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If I Go w/ Gaylen75, Sigmund, & kevmikwa


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alackbass

 Genre: Hard Rock

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Gaylen75: all vocals
alackbass: electric & acoustic guitars, electric bass
Sigmund: lead & rhythm guitars
kevmikwa: drums, percussion, & artwork

I wrote the music for this several weeks ago. It started with the guitar riff in the chorus, which was followed by chord changes for the verses and bridge. I recorded two electric guitar tracks, two acoustic guitar tracks, and the bass to a drum loop then arranged it into song form. I then sent it off to Gaylen for him to write a vocal melody and lyrics. It was sent to him on a Saturday. Later that same day he sent back a first take.

We now had a song and set about putting together an arrangement. So we asked Mike and Sigmund to join us in an Internet band project. Mike contributed excellent drum and percussion tracks while Sigmund delivered screaming lead guitar parts and the heavy rhythm guitar tracks that enter the arrangement after the bridge. Those two guys never fail to deliver the goods and as always it was a privilege to work with them.

Mixing was truly a group project. I originally had the home DAW but can’t take credit for the mix. Gaylen contributed several different vocal sub-mixes until he arrived at the final version. Mike contributed a fully mixed drum sub-mix and an auxiliary percussion sub-mix. Meanwhile Sigmund placed both rhythm guitar and lead guitar sub-mixes in the DropBox.

As we approached the final mixing stage I was finding it difficult to find an appropriate place in the stereo field for Sigmund’s parts. After just a few emails it was clear Sigmund needed to retain control of his individual tracks in order to get the mix right. So I gave him a sub-mix of my guitars, bass, and all of Mike’s tracks. Sigmund imported that and a dry sub-mix of Gayen’s vocals into his DAW. He then mixed those two sub mixes and his individual track. The final touch was the mastering, which Sigmund did with Ozone.

Gaylen’s Thoughts!
Twice Andrew has has come to me with a lyrical theme in mind and set me free on a great sound bed. Both times the results thrilled me. Maybe I should defer to him. These guys are all getting more and more professional/ ocd. I can't wait till the next.

Sigmund's Thoughts!
Last summer I heard Gaylen's "Unraveled", and I was struck with the collab bug! I contacted Andrew and begged him to be in the next one - he kindly obliged. Since then I have done several collabs (and I am having a total blast!) - this is my first opportunity to work with Gaylen, Andrew and Mike together and let me tell you it has been an amazing experience, working with such a talented group of guys. Thank you guys, it has been a real privilege!
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Lyrics
I've been here so long
I thought you didn't notice
I've been here so long
I thought you didn't care
And if I thought you didn't care
I'd have to say these words to you
I wanna take this chance again
And be forgotten and misplaced
Because I haven't gone to waste
Not beside you
Not behind you
 
If I go go
Would I regret
What I wasn't here to see
And If I stay hey
Would you be here
To see it all with me
 
I've made some mistakes
And burned bridges along the way
I've known shame
And I've lost face
But If I've lost with you
I want to take this chance again
And be forgotten and misplaced
Because I haven't gone to waste
Not beside you
Not behind you
I'll stand in the shadows you make
I'll do whatever it takes
 
If I go go
Would I regret
What I wasn't here to see
And If I stay hey
Would you be here
To see it all with me
 
Hear me and follow
There's no such thing as tomorrow
Reach out and touch me
You just got to believe
I'm yours to design
Or just cast aside
Use me just use me
I'll be anything that you need
 
If I go go
Would I regret
What I wasn't here to see
And If I stay hey
Would you be here
To see it all with me
 
If you dont mind
I'd like you to come with me
And if it's not to much to ask
Could you fall in love with me
Because I'd rather not fall asleep
Without a dream
And be forgotten and misplaced
Because I haven't gone to waste
Not beside you
Not behind you
 
If I go go
Would I regret
What I wasn't here to see
And If I stay hey
Would you be here
To see it all with me
Song Stats
Hits: 4527
Comments: 139
Fans: 57
Plays: 235
Downloads: 93

Uploaded: Jan 02, 2011 - 12:30:57 PM
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011 - 12:30:57 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 05:10:12 PM
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Carrie71 said 2367 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
If I Go
Awesome job. You guys all did an incredible job with this song. Love it.
alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Carrie
I remember chatting with you that Saturday as Gaylen worked on it. I think that was the same day you posted "Flaunt It." A special day spent with good friends.
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Carrie71 said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Oh...and First!
How did I manage that! Andrew great job with the guitars and arrangement you are the glue! Sigmunds guitars are sick! Mikes drums and percussion are sweet and of course Gaylens lyrics and vocals are amazing. Also...I love where your inspiration for this song came from and that I think Gaylen was able to nail it lyrically!
I THINK YOU GUYS ROCK!
Char said 2367 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Stellar!
Okay, I hope that is good enough. Thanks.

