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Carry Me Down - feat. strangedream and rok41


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Sigmund

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"Carry Me Down", originally recorded early last fall, is another one of those tunes that has sat on the shelf for awhile. It has also turned out to be one of the more challenging productions I have done. At one point I was ready to re-record everything and almost completely start over. And at least one other time I considered throwing my computer off a cliff into the ocean. As Gadzooks pointed out on one of his recent tunes, rock music is an animal all it's own, and can be very difficult to mix. The experience has ulimately been positive, as I learned a LOT about mixing on this one, and once again I got to play with some world class talent, which always makes things so much more fun.

Incidentally, they are:
Natalie Scibetta - All vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Flynn 9rok41) - bass guitar
Gregory Pascutini - drums
Sig - everything else

Special thanks to Chris, for on this one he listened to, and gave valuable feedback on many more mixes than is reasonable to ask of any one person. And he never complained once!

Our drummer, Gregory Pascutini, hails from Paris, France. The drum track on this song is programmed completely by hand; it is not live and no loops were used (disclaimer - I LOVE loops!). One of the finest programmed drum tracks I've ever heard!

On behalf of the band, thank you so much for stopping by to listen. Please take a moment to tell us what you think. We sincerely hope you enjoy "Carry Me Down".

Sig
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Lyrics
CARRY ME DOWN
Words and music - Natalie Scibetta

You kiss me, but coldly
You’re tired, I’m lonely
You’re trying, but barely, yeah
And will I sink below the surface,
Not to feel or think, and thus
Leave behind the agony of us

Chorus
Carry me down to where
I can’t hear the sound of you leaving
Sleep somewhere else, cause I
Don’t want to watch you breathing
This is something cold, if I were someone else
Would I feel this old?

And after all you preached about
And after all you talked about
And after what you said about not giving up
Tears can’t put out these fires that you start
They will blister and burn me till death do us part
I know

Chorus

Bridge
Feel my pain
If you can feel at all
Hold my hand
Don’t let me fall
Are you blind?
Splash your eyes with holy water
Can’t you see
That you did this to me?

Carry me down to where
I can’t hear the sound of you leaving
Sleep somewhere else, ‘cause I
Don’t want to watch you breathing
This is something cold
If I were someone else
Would I feel this old?
If I were someone else would I feel this old?
Song Stats
Hits: 3668
Comments: 71
Fans: 38
Plays: 231
Downloads: 0
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 06, 2012 - 07:30:52 PM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2012 - 07:50:04 PM Last Played: Feb 23, 2017 - 03:20:57 PM
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Comments
magnatone said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
WOWZERS! more later - D/L'ing this right now to add to ipod playlist for the motorcycle trip we're on right now! THANKS!!
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magnatone said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
oh bummer!
no D/L - well, I totally understand! Just know i WOULD if i COULD!
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Hi Karen!
You know we love seeing you here. This band truly appreciates your support - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
alackbass said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
I didn't know you had an acoustic! I'm always blown away by the work the three of you produce. And a big tip of the cap to Gregory. Another must have for the iPod! Downloaded!
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alackbass said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
NO DOWNLOAD!
Oh the humanity!
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Hey Andrew
Thanks for stopping by - I was going to say, if you downloaded you'll need to tell me your secret! Hey my friend, we all really appreciate your support here - thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
by the way
thanks for pointing out the acoustic - that's actually Nat - I went in and corrected the info above...
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bassjam04 said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Wow-Chris said this was going to be good;this is fantastic! I love the tune and of course stellar performance by all no doubt.Love Natalie's voice and phrasing; your guitar tone and playing is wonderful;and bass master Flynn-again the exact right bass track and tone for this tune! Good call on the acoustic intro.Glad you stuck with it-it was worth it!

Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Hello Brian
Thanks for stopping by our page to have a listen. I love working with these two - if you see my song page that becomes obvious! We all appreciate your nice comments as well - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Gaylen75 said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
wow
I bet everyone is thrilled with this. I would be! This is a show worth seeing. Just need some Sig clones. Everything first rate.
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Hey Gaylen
This is the song I was talking about in my email to you. Glad you stopped by to listen, and we all appreciate your comments and support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Carrie71 said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
carry me down...
Awesome song! Great job by everyone!
Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Hi Carrie!
So nice to see you stopped by to listen and leave such a cool comment. Chris, Nat and I really appreciate it!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Symphony101 said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Blown again
once again, by the beautiful melodies, rich arrangement, awesome performances, wonderful vocals. Superb work, you did good not throwing your computer off the cliff after all :-))))))))))
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hi Yves
So glad you made it by to have a listen - you know we all appreciate your continued support here! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment as well!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
gail60 said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Goodness Gracious!
This is fantastic in Every aspect! So thankful you didn't give up on it as it is such a keeper!! Seriously, everyone and I mean everyone, shines throughout this great song. Thanks for making my morning a great one ;) Wow .....

