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Hello forum friends. Thanks so much for all the kind comments on my collab with David Snyder.......it was a great pleasure!! This song is kind of a retro (like all my songs) R&B thing. I got inspired by a BIAB band! As always, I would love to know what you think. Take care all. Greg

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Far Too Far

Girl there’s something about you
When your somewhere else
You still stay on my mind
And I’ve lived this long without you
But you’re that missing piece
I always hoped I would find
Now I’ve got my heart set on you
And I pray that I can make you my own
‘Cause it’s far too far to fall if I’m falling alone

I feel a bit of a tickle
When I see that smile
That I’ve come to adore
And you’re a little bit fickle
When you play that way
Makes me just want you more
But it’s time to get past this hide n seek
Cause you got me girl down to the bone
And it’s far too far to fall if I’m falling alone

I’m the guy
Used to fly
Solo, I didn’t need anyone
But when your next to me
I’m in sweet ecstasy
My world is spinning
Can’t believe what you’ve done

I’ll lay my cards on the table
Girl that’s all there is
Ain’t got no ace up my sleeve
I’m ready, willing and able
To bet it all on us
But girl you’ve got to believe
That I’ll stick with you through everything
This love’s a gift girl
It ain’t no loan
‘Cause it’s far too far to fall if I’m falling alone

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Hi Greg,

This is another very good song from you.

I particularly liked the lyrics, chorus line and chord progression.

Also very good tuneful vocals.

Only one suggestion - the instrumental solo was down in energy, volume and quality compared to the vocals. Maybe there's a suitable soloist in BIAB 2023.

Keep up the great work.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Man, you know how to sing a song!

Backing is simple, but works great. Mix is great. Vocals are stellar as always, and the the lyrics pull me into the story.

The solo is nice, but like Nigel says, a bit understated.

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Great storytelling, great arrangement and mix, and of course your vocals.
Really good.
My favorite part is the bridge(?) before the guitar solo, that's very very good.


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Nicely done, Greg!

Great lyric, and of course, great vocal.

Personally, I have no problem with the solo, to me it fit the mood of the song which is what a good solo should do.

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When it comes to your music, you know what I think, Greg. You are the master of subtle changes, always managing to add just the right chord to fit the melody and grab the listener. The quality and range of your voice is astounding. Love that "‘Cause it’s far too far to fall if I’m falling alone." Excellent song!!


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Greg, Another great one from you! Good writing , next to me/ecstasy. Super vocal as usual and a great melody as well as a good mix make this one to listen to multiple times. Tom

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Greg...this is so mellow and enjoyable to listen to...your vocals are always the high-light of your recordings...this reminds me of some of the Eagles soft R&B songs...Timothy B. Schmit "esque"...love it! I'm a big fan of your music!


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Not only do you have the best vocals, but they sit so well in the mix. If I set my vocals that loud, they would stick out like a sore thumb. But your vocals are perfect. As far as the solo, it starts off fine but then disappears halfway through. Ends nice, though. Good lyrics as always and a great listen overall!


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Lovely,
The only nit would he the shot at the end of the intro...maybe a held over it or some delay?
Lovely.


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Hi Greg
A great song
Sounds very nice
Your vocals are great as always
I also like the drum sound and the nice guitar solo.
An excellent job
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Greg,

What a great hook! (Something that many people don’t think about enough...)
As always it is a pure pleasure to listen to you sing a song
Nice harmonies, too
You seem to find hidden gyms in band in the box all the time
Excellent band. Well mixed.
Nice choice for a solo instrument.

One hit after another.

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Another fine, fine vocal.

Excellent retro sound. Reminds me of something to slow dance to in high school.

I don't know if I mentioned it before, but you should check out Silvertwin. They have the sound that I think you would like.

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Enjoyed the sweet romantic mood of the lyrics, really liked "Ain’t got no ace up my sleeve/I’m ready, willing and able/To bet it all on us" and "I feel a bit of a tickle...And you’re a little bit fickle", very nice rhyming. Sweet vocals and harmonies complete the mood. BIAB band works very well, couple of drum shots sound bit abrupt, but overall has very nice 70's feel (The Eagles etc.).

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Haha - wonderful! A flirty/romantic song! It reminds me of "Too Much Heaven" by the Bee Gees - it's got that same vibe, that same spirit. And boy you nail this one. It's a joy to hear you sing, and, if I'm on here and see that you've posted a new song, I try to drop everything and come listen to it asap. And what a joy it is to listen - thanks so much for sharing!

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Another nice one Greg, heartfelt yet polished.


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I love this. Reminds me of a time when I used to play keyboard in a local band, and we had a Hammond M-3 organ with a leslie speaker that we carried all over Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. Beautiful mellow song.

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Hi Greg,

This is a very, very nice song!
It is understated and the singing is beautiful.
I really like the melody and the vocals.
And the same goes for the lyrics.

So I have no problems with the volume of the band and solo.
If they were louder they could spoil the intimacy of the vocals I think.

Merry Christmas to you,
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Greg,

Love this all the way! You do this style of music so well! Your vocals always have that lovely touch that take these songs to the next level, and I truly appreciate your talent!

Thanks, T




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Greg,
Wonderful poetry & ACE vocals. Skillful arrangement. Very smooth. Clear mix and listens well. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

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