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This song is about loving someone, or something, dead. It's also about obsession and how powerful the mind can be...how much a person can really convince themselves that if they wish something hard enough, it can be true. It's about desperation and pleading with the fates. It's about how much a person in this state can be willing to give up to be with their lover, long gone.

Music by Allen Dean (Razorskiss)
Lyrics by Natalie Scibetta (Strangedream)

Mixing and production by Allen Dean

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Lyrics
You appear like a spider sparkling in the glare
and I feel you
though I know that you're not really there
while I'm taking my poison
you are tangled in my hair
and I'd meet you at the bottom
if you'd only tell me where

and you're writing on the walls
a chalk outline on my soul
and you're hollow like the heavens
and you're hollow like a hole
when you whisper, dust shivers
I can bring you home from hell
and I'd pay to have you near me
only got my soul to sell

and you bloom like a bloodstain in my secret prayers
and I need you, as I drown in my despair
and your love is my poison
as I writhe in my nightmare
but I'd meet you at the bottom
if you'd only tell me where

Love, lead me down
smile as you watch me drown
bleed for something dead
living screams in my head
Be careful with love
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Hits: 3817
Comments: 77
Fans: 59
Plays: 356
Downloads: 79
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 07, 2011 - 06:00:14 PM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011 - 03:21:24 AM Last Played: Jul 09, 2017 - 07:42:51 PM
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davisamerica2 said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Love this!
Lonely guitar, but complete in every way. Nice music. Voice is beautiful, and lyrics very poetic. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and d/l'd. T
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alackbass said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
The vocal gave me chills! You've got a lot of Anne Wilson happening in this tune. But it still remains instantly recognizable as you. Great song. I love the doubled acoustics. Another Natalie tune I must download!
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PeterB7858 said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Great vocals
Hi Natalie. The subtle backing arrangement allows your vocals to take absolute center stage - where they should be. I really like your voice. I like Allen's understated guitar and bass work too. Good song! if you're selling your soul on eBay let me know :-) Regards, Peter.
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strangedream said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Oh geez......
Lol.
AllenDean said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
ebay
i have been bidding, and it keeps telling me reserve not met...
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awigze said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
better and better
Oh Natalie! This is more than great vocals. An emotion I've not heard many places in my days. Guitar work really supports this. Great!
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rok41 said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Soul To Sell
First off Nat, I love this key for you. This is right in your wheelhouse and brings out that wonderful character in your voice. The lyrics are piercing and memorable. Allen did a great job on the backer and Allen's mix is dead on. Great post!
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egobandit said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
beautiful
some parts gave me goosebumps, Allen sure knows how to create such a cool sound scape to sing to, I like the way you just let it go , you can feel it in your voice.
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RazorsKiss said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Thank you
In preparing for this song, I only wrote the music. I let Natalie do what she does best, gave her free reign and waited to hear the result.
I have written and sang on literally hundreds of songs, yet this one keeps me up at night. I listen to it again and again, hearing tiny nuances in her delivery and inflection and it very nearly brings tears to my eyes. The emotive, pleading, desperate sound in her voice is haunting.
This is the fist master I have done in Logic Studio...I love this program. If anyone ever thought that Pro Tools was still the industry standard, I'm here to say with the power and simplicity of LS it won't be for long......
Thanks to everyone for such nice comments!
AD11
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tonestones said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
Beautiful. Love the guitar work. Really beautiful vocals. Production is excellent. Very impressive work.
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crissew said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Like this a lot
that guitar sounds like a heavy metal medley calm before the storm type thing. I think you could take this into some hard rocking in the chorus and that would really give this song impact. Sounds great as is though, vocally excellent as always. Great to hear something new from you!
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crissew said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
BTW
I am thinking an Amy Lee type thing as far as the type of heavy sound I had in mind.
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magnatone said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
good grief, this is fabulous nat! your voice just sounds sensational - what an intensely haunting song - guitar is perfectly set back there and those subtle backing vocals are just right. congrats to you both!
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strangedream said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Thanks to all for listening
I really appreciate it.
H3nry said 2267 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Wow!
You really let it rip, and Alan did a wonderful job of contrasting restrained backing. Excellent lyric. Excellent vocal. Excellent clean mix. Just all 'round XLNT!
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Carrie71 said 2267 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Soul to sell...
Great vocals! Love that voice. Guitars are played perfect for the mood of this song. Great job.
RazorsKiss said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
As always,
Natalie amazes me at every turn.
We have tried to work together for at least a year now, unsuccessfully... This one was fate, or destiny, or whatever you call something this powerful.
You are my dear friend, my muse, and I cannot wait to hear what else we come up with!
AD11
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TracyVosh said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Chills!!
My goodness girl, your voice gives me the chills! This is awesome from vocals and content to production. Love it!!
Gaylen75 said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
nice
Perfect vocal, compelling lyric and idea. Love the guitars and mix.
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davisamerica said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
it is about angst ...
allen is a master and this is just wonderful.... downloaded.... Nat u rock...reminds me of "Dog and Butterfly"...an ancient gem i suspect you don't know...deep bows guys.
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Sigmund said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
I simply LOVE your performance on this - it is amazing!! Thank you!
Sig
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finkeldink said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Very well done
I was kind of wondering what Allen was up too. I guess this answers that.

