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Here is a song that started with Cyrus' backing track made with Fruity loops I believe he said. The range of the song was a bit high for my vocals (G# minor key, lol). Natalie came on board and helped clarify my first verse melodically then rewrote the second verse I had written and sung (much better too I might add). Her voice was frankly better for this song than mine so we went with her singing lead. Next I asked paddler to put accordion in the song. He sent me 2 real accordion tracks and a synth one. I actually only used the real accordion tracks he sent me. It really gave a different flair to the chorus! VicDiesel sent a bunch of awesome recorder parts from alto, soprano and tenor recorders, really awesome! Then I asked Yeman (BirdmanWayne) to do a fingerstyle acoustic part in the song. He absolutely did an amazing job on it. WOW. You can tell he spent a lot of time getting everything just right and it shows. Cyrus' on the drum and bass parts here BTW. Great job to all the people that worked with me on this, I think it came out pretty special thanks to all of you.
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Lyrics
KNOW ME

VERSE 1
The bloom has fallen from the rose
carried away when wind blows
The wind has taken the best parts of me
Carried away forever, how can this be


CHORUS
You should have known me by now
Couldn't find a way to see me somehow
Thought I knew what you had in mind
Its nothing new to me , im wrong all the time

VERSE 2-
Look at your feet when I ask you for answers
Time is cruel and its cold as cancer
goodbye to happily ever after
what seemed like hope is just disaster


BRIDGE
Tossing Dreaming but still not believing
In my heart that you're really leaving



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Symphony101 said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Firsties !
!!!!
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Symphony101 said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Charles
This is another one of your songs I'll be listening every day ...

What great talents here ! And what a wonderful song.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thank you Yves
Appreciate the props. Glad you like it!
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fasteddie said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
yep
this is really great!

The vocals and instruments are all top notch.
Fantastic production.

Great job everyone.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you stopped by!
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awigze said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
vocal groove
I believe you guys are on to something. Great vocal synthesis between you and Nat. It is immediately recognizable that this is a work of love. Dreamy for sure. The accordion and recorders by Paddler and Victor.... and then it is over. I am like, ' oh wait. come back!' This is a good thing.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Yeah
They all did a great job on this song. Natalie's voice definitely sounds great with anyone.
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Daugrin said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Splendid!
Great job by everyone...

Daug
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks Daug
Glad you stopped by for a listen!
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MarkHolbrook said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
So good to
hear Vic on this track! Really great work guys and gals!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Yeah
He does great on every project. Love what he did on my song "What does love entail" too.
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magnatone said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Know Me
the quality of music that has come online this week is just astounding, and this is no exception. wonderful vocals, i LOVE the work of rich and yeman in here, and this is just the kind of song that one can't hear too often. congrats and thanks to all!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Yeman
Really blew me away on this project. He did beautiful meticulous guitar parts for this piece. I was quite impressed.
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scofugate said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Wonderful ALL
nothing else to say...Thanks for the listen Charles!!
Awesome!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks a lot
scott. Greatly appreciate your listen and your efforts on our past projects!
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PeterB7858 said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
What can I say?
Hi Charles. Fantastic lead vocals by Natalie set up this great song. Your vocal contribution is also critical. The rest of the mix sits justs right as well. The guitars are perfectly placed and the accordion and recorder add great warmth. Really strong collaboration. Again. Thanks for putting all this talent together. Regards, Peter.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
for taking time to listen. Glad you enjoyed it.
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egobandit said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
beautiful!
So clear everything is mixed just right, My birdman is a treasure a top notch musician! Wow what a collab some of the best on MJ's
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you enjoyed it!
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alackbass said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Know Me
The bar measuring songwriting delivered through collaborations involving lots of talented people just ticked up another notch. Great song! Natalie is one of our brightest stars. Excellent contributions by all the guys in the band! Great production and mix!

