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#673041 - 09/14/21 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Send an Angel
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1787
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Send an Angel

Hey, y'all. I transferred to a new school in the district (15 high schools total in the county district here). It's a better school, but I'm commuting almost three hours each day. As a result, I probably won't get to post as much as I would like to.

Floyd has his "Hold on to an Angel," and here is my "Send an Angel."

I think I might have the drums too hot.

Style: BANJBAL (added bari guitar and res solo)

Band:
1758 Banjo, Rhythm
1761 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming
1765 Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Fingerpic
1759 Bass, Electric
RealDrums-NashvilleEven16^1-SideStick,Ride
2169 Guitar, Resonator, Soloist
3519 Guitar, Baritone Electric, Background


Lyrics

Walking down this road alone
Two fists of nothing to call my own

There’s a rich man wearing a shepherd’s clothes
The wolf is gathering a trip of goats

Now would be a good time to send an angel
Lost and wandering since the day man fell
Please send an angel

Walking through a world of fears
Not a word spoken for 2,000 years

There’s a rich man wearing a shepherd’s clothes
The wolf is gathering a trip of goats

Now would be a good time to send an angel
Lost and wandering since the day man fell
Please send an angel

There’s a rich man wearing a shepherd’s clothes
The wolf is gathering a trip of goats
The snake is charming good men’s souls

Now would be a good time to send an angel
Lost and wandering since the day man fell
Please send an angel

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#673052 - 09/14/21 05:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3487
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
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Hi Ezekiel's Storm.
Your vocal has a hint of Johnny Cash and that's a real bonus.
Very clear production. The band choice fits very well.
Over all very well done. I enjoyed my listen.
Rob4580

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#673068 - 09/14/21 09:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 911
Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Ezekiel,

I enjoyed the listen - thanks.

I particularly liked your vocals and the drums and mix were just fine.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#673069 - 09/14/21 10:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4420
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
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Hello,
You've a rich voice but, to my ears, it doesn't sit with the backing comfortably when it's deep n rich.
Perhaps it's a little loud for the backing, the baritone spaghetti guitar is a good fit for your timbre though.
I'll have to come back & listen again in the hope of working out what I am or am not hearing.
Cool song and melody.
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#673075 - 09/14/21 10:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4811
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
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Scott

Good song, drums sound fine to me.

Nice impassioned vocal and, I like the band choices - nice dobro.

Very nice.

Peter

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#673098 - 09/15/21 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Posts: 5150
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
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Scott,

Great song and band. AMAZING vocal...

Loved it.

Bob

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#673136 - 09/15/21 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
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An interesting story with a good title, evokes cinematic images of a scary man and a road through a desert valley.
Great vocals, has very nice and strong Johnny Cash tone which fits with the melody. That baritone guitar is an excellent choice. The banjo gives a Western movie mood.

Janne
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#673191 - 09/15/21 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1707
Loc: Maryland
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Great vocal and great use of BIAB. Good song. Enjoyed it a lot.
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#673248 - 09/15/21 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6636
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Very cool vocal. I got a Johnny Cash vibe as well. Excellent backtrack as well.

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#673263 - 09/16/21 12:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Loc: Sacramento, California
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This does a nice job setting up the mood.

I hadn't realized that a group of goats is called a trip, which is perhaps why when the Billy Goat Gruff crosses the bridge, it goes "Trip trap trip trap..."

Clever rhyme here:

Now would be a good time to send an angel
Lost and wandering since the day man fell


I enjoyed listening! smile
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#673292 - 09/16/21 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: dcuny]
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ezekiel.
i hear this , i hope you dont mind me saying at a faster
tempo. but maybe thats just me .
i like the voc doubles. nice ending.
catchy tune.
best
om
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#673294 - 09/16/21 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 10/02/19
Posts: 294
Loc: Aberdeen, NC
Bawb Offline
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Hi Scott,
Wow, good song. Everything is just simply well done. The vocals are great, the choice of band is spot on. I hear shades of "raw-hide" and as others stated Johnny Cash.

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#673310 - 09/16/21 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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E. S.,

VERY cool song! Strong write. Love how you made this work with relatively few lines.

Excellent instrumentation! Everything is so crisp and clear - the acoustic, the banjo, the baritone...the drums are perfect (not too loud).

Good vocals. I agree with Ray's point about the deep, rich parts popping out just a bit...

Nice work. Well done.

fj

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#673319 - 09/16/21 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Good song. Very good and clever lyrics. Super vocals. Not sure if you adjusted drums or not, they do not stick out in any way to my ears. Enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

P.S. Such a long commute... hope you find something pleasant to do like read or listen to audiobook.

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#673322 - 09/16/21 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 02/22/16
Posts: 770
Loc: Illinois, USA
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I really enjoyed the song...great track...I love the style and feel of the piece...the vocal is spot on for style and mood and the harmonies are great...thanks for sharing...great listen...Dan
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#673417 - 09/17/21 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hey Scott,

Man, I love your vocal in this! Drums sound fine in the mix to me, as does the rest of the band.

Good song! Enjoyed.

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#673428 - 09/17/21 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

Everything you do is always very good! Your vocals are also great every time! This one continues that pattern!

Great writing with an excellent band behind you!

I hope you can carve out some time for your music! It deserves to be heard!

Thanks, Torrey
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#673458 - 09/17/21 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Ezekiel,

Your songs are always very nice. I like them all the time.
This song is no exception. Good lyrics, strong band.
But I agree with Ray; your vocals are a bit too rich. I hope I don't offend you, but your vocals are usually your strongest 'instrument' in your song. Now it looked you overdone your singing a bit. I think you sang too low at the beginning of the song. It can make vocals sound 'richer' but sometimes too dramatic as well.
On the other hand; all other posters enjoyed your vocals. So I must be wrong...

Have a nice weekend,
Hans
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#673652 - 09/18/21 12:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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A good song with a heavy dose of mood. It's something Dylan or Johnny Cash could have written in their later years - a bit dark with an underlying religious message. Good vocal delivery. The band contributed nicely.

Good one.
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#673750 - 09/19/21 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Send an Angel [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Rob, Nigel, Ray, Peter, Bob, Janne, Tunemonger, Scott, David, OM, Baub, Floyd, Misha, Dan, Dave, Torrey, Hans, jpt:

Thanks so much for the listen and the feedback. I will need to go back and check the levels for the low parts.

Scott

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