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Stephen's notes :

Written by Stephen Robb & John Carlin
Orchestration by Yves Baar

Written in early 1998, after a remarkably civil conversation with a young lady I was prone to arguing with. I think we'd done the constant dislike thing and come out the other side and this song reflected that strange period of calm. The original introduction for this with delayed guitars was once described to me as sounding a bit like an ice cream van approaching, to my great amusement! I recorded a new version on Garageband, with three or four different guitars and effects to build a larger sound but on reflection it had turned into a big noisy mess. I'd always fancied some sort of orchestra behind this and had been hoping to get a project where I could work with Symphony101 for some time. Fortunately he agreed, and I think the results speak for themselves, especially compared to the original file I sent him. I don't need to tell you how good his orchestration has been as you can hear it for yourself, but it remains to say he was a pleasure to work with and a real gentleman. The sound was built up in layers and I really looked forward to each new draft to hear what had changed. He never disappointed! I'd also like to thank Dani (RAVENS) who we asked to take a listen and get some advice on some mixing issues and a distorted vocal section that shall now thankfully never see the light of day! She kindly steered us in the right direction.

Yves' notes :

I felt really privileged with Stephen's proposal to work on this song. I've known Stephen for quite a while and I have always been impressed by his works, his songwriting and his amazing guitar playing. Working on this song has been a very pleasant experience, from the first listen on, it was under my skin.

Stephen is one of the nicest guys around. We got along well before we had this collab idea and this experience showed once more what a talented and nice person Stephen is. This song is a great experience for me, but most of all, I am coming out of this experience having a great friend.

I would like to join Stephen thanking Dani for giving her directions.
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Lyrics
You And Me
(Written by John Carlin & Stephen Robb)

You and me know how we are.
Sky of red and burning star.
And I feel like I'm sinking in sand
and I don't know where I stand.

And If I could, I wouldn't do it the same,
but I don't feel like taking all the blame.
And If I could, I'd try to let it go.

Impossible to change the past by sowing seeds of doubt.
There's wells of mens tears that weep of things that didn't work out.

Not every picture fits the scene
as I say things I don't mean.
And maybe I don't understand;
you tried to take me by the hand.

I think that you and me know what's going on.
Even for all that's passed, don't you know
I'm not cast in stone; I feel the cold.

Impossible to change the past by sowing seeds of doubt.
There's wells of mens tears that weep of things that didn't work out.

Although it hurts you'll never tell,
as I cry my regrets into the well.
Sometime lies confuse my true intentions
and leave me feeling crippled up inside.
If I ever seemed to try and ignore you,
well don't you know it's just my misplaced pride.

Our paths cross from time to time,
trying not to cross the line.
We're sitting here all on our own
and I feel my mind is blown.

And in the end you and me know what we're like.
Thinking of things that might have been if we'd done things differently.

Impossible to change the past by sowing seeds of doubt.
There's wells of mens tears that weep of things that didn't work out.
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Comments: 137
Fans: 38
Plays: 121
Downloads: 82
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 25, 2010 - 01:51:34 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:39:27 AM Last Played: Apr 13, 2017 - 01:34:21 AM
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Hardware:
Stephen :
Rickenbacker 330/12 string,
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone Les Paul
Brian May Red Special
Fryer Treble Booster.
Hofner violin bass
Vox AC15 amp