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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Char
Your constant support is the stellar thing. We all appreciate it.
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magnatone said 2367 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
If I Go
well i didn't get firsties, but i don't mind being behind char!! I LOVE THIS SONG - it's been so fun to be a fly on the wall listening as it has developed and gotten bigger and cooler and more astounding with each iteration. wonderful job to all - gaylen's voice KILLS, as does sig's guitars, andrew's guitars and of course mike's fabulous percussion. and andrew - wonderful job putting it all together. congrats to some of my favorite people!
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magnatone said 2367 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
LOL
ok ok, behind Carrie AND Char! (gotta be QUICK around here!)
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Karen
I think I can speak for the whole band when I say you are one of our absolute favorite people. We all appreciate your continued support. You inspire us all to be better musicians and more supportive listeners. I don't think you really understand what an important example you set or this whole community. But I can tell you this. We all appreciate it!
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neilh79 said 2367 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
If I Go!
Great tune guys!! Is it me or is Gaylen actually Eddie Vedder?!!
alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Neil
If he is Eddie Vedder I need a raise! Thanks for stopping by for a listen. We all appreciate it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Nicely done guys!
It was fun to watch this mature!
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Mark
As always your support is much appreciated!
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Skean said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Oh! yeah
You guys ROCK tight. KUDOS to all.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Kenta
We're all glad you stopped by for a listen. And thanks for the kind words.
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867-5309 said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
starting at . . .
' Glad I clicked here ~ starting at :
"Hear me and follow
There's no such thing as tomorrow
Reach out and touch me
You just got to believe
I'm yours to design
Or just cast aside
Use me just use me
I'll be anything that you need" . . .
it really starts to cook - then with a blazing guitar solo following ~ all in all =
a great six minutes !
my favorite guitar lyc. starts right at 5:47 - for 15 seconds until the fade -
it is just so choice -
i really like chosen bass lines too -
the way they choose their own pathway lines -
and make it so heavy.. . not at all to take slight of the nice kevmikwa's drums, percussion, & artwork ~ as they say - a fabulous 'listen' for me


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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thank You Scott
We appreciate the close listen you gave the song and the detail of your feedback.
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Hickling_Stan said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Superb
Just the whole song structure, the vocals, the lyrics, the arrangement the....well you get the drift!! All round excellent. Great job Chaps. Cheers Mark
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Mark
We're all glad you dropped by for a listen. Thanks for the kind comments!
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jgurner said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Wow...
This just has an "instant classic" feel from the very beginning. So well done from top to bottom. Awesome job, you guys. Enjoyed it very much!
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Joseph
We really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. And thanks for leaving such kind and supportive feedback.
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Bob Rodgers said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Yes
I love everything on this, great song, arrangement and vocals are superb.
Great performances from everyone involved and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Bob
Glad you dropped by and even happier you liked the song.
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apb said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Slick
I hear shades of Pearl Jam overall.. great mix, riffage, solo and those vocals are to die for.

Would love to hear this cranked and live .. downloaded.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Alan
Gaylen and I were just chatting about how much fun it would be to actually do a gig. But since the four of us our on different coasts we'd have to meet in the middle. Maybe St. Louis! Thanks for stopping by to listen. And thanks for the kind comments.
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mvh9591 said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Sweet_____
Awesome job guys.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thank You Michael
We appreciate you taking the time to listen! And thanks for the supportive comments.
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mike_d said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Hey,
this is a fabulous track guys! Definitely downloaded- thanks!
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Mike!
The download is always the best of all compliments!
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RAVENS said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Awesome
All of you guys have been very busy creating music, don't stop either! Andrew, you are the master of collabs on MJ. What a terrific group you have here, just awesome!

Vocals & lyrics, drums, guitars, bass, arrangement, mix...Everything sounds top notch, wowzers! You guys rock!

