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#680059 - 10/29/21 06:52 PM [User Showcase] A Lover's Prayer (Blues)
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A Lover's Prayer

Hi Folks,

Here's a soulful Blues song.

Vocals - Nigel Spiers
Backing instruments and organ from the Band In A Box style: CURTISM.STY.
Drums: JazzFunkGroovin^5
Bass: Midi 34 Finger Electric Bass
Guitar: Real Track 1236
Organ: Real Track 673
EPiano: Midi

Music, Lyrics, Mixing and Mastering - Nigel Spiers


Edited by NigelSpiers (10/30/21 02:53 PM)
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#680064 - 10/29/21 08:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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This has a nice arrangement, narrative and melody Nigel.
The bass is cool - origins of reggae note choice wise.
The vocal doesn't work for me though...sounds a little like a pastiche verging on parody.
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#680093 - 10/30/21 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hello Nigel,

A strong intro!
A good soulfull Blues!
Nice organ!
And wonderfull vocals!

But skip the girl out of your head, she made you mad ;-)

Hans


Edited by Birchwood (10/30/21 02:28 AM)
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#680182 - 10/30/21 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: Birchwood]
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Hi Hans,

Thanks for your comments and glad you liked the song.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#680195 - 10/30/21 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Good, solid blues tune. The vocal reminded me of Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, which is good company. Fine work all the way around.
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#680329 - 10/31/21 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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A cool tune!! Everything in the whole production is well done.....sounds pro to me!! Nice work!! Take care. Greg

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#680354 - 10/31/21 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Very cool tune. Loved the B3. Super vocal. Excellent mix. Drums were set perfect.

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#680403 - 11/01/21 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Sounds great to me, Nigel.

Great sound on all the instruments; love the sound you are getting on the B3 realtrack, did you add processing to that? Good vocal too.

Good song, wish I had written it wink

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#680406 - 11/01/21 05:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Hello Nigel
Really good song
Since you have BiaB great exploited
The singing is absolutely great
just like the organ
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#680437 - 11/01/21 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Strong soulful band, the organ and the electric piano work great together. Enjoyable vocals express nicely the desperate prayer, reminds me of Tom Jones.

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#680481 - 11/01/21 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Love the organ opening!

Very solid backing track. Drums and Bass sound good. Well mixed.

Cool organ solo, too.

A listening treat.

fj

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#680492 - 11/01/21 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for your comments.

No - the organ is straight "out of the box" BIAB Real Track by Chris Nole (green version) with just a large room reverb added and phrases edited in my DAW.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#680631 - 11/02/21 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: TuneMonger]
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Hi Tunemonger,

Thanks for your thoughts and I will look up Rick Estrin and the Nightcats now.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#680649 - 11/02/21 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Opens strong and builds from there!
Powerful vocal on this one, love the soulful articulation.

Very cool!

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#680669 - 11/02/21 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel

Really well done with the organ and a nice overall arrangement (vocal reminded me of Amos Garrett).

Peter

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#680815 - 11/03/21 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

Thanks for your thoughts - glad you enjoyed the song.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#680884 - 11/04/21 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Right from the opening B3 I was hooked. Great vocal, Nigel. The organ and electric piano work perfectly together. Soulful blues at its best. Excellent band and the perfect mix.
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#681017 - 11/04/21 06:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: Scott C]
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Hi Scott,

Glad you enjoyed the song.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#681463 - 11/07/21 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel
nice character vocals.
good break at 2/26..nice idea.
maybe i'm biased towards doubling vocs...
but just an idea for some time points in the song.

that chuggin song of yours imho is your gold hit.
a fabulous song nigel thats got it all.
it should be on radio the world over imho.

best to you
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#681477 - 11/07/21 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Lover's Prayer (Blues) [Re: NigelSpiers]
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This is a big wow! What a song and what a performance. Love the quality/timbre of your voice.

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