Yves :
Yamaha PSR-38 keyboard
Software:
Stephen : GarageBand
Yves : Cubase Essential 5, Steinbert Halion Symphonic Orchestra
Comments
dave_b said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
You And Me
Nice imagery in the lyric (I like "Sky of red and burning star.") The vocal sounds great, wish I could sing like that. Backing tracks lend a dramatic feel to the piece, I especially liked the strings
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks a lot Dave. That "sky of red bit", I kind of know what I mean by that but I can't really articulate it! Glad you liked it though. Yves strings are awesome!
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks so much
I loved the lyrics as well, and Stephen's vocals are awesome. Many thanks for stopping by.
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crissew said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Been hearing lots
of songs with throwback vibes lately. This one sounds like a do wop song mixed with the band oasis to me. Love the vocal melody in this and the vocal effects you used (sort of like Kid Rock's "Only God Knows Why". It worked well. Enjoyed it!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
I'm a huge Oasis fan from back in the day - I didn't know they made much of a dent across the pond! But for a while they were the be all and end all in the Bristish music scene (Actually around the time this song was written!) so thank you for the nod in that direction Charles!
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks a lot man
Many thanks Charles for your support. Very much appreciated !
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jdholliday said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Yves!
you've outdone yourself my friend! excellent work, this whole thing comes together great, stephen is a great guy to have around here and a very talented artist, as this song demonstrates, great collab! This is stephen singing?
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
I agree James - Yves is a superstar! I was so lucky to get to work with him and can't explain how great it was to hear a little song I'm used to hearing with just me strumming a guitar then having the full grace of his orchestra behind it! It is indeed me singing. Mostly I hate hearing myself sing but I think this recording grates on my nerves least, if you know what I mean! Thanks for the listen mate.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Man, I am so lucky
Coming across such great people, like yourself and Stephen. There is no better way to evolve and have fun. It's indeed Stephen singing. Many thanks for stopping by !
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Loob said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Nice work guys!
Much enjoyed!
Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Cheers Freddy!Glad you liked it!
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Fred I so much appreciate
Your stopping by and your support ! Thanks so much.
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Char said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Very
lovely feel to the song. Beautiful singing. Mellow. Love what you did, guys. Thanks.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Char. Funny story - I played an early mix of this to my wife, who patiently sat listening. As the last echoes died away, she said "That's not bad. Shame it's you singing it." and then she walked out of the room. All I could do was laugh! Glad you liked the song - Yves did a great job on this. Cheers for taking the time to listen and comment and also for the very kind PM.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Isn't Stephen
ALSO a talented singer ? I say also, because already his guitar work is top class. It was so cool to work on this. Char many thanks for your support !
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alackbass said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
You And Me (by Saltaireguru77)
Very good tune. I love the vocal (sounds very much like a Squeeze song). Nice orchestration.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Andrew. Maybe my least crap vocal to date, although every time I listen I still cringe at various points. Yves orchestration is superb! Thanks for stopping by.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
This was really fun and I actually had great pleasure working on this, because I just enjoyed hearing the song. Your support is very much appreciated.
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tf10music said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
oh wow
brilliant arrangement! This is very 70s. I love the cutting quality of the vocals, and the violins complement the guitar very well. Great work!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Yves violin section in the second and third verses are my favourite bits of the whole thing. I still remember the first time I heard that addition. Brought a great big smile to my face. Glad you liked it Ben. Thanks for the kind comments.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks so much
Ben, it's very nice of you to drop by and comment. I very much appreciate.
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michaeljayklein said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Messrs. Robb, Carlin and Baar
This would be on the Top 40 today (well actually a while ago when music like this really WAS great!)

You've all done such a marvelous job here that I don't know and really can't single out anyone for more praise than the other. This is absolutely a solidly crafted song and beautifully performed and presented (and thank you Impsie, for giving the guys your help--you are one of the great mixologists of all time so they definitely knocked on the right door!)

This gets highest marks from me--thanks again!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Ah thank you Michael. Big gumby cakes to you sir! Hats off to Yves for making my shambolic little dirge sound as good as it does here - I really enjoyed the whole process working with him. Thank you for the kind words mate.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Gracias Senor
This song offered lots of possibilities Michael, it was GREAT fun working on it. My good friend, thank you so much for dropping by and supporting, as usual.
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drakonis said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Definitely a 70s vibe
This feels somewhat like a wild melding of The Animals, ELO, and Moody Blues... very cool orchestration, Yves, that's a LOT of work! Stephen, great singing and guitar work and songwriting, the chords are unexpectedly delicious.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Cheers Eduard! Yves is a very hard worker I can tell you. The level of depth he gets in his work is the result of a lot of thought and application of great skill. I'm so glad you enjoyed this mate.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks a million Eduard
Your support means a lot to me. I must give all the credits to Stephen, I think this song would sound great with simplest orchestration. Upon such a good basis it's relatively easy to build up. I think the essential was there, I had fun putting this cherry on that delicious cake.
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RAVENS said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Awesome
Awww, no need to thank me guys. You both did so wonderfully on this song.

Yves, you are so talented. It baffles me when I hear you call yourself an amateur. Stephen, I feel the same way about you. Your voice sounds so awesome on this song. Certainly my fave from you {vocally} thus far.

