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So Many Roads

This is another co-write with my wife, Kathy. Marty Straub (BabuMusic) is on the bass guitar and Christiane (Chris) Spruit did the vocals.

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RealTracks in song: 2368:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment Bluesy12-8John Sw 060
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Marty Straub from BabuMusic is on the bass, and I'm playing the guitar leads.

I used EZDrummer3 for the drums and percussion.

Mixed in Reaper, mastered with Ozone.

So Many Roads (2022, Dave and Kathy Bell)

So many roads, that you can take
so many choices, that you can make
Move down a new road, is this the way
To make a life, for love to stay
So many roads, that you can take

so little time, so much to see
If you're gonna to do it right, you gotta find the key
How far down the road till I suddenly wake
and wonder what I have become for your sake
so little time, so much to see

Mistakes were made, more wrong roads than right
you gotta travel down the road sometimes, to find the light

So many roads, that you can take
so many choices, that you can make
At the end of the day, you gotta pay your dues
and that is why , I play the blues
So many roads, that you can take


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Howdy Blue....

I like this one.

Clean vox, well recorded and cool axe tone and good lead lines.
It has a haunting, appealing vibe.
Harmonies are a bit subtle in the mix but they work fine.

Good job by all.

Have a good one....

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Dave and team,

It's been a while since I have heard from you, but you came back in a powerful way! This track is awesome in EVERY way! Everything sounds tight and flows beautifully! I love that soft rhythm texture you have going on the guitar and the lead work is some of your best, I think! Marty and Chris's work once again is professional level! Great tune!

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What can I say? Absolutely great, vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard (and lyrics).
Just a preference thing; I was hoping for another superb guitar solo in the outro. Six minutes of this would not be too long.

Well done everyone.


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Dave,

Once again, this is a great collaboration. Excellent song and the production is stellar.

Loved it! Nothing else to say!

Bob

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Thoroughly enjoyable! Indeed a nice and tight overall sound.

Excellent bass, good vocals (I particularly liked the harmony sections), and then of course the powerful solo!

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Dave...this was like turning on a soft rock radio station and hearing a great song...it is so tight and professional sounding...first off a great recording begins with a great write...you and Kathy did a stellar job...Chris has such a beautiful clear voice and when the harmonies come in...well...I'm completely hooked at that point...Marty is ...well...Marty! and your lead work is (as usual) some of the best I've heard...this is a killer song and recording...well done all!


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Nice song.... it has a Long Road out of Eden Eagles groove to it.

Tasty guitar solo.


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Cool sound! Man you've got a good team to work with, from writing to the final mix. Everyone fits together so well, and it really sounds smooth. Loved it all. Your lead guitar fit in with that haunting groove perfectly. I like it the way it is, but I guess I'm greedy, because I too would have loved to hear it go on longer with a guitar outro. Well done!

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This is one outstanding collaboration.

Everything is tight.

Super chops and vocals.

This pro all the way.

Loved it


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Originally Posted By: firesong
this is a killer song and recording...well done all!


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Originally Posted By: firesong
Dave...this was like turning on a soft rock radio station and hearing a great song...it is so tight and professional sounding...first off a great recording begins with a great write...you and Kathy did a stellar job...Chris has such a beautiful clear voice and when the harmonies come in...well...I'm completely hooked at that point...Marty is ...well...Marty! and your lead work is (as usual) some of the best I've heard...this is a killer song and recording...well done all!

This!
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I'm normally not a fan of a clicky kick but it works when playing along with Marty's bass.
Cool song...everything works and the lead tone is fabulous.
Well done bell, bell, spruit & straub.


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Hey Dave ...

You guys really hit the nail on the head with this one. Love that distortion on your guitar. terrific write, excellent vocal, and, as always, a super presentation. That was a great listen!

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Hi Chris, Dave and Marty
That sounds absolutely excellent
Can be played on the radio immediately
Extremely good work from all
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Originally Posted By: chulaivet1966
Howdy Blue....

I like this one.

Clean vox, well recorded and cool axe tone and good lead lines.
It has a haunting, appealing vibe.
Harmonies are a bit subtle in the mix but they work fine.

Good job by all.

Have a good one....



Thanks for checking out the song and the positive feedback!


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Dave and team,

It's been a while since I have heard from you, but you came back in a powerful way! This track is awesome in EVERY way! Everything sounds tight and flows beautifully! I love that soft rhythm texture you have going on the guitar and the lead work is some of your best, I think! Marty and Chris's work once again is professional level! Great tune!

Thanks, Torrey


Hi Torrey,

That solo was just a one take improv designed to be a placeholder so that Marty and Chris would know where the solo went when I sent them the demo. But they both liked it so I kept it, sometimes best when you don't over think things I guess wink

Thanks for your support over the years, very much appreciated!

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Ah, thanks, Dave... and Kathy. You guys are writing winners. Please never stop. Thanks to those appreciating my small contribution, and I too would like a 6-minute outro. Oh, wait, that's not what was said exactly. My favorite quote here so far is from Ray: "bell, bell, spruit & straub" has a good ring to it.


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Y'all are in top form here.

A good song. Really like the bridge.
Chris does her usual excellent vocal.
The harmonies are exceptional.
Marty does his usual. Buttery AND punchy.
Nice that you and Kathy write together!
Some of your best guitar work ever. Love the tone. Love the solo!

(I thought the drums needed more reverb)

A Great Listen.

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I really liked that solo. Wow. I had to "rewind the tape" to go back and have another listen to it. Just cool. That's all the vocabulary I have for it.

Vocal is beautiful.

The song has the road journey quality to it.

Enjoyed it much!

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Hi Dave & Kathy,

Boy - this is a beauty!

Good song, good groove, good bass, good lyrics and great mix.

I particularly liked the vocals and lead guitar work - excellent.

Best Regards
Nigel

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