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#622518 - 11/10/20 05:50 AM [User Showcase] Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II
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Thank you to everyone who commented on the original.
Here's a re-do
Used BIAB to keep my timing straight.

BIAB -Acoustic Bass 531
BIAB - B3 organ 1039
BIAB -Real Drums Jazz Brushes

Studio One Presence - Midi Cello

Moto -Rhythm Guitar
Moto -Lead Guitar
Moto - Vocals

Re-imagined the guitar parts to make it more mellow

https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/livn-in-the-darkness-take-2


Edited by CaptainMoto (11/10/20 11:41 AM)
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#622600 - 11/10/20 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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OOOPS!
There was a problem with the link.
Hope it works now.

https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/livn-in-the-darkness-take-2
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#622603 - 11/10/20 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Captain,
I decided to give it a spin now, as the first version is still fresh in my head....
Sweet, more polished...sure.
I might be in the minority here, but I liked the first version better, perhaps for exact opposite reasons on how this version was addressed. I liked the raw feel of V1. Don't get me wrong, V2 is done very well, this is only an opinion on comparison between two.
In any case, I think it is better to have two (or more) versions than one smile Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#622605 - 11/10/20 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Captain,
I decided to give it a spin now, as the first version is still fresh in my head....
Sweet, more polished...sure.
I might be in the minority here, but I liked the first version better, perhaps for exact opposite reasons on how this version was addressed. I liked the raw feel of V1. Don't get me wrong, V2 is done very well, this is only an opinion on comparison between two.
In any case, I think it is better to have two (or more) versions than one smile Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Thanks for coming back for a taste of the new stew.
I fully understand your point of view.
Even with some problems, V1 had something I'll never be able to recreate.

moto
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#622648 - 11/10/20 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Lovely tune. I really like both versions of the song. I am leaning more to the first one as well. Awesome vocal. Guitar is excellent


Edited by Scott C (11/10/20 06:44 PM)

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#622703 - 11/11/20 08:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Lovely tune. I really like both versions of the song. I am leaning more to the first one as well. Awesome vocal. Guitar is excellent


Thanks for your observations Scott.

moto
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#622711 - 11/11/20 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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moto,

Rather than revisit the original, I'll give this a listen on it's own merits... And that turns out to be a terrific listen. I really "felt" it. A real Blues song. It sort of depressed me - in other words...made me Blue.

Mournful guitar. Drums work. Good Bluesy vocal. Nice mix.

Bartender...another, please...

fj

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#622726 - 11/11/20 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
moto,

Rather than revisit the original, I'll give this a listen on it's own merits... And that turns out to be a terrific listen. I really "felt" it. A real Blues song. It sort of depressed me - in other words...made me Blue.

Mournful guitar. Drums work. Good Bluesy vocal. Nice mix.

Bartender...another, please...

fj


Ureka!
This song is supposed to be sad so, if the listener feels it, I've done my job.

Thanks for listening and commenting.
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#622730 - 11/11/20 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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A nicely done blues - sort of an old Fleetwood Mac vibe.

Peter

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#622877 - 11/12/20 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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If I had to describe the difference, I'd say this one sounded more like the "studio version" and the other one a bit more raw and live. Hard to say which I prefer.......maybe this one? Both are very good!! Take care. Greg

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#622913 - 11/12/20 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
A nicely done blues - sort of an old Fleetwood Mac vibe.

Peter

Thanks Peter,
F.W.M. never entered my mind, I'll have to listen with some new ears.
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#622914 - 11/12/20 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
If I had to describe the difference, I'd say this one sounded more like the "studio version" and the other one a bit more raw and live. Hard to say which I prefer.......maybe this one? Both are very good!! Take care. Greg


Greg,
Thanks for giving it a listen and responding.
I've been very torn on this one.
I think your description suites it well.

moto
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#622922 - 11/12/20 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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I think you did a really great job on the mix - I think the song title -- Liv'n In The Darkness -- suits the tone of the song quite well too. Thanks for sharing!
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#622990 - 11/13/20 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I think you did a really great job on the mix - I think the song title -- Liv'n In The Darkness -- suits the tone of the song quite well too. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for listening.
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#623032 - 11/13/20 12:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Great feel, Moto. I like both versions. You can't hide good.
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#623033 - 11/13/20 12:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Great feel, Moto. I like both versions. You can't hide good.


Thanks Marty
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#623284 - 11/15/20 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Hi Moto,

this is just beautiful. I really loved that restrained lead guitar. And you sing it so heartfelt. very, very nice!

All the ebst,

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#623383 - 11/16/20 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi Moto,

this is just beautiful. I really loved that restrained lead guitar. And you sing it so heartfelt. very, very nice!

All the ebst,

Stefan

Stefan,
Thank you so much for the kind review.

Music is all about the story and the emotion so, when a listener feels the emotion, I feel I've accomplished my goal.

moto
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#623434 - 11/16/20 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Loved it! As you know I love the blues and you hit the nail on head with this one. Super vocal! Excellent lyrics! Great band! I especially loved those clean all most jazz like blues guitar leads. It was a very pleasant change from the distorted lead guitar leads.
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#623437 - 11/16/20 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Liv'n In the Darkness - Take II [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Loved it! As you know I love the blues and you hit the nail on head with this one. Super vocal! Excellent lyrics! Great band! I especially loved those clean all most jazz like blues guitar leads. It was a very pleasant change from the distorted lead guitar leads.


Thanks Mario,
If you listened to the original you'd hear the guitar was more aggressive, this one is much less angry.

moto
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