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#616735 - 09/26/20 05:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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SO SOULFUL!!!! SO Authentic and organic sounding........love that you combined a live hand clap......I immediately wondered where you got the claps. Janice absolutely knocks this out of the park, and Peter's guitar is dark and sweet!! LOVE IT!!! Take care. Greg

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#616825 - 09/27/20 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi there J&B + Peter.

Well first of all, it sounds fabulous.

I could write reams of superlatives about the usual things - Janice's superb vocal,
Peters clever guitar work, the excellent mix, but what impressed me most of all about
this track was the arrangement.

I mentioned how professional your arrangement was in my last review, but even since then
I'm amazed at how your skills have developed and matured. Too many productions fail because
the backing doesn't change at all throughout the song and the interest wanes, but this song
has textures. It's the attention to detail, all the little bits which appear and then are
gone again, the various mood changes, all these things take time and effort, but are what
ultimately make the track professional, as well as enthralling.

Yes, it all sounds fabulous.

ROG.


Rog, your thoughtful comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for mentioning the arrangement. We listened to a lot of versions early on trying to decide where to take it. Knowing your expertise in performance and production makes your review even more special!

J&B

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#616827 - 09/27/20 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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WONDERFUL!!!
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#616865 - 09/27/20 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Dero13]
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Originally Posted By: Dero13
Hello Janice and Bud,

Superb composition. The solo voice is superb as well as the choirs. It's really professional. The guitar is really in its place and intervenes just when it is needed. Very very good job.

Kindly regard

Dero13
alias JaniJackFlash



Thanks for listening and the nice comments!

J&B

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#616955 - 09/28/20 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
J&B (and Peter),

Really, really cool take on this. Terrific listen, outstanding production. The clapping in the background, accentuated with Janice’s terrific harmonies, give this such depth and richness. Peter slays the solos. Slick stuff!

My best to you all,

Deej


Thanks Deej, we all three had a blast with this!

J&B


Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Dang, Y'all. Love the simple, groovy and gritty backing. Luscious bass and handclaps, guitar chords and fills. Janice carries this old gospel thing with a reverence and grace. The background vocals take the whole vocal treatment into the fields. Sweat.

A special note on Peter's part: As much as I love it when a lead line provides a different take on a different melodic idea, I love it when a guitar player just takes the melody on. When Peter's part came in, my goose-bumps got goose-bumps.

My favorite from the three of you.


Thank you so much for your thoughts on the vocals! And your mention of Peter’s guitar is greatly appreciated as we felt the same way. And your continued support is appreciated as always.

J&B


Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi J&B Peter great job I agree Janice can sing anything I can hear a spiritual fire behind this indeed great mix love it thanks for sharing Eric


Thanks Eric. Spiritual Fire is a great way to describe what we had hoped for!

J&B

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#617035 - 09/29/20 05:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I really enjoyed this. A great arrangement and performance by the group. A wonderful collaboration.


Thanks Charlie!

J&B

Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Man, that's a great rendition.
Couldn't help singing along, hope you don't mind.
Enjoyed that !


No problem at all smile Glad you liked it!

J&B

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi Bud&Janice and Peter:)) !

This is one of your best
productions !
What a wonderful co-op !
Can it become any better ?
I am full of admiration !

Cheers
Dani


Thank you Dani!

J&B

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#617142 - 09/29/20 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: John The Revelator (feat. Peter on guitar) [Re: Angelomusic]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
SO SOULFUL!!!! SO Authentic and organic sounding........love that you combined a live hand clap......I immediately wondered where you got the claps. Janice absolutely knocks this out of the park, and Peter's guitar is dark and sweet!! LOVE IT!!! Take care. Greg


Authentic and organic are a good description of our hopes for it.

Thank you for saying all of that!

J&B

Originally Posted By: Angelomusic
WONDERFUL!!!


Thanks!

J&B

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