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Why! (remix)


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neilh79

 Genre: Acoustic

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After uploading this yesterday I have had a lot of feedback relating to the mix especially the vocals! So I have brought the vocals forward a bit.

Its still just a basic 2 track tune and a load of fun to play

Hope you enjoy!
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Lyrics
Verse 1

When I saw you stood over there
Said to myself, why do I care
Wished I could, wished I could've seen the light
And brought myself to ask you the question tonight

Chorus 1

(And then I said to myself)
Why baby why oh why (do I not have the guts)
Why baby why oh why (is it such a fuss)

Verse 2

If I could have my time over again
I would say to you, come be my friend
Time and again, I just wanna know
What it is that makes life flow

Chorus 1

Verse 3

It is history guess what I got
I got the answer thanks a lot

Chorus 2

(And then I said to myself)
Why baby why oh why (do I not have the guts)
Why baby why oh why (is it such a fuss)
And why baby why oh why (oh why oh why oh why)
Oh why baby why oh why (do I care so much)
Song Stats
Hits: 2152
Comments: 50
Fans: 13
Plays: 81
Downloads: 61
Votes: 0
Uploaded: May 03, 2011 - 11:31:24 AM
Last Updated: May 03, 2011 - 11:31:24 AM Last Played: Jul 26, 2015 - 02:49:31 AM
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Comments
davisamerica said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
better
you really do a nice delivery vocally on this. the vocal emotions sell the tune. ... cool you've re- posted. like it a lot.
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Mr America!!
Thanks again, glad you like the re-vamped version!!

mvh9591 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Nice_____
I never listened to the other post - This one sounds pretty good to me. You have a nice vocal style that really sells the song. Good job.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
mvh
thanks very much for the listen and comment, really glad you liked the tune!
magnatone said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Why
nice job neil!
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Karen
thankyou so much glad you enjoyed it!
grahame1956 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Why?
Nice song. Very Lennonesque. Sounds a bit like Lennon in the vocals too. Good job.
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
...
Do you mean one of Johns cousins!!! glad you liked cheers!
michaeljayklein said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Neil...
...this sounds MUCH better! Good work!
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Michael
thankyou so much again, glad you liked the 2nd version aswell!!
jdholliday said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
much better!
Nice job my friend!
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
jd
thanks man appreciate it!
alackbass said 2413 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Why! (remix)
Nice song! I like the vocal a lot. My one suggestion is the guitar seems pretty dry when compared to the big reverb (or delay) on the vocal. Although that certainly doesn't take away from the quality of the song!
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neilh79 said 2413 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Andrew
Thanks for dropping by, I did leave the guitar dry in the mix which maybe could have had some kind of effect on it. Still glad you liked it thanks for the feedback
ShadowofNine said 2413 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Why!
Very nice tune, solid performance...enjoyed
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neilh79 said 2412 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Shadow!
Thanks for dropping by, glad you liked the tune!
Jarvoid said 2410 days ago (May 7th, 2011)
Leave the guitar dry in the mix....
hmmmm,add some whisked reverb and blend in a little echo ....or some totally freaky choc chipped distortion and smarties.....but of course I take the proverbial......good two tracker ....

