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Heroes (2010)


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apb

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Well, when you reach 40 years old, you have to do something a bit special- and thanks to "ia", my friends and work colleagues generosity, I got to go to Tower Music in Borås today to meet and work with Jonas Liberg on this re-mix of my 2008 upload "Heroes".

Jonas was great to work with and I learnt loads from the experience and he hardly
complained at all at my strange "panering" and sloppy acoustic guitar work :o)

He worked with the original files from 2008 + some new ones I re-did in advance (taking into account previous comments: bass, chorus + some more drum variation) and in about 5hrs had produced this re-mix.

Note: the touch of clipping here and there is not his fault, but mine (on the original vocal and bass source recordings used, that showed up more in his mix and
the drop out of accoustic guitar at 03:20 is also my fault ultimately for mixing out
the tracks in stereo and not in mono- doh).

Thanks everyone! Had a great birthday and I hope you enjoy the results too.

PS. I know I disabled downloading, but if you'ld really like a copy, just send me a note with your e-mail address and I'll send you one.
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Lyrics
We belong
Every hour
You be strong
I miss that power

An' now that's gone
To another
It won't be long
You must recover

Heroes
Will you be gone tomorrow?
Heroes
Who'll be left to save my day?
(My little) heroes
You'll be gone tomorrow
Heroes
Who's gonna save my day?
Save my day ...

We'll zing zis zong :o)
When worlds collide
The rights are wronged
Be by my side
Song Stats
Hits: 2927
Comments: 34
Fans: 30
Plays: 363
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: Apr 09, 2010 - 01:29:52 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2010 - 03:44:52 AM Last Played: Jul 10, 2017 - 05:56:03 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
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Software:
Re-mixed using:
Protools HD,
Melodyne,
Peak
Comments
dirigent said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Beautiful song
I love the lyrics - and the sound - especially when I don't listen too loud - cause it's quite a hot mix, but very well balanced, bravo.
Very nice bass, cool percussion.

Marvellous guitar stuff, splendid, bravo!
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said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
HBD
you, man, you...

Best to you, Alan

. - Harold
davisamerica said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
oh hell yes
i want a copy...this tune orginally captivated me for months...well you know...I told you I think. Wow...this is effin great!
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alackbass said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Radio Ready
Well written tune. There's a John Mayer quality to this. The chorus is great. I love the overlapping vocals and melodic bass line in the chorus. Something that never seems to get mentioned is tempo. It's not always easy to pick an appropriate tempo for a tune. This just floats along as if it propels itself. The mix is a bit hot. It's clipping my phones.
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Cheeto said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Dang!!
I absolutely love this song!! Great job..love the vocals!! Wow!!
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caroline said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
purdy song - great mix - happy...
birthday! mwah xoxox
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Vic Holman said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
your my hero
Alan this is great. definitely some magic was added to this take.
of course i thought it was solid song from the beginning.
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michaeljayklein said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Outstanding....
...this was truly excellent, great job!
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Bob6stringer said 2786 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
So damn good!
Crazy of-the-moment good -- get yourself placed on a TV show or something! How 'bout a sci-fi/action kinda show? I have one in mind but the name escapes me...

The leveling-off at 3:20 is a little abrupt -- sure -- but I dunno, this just sounds pretty much perfect and powerful and I HOPE you're making a living doing this because it absolutely exudes success.
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spitlogic said 2786 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
well made
the effect on your vocals is just enough to add to the track. Well made jam and a good subtle use of vocal effects.
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dave_b said 2785 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Heroes
Top drawer song here, sounds radio ready to me.
Some great chord voicings. Terrific mix, great complementary sound choices everything sits perfectly. Vocs sound great. Guitar break is really cool.
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DarkPlanet said 2785 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Fantastic!
This is so engaging...love the overall sound
The vox are spectacular, Great Job!
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ktb said 2785 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Heroes
wow, stellar songcraft. I think someone mentioned radio ready, couldn't agree more. the ending a song in itself - loved it
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lavalamp said 2785 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
what a treat
Alan, sensational track. So much going on. Enjoyed this immensely.

So good

LL
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DWL said 2784 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Don't remember the original
but then again I don't remember what I had for dinner.

