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This was written and recorded in my hotel room in Kenya (the vox were done in the TV room), first track I've finished in a long while. Mixed on headphones ... never a good idea!

Read what meaning you'd like into this... reminds me a little of 'Everybody Hurts'.... to me,it's about being away, missing my girl.

I'm gonna move to my house on tuesday, so may not be able to reply to comments for a week or so (depends how soon I can get internet connection)

Steve
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Lyrics
When all the song birds fly away from you
When all the days show you the same view

Give in to love (x6)

When the night is sealed and panicking
When you count your breaths, you fragile thing.
You may be sunkissed and alone
Your feeling trapped between timezones.

Let it fall away
All the chances fall away
When all the walls you raise won't make a home
And all your plans won't raise skin and bone.

Give in to Love (x6)

Don't let the sunlight get away from you
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Fans: 49
Plays: 237
Downloads: 157
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Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008 - 12:19:22 PM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2008 - 12:19:22 PM Last Played: Jul 13, 2017 - 08:42:48 AM
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Software:
Logic Pro 8
Comments
said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Very cool
Lovely

b
echoroom said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Ha!
Love it.

I can never figure how you can comment without being online.... do you have a worm hole??
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said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
I have actually got 5 or 6
I bought them in the black Friday sale yesterday

How the devil are you Steve and are you living in Kenya for good now?

b
apb said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Oooh

.. sweet, heartfelt longing... the distance would do that ;o) .. excellent song Steve .. reminded me a little of "The Scientist" by Coldplay .. but kinda re-voiced on Coldplay-ish guitars. Vocals are excellent .. delivery especially worth a mention .. I also liked the blips etc additions towards the end .. nice little spice and clever way to work an ending too.

Downloaded.
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echoroom said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Coldplay????
Yeah, sorta know what you mean Alan. There was loads of hiss on the vox so there's lots of denoiser and and de-esser. I wanted to have a low, plain vocal all the way through.... but lost my nerve towards the end!

I finally worked out ichat btw!

steve
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steck said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Top Notch
Another cracker Steve....

Off to listen to this again.

Great mix, BTW.

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echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thank graham
.. thanks for checking this out. I see you're far from home too!

steve
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lavalamp said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Great to hear from you
Great to hear you awesome voice again. The mix sounds rich and pure.

I hear the Cold Play thing too, apb mentioned.

Dave
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echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Hi Dave
thanks for checking in ... really love the work you and Bob have been doing - hope to hear more soon

s
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Vic Holman said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
loved it
very cool Steve.

has a fresh feel and sound for you.
i like that kind of false start intro and that detuned piano. how did you get that?

all in all great production and good to hear a new tune. your break did wonders.
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echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
So that's whatcha look like!
I thought ya was a robot. Actually, been listening to a lot of pop music (girls aloud, Britney... seriously) and nicking sound/ mixing ideas from this.

The piano is a just a Logic sample with loads of effects, put through a guitaramp to get the gritty sorta sound.

Thanks roboboy!
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Henke said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Wonderful!
Good to hear from you again, missed you around, but I understand you've been away. Far away! That's OK if it results in music like this. Really cool, and your voice is stunning as always. Thanks!

/Henke
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echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Cheers henke
Really enjoyed your latest groove too!
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kassia said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
sunlight
Love your voice, great to hear it again. Great tune - awesome lyrics. i really enjoyed the percussion in this and, like alan said, the blips and stuff throughout really added some cool texture to the piece. Cool song - good luck on the move.
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ledebutant said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Ah....
All is right with the universe again.
ledebutant said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
*sob*
Wow, Steve, this is your most moving song right next to Breathing Water. They are both obviously emotional songs and you do such lovely things with the emotional interpretation. There's that moment on BW when you sing, "born, never asked," that always raises goosebumps and you sing "love" at 3:15 and 3:16 and it has the same effect on me.

Awesome arrangement, beautiful, beautiful lyrics. The only suggestion I'd make is to look at where you start the fade, maybe doing it a little earlier, or getting rid of it completely.

