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#648352 - 03/24/21 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
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
Robert, yes my head was in a different space back in the early 2000's. I've spent the last three years working on a way to combine what I was doing back then with what I've doing since 2006 - a more American/folk writing vibe. As well as merging my synth production style with BIAB. I think I'm almost there. Thank you.

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#648356 - 03/24/21 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
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
Herb, I was doing a lot more processing on my vocals in the early 2000's. I was late to Jonny Cash/ Rick Ruben American Recordings. I was immediately drawn to that more intimate sound so I changed my approach. On this recording I doubled the lead vocal and added Waves Doubler to one of them. Then washed everything in reverbs. Thank you for asking and for the kind words.
Originally Posted By: Scott C
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...
Scott, If I remember correctly, on the highest harmony (panned center-left) I used Melodyne to get it that high. As to the guitar playing I haven't practice since then (2005) and my chops are gone. Thank you for your comments.
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
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

Janice & Bud, I wish I could take credit for the juxtaposition aspect but I don't recall doing it on purpose. When I listen to that guitar solo now I don't know how I did it lol. I can hear some Santana and the tapping from Eddie Van Halen. I can't do that anymore smile. Thank you for listening and for the kind words.

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#648357 - 03/24/21 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Exceptional production, finely textured and so ear pleasing. I love Lady A's poetry.

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#648370 - 03/24/21 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Big, lush production. harmonies are great.

Very cool listen.
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#648399 - 03/24/21 10:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

A really nice production.
Great vocals and guitar.
The atmosphere by synth at intro is wonderful.
It makes us feel that something special will happen.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#648845 - 03/27/21 01:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
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.

Thank you Mario.

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
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.
I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Your description describes what I was after with this.

Originally Posted By: Leon1
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
Thank you Leon.

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
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.

Misha, I do like how different musical elements evolved out of the Lyrics. Thank you.

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Wonderful.
Some vivid imagery in those lyrics.

Great song!

moto
Thank you very much.

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
Hi Lawrence awesome job love the lyrics great vocals good stuff thanks for sharing Eric
Thank you Eric.

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#648847 - 03/27/21 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Exceptional production, finely textured and so ear pleasing. I love Lady A's poetry.
Thank you very much.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Big, lush production. harmonies are great.

Very cool listen.
Thanks for listening David.

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Lawrence,

A really nice production.
Great vocals and guitar.
The atmosphere by synth at intro is wonderful.
It makes us feel that something special will happen.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Thank you very much.

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#649018 - 03/28/21 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Hi gruverider,

Superb intro, beautiful orchestral layer. Your voice is superb and the lyrics too.
The mix is ​​well done. Nice solo guitar playing (a little too much forward, I think). The tone of the very clear piano is superb. I appreciated.

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#649047 - 03/28/21 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Gruverider:

Beautiful melody enhanced by great production work—really rich and soulful. You did a lovely job on the arrangement and production. I wasn’t too enamored with the opening, thinking the synth was a little too harsh and maybe a tad too long out of the gate—but once the piano and percussion came in this really took off. Nice job on the vocals as well. Good work on this!

All my best,

Deej

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#649066 - 03/28/21 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,



This song is so awesomely brilliant that everything about it and its presentation jumps the "truly spectacular" bar.

You mesmerised me from the start with the lush sound and the slow autopan on the strings. Then, when your singing kicked in, there was no turning back. I was hooked.

Incredible listening. Absolutely incredible.

All the best,
Noel
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#649485 - 03/31/21 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Derochette
Hi gruverider,

Superb intro, beautiful orchestral layer. Your voice is superb and the lyrics too.
The mix is ​​well done. Nice solo guitar playing (a little too much forward, I think). The tone of the very clear piano is superb. I appreciated.

Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
Derochette, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: Deej56
Gruverider:

Beautiful melody enhanced by great production work—really rich and soulful. You did a lovely job on the arrangement and production. I wasn’t too enamored with the opening, thinking the synth was a little too harsh and maybe a tad too long out of the gate—but once the piano and percussion came in this really took off. Nice job on the vocals as well. Good work on this!

All my best,

Deej
Deej, I'm glad you got through the opening and were able to enjoy the song. Thank you.

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Lawrence,



This song is so awesomely brilliant that everything about it and its presentation jumps the "truly spectacular" bar.

You mesmerised me from the start with the lush sound and the slow autopan on the strings. Then, when your singing kicked in, there was no turning back. I was hooked.

Incredible listening. Absolutely incredible.

All the best,
Noel
Noel, thank you for your generous comments! Very glad you enjoyed it!

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#649496 - 03/31/21 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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This sounds really good!

I think I have heard it before and remember the title, but if it was a second listen, I guess I loved it again.

smile

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#649559 - 04/01/21 03:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence, this is incredibly beautiful and touching...

Outstanding vocals and performance. Love the arrangement and mix.

Bob

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#649689 - 04/01/21 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This sounds really good!

I think I have heard it before and remember the title, but if it was a second listen, I guess I loved it again.

smile
Thank you for listening.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Lawrence, this is incredibly beautiful and touching...

Outstanding vocals and performance. Love the arrangement and mix.

Bob
Thank you Bob. glad you enjoyed it.

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#649831 - 04/02/21 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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I love the melody used for
"I stand forgotten at the corner below the broken sun"
The backing vocals sound very treated...what did you do to create them?
Lyrically this is cool but the 1st line bummed me - the use of night twice clunked in my ear.
The solo is cool - not keen on the tone but the playing and construction are ace.
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#649894 - 04/03/21 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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What a beautiful match. Man, Lady A. wrote it and you brought it to life, Lawrence. She must be submitting poems to you on regular basis now. Such a good recording. Yes, the solo is tasteful and very well played.
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#650546 - 04/07/21 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Incredibly beautiful!!! Love the groove, love the harmonies, the melody, the vocal............EVERYTHING!!!! Great stuff Lawrence!!! Take care. Greg

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#650757 - 04/09/21 02:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
I love the melody used for
"I stand forgotten at the corner below the broken sun"
The backing vocals sound very treated...what did you do to create them?
Lyrically this is cool but the 1st line bummed me - the use of night twice clunked in my ear.
The solo is cool - not keen on the tone but the playing and construction are ace.
Ray, thank you. The harmony vocals are treated with multiple reverbs and that's about all.

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
What a beautiful match. Man, Lady A. wrote it and you brought it to life, Lawrence. She must be submitting poems to you on regular basis now. Such a good recording. Yes, the solo is tasteful and very well played.
Thank you Marty. This was the only song we collaborated on. Hurricane Katrina saw to that. My life took a total and complete change after that.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Incredibly beautiful!!! Love the groove, love the harmonies, the melody, the vocal............EVERYTHING!!!! Great stuff Lawrence!!! Take care. Greg
Thank you very much Greg.

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#651626 - 04/15/21 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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I really like the band on this, the chord progression and instruments create a great soundscape for the lyrics but, I can imagine that working for so many other things.

Lyrics come together nicely and the guitar bits are great.

moto
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#651728 - 04/15/21 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Evangeline [Re: gruverider]
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Superb vocal and a very good song. Really, really enjoyed it, one of the best tracks I've heard on the user forum of late. Way to go!
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