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This is another revision of "Voyage of the Susan Elizabeth", written by Bob6stringer. After Bob sent me the original GB tracks I imported them into logic and added drums, glockenspiel and a B3.

This new version adds a synth track and a new bass track, as well as some other random editing here and there. Several comments from my initial collaboration with Bob suggested a yes-like feel. I started hearing it and had to add a new bass (vintage Rick, of course...) and synth (vintage moog).

I hope you like it. Previous version of this song are at the following links:
http://www.macjams.com/song/53691 (Bob's original version)
http://www.macjams.com/song/55332 (First release of our combined effort)

Bob and I each had a mix of this song that we wanted to release simultaneously, Bob has had a
personal tragedy: hard disk crash. Bob can give you the details, but I've suffered this in my own
life in the past and think we should all learn from Bob's personal tragedy. BACK UP YOUR PROJECTS.
I don't do it often enough myself, but hearing of a friend who is "in recovery" reminds you of the
importance.

I hope you enjoy it.
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crissew said 2806 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Very Cool
A bit more guitar in this one if my memory serves me correct, or maybe it is just standing out int he mix. The glock seems to be more hidden too. Enjoyed it. Definietly an ELP and a Yes vibe on this one. But then again a glock will do that every time. Another great job!
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tonestones said 2805 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Guitar was unchanged
I brought out the acoustic a little more and tried to get a little more stereo separation so the parts would stand out a little. I'm glad you noticed. I wrestled with this quite a bit. The original two uploads of this had a different bass too. I replaced it with a line that played against the drums and keyboards. It also had quite a bit more movement (walking over changes) than the previous line. That probably helped call attention to the guitar tracks more than the original mixes.

Thanks, Charles.
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Daugrin said 2806 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
True Sailing
Taste, tone and tenacity, really well done Steve, the production works on all levels. The synth lines function to support the melody and drive the piece along, nice ear candy as well, the bass line is interesting as well as illustrative of a voyage.
Working with strong material like this makes things easy! What a great composition from Bob! Great teamwork guys!

Daug
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tonestones said 2805 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Taste, tone and tenacity.
Daug, I hadn't noticed how lyrical your posts are until you sent me those lyrics to Personal Space. There are some mad verbal skills involved when you can work "cavitate" into a song.

Actually I think that is a great way to sum up what Bob and I were both going for in this tune. Tasteful melodic structure, high energy.
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magnatone said 2806 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Bon Voyage
oh yeah - YES!!!! (LOVE YES!!) this is sensational! you two have great energy together, and i am loving the result of your collab here! sorry to hear about the disk crash - sorry, gotta go back up my stuff - thanks guys!
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Feter said 2806 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
Bon Voyage
Tremendous work ..from both of you ..great track
of Bob for sure but the keys and all the jingle
jangle and the tickles all around so wonderful..
shaped very well ..this is just gorgeous ..well
done you two ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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woofer3 said 2806 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
I am sailing
very trippy, a nice wall of sound for want of a better description. Well done.
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MarkHolbrook said 2806 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Oh no...
Not a 6 stringer crash... That is sad because there was probably a ton of unreleased cool stuff on that disk... I sure hope he had backups!

Anyway Steve this simply cranks and rocks! The guitar work is outstanding... Love the song in general!
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Bob6stringer said 2806 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
A ton of unreleased... what?
Mark, your "a ton of unreleased cool stuff" is more like a ton of unreleased crap! I did, however, get it all back. I suspect I may have caused the crash when I unplugged Firewire and closed the MacBook while it was trying to auto-change-over from the interface to internal I/O. It must have beach-balled for a half-hour, heating up, before I noticed it.
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Bob6stringer said 2806 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Much Gratitude, Mr. Tonestones
This is so much the better for Steve's musical additions and your supreme (skills using) Logic!

I agonized over how to give this in-your-face barrage some improved dynamics. and once I let time heal my lunacy, after a LOT of back and forth, it turned out Steve had the "stones" to make the judgement calls.

