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#753647 02/14/23 10:34 AM
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Hi All,

After several months of battling COVID and Post-COVID, I am slowly starting to get back into life...

Here's a new simple folk-style song called Rexall '74.

She was standing ‘neath the awning
Of a long shuttered doorway
In the cold of the Hudson Valley
Like it was 1974
Outside the store
Waiting for some ghost to call
By the Rexall - by the Rexall

She was waiting for the next train
Headed north to Saratoga
The grey platform was empty
Like it had long lost the war
She found the door
Abandoned and left to fall
From the Rexall - from the Rexall

She was gone without a warning
A short blast of the whistle
In the light of a winter morning
Like it was 1974
A few minutes more
With her name on the wall
At the Rexall - at the Rexall

BIAB Tracks:
366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
833:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Chorus Loop: Chillout/Chillout_dimensions 145

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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Bob

Lovely song, a nice melody and a nice simple backing track.

I Enjoyed it a lot.

Sorry to hear about your long covid. Hope your recovery is on track.

Peter

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Bob,

An excellent write.
Good "basic" tracks. Perfect for the song.
Well sung, well mixed.
Missed ya...

fj

(you do the BEST album covers!!!)

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Peter,

Much appreciated - thanks.

Bob

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Hi Bob,

Good to see you back! We had Covid here too a while back, fortunately not the long version though.

Lovely melody and your signature vocal. Good song, only complaint was it was a bit short.

'74 was a big year for me BTW, it's when I got my first car wink

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I had to google "Rexall" first to understand your lyrics smile

I like the song, nice laid-back mood and you have a good story.
I miss a chorus, I think the melody and chords at the end of the verses indicate that a chorus is coming soon...but no.


Making bits and bytes sound good...

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Floyd,

Thanks. I appreciate that. Also, thanks for the album cover compliment.

Bob

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Bob, Keep feeling better. Good nostalgic tone on this one. Good choice of real tracks. Nicely written and mixed. I enjoyed my listen, Tom

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Bob, first and foremost I pray that you return to 100% very soon.
Second, being from New York State I got the Rexall and Saratoga references.
Everything about this one is top shelf.
Great instrumentation and outstanding lyrics.
I'm glad that your back and hope to hear more from you soon.


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Bob,

This is awesome! So glad you are back!!

I missed your music!!!!!!!!!!!

smile

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Nice work.
Solid band and interesting narrative.
"'neath" can be done well but in this context the rest of the narrative writing style doesn't chime with it so it sticks out as an oddity.
The parochial references are lost on me, though helped by the image, which means I've likely missed some of the magic.


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Bob,
Glad you are getting better.
Good write, good track and clear mix. I had to Google Rexall too smile
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Bob:

Great to have you back on the board with something new . . .. and glad you’re getting back in to the swing of things health-wise. I wish you the very best in that regard. The song is a rsdean classic . . . just a lovely write on this one, with some great lines throughout. A nice crystal clear touch on the mix . . . and an engaging vocal. What’s not to like here? Outstanding!

Hope all is well in your world,

Deej

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it's good to have you back!

Cool write - sounds great. laugh


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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
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Thanks very much.

Bob

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B. D.,

Thank you.

Bob

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Glad you're on the mend.

Your songs are always engaging and this is no exception.

A solid write and production.

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Thanks. I appreciated that.

Bob

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Mario,

That's very kind - thank you.

Bob

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I liked it.

Good choice of instruments & well mixed.

Well sung... Your voice is so unique and has developed into such a cool style over the years I've been hearing it!

Nice job!

Greg

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