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I finally have a new song to post. This is one I wrote towards the end of 2020 and I just finished the recording a few days ago.

I guess you could say it's a pandemic inspired song... and I'm really hopin' it goes viral! laugh

All RT's are listed below. All lead & fill guitar parts are my Tele (Trigger). I'm doing all the vocals as well.

As always all comments welcome.


https://soundcloud.com/greg-achord/change-a-comin-1-20-21-greg-vib-ss


RD PraiseWorshipUptempo
RT 1268 Bass
RT 1269 Guitar, Electric
RT 1272 Guitar, Electric
RT 1683 Guitar, Acoustic
RT 1277 Piano
RT 1543 SynthPad


©2021 Greg Achord


Change A Comin'


Here I sit I'm not alone my little dog is by my side

He's so happy just to be with me it's something he can't hide

He doesn't know what once was normal suddenly has ceased to be

Don't take for granted what you know about livin' life and bein' free

There's A Change A Comin' / A Change A Comin'
And Now It's Here

Another day has come and gone should I laugh or should I cry

Or should I stay inside my house just hoping I don't die

So many people in denial of the danger that surrounds us all

Can't see the forest for the trees guess they just lack the where-with-all

(Chorus)
(Solo)

(Bridge)
There's got to be a way so everyone will know / After the storm there's always a rainbow

There's got to be a way we all must realize / If we come together then we will survive

(Chorus) X2
(Solo Out)

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I love the intro and interludes...great guitar sound. Hot solo...wow!

Good melody and harmony. I enjoyed your song.

"So many people in denial of the danger that surrounds us all" You said it, brother!

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Very topical!
Can't lose with a song that's got a dog in it!

Well done.

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Good voice well captured. A touch of Big Country on the guitar licks but not quite bagpipe territory.
Nice one.


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Good singing and a killer guitar solo! Well done!


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Hi, Greg !


Absolutely super tune and performance !
Your solo is out of this world !!
It is with a fender isn´t it ?

Stay Safe and Take Care !

Cheers
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Greg,

A terrific sound. Good song - documenting the times nicely.

Excellent vocals and BGVs. Nice soloing.

A really solid mix.

Great to see you back. Been a long time!

fj

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A big engaging sound, with a nice melodic chorus.

The guitar work is really excellent and the vocals are very good.

Top notch production.

Peter

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HI Grag ...

Great to hear another one from you after such a long time since your last one. Perfect lyric for times. The lyric says a lot of what I think of the times and situation.

I'd nearly forgotten what a super voice you have. That lead riff was smokin' hot! Loved everything about it.

The bass [player of a band I played with back in the 70s was originally from Grand Junction. I lived in Denver and we played the Denver scene for several years.

Wishing you the best. Hope to hear more from you soon!

Alan


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"So many people in denial of the danger that surrounds us all"

True that!!!

What a re-entry to the the forum with this fine write, arrangement and production.

Excellent BiaB choices and that RD pops just right on the monitors!

Steamy guitar and great vocals ice the cake.


Enjoyed it!

J&B

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Cool song Greg, and some great guitar work!! Vocal is also very good! I guess Covid has messed up all of our heads.......can't wait for FREEDOM again!! Take care and stay safe. Greg

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Nice! Lots of guitar, big anthem for a chorus.

And it's got tambourine. smile


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Liked that a lot - the tune itself is good, but that guitar stands out. very good vocals and BGV; everything sounds very nice.

Cheers,

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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I love the intro and interludes...great guitar sound. Hot solo...wow!

Good melody and harmony. I enjoyed your song.

"So many people in denial of the danger that surrounds us all" You said it, brother!




Thank you sir. I appreciate the listen and the compliments.


Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Very topical!
Can't lose with a song that's got a dog in it!

Well done.

moto



Thanks Moto. He's such a great little dog... Most of the time! laugh


Originally Posted By: rayc
Good voice well captured. A touch of Big Country on the guitar licks but not quite bagpipe territory.
Nice one.


Thanks Ray. I wasn't thinking bagpipes when I did the intro lick, but now that you brought it up I definitely hear it.


Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Good singing and a killer guitar solo! Well done!


Thanks for the listen and the kind words.

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Originally Posted By: dani48


Hi, Greg !


Absolutely super tune and performance !
Your solo is out of this world !!
It is with a fender isn´t it ?

Stay Safe and Take Care !

Cheers
Dani


Hey Dani,

Thanks for the listen & kind words. Yes I'm using my CS Telecaster "Trigger", on all my guitar parts.


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Greg,

A terrific sound. Good song - documenting the times nicely.

Excellent vocals and BGVs. Nice soloing.

A really solid mix.