I can't tell you how happy I am that you're back. I'm very sad to think of you and Rachel being apart, though.
ledebutant said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
typo
Should have been 3:05 and 3:16
echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Lisa ( with an s)
Great to hear from you again... one day we'll finish April 13th. I usually dont like fades but this kinda suited it I thought. The more i listen to this, the more i realise where the lyric came from. Hope all is okay with you... and thanks for checking me out (er, as it were!)
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ledebutant said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Ya Know...
I keep thinking I should send you that April 13th Logic file to play with. Lemme know what you think.
Marveee said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Stunning
3 wks 2 days, you and me will have our first christmas together with Marv.

Absolutely loved it baby. Such a beautiful vocal. You are so cool.

Life and my world is not the same without you here.
echoroom said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Hey baby
... not long to go now... give marv a big kiss from me!
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racerat said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Lenny!
First of all, anyone else notice a convergence of personalities here? Lenny is you and you are Lenny. Bravo for the reconciliation.

Second. Love the bongos, a nod to the new African home? Also the deep multi choir harmonies. The mix done on the headphones is spot on. Listening on my Mackie HR824's and it sounds GREAT! Especially the vocal levels which you sometimes have a tendency to amp up a little too much (as most vocalist/mixers---as well as-- guitar player/mixers have a tendency to do). Very well done.

Like the restraint at the end. The instrumentation pulling out to reveal a wonderfully naked vocal and bongo solo. One nit, I would pull out the synth blip-blip at the end, it doesn't seem to fit IMHO, but that's just me.

Miss ya dude,
Philip
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echoroom said 3180 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Whaddya mean...
. i ramp the vocals up??? It's to drown out your guitar!!!! Thanks buddy - seal of mixing aproval from you, and I can rest i peace.

Now about that hi energy disco song... what is going on with you???

steve
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craft said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
welcome back
this sounds fantastic... Great song with a higher theme... Love is all we have and need to be... :)
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echoroom said 3180 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Gone...
.. honest I havent forgotten!

Thanks man

s
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lengold said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Now this is
what I've been missing.
This is just superb - wonderful song and amazing production and mix. Obviously fantastic vocals. Great drums too.
Cheers
Len

PS: Off to buy some Beats headphones - they are obviously extremely good.


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echoroom said 3180 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
Cheers Len
So sorry I missed you guys meeting up again... one day I'll be there.

P.S. the beats are very expensive, but do look very cool

Steve
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davisamerica said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
just
great. been waiting a bit for something new from you !
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echoroom said 3180 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
DavisUSA
Great to hear from you, and thanks for posting Just a Kid again ... it's top of my xmas playlist guys.

Ta

steve
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dajama said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Very cool
I think the sound is great, especially given the limitations of your recording situation. Mix sounds fine, and I don't think it suffers for having been mixed on phones (says the guy who always mixes on phones...) The best thing about this song for me is being able to hear your terrific vocal again. I'd almost forgotten what a great vocal you have. I think the song is good, plaintive and kind of melancholy, but suffused with optimism and light. Very cool. A great return. Hope to hear a lot more from you in the near future. Kudos, my friend. Peace.

P.S. Cool new avatar.
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
I'll be baaack!
Thanks dave - I think the rest did me good... and thanks, i was gettin' kinda sick of the ol' multi-coloured avatar - Bob and his mate Justin did this for me!

s
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Bowman said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Steve is back -
Maybe better than ever.
Another great song and treat for all of us who are lucky to catch it.
Best,
Charlie
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Thanks Charlie
I really appreciate your listens and comments ... you always seem such a smart, thoughtful guy!

Steve
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Feter said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Give in 2 Love
hey friend so good to hear from you ...this is really
heartfelt song ...wow ...man I do like it ..what
best than a true honest song ...thnx alot for sharin !!!
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egobandit said 3182 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
who letf
the window wide open theres a breeze of fresh air in the house! excellent!
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Who farted?
It werent me guv! Thanks Ego!
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timothy devine said 3181 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
welcome
what a great vocal
man you got this going on
really cool overall sound
i love the oh oh oh oh's
the spacy synth stuff in the back of the rhythm guitar is nicely done
great drum picks n mixing
strong and sure/ solid stuff man/
welcome home
tm
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Hey Tim
I'm still trying to copy the vocal sound you did on your tack over a year ago! Thanks, and great t hear from ya

steve
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evolvweb said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
SteveVox
Hey it's great to hear from you!

