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In The Evening

Our first J&B tune in quite a while is different in style and length - hey it’s less than three minutes! 🤪
Every evening just before bedtime Janice takes a short walk to enjoy the night birds, sky, tree frogs, fire flies and more. Recently while we were mountain biking the words to this tune sorta popped into Bud’s ole head. Peter worked closely with us on the production and played some fun and different parts. We were surprised and very pleased that it was accepted for a popular Spotify user playlist. As always we much appreciate your time to listen and hopefully comment. Many thanks to PeterF and PG Music.

Janice: vocals, chords, melody, arrangement and mix
Peter: guitar solos/fills, sitar, horns, arrangement and mix
Bud: lyrics, arrangement, mix and mastering.

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Vocals: Rodes NT1 Mic, Nectar light EQ/reverb/compression — nothing else.

Piano: MIDI SuperTrack 2835 Rhythm 70sBritPopMike > Logic Pro Punchy Grand Steinway > Waves CLA Unplugged
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Bass: RealTrack 700 Electric, PopHalfNotesPush DI > Logic Pro Direct Power Bass Amp Sim

Rhythm Guitar: RealTrack 637 Electric, Rhythm RootsRockDirty DI > Logic Pro Designer Tweed Guitar Amp Sim

Drums: RealDrums RockRoots > Waves CLA Drums
Fills comped and cymbals doubled

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IN THE EVENING
© 2024 J. Merritt, B. Merritt & P. Fulham

V1
some days ole sol can be too bright
that’s when I look forward to night
I want to be awake to gaze at the moon
there’s no need for me to seek high noon
Chorus
I always come alive in the evening
listening to the night birds singing
surrounded by the glow of fireflies
I no longer think of blue skies
Turnaround (4 bars)
V2
when the full moon is shining bright
that’s when my spirit takes flight
walking through a field of silver dew
with every step my soul renews
Chorus
Solo
Bridge
when I see the sun rise I’ll bid the night adieu
but my moonlit dreams will always come shining through
Chorus
Outro

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Janice & Bud,

Hands down my new favorite from you guys!

The lyrics, melody, production and OUTSTANDING vocal by Janice makes this song a complete knockout.

Love Peter's laid back guitar and Bud's full warm mix.

"when the full moon is shining bright
that’s when my spirit takes flight
walking through a field of silver dew
with every step my soul renews"

Yeah, I absolutely love this...

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"when the full moon is shining bright that’s when my spirit takes flight" alone is worth listening to this song, I got goose bumps all over the place.
Amazing song, amazing vocals, amazing production and amazing guitar work.
An the sitar is SOOOO cool.
Perfect!


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Originally Posted by rsdean
Janice & Bud,

Hands down my new favorite from you guys!

The lyrics, melody, production and OUTSTANDING vocal by Janice makes this song a complete knockout.

Love Peter's laid back guitar and Bud's full warm mix.

"when the full moon is shining bright
that’s when my spirit takes flight
walking through a field of silver dew
with every step my soul renews"

Yeah, I absolutely love this...

Bob

Bob, we so appreciate that. Every word of it.
And to have you mention the lyric is extra special as you are such a great writer.

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Janice & Bud,

Hands down my new favorite from you guys!

The lyrics, melody, production and OUTSTANDING vocal by Janice makes this song a complete knockout.

Love Peter's laid back guitar and Bud's full warm mix.

"when the full moon is shining bright
that’s when my spirit takes flight
walking through a field of silver dew
with every step my soul renews"

Yeah, I absolutely love this...

Bob

Thanks Bob.

Peter

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HI, Janice and Bud.

Pleasant '70s pop sound. Easy listening!

As usual, Janice's vocal is excellent, as it the harmony.

The horns were a treat, and the sitar with the descending riff had me laughing! smile

some days ole sol can be too bright...

My favorite trivia question that people know the answer to, but often forget: "What's the name of our sun?" The "bonus" trivia question is, of course, "What's he name of Earth's moon?" laugh


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Really nice song here.

It has kind of a warm, sunny '60s radio hit feel to me, back in the days when you may have had a group like the Stone Poneys who gave a lot of attention to the parts that they used in the instrumentation and the variety of sounds in the mix, you know, the good old days. With ladies you could sing and folks who could play!!!

🙂

It has that kind of warm and happy, thoughtfully produced type of sound to me.

Good job!

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It's always a pleasure to listen to your songs and Janice's great voice.
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Janice, Peter, Bud, wow, now THAT's a song and a half! Great lyrics, powerful vocals, killer guitar (and sitar!) and super production. Such a strong song, professionally executed. Excellent!