Instruments, vocals & lyrics are terrific! I hope you guys work together again in the future. You Rock!

RAVEN ;-)
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Aww thank you Dani. I'm glad you like my vocals - I get extra points for a Dani thumbs up! I'm definitely hoping to work with Yves again and would encourage others to collab with him if they haven't already. A real pleasure from beginning to end. Thanks again for your help on this - saved me from my own stupidity on a certain bit... phew!
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Dani !
Million thanks (so in total it makes 1.000.002 thanks. I am still an amateur, but in good hands :-)
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Vic Holman said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
great track
you guys put together one super track. full, rich and very nicely done.

excellent work guys!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Vic. We just sorta clicked and it all seemed to work out. Cheers for the kind comments.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks so much Vic
I so much appreciate your support.
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ShadowofNine said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Excellent Song
Masterly piece,performed with taste, strings are a great addition to an already fine song, vocal shines...enjoyed
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thank you mate. I'd actually love to hear a version of just Yves' arrangement on this as a purely classical piece. Every time I listen I get new nuances, and believe me I've listened a lot of times now! Thank you for taking the time to listen and post a note.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
This is a great
compliment, coming from you Dave. I feel proud having this comment from an extremely skilled musician like yourself.
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magnatone said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
You and Me
OOH - what a great collab! Yves, i really love your orchestration on this - a LOT! great job on a great song. WOWZERS - i'm kinda blown away by this!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Ah thank you Karen. Yves orchestration is great and really saved this from being the big noisy mess I originally created. I'm in his debt. Cheers for stopping by to listen. We both really appreciate each and every kind comment.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Karen !
Thank you so much Karen ! Isn't Stephen an amazing songwriter ?
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rok41 said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Yves
Wow, this is very nice! Sits in a very comfortable place sonically. Nice collab!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Cheer Chris! Yves put a lot of hard work and thought into his arrangement on this, as I know he always does. I'm glad you enjoyed it man. Thank you for listening.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Chris thank you so much
For stopping by and taking your time to listen and comment. It was a great fun and terrific experience. Many thanks for your support.
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ted23 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Check
You guys out!
I didn't get any ice-cream van vibe from this but I do live the intro guitars. I got a manic street preacher feel from the rhyth and the brilliant vocal delivery really reminded me of a mellow, tamed James Hetfield. Sorry for the 2 comparisons but this is a cracker of a song.
Great stuff
Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Cheers Ed !
Man, thanks so much for dropping a comment ! Stephen is a genius, for sure.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Ed. I can see where you're coming from with the manics vibe for their orchestral stuff. Hadn't thougth of that before! Good shout there. Glad you liked it mate and cheers for the kind thoughts. I like those comparisons! And I'm certainly not a genius (one glance at me building flat pack furniture or doing maths of any kind would confirm this!)
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Narad said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You And Me
Excellent listen, vocals and arrangement ! Much enjoyed ! Bravo ! :)
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Harald thanks so much !
For your support and comments !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
You and me
Vielen dank, Harald. Ich bin froh, dass Sie dieses genossen haben!
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
What ??? You speak German too ???
Stephen, behave .... that's too much :-)

We have exchanged some mails in French and now you reply in German, it's quite amazing man ...
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Saltaireguru77 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Multilingual
Heh. I did French and German for A level. (la bac or das abitur!)
I got a D in both but A level is as tough as it gets before going to uni. As i said in our mail, J'ai oubliƩ beaucoup maintennant! Et quand je le parle, c'est plus lentement. C'est vraiment un dommage.
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lavalamp said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Enjoyed
Big production works on this one. Great job.

LL
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Hey David
Thanks so much David, it's really motivating to have such a kind comment from a skilled musician. Thank you so much for taking your time to listen and support.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2398 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
You and me
Thanks David. We had a blast doing it! Thanks for taking the time to listen and drop a comment for us.
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KCsGROOVE said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Cool!
I'm new to your music...
I like it! I hear the load of work in your mix.
If i were you I'd give it one more mix and riase the drum volume a bit to give the song a bit more punch and some tweaking on EQ and reverb.
Cool job though!
Good music and vocals
Enjoyed!
KC
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Hey KC
Pleased to meet you and thank you so much ! I am the culprit for the mixing part and I appreciate so much your input. I definitely need and appreciate having this advice on mixing, which is quite a hard topic for me.

