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In Your Eyes with JDHolliday


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speedonl

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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This is a follow up on a track which I posted this week. I asked JD to write and sing to it and being the good Guy he is he did! The lyrics absolutely match the song, we had a great time creating this. We had input and suggestions from alackbass and from others in the comments on the first post. I tried to keep this song simple, so in basic there are two guitartracks except from the verse, that's only one. This is also my first attempt on backing vocals which turned out to be a joy to do, and I had some great tips from JD in the process.. And some words from JD

d's thoughts:
First of all thank you Egbert once again for letting me write to this, it is an absolute pleasure to work with you.
Andrew Lack thank you for your suggestions on this.
I heard this music that Egbert had already named "In Your Eyes" which is my favorite Peter Gabriel song.... But I wanted to use it (the hook) because Egbert had coupled the title with what I assumed was a picture of his child, so with those 2 pieces of inspiration along with this great piece of music, and thinking of my daughter at that age, I wrote these very simple heartfelt lyrics, after sending them to Egbert, he added what you hear him singing which was something he had already done prior to hearing what I wrote, And of course we fine tuned and re-arranged things a bit.
So it's a children's song in a way, but could be for anyone who loves someone, I am extremely happy with this song, it was like magic, it's almost freaky how easily I am inspired to write to Egbert's posts, somehow we just click. I hope people enjoy this as much as we did creating it, take care. Jd.
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Song Stats
Hits: 3083
Comments: 45
Fans: 22
Plays: 265
Downloads: 87
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jul 18, 2010 - 08:53:04 AM
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2010 - 08:53:04 AM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 01:57:24 AM
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Comments
jdholliday said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
All I can say is
Thank you Egbert! What a great day!
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Isn't it!
Enjoy your Sunday!! And thanks again for creating this..
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alackbass said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
In Your Eyes
A wonderful song and a great collaboration. I had no idea that was Egbert singing the backup vocals in the earlier mixes he shared with me. Nice one gents.
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Again
Thank for your thoughts on this one..
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Dadai.2 said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
I love this...
kind of song. Lovely guitar and heart-felt vocal. Reminds me a little of a Richie Fury (Buffalo Springfield) song, which in my book is only good.

This is a very, very good tune. Kudos to you both.

D
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
That
is a great compliment, I will have to check that song :) Thanks a lot!
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Dadai.2 said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Here's a link...
to Furay:
http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=22;showtopic=205862

D
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MarkHolbrook said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Wow
Loving the guitar work and of course JD vocals never disappoint!

Nicely done guys!
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
JD is great for collabs.
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Feter said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
In Your Eyes
WOW ...folks this is absolutely beautiful ..very tight project and ye this is really wonderful song ..kudos for both of you ...thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Thanks for stopping by
for stopping by, we appreciate it a lot!
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Gaylen75 said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Very Cool
Great lyrics and guitar. This is a awesome song.
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speedonl said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Glad
You liked it, you have some great stuff yourself too!
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Brian D said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Beautiful
Wonderfully performed and recorded. Great song! Cudos to all involved.
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speedonl said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you liked it Brian..
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AndeeScott said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Wow
Just a great song all over great voice great backing track wonderful enjoyed every second of it :)
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speedonl said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
That's
A nice compliment, thanks a lot!
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fasteddie said 2506 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
Fantastic collab
Nice! You guys teamed up here and won! Very nice production. Great song.
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speedonl said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Ed
Thanks a lot..
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Symphony101 said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Wonderful song
This worked very well guys. The initial track was great and JD did his magic again :-) Kudos my friend.
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speedonl said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Yves
Thanks a lot for your interest in our projects!
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jdholliday said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks everyone
Andrew, as always for all you do! You personify macjams.
Dadai, you da dadai man!
Mark, for always being right there with an encouraging word!
Feter, one of my favorite singers! Thank you sir!
Gaylen, another awesome singer, thank you also.
Brian, always a pleasure sir, thank you.
Phunker, you're like my new person I look to hear from, I really appreciate you!
fasteddie, one day I'm gonna get you to collab with me!
And Yves, you are a constant source of encouragement thank you sir!