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Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
"when the full moon is shining bright that’s when my spirit takes flight" alone is worth listening to this song, I got goose bumps all over the place.
Amazing song, amazing vocals, amazing production and amazing guitar work.
An the sitar is SOOOO cool.
Perfect!


Glad you liked those lines. BTW Janice took the photo of the trees and moon that I later added her to. The vocals were all one take with no editing. And Peter recorded his bits quickly. Meaning it all came together in short order other than Bud’s mixing. 😀 Thanks for all you wrote!

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Every song you guys have on Spotify is on my Favorites Playlist. Man, I really love this one. Heard it a bunmch and always feel it's too short. Yet it is so long on goodness. Love the stuff Peter added, and Janice is... well, my all-time favorite. Bud, you are the mixing and mastering master for sure. Everything sits so perfectly. Man, these lyrics are quite special. They are a stroll, as is the melody --the whole thing invites an evening stroll.


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Originally Posted by dcuny
HI, Janice and Bud.

Pleasant '70s pop sound. Easy listening!

As usual, Janice's vocal is excellent, as it the harmony.

The horns were a treat, and the sitar with the descending riff had me laughing! smile

some days ole sol can be too bright...

My favorite trivia question that people know the answer to, but often forget: "What's the name of our sun?" The "bonus" trivia question is, of course, "What's he name of Earth's moon?" laugh

Luna? 😀

Glad you liked the tune and, yep, that sitar riff was cool. A wee hint of hippyness!

Thanks!

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Another winner from the Big Three!
As usual great vocal, harmonies, guitar, and mix.
This brought me back to the 1960's so thanx for the memories.
Janice, Bud, and Peter, I loved this one!


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Hi Janice, Bud and Peter.

This is fantastic listening. I loved the journey. The image below is a really good representation of what I was looking like and what I was feeling as I listened.

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The melody, the harmony, Janice's exquisite vocals (lead and harmony), the superb lyrics and Peter's awesome guitar work sat so very comfortably on my psyche.

What a great chorus!
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    I always come alive in the evening
    listening to the night birds singing
    surrounded by the glow of fireflies
    I no longer think of blue skies

These lines are highly visual and I felt like I could almost reach out and touch the fireflies.

Then when verse 2 came along...
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    when the full moon is shining bright
    that’s when my spirit takes flight
    walking through a field of silver dew
    with every step my soul renews

...I felt like I was the character in the song.

From start to finish, I was with you all, all the way, and fully involved in the unfolding story.

Terrific everything!
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This is a little package of sunshine.
Details and the feel are wonderful.
The turnaround is a perfect piece in the construction.
Fab vocals, lyrics and performances mix n mastered just right.


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Originally Posted by David Snyder
Really nice song here.

It has kind of a warm, sunny '60s radio hit feel to me, back in the days when you may have had a group like the Stone Poneys who gave a lot of attention to the parts that they used in the instrumentation and the variety of sounds in the mix, you know, the good old days. With ladies you could sing and folks who could play!!!

🙂

It has that kind of warm and happy, thoughtfully produced type of sound to me.

Good job!

Thank you David for all you said. And being mentioned with the Stone Ponies is extra special!

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Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
"when the full moon is shining bright that’s when my spirit takes flight" alone is worth listening to this song, I got goose bumps all over the place.
Amazing song, amazing vocals, amazing production and amazing guitar work.
An the sitar is SOOOO cool.
Perfect!

Thanks a lot.

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Originally Posted by dcuny
HI, Janice and Bud.

Pleasant '70s pop sound. Easy listening!

As usual, Janice's vocal is excellent, as it the harmony.

The horns were a treat, and the sitar with the descending riff had me laughing! smile

some days ole sol can be too bright...

My favorite trivia question that people know the answer to, but often forget: "What's the name of our sun?" The "bonus" trivia question is, of course, "What's he name of Earth's moon?" laugh

Thanks David.

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Originally Posted by David Snyder
Really nice song here.

It has kind of a warm, sunny '60s radio hit feel to me, back in the days when you may have had a group like the Stone Poneys who gave a lot of attention to the parts that they used in the instrumentation and the variety of sounds in the mix, you know, the good old days. With ladies you could sing and folks who could play!!!

🙂

It has that kind of warm and happy, thoughtfully produced type of sound to me.

Good job!

Appreciate the comments David.
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Hey team!
Clever, catchy tune. Fantastic write both musically and lyrically. Pleasure to listen to. Different in a very good way. Super vocals. Arranged and played professionally. You shouldn't be surprised it's made to the spotify playlist - it's good. Mix is pro.
Thank you for sharing.
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