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Do It For Reasons 2 w/Michael2


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Vic Holman

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Michael originally posted this as an open collaboration. It's such a cool tune I jumped on it.

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Michael was generous enough to send the original files. I did a remix of those and added guitars to the mix.

Thanks Michael for letting us join you in these musical outings
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Hits: 4452
Comments: 57
Fans: 30
Plays: 166
Downloads: 163

Uploaded: Dec 27, 2007 - 08:55:28 PM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2007 - 08:55:28 PM Last Played: Jun 09, 2017 - 05:34:02 PM
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Feter said 3520 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Do It For Reasons
Now ...this turn to be 100% lennon sound folks
you ROCK !!!!! .. Michael is a hell of a song
writer ..and Vic you are as well beside a guitar
wizard ...its so wonderfull this Colab thingy on MJ
realy bring Magic ..thnx forthe gem !!
Deep Bow !!
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Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Hi Feter
My jaw dropped when Michael first posted the original. I'm amazed how he can come up with great tunes.
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said 3520 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Listening....
I'm in music heaven. Good one to jump in on, Vic. Great sideman adds. This is so friggin' cool and retro...ly new! I don't want to chime in with the obligatory Beatles reference... But! this is dripping with the Fab four... or at least John and George........ oooooo,
oh yeah!

Kudos guys.
said 3520 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
and btw....
I would buy this song.... so since I just downloaded it...

Much thanks!

D
Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Hey Jack
I've heard artists try to imitate Lennon and it would sound fake.
Michael probably does Lennon better then Lennon.
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Ibstrat said 3520 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
They don't
write songs like this anymore...wait a minute this is a new song!I'm a Beatlemaniac-there's an obvious Beatles influence here but it's not a rip-off, just a jumping off point for a great original song.Your vocals sound fantastic here.Splendid guitar work.
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Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Beatlemania
true a real send up of a Beatle style.
In there final year I know George was using a Leslie speaker cabinet a lot. luckily I have a plug-in that emulates it perfectly. This is a great song that Michael came up with.
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dajama said 3520 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Very cool
I liked the original, and I love this. The guitar is perfect - great selection of sounds, and nicely placed in the mix. This is a great song, and the guitar here gives it the extra ingredient that makes it special. Very cool. Congrats to Michael on such a fine song, and kudos Vic for bringing your guitar magic to the party. Nice work. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
very cool
when Michael first posted the original, I already had my guitar out and was playing along. I tried a lot of ways for the guitars to go. I wanted them to support Michaels vocals.
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racerat said 3519 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
OK
I just listened to M2's original and then this. The original song was great, but this mix and your guitar additions really make it shine. You production is TOP NOTCH. I mean I am really stunned. The reverb space is particularly well done and convincing. Great job Vic.
P
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Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Thanks Philip
we need to talk Michael into getting Logic. I was lucky enough to get his original garageband files to work with and do a re-mix. His vocals are just amazing and have perfect pitch.

I spent 2 evenings repeatedly playing around with the guitars to get something that sounded right.
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DWL said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Could have been an LSP
End of an era Beatles. Really well put together Vic. Impressive as always.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Thanks Dick
But, did the Beatles really ever go out of fashion. Michael really has some Lennon blood in him.
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lengold said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
This is
just perfection. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Len
Michael really produced a killer song. I really had to think hard on how to approach this. Always a pleasure to work with his stuff.
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said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Absolutely FABulous 4 so many reasons :-)
Well.... :-) I'm just in love with this one!!! The perfect song for a lazy late Sunday morning; coffee, the artistic and happy sections of the paper... the rest I'll just imply... :-) Beautiful in it's simply stated lyrics - perfection in it's mood. Wonderful Mike and Vic! :-)
Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Hi Carole
you and me both. when Michael put this up as a open collab, first my jaw dropped to the floor. Then I immediately started playing along to get a feel for it. Definantely one of my favorite songs by anyone
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said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Diamond encrusted mic stand
Great song and with Vic in the mix it soars- love my rock n roll buddies on MJ
Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Hey Tom
Michael's vocals are always a gem.
He should be writing songs for the stars.... and teach them a thing or two on what a good song really is.
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bud said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
I've messeed with this number too
and I can really appreciate what you've donne here Vic - not that the original isn't a shining example of M2's excellent songwriting. Cheers to you both - what a great tune.
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Hey Bud
I tried to stay in the pocket when Michael mentioned the "Let It be" period on this. I remember the film of the same and G.H. was playing around a lot with a Leslie Speaker, fortunately i have a plug in that emulates it pretty good.