Someday I'd like to hear the story behind you being in Kenya but for now this song is a great reappearance of THE Echoroom.

Maybe it's just me but your surroundings appear to have influenced your music...I can hear that "world" influenced music vibe...if that makes sense?

You did great with limited resources (blowing us lowly novices away as usual).

Take care,
Tobin
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
Thanks Tobin
Nice to finally catch up on your new work too - fine stuff budy!

steve
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dolby said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Different class
Welcome back Steve -

I'm gonna disagree with Philip - I love the synth wibble at the end (but then that's the kind of thing I'd put into a track!).

The thing that strikes me here is how good Logic is compared to GB. Having spent a year recording stuff in various hotels around the world I can't imagine getting anything like the sound you've got here out of GB - that and the fact the *you* know what you're doing, of course :-))

Anyway, great to have a new song. We've missed you!

Phil
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echoroom said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
£300...
... is what Logic costs now - a bargain. And you get all the jam acks. put it on top of your Xmas list.
Oh, and i have no idea what i'm doing - it's ALL trial and error (mainly error)

s
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musicmitigation said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
I like it
Wow, this is exceptional. Nice vocals!
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MarkHolbrook said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Well
personally I won't change a thing... I love the hiss and pops etc... They make the song sound almost live!

Very cool. I wish I could record like this in the hotel room on trips... That would make those damn long trips bearable.
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echoroom said 3168 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Hiss and pop is my middle name
well, not literally ... steve
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echoroom said 3168 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Hiss and pop is my middle name
well, not literally ... steve
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michael2 said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
beautiful
your voice sounds as awesome as always, and this is just a great song. almost gospel like quality to it. real nice touch when everything drops out but that synth note and the drums. so much to like here, the instrumentation, subject matter. really great track Steve. so happy to see you around again.
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echoroom said 3168 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Wha?
Mike, you've been eaten by a beach ball.
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magnatone said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Give In 2 Love
Steve - this is FABULOUS! So GREAT to hear from new music from you again! You've been missed, and this was well worth the wait. Your voice - sigh - i just LOVE it!
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echoroom said 3168 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
Nice of you to remember me! Steve
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five_extra_arms said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Trapped Between Timezones
Man, it is so good to hear your voice again. I know we keep in touch but nothing like another echoroom song to satify the ears and the iPod.

It's funny that so many of your last tunes were clabs with others playing the music (for the most part) and this one is all you and some logic samples? You are so talented Lenny.... er, Steve.... If I ever need a tamborinist, you're that guy! Really!!

Love the song buddy and I miss ya like we were neighbors. Yeah, your lawn looks awful. Be safe and tip the movers. You're too fragile to be lifting heavy laptops and such.

xoxox

Bob

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echoroom said 3162 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Hey buddy
Even though we're miles apart (sounds like a song lyric), it's been harder for some reason keeping in contact in Kenya. Will try harder - honest!

I'll get the gardener to cut the gras, then fire him

len
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said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Love It
so nice to hear something outside the box that isn't noise. Very creative and original. Really draws me in.

//Andy
echoroom said 3162 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Thanks Andy
you rocked my world this morning with your latest track - loved it!

steve
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TG said 3181 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Hey Steve
Great song and it goes with out saying, good to see you post again!
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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
TG
Cheers bud - thanks for stopping by!
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DWL said 3180 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
A class act Mr C
Excellent song and beautifully performed.

Here's me surrounded by guitars and enough technology to launch a space shuttle and you do this in a hotel room....

I give up :-)

Cheers

Dick

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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
well...
... there is no cable porn in kenya, so nothing else to do ...
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Estella said 3180 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
east african homesick blues...
sigh. so beautiful.

I LOVE that intro, so machine-like, but broken up like humans.

