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This is a mellow original song about a Florida shrimper who is homesick for dry land.
All tracks are BIAB except for the lead vocals and harmonies done by me recorded, edited, mixed and and mastered in Reaper.


Title: Atlantic Holiday
File:Atlantic Holiday.SGU
Key=Dm , Tempo 98, Length (m:s)=3:35
4 bar intro, 80 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 84. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
Soloist track has 245 notes, Soloist harmony is < no harmony >(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _POPBAL.STY (Dreamy Guitar Pop Ballad)

RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~362:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 3552:Multi[Thickened=5] Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Rhythm Pop3-part Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2668:Pedal Steel, Background WestCoastBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 3552:Multi[Thickened=5] Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Rhythm Pop3-part Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2020:Sax, Tenor, Soloist PopCountryMark Ev 085 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 2543:Pedal Steel, Background ModernCrossover Sw16 090
RealTracks in song: 3968:Harmonica, Soloist BluesShufflePat Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 1410:Piano, SynthLayer, Rhythm Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 1410:Piano, SynthLayer, Rhythm Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
RealDrums in Song: NashPopBallad^01-SStCHHK2,SnLHHK
RealDrums in style:NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

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Lyrics:
The wind comes off the water
When you're living by the sea
And there can be no other
Place I'd rather be

dreaming of my island
Laying in the sand
Taking in the shade of a tiki
With a cold drink in my hand

Been a long hot summer
Hurricanes a bummer
No fish on the line
In the lightning and the thunder

And when the storm clouds blow away
The sailors moon will help to find the way
Port of call
Atlantic Holiday

I've always been a sailor
A cowboy on the sea
I'd lasso the equator
Set all the mermaids free

Chasing the horizon
Sailing round the world
Daylights a wasting
Let's get the nets unfurled

Been a long hot summer
Hurricanes a bummer
No fish on the line
In the lightning and the thunder

And when the storm clouds blow away
The sailors moon will help to find the way
Port of call
Atlantic Holiday

Maybe I've been doing things all wrong
And maybe I'm right where I belong

Been a long hot summer
Hurricanes a bummer
No fish on the line
In the lightning and the thunder

And when the storm clouds blow away
The sailors moon will help to find the way
Port of call
Atlantic Holiday


https://soundcloud.com/jim-gear/atlantic-holiday?si=56b2bea24b164e6c94672ce55bf284ee&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

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Jim,

This is a great song. Very cool melody and an excellent vocal. Love the arrangement and mix as well.

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Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Bob.

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There is a Chris Réa side. He's an English songwriter that I love so it's the same for your song.
Laurent

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Thanks. You are not the first to mention Chris Rea in comments about my songs. It isn’t intentional but I am flattered by the comparison. I’ve always loved “Fool If You Think It’s Over”. Thanks for taking the time to listen and for the kind comment.

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Jim, you've really nailed the Floridian toes-in-the-sand vibe. Nice song, and really nice vocals. The harmonies are fantastic, too. Lived in Ponte Vedra Beach for many years, and this song makes me miss it a lot!


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Thanks for the kind words. I’m in Ormond Beach. I’ve been here my whole life so a lot of my songs have that beach feel. I love Ponte Vedra. I golf there a lot.

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Super song
Great vocal
Fantastic harmonies
Super backing band
I really liked the laid back vibe in this one


Why is it that the people who tell me to calm down are the ones who tick me off in the first place!

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Hi, Jim.

You must be new here. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). laugh

Good write, well sung, cool harmonies, pleasant arrangement.

Your narrator sings "Maybe I'm just doing things all wrong" but that's not the case with this song! Easy listening goodness!

Welcome!


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Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
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Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to listen and also for your kind comments.

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Thanks! Definitely new here and still stumbling around in the dark. The “bridge” lyrics wrote themselves organically. I really was just learning how to navigate in BIAB and I was thinking; “Maybe I’m just doing things all wrong”.

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Welcome to the forum, JIm. Man, as soon as those harmonies came out I was in all the way. Fun summer sounding song. A well-crafted song with a catchy lyric, and I like how you presented it with a good mix and a lot of musical interest. Under your name it says Newbie, but, man, you're not new to creating good music. When sailors get homesick it's often for the open waters, and I bet that shrimper will be back.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Thank you for the kind comment and for taking the time to listen. I’m still feeling my way around BIAB but I can tell I’m only scratching the surface of what can be done. I’m looking forward to listening to your tunes.

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When I hear "Florida" and "shrimp", I always think of Shrimpboat Sound, Jimmy Buffett's Key West studio. There is a little of Jimmy's spirit in this one!! Really well done in every way!!! Sometimes the BG vocals may be a bit too loud. Otherwise, everything sounds just right to me!!! LOVE IT!! Take care. Greg

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Hi Jim,

First song by you I've heard and it's excellent. Nice light and shade throughout the song, good backing and excellent vocals.

Only one small suggestion - the backing vocal Oooo's may be a touch loud especially in the opening verse where there is sparce instrumentation and they compete with your lead vocals.

Look forward to hearing more of your work.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Thanks for listening and the helpful comments. I’m looking forward to learning more as I get into the process a little more.

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Thanks for listening and the helpful comments. I look forward to learning more as I dig deeper into the process.

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Jim, this sounds great. Darn good vocal and harmonies. I like your arrangement and instrumentation--the way you weave in the different part, quite seamlessly.

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Thanks for taking the time to listen and for your kind comments.

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Brilliant. Beautiful, beautiful song. Professionally done, from top to bottom. What a debut. Looking forward to hearing more from you - this is top notch, in every way.

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