You know, Michaels a competition/project in his own right, with throwing great tunes out for open collabaration. makes me feel a bit guilty.
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ktb said 3519 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
wow
Vic, you continue to bury me. Very excellent track. A great song polished to a blinding finish. Outstanding Chorus. Spacehog come to mind in places. Bravo to you both
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Michael sure can write them
i had to careful not to compromise Michael's singing. I probably tried over a two or three dozen ways on how to approach the guitars to this. I always have a blast playing on some of his songs.
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buckhorn said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Michael Vic
is at it again. I like the overall sound quality you have here. The guitar parts were tasteful and not overdone which is good because it was already a great song. I tried messing with this and your version blows doors on what I did. Enjoyed it. btw M2's profile says he's only done a few collaborations on macjams so far. ;)
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Thanks Matthew
When Michael first posted this as a open collab. I was wondering what the heck was he thinking. But, then again he has a tendency to throw some great stuff out here for others to play with. Put the guy on american idol, already.
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cjdaley said 3518 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
somehow
I never liked the idea of Clapton playing with the beatles, but for once, I like it.
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
beatles and cream
I wouldn't doubt that's a delicacy somewhere.

When Michaels not dreaming of being a storm chaser he dreams up great tunes. I'm just happy that he put this for a open collab.
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michael2 said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
vic
you are a god. what you have done with this is amazing.as always, I am really stoked when you jump in on a project. those guitar parts are great (especially the solo). kudos brother.
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
you the man
I played this for the guys at work Friday. All of them could of sworn this was a lost beatle track. I'll have to play it for the gals... I think Michaelmania is close at hand.
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said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
U!
If I had to choose someone to send this already *really nice* tune another step forward - it would be you Vic -Poifect Fit - Michael, you surely must be pleased. Great team here!

. - Harold

Notes to self: Mr Holman is definitely someone to keep in mind if you need to make a great song Harold. Be nice to him. Michael has a wonderful voice and maybe you can talk him into singing one of your songs sometimes, Harold. Be nice to him, too. Harold, if you make friends with these guys, you could even have success...


Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
The Harold notes
I have as much fun playing on others tunes as well as creating my own stuff. I wouldn't of thought this possible until this past year or so. That's what I like about this place.

Michael is one damn fine friendly musician.
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Axgrinder said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Very Clean!
You guys nailed it! This really flows and the production is nice and crisp. You know, one of the greatest assets of being a part of MJ's is having the ability to collaborate at will! It's amazing...... You chaps did a real fine job on this. Happy New Years!

Ax
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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
Hey AX
Agreed about colabs here. I would of never though it was possible to do it over the internet. Really takes it to a whole new experience.

BTW, sick of the snow yet? looks like we are going to get hit wave after wave of the stuff.
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Axgrinder said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Not if I had to drive in it!
Course, walking in it isn't much fun either! Good old inland empire, eh... Vic? I could have won a lot of money this season. A little later than I had anticipated though. Happy New Year brother!

Alvin
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Axgrinder said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Whoops!
That is.... "if" I had to drive in it! (};-P)
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Vic Holman said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
slippery when slick
studded snow shoes and a lot of de-icer. I think I'm going to stay inside for the next 2 months. :-)

I hope '08 is a good one for you!
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dolby said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Excellent!
A real and genuine improvement on what was a first class basic track. As others have said, the production and final mix is stellar. Congrats all 'round. Should be a hit!

