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Life Without You - A Rock Ballad


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Five months and twenty tracks, and it is finally completed. Anthony Frazier and myself put a lot of time and creativity into this project. I received many comments on the original post here at MacJams. I decided to start over with a clean slate. It turned out to be a major project for us both, as we pushed each other musically. I want to thank Michael Bacich for writing such a awesome bass line, I had fun playing it.

Lyrics By - Anthony Frazier, and Steve Caustrita
Vocals Arranged and Performed, By - Anthony Frazier
Music Performed By - Steve Caustrita
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- Inspired By Debbie A Moore

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ANTHONY FRAZIER - http://www.macjams.com/artist/abfkingsport
https://www.facebook.com/steve.caustrita
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Comments: 62
Fans: 21
Plays: 125
Downloads: 106
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Uploaded: Jul 12, 2009 - 04:30:21 PM
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 - 12:38:31 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2015 - 12:20:58 AM
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Comments
Feter said 2873 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Life Without You
WOW ..never expected this ..I mean the style ..the groove ...the vocal ..
is really astonishing ...King is just great ...but the guitar ..the whole
production ...the sound ..man ...its freaking good ... Kudos ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!
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scaustrita said 2873 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Wow
I am glad you enjoyed the song. But the guitar? No sure, but we did have many issues with the recording of the guitars, so I went for that live feel. To get the strumming the same of four guitars, was a challenge. As you noted Anthony did a fantastic job on the vocals. Thanks again!
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Feter said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
...
But the guitar just took me in a trip ... ;~)
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Trip
I hope you enjoyed the ride Feter!
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Feter said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
The best !
and totally cherished the quality ...thats the real deal !!!!
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egobandit said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Tops!
I really like the production on this so crisp and clear. The vocals on this are outstanding. I like the way it kind of drifts off in the end leaving the listener to repeat life without you. Cool hook !
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Tops
Your comments are appreciated, Anthony and I worked on producing a passionate and laid back feel to the vocals, but his delivery sealed the deal!
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davisamerica said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
excellent
... well worth the work .. and the wait. You guys should be proud.
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Proud
We surprised how well the outcome was.
Thank you
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Daugrin said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Life
Now, I'm sure there are things you can't do. There has to be, I aint heard it yet. Well done. Everyone did a great job here. Thanks for posting this ballad. Great take on the genre.

Daug
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Things I can't do
I tried the bassoon, but it did not work out.
Thanks!
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Daugrin said 2872 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
Bassooni Blues
Well, the oboe is one of those ducky things too, few really play them either...we suffer through them for orchestration sake I guess.

Daug
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sheilad said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Life without you
Man.... Anthony's vocals on this are just amazing... and the whole thing is just fantastic. D/l and faved! Great things take time and this proves it
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Vocals
There were a few arrangements of the vocal but we ended up using a simpler arrangement that focus more on the pain and despair of a "Life Without You". And Anthony captured it perfectly.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
This is what I wish we had...
...on the radio, but we don't anymore.

Good rock ballads always get my attention.

Cheers,
Jim
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Rock Ballad
The classic rock ballad nearly ended in the late 90's.
Life Without You attempted to capture that era of music.
Stop by any time . . .

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ste said 2872 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
nice vibe
the bass line on the chorus break part is great. the lead guitar is well done too. love the tune - great vox
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scaustrita said 2872 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
Bass Line
That hot Bass Line was written by Michael Bacich,
But I had a blast playing it!
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abfkingsport said 2871 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I just got a chance to stop by and say Hi to everyone. I think the song came out so well because Steve has a great talent in music. From it's meager beginnings I think this song came out in spades.
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. I had a lot of fun working on this with Steve and hope to work with him again sometime.

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scaustrita said 2871 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
The Next Project . . .
I have two aces up my sleeve, lets take sometime off and will talk in the fall. Thanks for you lyrics they fit my hook (life without you) perfectly!
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Moviz said 2871 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
A good
strong piece of work here.... great vocals and backing.... very good song and production, loved it, regards M
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scaustrita said 2870 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Thanks
Happy we could keep you entertained.

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gail60 said 2869 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
very nice
Very easy to listen to and oh what a good love song. I love your voice and the whole song just sounds great!! 1+1 = 2 good to pass up! Thanks for sharing this. Great job!
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scaustrita said 2869 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
1+1
This rock ballad is love song inspired by true events.
I did cowrite the lyrics, and play all the instruments.
The vocalist is Anthony Frazier.
ANTHONY FRAZIER - http://www.macjams.com/artist/abfkingsport
Thank for your comments and by again . . .
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2863 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
nice
very professional sounding. Loved the sound of that bass and the run. The vocals also grabbed me, very well done. awesome stuff. faved
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scaustrita said 2863 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Mr Proto
Thanks for your comments, that bass run you enjoyed was written by Michael Bacich, but was played by myself.
Thanks for the fab! Please stop by again and listen to the rest of the collection . . .
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drakonis said 2863 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
lots of work, shows...
nicely written music, very cleanly played, sung, and mixed. Really great singing work there, Anthony!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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scaustrita said 2863 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Singing
Anthony did an outstanding vocal! We worked hard to get that passion into the mix. I'm glad you enjoyed the effort we put into "Life Without You". We plan on doing more colabs so keep your ears open . . .
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sewer rod said 2862 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Beautiful
Really nice song. Love what you did. Thanks for sharing it.
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scaustrita said 2862 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Sharing
Happy to entertain you, stop by again!
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Jarvoid said 2858 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Twenty tracks...?
now let me get this straight, Twenty bloody tracks.....what? I cannot handle four....I mean it's bloody awesome and richly produced,and most excellent in the performances 'n' everyfing but Twenty tracks...blimey it must be like Clapham Junction or that place in Chicago, the siding yards with all those tracks...I'm going for a lie down now.
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scaustrita said 2858 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
20 Tracks
Six guitars tracks
Two bass tracks
Four drum tracks
One choir track
Four vocal tracks
Three keyboard tracks
At times difficult to manage.



