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The Small-Town Villains, the Showgirl, the Crime... The Punishment!



Memories Remain was one of our very first compositions using Band in a Box. But I consider it one of our best. With a big thanks to the BIAB Melodist, I might add!

However, I was never completely happy with the vocals. I sounded "too young", can you imagine that?
Now at 57 (still young, no?) I thought it deserved not only a thorough remaster, but also completely new vocals.

So that's what we did.

This song contains no RTs only MIDI.
The high-clarity fingerpicking is comprised of two different guitar SoundFonts. A sampled Fender 12 string and a Yamaha Electric six-string.

The lead guitar and fills are me on my Squire Affinity. I bumped up the high frequencies, and now it almost sounds like a real Strat :-).

Anne-Marie once again gave it her best with the backing vocals and created the original storytelling video.

Comments encouraged!

Rob


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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
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Rob and Anne-Marie,

You two did such a great job with this production! Rob at 57, your vocals couldn't be better! You sound great! The all-midi treatment certainly works very well and sounds good! Anne-Marie did an excellent job with the background vocals and once again did outstanding work with the video. This song was certainly worth reviving and you did it justice with the update!

Thanks, Torrey




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Rob & Ann-Marie

Excellent work all round. Superb vocals, lovely melody and a great video.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Peter

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Rob & Anne-Marie,

Your vocals (both) are the real highlight here. Beautiful, and so clean/clear. Sitting in the mix perfectly.

The tracks sound good.

Excellent mix.

Well done.

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Hi, Rob and Anne-Marie !


This is without doubt
one of your absolute best
tune ! Everything fits in
as it should and the vocals
are so good !

Cheers
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Rob and Anne-Marie...this is superb...Rob your vocal was excellent...57 is a great age for male vocals...(I thought I sang my best in my 50's...my 70's on the other hand I've found to be a challenge) and Anne-Marie always sounds perfect regardless of age (which I would never inquire about)...I love the entire production...the story is captivating with or without the video but your videos are always so apropos with the music...you two are truly artists at your craft...BRAVO!


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Thank you, Torrey.

Your comment is highly appreciated!

Rob


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Hi Rob,

Most interesting song.

Is this a true story and if so what are the details?

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This has a late 60s folk pop vibe. It's a wonderful rebuild - the vocals are fabulous and everything says - coolness.


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Loved the vocals on this! It was all terrific, but you two sound really good on this. Great mix, as always.

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my goodness. this is v good.

you are both right up there in talent imho...sincerely.
i love the character of the vocs.
this should be on commercial radio...

best
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Rob and Anne-Marie, this is professional all the way
Outstanding vocals and lyrics
Super guitar leads
The perfect backing band - loved those MIDI guitar parts - outstanding work
Outstanding mix

Loved it


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Thanks, Peter. We appreciate your comment!

Rob and Anne-Marie


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

This was the first song you've made with the use of BiaB? Then you made good use of it.
It's a very nice song, a good use of the instruments and your own lead guitar and a dark story.
But your vocals are very strong! As the others have said, 57 is a good year for male vocals.
However, I'm 10 years older and haven't heard much complains about my vocals (yet). So you can go ahead for at least another 10 years... ;-)

Anne-Marie with the bgv vocals sounds smooth and underlines this melancholic melody. She can go on forever!

Enjoyed it a lot,

Hans


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Wow, you 2 both have excellent voices, and they work together very well, I dig those harmonies!

And I like the mood of the song a lot, it creates a melancholic feeling somewhere deep inside. And that's what music is all about: evoke emotions...


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Thanks Floyd!

We appreciate the comment :-)

Rob & Anne-Marie


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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Great job on this.
Distinctive vocals.

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Hi Anne-Marie and Rob
What a sound
You have such a cool voice Rob
Excellent vocal work from both of you
It's extremely fun to hear so much quality
Great job
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Thank you Dani. Your support is always appreciated!

Rob & Anne-Marie


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Boy do I like how this song started. What a cool intro. Incredible vocal Rob. Anne-Marie's harmonies were so delicate. Well done. Loved the video.
Very cool to watch the video and follow the lyrics. Beautiful song..


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