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RENEGADE SKIN


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jiguma

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Moving a little bit back to my earlier sound - more acoustics, less Tele. I wrote this after watching a show about Edith Piaf Not biographically correct necessarily, but I liked the way the words worked with the music. The waifs at the graveside came from a visit in 2005 - two otherwise "modern" young girls - maybe 14 or 15 - crying their eyes out at Piaf's grave in Pere Lachaise.
A solo, non-PBGB song.
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Lyrics
Renegade Skin
©2010 Neil Porter

You started from the bottom
Your winter clothes were paper-thin
Your mama couldn’t keep you
You grew a renegade skin

Singing on the corner
Drifting with the wind
You found a new daddy
You grew a renegade skin

You fit so tight
In your renegade skin
You feel so right
In your renegade skin

New daddy got things started
You went from win to win
One thing never left though
You grew a renegade skin

You were the toast of Paris
The good reviews were in
You lost him in the Azores
You grew a renegade skin

You fit so tight
In your renegade skin
You feel so right
In your renegade skin

One last night at the Olympia
Desperately thin
No-one left to save you
You grew a renegade skin

At your grave in Pere Lachaise
Two waifs cried tears like rain
Way too young to have known you
In your renegade skin

You fit so tight
In your renegade skin
You feel so right
In your renegade skin
Song Stats
Hits: 3672
Comments: 76
Fans: 50
Plays: 152
Downloads: 95

Uploaded: Sep 12, 2010 - 03:51:48 PM
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010 - 01:29:57 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 12:53:09 PM
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Hardware:
Seagull S6 acoustic
Rode NT3 mic
Telecaster (slide)
Fender Precision bass (with new strings finally!)
Yamaha PSR 300 - midi drums
Behringer UB802 mixer/preamp
Software:
Logic Pro 8
Ozone 3
Comments
magnatone said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Renegade
ooh neil, i really really like this! your guitar in the intro is just sensational! really thoughtful lyrics, great driving energy that kinda keeps you on the edge of your chair. great work neil!
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jiguma said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Karen!
Glad you got firsties - you seem to have scored a few of those lately! This was done in what became my "style" in the first few years at MJ. I've been doing a stack of rockier tunes lately, and felt the need to go back and see if I could still do this style. Thanks for listening.
Cheers from Oz!
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alackbass said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
RENEGADE SKIN
I'm with Karen. Digging the acoustic guitars and the percussion. I like the dark vibe of the tune and lyric.
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jiguma said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Cheers Andrew
Nothing like a big percussion backing! Glad you enjoyed it.
N
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Hickling_Stan said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Lovely guitar
and an engaging story in the song. I like the idea of a new renegade skin to better deal with the world and the hand life has dealt you. Good picture. Cheers mark
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jiguma said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
The phrase "renegade skin" came out of nowhere when I started playing with the chords for this - seeing the movie made me connect the words to the rest of the lyrics. I like your interpretation of what it means - a little deeper than I'd been thinking, and "it fits so right"!
Cheers, Neil
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davisamerica2 said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Great Neil!
Love these strings and the way they carry you along with the text. Really nice lyrics, and your voice sounds good here. Thoroughly enjoyed. T
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen
Terry - appreciate you dropping by.
N
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sloparts said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Exceptional work Neil
Love the mellow bluesy feel of it all and I especially like your Bass line. That takes nothing away from the rest of the backtracks mind you, it's all great.

Great lyrics and you delivery on them is very, very good. The whole lyrics, & vox works perfectly for the song.

This one's going in rotation on the iPod my friend, thank you for the D/L

Ed
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tf10music said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
nice
great atmosphere on this one, and I think the mix is pretty perfect. Your voice is very breathy, which works real well here. Great stuff.
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MarkHolbrook said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
I likey very very much
Deep full rich sounds Neil! Nicely done!!!
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SCJohnson59 said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Killer!!
I'm diggin' this whole package! The acoustic guitars ... KILLER!! ... the whole damn thing ... KILLER!!! Instant fave and DL! :) Kinda makes me think what it may have sounded like if Harry Chapin and Bill Withers were ever in the same room.
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kevmikwa said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Non-PBGB? You sure?
You say you didn't do this with the PBGB boys? Weird - I really hear their influence.

