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#647837 03/21/21 11:26 AM
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Evangeline
(I can't remember if I've already posted this)

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/evangeline

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Guitar solo me on my Les Paul (Once upon a time I could play)

Before I moved to Texas (2005 following Katrina) and discovered songwriters like Towns Van Zandt, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, I was looking for my lyrical voice.

I was writing and submitting poems to a poetry website, when I began to ask a few poets if I could compose music to their poems. One of the poets, who went by the name Lady A., let me write music to this poem:

Evangeline, by Lady A.

It's ten at night, the night is raining tears
And I can't find my way back home
I stand forgotten at the corner below the broken sun
And wait for dreams that never come

I've lost my name inside the sea
Of blood that's lying at my feat
And somewhere deep within my soul
Hides the person I have been

Do I lose mind, myself, my soul
In the search for life the way it was
Or do I reach to stop the rain
Pray until the sun comes back again
And risk myself, myself to find

Ten at night the sun is gone from here
The rain is drowning me
Ten at night what will I find?
God what is there here to find?

Who am I, what are you?
How did I get here anyway?
Can you take me home again?

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Lady A knows how to write!

Love your vocals, I dig the guitar solo too.

Good song, enjoyed!

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Lawrence,

A really nice production. Beautiful vocals.
Nice guitar.

Your Lady A isn't the original Lady A is she?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_White

(certainly not the "new" - Country - Lady A)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_A
smile

Good to have you posting again. Stick around!!

fj

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Lady A knows how to write!

Love your vocals, I dig the guitar solo too.

Good song, enjoyed!

Thank you Dave.
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Lawrence,

A really nice production. Beautiful vocals.
Nice guitar.

Your Lady A isn't the original Lady A is she?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_White

(certainly not the "new" - Country - Lady A)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_A
smile

Good to have you posting again. Stick around!!

fj
Thank you Floyd. No they are neither smile

I think I'll be around for awhile. I've got some things I want to accomplish.

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Top notch vocals... I enjoyed listening to this... very well done track!

Thanks a lot for sharing!
Will

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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Top notch vocals... I enjoyed listening to this... very well done track!

Thanks a lot for sharing!
Will
Thank you for listening.

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I like it. The music is an excellent vehicle for the lyrics and and the melody line fits in very neatly. Good mix and blend of instruments.
Liked to vocals too.


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Lawrence

Excellent all round, lovely vocal and dramatic write. Nice guitar solo to top it off.

Peter

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Hi Lawrence,

A very nice, sensitive melody, beatiful lyrics and very good vocals.
In one line that's how your song comes to me. I enjoyed it a lot!

Did you use BiaB-instruments and is it a recent song? I'm just curious, that's all ;-)

Have a nice day,
Hans


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Lawrence,
A different side to your music than I`ve heard before ( vocals both smoother and more processed sounding, which works for the song).
A good write, especially the opening verses.
The wash of synth I found a little distracting.
Its cool to hear stepping stone tracks from songwriters` backpages;I`m a fan of the voice you found!

Robert

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That's a good production. It's not often that you can take a poem and put it with music and have it work first time. This seems to fit well with the music.

Nice guitar solo... could have stood to be quite a bit louder in the mix. It was quite good.

What vocal treatment are you using on the vox?

Nice work


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Wow what a nice changeup Lawrence. Very cool intro. Built a great anticipation of what was to come. It did not disappoint. Awesome vocal. Very cool effects on the vocal. The upper register stuff wow... Excellent guitar solo. You can still play bud !!! Well done...


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Lawrence, we can now add a fine guitar performance to your always top notch vocal performances.

If lush was your objective you achieved it in spades.

The juxtaposition of a somewhat upbeat sounding production with the dark lyrics was very effective. Somebody once told me that is a great method of delivering a lyric like this.

Epic and cinematic in feel.

Well done!

J&B

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Lady A can write fantastic poems but it takes a master musician to put it into a song. You did an excellent job on this. Great vocal, lead guitar, backing tracks, and mix.


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I know but your neighbors did

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Extra fine lyric. Demonstrates, among other things, that rhyme can be over-rated, especially when forced. Your voice and harmonies are splendid. The real star of this show, for me, though, is the production. Fantastic movement in dynamics in the arrangement refreshed this over, and over, and over and kept me glued to the speakers. Excellent.


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Nice melody, excellent arrangement, great work on the Les Paul and really enjoyed the vocals. Personally I could have done without the synths (particularly the intro), but that's a very minor nit. Top song, much enjoyed.
Regards,
Leon

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Lawrence,
Wow, such a cool sound, so diverse! Vocals are super. Bass stands out. It was interesting how the solo guitar entered with completely different character. Everything works very well. Enjoyed it.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Wonderful.
Some vivid imagery in those lyrics.

Great song!

moto

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Hi Lawrence awesome job love the lyrics great vocals good stuff thanks for sharing Eric


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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
I like it. The music is an excellent vehicle for the lyrics and and the melody line fits in very neatly. Good mix and blend of instruments.
Liked to vocals too.
Thank you for listening Ghostgun.
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Lawrence

Excellent all round, lovely vocal and dramatic write. Nice guitar solo to top it off.

Peter
Peter thank you for the kind words.
Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Lawrence,

A very nice, sensitive melody, beatiful lyrics and very good vocals.
In one line that's how your song comes to me. I enjoyed it a lot!

Did you use BiaB-instruments and is it a recent song? I'm just curious, that's all ;-)

Have a nice day,
Hans
Hans, I wrote this in 2005 before Hurricane Katrina. I played all of the guitars and the bass and piano and all of the rest I played on a Korg X3. A few weeks ago I found all of the stems and MIDI tracks on an older computer and replaced my midi drum track with BIAB drums. I auditioned a few other BIAB instruments but wound up sticking with my original parts. Thanks for asking and for listening.

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