Great job to the two of you.
Top Notch!
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Jim Bouchard said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
great song!
I like the way the vocal dances over the guitar part. It's brilliant in the way that every bit of harmonic variation is wrung out over this accompaniment. Not exactly a traditional or conventional crafting of melody, that's possibly the mosed inspired vocal part I've heard in a while. Areas of possible improvement: I feel like the guitar is a bit thin when compared to the timbre of the vocal, which is gorgeous. That's partially made up for by the chorus effect on the acoustic guitar but perhaps there's a bit of low end missing. The guitar part could be a bit creamier, I think, but I may be wrong. This is a brilliant song. Very good. Much appreciated.
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RazorsKiss said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Guitar
Now, this was a challenge.. It started out with three harmonies and some really tasty low end stuff...
In the end, it ended up sounding the like battle of evermore, and Nat's voice was swallowed whole...in the beginning, i only had the guitar riff... No melodies, no lyrics, nothing...i sent her the mp3, and my whole directive for her, if you will, was to make me cry....she did that, made my hairs stand on end, and even though I have been mixing and mastering this for weeks, I am still listening to it, and hearing subtleties and nuances...I decided soon after I heard her vocal performance, that the guitars would be so simple, they could not be even there, and it would not matter....
I mixed this using several different monitors, as well as two different types of headphones for reference, and I do agree, the low end could be better, as evident with the plucked notes at the very end, but it seemed to lower I got the more I fought with her frequencies... So I called uncle, and made this the Natalie Scibetta show...
I'm glad I did.

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen, and comment. I have been away from MacJams too long, and this is one hell of a way to make a resurgence ( even if I'm not singing...ha! )
AD11
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J.A.Stewart said 2266 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Bullseye
Spot-on performance and production. Vocals are sweet and emotive in just the right measure.

Nicely done. ;)


--- Joe
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particledots said 2266 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
lovely
stuff
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dimm witness said 2266 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
thanks
for the heads up on this ... missed it earlier.... things fall thru the cracks around here... great performance and great mix :-)
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hackneybloke said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
soul to sell
incredible natalie. it's only a matter of time.
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Skweryl said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
SKWERYL THOUGHT THIS WAS JEWEL!
AND SKWERYL LOVES JEWELS! INCREDIBLE!
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RochaMalhada said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
great song
Great job on this one Natalie, what a gorgeous and well contrived melody and lyric over a well built simple guitar base. The combination is suspenseful and beautiful. Allen - dig the major at the end, too.

