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Here's a song I started writing in November 2022, and just finished recording.

I was able to use the BIAB RD's this time, but I did use my MODO Drum plugin for some additional drum parts

All RT's are listed below. All lead & background guitar parts (plus a couple rhythm tracks too) are my Tele (background rhythm tracks), and my Strat (solo & slide at the end) being played through a Boss GX-100 processor that I recently got. I'm doing all the vocals as well.

I mastered with IK Multimedia's T-Racks 5.
I also used a number of module processors (plugins) from that same program in my DAW (Reaper) when recording.

As always all comments are welcome.


https://soundcloud.com/greg-achord/i-believe-in-you


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©2022 Greg Achord


I Believe In You

I just wanna take a minute now, and talk about your life
It seems some of the choices you're makin', are like a roll of the dice
I just can't help but keep from worryin,' you're always on my mind
We gotta find a way to bring you back, you're not the quittin' kind
I believe in you and always will

Well I'm not sure where it all went wrong, It kinda snuck up fast
For so long you're at the front of the line, then suddenly you're last
I wanna' help I think you know I do, 'cause there's a price to pay
You can't give up, you can't turn your back, you can't walk away
'Cause I believe in you and always will

(Solo)

I know there's others who struggle this way, I've even been there myself
Yea don't go blamin' those around you, for the hand you were dealt
It's up to you to make the choice, you are the one in control
But remember you can count on me, I love you heart & soul
Yea I believe in you and always will (x3)

(Solo Out)

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Greg, this one is right smack dab in the middle of your lane. Really well written lyrics, sung to perfection. Your guitar playing is a lesson in making every note count not counting how many notes you can fit in the bar. Well mixed. I wouldn’t change a thing, Tom

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Greg,

Love the swing in the arrangement and your vocal. This style fits you so well. Excellent singing!

I really enjoyed this.

Bob

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Well done on all counts - what a ripper, nev

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Everything sounds good. The Boss guitar tones suit the song.
Good vocals.
A very comfy song.


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Greg,

Cool tune, well written.

Nice Groove. Good tracks.
Good vocals & harmonies.
Love that solo.
Good mix.

One of your best.

fj

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i like how 'lively' this song is.

you sir are a TALENT WITH A CAPITAL "T".

fantastic arrangement of the vocs.

love that subtle piano mate.

excellent song.

best to you n' have a great 2023.

om


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Greg...great southern rock tune...your vocals are killer...super band...especially your guitar work...classic and contemporary at the same time...super mix!


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Nice driving song, great arrangement and mix.
But what makes the song are your vocals, you have the perfect voice for this style of music smile


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Hi Greg,

Good song and top vocals and guitar work.

Best Regards
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Really nice - positive vibes, upbeat vocal, cool solo, retro feel without feeling old.

Cool bits from the piano and resonator guitar as well. laugh


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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Greg, this one is right smack dab in the middle of your lane. Really well written lyrics, sung to perfection. Your guitar playing is a lesson in making every note count not counting how many notes you can fit in the bar. Well mixed. I wouldn’t change a thing, Tom



Thanks for the listen Tom, and the very nice comments.


Originally Posted By: rsdean
Greg,

Love the swing in the arrangement and your vocal. This style fits you so well. Excellent singing!

I really enjoyed this.

Bob



Thanks Bob!


Originally Posted By: nevnbron
Well done on all counts - what a ripper, nev



Thanks for the listen.


Originally Posted By: rayc
Everything sounds good. The Boss guitar tones suit the song.
Good vocals.
A very comfy song.


Appreciate it Ray. I'm sure enjoying My Boss GX-100!


Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Greg,

Cool tune, well written.

Nice Groove. Good tracks.
Good vocals & harmonies.
Love that solo.
Good mix.

One of your best.

fj



Thanks Floyd! I had been thinking about Jeff Beck before the solo... Decided to honor him with a little whammy work.


Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
i like how 'lively' this song is.

you sir are a TALENT WITH A CAPITAL "T".

fantastic arrangement of the vocs.

love that subtle piano mate.

excellent song.

best to you n' have a great 2023.

om



Hey om, thanks you so much for the listen & the very nice compliment! I appreciate it.

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WOW what a great song!
Super groove
Outstanding vocal
Great mix
I liked everything about this one.


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Originally Posted By: firesong
Greg...great southern rock tune...your vocals are killer...super band...especially your guitar work...classic and contemporary at the same time...super mix!



Thank you Dan.


Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Nice driving song, great arrangement and mix.
But what makes the song are your vocals, you have the perfect voice for this style of music smile



Thanks for the nice comments B.D.


Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Greg,

Good song and top vocals and guitar work.

Best Regards
Nigel



Thank you Nigel, I appreciate it.

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Cool tune Greg! Really liked that groove. I echo what Tommy said about the guitar work - great stuff. I also loved that dobro in the back. Made me feel a little like rocking in swamp land with CCR!

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Your vocals are so convincing that we know you really do believe! smile

This has a good and joyous (as Janice said) groove to it and your fine playing meshes so well with the RT’s. Nice interplay with the resonator guitar RT.

Lyric, performances, mix - it’s all really good and we enjoyed it!

Keep 'em coming,

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I dug this from the first bar!

The mix is perfect. Professional. Way to go!!

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Greg,

Engaging from the first note . . . the vocal work is terrific . . . great lead, but the the BGVs and harmonies take this one over the top . . . just excellent! Good rockin’ tune . . . great band and stellar mix. All good here . . . cool tune!

All my best to you,

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Your guitar playing sounds mighty good and so does your singing. Smoking hot rocker. Just what I like!

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Nice song, nice mix and nice message. I like the way all the tracks all complement each other.

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