Of course, I'm kidding. I enjoy the gritty on-stage feel of the stuff you do with them, but your solo works like this one are the ones that really speak to me.

I'm always listening to your drums and percussion, and this track is very tasteful. I like the way you gradually introduce everything, layer by layer. Funny that you should release a song about Piaf today ... one of her tunes is featured in "Inception", a movie I watched last Friday. I like the boldness of the "blue note" in the acoustic solo (5:06-5:12), matches the outro vibe nicely.

I've got two bits of feedback: your posted lyrics say "You found him then you lost him", and the line as sung was "You lost him in the Azores" - I don't know if you care to make the update (both lines work nice). I think there were a couple of moments where the guitar work seems like it was a bit early (2:34, 3:40). As we've talked of before, that's the song breathing, and railing against the hard-80 of the metronome.

I don't know if you've actually considered beat mapping or otherwise matching the MIDI drum tracks to your audio tracks once they're cut, but you might like the results. We're only ever talking about 1-2 BPM or so, but I think you'd be pleasantly surprised how easy and effective it can be.

Great work as usual, my brother.
jiguma said 2382 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Mike
and your traditional detailed breakdown. Yeah it kind of sounds like some of the band's rockier outings ;)

I've tried messing with beat mapping a few times now - mainly on PBGB stuff - and never really got the hang of it. In fact it seems to have stuffed up some perfectly good tracks where I just went too far with it I guess. Must discuss this with you at length some time.

Fixed the lyrical glitch - I was going to retrack the main vocal and the harmony vocal, but then decided it would be easier to change the typing :)

Those blue notes just happen - I have no control over them at all.
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Sigmund said 2384 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Hey Neil
I really enjoyed listening to this - a couple of times. I particularly liked your sorrowful Tele slide playing. It doesn't come in till the middle of the song but really adds an intriguing element to the overall feel of the piece. Very cool - thank you for sharing this tune with us -
Sig
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Cheers Sig
the slide was a bit of an afterthought, but I'm glad I put it in. I don't get much practice on slide these days, so I kept it simple. Glad you enjoyed listening.
Thanks, N
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tonestones said 2384 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Very cool tune
I love everything about this. Great music, lyrics, vocals, production. Great job! I love the sound of that acoustic.
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AllenDean said 2384 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Wow.
Your tone is immaculate...
Fantastic tune..all I can say.
AD10
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tmcfate said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
thanks
i really like the story and how you tell it. a very rich arrangement. what are you using for percussion? renegade skin is brilliant. thanks
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jiguma said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Tim
Thanks for listening. The percussion is various midi loops (probably from Logic Studio) modified and manipulated to provide variety. I think I have 5 separate percs tracks here plus a drum track (a combination of midi loops and stuff played in via my keyboard).
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
renegade skin
very nice acoustic tone with great feel. played very well. vocals fit great. excellent atmoshere. cool little acoustic riffs. the guitar reminds me a bit of fgleetwood mac for some reason.the change around the chorus is very cool and effective. sounds very professional. enjoyed it a lot. cheers
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Jarvoid said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Ah Le Petit Oiseau,this
is a pretty cool homage to a mostly ( I believe )overlooked and possibly misunderstood artiste,except of course by her own compatriots.But listen to just one of her albums and a) you recognise ast least some of the tunes and songs and say "bugger me I did not know she did that" and b) how did such a poweful yet melodic and sweet voice come from such an apparently frail and tiny person.

The playing is well cool and the drum loops are very real sounding to me,love the guitar work and as ever should take it as amaster class in recording tech.