. - Harold
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jiguma said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Wow!
Now that's impressive. Natalie, you have one of the best voices here of course, although this performance is still surprisingly excellent. Allen, I agree with Jim about the guitar, but can't really offer any useful ideas about it. Unlike Jim, I'm not crazy about the chorus effect - gives me the feeling of something not quite in tune. But hey, I'm clutching at straws here to try to figure out how to improve an already excellent piece of work from you both. I'd be totally happy to come up with something even close.
Great work - and good to see you back at MJ Allen.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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RazorsKiss said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
I think
The chorus effect you are hearing is coming from the multilayering of the tracks...my acoustic for this one is an Ibanez AEOl which has a fishman piezo with tuner, three band eq, and phase slider.. There are three tracks for the verse sections and three tracks for the chorus sections...the only effect on the guitars is a reverb, the sound design reverb in LS..I think I used a medium piano room with the wet at -18 and the dry all the way up...chorusing can occur when your guitarist s more of a heavy metal elected guy than a finger picing acoustic guy, too....LOL
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Moviz said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
excellent
work by both of you Allen and Natalie.... both at the top of your game and a great song..... the vocal is wonderful and the guitar playing and sounds captivating, regards M
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neilh79 said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
Really great work Natalie you got it all going on here. The guitar is beautifully played and the vocal is just beautiful well done
J_Gretch said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
What a pretty voice!...and the tasteful guitar work is spot on.
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dave_b said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
Strong imagery in the lyrics "chalk outline on my soul", "hollow like the heavens". The expressive vocals carry the emotion in the lyric quite well. I think the song could be stronger if the energy level into the chorus was increased, either through a melodic rise or through arrangement/dynamics. Also, the chorus/hook "soul to sell" is only heard once, and it definitely bears repeating.
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strangedream said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
I'm glad
You enjoyed the lyrics. Thanks so much for stopping by.
drakonis said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
steely razor sharp strings
and poisonously passionate singing, with lyrics that never ever hit bottom. Nice work you two. I would have balanced the two tracks a little, by cutting back on the highs on the guitar, and boosting the highs a little more on Natalie's vox, the current mix makes her sound slightly muffled and "in a different space" than the much-more-present guitar. Overall, a really haunting and well-done piece of music, I'll buy tickets and popcorn! :-)
ttfn,
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RazorsKiss said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Thanks
For the comment!
I did try to give her more highs, but the s factor became too prominent... Followed that up with a deesser...back to square one... So, I simply took the high cut of the reverb, and boosted the highs of the reverb to make up the difference at the back end of the track....
The fishman in the acoustic has so much bite, I very nearly had the mids jacked highs flat and bass over halfway... I should have probably used old strings... LOL....
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Alannah said 2265 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Beautiful ....
... nuff said ....
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strangedream said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thank you!
Alannah, it's always nice to hear from you. Are you coming to Eduard's bash next month?
gadzooks said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
Wow... love the lyrics and your singing really grabbed me. Wonderful mix ... the guitar is real nice and full.
SG
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SISTERS said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
AWESOME
very nice, natalie - you've done a great job of packing this full of emotion. "when you whisper, dust shivers/I can bring you home from hell" - wow. those first ethereal harmonies were something ELSE. the guitar is gorgeous. this is a beyooooot. anne
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strangedream said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thank you, Anne!
I appreciate your stopping by. This song is pretty magical.
racerat said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
You guys did a killer job. This just drips with pathos. I have the same feeling as Jim and Neil about the guitar. It may be vacating the competitive freqs for the sake of the vocal, but there is an over-chorusing affect, whether it's an actual chorus or not that seems a little tricky, tinny and over processed for the directness and clarity of the vocal delivery. I'd love to hear a version with a single mic'd acoustic. As it stands it has a real Metallica intro vibe to it. Just my impression, take it or leave it. It's a gorgeous song - really lovely - Natalie really nailed it.
Thx!
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gator4040 said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
brilliant
This was amazingly beautiful and just so full of emotion. The mix sounded incredible as well. just beautiful....
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strangedream said 2264 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Thanks boys....
So happy you stopped by to listen. And thank you for the feedback.
KCsGROOVE said 2263 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
great vocals
and cool guitars
Beautiful song!
KC
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papag said 2263 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Sold
Nice work all around. Love it!

thanks for the download :)
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ktb said 2263 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Soul to Sell
Natalie, you keep topping yourself. No easy feat. I can hear Allen's sweet brush in the impeccable backing tracks. Left me a little breathless.
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RobLeBanc said 2263 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Speachless
...utterly speechles.