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dave_b said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
In Your Eyes
Nice picking, and the strings are a nice touch.
Nice melody, and the vocs sound great in this register. Cool lead break.
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guygrooves said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Great combo
Awesome tune Egbert. Perfect choice for the vocals. Jd has the perfect set of pipes for this one. The background vocal seems muffled though. It sounds like it needs to be touched up with some eq.
Peace
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speedonl said 2504 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Guy
Thanks for your comment, we had our thoughts about the backings (my mic is terrible I guess) but decided to leave them, maybe to eager to post this one :)

Thanks
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RAVENS said 2505 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Sweet
What a great combo you guys make! The lyrics are just wonderful & JD your voice is terrific as always. Egbert, your track was awesome to begin with & now it's even sweeter with vocals.

RAVEN ;-)
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speedonl said 2504 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Combo
We do have some kind of click yes, it's very enjoyable!! Thanks for listening
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ramonaji said 2504 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Completely fabulous
very impressive piece!!!
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speedonl said 2504 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Ramona
Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it!!
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jdholliday said 2503 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Thanks folks
Dave, thanks friend!
Guy, thank you sir for all of your kind comments.
Dani, thank you as always for your support.
Ramona, always happy to hear from you, glad you liked this one.
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edwarke said 2503 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Nice toon
Good work. Can't understand the counter point vocal lyrics, and the song still works but there's a lot of lost opportunity there in some sections that could push the song to the next level. However quite a good start. Thanks!
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Briguy777 said 2503 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
Smooth
clean guitar riffs. Great work. That's a crisp sound. Nice job.
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abfkingsport said 2502 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
The King
Post the lyrics. Awesome work. Very clear production, full sound. Great lyrics and vocals. You're right the lyrics fit the feel and vibe of the music perfectly.
The King
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PaulaMunk said 2501 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
You two
do seem to meet in the middle. A very sweet song which is not too anything but just right. Thanks.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2501 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
wow, this is beautiful
JD your vocal tone is so compelling here--and the song has a relaxed solidity that's a pleasure to listen to. You two really do have a special connection!

Not at all overshadowed by P Gabriel's great tune of the same name--which is a feat.
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jdholliday said 2501 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Thank you all!
Keith, Briguy, King, char, Michael.
I really appreciate you all taking the time and supporting us, this was such a cool project, I wish Egbert lived closer! ;-)
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Outtaorbit said 2498 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
It's not a child song......
It's something I hope I see every morning in the mirror...... keep the faith.
Nicely done...........
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VicDiesel said 2492 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Gabrielish
Your voice indeed has something of PG's sound. I like this song, in particular the gentle but effective guitar parts. The bass could be a bit more inspired, though. This is just playing the fundamentals without any adornment, and, eh, not always in time.
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Gaylen75 said 2477 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Great
Just needs more of the higher register to fill it out. I love the solo because it satisfies that need but some kind of high string picking could brighten the whole track. Great lyrics too.
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Carrie71 said 2477 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Beautiful Lyrics
First, I really appreciate the story behind the song, makes the connection stronger for me. Love the lyrics.
TobinMueller said 2476 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Feedback
Of the four tracks on which you asked for feedback, this is by far my favorite. Great guitar picking groove, better use of vocal reverb, lending an intimate and transparent feel to the track, matching the lyric. Also, using this photo instead of a girlfriend's picture adds depth top the lyrics. It didn't remind me of the Peter Gabriel song until I read it; but I like the Gabriel growl the vocalists achieves. Nice track. I wouldn't change a thing.
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rockstar89 said 2475 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
In response to your asking for comments...
In response to your asking for comments...surprisingly, the vocal is reminicent of Gabriel here in places. While there are aspects that draw me in (once again a great laid-back vibe) I am not as fond of this one as some of the other I heard. That said, it is still pretty darn good! Great collabs, guys!
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PeterB7858 said 2389 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Melodic
Thanks for sharing the collaboration. It looks like a really good feature of MJ (to a newbie). A gentle, melodic, heartfelt song that repays multiple listening.
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jimiwu2 said 2266 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
What a lovely
song and lyrics. Very much my type of music. Seems to be such good balance of the parts. I would like to have heard the solo lead in small parts to kind of prepare me for the solo.
Thanks for this lovely song!
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jdholliday said 2266 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
Thanks folks again
for listening in on this song, first time I've listened to it in quite a while, we should re-visit this song Egbert!
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