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spitlogic said 2856 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Great work
I cant wait to read along with the lyrics. Sounds very well thought out with a solid backing.
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scaustrita said 2854 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Lyrics
I'll check again with Anthony, He is in school part time and it keeps him busy.
Always enjoy your music too . . .

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Boundless said 2855 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Big sound
for a fine song. Good orchestration
and vocals and the production
is first class.

Well done.
Thanks !

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scaustrita said 2854 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Big Sound
Thanks for noticing, I did much layering to get that sound. Not difficult to do, but time consuming.

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TheReverendAG said 2850 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Dag what 5 months
Sounds incredibly professional, which is what I would expect with that duration of work.

The main guitar sounds very 12 stringy, although I suppose that could just be an effect. Either way I love that sound in rock songs.
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scaustrita said 2850 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
12 stringy
Six string acoustic guitar doubled, with track two 1/128 beats behind.
Good ear!

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WharmtonRise said 2850 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Great work
Love the groove, the playing, the tight backing, the VOCAL, the lyrics, the mix. In short the whole darn thing.
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scaustrita said 2850 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Groove
Anthony did a outstanding performance on vocals, he overshadowed my music. His lyrics are based on a real live experience, thus the passion . . .
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RoughRooster said 2849 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
An
excellent song with a great vocal!
The acoustic guitars sound great, loved it!

Bob
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scaustrita said 2848 days ago (August 5th, 2009)
Bob
Thanks for stopping by, I work hard on that guitar sound . . .
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rustykangaroo said 2806 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
life without you is a master stroke !!
alot of love poured into this project and it payed off. thank you for all the hard work so i can sit here eating potato chips and be entertained..the chips taste better and my glum day just got lifted higher. it's a great tune done by obvious professionals top to bottom. there is not a weak link in the chain. i can't critique this all i can do is just gush!!! kudos!! don't worry i won't eat the whole bag!!!
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rustykangaroo said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
knock on the door
"when" or "if" you have the time scaustrita check out my first post..."knock on the door" i'd really appreciate your opinion. your the best! rustykangaroo
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scaustrita said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Chips
Read the info on your bag of chips, 1 full serving is 10 chips!
Thanks for the KUDOS. On my way to check your post . . .
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crissew said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Great job
Anthony's vox sound great on this. Such a nice easy groove. Nailed the laid back feel. You managed to blend anthony's style with yours so well. Enjoyed it! How did I miss this one?
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scaustrita said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Vox
Anthony's voice is so powerful, we needed to tame his voice to fit my music! There were many revisions, but I knew this is the one to run with. I happy you found the posted song.
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blindsidedpoets said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Life Without You
This is pro level! Epic almost. Excellent work!
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scaustrita said 2806 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Pro
As computers become more powerful and efficient, it allows the artist to produce a greater quality mix without all the expensive hardware. I'm glad you enjoyed the song . . .
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Spiderland said 2759 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
very professional sounding production!
This is an excellent mix, the vocals are strong, clear, and confident and you brought them out loud like they should be in the mix. I like the guitar as well, nice acoustic riffs and the lead is sounds cool, reminiscent of santana
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scaustrita said 2759 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
So kind
ThAnks for recognizing all our effort!

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Kody106 said 2755 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
WHOA
im going to force everyone i know to download this. this is the BOMB
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scaustrita said 2755 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
BOMB
This track is a made from hours, upon hours of work.
Co-writer Anthony Frazier sang his heart out.
The music and lyrics came from life experiences.
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billykirsch said 2705 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
A classic
A classic ballad. Perfect in all aspects, even in the small imperfections you mention ;-) Sounds fresh, open and strong.

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scaustrita said 2705 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Classic
This song is based on a classic, the Carpenters "Goodbye To Love."
It doesn't sound like it, but the frame work is the same.
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HypnotiQ Sorcere said 2705 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
lush arrangement
This is great beautiful. and their is a perfect balance between the vox and the arrangement. great job. I love this
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DonStevens said 2704 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Life without you
Really cool song that starts out with great chords and ends even better
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scaustrita said 2704 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
Don
Glad you enjoyed the guitar, there are 6 guitar parts to get that full sound! Thanks for the visit . . .
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magnatone said 2572 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Life Without You
good grief - how the heck did i miss THIS?? what a fabulous song and awesome collab by you two. your energies blend beautifully. you guys should be touring! (maybe you are!)
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Hickling_Stan said 2572 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Aaaah
I saw Magnatone had been by for a listen so thought I'd follow. What a stunning song, production, guitar, vocal....everything. Absolutely top notch song. Well done. Mark
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