Great one Neil,Cheers and beers Jarvoid.
ktb said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Neil unplugged
I so love that mesh of acoustic guitar and the light percussion. Your voice really warms the picture here. Nicely done.
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
John!
thanks for having a listen. I hope to have something for you in the near future - depends on how the muse is treating me :)
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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SISTERS said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
slick!
the intriguing intro caught every part of me.
this is dandy, neil - you've cooked up a rich and steamy mood that's heavy with tension. i just love what you do with your voice and the guitar was turning some cool tricks in this one. fabulous concoction!
anne
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Big Sis!
I love reading your comments almost as much as listening to you sing. Thanks Sis!
:)
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davisamerica said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
neil...
this a beauty. wonderful acoustic. just brilliant lyrics. really enjoyed this one and downloaded
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tempie said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
super
love the lyrics, empathetic but not sentimental, but man the playing is just great. i love that little latin flavord lead. vox are also standout, just enough sneer to reveal that you've got a renegade skin of your own, not so much that it's not honest. really enjoyed it, and it prompted me to listen to Edith on the commute home. i love those girls with the broken hearts. she's the french billie holiday.
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jdholliday said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Unbelievably cool backer!
wow, you're one of those that inspires me to work on my production skills! Great job!
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moorlandt said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
fantastic performance
Piaf was a very passionate woman, and very francaise in every sense of the word. With your velvet voice, you nicely captured her soul, although the song style is as non-francaise as can be. But somehow this is a perfect and lucky marriage d'esprit. What a great performance, Neil. And everything so crispy clear produced as per usual. One of your very best.
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks for the listen Walt
I guess Piaf is pretty much the epitome of French music to many millions of people around the world - not many would not have heard her amazing, emotional power. The girls at her grave in Pere Lachaise were an example of how strong her influence was.
We have our friend from Amsterdam here at the moment enjoying our beautiful spring weather - I hear it's getting kind of cool already over there.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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I.G.M. said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Great stuff
Would have loved to play some lead guitar over this tune.
Amazing!!
Cheers from OB :oD
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Danke sehr Ingo
Maybe in the next version I'll need some more guitar ;)
Alles gute!
Neil
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Vic Holman said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
renegade skin
woah... what great lyrics and story!

it is cool to hear the dominant acoustic here. mighty fine playing there with some cool descending hooks i might add. the restrained bass and slide nicely support plus giving the acoustic & vocal plenty of space to shine.
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jazzman1 said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Love It
Very very nice acoustic work and backing percussion.
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papag said 2383 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
tied to the tune
I was hooked by the second verse.

Love it, love it...fav'd and dl'd

One question. Where's the chick and the accordion in the mix?
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ted23 said 2383 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
!
Intro guitars (and the rest) are fantastic. The lyrics are equally excellent and the way you've worked them into the tune is perfect.
This has such a great vibe to it. You nailed a winner here.
D/L
Symphony101 said 2383 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Neil,
Beautiful lyrics, great idea on the subject for the song. I love your vocals, the expression and melody is very authentic to your usual style, I like very much.
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Moviz said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Wonderful
sounds of not only the guitars here Neil, but your vocal sounds the best I've heard it. The haunting guitars in back really add to the sadness of the story in those as always excellent lyrics which tell the story so well.... a great tribute to a singer who so many people of all ages came to appreciate and even admire for the tragedy in her life, regards M
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jiguma said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks Maurice
especially for the comment on my vocal. I've been doing a lot of live singing over the past 12 months, and I'm becoming more confident about it. It's appreciated that you've noticed.
Cheers,
Neil
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Einarus said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Very nice
Love your guitarwork and your sparse, yet effective, arrangement.
Less can often really be more.

Nice flow, throughout - and very nicely produced.

Not really anything here for me to criticize, so I'm just gonna leave it at that! :)