So downloading for repeated iPod enjoyment!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
You are the true collab master! But yes, these collabers made the song for sure!
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dave_b said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Know Me
Reflective and pensive vibe. Great contributions by this all-star band. I like the acoustic in particular, but the recorder and accordian have some great moments too. Vocs are top knotch. Real nice production. My only nit is that over the first verse the acoustic is maybe a little loud in relation to the vocals, but maybe that's just me.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks for listening
Glad you liked it. I had messed with the acoustic guitar part volume quite a bit and I can see your point on that.
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tokai said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
wow.
What a series of vocal performances, to a great backing track backing track. Congratulations to the band, seriously good work here.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it!
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hackneybloke said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
know me
fantastic creation. incredible production and construction.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Means a lot
coming from such a talented artist. thanks for stopping by!
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RAVENS said 2358 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Wonderful
What a hauntingly beautiful song. Nat's vocals sound gorgeous & Charles, your verse on the bridge and harmonies were awesome. The backing and instruments are just terrific. I wish there was an extra verse or two!!!

RAVEN ;-)
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks Dani
Loved your latest song as well. Geez 93 fans at last glance. Not too shabby
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jdholliday said 2357 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Charles
It is unbelievable how many versions of this song you went through to get here, I wish people could hear the evolution, the turns this has taken, it's really amazing, I heard them all, and honestly had my doubts as you know, but wow dude, you really honed this into a stellar production!
A totally pro product with incredible vocals by Natalie, an extremely well written song, (you should post the lyrics!), I was really against your singing on this, but you came through with a perfect performance, and just the right placement, everyone else involved here, Cyrus' original inspiration, Paddler's accordion, which I thought was an insane idea, works wonderfully, and the you were like "I'm gonna ask Vic for some recorders", and I thought you'd lost your mind, because I heard this as a total R&B song, but you had the vision and you made it happen and I am blown away at how good this is! Awesome!!!!!!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
lol
Thanks james. The song (from Natalie and my persepctive) has actually not changed much, many of the vocals in here are my first takes. I think you are referring to replacing the loops with real instruments, which made a big difference in the overall sound. Thanks man!
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jdholliday said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
yes that is what I meant
the evolution of instrumentation, and the mixing/mastering, and I forgot to mention how much I love Yeman's guitar playing here!
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867-5309 said 2357 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
crayola 64's
opening a new box is so much fun
with all the shades in between /
the right kind of chills
awed with chills I am /
at :38 with the guitar chord
opening a nice G# minor, E, B, F# progression
the vocals then follow - with so nice and flowing sweet harmonious pitch combination and shimmering rustic vocal timbre


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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Yeah
Not the most common of keys to be sure, lol. Not too friendly for my vocals at least. Thanks for stopping by.
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Jarvoid said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
The production quality
was immediately obvious...seems like you went round with a tin cup to get the song together..."spare a phrase or two for the song Guv" Great collaboration,great asong.

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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
LOL
Beg borrow and steal baby!
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tempie said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
wow
outstanding. the phrasing, melodies and vocals are just terrific. GREAT listen, thanks for the DL.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
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Social_Ice said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
writeless...
hard to share comments when there are no words to express this great accomplishment by all of you....i am a bit writeless at the moment...beautiful!! ~barbara
crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
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tonestones said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Charles
This is wonderful. You and Natalie sound really great together. Very pretty song.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
Natalie sounds good in pretty much everything she does, thanks for stopping by!
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Catalina22 said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Silk
The male-female vocal harmonies really pack a punch. I don't really know what to say; this is about a hundred different adjectives. Unique, emotionally expressive, achingly beautiful, innovative, brave, risky . . . and it works . . . and . . . WOW.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thank you
Natalie is fabulous and I really look forward to doing further songs with her if she has time. We have another duet coming up soon too!
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Sigmund said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Know Me
Great collab, Charles. Especially interesting is the use of some rather unconventional instrumentation, like Vic's recorders and Paddler's accordian. Natalie's vocals are excellent, and all around this is just great. Congrats to all involved with this one! Thanks!
Sig
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
Been digging your great guitar playing lately. WOW, you seemed to be hiding that "under a bushel" as they say. Thanks for dropping in!
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Roxylee said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Special, indeed!
One of those perfect songs. Wow.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
I am very flattered by that. Appreciate your comment.
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Feter said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Know Me
Heroes ...many I knew some I just knew ...wonderful gathering of talented people ...great song writing ..kudos to all !!!!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
GREAT to see you around here man! Hope America is all you had hoped for! Watched your live performance with your band. Very cool. You are living the dream man! Keep up the good work. PM me if you get any new vids to show me!
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doc_elvis said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
wow!
i am very, very impressed!
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you liked it!
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papag said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Finding out
Collabs are getting better and better. This lineup is tight. It sounds like you guys have been "together" for a while. I like this one a lot, it almost seemed too short.

