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The Magic In Your Eyes


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PeterB7858

 Genre: Acoustic

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I wrote this song a little while ago but didn't ever record it seriously until today. Slide ain't my strength :-) but I felt it suited the song. Grateful for any feedback. Best regards, Peter.
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Lyrics
The Magic in your Eyes - Peter Bowen (2007)

Sometimes I think I'm a river flowing, heading down stream to catch the tide
But then I feel like a rusted, old freight-train, that's rolling on to the end of the line

Sometimes I feel like I’m a vintage red wine, I'm lying the rack and doing fine
But then I feel like an old dog lazing, dreaming of that bone, it's getting harder to find

Sometimes I feel like I am falling
Next minute I'm up and riding high
Most times I wonder what the hell I'm doing here
But then I see the magic in your eyes - and I feel fine

Break

Sometimes I feel like I have it too easy, I'm on a wicket that's a batsman's track
But the dice of life they ain't too choosey, so I'll take the runs and I won't look back

Sometimes I feel like I am falling
Next minute I'm up and riding high
Most times I wonder what the hell I'm doing here
But then I see the magic in your eyes - and I feel fine
Song Stats
Hits: 1920
Comments: 25
Fans: 9
Plays: 78
Downloads: 74
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Nov 25, 2010 - 07:57:29 AM
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2010 - 07:57:29 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 10:16:09 PM
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Hardware:
Maton CW-80D, Hand-built acoustic (see profile), Shure SM58, Line6 TonePort UX1, Macbook.
Software:
GB and Gearbox
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Beautiful Peter
The guitar tone is cool. Your vocals are very cool. The mix might be a tiny bit hot on the high end. This is a gorgeous song. Really cool!
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PeterB7858 said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Top end
Hi Mark, thanks for your positive response to the song. I did have trouble with the levels in this mix and listening to it again through my Sennheiser ear buds it does sound hot. It didn't seem quite so top heavy through my Audio Technica phones. I plan to re-visit this soon. Appreciate the feedback and your support. Regards, Peter.
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falcef said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
The Magic In Your Eyes
Salve from Italy. I tuoi occhi magici haaa song and sound ok very cool guitar ok and voce ok bye falcef
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PeterB7858 said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Hello from Australia
Hi falcef. Thanks for taking time to listen to my song and make a comment. I appreciate your support.Tutto il meglio (dall'Australia). Saluti, Peter.
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alackbass said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
The Magic In Your Eyes
I'm with Mark. I love the tune. I particularly like the way you arranged the guitars. The slide guitar on the right is very cool. Great vocal.

I would knock down the overall treble. Listening on as many sets of speakers, phones, and earbuds in as many different listening environments as possible can help you achieve a balanced mix. There are also some very good mastering engineers that hang around here. They're usually willing to help.
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PeterB7858 said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Lesson learnt
Hi Andrew, thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the support and suggestions. I have already mastered a second version I am happier with. I also learnt a good lesson re posting late at night after working on the song for quite a few hours. I was keen to get it up on MJ when I should have gone to bed and had a re-listen in the morning. A few hours away brings fresh perspectives :-) Take care, Peter.
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867-5309 said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
melts
what a sweet sounding full spectrum guitar - hand built = crisp
with vocals like nothing I'm used to -
in a good way. upscale auditorium /
coffee house attention deserved -
lake harriet setting ~
cleavor meaningful lyrics
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PeterB7858 said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Lake Harriet?
Hello Scott. Thanks for your positive response to the song. It is a pleasure playing a guitar you hand-crafted. I am still learning how to best record it and can't wait til I get the new condenser mic I ordered recently to really capture its tone. Lake Harriet setting? Regards, Peter.
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jiguma said 2310 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Nice one Peter
Good song with solid lyrics - guitars sound very nice indeed, and your voice is just right on this. The slide seems pretty good to me too. Production wise, the only real nit I can find is the hiss - I assume that's on the SM58, which really should sound much cleaner than it does here. Did you use the Shure on vocals and guitar? Then again maybe it's your interface. I'd definitely do some investigation and isolate (and hopefully remove) that hiss on the next mix.

All round a very nice post - looking forward to hearing the next version. This reminds me of my song "angel Eyes" that I wrote for my granddaughter Aja a few years ago.

Cheers from Pambula Beach!
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 2309 days ago (November 25th, 2010)
Hiss issue
Hi Neil, thanks for taking the time to have a listen and provide suggestions. Yeah, the hiss on this really annoys me too. I have re-mastered it this morning and managed to get rid of some of it but it comes from having to have the Shure input boosted up by 18 dB in Gearbox to get a reasonable input level into GB. I have a Presonus USB Audiobox and an AKG Perception 120 condenser mic on order arriving very soon. I am hopeful that this will give me cleaner inputs, especially on the hand-made acoustic. Take care, Peter.
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Narad said 2309 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
The Magic In Your Eyes
Magical and soft tune ! Much enjoyed the listen ! :)
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PeterB7858 said 2309 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Magic feedback
Hey Narad, thanks for dropping by and posting a comment. Take care. Peter
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michaeljayklein said 2308 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
Peter...
truly, you are an incredibly talent artist! This was sublime--nothing mars this beauty, it's all so well done (and in the vocal line, I must point out the excellent legato phrasing to bring emphasis to certain key words in the lyric--very skillful and the mark of a good singer). I give this highest marks...thanks for bringing yourself and your talent to us here. Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2308 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Too kind...
Michael, thanks sincerely for these kind words. I am humbled and a little in awe. I like singing this song and am working on a mix to do try and do it justice. Take care. Warmest regards, Peter.
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DirtyWinston said 2308 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
sweet
tune... love the hiss :)
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PeterB7858 said 2308 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Thanks
Thanks for taking time to have a listen and add a comment. Regards, Peter
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jdholliday said 2306 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
well done Peter
love the music, great lyrics , excellent vocal!!
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PeterB7858 said 2306 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Regards JD
Once again JD, I appreciate your comments and support. I have remastered this song since and got rid of the hiss that is apparent through some headphones and am happy with the result. Regards, Peter
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KCsGROOVE said 2306 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Another fine song
Good voice, good playing, good song! :-)
The hiss is already mentioned. easy to fix...
Enjoyed!
KC
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PeterB7858 said 2306 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Hisstory...
Hi KC, thanks for your positive comments re this song. I have since remastered and got rid of the hiss :) Regards, Peter.
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jodyrush said 2294 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
NIce Lyrics Peter.
Guitar sounds delicate, fits this well.
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PeterB7858 said 2294 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Thanks
Hi Jody. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to make a comment. Take care, Peter
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Char said 2288 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Oh yeah,
you are definitely an artist. What's not to love? Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 2288 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thanks again
Thanks again Char for the encouraging comments. I appreciate you taking the time to have a listen. Take care, Peter.
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Philip18 said 2025 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Images
Lots of imagery here - you have a way with with words. Lovely melody. Nice playing - don't you love a Maton guitar?! Vocals relaxed and clear, with the occasional harmony adding depth. Good one, Peter!
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