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#640124 - 02/04/21 04:19 AM [User Showcase] Shadow Dancer
Registered: 11/30/07
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BlueAttitude Offline
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Shadow Dancer

The Band:

Chris Spruit: Piano, Vocals, BGV
Marty Straub: Bass, BGV
Dave Bell: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, BGV

2558:Cello, Background SlowSwing Sw 065

EZDrummer2

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone9

We will do a video for this song as we do for all of our songs, but probably not in time to update the song description here. The last few videos have all had performance elements which makes them more fun IMHO.

Check out the YouTube link in my signature if interested.

Shadow Dancer (2021, Christiane Spruit)

Waiting to set on, my whole life
those shadows moving, blind

I am running wild
can't cross the line

My eyes are scaling up the sky
kaleidoscoping, wide
The breaking sunlight is giving sight
In our boundaries
we are satellites

Like shadow dancers
born to surrender
trying to live a life within / between the lights
Yearning
that we are all returning
not fading like shadows in the night


All comments welcome!


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#640149 - 02/04/21 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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very nice Dave! Hats off to the whole team on this one! An easy song to like! Love the vocals! Really all the parts fit together perfectly. The cello real track is a nice addition

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#640165 - 02/04/21 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Lyrics, vocals blend well with the track. Quite haunting.

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#640176 - 02/04/21 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Beautiful vocal. Loved the backtrack and your chord progress. A sense of sadness. Awesome guitar work Dave. Well done

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#640180 - 02/04/21 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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BlueAttitude never falters. A solid band sound with everyone doing their part - and doing it well.
Marty's bass.
Dave's guitars.
Chris' write, vocals, piano.
The band's BGVs.

Y'all have developed a terrific sound. Consistently good. Always an enjoyable listen. One more cut for the next album...

Good mix.

Nice.

fj

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#640198 - 02/04/21 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 05/22/11
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Dave, Chris & Marty, you definitely have kept your high bar intact with this song. The vocal delivers the lyric perfectly. The guitars and bass are played with great expertise as expected. Very well produced. Nicely done, Tom

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#640207 - 02/04/21 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Dave, Marty & Chris,
A beautifully restrained arrangement that fits the song`s mood... which to my ears begins with a slightly eastern feel and builds into a bluesy spiritual affirmation.
Everything sounds right- no surprise!- another fine fine song from you.

Robert

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#640238 - 02/04/21 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 09/30/16
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Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

A very intriguing song. Just like the title suggests; dark and with tension. I like that.
It is different from a lot of your songs. Not a typical Blues. The 'heavy' sound of the piano in (some) contrast to the beautiful vocals gave it that intriguing sphere.
You never disappoint me with your songs!

Hans
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#640249 - 02/04/21 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hello Dave. This is really a great production.
Good choice of the band and the singer is faultless.
Congrats to all involved.
Rob4580

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#640266 - 02/04/21 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 12/27/03
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WOW! This is outstanding. You three make one hell of a band!
Loved this from the git-go. The mix is spot on. The vocal is outstanding as are the guitar parts. Marty's bass fits like a glove and oh so good.

This is definitely a winner and IMHO your best to date.
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#640269 - 02/04/21 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Blue Attitude

A lovely song, well performed and produced.
Exceptional playing and singing throughout makes it a pleasure to listen to.

Great team effort.

Peter

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#640286 - 02/04/21 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Haunting. A very good team effort. A good job to all. Cool lyrics. I like it.
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#640343 - 02/05/21 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Yes, haunting right from that masterful guitar opening. Chris is flawless on so many levels. I particularly enjoy how the song develops from the far corners of the globe in spite of the language differences. It's a great example of music being the International Language. Let's do the video, Dave.
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#640365 - 02/05/21 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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awesome guys perfect vocal loved it great job all of you really well done thanks Eric
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#640375 - 02/05/21 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
very nice Dave! Hats off to the whole team on this one! An easy song to like! Love the vocals! Really all the parts fit together perfectly. The cello real track is a nice addition


The cello was a last minute addition, I felt the song needed something to kick the chorus up a notch. Thanks, Pat!

Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Lyrics, vocals blend well with the track. Quite haunting.


Appreciate the listen and comments!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful vocal. Loved the backtrack and your chord progress. A sense of sadness. Awesome guitar work Dave. Well done


I tried a bunch of different things with the guitar but ended up using the less is more approach. Nice to get a comment like that from a fellow guitarist I respect, thanks, Scott! wink

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#640399 - 02/05/21 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi BlueAttitude,

It's really a beautiful composition both in terms of the arrangement and the sublime voice of Christiane Spruit as well as the very engaging lyrics. Very nice demonstration of your talents. I really appreciated.

Kindly regard
Take care of yourself
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#640473 - 02/05/21 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Absolutely fantastic!

Well done everyone.

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#640483 - 02/05/21 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Really nice - it's immersive like a Pink Floyd song.

I never seem to remember the actual lyrics of your songs, because I'm so caught up on the mood and sound.

It's as much an "experience" as a song. laugh
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#640499 - 02/05/21 07:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: BlueAttitude]
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BlueAttitude,

Man, what a great vocal—Chris sounds outstanding on this . . . actually the entire production is top notch. Just resonates; totally professional sounding cut. Love the lead guitar work. Brilliant work on this one.

All my best,

Deej

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#640526 - 02/06/21 02:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shadow Dancer [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
BlueAttitude never falters. A solid band sound with everyone doing their part - and doing it well.
Marty's bass.
Dave's guitars.
Chris' write, vocals, piano.
The band's BGVs.

Y'all have developed a terrific sound. Consistently good. Always an enjoyable listen. One more cut for the next album...

Good mix.

Nice.

fj


We have a blast working on these songs together, most fun I have ever had with music including when I used to gig.

Very kind of you floyd, thanks!

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Dave, Chris & Marty, you definitely have kept your high bar intact with this song. The vocal delivers the lyric perfectly. The guitars and bass are played with great expertise as expected. Very well produced. Nicely done, Tom


Appreciate the listen and comments, thanks Tom!

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Dave, Marty & Chris,
A beautifully restrained arrangement that fits the song`s mood... which to my ears begins with a slightly eastern feel and builds into a bluesy spiritual affirmation.
Everything sounds right- no surprise!- another fine fine song from you.

Robert


"bluesy spiritual affirmation", I like that! Thanks, Robert wink

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