RAVEN ;-)
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Dani!
Master of collabs? I don't know about that. But I have learned making music is easier and more enjoyable when working with the huge list of talented people here at MJ. MacJams collabs are the most fun I've ever had as a musician. As always, thank you for your very kind feedback.
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rok41 said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
If I Go
Man, this place just keeps getting better and better! Gaylen is obviously a prodigy when it comes to lyrical theme not to mention his killer voice and vocal ideas. This song is all about the feeling generated from the first riff; Great, great riff Andrew. It's funny how a simple riff like that can feel so great! The dynamics in this are perfect, the verses build to the chorus at perfect pace. All of the guitars sound fantastic in the mix. Sigmund as always has such a great ear for melodic phrasing and always makes things fit comfortably. Mike is the consummate professional and his drumming always adds so much quality to whatever project he is involved in. Great musical idea Andrew! Superb performances from all the guys!
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Chris!
I'm blown away by the depth and thoughtfulness of your comments. We all appreciate it!
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tonestones said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Really Great!
Man, this is superbly done. Great song, production, performances. Gaylen sounds better than ever.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Steve!
I agree! Gaylen is a monster! Thanks for the listen and kind comments.
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ramonaji said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
pro
all the way! very very well done!
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Ramona
We all appreciate that!
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ktb said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
If I Go
That guitar riff will be with me for a long time me thinks :-) Love the progression and structure. This shines on all fronts.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks John!
When I grab a guitar and try to write I say, "Just let me come up with one decent riff." I guess I came up with a decent one! Thanks for the listen. We all appreciate it!
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shavingronaldscar said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Great!
I feel as though this collab brought a new touch out of Gaylen's vocals. I haven't heard you in quite this way before, your delivery has a new sort of rawness here. And the playing is great from all you guys, as usual. I've come to expect professional performance, songwriting, and production from you, and this does not disappoint.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Joachim
Thanks for taking the time to listen. And your supportive feedback is much appreciated!
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jiguma said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Happy New Year!
Very nicely done - great tracks all round, and a nice mix.
N
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Neil!
It's really nice when a collab expert like yourself appreciates our efforts. Thanks for stopping by for a listen.
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davisamerica2 said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Excellent all the way around!
There are so many priceless gems in this I gotta download if I'm to catch them all. I do like Gaylen's voice in this, and the melody and lyrics are top notch. These guitars are all great; some really superb licks throughout. And every time I hear Mike it's a brand new experience. With so many hands on the levers, this mixing came out pretty smooth. You guys have a pretty comfortable collab here. We're gonna hear more, right?
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Terry
I guess everybody handled the right levers and knew when to ask the other guy to take over. We're glad you liked the song and thanks for stopping by for a listen.
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rogerdodge said 2366 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Rock Anthem
Smooth, polished and controlled but still rushing with an undercurrent of power. You say this is an online collaboration? Really good guys. I'll wait for another.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Roger
We're happy you came by for a listen. And thanks for your kind comments.
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Symphony101 said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
A total blast too
... listening to this song gents ! I think this is very nicely built musically, a great song in the first place. The respective performances by you all builds it up further, upon a very nicely produced sound I'm really fond of.

I think in particular, some parts of the riff and some beautiful chord changes are the elements that will linger in my mind.

This was a total listening satisfaction, Andrew, Gaylen, Sigmund and Mike, congratulations for the fantastic work you realized.

... and downloaded of course ! :-)
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Yves
You know the download is the best of all compliments!
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H3nry said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Lots to like here.
Flows smoothly and naturally. So many layers and parts but all fit together. I gotta download this and listen a few more times.
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alackbass said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Henry
I need to give my collaborators the credit for those layers that fit. After I sent Gaylen the basic track I was done. But each new addition by Sig, Mike, and Gaylen just worked. Never once did anybody listen to a track and say, "No! we can't use that" or "That part doesn't work."

