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#671285 - 09/02/21 07:51 PM [User Showcase] Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel)
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LET THEM TALK

Hi Folks,

Here is a song I recorded some time ago with Susan de Jong and guitarist extraordinaire Mike Arthur. I have recently remixed it.

Vocals - Susan de Jong.
BV's & Live Audience - The Ooh Ya Ya Gospel Choir.
Guitar - Mike Arthur
Pianos - Nigel Spiers & Band In A Box Pianist.
Drums - Band In A Box Real Track - NashvilleSkip10.
Bass - Band In A Box Real Track 752.
All other backing instruments from a Band In A Box Midi Style (unfortunately I don't have a record of the Style.

Music & Lyrics by Nigel Spiers
Christchurch, New Zealand

All comments and suggestions most welcome.


Edited by NigelSpiers (09/03/21 03:56 PM)
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#671339 - 09/03/21 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Excellent guitar player and super tone. Incredible vocal and harmonies. Piano and backtrack were super. Tempo change was very cool. Well done.

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#671358 - 09/03/21 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel (and friends),

Good music. Nice guitar work. Excellent vocals.

Mix sounds good.

The Background vocals are stunning!

Good energy.

fj

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#671417 - 09/03/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: Scott C]
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Hi Scott,

Thanks for all your lovely comments - much appreciated.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#671447 - 09/03/21 07:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nice one. I'm partial to the slower section.
stinging guitar.
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#671475 - 09/04/21 04:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Nice bluesy start with some tasty guitar!

You vocalist has done an excellent job here, especially with the background parts!

Clever use of ambient background noise during the transition to the uptempo part!

Overall, you have done a very good job with your mix and final production giving the listener a professional sounding experience!

Thanks. Torrey
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#671490 - 09/04/21 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Wow, excellent piano and, man, you surround yourself with equal talent, Nigel. Outstanding mix and I live the song. Yeah, let them talk --they can only say amazing things about this. You, Mike and Susan really give them something to talk about for sure.
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#671565 - 09/04/21 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Great blues guitar, great vocalist, gospel choir, and then country picking guitar. (Not to ignore the piano, of course).

Tasty stuff!

What's not to like?

Yea! laugh
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#671584 - 09/04/21 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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This one if firing on all cylinders.

Soulful. Wow that vocalist!

I too am partial to the slow section.

Was that a real choir you recorded? Loved it.

Oh, I like the uptempo section too!

Excellent write and production.

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#671608 - 09/04/21 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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First impression, guitar and vocals, very good

Next impression......OMG that's rock'n.

Man, you really got the joint jump'n

Fantastic!

moto
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#671672 - 09/05/21 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Thanks for all your very kind comments and thoughts.

Much appreciated.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#671827 - 09/06/21 03:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: rayc]
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Hi Ray,

Thanks for your comments - yes Mike Arthur always has a great tone on his guitar which really cuts through the mix.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#671835 - 09/06/21 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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WOW what a fantastic song.

Great blues and gospel music both done in an outstanding mix with some outstanding musicians.

Loved it.
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#671914 - 09/07/21 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Man, at the energy. MOVIN' And those pipes. My goodness, this lady can wail.

Great band with that full on gospely thing going. Loved the choir and arrangement. The ending kinda fizzled a bit...a long, slow fade might be in order.

I'm well on board with the lyric, too. Hugely enjoyed.
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#672100 - 09/08/21 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey,

Thanks for all your wonderful comments.

The BV's are done by a real choir and that choir also does all the background talking and hand claps etc.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#672225 - 09/09/21 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty,

I really appreciate all your kind comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the song. I will pass your thoughts on to Susan, Mike and the Choir.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#672345 - 09/09/21 08:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: dcuny]
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for your generous comments.

I'm glad you liked it - lots more coming soon with the cream of New Zealand Guitarists.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#672367 - 09/10/21 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Wow. Just WOW. It makes me want to go to church, and I'm an atheist. :-)

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#672477 - 09/10/21 09:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Excellent vocals and guitar, particularly liked the first section.

Peter

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#672487 - 09/11/21 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Let Them Talk (Blues & Gospel) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Great lyrics, vocals and instruments. So well mixed that at times I couldn't tell whether I was listening to a recording or hearing it a live setting.
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