Thanks for the dl :)


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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
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tf10music said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
damn....
pretty perfect. I have no constructive criticism. This has all the intangibles.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks
Appreciate the comment and listen!
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cyrus0302 said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
a good million
Miles from where it started out in my headphones with the crappy guitar track. New one sounds much better. Good job dudes. We should do it again sometime.
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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
It was a lot of fun!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Dang
This is gem, and I love anything with an accordion.

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crissew said 2357 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
LOL
Yeah, I just wanted accordion in this, not sure why.
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davisamerica said 2356 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I think you
may have posted the best thing on MJ in 2010 ..... really.
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crissew said 2356 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Wow
Thank you so much Jack for that. I needed that really. I always greatly appreciate your support.
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richard13 said 2356 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Very, very nice!
Radio ready all around, I think. Great music, great vocals and lyrics that just about anyone can relate to. Sweet.
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FEEL said 2356 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Great vocals
loved the harmonies and the instrumentation is spot on. Enjoyed.
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strangedream said 2356 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks everyone....
for all the kind words and for taking the time to listen to this track. This song has really taken a lot of twists and turns and I honestly was worried it was never going to go anywhere, which would have been a shame because as soon as I heard it I was in love with it. I'm glad we got it together. Thanks, Charles for having faith and follow-through.

Nat
racerat said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
KNow Me
This is probably the most professional sounding collab I have heard on MJ in ages. Bar none. Hauntingly beautiful, tender and melodic. The instrumentation weaves some amazing passages. The B-man's acoustic is just perfection and crystal clear, couldn't have made a better choice. Love Paddlers accordion, too.

The one question I have is about the vocals. Is there a flanger or chorus plugin on the lead vocals? (there is definitely one on the backing vox) They seem to have this muffled warbling effect to them. It's not terribly pronounced, but it is noticeable and IMHO distracting and detracting from the whole. The vocal performances are so perfect as they are, I think a cleaner mixing approach would be a better choice.

Really incredible. Well done EVERYONE! What a crew!

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crissew said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I think what you are hearing
First off, thank you for the high compliment. As far as the backup vocals go. I added a wide stereo spread to the backup vocals. For some reason, it sounds a little flangy at times when you do that. It helps give the vocals an all around you type sound. I have experimented with my voice and have settled on that basic backup vocal sound which I like and works well with my voice. I also added a very subtle autotune to one of the backups. Like using a different reverb or compression, I find it thickens up the harmonies.

As far as overall effects in this song, it is pretty bare. Lead vocals have nothing but some reverb and compression for the most part. Natalie's second verse has some delay on them. mainly just to add a new dimension of interest in the second verse.
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lengold said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Wonderful
collaboration. Beautiful. All parts spot on. Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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crissew said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you like it!
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RochaMalhada said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
man, oh man
This is such a great listen. Kudos; good grief

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
once again
you raised the bar...
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crissew said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
WOW
Thanks a lot Harold, greatly appreciate it!
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Joxe said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Know me
a beauty, awesome work one of my favorites here!!
Chorus gives me goose bumps
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crissew said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Natalie
said the same thing when I sent her my song idea. She did a great job on this piece. We have further projects coming up, I am excited about that.
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VicDiesel said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Good song
I'm glad you got rid of that electronic percussion!

In all, a good song, well written well sung. The instrumental parts are all nicely serving to support the vocals, which is what it's about. (I know I sent you at least twice as much as wound up in the final mix, but that's fine.)

The guitar in the beginning is a bit too prominent. It overpowers both the recorder in the intro and the vocals in the first verse.

