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I'VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD

I have always enjoyed the work that Dave Bell and Marty Straub
present here in the forum and for this project they both graciously
lent their talents to help me get this song together.
Marty's bass playing is always so solid and Dave is one of the
finest blues players that I know of. I developed this song over
the last couple of weeks and really enjoyed putting it all together.
It's kind of a throw-back Rhythm and Blues/Rock number. Thanks
for giving it a listen and I hope you all enjoy it.

BIAB - Piano 2303 Country Rock John Ev 120
Marty Straub - Bass
Dave Bell - Lead Guitar (solo and fills)
Me -Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Organ & Synths
Drums - Drums On Demand

I've Never Had It So Good
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss, Marty Straub and Dave Bell
©2022

Stand back and watch
This magic carpet of love I will ride
Pardon my joy
But what I feel inside I can't hide
I've heard a bolt from the blue
Can change the plans of mice and men
Your bolt pierced my heart
I can't deny or try to pretend
That there's something out there
Better that's waiting for me
To think that way I'd be a fool
The truth is that I've long
Been waiting for this day
For someone like you

I could say how I feel
Describe the surreal
I would be misunderstood
A thousand years if I live
I'd find nothing like this
I've never had it so good

I'm just walking on air
With the sun shining down on me
I've come out of the dark
To where I've only been in my dreams
I've never been much for dancing
But you just make me want to move
And I've got a lot of emotion
Needing release in my shoes

I could say how I feel
Describe the surreal
I would be misunderstood
A thousand years if I live
I'd find nothing like this
I've never had it so good




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Wow, this sounds like any number of 70's bands I loved: Little Feat, Orleans, Firefall, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Early Robert Palmer. Really great sound, like a Super Session of Showcase performers. Terrific work, guys!


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Torrey Dave & Marty

That was superb!

Everything was great, your playing the melody and vocal, Dave's guitar and Marty's bass and the BIAB piano.

One of the best ones I've heard here in a long time.

It came together so well.

Loved it.

Peter

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Great collaborative effort... beautiful production & performances... Love the song and the sounds.


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Torrey, Marty and Dave ...Yes!! what a colab! that was so good in every way...Torrey your vocals are so clean, clear and tight...you amaze me...Marty, the bass line and the movements are crazy good and Dave the guitar part fits flawlessly in the mix...as Peter said "Loved it"


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Hello Torrey, Marty & Dave (you could also be called Dreamteam) ;-)
That's an absolute banger of a song
What a sound - WOW
Really great
Everything is just right with this song
You can really tell how much fun you guys have playing this song - great
Remains only to hope that of you still many more songs follow
Thanks for sharing
Many greetings to you three
Andi ;-)

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Torrey - a cracker of a song with an excellent melody & a seriously great vocal.
Dave - ace solo and fills that fit the bill.
Marty - in the pocket and on the money
BIAB piano is an excellent fit.

Torrey, which DOD set did you use? I like that one. Did the structure of the DOD track influence the structure of the song?


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Hi Guys,

Terrific song, playing, vocals and mixing.

Couldn't be faulted - I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Very professional.

Best Regards
Nigel


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A brand new blast from the past! laugh

Love it all. A team effort that sounds like Torrey through and through!


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Ditto on above. Cool collab guys!

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Torrey,

Cool song! Good write!

I hear a bit of Leon Russel (mixed with the ever-present Rundgren) plus any number of great influences!!
Beyond the influences - you are a true original.

The use of stops is excellent. Marty's gorgeous bass accentuates them nicely (I thought the bass could be a bit louder). Dave's guitar work is killer. (ALL of your parts are good!)

Excellent vocals and BGVs.

Awesome music. A great listen. Terrific collaboration!!

(this forum is SO cool!!)

Loved it.

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oh boy...will echo other comments.
very 70s. v nice thinking went into this.
it reminds me of a canadian band of the past...just cant put my finger on who.
superb lead vocs with oodles of character.
what i like also as well is the way the backing
supports the lead vocs sooo well.
this shows true professionalism.

superb effort.
om


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Sweet tune guys everything spot on great colab you got the best of the best Eric


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Yep, I hear it too - 70s for sure - "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley," Et. al. Great collaboration. Good job to all involved. The production is well done. Cool song. Good rocker.


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Cool!
One of the most successful collaborations I have heard here. People spent many months to achieve similar. Brilliant! From lyrics to artistry of playing to mix engineering, everything is album ready hit. Torrey, Dave, Marty, Congrats! Thank you for sharing.

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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Wow, this sounds like any number of 70's bands I loved: Little Feat, Orleans, Firefall, Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Early Robert Palmer. Really great sound, like a Super Session of Showcase performers. Terrific work, guys!


Thanks TuneMonger! Yes as a child of the 60's and 70's it's hard to do any music without those groups influencing the sound! T




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Such a wonderful song and so well-done, Torrey. Thanks so much for the invite, especially because you could have done the bass even better. Thanks to all who mentioned me in there, but to be clear, the creative part of the bass line was done by the master songwriter, Torrey Bliss. Love everything about this. No one has mentioned ELO. Torrey your songs remind me of all the things I like about that band without all the things I didn't. Brilliant.


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Wow, this sounds like it came out of a major studio with live musicians. Such a professional sound.. Love it!!

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Wow Torrey, this song is so good in all ways!
It really rocks and bass and guitar are excellent.
And on top of that your voice, that sounds great!

Superb production!!

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Torrey Dave & Marty

That was superb!

Everything was great, your playing the melody and vocal, Dave's guitar and Marty's bass and the BIAB piano.

One of the best ones I've heard here in a long time.

It came together so well.

Loved it.

Peter


Thanks Peter, those kind words mean a lot to me and I'm sure Marty and Dave feel the same way! T




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