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Hello forum members

The year is drawing to a close.
And what could be more natural than to dedicate
a song to the people who are close to you,
who are always there for you and who make your life worth living.

I came up with the idea and the music for the
song, then asked Deej to write the lyrics.
And then Marty, Shigeki and Wolle stepped in to
move the song forward with their great talents.

But I had no idea how well this song would develop.
The result is a fantastic collaboration that focused
on the message of the song right from the start:

YOU ARE THE BEST THING IN MY LIFE


And here is the video

We wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones and a great, healthy New Year.

Many greetings
Andi ;-)

I dedicate this song to my best friend Sophie

The Lyrics:
You Are The Best Thing In My Life

So I’m trying to find someway to explain
When I need a friend you’re always there I know
And those moments when I’m standing in the rain
You bring sunshine and the storm I’m in just goes

And even when my winters bring me down
You’re the fire in my heart
You melt everything around

You are the best thing in my life
And all I need
You’re everything that I could ever dream

You are the best thing in my life
You’re all I see
With every day you shine more bright
Yeah, you are the best thing in my life

Sometimes I find myself so lost
My faith a broken compass
My North an albatross

But when I feel abandoned and alone
You bring me back to center
And guide me back to home

And even when the darkness circles round
You chase the chains of midnight
And burn my prison down



SOUND GUARDIANS are:

ANDREAS MELZER - Music, Production, Artwork and Mix

DJ LEKICH - Vocals and Lyrics

MARTY STRAUB - Bass

SHIGEKI ADACHI - Strings accompaniment

WOLFGANG MELZER - Solo and Rhythm Guitar, Guitar Synth



****** Song Summary *************
Title: YouAreTheBestThingInMyLife
File:YouAreTheBestThingInMyLifeV3.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=3:54
No intro. 75 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 75. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 1304 notes, Melody harmony is <no harmony>(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _FLANNEL.STY

RealTracks in style: 1599:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsA-B Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~1029:Guitar, 12-String Electric, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1761:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 4129:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ProgRockTODistortedSync Ev 090
RealTracks in song: ~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealDrums in Style: RockHardLA^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Loose HiHat

*******************


YOU ARE THE BEST THING IN MY LIFE
Music by Andreas Melzer
Lyrics by DJ Lekich
©2023 by SOUND GUARDIANS

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Andi, Deej, Marty, Shigeki & Wolfgang,

What a great song and production... Beautiful and heartfelt.

Love the power-pop arrangement and mix. Deej has such an awesome voice - he really shines here, as does the rest of the group.

Superb collaboration!

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That was absolutely fantastic.
Everything about it was top shelf.
You all should be very proud of this masterpiece.
Merry Christmas to all.


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It's good to hear something from you again, Andi.

Beautiful intro. Lovely melody. This is a supergroup collaboration.

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Well, this is pretty close to perfection. Wish I had THIS "band in a box". Ha! A lot going on musically, but no wasted effort, just a steady build to a big finish. Fantastic job all!


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A fairly sparse arrangement in the verses and the chorus aren't overloaded but with those skilled players you've elegant sufficiency all the way through.
BIAB holds it head up well too.
Power ballad for the win.


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Hi Andi,

This is just about as good as it gets I think.

Great songwriting, and top notch performances from everyone involved.

Excellent!

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I think it's a great testament to BIAB that it brings together musicians from all over the world and they sound like a band that has never done anything else.
Great work from all 5 of you.
I take my virtual hat off to you guys!


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This is outstanding! The individual parts from the bass to the guitar to the strings to the vocals are all shining brightly at the top of their games. The lyrics and the arrangement are fantastic. Perfect mix. Bravo to all of you involved in this brilliant collaboration, Tom

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Outstanding collaboration.
A solid write. And a killer vocal.
Quality musicianship all around.
The Strings are exquisite.

A Big Song.
A great listen.

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Hi Andy, and all the others involved in this project,

You did a wonderful job on this song. I'm impressed!
I heard it some days ago for the first time, on YouTube.
Now, it still sounds amazing (luckily). ;-)

It all sounds great.
Its impossible to pick out one thing. Everything was great; the strings; they fit wonderful here.
You in composing the song and all other arrangements.
Shigeki on the strings. Wolfgang on the guitar, Marty (also included) on the bass and Deej with his special vocals.
But also in writing these very nice lyrics.

So Andy, you managed to get people together again to make this song.
Thumbs up for you!

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Hello Andi.

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What an amazing collaboration! You, Deej, Marty, Shigeki & Wolfgang have created and delivered an outstanding work. This is 100% professional through and through. Kudos to everyone involved. The end result is a brilliant testament to the talents of everyone involved.,,, very, very impressive!

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The title expresses how I feel about this forum smile And many of 'you' have worked together to give me such a treat with a beautiful ballad in the classic style. Great hook melody. Excellent band, where you have all done one of your best performances. The timing is perfect for the message, during these difficult times it is important to remember those who have been the fire burning our prisons down.

Andi has written a great song, Shigeki's strings are lush and warm, Wolfgang's guitar solo is one of the best I've heard for a long time, DJ's vocals cannot be any better, Marty complements the super group. This should be Christmas number one song all over the world!

Happy holidays to all of you!!

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To all:

Thanks much for the listens and kind words. It was a pleasure to be a part of this tune and, while I’m a bit biased, I think Andi just killed on the arrangement and the mix.

My best to you all. Have a merry Christmas and holiday, and come well into the New Year!

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Hey Sound Guardians...that was incredible! wow...what a production all round...well written and sung (Deej always come through)...played (the strings are exquisite, and the solo is killer and the bass is well...it's Marty) and produced (mixed perfectly IMO)...this is one of the best songs of the year here IMHO...we don't need The Guardians of the Galaxy when we have the Sound Guardians around! super collaboration Andy...would love to hear more from this group! Merry Christmas!


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Wow. Deej really knocked it out of the park with the vocals, but everything about this production is excellent.

I can only repeat what's already been said: big build, excellent performances and mix.

Are those uncredited horns I'm hearing at the end?

Nice work, all! laugh


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So many wonderful comments have been written and we agree with every one of them.

It is an epic ballad and an awesome collaboration, Andi.

EVERYBODY involved poured heart and soul into it.

And we enjoyed every minute of it and the video!

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WOW! So much fun. Great write and production, Andi. Wolfgang did a great job throughout. Shigeki was his usual fabulous self. His string arrangment is also a beautiful composition. Deej's vocal is outstanding with such strong passion. Man, this song stays in my head all day. Thanks so much for inviting me, Andi.


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SUPERB. All of you have done an incredible job, here. The end result is spectacular. Bravi, all of you - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and an amazing New Year 2024 to you all - please continue to create stunning music, such as here. CONGRATULATIONS.

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Andi, Deej, Marty, Shigeki & Wolfgang,

What a great song and production... Beautiful and heartfelt.

Love the power-pop arrangement and mix. Deej has such an awesome voice - he really shines here, as does the rest of the group.

Superb collaboration!

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Hello Bob
Thank you very much for your great feedback
Glad you liked the song
I appreciate it very much
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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