Also, I wonder, since this song is in 3/4 time, the first line can be confusing to the listener, since everything immediately happens all at once, and a listener expecting the usual 4/4 time is thrown off for a bit. I would have inserted a couple of bars of guitar picking, just to establish the rhythm.

A pleasure working with you again, and my compliments to all other parties involved. You really know how to blend multiple players into a coherent song.
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks man
I loved all of your parts that you did but unfortunately with all of them in there, the song became too busy. I was thinking of doing a different mix with all the recorders in there and changing some stuff around. Thank you so much for the awesome stuff. You spent a lot of time on it and that did not go unnoticed.
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billykirsch said 2356 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Wow
A wave of fresh sound. So delicate performances from everybody. Excellent production Charles.

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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you liked it!
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Carrie71 said 2355 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Awesome
Great job. Vocals are amazing! I could have listened longer. What a tease!
crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Yeah
I kind of wanted this song to end as it did. I had considered a powerful chorus coming in at the end but opted instead to hopefully leave people wanting more.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
It's a pleasure...
... to be among those great MJ names! Thank you for such a beautiful song, guys; I had a fantastic time working on this! Let's do more ;)
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
hey Yeman
Thanks, it was great to work with you. I sent you Jeff's mix of the song which has a different flavor to it. Figured you may like it
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damiengh said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Rich
The talent here is incredible. I really enjoyed this with it's artistic blend of rich sounds and great lyrics. ("time is cruel and cold as cancer")
This is a pot of gold.
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Hey Damien
Thanks a lot. Appreciate your kind words.
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dantimmermans said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Is Natalie's voice perfect?
I think it just might be. I love the way the meandering verses are so deliciously resolved in the chorus. The accordion turnaround in the chorus is amazing and really provides a very memorable hook. You're right, Charles - this is a pretty special track and everyone involved should be very proud of it.
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Yeah
I would have to concur. Thanks for listening
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shavingronaldscar said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
solid guys!
Great performances and production, nothing missing here.
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks
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Moviz said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Lots of
good artistes here and it shows; lovely performances by all and a very nice song too, regards M
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crissew said 2355 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thank you
Appreciate the compliment
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obbster said 2354 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Love. It.
Very stunning. Vocals are great. Love everything that's going on in the background. Definitely more restrained than what I would have done - Im sure I would have put 10 distorted guitar tracks and another 50 vocal tracks on that final chorus :)
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crissew said 2354 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
LOL
true, but you have your own unique style, that is for sure! Thanks for stopping by!
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ted23 said 2354 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
The
Accordion is a fantastic idea on this great tune. Inspired.
Great solid tune. Great elements in there. Going with the female vox really worked out.
Well worked arrangement and collab.
crissew said 2353 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks!
Glad you like it!
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Narad said 2353 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Know Me
Awesome collaboration ! Congratulations to all the people that worked with you on this !
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crissew said 2353 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks man
Yeah I feel fortunate to have worked with them!
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kassia said 2353 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
excellent
I love the way your voices blend. Quite a team you put together here, and it certainly shows. This is a really excellent tune, with great performances. I love the accordion - great choice Charles, and great performance Rich. Unfortunately, I'm listening on bad laptop speakers, but I'll come back later for a real listen. This is super cool.
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crissew said 2353 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thank you
Thanks a lot for coming by. Yeah, I am not sure what prompted me to want accordion but Rich did a great job.
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bud said 2352 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Top notch collab
everything in the right place and a compelling emotional journey.
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crissew said 2352 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Vic Holman said 2352 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
know me
this is great.

i really like the wide breadth of talent that came to the table on this tune.

excellent work by all involved
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crissew said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you likey!
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apb said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Excellent!

I agree with Philip- one of the best, radio ready, professional jobs around at MJs. Major kudos to all.. and it's free! Downloaded.. there is "something" in the vocal production (not performances) that perhaps could be tweaked .. not sure what it is though ..hmm.
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crissew said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
Just trying to get a more modern edge to the vocal sound. Glad you enjoyed it enough to DL.
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DWL said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Really well done
Great collab and great work from all concerned. A very powerful ballad.