This has a very contemporary feel and a very clean mix.

Nice playing and performance.

Cheers

Dick
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billykirsch said 2784 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Great song
Driving rhythm. Love how the guitars interlace. The voice is great too: confident. Excellent mix and mastering.

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lengold said 2784 days ago (April 12th, 2010)
This was definitely
worth the pro treatment - what a great present. I quite like the way the guitar drops out - sounds like it was on purpose to me.
I said originally what a great song this is and great to hear it again.
I'd love a copy please, I think you know my email.
Cheers
Len

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crissew said 2783 days ago (April 12th, 2010)
Very nice work here
Well mixed. The vocals sound like they are the main culprit in the clipping department but is subtle enough that you could pass it off as intentional. Very melodic songwriting here with a great vocal in there as well. Kudo's on a great tune man!
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egobandit said 2782 days ago (April 13th, 2010)
the big four OOOH
Your my hero, great song I always love the music you make and this is no exception!
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hackneybloke said 2782 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
heroes
wow. i love this. too many references to mention...the heroes chorus is utter brilliance. love the echo on the vocal and the harmonised guitar lead...stupendous. please send me a copy to hackneybloke@hotmail.com
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Sigmund said 2781 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
Hero
This is a really cool song. Very crisp and clean, albeit hot, mix. It seems on the verge of clipping. But, vocals are excellent and sit very nicely in the mix - very pro sounding. You have a nice voice. Your vocal technique in the chorus of singing one line at a time, and coming in over the top at the end of each line is very cool.

I was just about to comment on the 3:20 event but I just noticed you already touched on it. I think you should go back and fix that part because this song is really good enough for the effort.

Yes, a couple of technical things, but man what a great tune - nice job - I really enjoyed listening to this, several times in fact - thanks!
Sig
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kassia said 2781 days ago (April 14th, 2010)
alan
i don't know what to say but "wow". i absolutely love this. and it sounds like you had a blast working on it - what a special treat from your friends! i love the lyrics and the tune. i just LOVE it all!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2779 days ago (April 16th, 2010)
Great song, great mix
Your singing is really pleasant here, in the best possible way--great tone & phrasing. And but for the much-discussed clipping issues, the mix sounds terrific too: so glad to hear this!
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magnatone said 2779 days ago (April 17th, 2010)
Heroes
Alan, this is incredible! wow - this is really breathtaking, what a wonderful birthday present to us all! happy birthday!
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WharmtonRise said 2777 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
Yes
Great pop song. Beautifully lively. Nice vocal and good backing harmonies. Sweet!
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WharmtonRise said 2777 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
BTW
Zither (?) is a lovely touch.
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jiguma said 2766 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
Terrific production alan
and a top tune to boot. A belated happy birthday to you ....... 40???? - why you're just a kid!
The lyrics are really well written and the whole song just works - love the vocals, instrumentation, and the way the song develops. Bugger, can't find any nits!
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I.G.M. said 2749 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Yeah Alan,
great tune, infectious riff!!!!
What a fantastic song...
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I.G.M. said 2749 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
AND...
...Happy B-Day!!!! (belated but from the heart) :oD
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Estella said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Heroes
Happy belated birthday!!!! I lucked out because it doesn't sound too hot/clipped on my laptop speakers. Your voice sounds so clear and great. I think you over-treat your vocals normally because frankly, I like hearing you this way more. I'm glad you chose this song to do, because it's a great one!
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apb said 2354 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Thanks Estella
Bit hot on monitors or in headphones- Jonas masters for dance music and really pushes those freqs- so the slightest clipping in the original recordings shows up. You'll be surprised to know that actually there is more apps on my voice that I usually do in this: the difference is Jonas knows how to make it sound like there isn't...the vocal tracks were all re-done as well from previous recording.. so it went more from demo/sketch to bit more "this is how is should go".
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davisamerica said 2356 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
still
one of the best songs ever Alan.
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apb said 2354 days ago (June 15th, 2011)
Ah Jack..
where would I be without your periodic return comment on "Heroes".. I'd still be "learning to drum" (cue Tom Petty)..lol. Much appreciated support my friend.
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rabittwhole said 1605 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
alan
.... u make me smile.
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