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#651080 - 04/11/21 05:05 PM [User Showcase] NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb)
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Hello forum friends. Been listening to some killer stuff!! I really appreciate all the kind comments about my last post. I always read them but I don't get around often enough (was tutoring my daughter for chemistry class) and didn't want to keep pulling the post off page 3.....things move fast around here these days.
I always loved the R and B ballads of the 80's (Anita Baker, James Ingram, Luther Vandross). Always wanted to write one but couldn't sequence tracks to sound right......enter BIAB. Love some of the R and B tracks we have available! Next problem: Can not sing that kind of song. Enter Earl C. Webb. I told Earl I wanted a James Ingram kind of vibe, and damn if he can't do that extremely well......not sure anyone but James himself could do it better. Anyway, thanks for listening, and I'd love to hear what you think, even if it take a day or two to get to read the comments. Take care all. Greg

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Beautiful
The sun Is coming up
And the reflection off the water are so beautiful That I feel as though I must be dreaming still Can all of this be real?
Could I pinch myself and chase it all away?
you are lyin’ there asleep
And I don’t think you have ever looked more beautiful With the sunlight playin softly in your hair
Dreaming without care
And I’m feeling so much promise in the day

Love is new
It’s just begun
But something tells me you’re the one
THis time, I think my time is finally here
It feels just like a dream so far
I finally caught my shooting star
And all at once the skies are bright and clear And all is beautiful

Life has ups and downs
Sometimes there’s a moment that’s so beautiful That you wish that you could catch it in a jar Your own true lucky star
But life goes on and moments slip away
Still we are here right now
And I’ll embrace this moment true and beautiful And I’ll lock the memory deep inside my heart In times when we’re apart
I’ll cherish it to get me through the day

Love is new.....



Edited by Greg Johnson (04/11/21 05:42 PM)

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#651084 - 04/11/21 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Where's the song? I don't see it listed here.

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#651085 - 04/11/21 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Henry Clarke]
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Thanks Henry! Always nice to link the song, huh? Take care. Greg

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#651094 - 04/11/21 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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WOW !! Classy, well crafted, and the Lead Vocalist definitely delivered. I've always wanted that kind of voice but I was born in the 1st tenor falsetto range :-) I think this is definitely something you should put out for distribution (if you haven't already done so). Stiff competition in that space but this one can stand on it's own. Cheers Greg

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#651102 - 04/11/21 08:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Lovely song. Great production. The lyrics are so well done. "...caught my shooting star...catch it in a jar...you own lucky star..." - superb writing. I loved the vocals.

Where does everyone find singers? I look on that fivvr but they are so expensive and not one has gotten back to me anyway.

Bravo! Nice R&B band too.
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#651108 - 04/11/21 10:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Earl does a stellar job on this.

All the parts are there, and they fit together really well. I'm no expert, but it sounds like you nailed the sound and wrote what could be a classic R&B song.
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#651133 - 04/12/21 04:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Howdy Greg....


Cool song, smooth mix, emotive vocal, great R&B vibe.
I echo all other favorable comments.

Very well done....keep up the good work.

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#651159 - 04/12/21 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

BEAUTIFUL pretty much says it all!

A beautiful write. True to the genre. Impressive.

A beautiful production (and mix). Nice use of the sax!!

Earl does a great job on this.

A real treat to hear. SO good.

BEAUTIFUL.

fj

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#651165 - 04/12/21 07:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

This is really outstanding from every aspect...

Composition, production and the vocal by Earl are pro all the way.

You nailed the vibe you were going for - Excellent!

Bob

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#651166 - 04/12/21 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg wow most excellent love the vocal so good sax is spot on lyrics are outstanding oh did I say I like it oh yeah thanks for sharing your talent Eric
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#651207 - 04/12/21 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Beautiful song, amazing vocals.
Thanks for sharing this one Greg.
Cheers,
Mike
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#651212 - 04/12/21 01:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,
You put a lot of heart in your tunes and Earl only made it better. Composition, lyrics, vocals, mix very good all the way. Not many root R&B / Soul offerings on the forum, a very nice addition. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#651365 - 04/13/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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The name of the song says it all Greg. Awesome vocal. Lovely lyric and background. I do miss your vocals tho. Well done..

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#651388 - 04/13/21 07:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Wow, that voice. A bit between James Ingram and Michael McDonald and if that is not a sweet spot, I don't know what is. Song is well crafted. The changes are classy and romantic. Time to break out the bubbly. Top notch stuff, (unlike the bubbly).
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#651392 - 04/13/21 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

I listened this the other night but didn’t have a chance to listen to it then . . . which is a good thing cause it means I get to listen to it a few more times tonight. The write is brilliant. The vocalist just nails the song. The melody/chords on that opening line of the chorus is so engaging (actually, it is throughout the song, but that bit just sings to me). The production is so sweet—love that sax solo. Simply a five star song—outstanding.

My very humble regards,

Deej

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#651400 - 04/13/21 07:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

This is my first critique post on this forum.

Song has a very nice chord structure.

Vocals are excellent.

Sax Break - very tasty.

Mix is also very good - I like the way you drop the drums and bass out after the Sax break and then bring them back. I also use that a lot in my songs. Vocals are upfront but I think that works well with this song and the classy vocal performance.

Well done - I look forward to hearing more of your songs.

Best Regards
Nigel Spiers



Edited by NigelSpiers (04/14/21 06:02 AM)

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#651415 - 04/14/21 12:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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It sounds like a soul ballad. The band is very smooth 70s, between the boogie tracks, slow dancer.
Michael Macdonald ish but not a bland fakeout like him.
Cool.
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#651717 - 04/15/21 05:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: Henry Clarke]
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Originally Posted By: Henry Clarke
WOW !! Classy, well crafted, and the Lead Vocalist definitely delivered. I've always wanted that kind of voice but I was born in the 1st tenor falsetto range :-) I think this is definitely something you should put out for distribution (if you haven't already done so). Stiff competition in that space but this one can stand on it's own. Cheers Greg


Thanks so much Henry! I really like your stuff! Seems like we share a taste for the R and B ballads! Take care. Greg

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#651718 - 04/15/21 05:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Lovely song. Great production. The lyrics are so well done. "...caught my shooting star...catch it in a jar...you own lucky star..." - superb writing. I loved the vocals.

Where does everyone find singers? I look on that fivvr but they are so expensive and not one has gotten back to me anyway.

Bravo! Nice R&B band too.


Thanks so much for your kind words! I appreciate them more than you know! Take care. Greg

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#651719 - 04/15/21 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Beautiful (another sung by Earl C Webb) [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Earl does a stellar job on this.

All the parts are there, and they fit together really well. I'm no expert, but it sounds like you nailed the sound and wrote what could be a classic R&B song.



Thanks David! Yeah, Earl is really gifted for this genre! Take care. Greg

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