Cheers

Dick
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crissew said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thanks man
Glad you like it!
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paddler said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
I love this!
Cheers - Rich
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crissew said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
for your cool accordion part
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kevmikwa said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Lots to like
Another supergroup takes the stage led by a strong female voice. The instrumentation here is awesome ... a great blend of the traditional with the slow jam rhtyhm on the radio today. The real accordion, with all of its detuned intricacies adds a real body to the song. Tack on the intertwining recorder parts and fingerstyle and your backing vocals and you've got a certifiable hit.

I am curious as to why you chose to fade the end. It sure sounded to me like the solo guitar played a figure that would have been the perfect song-ender, holding on the greatest chord.

Total nit not worth picking. Cheers all!
crissew said 2351 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
I faded the end but you can still hear everything
that is played by Yeman. It is quieter but still audible. I was just messing around with different things and figured I would do this. Easy to undo though.
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Mosaica said 2350 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Lovely
This has a celtic folk feel to it, fine vocals and music, much enjoyed.
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crissew said 2349 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Thank you
didnt start out with that type of vibe but it has gradually worked it way there, lol. Thanks for listening!
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Hydrogen3 said 2350 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Know me
this is just beautiful! Love the acoustics and vocals very well done! H3 :)
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crissew said 2349 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Thank you man
Glad you liked it!
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speedonl said 2346 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Know Me
Beautiful!!
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crissew said 2090 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks man
Glad you stopped by
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mike_d said 2341 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Wow,
What a professional sounding track! Excellent!
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sschedra said 2325 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Charles
Wow! This is auch a moving and beautiful song. And what a production job! you really balanced everything really well here. The vocals (Natalie's, an yours to) are perfect. WARNING: Surgeon General does not recommend listening to this on a rainy day or while thinking of lost loves. You will cry!
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Char said 2313 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
You put
together a great band here. I could listen longer. Thanks.
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lholden said 2313 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
just so gorgeous!
Oh, this really impressed me. What a fantastic collab and the mix is so clear and beautiful. I love the backing vocals and overall song! Well done to all:)
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elmopedo said 2313 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
man
this sounds like you are all longtime bandmates that have practiced and built on this sound for years .... i'm having a hard time comprehending how this sounds so natural. very very nice!
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elmopedo said 2312 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
not just me
I got my wife to listen tonight after we got the kids down, and she agrees.
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crissew said 2312 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
WOW
Thanks! Flattered that you thought enough to have your wife listen too.
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ste said 2311 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
great
mix, mate! all sits well. top instrument choices too. she has a wonderful voice. pretty special song, indeed.
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neilh79 said 2311 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Know me
Absolutely fantastic nothing else to say. A real nice piece with a touch of class

ShadowofNine said 2218 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Fabulous track
LOvely Vocals, solid composition, and production...Bravo
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sammydix said 2214 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
haunting
this is one of those tunes that creates its own atmosphere...like it has a soul. not an easy task. very good team work on Know Me.
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lyzak said 2197 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Pretty special indeed
The instruments and voices weave one into another throughout this piece in a captivating presentation. Variety and spice of recorder and accordion make special moods happen. You and Natalie each have your own great vocal style- apart, and together with those ear-catching, distinctive harmonies. They are very fun-to- listen to. I salute all of you who concocted this great musical experience!


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Saltaireguru77 said 2190 days ago (June 1st, 2011)
Know me
Charles (and the gang!) I loved reading the genesis and story behind how this was created. Adds so much to what is already a fantastically crafted tune. For some reason, the accordion really sets it apart for me as you don't hear a lot of that these days. Natalie's vocal is stellar as always! Excellent mix and total pro sound. Fantastic work all concerned.
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Mckenzie said 2186 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Stunning
What an incredible addition to macjams backcatalogue of inspiring songs. i thought i'd pop over after your kind words, and i'm so glad i did. Beautiful song.

thank you!

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XMaramena said 2096 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
wow
Lovely lovely lovely! Please tell me this is available commercially?
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crissew said 2090 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Thanks man
It is not available commercially. I have thought of refining some songs and posting them on itunes but don't know that it would be worth the effort or expense. Appreciate the kind words though!
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