The toughest sections for me? The suspended break(s) section(s) at 1:18 - 1:26; and 2:29 - 2:45. I was stuck on dropping things out for some quiet time -- all I know is guitar, and the tune needed a change. Then -- D'oh! Steve's of B3, Moog and li'l glock popped in. THEN the issue was what to do with the guitars, which went off-click. I think they fade and/or quantize nicely here.

HARD DRIVE CRASH: Long story short, I had Time Machine, but was off-site and lost a critical day's work (magazine writing) as well as an in-the-car vocal recording session on the MacBook. (Someone up/down there doesn't want me to sing I guess.) The drive was an aftermarket Seagate 250 GB internal. The reseller got me back in business, but I feel no need to remix this tune, this one's the ultimate.

Thanks, Steve and thanks MJ-ers.
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tonestones said 2805 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
In the car vocal booth?
Bob, that's funny! I've never thought of that vocal technique. I guess there is value in mobile recording that isn't obvious. Some natural acoustics are hard to duplicate digitally. Unfortunately, my studio is tethered to the wall in so many ways...

Bob, thanks for everything on this one. Your guitar playing on this is piece is outstanding. Your piece was very melodic before I did anything with it. I just filled in for a few players that didn't make it to your original sessions, primarily drums, keyboards and bass (well... I'm a bass player at heart so I couldn't resist that one).

Anyway, again, thanks for letting me work on this with you. It was a blast. Let's do another one some time.
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davisamerica said 2805 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Wow!!
Full sail from the first riffs.... guys this is a powerhouse of a tune...such wonderful energy and performances.... just excellent!
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davisamerica said 2805 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
btw....
watching the banter between you too ...u guys really like each other...what a cool trip
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tonestones said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Full Sail
Bob and I get along really well. He is a very talented guitar player. He also gave me lots of room to put some of my self into this project.
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persona said 2805 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
adventurous
Enjoyed the trip. Uplifting and great collab!
Thanks for sharing!
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tonestones said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks
I really enjoyed working with Bob on this. I hope to do more with him in the future.
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Char said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
I was
blown away. Magnificent. Full out wild. Love it. Thanks.
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tonestones said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Thanks, Char
Greatly appreciated.
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DarkPlanet said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Nice Jam
Enjoyed that sunshine rock guitar and organs!
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tonestones said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Sailing in the sunshine
Sounds good to me! Thanks.
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ShadowofNine said 2804 days ago (October 23rd, 2009)
Emjoyed the 1st
and I enjoyed the 2nd 2...
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tonestones said 2802 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Thanks
Same here. Just a natural sonic evolution...
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Calchas said 2795 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Whoa!
Like crissew wrote: "Definietly an ELP and a Yes vibe on this one."

Excellent keyboard work, and awesome searing/soaring lead guitars.

Magnificent take on a very fine tune by 'ol guitar Bob.

Be well friend!
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tonestones said 2794 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Thanks
Sailing down musical memory shipping lanes... ELP, Yes. Two of my favorite bands of all time.
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Calchas said 2794 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
RE ELP & Yes:
Me too Steve. Although as I've aged my love of King Crimson has outstripped them both. Amazing musicians. Incredible bands all.

Music that lesser musicians---in their transparent and pathetic envy and incomprehension---call "self-indulgent." Gimme a break!!! Ha ha...

Be well brother!
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TobinMueller said 2722 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Wonderful collab
Love the 6/8 feel that makes you want to dance. A full mix with marvelous synth work. Nice mix. I dig the pacing changes when it comes back to the acoustic guitar and then builds and then comes back. Your additions don't just add fullness, they bring an EQ depth and full-spectrum feel, filling out the canvas without making it over burdened. Nice.
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Bob6stringer said 2618 days ago (April 27th, 2010)
Amen on the depth.
I just stopped by and noticed this comment, and couldn't agree more. My original guitar-only version is sort of "transistor radio" to the "stones" Steve brings to this. Belated thanks Tobin.... and of course, again to Steve for bringing the range and movement this needed.
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DavidConnell said 2344 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Excellent
This song made me want to join MacJams.
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tonestones said 2344 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Welcome, David
Glad to see you have joined our ranks. The music atmosphere of sharing is wonderful here. Lots of very talented people who love to share. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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