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#671013 - 09/01/21 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dave, Marty and Chris

What a track and what a team you all make! You bring some of the top music posted here and this one is up there with the best of it! Chris's vocal is excellent as always! I can't give Marty enough praise for the consistent solid low end he always put down! Last of all, Dave, your guitar work is inspiring to me! You've got the tone and technique locked down! And man did you sound good on this! Thanks, Torrey.


Awesome comments, thanks, Torrey!

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi, Chris, Dave & Marty,

Another of your tracks which reminds me of Chicken Shack with Christine Perfect.

Everything about this is startlingly good.

Chris is absolutely flying and Dave's guitar is sublime.

And of course, Marty holding it all together in the best possible way.

Brilliant song with a spot-on mix.

Loved the whole thing.

ROG


I'm a huge fan of the British blues bands that came up in the late 60's early 70's, and Chicken Shack is a fine example. They added a bit of a rock element that for me really kicked things up a notch.

I very much appreciate your comments, thanks, Rog!

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool groove to the song Dave. Awesome vocal from Chris. Marty's bass lines were so smooth. Your guitar a was excellent loved the edge to the strat. Well done...


Appreciate that, Scott, thanks!

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#671066 - 09/01/21 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Been wondering about Chris. Good to hear again. Great sparse band had the bases covered with a nice live feel. The drums were nicely present and the bass holding down tight. Vocals strong and clear and the organ on chording duty. Guitar gave the needed changes/breaks in a quite long song. It's a bit counter-intuitive, maybe, but those extra bars lengthened the piece but made it seem more compact as well. Much enjoyed.
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#671120 - 09/02/21 03:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Great song.
Orchestration sounds wonderful.
Powerful vocals.

well done

moto


Thanks, moto!

Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW you all are getting better with each song!

I love the blues and I would definitely buy a CD of music like this!

Everything is pro level and should be on the air today. Outstanding vocal, great backing band, and one sweet lead!

Loved it!


We almost have enough material for a new CD at this point I think.

Thanks for the support and kind words, Mario, it is appreciated!

Originally Posted By: rayc
Cool song and a lovely vocal from Chris to sell the story.

Wonderful parts by all - including the organ grinder.

Marty, fab job with the bass part - just the right amount of notes and the right notes to boot.

Those drums are cool but the kick is oddly modern sounding - less thud and more thwack I suspect. being midi you could probably edit that of send it to a sep. channel for EQing.
Love the sting in the solo Dave.


Hi Ray,

Happy you like the song!

For the drums I have a separate track for the kick, snare, HH, and Toms so I can process them separately.

As far as the kick goes, for me I see no problem using a modern sounding kick on a blues song, why not? wink

Thanks!

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#671137 - 09/02/21 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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This is easily one of my all-time favorite songs. Playing with Dave has become one of my all-time favorite things to do. Not only is he a mentor and a good friend, but, man, can he play a mean guitar, and he comes up with some of the most creative stuff. What a brilliant write and mix.

Chris's voice is soooo good and so versatile. My 6-year-old granddaughter wanted to hear Chris's newest song. After I played it for her she said, "Wow, she is so good. Babu, can I record a couple songs?" We did a bunch of them that day. Not only has Chris become a great friend, but she is much more influential than she can imagine.

Usually when I see a song is 6 minutes long... well, it better have something special. During the recording, changing, mixing and just listening to this song, I must have heard it at least 100 times. Every single time it ends I say, "Ah, is it over already." Well, as Michael T. McGreevy used to say, "Nuf Ced."
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#671203 - 09/02/21 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Chris Dave & Marty,

Very gripping song by its lyrics. It's soft, silky and sad. The arrangement is excellent. Nice work.

Kindly regard
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#671260 - 09/02/21 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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What a great recording. I am very impressed by all of your talents. Great song. Great recording. Great mix. Bravo!
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#671305 - 09/03/21 03:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Guys,

Just had another listen - something was worrying me - the snare.

It has virtually no snare!

Slow blues (even country blues) needs a very firm snare to drive it forward.

Best Regards
Nigel


Hi Nigel,

The snare is doing exactly what I want it to do. A heavy snare in a song this long would cause ear fatigue, it needs to be subtle and just come up for the fills, and the bridge. It's all about dynamics.


Originally Posted By: musician17
Superb. Christiane's vocals are out of this world. I love this kind of emotional songs that communicate something personal to the listener. The harmonies, when they come in, are stratospheric. The lyrics are so beautiful ... the writing and performing are top-notch. Nothing to criticise ... this is a powerful ballad/anthem that made my day. Thank you for writing at such a high level - keep going, PLEASE :-)

P.S. at about the 5 minute mark, those LOW harmonies ... YES :-) And the guitar playing ... you're all amazing, why dissect this through analysis? Hats off!!!



