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#651531 - 04/14/21 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Tragedy - Blues
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TRAGEDY

A song about the break-up of my friend's marriage.

Written and produced by Nigel Spiers

Featuring the amazing talent of Brian Harley on Guitar.
For you guitar aficionados - can you spot where Brian changes pickup on his Fender Telecaster during the lead break?
Bass - Simon Marks
Drums - Al Olds
Piano - Nigel Spiers
Vocals - Nigel Spiers

Unfortunately I didn't take a note of the BIAB Style used when I wrote this song but I do remember it was an all MIDI style.

Best Regards
Nigel


Edited by NigelSpiers (04/18/21 03:57 AM)
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#651556 - 04/14/21 08:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Like his one a lot—cool, jazzy feel with a great vocal. Love the sax and sweet harmonies. Terrific work on this. I am wondering if the vocals should sit back a it more in the mix—but if so, just a tad . . . see what others think. But regardless, sweet tune.

All my best,

Deej

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#651746 - 04/15/21 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Wow, this was terrific. Right up my alley. Great singing, great guitar. Like a busier Robert Cray. Excellent job, all.
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#651891 - 04/16/21 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Folks,

Thanks for your kind comments and suggestions.
Yes - I agree - the vocals may be a touch loud in the mix.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#651892 - 04/16/21 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Excellent vocal performance. Smoking guitar! Mix sounds good to me.

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#651908 - 04/16/21 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Great song - excellent groove. If I'm not mistaken, that change occurs around 02:12.


Edited by Ghostgum (04/16/21 10:58 PM)
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#652182 - 04/18/21 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: Ghostgum]
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Hi Ghostgum,

Spot-on - at 2:12.
If you send me your address I'll send you a chocolate fish (do they still have those in Australia?).

Best Regards
Nigel
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#652273 - 04/19/21 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Both the guitar and vocals fit the song really well!
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#652309 - 04/19/21 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Nigel,

It's easy to hear that you are no stranger to writing and producing excellent songs.

I really, really like this.

Everyone has done a great job!



All the best,
Noel
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#652626 - 04/22/21 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Some very cool blues!!! Everyone did a great job!! Take care. Greg

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#653135 - 04/25/21 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hi Alexander, Greg & Noel,

Thanks for all your very positive thoughts - much appreciated.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#653165 - 04/25/21 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: NigelSpiers]
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The song immediately announces itself a blues and delivers throughout.

Engaging vocal, excellent guitar chops. Clean mix.

The bit dodgey pronunciation of "tragendy" until 3:51 adds to the flavor. wink

Fun listen!
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#653173 - 04/25/21 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: dcuny]
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Hi David,

Well spotted - I wish I still had the original recording tracks so I could edit that out. I must have had a cold that day!

Best Regards
Nigel
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#654312 - 05/03/21 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: NigelSpiers]
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It all works for me!

Well done.

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#654343 - 05/04/21 01:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tragedy - Blues [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel

Very nice blues - pro sounding.

The guitar playing was truly superb.

Peter

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