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This is a song I wrote this week (10 - 17 January 2010) whilst my better half was away oversea. I've returned to using Logic Express 8 as the reverbs I wanted to use don't seem to be achievable in GB '09. There's a lot of guitar in this track, I think at one point there are 5 guitar tracks overlapping. I've spent quite a bit of time mixing this one as it initially felt very muddy with a lot of instruments fighting for space in the frequency spectrum.
I've picked up a great deal of advice here over the time I've been visiting and I've put a lot of it to work on this track, especially EQing. I think I'm finally starting to get it!
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Lyrics
There's snow upon the ground, a thaw is coming
I looked into your eyes, I registered surprise
The leaves upon my palms, they give me away

There's a saying where I'm from you never get what you give
Does it mean anything to you, does it mean anything to you?
Can you make any sense of it?
But don't make an offence of it,
You're going home ...

Straight on, straight on to Winter's End,
Don't look back, don't turn around
Straight on, straight to Winter's End,
Don't look back, don't turn around.

If you had your chance again, would you do it all the same?
Or would you be merciful, would you be beautiful?
Would you try to understand, what it is to be like me?
Would you do that?
Could you do that?

Straight on, straight on to Winter's End,
Don't look back, don't turn around
Straight on, straight to Winter's End,
Don't look back, don't turn around.




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Uploaded: Jan 16, 2010 - 03:47:47 PM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2010 - 09:32:39 AM Last Played: Feb 18, 2015 - 07:10:33 AM
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Hardware:
Epi Dot Studio, Fender PB, Ibanez GAX30, iMac Core2Duo
Software:
Logic Express 8, Ni Guitar Rig 3
Comments
scofugate said 2622 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
I really like the
Raw feel here. The vocals sound great and have a "live vibe". Its just so very real sounding!!
Great job!! I agree , the hard work paid off.
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Relic67 said 2622 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
wall of guitars
Good one Paddy! Overall good performance and production, the mix seems well balanced.
Guitars sound great. The break where the drums lay out is effective too. You should post the lyrics though!

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segiperkasa said 2620 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
really cool stuff...
really cool song with lovely melody ....really love the vocals....
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tempie said 2620 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
winter's end
i like the way you just leap into the vocals, every line gets emphasis until the very last word of the verse. Your vox have so much confidence these days. Terrific job mixing the guitars in the verse, really rich sound, great chiming back and forth between ears. break is cool too. i like how you just can't resist a giant chorus.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2620 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
It doesn't matter
.. what I set out o make, that massive guitar chorus is never far off. Thanks for the props man. I'm starting to concentrate on the mix these days and it seems to be paying off.
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TheReverendAG said 2619 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
What's wrong with muddy?
The more guitar the better I always say. This song has a heavy feel at times which is awesome.

Reminded me of Smashing Pumpkins a bit.
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mybravedesign said 2615 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
....
this track is really good...
your vocals have almost a dead milkmen from across the pond in this one.. you got me singing the chorus on this one...
thanks
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SuperStarSmith said 2615 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
brave
volume of vox. don't get me wrong- they're cool- shows confidence. nice wall of sound, too.
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egobandit said 2614 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Comforting
The rythm sets it in motion I like the reflective lyrics very cool!
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
Location: Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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