639 - 10/11/20 02:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave, Chris, Marty...

I always look forward to hearing your songs when they appear. It is always a pleasure. Music at its best.

A good Rock write with a good, simple message that gets right to the matter.

Nice vocal. The voice of a Sage.
(I would not label it as "buried" - as David did - but I agree it could come up a little - a dB or 2 or somewhere in between that)

And the Sagettes are great!

Another gorgeous production and mix. Marty's bass is like butter. Sweet. ALL of the guitars sound great. You ALWAYS have the best organ sound. Great job on the drums - Rock solid with nice simple flairs.

Super solos. Guitar tone is exquisite. Love that bite! Tasteful, as always.

That little tremolo on the organ is a nice touch.

Always worth many listens.

A smorgasbord for the ears.

fj


"the Sagettes", love that! I did end up bumping the vocal by 1.5 db.

Thanks very much, floyd! wink

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Excellent!

Guitar work is fantastic.
Vocals are great, fit this so well, it's magic.
All instruments blended well and sounding good.

Only critique is:
Would like the vocals brought up in the mix in a few spots.



Thanks, Captain!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Holy Crap Dave. How come you haven't been singing before. I got a Chris Rea vibe on this tune. The vocal was awesome and then your guitar wow. Vocals, harmonies, guitar and bass = perfect. Wow !!!!!


I had never heard of Chris Rea before, but I checked him out over on Spotify after reading your post. Thanks, you turned me onto someone new! He has some great songs.

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#618691 - 10/11/20 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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So good from the very first note. The mixing/mastering is like silk. I love the combination of the male vocals with a bit of grit combined with Christiane's sultry tones. I immediately make a connection with "House of the Rising Sun" as @Bawb said. Also, a hint of Mark Knopfler influence in there. Brilliantly composed and performed. It feels like putting on your favorite warm coat before going out on a chilly day.


Edited by EdZ314 (10/11/20 11:48 AM)
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#618783 - 10/12/20 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Dero13
Hello BlueAttitude,

well written lyrics. The singer's voice (maybe a little more volume on it) in the bass sounds is perfect for this. The superb double female voice reinforces the lyrics. Beautiful guitar playing and superb arrangement. Well done.

Kindly regard

alias JaniJackFlash


Thanks, Dero13!

Originally Posted By: rayc
That's a cool thing.
The voice is perfect for the song.
Cool mix with a very cool stinging solo.
The only thing that struck me as worth addressing is the throb of the organ across the stereo image. I'd be inclined to render the organ to mono and keep it over on the left .
Ignore me though... it's a fab track.


Force of habit I guess, I always have the organ dead center and then pan the guitars. But, I'll try that sometime, thanks for the tip wink

Happy you liked the song!

Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Very contemplative lyrics. Your vocals add a haunting, questioning flavor to the song. The harmonies are great in that it seems as if many are also questioning the now. Very nice!


Thanks, Donna!

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The somber feel of your vocal fits the write perfectly and the
harmony is sublime. We're late to the party so we missed the
first mix but what we are hearing are vocals that fit, to our ears,
right where they should be in the mix.

So much goodness: the always perfect bass for the tune, your
soaring playing that offers a great and effective contrast to the
sad lyric.

Great drums too. What more to say ... how about great everything!

Another dimension of BlueAttitude -- cool.

J&B



We are having fun trying some new things, and at the end of the day it's all about having fun with the music.

Thanks, guys, very much appreciate the support as always smile

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#618906 - 10/13/20 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
This just oozes a Pink Floyd influence to these ears. That goes all the way down to how the vocals sit in the mix...not buried, not blasting. Just "comfortable", and in a similar range.

Extra fine lyric. The band is solid and has a really nice deep, slow groove which your vocals joined pro-style.

I don't want to get too "trumpy", but I hope I might have played a tiny role in getting your face in front of the mic. I've certainly been waiting for it for a loooooong time, and hope was rising after your debut last go 'round. Friend, you did not disappoint.

Too cool.


Hi Tangmo,

Yes, I do recall you mentioning that you wanted to hear me do a vocal a couple of times wink Truth is for me it's always been about the guitar, and when you have someone like Christiane in the band ... but, at the end of the day it was kind of fun, although it still sounds strange to me when I play it back. Just need to get used to hearing it I guess. Thanks for all the support over the years, man, must be more than 15 years that we have "known" each other? Wow, time flys.

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

This is a wonderfull song!
A delicious Blues with that lovely, strong-sounding leadguitar.
I really loved this one, although that is what I always say about your songs.

And what a surprise to hear you singing, Dave. I expected to hear Chris and had to read your post again to see it was you, supported by Chris! Your vocals are excellent for singing the Blues. I think you could also sing without Chris. BUT, don't even think of that!

Continue surprising me, Dave!

Hans


Well, my vocal would sound pretty plain without Chris in there to add the finesse stuff. But, you will hear me again at some point I'm sure.

Thanks, Hans!

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Chris, Dave and Marty ...

This is a great song! I think this is the first time I've heard you sing lead vocal, Dave. You should do it more often ... you sound terrific!

what a fabulous lyric and arrangement. Marty, as always, shines on the bass and Chris could make a nutrition label sound great with her vocals!

Super all around. Totally loved my listen!

Wishing all of you the very best. Please be safe ...

Alan


Thanks, Alan!

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Such a delightfully haunting song! Christiane's harmony blends well with your baritone.

I can't say enough about your guitar, and I keep repeating myself...fabulous.


Thanks, appreciate that!

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#619073 - 10/14/20 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: BlueAttitude]
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So, guitar wizard Dave Bell can also sing......and well!! Why have you been hiding that? Love the vibe of this song! And the soloing is tasty....no delicious!! Love how musical the bass is!! You guys have been killing it! Great job all!! Take care. Greg

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#619265 - 10/16/20 03:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Sage [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
BlueAttitude team,
Sorry for late reply. Was avoiding this till I got in the right listening mood. I had a feeling it would be special. It did not let me down an inch! Damn that was a good listen!
Besides, excellent lyrics, semi-spoken word vocals, BGV, bass, sky-high solo licks...I think I do have one constructive suggestion, Dave, you should do more tunes with you at the center stage. Very nice piece of music. Congrats to you and your team! Enjoyed Sage a lot (did not get board even after several listens). Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Next one up will probably just be just Marty and me, Chris is very busy for the next couple of months.

Thanks, Misha!

Originally Posted By: EdZ314
So good from the very first note. The mixing/mastering is like silk. I love the combination of the male vocals with a bit of grit combined with Christiane's sultry tones. I immediately make a connection with "House of the Rising Sun" as @Bawb said. Also, a hint of Mark Knopfler influence in there. Brilliantly composed and performed. It feels like putting on your favorite warm coat before going out on a chilly day.


Thanks, Ed!

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
So, guitar wizard Dave Bell can also sing......and well!! Why have you been hiding that? Love the vibe of this song! And the soloing is tasty....no delicious!! Love how musical the bass is!! You guys have been killing it! Great job all!! Take care. Greg


Well, saying I can sing well is a bit of a stretch, but nice of you to say so wink

Thanks, Greg!

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