Thanks again for taking the time to listen and for leaving such kind comments. There is no better compliment than being downloaded. Thank you!
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tokai said 2366 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
supergroup
Great song guys, everything is in place and it all fits together very well. A perfect combo good enough for the road.
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alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Steve
We're glad you liked it. I won't speak for the rest of the guys but I'm too old for the road.
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ted23 said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Great
Love when it falls back into the softer sections vocally. Beautiful!
Super arrangement and restraint in not overdoing it on the guitars. I have a tendency to layer guitars way to much on these slower tunes. This is a lesson in keeping things right.
Great stuff.
alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Ed
I tried to keep my guitar layers to a minimum simply because I wanted to leave room for Sigmund's amazing tracks.
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snowdragon said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Nice little
southern-fried flavour here. Works for me.
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alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Dragon
We appreciate the listen!
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Gaylen75 said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Dont
Know if I said it but thanks so much for inviting me to sing on this Andrew. I look forword to the next.
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alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
No need to thank me!
Thank you for choosing to do this one! And I too look forward to the next.
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crissew said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
New dimensions
This piece seemed to open up a new "place" vocally for Gaylen, at least to my ear. there were parts in this that were really exquisite, even for Gaylen. Guitar, bass drums, all pretty much perfect. This song reminded me of "Dead or Alive" as far as the attitude and overall vibe, excellent work you guys!
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crissew said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
BTW
That song pic is super cool too!
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alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Charles
I'll agree "exquisite" is a good word to describe Gaylen's vocal. I take a "Dead or Alive" comparison with a smile. Thanks for that. The pic was completely Mike's idea. I like putting faces to names.
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crissew said 2365 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Andrew
The song doesnt sound like "Dead or Alive" per se, but it does have that 'high lonesome' cowboy rock thing with the ringing acoustic guitar going on, if that makes any sense.
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alackbass said 2365 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
That makes complete sense!
And it's a great compliment! Thanks again Charles.
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speedonl said 2365 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Pro Stuff
Love it!
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Egbert
We appreciate you stopping by for a listen!
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scofugate said 2365 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Great Job Guys!!!
This should be on the radio...as is..
Perfect all!!!!!!
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Scott
Radio? Less than a year ago I never even imagined a song I co-wrote would even be available on the Internet! Just having my MJ friends take the time to listen and comment is reward enough!
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KCsGROOVE said 2365 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Great riffs!
Really good song!
The vocals and harmonies are really fine!
Nice pace!
Very much enjoyed!
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Cees
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jdholliday said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Well done friends!
Awesome collab, all pros doin' their thing, stellar sound bed Andrew, great to hear you playing bass, Mike did a bang up job, Sigmund really sounds excellent and Gaylen just plain rocks! Amazing what's happening here with these all star collabs! And I am pretty psyched you got Gaylen to do a structured song. :-)
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks James
There are so many collaborations by other's recently that I find really inspiring. This community offers such a great place for us all to develop as writers and musicians. I know any moment something like "The Perfect Storm" will get posted. So I better bring my A game! And having access to so many talented musicians makes the process so much easier and more enjoyable. As always, thanks for taking the time. You've supported me from the beginning. Thanks friend!
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VicDiesel said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
The 6 stringer brigade
Lots of tasty guitar work here. The whole mix sounds professional. Nice work.
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
Sigmund makes tasty guitar work sound effortless. Thanks for the kind feedback. We all appreciate it.
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dave_b said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
If I Go
Polished pro sounding track. Excellent performances by this all-star band. Love the vocs/harmonies in the chorus. Some really nice chord changes. The doubled guitar lead break is cool!
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
We're glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to listen!
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anomalous said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Damn
.... Damn!

This is real pro work.
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Thanks Martin
We appreciate it!
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FEEL said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Nice
Rock ballad. Great sounding guitars, vocals are spot on. Drums and bass back up well. Enjoyed.
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Thanks John
Coming from a real rocker like yourself that means a lot. Thanks for listening!
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Leon said 2364 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
This is quite a team...
Great all around. Really, really enjoyed listening to it. Guitars, bass, drums, vocals and overall mixing are all impressive!
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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks Leon
Thanks for stopping by to listen! We really appreciate the kind feedback. I need to get one of these in the works with you!
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echoroom said 2364 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Kickin
Bloody hell, this is the first of your tracks I've heard, and its awesome. Vocals are great (you sure you havent kidnapped Eddie Veder?), and the mixing has turned me green with envy. Hope we get more from MJs latest supergroup

