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Hello forum friends,

This is my first post of the year and my newest song.
This time too, I have prepared a live band version and a BIAB version.
The live band version was recorded at my music circle's recording session late last year.
The BIAB RealTracks version was created prior to that in order to ask a group of lyricists to write the lyrics.
However, even as the session approached, the lyrics were not completed, so I wrote them myself this time.
Any comments encouraged.
Always welcome.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Title: 夏の名残り(Translation: The Remnants Of The summer)

Vocal: 樹亜夏(Kiana), my music friend

Link of Live Band Version by Yamaha Teachers:
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/remnants-of-summer-live-band

Following additional VST instruments played with EastWest Symphonic Orchestra
Ist Violins, French Horns, Oboe, Harp
Strings from Style is ST_ELMO.STY

And also RealTracks below added
Harp (RealTracks in style: 2820:Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085)
String Quartet (RealTracks in style: 2335:String Quartet, Rhythm PopHall Ev 085)

Scored by me.

Link of RealTracks Version with Scat Vocal:
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/remnants-of-summer-scat

Style is _SJAZBL2.STY
RealTracks in style: 908:Bass, Electric, SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 1072:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzBallad Ev16 065
RealDrums in Style: SmoothJazzBallad^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride RealDrums in Style: PopWaltzEven8^3-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
Same Orchestration as Live Band version added

Summary of lyrics

On that summer day
We met in the wind
On the street along the coast
Our eyes met and we stopped
And love started right away
Sweet sighs of love were already prepared
Without hesitation, the two of us
We allowed ourself to go with the flow

The season has passed
And I'm alone standing on the sand today too
I feel the end of our love has come
And I think about tomorrow
We can't hide our failure anymore
We were just only confused
By the full glare of the sun in midsummer

I'll go back to you today too as if nothing happened
I'm getting used to being silent beside you
And I can even hide my irritation with you
But the time has come for us to make a decision
We are almost there
Let's go back to the situation before we met
That's the only way we can choose
We should have the courage and take a step forward
We Know we can surely take the action

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Shigeki,

Your compositions are always so epic and beautifully produced. This one fits that profile so well.

Excellent singer and an outstanding mix.

Bob

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Hey Shigeki,

Beautiful! Such a lovely song, gorgeous arrangement, incredible production.

Happy New Year!

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Shigeki,

Wow, just a rich and beautiful production. Amazing how well the BIAB version compares against the live version . . . falls so pretty on the ears. You've outdone yourself with this one!

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Shigeki Adachi,
you're a lucky guy to have professionals recording the final version of everything you do with BIAB.

This is epic, I really love everything about your song.
Really, really good work!


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Shigeki Adachi,

Beautiful. Gorgeous orchestration.

樹亜夏 has terrific "character" in her voice...

Excellent mix.

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Bob,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune and Kiana's Vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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David(Snyder),

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune and my arrangement.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Deej,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
And many thanks for listening to the both versions.
I am really glad you like this tune.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Hi Shigeki,

As everyone else has said, this is such a beautiful song and superbly presented. I am particularly impressed by your strings arrangement - always so lush and beautiful. Kiana's voice is wonderful.

You are truly a gifted musician.

Happy New Year,

Alan

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Both versions are lush and room filling with brilliant performances.

We much enjoyed each one but the scat version is our favorite.
Why? We love scatting!
And because of that Ella Fitzgerald is one of Janice's favorite singers.

Excellent and we appreciate the amount of effort that went into creating these fine productions.

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Shigeki, I appreciate you posting both versions. It is fun to compare. First, a tip of the hat for your uncomparable talent --even with the lyrics. wink So much beautiful music circles the room whichever version plays, but for some ineffable reason I prefer the tone of the Scat version. It sorta hugs the listener more warmly. Love it!


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Shigeki, wow, both of these are beautifully scored, professionally performed and expertly mixed. Love Kiana's voice! I like the live band version a tiny bit more, but both are outstanding. THANKS for posting!


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Shigeki, Your orchestration is second to none.
Kiana has a beautiful voice.
Everything you post raises the bar on this forum when it comes to masterfully arranging and your orchestration.
I wish that I had some of your talent.
Loved it.

PS - both versions are top shelf IMHO.


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Hi, Shigeki.

I really appreciate you posting the working and final versions of your songs.

The BiaB version is very pretty, and well mixed. The vocals are nice, and the strings are particularly nice. The french horns make a soft backing against the vocals, and the harp glissandos are nice. The slow trills on the strings work reall well... I'll have to remember to use them myself! wink

I'm not sure I heard the oboe in the mix. The orchestral instruments fit in perfectly here.

There's much more presence of the final mix, especially the hi-hat. Of course, the vocal commands much more attention, as it should. Kiana sounds great.

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Gorgeous arrangements and performances but the melody is the key - no translation needed as the vocal line communicates beautifully.


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Personally I prefer the sung version. It's a beautiful, well-orchestrated song. There is variation and rhythm. Well done
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What a big wonderful soundscape Shigeki. Just loved this song. Incredible vocal and arrangement..


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Brian,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
And many thanks for listening to the both versions.
I am really glad you like this tune.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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floyd,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune, Kiana's Vocal and my arrangement.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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