ok, maybe not totally. All I can say is, this is one of the most superb things I have ever heard on MJ. Not taking away anything from any of the rest of our fine folks here, but sometimes a piece of music goes beyond the boundaries of what you expect to hear. This had my Jaw on the floor from the first vocal phrase to the last guitar note. Perfection! This is talent that should be heard by millions, not hundreds! The song writing is haunting, deep, and sublime.
Bravo!!!!
I was touched
Thanks Natalie and Allen!!!
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strangedream said 2263 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Wow
That's a really deep compliment. Thank you so much for listening and I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
Doadars Uncle said 2262 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Wow
Amazing expressions! Totally enjoyed!
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Bob Rodgers said 2262 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
A
great performance and superb vocals, I really like your voice.
Lovely guitar intro and then your vocals come in.........just superb!
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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strangedream said 2262 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Thanks, Bob!
Your support is much appreciated.
mvh9591 said 2262 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Nice___
Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Saltaireguru77 said 2261 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Soul to sell
What a perfect blend of light and shade. As always a stellar vocal Natalie and mixed beautifully with those gutiars. Great great song, excellently delivered.
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Llarion said 2261 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Mmmmmm...
Love the big range of timbres in that voice... delicate and bashing all in one phrase... Lots of control, just delicious. The ominous desperation in the tone of the lyric and delivery is super appealing as well. Clean and dimensioned production too; polished and poised! Thoroughly enjoyable piece, you have a new fan... :)
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Soundhound said 2260 days ago (June 14th, 2011)
Very, Very Nice....
Piece of work, outstanding vocals love you dynamics they are true
to your core, I can tell your really feeling this....
And the track is as slick as ice, very well done ....Raz...

You two work well together, solid team......
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FatherTime said 2256 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
nice clear sound and vision
powerful voice, I think it was at its best in the in between moments where it was meandering a bit. People with no soul to sell might call it freedom.
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Philip18 said 2255 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
Powerful
There's an edgy quality to this, a depth that draws me into it. Outstanding vocal - full light and shade with an overriding urgency. Thought provoking lyrics. I like the driving guitar, too. Thanks for sharing it!
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Ed Hannifin said 2255 days ago (June 19th, 2011)
About time...
I was really, really ready to hear some good, solid singer songwriter stuff on MacJams again. This is a good song, and one heck of a vocal performance... I don't know how I hadn't heard your stuff before, but now that I have I'll have to check out more...
strangedream said 2254 days ago (June 20th, 2011)
Thanks, Ed!
Really glad you stopped by. This is one of my favorites. I like simple stuff sometimes...less distraction from the message.

Nat
mahler24 said 2247 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
hi
You have a beatiful voice, and i loved this song! maybe some strings would thinken it out a bit, not that it needs them. its beatiful b
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bigdaddycee said 2244 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
A true Vocalist!
.....rare find these days......glad I found you.

.....haunting delivery.....perfect pitch.....the backing track and the vocal support and augment each other splendidly......

.....maybe one day you'll sing for me......

Peace!
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chinaman2 said 2229 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
hey Nat
god, I really miss those vocals :) ... & this just slays. great job
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strangedream said 2226 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks, Mannix!
Hey, how are you?
TobinMueller said 2154 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Careless love
Love your voice. I dig your free lyrics style. Really nice use of harmonies. Cool feel of internal thought achieved. I prefer less reverb, more intimate diction, closer presence. Also, I was wondering why you finish the song "be careful with love" since you clearly are not caring about carefulness in any other lyric. Consider a more devastating ending lyric.

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AllenDean said 2134 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Tobin
Thanks for the comments. i originally wanted a nrealy dry performance, with a room verb to give it a moody feel. but, you know singers.....LOLOL!
please check out the mastering i did on it at my new infection page, and see if it grabs you better...i kept the guitars nearly completely dry, and the only effecting is on Natalie's voice...

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I.G.M. said 2145 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Really beautiful
You got a wonderful voice, I really dig!!
The composition is very nice, too. (Who composed the melody line??)
I would have used a bit less reverb or delay, you should not cover your voice with such foggy effects.
Would love to work with you sometimes...

AND: You really look great!! :oD

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Fire_Angel said 2016 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Superb.
The iTunes store would lap this up. Singing ability like this is very rare indeed.
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carbon said 1970 days ago (March 30th, 2012)
holy
shit. your voice is amazing.
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AllenDean said 1681 days ago (January 13th, 2013)
Update
I went and listened to this again last week.my, oh, my what a long way i have come since this mix.... Yet, the song is strong no matter what...
So, since i became obsessed with getting it right, i remixed, re recorded and remastered this track, which you can find on my AD page.
This was one of the most fun collabs i ever chose to involve myself, mainly due to the raw talent present in every note Miss Scibetta utters. And, i knew a guy singer would just screw this up...hahahahaaa.. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed this track, and i encourage you to try out the remaster...
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say said 729 days ago (August 23rd, 2015)
wow
You have an incredibly beautiful voice !

Hope you're still singing & hope you come around here sometime!

One of the best voices I've heard here, no doubt about it- so thankyou !!
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