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Howdy all....

Just finished a new one and had the opportunity to employ Ken (klasaine) again to make the song come to life.
Stranger In A Strange Land:
Song about change...."Aging eyes find it hard to embrace it".
I'm really out of my comfort zone on this one.
Sort of a smooth jazz vibe requiring an almost micro-crooning vocal....which is not my strong point. smile (which I'm still trying to figure out)
I have to work with what I have.

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This 2-piece Horn section RealTrack features the Tenor and Alto Sax playing in perfect harmony together. Other RealTracks in this style include El.Guitar Pop16th, ElPiano, El.Bass and RealDrums."
I used bass/drums/sax from the 'funk' styles.

Lone Wolf:: I posted the BIAB style in my original post for this one a couple weeks ago.
Re-mix and totally re-done harmonies.

I thank Ken for his impeccable axe work and collaborative creativity.
He's a pleasure to work with.

First two songs on the *Soundclick* link below.
Or, here: https://soundcloud.com/chulaivet1966

Thanks to any/all to take the time to give it a spin and hope you found them worthy of your time.

Have a great weekend....

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Stranger in a Strange Land has a nice poppy sound. I'm a big fan of major 7th chords, so you hooked me in right away.

Nice write about how the world changes and leaves us strangers in our own land.

Good vocal. Guitar solo works really nicely, and the bass and horns keep things moving along. smile


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Stranger in a Strange Land has a nice poppy sound. I'm a big fan of major 7th chords, so you hooked me in right away. Nice write about how the world changes and leaves us strangers in our own land.
Good vocal. Guitar solo works really nicely, and the bass and horns keep things moving along. smile


Well howdy David....
Ha...yeah, I've crossed the threshold to 74 recently and accepting changes is what we must do at some point.

I love the sweet sounding Maj7 chords too.
So much so that it would easy to overuse them. smile
As most of us know....after creating the track volume envelope it takes some time to decide where to pull out the sax stabs that may conflict with vocals or lead axe lines.

Many thanks for stopping by and the favorable comments.
This song writing stuff sure isn't easy.

Much appreciated....and have a great day.

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I really like this piece...reminds me of Chicago...and that's great...thanks for sharing this...Dan


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Howdy Dan....

"Chicago"....that's a generous association you make there. smile

I recall buying their first album (Chicago Transit Authority) while stationed at Moffett Field in '69.
I still love their work.

Many thanks for giving it a listen and posting the kind comment.

Hope all is well....

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Love the bounce from the bass. That rhythm guitarist is really having a blast, too. Great song. excellent vocal and arrangement.


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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Love the bounce from the bass. That rhythm guitarist is really having a blast, too. Great song. excellent vocal and arrangement.


Well howdy Babu....

Ha...me too.
BIAB has very punchy bass lines.

I'm playing rhythm guitar on my tele (panned left) and Ken is doing the more intricate rhythm (panned right).
A sincere thanks for taking the time to listen and generous comments.

Hope all is well and have a great day everyone....

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Hi Chulaivet,

I love, love, love this style. The pop-meets-funk-meets-jazz feel is awesome smile

I also love the premise of these lyrics. As grandfather, the metaphor of age making us strangers in a strange land resonates so well with me. I was at lunch with some friends yesterday and we spent most of the time chatting about what used to be. Now after listening to this, I know why!!!!

Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

All the best,
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Wayne,
You are on roll. That "out of comfort" thing worked out great! Nothing to say except good things about it. Vocals spot on. Guitars are stunning! Mix is excellent. Good one!
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P.S. Remixed Lone Wolf sounds much better!

Thank you for sharing.

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G'day N96....

I like the style too.
But...as Ken (lead guitarist) puts it I'm more of a 'four on the floor rock kind of guy'.
Hence, I struggled with my confidence with the vox with this style.
I had a third verse but the more I worked with it I decided the subject was expressed well enough with just 2 verses.
Ha...I hear you....I just turned 74 (and above dirt again this morning, I might add!) and had this subject on my mental plate for a couple weeks before I dived in to flesh it out.

Hey Misha....

Ha....yeah...it's scary this 'on a roll' thing.
Two songs completed in 5 weeks (conception to final mix) is unheard of in my song writing mind.
Yes...I'm happier with Lone Wolf now too and I appreciate you checking it out again.

Thanks to you both for checking it out and the generous favorable comments....they mean a lot to me.
Maybe I can get off my creative duff again and get started on a new subject...."Wild Ways".
You gents are very kind.

Have a great weekend weed hoppers....supposed to be 85 and rain here!.



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The horns really pop in this production. Excellent arrangements, and musically comprehensively good.

All the fills are perfectly placed.

Yes, Excellent.


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G'day VideoTrack....

I love the sax tracks in BIAB.
So much so that it would be easy to use them more that I actually should. smile

Yes....it took some scrutiny to place them at proper places and not be to busy, clutter or step on other mixing preferences.

I thank you for giving a listen and the very kind comments.

Have a great day....

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Great work, Wayne. Really enjoyed it.

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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Great work, Wayne. Really enjoyed it. Regards, Bob


Well howdy Bob....

While writing it I figured there would be other old fossils like us that could relate to the subject. smile

Many thanks for taking the time to spin it and the favorable comments.

Have a great day...

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Great work, Wayne. Really enjoyed it. Regards, Bob


Well howdy Bob....

While writing it I figured there would be other old fossils like us that could relate to the subject. smile

Many thanks for taking the time to spin it and the favorable comments.

Have a great day...



What drew me in was the title. Always one of my favorite books.


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This song is really a great showcase for what BIAB can do. Then you add the vox and lead guitar and you've really got a tune that pays off. Nice work!


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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
This song is really a great showcase for what BIAB can do. Then you add the vox and lead guitar and you've really got a tune that pays off. Nice work!


Well howdy TuneMonger....

It was a challenging effort for my chain saw voice.
I'm glad you found it worthy of a spin and commenting favorably.

Thank you very much.....

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Nice!

Love the groove and your vocal works for me.

Nice playing, both the lead and rhythm work are solid.

Good song, enjoyed!

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Howdy Blue....

I thank you for checking it out and the kind words.
When any of my peers have favorable comments....I'm quite pleased.

This song writing stuff isn't easy, I might add. smile

Thanks again....

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Hi chulaivet1966,

Original intro, I loved the solo guitar. Everything follows perfectly in the rhythm. This compo pleases and the voices are well placed. I enjoyed it.

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