Many many thanks.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Thank you Cees
Glad you liked it! Yves put a ton of work in on this, so I'm glad he gets the credit he deserves!
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Jarvoid said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
This sounds great
very sort of Western movie theme song in feel with a timeless lyric that would fit any era of history........me likey downloady and fave....it's great.

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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Thanks so much mate !
For your very kind comment !
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Jarvoid said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
I have tio
really emphasise how much this sounds like an epic theme tune....I cannot get it out of my head...I can visual a lone rider on opening credits bounding over open prairie and desert......brilliant .
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
I hear you !
I had the same experience working on the song. I had it on my ipod in the beginning, so by listening, I could think about orchestration ideas. After a short while, I didn't need the iPod anymore :-)

There is something about these lyrics, melody and Stephen's vocals that makes this so unique. Stephen knows his stuff !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Jarvoid. Yves orchestral added more than a touch of the dramatic, which I love. A big talent like his deserves big sounds!
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jiguma said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Cool song
Definitely retro - is it an ELO sound perhaps? Nicely done.
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Cheers Neil !
Thanks a million for your support and time checking out this song. Stephen is such a gifted songwriter and it was a great experience to work on this song with him.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Neil. Retro is no bad thing, handled correctly and I had Yves overseeing the delicate touches! Glad you liked it.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Nicely done!
Fav'd and DL'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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Symphony101 said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Jim, thanks so much
For stopping by. Your support is very much appreciated.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Jim! And a download too! High praise indeed - we muchly appreciate it.
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bud said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Really fine collab
the orchestration is excellent and fits so well in the mix. Everything sounds great - and the vocal balance is right where it should be. O top of all this - it's a good song to boot.
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Symphony101 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Kevin you know,
How much I was struggling with mixing, your comment is very encouraging. Thank you so much for your support and friendship ! I feel proud being part of this project, indeed, based upon a fantastic song by Stephen.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
Cheers Kevin. I was very keen for Yves to mix this as I was sure I'd make a mess of it. Turns out I was right and he did a great job. Glad you liked the tune. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment!
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Doadars Uncle said 2435 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Epic
Old and new. Wonderful sound! I'm really enjoying the vocals. Great instrumentals.
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Symphony101 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Thank you so much Doug
I agree, the vocals are awesome. It's so kind of you to drop by and take a listen. Cheers !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
I'm not used to people liking my vocals. My wife in particular gives me dog's abuse about my singing! Thanks for the kind words, Doug.
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Relic67 said 2434 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
nice
nice melodic rock song.
like the singing, guitar playing. I am envious of the list of guitars used on this song!
orchestration well done, esp. the horn-like sound around 3:43.
finally, I like that black and white tele in the pic!
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Symphony101 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Oh yes,
Stephen knows his stuff on guitars ! Chosing good ones and playing so cool ! Many thanks for your comment and support, I very much appreciate !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
Thank you mate. I'm very fortunate to have a nice guitar collection to pick from and I give a lot of thought to what's the right tool for the job. And I love my tele! Glad you liked the tune!
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RosaLinda said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Awww
That lyrics goes straight to heart! Totally wonderful song all over. I liked the singing,music and all. I will grab me a download.
I loved it!Thank you so much:)
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Symphony101 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Poetic
Linda thank you so much ! We so much appreciate your support and your time taking a listen. I really feel proud and happy seeing people downloading and enjoying this tune. I was under the spell of this song when I heard it first and I'm so pleased the end result gets this support. Many many thanks, so much appreciated.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2434 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
You and me
We guys have a hard time figuring out you girls! Gives us brain ache, I can tell you! I'm just glad the lyrics sort of made sense most of the way. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the DL - we appreciate it!
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PockBluesman said 2433 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Great Stuff
Good flow and production. loved the almost percussive symphonic sounds that gives it a depth. good stuff really liked
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Symphony101 said 2433 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Hey thank you so much !
Really so much appreciated. Many thanks taking your time and your kind and encouraging comments !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much mate! Glad you liked it. I like that it's being enjoyed in Pock as my wife comes from Newton and her mum lives in Wilberfoss!
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egobandit said 2433 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
epic
Such a big sound on this but at the same time the vocals have a warmth that makes it feel like it was sung for a 3 piece band if that makes any sense. Loved this reminds me of weens quebec album for some reason very cool song!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks mate. It was originally done by a band I was in, way back when and in those days it was just a guitar, drums and a bass and we had the build up the sound with what we had! Glad you liked it!
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Symphony101 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Hey Tim !
Thank you so much man, for stopping by. Your kind support is so much appreciated.
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Moviz said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Sorry
it took me so long to get here, but so glad i found you as this sounds really great in all ways; Vocally, instrumentally and musically...... so good it sounds like it's from a film. Love the slow galloping gait of the rhythm and wonderful lyrics make this a great listen, regards M
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Saltaireguru77 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Maurice. Those are some really nice comments for us! We all aspire to the same grace and elegance that your music achieves without any effort (perhaps we're trying too hard!) Cheers for taking the time to listen and drop us a note!
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Symphony101 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Maurice this means a lot
Thank you so much for taking a moment and thank you for your kind encouraging comment !
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lengold said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
This starts out
with great song writing and turns into a really, really great track that is very infectious. Wonderful collaboration. Enjoyed.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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Symphony101 said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks so much Len !
Yes, I got the virus early on when I heard the first version. Thank you so much for your comment Len, I very much appreciate your support as always.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Len. We both enjoyed the experience a lot. I guess if you're enjoying it then something's working. Thanks for listening, commenting and downloading!
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Carrie71 said 2432 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Sweet
I definately get the ELO vibe here. Very cool all the way around!
Symphony101 said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hi Carrie !
Thank you so much for your kind comment ! Very much appreciated.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
Cheers Carrie. I didn't pick that up until someone else mentioned it! Glad you enjoyed it.
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fasteddie said 2431 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Excellent team up!
You guys rock!

