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#672226 - 09/09/21 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Hold On To An Angel
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A little old-school Country Rock.



HOLD ON TO AN ANGEL

you don't seem to understand
just what you've got
there's a moon and star thing happening
it's your camelot
she's really something special
she could be the one
you're about to blow it boy
acting like you're just having fun
   
   'cause you hold on to an angel
   just as tight as you can
   no matter what it takes
   you don't let that bond break
   you fight with all your might 'cause you understand
   you hold on to an angel

sometimes love doesn't work out
and you've gotta let it go
chalk it up to at-least-we-tried
and head out for another show
but let me tell you this time
you're making a mistake
you need to take a look deep inside
the heart you're about to break
   
   'cause you hold on to an angel
   just as tight as you can
   no matter what it takes
   you don't let that bond break
   you fight with all your might 'cause you understand
   you hold on to an angel

   you hold on to an angel...


The BAND bits...

RealTracks in style: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: ~1025:Guitar, Electric, Strumming CleanOpen Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 852:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvillePopClean Ev 120 (B:arp)
RealTracks in style: ~621:Pedal Steel, Background Easy Ev 136
RealTracks in song: 3505:Guitar, Electric, Soloist NashvilleRadioBalladDanny Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 633:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopAmericanMuted Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 698:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120 (A:muted)
RealTracks in song: 3027:Vocal Oohs, Background Pop3-part Ev 085
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Comments of any kind...

Thanks for listening.

fj

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#672244 - 09/09/21 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

A little old-school classic - very Eagles, but still Floyd all the way through.

Nice bright mix with jangly guitars and splashy cymbals.

Loved the drop-out at around 3.12. Just ten seconds to the pick-up, but SO effective.

Always professional, always with that signature vocal and sounding good on the monitors and the headphones.

Nice solo too...

ROG.

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#672259 - 09/09/21 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Here, the message of the song struck home, for some reason. Otherwise: what can I say that hasn't been said already? TOP voice, TOP writing skills, TOP production, TOP harmonies. You KEEP, each time, knocking it out of the park. Carry on, please :-) ... one day, I, too, will have that much wisdom in my voice :-)
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#672269 - 09/09/21 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Another outstanding classice!

Your vocal and lyrics are fantastic. You are a great songwriter, lyricist, and producer all in one package.

Loved it.
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#672307 - 09/09/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Yes, this does sound, in terms of backing, like FJ backed by the Eagles or Poco.
Lovely vocals, lovely song.
Danny did well.
Excellent..took me back to the mid 70s when I had no love for such sounds but I've mellowed since then.
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#672308 - 09/09/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd

First a superb mix. Excellent, and a very singalong with chorus.
The sort of thing the audience would join in with.

Great work on the vocals and backing vocals.
Nice use of the guitar RT's.

A totally professional and engaging package.

Peter

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#672314 - 09/09/21 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

I love it! Takes me back to the 70's and I know a lot of people will think Eagles but I instantly started thing of the group Toby Beau from that era. It truly has a sweet country rock sound!

Everything fits like it should! The guitar parts chosen are perfect! Vocals and writing are pure Floyd excellence!

Enjoyed greatly! Thanks, Torrey
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#672325 - 09/09/21 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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As always, great write, beautifully crafted performance.

Your vocals always shine, can you share a bit of your technique?

moto
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#672331 - 09/09/21 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Sounds like a classic country song to me. You've managed to meld Glenn Frey and Mickey Gilley into this. Your usual polished mix with great vocals. Nice and easy listen!

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#672346 - 09/09/21 08:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

This is an outstanding song.

I particularly enjoyed your vocals and also the harmonies - do you do these yourself?

I recognize the harmony notes from some of your other songs.

Lead break is tasty and I also like the way you drop some of the backing instruments at 3:12.

Best Regards
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#672386 - 09/10/21 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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The drums and bass really lay down a cool groove to the tune. Very cool vocal and lyric. Pedal steel was a nice add. Loved the guitars

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#672390 - 09/10/21 09:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Great. Nothing wrong with old school man!

It is the best.

You do it well!!

smile


I do have an idea for ya for the intro though:

"If I say you have a heavenly body
would you hold it against me..."


Just a thought

that one is on the house man.

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#672391 - 09/10/21 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ,
nice swing on this tune. Ace lyrics and main vocals. Strong composition and arrangement, cool solo.

P.S. I do think harmony/BGV vocal have a sort of "metallic" presence. Maybe it is my headphones/soundcard. I did reset soundcard, and changed the buffer, so internals are refreshed, made no difference, still hear that tone on BGVs. Maybe something happened to my headphones (or my ears :)). Don't hold me on it.

Thank you for sharing,
Misha.

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#672469 - 09/10/21 08:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Excellent song. Great production. The mixed vocal harmonies were well done. Outstanding use of the band.
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#672490 - 09/11/21 12:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Well constructed song. Although there were quite a few components, nothing seemed superfluous and everything meshed beautifully.

On the fourth line of your chorus you have the word "bound" (which is variously a verb or adjective).
I think you might have meant to use the noun "bond" (which is more like how it sounds in the song).

Great job, Floyd. Looking forward to your next.
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#672504 - 09/11/21 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Some really awesome country-rock here... This is a great sound.

Love the arrangement and your vocal. Excellent pro-mix as always.

Bob

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#672511 - 09/11/21 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi floyd jane,

It is a very pretty composition. The vocal is perfect. It's nice and very pleasant. Well done

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#672514 - 09/11/21 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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All of your old songs are forever in my favorite playlist, so I'm always so thrilled to see a new one to add. Dang, and always so thrilled to HEAR it. Such a special talent for writing and performing, not to mention your outstanding abilities to pick and guide the best band for each task, and then there's the mixing/mastering hats you wear that fit so well.

I only ostensibly mentioned the lyrics, but, man, you hold the royal flush every hand.
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#672519 - 09/11/21 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: BabuMusic]
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floyd.
nice vocals.
only thing i might suggest is the drums needed something
i cant put my finger on in terms of character.
best
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#672532 - 09/11/21 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hold On To An Angel [Re: floyd jane]
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This is great, Floyd!

Definitely hear an Eagles vibe happening in spots.

Great vocal and harmonies, and of course the production and mix are top notch.

Love that guitar solo! Perfect fit for the song.

Nicely done, enjoyed!

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