Jarvo
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neilh79 said 2409 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Jarvo!
Aye my mixing abilities are still rather on the raw side! Still I enjoy this song to play. Glad you liked it Cheers
VicDiesel said 2409 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Hm
You have a very natural sounding guitar, and a rather effected vocal. I vote for much less effects on the vocals.
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neilh79 said 2409 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Vic
Certainly need to improve my mixing, but with time and practice I will get there! Thanks for stopping in!
sammydix said 2408 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
why
missed the first one also, but this one pretty much nailed it, so glad i caught it. like that roomy verb on the voice especially.
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neilh79 said 2408 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
sam
thanks very much for the listen and comment, glad you enjoyed
lholden said 2408 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Why
I like the lyrics on this very much. The simple sound of the guitar and vocals is perfect for this! Well done.
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neilh79 said 2408 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Laura
Thankyou so much for the kind words, appreciate the listen cheers..
KCsGROOVE said 2408 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
better!
Guitar and vocals are more in harmonie
warm mix
:-)
KC
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neilh79 said 2408 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Cees
Thanks for dropping in again, appreciate the comment!
Moses said 2407 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
whyyy
cool tune, this would be great with a full band, but this is a good 2 track tune. but that is a chorus that a listener can really get into, could be like a repeated refrain that builds and pulls you in, there is some power in the melody you have found for that, anyway, enjoyed, thanks for posting
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neilh79 said 2406 days ago (May 10th, 2011)
Moses
Thanks a lot for the comment glad you enjoyed it!
dave_b said 2404 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Why! (remix)
I like your sincere vocal, and the chord progression suits the song. I think it would flow better if you removed the interlude between verse and chorus. The mix would sound more natural if you applied the same reverb setting to the guitar as on your voice. I like the song - think its got potential.
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neilh79 said 2404 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
dave
thanks so much or dropping by, appreciate the comment and feedback, glad you liked the tune!
JonMShaw said 2400 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Why!
Simple, moody and atmospheric. I like it a lot!
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neilh79 said 2400 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
jon
thankyou very much, really glad you liked it
TobinMueller said 2399 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Playing at sunset
Nice coffee house live performance intimate feel. I'm not sure if it's the effect you put on your vocals or the length of space between you and the mic, but I think this track would sound even better if you could somehow capture your vocals with the presence and closeness you capture the clean and clear guitar. Really nice photo at sunset, too.
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neilh79 said 2399 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
Tobin
Thankyou very much for the listen and feedback, glad you enjoyed the tune cheers
PaulaMunk said 2399 days ago (May 17th, 2011)
I think your vocal still seems a bit distant.
The guitar sounds right up in front but the vocals sound as though the singer is back, about three rows of chairs away. Such a pretty song. How about some harmonies or some whistling? I haven't heard much whistling and this song sounds "whistful". Thanks.
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neilh79 said 2398 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
char
thanks very much for the comment and feedback, Im glad you liked the song, maybe one for the collab train further down the line!! cheers
Llarion said 2396 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Lovely tune!
A little Chili Peppers-meets-Beatles going on. cool chord progression. I haven 't listened to the older mixes or anything, but what jumped right out at me here was the big disconnect between the guitar and the vocal from a production perspective. The guitar is utterly dry, organic, warm, inviting; and the well-executed vocals are very "produced"; awash in delay/short decay reverb... I think somewhere in the middle the truth lies, though for a song like this, I think the guitar is closer to where it seems to want to be... Maybe just the SLIGHTEST hint of reverb on the guitar, only above about 400Hz, and dry out the vocal significantly, and let them play in the same relative space in the soundfield... Your voice is very pleasing, I think you should let it come to the front and play. :) Not louder, mind you, just in the same sort of organic richness with which you captured the guitar. Sweet tune!
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neilh79 said 2395 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Llarion
Thankyou very much for dropping by and finding time to listen and feedback. I am very very much an amateur in the mixing side of things, I am learning but very slowly! Really glad that you have offered me such sound advice and hopefully as time goes on I will improve on this side of things. Glad you liked the tune though and to be compared to the Chilis or the Beatles is a great compliment... cheers
Skweryl said 2392 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Bamdad suspects
that you have a little country western bug in you! Nice soft tone song.
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neilh79 said 2391 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Skweryl
Thankyou very much for dropping in and commenting glad you enjoyed the tune
paul f. page said 2391 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Many other comments...
...that are insightful. My two cents focus on the simplicity of this song and your unaffected rendition of it. The vocal could come UP in the mix, but you are on the right track in terms of clarity, both great foundations in song writing and recording/mixing. ... I read over the lyrics several times and must admit to not really "getting" them. If there is a story, it doesn't translate in my head. Why, why, why...?
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neilh79 said 2391 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Paul
Thankyou so much for dropping in and commenting, really glad you enjoyed the song. It is supposed to be about the guy in the bar who has little self confidence when it comes to approaching women but gets there in the end!! Really appreciate the listen and comment, cheers
gator4040 said 2390 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
Why!
Nice tune! I felt like I was in an intimate small club or coffee house listening to some cool local talent. It reminded me of hanging out in my college days. I really enjoyed it!!!
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neilh79 said 2390 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
Mr Gator
Thanks so much for popping by really glad you liked it
ramonaji said 2390 days ago (May 26th, 2011)
nice tune
I enjoyed it!
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neilh79 said 2390 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
Ramonaji
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, glad you liked the song
drakonis said 2388 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
great tune...
Really like the chord work here. The mix still sounds like it could do with a little tweak here and there (feels a little midrange-heavy, with a little too much reverb on the vox, but only slightly). Nice singing voice there, Neil.
ttfn,
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neilh79 said 2388 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Thankyou
Eduard, appreciate you taking time to drop by, thankyou
TracyVosh said 2372 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Remixed
I like the feel of this...it sounds like you're doing an accoustic live set onstage. Very nice. And, I have to agree, your vocal delivery is fantastic! Good stuff Neil.
neilh79 said 2371 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Tracy
thankyou very much for the kind comment good to see round round these parts... cheers
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