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#620202 - 10/23/20 03:20 AM [User Showcase] Winter Memories
Registered: 11/30/07
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This is a co-write between Marty Straub and myself. Just the two of us this time, Chris is on hiatus for the next month or two.

Winter Memories

The Band:

~2494:Piano, Acoustic, HeldChords 120
~509:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dire Ev 120 (panned right)

Drums: EZDrummer2

Dave Bell: Vocal, Lead Guitar (strat), Rhythm Guitar (tele, panned left)
Marty Straub, aka BabuMusic: Bass Guitar

Mixed with Reaper using plugins from Waves and iZotope, Mastered with Ozone9

Winter Memories (2020, Dave Bell & Marty Straub)

Winter is a' comin'. There's a chill in the air.
You get a nice fire goin', sittin' in your favorite chair.
The birds have flown South, the leaves have gently fallen.
Colder days are early dark, my warm fireplace is callin'.

Gotta go on livin' though the end is drawing near.
Memories are flowing in the shape of happy tears.
All my life is laying bare while the bell continues ringing
Memories are rising high, my soul keeps on singing


Chorus: Winter memories are the treasures that I count.
They show success and strife.
Winter memories hold the meaning of my life.

SOLO

Fallin' back to Autumn is a colorful dream.
I can see the children playing as I look on them and beam.
Back in Summer when I met you our life was just beginning.
Earlier in Spring I felt the call for winning.

Chorus


All comments welcome! I'll upload to SoundCloud soon.

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#620210 - 10/23/20 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Marty,

Your openings always "grab" me. Nice combination of guitars, bass and drums. LOVE that snare sound - "leathery" - always been my favorite...

A nice write. Kind of hate the fact that I can relate so well... smile

Love the vocal, too. Fits the song to a T.

Needless to say... EVERYTHING about this is good. Top-shelf.
Super bass.
Gorgeous leads and fills.
Exquisite mix. Buttery. Silky. Warm on the ears.

A real pleasure to listen to.

fj

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#620221 - 10/23/20 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Good afternoon Dave,

I can only join Floyd with all he wrote on your song, vocals and guitarplay.
The way you sing gave me a JJ Gale-feeling. I'm not sure it were the vocals or the song as well.
A very nice performance where everything fits perfect (but that Floyd already wrote too)!

Abouth the lyrics; I smiled on that line "Memories are flowing in the shape of happy tears".
So nicely said,

Hans
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#620252 - 10/23/20 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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A good topical song for this time of year Dave and Marty.
Good vocal and great guitar work (now if only I could play like that, I can only wish)

Enjoyed the listen.


Edited by musiclover (10/23/20 09:48 AM)
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#620256 - 10/23/20 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Marty,
A very well written (and timely!) song with all the pro-quality production values we expect.
The vocal sounds natural and good, lead guitar work is AWESOME.
Marty seems to be bringing excellent bass, plus a new dynamic to Blue Attitude; this offshoot is a cool example.
Well done!

Robert

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#620287 - 10/23/20 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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We trust all is good with Chris.

"All my life is laying bare while the bell continues ringing
Memories are rising high, my soul keeps on singing"

Ah yeah, the inexorable march of father time.

Your brooding vocal really captured the lyric ... well done.

And, man, Joe B came to mind immediately on the solo!

That bass is not only excellent in performance but the tone and the way it sits in the mix is outstanding.

Enjoyed it big time!

J&B

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#620304 - 10/23/20 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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The usual top-shelf performance and production from Blue Attitude. The guitars (all of them) sound great and Marty's bass sits just right.
Stay well,
Mike
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#620307 - 10/23/20 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave & Marty

Some wonderful playing throughout by a top notch blues band.

As always enjoyed the song production and musicianship.

Excellent.

Peter

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#620329 - 10/23/20 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 06/19/17
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Loc: Victoria, BC
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Really awesome job on the co-write. I think you guys did a excellent job. I'm not ready for winter yet myself - and there's supposed to be snow warnings in effect along the southern portion of BC. It looks like it might skip us though! Fingers crossed.