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TobinMueller said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Haunted
Great photo, nice choice. Anorexic folk rock, transparent and simple, repeating and driving. Really good story to pick, full of malnourished dreams, power in a tiny body. Very cool. The reverb on your voice was the only thing that didn't quite work for me, too much maybe but also to much room sound, not really sure what, but it didn't match the clarity and intimacy of the guitar. Wonderful track, tho.
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jiguma said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks for the comment Tobin
I really battled with the vocal reverb, and am glad you noticed. Reverb is one thing I generally have difficulties in my mixes (reverb is my new compression!). I'll work on it for sure.
Cheers - love your recent series of jazz posts!!!!
Best wishes from Oz,
N
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michael2 said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
nice
i think we watched the same documentary on her. very tragic life, very nice song. love the drums with the guitar. I think your voice works best in an acoustic setting, and this sounds great. would love to hear this produced by Daniel Lanois. great track.
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perceptualvortex said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Great song
Excellent work, Neil. The rhythm guitars and singing, and the little lead guitar touches are all so good. Great job mixing all the parts to the right places and levels, and making this a really listenable folksy tune.
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sschedra said 2382 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Neil,
Mature composition, lyrically and musically, Performed and produced to suit. Well done mate. The world just doesn't know what its missing sometimes. I hope we do at MJ. Very top notch.
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Doadars Uncle said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Nice acoustics
Wonderfully sly feel... calculated.
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egobandit said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
great tempo
I love the bass on this how it just kinda slides by in the back ground no need for an extra note just enough to give it the tension the lyrics deserve another great one thanks!
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RAVENS said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Awesome
Did you recently change your avatar? I have to tell ya this - you look almost identical to my student Joe Miller.

I love Edith Piaf, La Vie En Rose is one of my favorite songs. Wonderful guitar playing, diggin' the vocals & lyrics as well. Great stuff!

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crissew said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Very tasty
acoustic guitar licks in this one. I really like that vibe you put down here. This is very good. The vocal and guitar interweaving is brilliant. One of my faves of your. This is excellent! Fav'd and downloaded.
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks Charles
I appreciate the positive comment - I must do more acoustic songs.
N
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rok41 said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Renegade
Neil, I am new to your music and I really love the vibe here, you created a nice atmospheric feeling of tension, but a relaxed tension. The guitar playing is excellent, I like the way you have layered multiple guitars, including the slide. Lyrics are nicely constructed and vocals/harmonies are perfect for this. Great production as well...love it!
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RochaMalhada said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Lovely guitar work
just really nice chord progression and selection, Neil

. - Harold
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Skean said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Ah! Neil is on stage
Who don't love this, super super song, guitars sounds awesome and so do your voice too. Thanks for the download… Cheers from Sweden.
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ziti said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
man
I turn around for a minute, and i find you in the cookie jar again!!! I really love this and envy your writing and producing ability. Every time I record i ask myself, "does this sound as good as Porter's stuff..." You have always been and continue to be a great inspiration to me.

This is awesome!!

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fantastic neil!!!!

z
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Cheers Fran
I'm afraid there's not been much of my "softer side" for quite a while at MJ. I've been writing with the band at mind, and they'd probably all fall asleep doing this sort of stuff. Inspiration to YOU! Then we're even Fran! I think there are maybe 5 acoustic tracks here - not all together at any one time mind you - and a similar number of percs tracks. I love doing this sort of thing. There are bits on this that I can hear need re-thinking, but overall it came out pretty well I guess.
Thanks for the listen and comment - always appreciated.
Best wishes to you and Brutus from Oz,
Neil
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Ibstrat said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
If
I lived near you I'd take recording and songwriting lessons!
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jiguma said 2250 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Can we do a swap?
I'd love some guitar lessons from you. I think I might get the better end of that deal.
:)
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michaeljayklein said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Excellent ballad
I'm hoping you've seen "La vie en rose", the movie about Piaf's life (truly stunning and a must for all music fans). Superb work on this Neil--the best compliment I can give is those 5 minutes and 39 minutes almost went by too quickly--a sure sign of great work.
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jiguma said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Hi MJK
Yes saw La Vie en Rose also - - my wife is a French teacher and I'v spent a lot of time listening to Piaf and more modern French artists. Thanks very much for your kind comment.
Best from Oz,
N
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fasteddie said 2381 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Wow
This is really fantastic.

I'm glad that I dropped by.

