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#644400 - 02/28/21 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Summer Chaser
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https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/summer-chaser-f-janice-m

After a recent remix, I invited Bud and Janice to add some vocals to this song and I was just delighted with the results. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Summer Chaser Music by L Olivier, words by Lawrence Olivier and Lisa Veraza-Elis, Harmony vocals sung by Janice Merritt and produced by Bud Merritt

Summer Chaser (July 2009)


I’m a 1981 thirty-three foot Hunter
I sport ivory sails and I’m worn from stem to stern
I can glide all year long, but I’m better in the summer
I ain’t pretty no more but I glisten in the setting sun

Hey they call me the summer chaser
Hey they call me the wandering one

Well my mast she might need repairing
And my canvass is most undone
Sometimes the waters rough but it’s never too rough for sailing
I love the feel the wind rushing, I love the smell of the open sea
The free water’s always calling me

You know the heart of the wild seas, it’s always stealing me closer
I can withstand any tide as long as you’re at the helm with me

This might be our maiden voyage, or this might be the bitter end
And we’re headed now to the place where we began
Together in the distance, it’s a beacon that we see
And the lights that once were bright now are fading

Hey they called us the summer chasers
Hey they called us the wandering ones

You know the heart of the wild seas, it’s always stealing me closer
I can withstand any tide as long as you’re at the helm with me

I’m a 1981 thirty-three foot Hunter, I ain’t pretty no more but I sailed into the setting sun

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#644405 - 02/28/21 12:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Very very nice.
Excellent use of dramatic pauses in the tune. I really like the production. Nice variety on the harmonies. caught me by surprise. Very nice.
now I want a sailboat too!

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#644474 - 02/28/21 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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What a catchy, summery song. I particularly like the transition to the bridge. The lead vocal is excellent and Janice's wonderful background vocals add the icing to a very fine cake. Great work by all.
Regards,
Leon

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#644484 - 02/28/21 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Originally Posted By: Marty Ricciotti
Very very nice.
Excellent use of dramatic pauses in the tune. I really like the production. Nice variety on the harmonies. caught me by surprise. Very nice.
now I want a sailboat too!


Thanks for mentioning the harmony. It was a pleasure to sing again with Lawrence!

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#644490 - 02/28/21 07:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Very cool intro Lawrence. Loved the pause before you jumped into the song. Guitar was cool.. Excellent vocals. Janices harmonies were perfect for the song.. Excellent mix and master.

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#644505 - 02/28/21 10:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence

Stunning work. Great lead vocal and a beautiful harmony vocal by Janice. Great teamwork and some lovey vocal interaction!

Just a top notch production in all aspects.

Peter

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#644522 - 03/01/21 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Well now I've listened to this song about 10 times! I really like it and I'm going to save it for songwriting and arranging study.

and I had to find out about the sail boat.
Youtube has one that was for sale a while ago.

1981 33 foot Hunter for sale

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#644528 - 03/01/21 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Originally Posted By: Marty Ricciotti
Very very nice.
Excellent use of dramatic pauses in the tune. I really like the production. Nice variety on the harmonies. caught me by surprise. Very nice.
now I want a sailboat too!


Marty, Janice wrote her own parts. It all came together very nicely.

The boat, the "Fidelis", was owned by a friend of mine and we used to sail Lake Pontchartrain on the North end of New Orleans in the years before and the summer of 2005 before Hurricane Katrina. The boat in your link brings back fond memories

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#644529 - 03/01/21 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
What a catchy, summery song. I particularly like the transition to the bridge. The lead vocal is excellent and Janice's wonderful background vocals add the icing to a very fine cake. Great work by all.
Regards,
Leon


Leon, thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

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#644530 - 03/01/21 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool intro Lawrence. Loved the pause before you jumped into the song. Guitar was cool.. Excellent vocals. Janices harmonies were perfect for the song.. Excellent mix and master.


Scott, thank you very much.

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#644531 - 03/01/21 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Lawrence

Stunning work. Great lead vocal and a beautiful harmony vocal by Janice. Great teamwork and some lovey vocal interaction!

Just a top notch production in all aspects.

Peter


Peter, thank you, so glad you enjoyed it.

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#644538 - 03/01/21 07:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence, this new version with the addition of Janice and the remix sounds fantastic. It is great to hear you again, Tom

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#644582 - 03/01/21 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Catchy song! Vocals are nice, harmonies are a bonus, especially on the fade.

Nice write, engaging story.

Loved the guitar solo. Gotta check out that RT. Cool ending!

Reminded me a bit of early Billy Joel - that's a good thing.

I like this one a lot! laugh
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#644619 - 03/01/21 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: tommyad]
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Lawrence, this new version with the addition of Janice and the remix sounds fantastic. It is great to hear you again, Tom
Thank you Tom. It's always good to hear from you.

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#644620 - 03/01/21 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Catchy song! Vocals are nice, harmonies are a bonus, especially on the fade.

Nice write, engaging story.

Loved the guitar solo. Gotta check out that RT. Cool ending!

Reminded me a bit of early Billy Joel - that's a good thing.

I like this one a lot! laugh
Thank you David. I added some Guitar Rig 5 on that solo. And thank you for some musical context, I often don't know what style I'm writing in.

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#644643 - 03/01/21 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
What a catchy, summery song. I particularly like the transition to the bridge. The lead vocal is excellent and Janice's wonderful background vocals add the icing to a very fine cake. Great work by all.
Regards,
Leon


Thank you Leon. Lawrence is a great singer-songwriter!

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#644659 - 03/01/21 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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This is great singer/songwriter stuff even though it's fully produced. Great lyric. I hear ship (boat? Yacht? I'm a land-lubber) as metaphor for marriage and every line is precious. Great structure from that short chorus to all the twists and turns, the false ending, the reprise/encore and the very nice faded ending. Ever fresh. Great delivery in the vocals, and Janice's Americana harmonies are sweet indeed. Hugely enjoyed and all I wanted to do when it finished was play it again.


Edited by Tangmo (03/01/21 06:57 PM)
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#644706 - 03/02/21 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Cool opening. A nice "breezy" sound to the rest. It actually reminded me an overall Stephen Stills vibe.

Nice vocals. Background vocals are top-notch! Janice is always a nice addition to your songs (or to anyone's for that matter).

A great listen.

fj

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#644787 - 03/02/21 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool intro Lawrence. Loved the pause before you jumped into the song. Guitar was cool.. Excellent vocals. Janices harmonies were perfect for the song.. Excellent mix and master.


Thanks Scott. Glad you liked my harmony!

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#644832 - 03/03/21 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Summer Chaser [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Lawrence

Stunning work. Great lead vocal and a beautiful harmony vocal by Janice. Great teamwork and some lovey vocal interaction!

Just a top notch production in all aspects.

Peter


Thanks for mentioning the harmony Peter!

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