Anyways, wonderful job and thanks for sharing!
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#620339 - 10/23/20 08:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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I like the way the lyrics move progressively into the past in the last stanza. Guitar work (Strat) is brilliant - somewhat reminiscent of Eric Clapton in "Layla." Everything seems to fit together nicely.

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#620348 - 10/24/20 01:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dave & Marty,

Your openings always "grab" me. Nice combination of guitars, bass and drums. LOVE that snare sound - "leathery" - always been my favorite...

A nice write. Kind of hate the fact that I can relate so well... smile

Love the vocal, too. Fits the song to a T.

Needless to say... EVERYTHING about this is good. Top-shelf.
Super bass.
Gorgeous leads and fills.
Exquisite mix. Buttery. Silky. Warm on the ears.

A real pleasure to listen to.

fj


Hi floyd,

Getting a good sound from EZD2 is something I've spent a good deal of time on, so thanks for mentioning that. I think I've got the snare pretty good, kick still needs some work though.

Most of the credit for the write goes to Marty. I started things off but had no idea where to take it after the first verse, so he pretty much wrote the rest, although I rewrote a couple of his lines so that I could sing them.

Thanks!

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#620387 - 10/24/20 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I rewrote a couple of his lines so that I could sing them.

Thanks!


Hahaha. Come on, man. We still gotta use that "scythe swiftly swinging" line somewhere.
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#620400 - 10/24/20 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Sounding great, guys, esp. love the guitar solo with the Layla quote. Outstanding work. Listened several times. GOOD lyrics!
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#620410 - 10/24/20 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Very much like Dire Straits "Six Blade Knife".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIIivQnIsU

Everything fits nicely, guitar and vocals ...excellent.

moto


Edited by CaptainMoto (10/24/20 12:17 PM)
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#620412 - 10/24/20 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Way to go you guys. I love the bass beat. The lead guitar is thrilling, as always. Cool lyrics and vocals. Very nice. The band is in time too.
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#620424 - 10/24/20 10:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Love this tune. Nice to hear your sing Dave. This gives a whole new dynamic to Blue Attitude. Your voice fits the song perfectly. Loved Martys bass work. Your guitar was very cool I got a Santana vibe from your tone and phrasing. Well done

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#620485 - 10/25/20 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: musiclover]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Good afternoon Dave,

I can only join Floyd with all he wrote on your song, vocals and guitarplay.
The way you sing gave me a JJ Gale-feeling. I'm not sure it were the vocals or the song as well.
A very nice performance where everything fits perfect (but that Floyd already wrote too)!

Abouth the lyrics; I smiled on that line "Memories are flowing in the shape of happy tears".
So nicely said,

Hans


Good morning Hans,

That particular line you mentioned is probably my favorite, written by Marty.

Thanks for the listen and comments!

Originally Posted By: musiclover
A good topical song for this time of year Dave and Marty.
Good vocal and great guitar work (now if only I could play like that, I can only wish)

Enjoyed the listen.


Thanks very much!

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#620508 - 10/25/20 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Guys,

A great song and fabulous instrumental work from you both.

Along with Ghostgum, I also noticed a nod towards "Layla" smile

Great lyrics, vocals and mix.

Loved the whole thing.

ROG.

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#620559 - 10/25/20 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hello BlueAttitude,

Splendid composition. Your lead guitar and your playing reminds me of your influences and in particular DireStreet (I may be wrong). It's super well orchestrated and we feel that we are dealing with seasoned professional musicians. I'm really enjoyed.

Ps :Your singer has a voice that adapts to all ranges. In one of your previous compositions, I found the voice of Léonard Cohen. And I can tell you that it's a compliment.

Kindly regard

Dero13
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#620606 - 10/25/20 09:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Winter Memories [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi guys
Good song and great playing, as always. Enjoyed your vocal, Dave. You should do it more often.
Regards,
Leon

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