Phil
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Vic Holman said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Thanks Phil
the original song had me hooked right off the bat. Michael's vocals are (in my mind) probably the best I have heard from him.

Happy 2008 Phil
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stevel said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Great tune
This has a wonderful Beatle vibe....also reminds me of a more recent Beatles influenced band called Cotton Mathur.
Top vocals and great guitar performace
Well done!
Steve
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Vic Holman said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Thanks Steve
you know it seems to be '60's retro week here. haha! the beatle push was pretty much intended. Michael's Lennon style really solidifies it.

I really enjoyed your new song Steve.


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said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Allright!!!
Ya know with Vic at the guitars this becomes more than just a great song it becomes a classic!! Man Oh man what a great song I could listen to this over and over and I will!! Just plain greatness thanks fellas its a gift!
Vic Holman said 3516 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
I know what you mean
I have heard this over 200 times, from playing along to figuring out what to do, through remix, recording, etc. It still strikes me just like the first time I heard it.
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davisamerica said 3515 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
right then folks
perfection!!
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Vic Holman said 3515 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
when
Michael first posted his original, I already had my guitar plugged in and started playing along. I went through a variety of possibilities, even a heavily distorted take.... then i got serious.

Thanks for the listen!
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guitapick said 3515 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
You two...
...are a great, great duo. Work very well, together.

Love the tune and the slant on it. Vox and production. Performance. All top notch.

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Vic Holman said 3515 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Thanks Bob
It's a pleasure to work with Michael. At times he writes songs that I wish I had written. I'm pretty glad that he found a home here on this site.
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kipak said 3514 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Very Nice
the song could easily become a pale Beatles knock off but the distinctive personality in the guitars and vocals keeps things real. I need to go back and listen to more of your stuff to hear that guitar in other genres.
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michael2 said 3514 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
pale beatles knock off
you know I feared that when I wrote the thing. i always have a beatles influence, but try and reign it in; that's why i kept throwing out the guitar tracks that I did. Vic really added some cool stuff to it that took it in a different direction. it's almost like Robin Trower jammimg with the Beatles now.
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said 3514 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Wow!
I missed the original so this is my first time around. What a great tune. Michael's vox is wonderful and yes, very Lennon-esque. And Vic, you add just the right touch-and-feel on that electric guitar.

Someone recently posted something in the Forums about the death of MJ...What a laugh. Collabs like this one prove it's alive and thriving!

Be well!
Vic Holman said 3514 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
your right Mike
jeez, remember a little over a year collabs were few and rare. a healthy state in my opinion.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Music just flows out of Michael.
This one of those tunes that I wish I wrote. except my vocals could never match in a billion years. Even through thousands of incarnations.
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said 3512 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Yup!
Michael's vocals are spectacular!

RE "incarnations": Perhaps he had a head start...Ha ha...
lavalamp said 3512 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
what's up vic
Well done on this on, as usual. Nice Beatlesque break. Nice job guys.
I'm back.
Lennon mid-70's
Dave
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Vic Holman said 3512 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Glad you're back David
now you have dsl, it won't be so long, huh? really enjoyed you new song!
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Ed Hannifin said 3510 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
And so it was...
...that in a little-known session, John Lennon got together with Chris Bell and Pete Hamm...

Sounds just great...

Ed
Vic Holman said 3508 days ago (January 8th, 2008)
And...
we enlisted Geoff Emerick as engineer/producer.:-)
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Nick_Flash said 3474 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Nice piece
Really enjoyed this one. Has such a smooth feel and the guitars are great. I'll have to start on some collabs if this is what can come from it.
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saymme said 3257 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
..
ThankYou !!! this is HIGH scores
- NO WORDS.. : )
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