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Calm Before the Storm (Chaz Re-Mastered/Mixed)


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Cadman

 Genre: Acoustic

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Things move slowly in this part of the forest - thanks to many helpful comments, Chaz has re-Mastered and Mixed this one. Would be very grateful for feedback!

So - once again - Woke up this Wedding Day morning; wrote down this song.........(quote apologies to James Taylor)
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Lyrics
The Calm before the Storm
My sleeping bag is warm
I'm trying to concentrate
It's a Wedding Day - not a Wake

No cause for great Alarm
Now - keep yourself from harm
I know you won't be alone
In your shiny-bright brand-new home

It's just my heart taking
It's just the drink talking
It's just my heart talking

Great happiness is in store
Two children maybe more
Your cup it will overfill
You'll love it I know you will

But things can't be the same
The times they have just a-changed
Time for a different plan
Now you're a married man

It's just my heart taking
It's just the drink talking
It's just my heart talking
Song Stats
Hits: 1785
Comments: 23
Fans: 7
Plays: 36
Downloads: 48
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jan 26, 2011 - 08:03:34 AM
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2011 - 08:03:34 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:14:59 PM
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Comments
KCsGROOVE said 2372 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
delicate song!
I really like the vibe here!
You paint with words!
very mch enjoyed!
KC
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Ta......
Hey - thanks for listening.......very much liked Can't You See, BTW.....
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davisamerica said 2372 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
i really
enjoyed this John. The lyrics flow so sweetly and paint a picture of a time when change causes reflection. I love the violin...great track.
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Cheers......
Thanks - Chaz re mixed and took back the violin and re-recorded a lot of it. Feels mellower.

Although I have a sneaking feeling that I may have posted the wrong version (with one guitar, not two).

Ohoops- better go back and check ;-)
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magnatone said 2372 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Calm
Hi John - the violin in here is just fabulous - moves the song along with such soul. love your thoughtful and soulful lyrics - great delivery!
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Thanks......
Glad you liked it - and the Bride in question did start speaking to me again after about 3 years.
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sloparts said 2372 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
A beautiful song, John
Very well played and sung my friend. I too love the violin, although I think it's just a little to hot in the mix. Not much mind you, just a little.

That said, the violin playing is very beautiful and adds a melancholy feel to the song that echos what the lyrics are saying but adds a new dimension to it.

Excellent song John, thank you for sharing it with us.

Ed
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Hot Violin!
Hi - thanks for the thoughtful comments. If you listen to the other version, you'll see the violin has come down quite a bit.......but now I'm worried that I posted the mix with only one guitar in and not two. :-)

Better check that.....

Re Melancholy - I always cry like a baby at Weddings. Including my own.....
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Hickling_Stan said 2372 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Grand
I love the weariness of your vocals in this one, they match the melancholy of the tune and the violin works really well. Guitar sounds a little down in the mix but that might just be my ears! I've got one called "Just ahead of the rain" which sort of hints at a similar theme if you fancy a listen. Cheers Mark
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Hiya......
Hi Mark - thanks for the listen......I think this mix is a big improvement over the last, but I've just read the CD which Chaz has written on - ("I like the one with two guitars much better") Mmmmm - wonder if I posted the wrong one :-)
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Just ahead of the rain.....
Could be me - but can't see a song with that title on your page :-(
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screamalexz said 2371 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
pretty
a rather pretty song.
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Cadman said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
That's a very sweet compliment
For which, I thank you! :-)
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neilh79 said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Calm before the storm!
Marvellous song! Love the intricate melodies, the violin is beautiful and really nice guitar work. Spot on vocal this is right up my street love it
Cadman said 2363 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Hey!
Really glad you liked it - respect to Chaz for such a great violin track!
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Char said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Something
doesn't have to be perfect to be perfectly beautiful. The imperfections, real or imagined, lend substantial and human quality that can not be duplicated by machine. Love it. Thanks.
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Cadman said 2363 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Perfectly imperfect?
Thanks - that's a good title for an album/auto-biography as well!
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Calchas said 2371 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Gorgeous!
Lovely playing and mix. Vocal delivery is sincere and deeply moving.

I love this!

Be well friend!
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Cadman said 2363 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
hi there....
Thanks for such a nice comment - much appreciated!
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Hickling_Stan said 2370 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Plonker
after I posted my first comment I've just realised "Ahead of the Rain" was one of the ones I took down to re mix.....sigh!! It will be back up sometime. Cheers Mark
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Cadman said 2369 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Almost as tragic as......
Hi Mark - yup - next you'll be posting the wrong mix of your track up on the site, eh? :-)
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Social_Ice said 2370 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
heart listening...
i love these types of ballads....much injoy'd vocals/lyrics/acoustics....lovely! ~barbara
Cadman said 2363 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Hi Barbara
Really glad that you liked the track - hopefully some of our other stuff might float your boat as well!
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