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#781807 11/09/23 05:55 PM
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I Got Two

Am continuing to incorporate the input from the last three songs into some remixes. THANK YOU to all who have taken the time to help. This was a welcome challenge in that the vocalist crushed the vocals from the first note, which left me with how to sustain the energy. Really interested in how this sounds to you.

Key=A , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:04
Style is _GROTTO.STY (Grotto 12-string Hard Rock)

RealTracks in style: 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~1030:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2757:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy8thsCraig Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2758:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockHeavy8thsMurray Ev 120
RealDrums in style:RockHardModernEv8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:4 beat Snare, HiHat

Lyrics: R.W. Davis
Vocals and BGV arrangement: D.A. Hughes

Mixing done in Studio One. The 12-string has compression and reverb. Lead vocals have 1/16 tape delay and a smidge of plate reverb. Harmony vocals are dry. BGVs have a little reverb added.

I got two hands to reach out to you
I got two eyes that want to see you
I got two ears listening for you
I got two halves of my brain to think about you

I got two legs to run after you
I got two arms that want to hold you
I got two tears glistening for you
I got two halves of my heart just beating for you

I got to tell you this
I got to tell you how important it is
Cos now it’s me
Only me
And I don’t really wanna be on my own
When I’m too, too, too, too, too much alone

I got too many heartaches
I got too many bad breaks
I felt too many earthquakes
And I made too many mistakes

I got two lips that used to kiss you
I got two goldfish that always miss you
I got two door keys and one’s still for you
I got two halves of my bed just waiting for you

I got to tell you this
I got to tell you how important it is
Cos now it’s me
Only me
And I don’t really wanna be on my own
When I’m too, too, too, too, too much alone

I got to tell you this...


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Sounds great!

I got two goldfish that always miss you
Ha! Nice line.

The delayed vocal in my right ear got a bit tedious really quickly, though. It felt "unbalanced".

But that's my only nit. Fun bit of pop, enjoyed it a lot. smile


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Ron,

This is an excellent song. Love the melody and production. And yes, the singer is great!

Bob

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Originally Posted by dcuny
Sounds great!

I got two goldfish that always miss you
Ha! Nice line.

The delayed vocal in my right ear got a bit tedious really quickly, though. It felt "unbalanced".

But that's my only nit. Fun bit of pop, enjoyed it a lot. smile

David, thanks for the listen. Yeah, that goldfish line gets me every time. Too absurd to be real but it still means something tangible. Will keep an eye on the off-center vox delay, didn't mean for it to be a distraction. There was method in my madness, but it was probably still just madness. Ha! Glad you enjoyed it!

Originally Posted by rsdean
Ron,

This is an excellent song. Love the melody and production. And yes, the singer is great!

Bob

Bob, glad you enjoyed the tune! Dusty's vocals are always killer. I sometimes under produce his vocals because I don't want to blur any of the details. THANKS!


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Ron...shades of some great British 60's rock...loved it...super band and the vocals were crazy good! very clever hook and treatment...really good writing...super listen, production and performance!


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You definitely keep the energy high!
Pretty cool lyrics and delivery, and even when the band has a lot of energy, it never gets in the way of the singer.
That's good catchy stuff!


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Fun and catchy tune!!! The production is totally pro!!!......and the singer is perfect for the track!! Really great listen!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted by firesong
Ron...shades of some great British 60's rock...loved it...super band and the vocals were crazy good! very clever hook and treatment...really good writing...super listen, production and performance!

firesong, glad you enjoyed it! Yeah, Dusty pegged out on the vocals, which I love even though I had to remix the song to let them shine. Glad it worked for you!

Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
You definitely keep the energy high!
Pretty cool lyrics and delivery, and even when the band has a lot of energy, it never gets in the way of the singer.
That's good catchy stuff!

B.D., thanks for the input! Staying out of the way of the vocal performance while while creating a musical song/story in support was the priority. Very gratifying that it worked for you.

Originally Posted by Greg Johnson
Fun and catchy tune!!! The production is totally pro!!!......and the singer is perfect for the track!! Really great listen!! Take care. Greg

Greg, so glad you enjoyed it! THANK YOU for the listen and feedback.


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Ron, that’s a fun one! Super vocal and great 60’s throwback arrangement. The production is high level. Enjoyed,Tom

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Very cute!

There is some real 60s stuff going on around here these days.

I dig it!

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It's bright, lively and has a good lyric/melody.
My only sugg is to turn down the kick drum a tad.

Vic

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Originally Posted by tommyad
Ron, that’s a fun one! Super vocal and great 60’s throwback arrangement. The production is high level. Enjoyed,Tom

Tom, THANK YOU for the listen! Glad you enjoyed it. Fun for me, too. Ha!

Originally Posted by David Snyder
Very cute!
There is some real 60s stuff going on around here these days.
I dig it!
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David, these lyrics are too, too, TOO cute for sure. Hey, The Beatles just released a new single, so the 60s aren't that far removed, are they? Ha! Glad you dig it!


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Great song and I love the concept of the lyrics ... though I was a bit concerned about what else you might have two of! laugh


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Ron,

Excellent. Very strong Power Pop.
Nice vocals & BGVs.
Killer Mix!

Everything about this sits Perfectly.

I got Two words for you: Damn Good.

fj

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Originally Posted by vicarn
It's bright, lively and has a good lyric/melody.
My only sugg is to turn down the kick drum a tad.
Vic

Vic, THANKS for the listen! Drummers...what are you going to do with them? Yeah, the kick might be a bit forward. I do try to listen for things like this in multiple listening environments before mixing down final, but suspect I just get fatigued and miss things anyway. That's why it's especially nice to leverage the ears of this forum. THANKS again!!


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I like your treatment of the vocal with the delay and plate reverb. Everything is mixed very well.

Good driving song. Well written and a terrific performance. Love those harmonies.


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You really have a gift to create catchy pop rock tunes, feels like a forgotten hit of the 80's, nice energetic one to party along. Clever lyrics, but not "too" clever smile I like the way you use "two", "to" and "too". Pleasant sounding band and excellent vocals.

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Originally Posted by WaoBand
Great song and I love the concept of the lyrics ... though I was a bit concerned about what else you might have two of! laugh

I won't lie to you. When reading the lyric sheet for the first time, I had exactly the same concern. Ha! Glad you liked it!

Originally Posted by floyd jane
Ron,
Excellent. Very strong Power Pop.
Nice vocals & BGVs.
Killer Mix!
Everything about this sits Perfectly.
I got Two words for you: Damn Good.
fj

Floyd, so glad it worked for you! Of course I have a Two word response: THANK YOU!!


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Originally Posted by BabuMusic
I like your treatment of the vocal with the delay and plate reverb. Everything is mixed very well.
Good driving song. Well written and a terrific performance. Love those harmonies.

marty, thank you for the listen and the feedback on the vox FX. Think I'll keep it around for future reference. Glad you like the song!

Originally Posted by jannesan
You really have a gift to create catchy pop rock tunes, feels like a forgotten hit of the 80's, nice energetic one to party along. Clever lyrics, but not "too" clever smile I like the way you use "two", "to" and "too". Pleasant sounding band and excellent vocals. Janne

Janne, THANKS for the feedback. So glad you liked it. BTW, spent a few days in Helsinki for work some years ago. Such a cool country and culture...


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I commented on this yesterday - seems I hit the wrong button somewhere.
I think it sounds great but the "I Got" got to me after a while. Changing either the verse of the chorus to "I have" would've provided a change.
That's old me responding though as I took a lesson in 1967 as gospel...we buried "got".


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