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alackbass said 2364 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks Steve
Coming from the guy responsible for "This Wasted Beauty" that means a lot! And having listened to "This Wasted Beauty" repeatedly I can tell you, you have no reason to be green with envy. From what I've heard you're one of MJ's premier mix masters. Thanks again, we appreciate it!
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lholden said 2364 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
well done
I really enjoyed listening. Dave Mathews Band is one of my favorite groups and this has something in it that brings their songs to mind. It's not too similar, but reminds me of Dave Mathews in a good way:) The guitar tracks and vocals sound full and great! Well done.
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alackbass said 2363 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Thanks Laura
Wasn't expecting a dave Mathews comparison. But thank you. We appreciate that for sure.
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Kicbal said 2363 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Beautiful Groove
Really nice. Love the chord progressions. The vocal melody and harmonies are adventurous and well done. All the players sound great. Nice stuff guys! Cool guitar solo and underneath riff..
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks Kicbal
We appreciate the kind words and thanks for stopping by for a listen!
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fasteddie said 2363 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Great job
What a great collab.

Kinda sounds like a little country in the main riff.

Cool vox.

I like the drums a lot.

Very cool bass and guitars.

What else can I say? Cool song.
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Glad you liked it! Thanks for the supportive comments. We all appreciate it.
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awigze said 2363 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
my goodness
This captures all of you at your best. Vocals and guitars are superb. Nothing like Mikes drums to give wings. I Can really tell there was a great deal of care given to this project. I am blown away. This is as good as it gets... ok, I'll stop gushing now. There has got to be a longer version as the lead guitar starts the solo...
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks Andy
We really appreciate the gushing. And Sigmund definitely did leave us all wanting more!
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papag said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Really?
This is too much...I think this collab is a "supergroup". All the parts are complimenting each other and not crowding the vocals. Super mix.

Thanks for the dl :)
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks papag
It always helps to work with guys who understand the vocal is the most important thing. Thanks again for taking the time to listen and leave such supportive comments.
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egobandit said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
some exciting
twisting tonal values in the singing make this work real well the way the backing lifts and fall with the lyrics, thanks for the download really great work fellas!
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
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Vic Holman said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
if i go
excellent song, contributions & production.
a nice preciseness here. i think this also gave Gaylen a nice chance to show a bit of diversity to his vocals as well. sig's harmonized guitar work is a additional nice touch

top notch players and production +!
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Thanks Vic!
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Corporal Beef said 2362 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Great
Great melody, and a very enjoyable listen. Thanks for posting.
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alackbass said 2362 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Jason
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billykirsch said 2362 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
If I go
Guys, this is excellent.
Just a matter of taste and I know I'm going to be a little bit partial here but I specially enjoy Gaylen's melodic and harmonic choices. Brings the song closer to my zone.
I also miss some more of Sigmund's lead guitar all around the song; harmonizing and "talking" with the vox everywhere (there's something of that in the last chorus though). That's understandable because we tend not to step on others in a collab, but I think that would add an extra layer of color to the song.
Overall, very clean production and performances.

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alackbass said 2361 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Billy
I can't say I blame you for wanting to hear more Sigmund. Maybe on the next one. Thanks again for the listen.
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RobLeBanc said 2361 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Pro Job
from a talent pool of MJ's finest, perfect mix, awesome lyrics, great vox, cool hooks, rythym section is tight, a finely tuned effort all around fellas!
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alackbass said 2361 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thanks Rob
Thanks for all the kind comments. We appreciate it.
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ShadowofNine said 2361 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Excellent Collab
Strong in every way, kool performances by everyone...Bravo
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alackbass said 2360 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
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hackneybloke said 2361 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
if i go
second listen. i love the chord progressions here....you never know what's coming. great vocal choices gaylen. sig...love those guitars. cool percussion....although it sounds a bit bright. great talent all round.
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alackbass said 2360 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Julian
My favorite part of the writing process is coming up with chord progressions. Glad you liked them.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2360 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
There's a...
... memorable quality to the guitar riff. Great contributions from everyone on board. Gaylen's vox are excellent! Congratulations on such a fantastic collab. WOW, you're on fire, alackbass! :)
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alackbass said 2360 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Yeman
I wouldn't say I'm on fire. But I am fortunate to have so many wonderful collaborators available to me! Thanks for the listen. We all appreciate it.
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paul f. page said 2360 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Too much technical stuff...
...for me to comprehend. Bottom line for me is that you all have written a really beautiful song with strong lyrics, flawless performances all around, and a killer mix job to round all the potentially rough corners. This is a wonderful track in so many many ways. The guitar work is particularly nice, moving from such a gentle sound to that amazing riff about 2/3 of the way in.


