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#747791 01/04/23 08:42 AM
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Hey guys...in 2008 I met (on line) Buddy Sutton, a lyricist from Waterford, Ireland...in the past 15 years we've worked together on dozens of songs...this year I'm remastering some of our songs with BiaB...I love them because Buddy has a great gift for paraphrasing the scripture and expressing it simply and profoundly IMO...I will post some of them in the coming months...this is one I just finished(?) and am sharing for your comments and/or suggestions...so...if you do...thanks for listening...Dan

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OUTLOOK.STY Positive Outlook Poppy Folk Rock
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I added: vocals


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Dan (& Buddy),

A very solid write.
Very solid vocals (and harmonies).
A nice arrangement/production.
Well mixed.
(the drums are a bit "wimpy" for my tastes)

fj

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Hi you two.
It's a nice sound and vocal.
Three things, from my point of hearing stand out.
The bass seems to lose notes here and there and the vox and drums need to come up a DB or two.
Almost there.

Vic

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I'm really enjoying your project, Dan. These songs are wonderful. Man, such strong vocals and always a positive and strong message. What about The Bible Album by Dan Simmons & Buddy Sutton (you can skip Numbers and Deuteronomy, of course wink )? Seriously, you are both entertaining and inspirational. Thanks for sharing the gifts.


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Very cool upbeat song. Super vocal and lyric. Loved the production and mix. Well done


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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dan (& Buddy),

A very solid write.
Very solid vocals (and harmonies).
A nice arrangement/production.
Well mixed.
(the drums are a bit "wimpy" for my tastes)

fj

Thanks floyd...I'll listen to the drums again...maybe a shot of steroids is needed...Dan

Originally Posted By: vicarn
Hi you two.
It's a nice sound and vocal.
Three things, from my point of hearing stand out.
The bass seems to lose notes here and there and the vox and drums need to come up a DB or two.
Almost there.

Vic


Hey Vic...thanks for your thoughts...my mixes are never done so I'll try to fix that...Dan

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
I'm really enjoying your project, Dan. These songs are wonderful. Man, such strong vocals and always a positive and strong message. What about The Bible Album by Dan Simmons & Buddy Sutton (you can skip Numbers and Deuteronomy, of course wink )? Seriously, you are both entertaining and inspirational. Thanks for sharing the gifts.

Marty...that's a good idea though I probably should have started that concept 50 years ago or so smile ...thanks for your comments...Dan

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool upbeat song. Super vocal and lyric. Loved the production and mix. Well done

Scott...thanks for your thoughts...I always appreciate your words of encouragement...Dan


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Very nice Dan. Sounds as though you've got a good writing partner there. I might have used a few more fills or a few more lead instruments during the course of the song, but I have a tendency to over do it - and you wouldn't want anything to get in the way of that writing.

Brad

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That was a really catchy song and very professionally mixed and mastered. I really enjoyed it and the Outlook style was perfect. Dermot (from Ireland)

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Another winner.

Loved the song, the vocal, mix, and of course the lyrics.

I do have one suggestion, get to work on the other songs as post them as soon as they are finished grin


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Hi Dan
Great song
Nice vocal work
Also the song has a great rhythm
Sounds really good Dan
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Very nice Dan. Sounds as though you've got a good writing partner there. I might have used a few more fills or a few more lead instruments during the course of the song, but I have a tendency to over do it - and you wouldn't want anything to get in the way of that writing.

Brad

Brad...thanks for your thoughts...yeah, Buddy is very gifted...he has written with many composers in Ireland...he has written entire musicals...I think I'm his "country" guy and he's a darling man...thanks again...Dan

Originally Posted By: Dermot Eireebykq
That was a really catchy song and very professionally mixed and mastered. I really enjoyed it and the Outlook style was perfect. Dermot (from Ireland)

Dermot...thanks for your comments...the 'Outlook style' is very catchy and up...I like it a lot...BTW, where in Ireland are you located...is it near Waterford?...thanks again...Dan


Originally Posted By: MarioD
Another winner.

Loved the song, the vocal, mix, and of course the lyrics.

I do have one suggestion, get to work on the other songs as post them as soon as they are finished grin


Mario...thanks my friend...I'm working on them everyday...I'll get them along ASAP...but don't want to flood the forum...BTW they're at https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=661040&albumID=1292&content=albumInfo if you're interested...Dan

Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Dan
Great song
Nice vocal work
Also the song has a great rhythm
Sounds really good Dan
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Andi...thanks for your comments...I appreciate your thoughts and opinions...Dan


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You and Buddy are a good team, Dan.

This lyric is very good and your stellar vocals, the band and mix certainly do it justice.
Your style choice was perfecto for the lyric and melody.

Well done!

J&B

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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
You and Buddy are a good team, Dan.

This lyric is very good and your stellar vocals, the band and mix certainly do it justice.
Your style choice was perfecto for the lyric and melody.

Well done!

J&B


J&B...thanks guys for the kind words and comments...I really appreciate them...Dan


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Sounds excellent, good write. Nice melody, easy on the ears.

I agree that the drums could have more punch.

As a rule, I think songs are stronger when the chorus is instrumentally distinct from the verse.

Perhaps that's true here, too. wink


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Sounds excellent, good write. Nice melody, easy on the ears.

I agree that the drums could have more punch.

As a rule, I think songs are stronger when the chorus is instrumentally distinct from the verse.

Perhaps that's true here, too. wink

David...I appreciate your comments...Perhaps? smile Dan


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Dan,

Love the message here! Once again, you've delivered lead and background vocals that are as good or better than anything posted in the forum or anywhere else for that matter! Everything sounds great to me! I am in the louder drums camp with Floyd, but if the lighter sound is what you were going for it's still ok! I know back in the early days of CCM the lighter drum sound was prevalent in a lot of songs!

Thanks, T




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firesong.

loved the tempo of this n' lyrics n' the message.
fantastic voc doubles.

maybe lead vocs up a bit...not tons just a bit ??

clever key change mate.

brought tears to me cos reminded me of times i sang in church when i was young.

AN AMAZEING SONG !! A TRULY GREAT SONG !!

happiness.

om

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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dan,

Love the message here! Once again, you've delivered lead and background vocals that are as good or better than anything posted in the forum or anywhere else for that matter! Everything sounds great to me! I am in the louder drums camp with Floyd, but if the lighter sound is what you were going for it's still ok! I know back in the early days of CCM the lighter drum sound was prevalent in a lot of songs!

Thanks, T

Torrey...thanks so much for your comments...I raised the drums a tad as per you and Floyd...I always appreciate those suggestions...Dan



Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
firesong.

loved the tempo of this n' lyrics n' the message.
fantastic voc doubles.
maybe lead vocs up a bit...not tons just a bit ??
clever key change mate.
brought tears to me cos reminded me of times i sang in church when i was young.
AN AMAZEING SONG !! A TRULY GREAT SONG !!
happiness.
om

om...I am moved by your response...thank you so much...Dan


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Hello Dan (and Buddy),

A very nice, emotional song you made once again.
your vocals are very good, as always and the band does a good job.
The lyrics were written very well, although I have a little difficulty with god as the saviour.
I think we need to take more responsability ourself to change our world.
Perhaps it's already too late?

But don't bother responding to that. I told you I like your songs, but am not religious. That's all.

I enjoyed it and didn't hear technical nits...

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