Great to see you back. Been a long time!

fj


Floyd,

Thanks so much. I'm happy to be back and have something to contribute... Even if it seems to be on a seasonal basis. grin


Originally Posted By: PeterF
A big engaging sound, with a nice melodic chorus.

The guitar work is really excellent and the vocals are very good.

Top notch production.

Peter


Peter,

Thank you very much and thanks for the listen.

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Hey Greg, I remember you from last time I frequented the forum!

Of all the people who post here, I identify perhaps most strongly with your submissions. Your rock influences are similar to mine, I suspect.

I like most everything about this one.. a spectacular production piece in which you juggled a lot of tracks, some of which are dripping with FX, and yet it isn't a pool of mud. I respect that a lot since mixing is not my forte.

I hear a little bit of Bachman Turner Overdrive, and several other 70s bands whose names I can't retrieve at the moment.

Your vocals are spot on for the genre, the guitar playing is clean and flashy, and there's vocal harmony at all the right places (and missing where it needs to be)

Love the guitar riff you use to intro the song. It also works as a signature passage later in the project.

Very catchy.. I can see you filling a dance floor with this one. I don't even dance, but it almost got me out of the computer chair.

I liked the transitions. You know how to keep a song moving, which is a trait I see mostly in song writers who have spent a lot of time in front of live audiences, throwing gasoline on the fire so the dancers don't sit down.

I could go on, but then there'd be nothing to say in the next review. Very impressed. Good job.

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
HI Grag ...

Great to hear another one from you after such a long time since your last one. Perfect lyric for times. The lyric says a lot of what I think of the times and situation.

I'd nearly forgotten what a super voice you have. That lead riff was smokin' hot! Loved everything about it.

The bass [player of a band I played with back in the 70s was originally from Grand Junction. I lived in Denver and we played the Denver scene for several years.

Wishing you the best. Hope to hear more from you soon!

Alan


Hey Alan, Thanks for the listen and the wonderful compliment.



Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"So many people in denial of the danger that surrounds us all"

True that!!!

What a re-entry to the the forum with this fine write, arrangement and production.

Excellent BiaB choices and that RD pops just right on the monitors!

Steamy guitar and great vocals ice the cake.


Enjoyed it!

J&B


J&B, Thanks for stopping by, the kind words and for the comment on the drums... I sometimes worry I get them too hot. smile


Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool song Greg, and some great guitar work!! Vocal is also very good! I guess Covid has messed up all of our heads.......can't wait for FREEDOM again!! Take care and stay safe. Greg


Hey Greg, Thanks for the nice compliments, I appreciate it. I also just wanna get back to normal!! You take care as well.

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Nice! Lots of guitar, big anthem for a chorus.

And it's got tambourine. smile



Hey David, Thanks for checking it out.


Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Liked that a lot - the tune itself is good, but that guitar stands out. very good vocals and BGV; everything sounds very nice.

Cheers,

Stefan


Hey Stefan, Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate it!



Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Hey Greg, I remember you from last time I frequented the forum!

Of all the people who post here, I identify perhaps most strongly with your submissions. Your rock influences are similar to mine, I suspect.

I like most everything about this one.. a spectacular production piece in which you juggled a lot of tracks, some of which are dripping with FX, and yet it isn't a pool of mud. I respect that a lot since mixing is not my forte.

I hear a little bit of Bachman Turner Overdrive, and several other 70s bands whose names I can't retrieve at the moment.

Your vocals are spot on for the genre, the guitar playing is clean and flashy, and there's vocal harmony at all the right places (and missing where it needs to be)

Love the guitar riff you use to intro the song. It also works as a signature passage later in the project.

Very catchy.. I can see you filling a dance floor with this one. I don't even dance, but it almost got me out of the computer chair.

I liked the transitions. You know how to keep a song moving, which is a trait I see mostly in song writers who have spent a lot of time in front of live audiences, throwing gasoline on the fire so the dancers don't sit down.

I could go on, but then there'd be nothing to say in the next review. Very impressed. Good job.


Thank you so much Pat. My influences are most definitely from the 70's & 80's... Probably more southern & country rock than anything else.

I've been playing in front of live audiences since the mid 70's. (WOW that's a long time) eek

The heavy effects on the guitar parts were achieved using IK Multimedia's Amplitube 4 plugin... I just upgraded to Amplitube 5 the other day and it's even cooler!

Thanks again for the listen and the very kind comments.

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I somehow missed this earlier... really glad I found it.
Killer song & production...
Great singin' and playin'...Vocals & guitars are pro level.
I think your song is outstanding, and I'm very impressed.


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Great sound. I echo all that's said here. That guitar work is stand-outl.

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