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Take Me To Heart


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PBGB

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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After releasing PBGB 6 ‘Transitions’, we had a few chats and agreed that for a while at least we would try to release songs that were less tricked up, rawer, straight out of the recorder as it were. It’s a tough call to release virtually live songs after a period of releases that have had some smoothing out in the studio.

But we have had some great successes. The version of Things Must Change also available in The Shed Giveth was a cracker, pretty much straight out of The Shed, no tricks.

And now we have this version of another one of Neil’s songs ‘Take Me To Heart’.

When Neil first started playing with PBGB his clear goal was to build his confidence in singing his songs and in playing guitar live – a switch from bass. On this version of Take Me To Heart Neil’s vocals and guitar are straight out of the box, no studio enhancements or tricks.

The whole version was recorded in a single pass on 4 separate tracks and mixed later in Neil's "jiguma studio". This is very much a live recording.

Big kudos for Chris too – that brilliant bass line is as performed

And for me, a very satisfied feeling about the absolutely live drum track.

Genre is "old style" RnB rather than the more modern variety.

Enjoy !!

Pete
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Lyrics
Take Me To Heart
© 2009 Neil Porter

Take me to heart
Just don't take me for granted
Tear me apart
But don't leave me that way
Where do we start
Now that it's over
Take me to heart

When we first met
You got just what you wanted
Time and again
You got your own way
Where do we start
Now that it's over
Take me to heart

Stop me if I've said
Something that doesn't need saying
Stop me if I've said
Something wrong
Tell me if this
Is just some kind of game you're playing
And I'll be gone

SOLOS

Stop me if I've said
Something that doesn't need saying
Stop me if I've said
Something wrong
Tell me if this
Is just some kind of game you're playing
And I'll be gone

Got this thing in my head
That you'll set me free
was it something I said
I just can't let it be
Where do we start
Now that it's over
Take me to heart

Hope you have some regrets
When you walk out that door
But I'll get back my heart
Pick myself off the floor
Where do we start
Now that it's over
Take me to heart

Stop me if I've said
Something that doesn't need saying
Stop me if I've said
Something wrong
Tell me if this
Is just some kind of game you're playing
Song Stats
Hits: 2041
Comments: 17
Fans: 16
Plays: 51
Downloads: 52

Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011 - 03:24:49 AM
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2016 - 05:59:52 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 01:30:39 PM
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Hardware:
Telecaster/VoxVT30 amp
Warwick fretless bass/MarkBass amp
Roland v-drums
Rode M1-S mic
Presonus FireStudio
Software:
Logic Pro
Ozone
Comments
alackbass said 2411 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Take Me To Heart
Very cool song! Nice chord changes and melody. Great down and dirty vibe. I love the guitar tone, so clean and basic but sitting so well in the track. Nice solo too! Great drum sound. I'd love to know how you did that (how many mics? mic placement?) And yes that fretless bass tone is sweet.
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jiguma said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Andrew
Thanks for the kind words. We're working towards doing more live recording - for me (jiguma) PBGB is an opportunity to develop live playing and singing skills away from the vast potential of recording with endless overdubs, fx and "fixing" all the little glitches in a track.
The drums are Roland v-drums, the same as Mike Watkins uses. We simply plug directly into the Presonus and Pete dials in a drum sound for the song. So, no mics, just two guitar leads from the drums to the interface - and perfect drum sounds every time.. On stage we do the same, straight into the PA, but Pete has his own drum monitor.
Thanks for listening,
Neil
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Calchas said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
YEOW!
You prolific blighters you! ANOTHER newbie...

Oh man... I like this puppy. The chord change at "Where do we start..." is powerful. Chorus is really excellent too. Your voice Neil is in top form here. Drum track sounds great.

Nice one guys!

Be well friends!
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jiguma said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Song personnel
Forgot to mention, this is Peter Reid on Roland v-drums, Chris Ralfs on Warwick fretless bass through a MarkBass amp and Neil Porter on vocals and Telecaster through a Vox VT30 amp.
:)
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Parichayaka said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Very successful collaboration!
Somehow reminds me of 'The Wire' intro soundtrack. Something about the gritty, honest feel both in the songwriting and performance.

Vocals and mix are great - takes a lot to get it sound this good in a studio - in a single take (did I read this correctly?!). Maybe the ride cymbal is a bit loud at times, but I agree - recording this song live is not only a testament to everyone's talent, but also gives the song immediacy.
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jiguma said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Single take
Yes parichayaka - a single take, without editing. Thanks for the comments - the guys will be pleased to read them. The beauty of the v-drums of course is that I can just get Pete to turn down the ride a tad for future reference.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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PeterB7858 said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
A satisfying "raw" feel
Nice work guys. I like your vocals, Neil. And the bass lines really enhance the vibe. The mix does have a satisfying raw feel with the drums driving things along nicely. Congratulations. Regards, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Dig the vibe!
Cool song, guys!
Nothing like some cool oldschool R&B :-)
Dig it!
KC
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ziti said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
very nice
it's very cool they way the e-drums can have those different sounds available...the drum track does sound cool as hell. I think the fretless bass is a perfect choice for the tune...he needs to caress the notes a little more to bring out that fretless sound....

The biggest strength in your music is your creativity. The rate you produce quality songs is amazing...and that you have been able to go from a studio slickness to a live vibe and still sound like you is great. The players you have around the band all sound very competent. Your guitar playing is very good. I am glad to hear you in this setting. Nicely done, by everyone!

best
z
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Vic Holman said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
tight
totally on the game here. everyone involved is right there. you guys are totally in sync with each other

the recording itself is excellent. everything is there and crystal clear.
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tf10music said 2410 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
you guys
are killing it. Nice groove, great drums in this. I really liked the chord changes, and the vocals were right on point. Great work!
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neilh79 said 2409 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Headbouncing!
Great tune such a simple progression which makes it all the better. Cracking melodies well done
rtcooper said 2409 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
THE BEATLES ONCE SAID
"It's a Clean Machine!"
Yeah.
I'll go there on this one!

rtc
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sschedra said 2409 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
I love
the song and the whole concept of PBGB. Neil does great and should not be shy.
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magnatone said 2409 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Take Me To Heart
this is wonderful work by the band! congrats to all of you - i love the stuff you guys do - thanks for this terrific upload!
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dave_b said 2407 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Take Me To Heart
Raspy vocal is perfectly suited to this style and lyric. Cool song. Band sounds great, tight playing all around.
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blaky smith said 2404 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Cool
Nice vocals Neil, great collab for a beautiful piece. I like it..
Marc
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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