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Here is a new/old song. This song was born in 2012 when I was searching through the BIAB styles. I came across the Emerald style. I have played this song in my daily rotation since then. Robert, Ray and I were passing around ideas and I presented this as a potential for a new song with lyrics. Robert decided to take a break so Ray and I developed it into this song. Ray came up with a very cool lyric and we made some changes to the backtrack.
After the backtrack was developed we sent it to Janice and Bud and they graciously joined the project.

Emerald

Lyrics by Ray Cochrane
B1
Only if you're looking
Yes, only if you look
There's a point
In the distance
I see you aren't there
No, you're not with me.

A2
I don't want to go
You can't make me
I don't care to see
What it took
You're eyes open
Take in the pain
Once again

B2
Only if you're seeking
Yes, only if you seek
There's a point
Just an instant
I see nothings there
No, not you or me.

A3
I don't want to go
You can't make me
I don't want to know
What you know
Eyes wired open
Absorb the pain
Once again

B3
Only if you're looking
Yes, only if you look
There's a point
A single instance
I see you're not there
No, you're not with me.

A4
I don't want to look
You can't make me
It isn't time
It's really not
See it's a crime
Take all the pain
Once again
Once again

B4
Only if you're looking
Yes, only if you look
There's surrender
Acquiescence
I see you aren't there
No, you're not with me.

These were the original BIAB song tracks.
****** Song Summary *************
Title: Emerald
File:EMERALDwBridge.SGU
Key=A , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=4:12
No intro. 40 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 40. Repeat x2 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Patches,
Style is C_FOLKY.STY (Folky Top 40 Country Ballad)

RealTracks in song: ~~532:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~1032:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Strumming Ev 085
RealDrums [in Song:CountryEven8: a: Brushes, HiHat b: Snare, Ride

BIAB tracks used in the song.
Ray did some tweaks to the drum track
We also used the ~~689:Organ, B3,

Janice - Vocals and Harmonies
Ray - Bass, Rhythm Guitars
Scott - Guitar melody and fills.

The mixing was pretty much a group effort and Bud did the final master.


Last edited by Scott C; 09/02/21 01:18 PM.

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Hi Scott C.

What a wonderful sounding and captivating track. I loved the performances from your collaborators... this is absolutely the song of the day... so well done!!!

Will

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I like this.

Well constructed, well performed & produced.
Everything in this mix fits like a glove.

My my , Janice is quite a busy lady.

moto

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Hi Scott,

This is a great listen - well done to the whole team on this song.

Mix sounds professional.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Great collaborative effort by an all-star lineup. Enjoyed it much!


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Nice write, Ray! And solid work on the bass too.

Scott, I always say this about your playing, about how melodic you are. Nicely done, love that part with the two guitars talking to each other.

Janice sounds lovely as she always does! Great vocal and harmonies.

Really well done you three!

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Mysteriously sad and painful lyrical landscape. The organ and Scott's guitar create nice colors for it and Janice's intense interpretation give it the necessary roughness. Very successful collaboration.

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Oh, good God, there are so many amazing aspects to talk about here. Just on my 3rd listen now. Love this melody --so creative with so many influences to mention. Janice (well I say this all time) can make anything sound outstanding. So good and I love those harmonies and her decisions on where they should go. Very well constructed vocals. Ray is such a good bassist, playing what needs to be said on the low end while creatively dancing with the lyric, and I know he is so good at making everything click together. It doesn't get any better than Bud when it comes to studio work.

Scott, this is such a good song. So glad you dusted it off and assembled such a great team to help with the polishing.


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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude


Nice write, Ray! And solid work on the bass too.

Scott, I always say this about your playing, about how melodic you are. Nicely done, love that part with the two guitars talking to each other.

Janice sounds lovely as she always does! Great vocal and harmonies.

Really well done you three!



Dave, it was nice to be invited in on this. Thanks for mentioning my vocals!

Janice

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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Hi Scott C.

What a wonderful sounding and captivating track. I loved the performances from your collaborators... this is absolutely the song of the day... so well done!!!

Will


Thanks Will for checking out the song. Appreciate your comments. Glad you liked it


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All star lineup delivers prognostication. Very flow-y and spacious mix and tasteful lush arrangement. Congrats on the reboot. I think it fires on all cylinders.


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When I saw who was playing on this one I knew it would be a winner. Everything is perfect, great guitar, bass, lyrics, and vocal plus the mix is spot on.

Outstanding work


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Way to collaborate. Nice job all around. Good song.


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Janice, Ray and Scott,

Whoever decided to put that organ in here was inspired! It really gives this such a soulful vibe!

I love to hear Janice doing songs outside of the Country genre...just she really delivered on this!

Nice clean guitar work Scott!

Ray your guitar and bass work are sublime!

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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Mysteriously sad and painful lyrical landscape. The organ and Scott's guitar create nice colors for it and Janice's intense interpretation give it the necessary roughness. Very successful collaboration.

Janne


I appreciate your comments about my vocals as I was immediately attracted to their great lyric and melody.

Thanks!

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Lovely team effort.

Everyone plays their part and does so very well.

Ray - good lyric, bass and rhythm guitars. Compliments the song perfectly.

Scott - Signature playing, and pretty work throughout.

Janice - Superb phrasing great harmonies and as expected beautifully sung.

Bud - Got some mastering work for you! wink

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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Oh, good God, there are so many amazing aspects to talk about here. Just on my 3rd listen now. Love this melody --so creative with so many influences to mention. Janice (well I say this all time) can make anything sound outstanding. So good and I love those harmonies and her decisions on where they should go. Very well constructed vocals. Ray is such a good bassist, playing what needs to be said on the low end while creatively dancing with the lyric, and I know he is so good at making everything click together. It doesn't get any better than Bud when it comes to studio work.

Scott, this is such a good song. So glad you dusted it off and assembled such a great team to help with the polishing.


Thank you Marty! I learned a lot from floyd about selecting harmony placements. I’m happy you liked them.

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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
I like this.

Well constructed, well performed & produced.
Everything in this mix fits like a glove.

My my , Janice is quite a busy lady.

moto


Thanks Moto for checking out the song. Glad you liked it.

Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Scott,

This is a great listen - well done to the whole team on this song.

Mix sounds professional.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks Nigel Appreciate your comments and Glad you liked it.

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Great collaborative effort by an all-star lineup. Enjoyed it much!


Thanks TM Was honored to be a part of the group. Glad you liked it..


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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude


Nice write, Ray! And solid work on the bass too.

Scott, I always say this about your playing, about how melodic you are. Nicely done, love that part with the two guitars talking to each other.

Janice sounds lovely as she always does! Great vocal and harmonies.

Really well done you three!



Thanks Dave. For me this was a very special song. Was so much fun working with Ray, Janice and Bud. Glad you liked it.


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Oh boy. From the first Janice entry, I "sat up and listened". Her voice sounds fresher, more direct and sad and sincere than ever.

The guitar is achingly melancholic.

One of the most beautiful, lyrical songs I've heard on this forum. It could be in the charts instantly (only it's too good for modern charts, somehow, I feel). I love well done melancholic songs, and this has everything. Sincerest congratulations.

P.S. LOVE Janice's accent on "it's" from "it's a crime" in A4. And the lyrics ... Ray, you've outdone yourself.

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