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Summer City


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Cadman

 Genre: Acoustic

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From our first album - Shadow and Shade.

Done on a Porta 1. Wonder if it's worth re-recording? :-)
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Lyrics
What a time that was!
Pastel colours in the City

What a time that was!
Matching colours in the City

and you were with me
we loved each other
there was no other...........

What a time that was!
Painting colours in the City

What a time that was!
Matching colours in the City

and you were with me
we loved each other
there was no other...........

What a time that was!

Colours fade now

Here in the City.........
Song Stats
Hits: 1709
Comments: 21
Fans: 6
Plays: 56
Downloads: 52
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jul 17, 2010 - 04:46:29 PM
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2010 - 04:46:29 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 12:28:36 PM
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Hardware:
Primitive
Software:
Remastered a bit in GB
Comments
fasteddie said 2620 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Yes I do
think that it is worth re-recording. I really like the guitar in this one. That's some really tasty stuff. Nice vox too. A nice clear recording would be awesome. Glad I dropped by.
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Cadman said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks!
I've still got that guitar - so maybe it would be karmicly correct to use the original instrument on a re-take :-)

And thanks for the kind words....
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screamalexz said 2619 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
simple and pretty
very simple lyrics yet very pretty. i like the ambiance.
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Cadman said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Ambiance....
Hi - ambiance - that's what you get recording in a 60 Metre long, 8 metre high stone marble corridor :-)

Hopefully a re-take will have some of the same.

Cheers - JC
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screamalexz said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
:)
nothing like natural ambiance
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guygrooves said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Nothing
I ever did on my porta 1 ever sounded this good. This is awesome.
Peace
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Cadman said 2618 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Cheers.....
Too kind Guy - I'm sure you're being modest (we should start a Porta-Recording Thread!) - but I have to admit, we were on a roll that weekend. I'll put it all up here at some point.
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davisamerica said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
oh man
...tough call really....a new version of this would undoubtably be lovely ... but I must say the simple feel of wonder on this recording is quiet satisfying. either way for now I will download and say thank you.
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Cadman said 2618 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Ta....
Cheers pal - there was some amazing serendipity with that take - the traffic noise & horn at the end which works so well........complete accident, just what the mics picked up as we ended.

I would like to do it again 'though - I've tried cleaning the original up and you just loose too much that way (at least with the toys I have).
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papag said 2619 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Why?
How would it get sweeter? This is a fine piece of music. Instantly fav'd and dl'd. Don't kill it by over-dang-dubbin...
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Cadman said 2618 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Know what you mean.......
Good point - if we do re-record it - we'll be keeping it as bare as it is now.
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Social_Ice said 2611 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
shades of summer.....
eloquent shades....vocals and acoustics....this piece will not fade...from my memory...nice!

~barbara
Cadman said 2607 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
Blush....
Lovely of you to say such nice about it Barbara.

Many years after, it still serves as an aide memoire for me too.
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Outtaorbit said 2606 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
This is wonderful.....
You weren't the only one......... Yes please record it again.... really quite wonderful
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Cadman said 2605 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
Record again?
Thanks Patrick - looks like I'll give it a go sometime over the summer.......
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tf10music said 2605 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
As is
I like it as is. I like the quality you're using now, I think it fits the song really well. In fact, if you were, say, to make a habit of recording at this quality, it would make me pleasantly nostalgic, for, although I'm only 18, I listen to a great deal of old garage rock and it has a certain allure that this captures quite perfectly. Beautiful music, man!
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Cadman said 2605 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
Recording Quality
Hiya - thanks for dropping by.....

This track was recorded on Tascam Porta 1 4 Track - just about the first machine to allow you to record 4 tracks on ordinary tape. Add in the fact we recorded it in an unused marble lined entry lobby/corridor for the reverb and it's probably a unique environment we couldn't replicate again!

I'm curious to re-record it using 'modern' tech, seeing if I can still get the original feel and warmth,

Time will tell :-)

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stevel said 2604 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
A four track mind
This is a lovely song, the portastudio sound actually works to enhance the ethereal mood. A modern psych-folk flavour to it, very nice guitar playing
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Cadman said 2603 days ago (August 4th, 2010)
Hi Steve.......

Really glad you liked it - but if you want to hear 'real' psych-folk, try English Dream.....

Cheers - JC
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Monkaton said 2600 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Half and Half
I have a number of cassette four track recordings that I have run through GB to enhance the fidelity, but I didn't re-record because I didn't think I would have captured the performance in the same way.

Very well done.


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Cadman said 2597 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Hi Tim!
Know the feeling - but some of the incidental stuff is soooooo annoying (I used to fill in with not very good acoustic fills way too much) - to post it, I'll have to re-record :-)

Hopefully, the performance can be equal to the opriginal.
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