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alackbass said 2360 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Paul
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bud said 2360 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Simply excellent - a great collab
the level of production and creativity here is awesome - every element couldn't be better. MJ is host to some incredible talent. Great work guys.
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alackbass said 2360 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Kevin
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Mosaica said 2359 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Real quality
here in all aspects of this song. Your sound reminds me of a particular rock band (or 2) of the late '70's but can't immediately place it, but that's meant as a compliment!
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alackbass said 2359 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thanks Rosalind
70s rock is what I was raised on. I think all three of my collaborators bring similar influences to the project. So your comment makes complete sense and is taken as a wonderful compliment. Thanks!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Cool vibe
Great - like a mix between grunge style singing and Robin Trower blues rock. That's a winner in my book. there's a touch of Dio (RIP \m/) in the vocals too. Nice bass work. The drums could do with thickening up a touch - more compression on the bass drum? Great colab.
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alackbass said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks Smokey
Now that you mention it I think Sigmund did tap just a bit of a Trower vibe at the beginning of his solo. That's a big winner in my book as well. Thanks for the listen. We appreciate it.
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morgan102 said 2358 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hi
Mna I really enjoyed your piece featuring Dani(raven)and I'd check some more your music.Excellent music man,excellent.
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alackbass said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks Morgan
I always appreciate it when someone take the time to check out my music, particularly the collaborations with talented folks like Sigmund, Gaylen, and Mike.
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sloparts said 2358 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Wow
This is awesome Guys. Love the production and mix. Great lyrics and vocals from Gaylen, and the back tracks and arrangement shines. Andrews Bass is to die for, and of course Mike's drumming is it's usual fantastic. What can I say about Sigmund's Lead playing except that it sounds so very good.

Beautifully recorded and produced.

Ed
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alackbass said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks Ed
That's a lot of nice things you said. We appreciate it!
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sschedra said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
How did I miss this??
Holy cow! I have the greatest respect for all you guys, but after having worked with Andrew, I must say he is a constant and humble thread in a lot of really great music. I would have to nominate him for "Producer of the Year" for 2010 here at MacJams. This song is just out of the park!
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alackbass said 2357 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks Stephen
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lengold said 2355 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Top
notch.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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alackbass said 2355 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thanks Len
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Cheeto said 2355 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Awesomeness....
Really great jam here guys!! That there is some great music!
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alackbass said 2354 days ago (January 14th, 2011)
Thanks Paul!
We're glad you liked it!
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blaky smith said 2346 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Great post
talented collab, you have made a very nice job Andrew, music and vocals, with a perfect production. Love it...
Marc
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alackbass said 2346 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Marc!
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PockBluesman said 2339 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Great job
Can't get better than this. Production is top notch. Great job to all involved. you've set the standard with this.
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alackbass said 2339 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Thanks Rick
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Daugrin said 2339 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Well groomed RR&B
G you have a gift for the ballad groove, these guys have tapped into that place sweetly.
I enjoyed the production on this as well, economical and clean.
All nice and safe, meeting every expectation of the genre.

Daug
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alackbass said 2339 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Thanks Daug
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Bob6stringer said 2336 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Waiting for it... there it is!
Great hook gets it cranking from the start, and the arrangement is just right for Gaylen. Speaking of: The harmonies are right on. The guitars & rhythm section are solid as hell. Now I'm just waiting for Sig's screaming lead... waiting... ahhh, there it is... great lead harmonies and solo highs, Sig!
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alackbass said 2336 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
Thanks Bob
We're glad we were able to deliver all the elements you were waiting for. Thanks for the listen.
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Carrie71 said 1392 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
If I go...
Andrew this one will always strike a chord of sadness. So good! :o)
alackbass said 1392 days ago (September 2nd, 2013)
Hey Carrie
So good to see you. I think Gaylen gets all the credit for the "chord of sadness." After all the words are all his. Ironically I think he and I spent a fun Saturday on opposite coast writing it. Hoping you and yours are well.
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Ed Hannifin said 1001 days ago (September 28th, 2014)
Great early to mid Seventies vibe...
Which, in my book, is quite all right...

A touch of Tom Johnston in the vocals, among others...

Great song, great arrangement, really nice guitars, with an effortless tightness to the whole thing...Perfect mix, too...


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