Woo-ee. The way you sing "when all the walls you raise won't make a home....won't raise skin and bone." I know how much you truly miss her. I hope you get to see Rachel again soon.

other favorite lines:

"when you count your breaths, you fragile thing." "you may be sunkissed and alone."

you're a poet, my friend if you didn't already know...

Oh p.s. what's with the number in the title? why not write out the word?
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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
wella wella ella
Actually the '2' was a Prince thing - no idea why.

We really should collab on lyrics some day, girly!

steve
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thoddi said 3179 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Brilliant
I like your lyrics. Give in to love - good advice:)
Very cool sounding groove, and your singing is very good.

Very cool when you let the drums enter and you hold back everything for a while.
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Willywagga said 3179 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
wowsawpwsawa
hmmph, this is friggin confident and excellent and all the usual superlatives and then it's very good though I'm not fully convinced about that skippy beat thing early on when the drums kick in, sounds distracting, jarring or sumit. Great to hear ya, thin white prince.






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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
wagga wagga wagga
Skippy, like the bushed kangaroo? It's for the kids , man! Great to hear from you - hope all is well, and that you'll post something soon!

steve
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bud said 3179 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
So great to hear from you again
what a fine song - your voice sounds fantastic - realize now what's been missing around here. Nice touches throughout - like the bongos and the false start.
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tempie said 3179 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
the night is panicking
great line! and a great tune! It's simple but obv you know what you are up to since the composition bobs along on all these cool and subtle changes. love the backups also...
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echoroom said 3178 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Thank you!
Hey guys - thanks to you all for the comments - my african broadband is going down (another power cut!) but will try and reply and listen at the weekend!

steve
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guitapick said 3178 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Hi Steve~
Glad to hear your sounds again...as pro and heartfelt as always..
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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
Great to hear from you again, finger picker!
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blaky smith said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
the poet...
I'm late, but so glad to discover this song. It's so great to hear you again Steve, with always your very nice singing.
Really an excellent song, thanks...
Marc
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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
abracadabra
Just caught your latest and am bowled over - bravo Marc!
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Ed Hannifin said 3175 days ago (December 7th, 2008)
If I said,
"This is as good as it gets", I feel sure that I'd have to revise that the next time you post a song...

But it's an awfully good song in which an awfully good set of neo-post-Bono-Bowie vocals brings all its goodness forward...

There's so much to love in the vocal, lyric and melody department that it would be easy to miss the great little bits of guitar strummng and guitar picking, the steady bass, and heck, there's even a bit of tambourine in there that's catching my ear...Right, and a mix that may have been done on headphones, but, since I'm LISTENING on headphones, sounds perfect...

Ed
echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
you say these nice things...
... then post a track like Progulation and reduce my confidence to smithereens!

You bugger.
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jiguma said 3173 days ago (December 9th, 2008)
Love a false start!
Good to see you back Steve. Lovely song (sounds great on phones - one of the benefits of mixing in phones of course). What a cool performance - a Bowie feel for me. Love the wibbly synth.

Outstanding post, and a most enjoyable listen.

Cheers from Oz.
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echoroom said 3154 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Thank you
you are the mix master, Neil
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Drew Kopr said 3164 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Wow man
Jeeze; that was sick good. I absolutely love it. Everything in it is beyond fantastic, and I mean everything dude. NICE!!
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Elevator_Funk said 3160 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Wow!
Pop savvy. Musical. Artsy. Good vocals. I usually shy away from tunes with vocals but this one is very good. Well written,etc. Excellent!
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scaustrita said 3160 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Nice
I like the warm vocals . . .
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ktb said 3133 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
big props
on everything. Your voice sounds really soulful, the backing voices incredible. The music mesmerizing. Loved the little glassine synth's towards the end. Nice production/mix
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yrp said 3126 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
This is top notch!
:-)

You headphone mixing is light ears better than my monitor mixing.
So, it was a very good idea.
Excellent!
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ramonaji said 3118 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Fantastico!
Love it!
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alackbass said 1961 days ago (April 4th, 2012)
Give in 2 Love
Yeah! I'll take this one too!
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Trillian said 1580 days ago (April 19th, 2013)
Beautiful
Poignant... Blues Wonderful.
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