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Show Me The Magic (Pop) on Soundcloud
Show Me The Magic (Pop) on YouTube


This song was originally written and recorded in 1991. It was redone a couple years ago with BiaB, and is on my 3rd album, but never posted here. I wanted to redo it slower with a more folksy feel, and also wanted to explore more of BiaB's MultitStyles. This version I called pop (after the Style), and there is a more elaborate one called Reggae.

Key=G , Tempo 99, Length (m:s)=4:14
Style is _PJONPBA.STY (Pop Ballad Piano & Acoustic Guit)

RealTracks in style: 1728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBalladJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~703:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3959:Synth, Rhythm StripMallStrings 65
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1801:Synth Pad, PopShiningSoft Ev 120
RealDrums in style:NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

Dave Bell of Blue Attitude added a couple guitar tracks, but didn't like either of them, so I used both. I like what he came up with, and it's not an easy song to add guitar. In my opinion, his playing is what makes the song. Opinions can differ, and I'd love to hear yours. I played bass and sang.

Show Me The Magic

You never do nothing, you never say nothing,
and I surrender to your charms.
A no-no means something. You never never nothing
when you're here laying in my arms.

CH: Show me the magic, and everything else won't seem so tragic.
Then I will show you a thing or two, too.

A crazy feeling from floor to ceiling
will soon surround us in this room.
I beg you kneeling, please start revealing
the spells you spin when in the mood.

CH: Show me the magic and we'll make the most from all of the gadgetry
that love will provide when we both take that ride.

BR.: Where is the magic? Show it to me now. That voodoo you do.
I feel alive when I'm with you. I do. SOLO

I beg you kneeling, please start revealing
those special spells you spin. Bring us to that mood.

CH: Show me the magic, and everything else won't seem so tragic.
Then I will show you a thing or two, too, or three.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

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Really great, Marty. I can tell it's that good when I forget to listen critically, and just listen ... which, sadly, happens very rarely for me. And yes, Dave's solos are at his usual high standards :-) Well done to both - loved it.

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I've come to expect pro polished output from you and your crew Marty, and this one is up there with all of your other work.
We never do nothing smile


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Hey there Marty - loved the intro to this song, the melody and chord changes are all great. I hate to disagree with a fellow guitar picker, but I do in this case. You're right, I thought the guitar sounds really make the song - but that was some strong bass playing/mixing too. Cool slide at 2:11.

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Cracking chorus Marty.
Dave does his Dave thing very well and the bassman is a keeper.
The voice, harmonies included, are, yet again a warm welcome of expression and emotion.


Cheers
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic


Dave Bell of Blue Attitude added a couple guitar tracks, but didn't like either of them, so I used both.



Made me laugh when I read that grin I had actually forgotten about this one. Turned out pretty good!

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Very cool song, Marty!

You are always such a positive man; in your comments, in your lyrics and in your emails.
Probably in many more cases, but these are the ones I personally know of

A wonderful rhythm, nice chord progression and very good vocals!
And I also love the BG-vocals. Very nice. You are getting close to the Gibb brothers...
You see, I can come cloe in behaving positive. In this case not a problem at all, because I mean it all.
Still, you win on that front!

But it's a revelation you disliked two guitar tracks from Dave (mind you!).
As I can read in his reply he wasn't even shocked. He laughed...!

Hans


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'I surrender to your charms.'
'show me the magic'..

above great lyrics ...just two of many.

your a poet ! nice changes.

vocs starting at 2//12 love em' before lead comes in.

superb ending.

best

om

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Marty, I enjoyed the well written lyrics which your vocal delivered perfectly. Dave’s guitar parts were just right for the song. Nicely produced. I liked it , Tom

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Lovely love song with a very catchy chorus. And pop is always a good choice.
I like your vocals, and it was a good decision to use every guitar track you didn't like.
Great job by all involved.

"Show me the magic, and everything else won't seem so tragic."

Beautiful. I think I have to steal this grin


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So glad you shared the song Marty. Lovely song. Super vocal and lyric. Loved the basslines and Dave's guitar work was perfect for the song..


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Marty,

An awesome song and production. Sounds pro...

Love your vocal and Dave's guitar lines. Glad you rescued this one from the 90's!

Excellent!

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Originally Posted By: musician17
Really great, Marty. I can tell it's that good when I forget to listen critically, and just listen ... which, sadly, happens very rarely for me. And yes, Dave's solos are at his usual high standards :-) Well done to both - loved it.

That's such a cool comment, James. I know just what you mean, and I'm so glad Dave and I brought that feeling to you.

Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
I've come to expect pro polished output from you and your crew Marty, and this one is up there with all of your other work.
We never do nothing smile

Thanks, Steve. Yeah, always putting a positive spin on double negatives. Seems the language is changing to accept the no-no faux pas. Hey, I like that. There's a beat in there for ya, Steve. no-no-faux-pas, no-no-faux-pas, no-no-faux-pas

Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Hey there Marty - loved the intro to this song, the melody and chord changes are all great. I hate to disagree with a fellow guitar picker, but I do in this case. You're right, I thought the guitar sounds really make the song - but that was some strong bass playing/mixing too. Cool slide at 2:11.

Brad

Thanks, Brad. No need for concern in disagreeing with Dave. hehe Glad you you feel his parts elevate the song, ands you agree with me. wink

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Cracking chorus Marty.
Dave does his Dave thing very well and the bassman is a keeper.
The voice, harmonies included, are, yet again a warm welcome of expression and emotion.

Thanks, Ray. You've helped so much already, but I'm about to send another email plea.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

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Well Marty, I am once again so impressed by the quality of recordings and production that you produce for us to listen to! I'm crazy about acoustic based music and the crisp clean acoustic on this is so mellow and pleasing and then when you add your superb bass and Dave's tasteful and tone-full electric...well...I'm completely hooked and that's not to mention the quality of the lyrics and melody...oh by the way did I mention the lyrics and melody...everything you guys do is crazy good...thanks for 'showing us the magic'...again!


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Marty,

I felt gospel in the undercurrent of this song.
The melody is very pop and can withstand any arrangement.
Your vocals make this song even more exciting.
The lyrics are very positive as usual.
The video is also interesting because scenes reminiscent of Harry Potter are inserted.
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Nice easygoing pop - a bit of a '70s throwback. smile

As for your question: the vocals make the song, of course! wink

But Dave's guitar certainly helps make it that much better!


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Marty

Very nice, melodic, pretty and well played and sung.

(what would the guitarist know!)

Enjoyed it.

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Marty,
Don't know how original sounded, but this is very neat.
I like your "no pressure" tunes. Definitely something I need to learn from you. Good lyrics and vocals & arrangement. Dave sounds great! Good choice of keeping those tracks smile Mix is very clear. Easy listen. Good job on the video.
Stayed longer and listened to "Somewhere In The Loss". Super tune. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

P.S. I wonder of personality of the cat breed on vid. We had rescued a British blue at one point. She was very different from all other cats I encountered.

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Marty,

Terrific BAND. Balanced, supportive.
Dave's guitar is, of course, just right.
And OH that Bass!!
A lot of feeling in the vocals.
Good mix.

That chorus is Pure Magic.

smile

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Hey Marty,

I liked this! The band sounds good... I was half way through before I even noticed there was no drums. smile
Very nice vocal and the background vocals are outstanding!

Great Job!

Greg

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