This has a nice retro and fresh melding. Does that make any sense?

Very cool you guys!
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Symphony101 said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks a lot Michael
Yes, it does make sense. Thank you so much for stopping by Michael and leaving your kind comment.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
It makes sense to me Michael! Glad you liked it mate. Cheers for stopping by.
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ktholliday said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Excellent!!!
Music and vocals!!! Wow, what can I say, but outstanding all in all! I thoroughly enjoyed this!!! I am a #1 Fan, for sure!! I really like this a lot!!! ~ hats off to you all ~ Katy ~
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Symphony101 said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hey Katy !
Thank you so much for your kind comment and support !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
Ah thanks Katy. You are clearly a lady of great taste! =)

Glad you enjoyed this. We had a blast recording it!
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guygrooves said 2431 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Could easily be
part of a rock opera..... maybe there is more? Sounds like there could be more to the story Stephen. Yves, you are amongst the most talented and humble persons here. I truly look forward to listening to each piece you post. This is top drawer in every regard.
Peace
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Symphony101 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Guy, there couldn't be a better way
I start my day today ! You are doing so much for fellow MJ'ers and myself thank you so much for your time and wonderful encouragement.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Guy. More to the story? Well, I moved to England and never really saw her again till I noticed on Facebook she was married (so was I by this stage). So it just goes to show things work out in the end! Just not the way you expect! There's kind of a prequel to this, more in line with the argumentative side before the chilling out, but that's quite a nasty song and I'm not sure I want to post it. Also, it was done by the whole band I was in and I can't take all the credit by posting under just my name. Maybe I'll think about it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Gosh...
Sorry to be late to the party. This is really cool in an epic sort of way!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Mark. Yves certainly isn't lacking in scope and drama, is he? He did a great job on this for me.
Cheers for stopping by to listen and post such kind comments. We appreciate it!
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Symphony101 said 2430 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Never late
Cheers Mark, thanks so much for your stopping by and kind comments.
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richard13 said 2429 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Fabulous!
Absolutely first rate: songwriting, singing and orchestration. It all sounds wonderful. Thanks for the download.
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Symphony101 said 2429 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Richard !
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment ! Good to see you around, it was quite a while I haven't seen you around lately. Take care mate.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2428 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Richard! Glad you liked it enough to download! Gives us the nod that what we did must have been ok somewhere down the line. Glad you enjoyed it.
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ste said 2427 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
top
guitar hook. big sound!
catchy melody well sung. well thought out progression. nice one.
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Symphony101 said 2427 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Hey, thanks very much
I agree, Stephen did really great on guitars. Thanks very much for your kind comment.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Ste. I was pretty pleased with myself after I wrote this one. If only everything else I did fitted together as well!
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VicDiesel said 2427 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Wall of sound
I'm really liking the big sound of this arrangement. Those strings are great.
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Symphony101 said 2427 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Vic thank you so much
for your valuable comments and support.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Vic
Yves did a great job and it gets better to me with every listen. Thanks for the kind words.
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sammydix said 2424 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Clear voice
Love how those vocs come thru. What mic do yu use?
Deep song, dude.
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Symphony101 said 2424 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Hey Sam
I'll leave the question for Stephen, who recorded the vocals, I think he is also going to be happy about your kind comment. He wrote the song, I helped him putting the cherry on the cake.