Stellar production. Love the slight rasp in your vox...it puts in lot's of character.
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hackneybloke said 2380 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
renegade skin
hi neil. lovely atmospheric intro and beyond. shades of fleetwood mac's chain. i'm sure the people from the azores will be happy you put them on the map....but why the azores? what's the back-story? vocals have too much reverb on for me.
very well mixed.
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jiguma said 2380 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Absolutely right
about the reverb Julian - what was I thinking? Glad you enjoyed the song regardless. Back story is Edith Piaf's life story. From Wikipedia: "The love of Piaf's life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in a plane crash in October 1949, while flying from Paris to New York City to meet her. Cerdan's Air France flight, flown on a Lockheed Constellation, went down in the Azores, killing everyone on board". Sad story, but gets them on the map :) Thanks for listening.
Cheers,
Neil
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Bob6stringer said 2380 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Eerie comfort
Your songwriting and performance are strong, so you're good with ot without "PibGib." Love the clear, commingling strings and the quality of your vocal just works for me. Lyrics & hook-repetition, again, just work. I'm late to this party and the keg on the back porch looks empty, but no matter, this moody tune's ideally suited to a more natural kind of buzz.
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ziti said 2379 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
damnation...
i LOVE the way this song flows, sounds and feels....

great great work neil....right now this is ONLY song on my new MAC....

sheesh....i am awed

z
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Ed Hannifin said 2379 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
I love the acoustic playing on this, Neil...
I like how the parts build and then simplify... Some really gorgeous licks in there, ascending and descending... Nicely subtle electric bits...

I like your vocals, too.... Nicely phrased and sung...

On my speakers, there seems to be noticeably more reverb on the vocal than on the instruments, especially the acoustics, and though the reverb flatters your voice, it seems to put your voice in a different acoustic space... I bet I'd like it better on headphones, but on my speakers it's a little more noticeable than helps the blend...

I am quite ignorant of the music of Edith Piaf... Sounds like a story worth investigating...
jiguma said 2379 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
Hi Ed
I've just started doing a revised version of this without the reverb on the vocals - and a tad more volume on the slide - and so far it's sounding better. Maybe I'll upload in a week or so.

You'll know "Rien, je ne regret rien" and "la vie en rose" as soon as you hear them. She was quite a gal, and was huuuuuge in France - the US proved to be the end of her I think, as she didn't really receive much of a reception there (compared to France). She had a difficult life (for a megastar), growing from a pretty disadvantaged childhood and battling with all the megastar poisons.

I've put this to the band as my next PBGB song, so I'm really looking forward to hearing how it sounds live.

As always, thanks for listening and giving an honest opinion - that's really helpful, and I appreciate it.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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TERRAPLANE said 2379 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
Excellent sound Quality
& performance Neil!! Thanks for the D/L ,,T
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RobLeBanc said 2379 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Great subject
matter for a song, Piaf was truly an original. Her life was tragic but full of music at the same time.
Your guitar playing is a joy to hear, as usual Neil. Really a well crafted tune, loved it!
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damiengh said 2378 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
enjoyed
Enjoyed this one mucho.

The guitars gave reminded me a bit of Bruce Cockburn and the the slide reminded me of some of the work on some of Chris Smither's recent cd's.

Great lyrics
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dancedivine said 2377 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Wow.... Really nice.
Sounds like you definitely know what you're doing! Really nice sound... Excellent production work.... Enjoyed the listen!
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dancedivine said 2377 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Oh, and by the way.....
You remind me a little bit of Bob Dylan.... Seriously good stuff!
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DWL said 2372 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
The return worked
excellent song Neil. Great lyrics, fine vocal performance and lovely guitar work.

Production is very good indeed!

Cheers

Dick
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SpaceAlien said 2371 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Beautiful and elegant.
This is a very elegant impression.
The recording is high-quality.
Wonderful tone.
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racerat said 2368 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
restraint
A real exercise in restraint. I must commend you. Almost wish the drums never came in, it was so haunting in the first 2:00. The acoustic is incredibly recorded, you have to remember those settings my friend. The drums are totally tasty and the bass sits so perfectly in the mix. I am in awe. Lovely story...
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PeterB7858 said 2324 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Greetings from Oz
Hi Neil, really like the acoustic work and the crisp way it was recorded. You set the benchmark is very high. Pambula is a nice part of the world to get inspiration from. We camp just up the coast at Tuross every Christmas - have for many years. Thanks.
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