Thanks for the very kind words! smile

Originally Posted By: jannesan
Strong lyrics and Chris's interpretation is very emotional. The organ creates nice 60's soul vibe. Enjoyed the bass line and the convincing guitar solo.

Janne


Cheers, Janne.

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#671476 - 09/04/21 04:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Ghostgum
Top notch on just about every level. Chris's voice is perfect for this kind of song (Coolidge-esque). Great job as usual.


Thanks very much! I'll pass your comments over to Chris smile

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
When I (Janice) listened earlier today I told Bud that y'all just set the piano on fire and exited the stage!

All of you are soaring high on this one. It's like a long, slow burn of goodness!

Chris, your vocals are stunning, ranging from sublime fragility to powerful.

Dave and Marty, you guys know your stuff! And anybody that foolishly has a doubt of that needs to sit down and listen to this. Period.

The mix is excellent and, man, those drums...

Soulful to the max!

J&B


You guys are the best, thanks Janice and Bud!

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#671909 - 09/07/21 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Chris Dave & Marty

Expressive, powerful and engaging.

Nice work by everyone, a real stand out vocal and a beautiful accompaniment.

Well programmed drums and the organ sounds great.

Top notch.

Peter


Thanks, Peter!

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Stunning good blues song. The vocal is out of this world good. Such a talented woman!!!

Wow... just wow!

Will


Yes, not only is she a great singer but she's great lyricist too. Thanks, Will!

Originally Posted By: Deej56
BlueAttitude:

You all are just too cool for school . . . another slick, engaging tune. All the elements are there, beautifully mixed (really like the accentuating drums in spots). Chris’s vocals are as stellar as always—love those slips into a falsetto. Brilliant work!

My best to each of you,

Deej


Appreciate that, thanks, Deej!


Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
This piece has it all, no dings anywhere! Delivers from start to finish. Great work!


Thanks for the listen/comments!

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#672016 - 09/07/21 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Team,

Very tasty blues. Dived right in, ended too soon. Smooth bass, laid back guitar and silky vocals. Nice drum programming, G.Monk. has some nice grooves. Mix super clear. On my second listen. Good one. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#672065 - 09/08/21 05:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave, Chris and Marty,

After listening to the song, I leaned back on my chair and let my feeling flow (about the song of course). Wow! Beautiful!!
I can say a lot of things. About the beautiful vocals, the delicate lyrics, the swell bass and leadguitar or the so bright drums, but I don't. I just repeat: Beautiful!!

Great job,
Hans
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#672318 - 09/09/21 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Everything about this is good...no great...but the vocal is WOW!!! Superb dynamics, emotion, and tone.

My absolute favorite song and performance from Blue Attitude.

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#672529 - 09/11/21 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Tangmo, Derochette, jpt*3, Misha, Hans, and Ezekiel, thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment, it is very much appreciated smile

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#672614 - 09/12/21 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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No offence, gentlemen, but it's great to hear Chris again. She's certainly in top form here. Hypnotically good. Rock solid bass of course from Marty and Dave's solo is just superb.
Regards,
Leon

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#672630 - 09/12/21 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
No offence, gentlemen, but it's great to hear Chris again. She's certainly in top form here. Hypnotically good. Rock solid bass of course from Marty and Dave's solo is just superb.
Regards,
Leon


No offence from me, Leon! Chris kicks things up a few notches, no question about that wink

Thanks!

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#673105 - Yesterday at 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,



This is incredible listening. The near-6 minutes performance had me mesmerised for the entire journey. I haven't hear you and Chris sound any better this. Absolutely sublime song-creating and song-presenting!

I've always been a fan of your productions. They are amongst the "cream of crop" here in Users Showcase. The laid-back, bluesy lilt of this production was a sonic masterpiece.

This is truly an outstanding collaboration.

All the best,
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#673221 - Yesterday at 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Dave,



This is incredible listening. The near-6 minutes performance had me mesmerised for the entire journey. I haven't hear you and Chris sound any better this. Absolutely sublime song-creating and song-presenting!

I've always been a fan of your productions. They are amongst the "cream of crop" here in Users Showcase. The laid-back, bluesy lilt of this production was a sonic masterpiece.

This is truly an outstanding collaboration.

All the best,
Noel


Very generous review, thanks very much, Noel! smile

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#673300 - 58 minutes 37 seconds ago [User Showcase] Re: Cry a River [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Chris, Marty and Dave...
Whoa! Just whoa! From the first note, this is just such a fantastic song. I love the reverb on the guitar and the lonesome bluesy guitar lead at the beginning. The vocals are also very well done and definitely professional sounding. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen.

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