Many thanks for your support !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Microphone
The mic was a Blue Snowball usb mix, available from the apple online store. I like it a lot! Plus it looks pretty nifty too! Glad you liked the song. Thanks very much for the kind comments.
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mrattue said 2423 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Nice
Hearing echoes of the Pet Shop Boys here, if you don't mind the allusion? Their stuff was always so well put together and this is a very good composition too, to my ear.

Amazing what is possible these days as far as the Net goes. Wonderful to be able to collaborate in this way.

Congrats to all involved. A really enjoyable listen.


Marc
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Symphony101 said 2423 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thanks so much Marc,
I just happen to listen a few Pet Shop Boys tune just today, good old days :-)

Yes, it's an amazing experience, sometime we should pull you into a collab too.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Marc. I'm not a massive fan of the pet shop boys I have to say, but I appreciate the compliment for what you mean by it! =) It does amaze me that I can write something in a little town in Yorkshire and seconds later someone in New York or Sydney can be working on it. Or in this case, Belgium!

Glad you liked it. Cheers for taking the time to post a message for us.
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Mike_Lynn said 2418 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
A Great Collab
This is great folks. Love the whole piece. The melody line, the vocals & orchestrations are all appealing. Thanks for sharing this great production.
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Symphony101 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Hi Mike !
Thanks very much for stopping by and comment !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2417 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Mike. We had a great time doing it too. Cheers for stopping by.
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sloparts said 2416 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
The lyrics say it all.
It wouldn't matter what musical back ground you used, the lyrics say it all.

Excellent work from both of you !

Ed
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Symphony101 said 2416 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Hi Ed,
Thank you so much for your visit Ed ! I agree, Stephen (and John I think) did great job on the lyrics, I liked them too.

Many thanks for your time and encouragement Ed !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2414 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
You and me
Cheers Ed. I just hit upon an idea that was very real to me at the time, so it was easy to relate to what I wanted to say. You can always write about situations and put yourself into that place, but when it's actually happening it just seems to come easier. I'm so glad this worked out so well. Thank you for stopping by to drop a message; we appreciate it!
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Silky5 said 2414 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
I like the orchestral rock mix
The Lyrics and vocal performance are very catchy. Love this mate ;-) well done
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Symphony101 said 2413 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
Hi Paul !
I also like orchestral-rock blend very much. Thanks a lot for stopping by and kind comment.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2398 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
You and me
Thanks Paul. Yves' touch really lifted the whole thing for me as the original version I sent him was a big echoey mess. He totally turned it around and made it sound so good. Thank you for taking the time to drop us a note. Glad you liked it!
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tokai said 2413 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
Cool
Tune, great construction. Very nice voice. Well made collab guys.
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Symphony101 said 2413 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
Hi Steve
Thanks so much for your comment and support !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2398 days ago (December 2nd, 2010)
You and me
Thanks very much Steve. My voice isn't really that great and it always takes me a few goes to get everything I need. But you use what you have, right? I'm glad you liked out collab - we had a great time with it and I'm very proud of what we achieved.
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TreeFalls said 2341 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
wonderful...
...arrangement and vocals. grabs at my heartstrings
Saltaireguru77 said 2201 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
You and me
Thank you Steve. Yves did a cracking job - glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the kind comments!
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Slashh! said 2152 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
Lush orchestration
Definitely feeling the throwback vibe. Especially like this vocal.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2149 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
You and me
Thanks very much. So much of my music is throwback, I struggle to be current! Full credit to Yves for an amazing job on this. I just handed him some echoey guitars and warbled a vocal and he made something better out of it! Cheers for the nod.
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