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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hi there Gail
Thank you so much for stopping by our song page and having a listen, and for leaving such a nice comment. This is an incredibly talented group of players, and I feel so fortunate to be able to work with them - we all very much appreciate your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
gadzooks said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Yeah ... really like the acoustic and piano at the start. It's mellow to begin and just builds nicely from there. It's amazing when you work on a tune how you can't hear it objectively after a while. It's obvious from listening to your mixes and playing that you are a perfectionist and I admire that. I just spit ideas out getting bored with them quickly and wanting to move on to the next. This is just so well crafted and the performances are, well, like you said "world class". I am so impressed with the programming of the drums and Sig your guitar playing is so fluid. Chris know's how to lay it down and Natalie's vocals are a stand out. Deep bows of admiration on your mix Sig.
Cheers
SG
Oh... and I really like the art
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hey Stan!
Great to see you stopped by for a listen. It's probably fair to say I'm a perfectionist, but I got to hand it to you too - you don't obsess over your mixes like I do, yet yours still come out sounding great. I love how mine sound in the end - it's just the rocky road I have to traverse to get there that sucks lol! Anyway, the band truly appreciates that you took the time to stop in to listen and leave such a nice comment, so thank you!
Sig
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Feter said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Incredible production and mixing work ..this is speaking of real talent on panning and volume levels ..the dynamic from acoustic guitar into full rock orchestra is amazingly done ..sweet vocal ..great guitar work as always ..you should be proud of this ..this is tight ..thanks a lot of sharing !!
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hey Feter
Thanks man, for stopping by to listen and comment. This band truly appreciates your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Bowman said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Filled
with passion and excellent musicianship. An amazing work.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hi Charlie
Thanks for stopping by our song page. Taking the time to listen to our music and comment means a lot to all of us!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Fire_Angel said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Fantastic.
Not much else to say; everyone involved has done their bit incredibly well, and all are world-class talents, including the lead guitarist on this. Vocals are mind-blowing, Natalie should be world famous.
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Sigmund said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hello F.A.
Thank you for stopping by our songpage and checking us out. All of these players deserve world wide attention, in my opinion, as they all have tremendous talent. I feel very fortunate to not only be able to play with them, but call them friends as well. We all very much appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment - thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Philip18 said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
I like the choppy acoustic that starts this off. Natalie's lyrics always have something to say and her vocal is always full of power and emotion. Neat harmonies, too. Love the lead lines and the solo from the electric guitar. Chris is a great bass player - keeps things steady then has a bit of flair that adds excitement. Steady drumming that also has good variety. Everything has its own space in the mix. Superb work!
Sigmund said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hi Philip!
So nice to see you stopped by! We always appreciate your nice and thoughtful comments, but I especially appreciate your comments on the mix, which was an absolute BEAR! Thanks so much for your support here - it means a lot to us all!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Soundhound said 1757 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Very good Song....
Good feeling rock piece, great vocals the hole project sound outstanding
solid groove.......Yep...top shelf stuff here.....

I really like it a lot.....
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Sigmund said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hello there SH
We really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - really means a lot to us. These three players are simply amazing to work with -can't wait to do more! Thanks again!
Sig
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TvRicky said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Love this Magic!
Opening Guit kicks it in and Nat's So Soul Vox thurns us left and then all ya'll just get it Man what a Band of Gypsy's here. Play it my friends take us there! Yeah@! Enamored by the wonder in this oh so magnificent Composition! The band plays on! Sing it Girl! Sing it! Wonderful Mix and Production!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Sigmund said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Hey Ricky
So glad you made it by. Nat, Chris and I really appreciate your continued support here at macjams - means so much to us - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
lyzak said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Fine Band!
My sentiments here, are much like on "Everything Changes." I so enjoy the way you all work into these tunes! Gets me in a great place, then, great lyrics and buildup.. the production.. Gotta say, I'm an awed fan!
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hi Greg
We so appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment on our work - it really means a lot to all of us - thank you!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
egobandit said 1756 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
cool drums
would love to play with that program The tom tom part was my favorite part, Natalie really gives it the emotion in all the right ways! Sig your laying them leads down and mixing it up nice
Tops!
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hey Tim
Yeah, that center bridge section came out pretty cool, and Greg did an awesome job, as did Nat and Chris as well. This is a great group of musicians to play with - I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to create music with them! We all appreciate your support here - thanks!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
abzwork said 1756 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
Carry Me...
Most delightful is the flava here...among your best for me...the flight crew assembled here are in superior mode and sparkles abound...sassy mixx takes this over the top..every thing and every note tastes like sweet perfection...Par Excellance lives here and the guitar glisten in its sunlight, true smiles my friends...:):):)peace
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hey Erin
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. You have such a flair for it! We all really appreciate your support here, and are glad you enjoyed our work!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
lholden said 1756 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
Carry me down
Sat on the shelf for awhile? Well, good things are worth the wait! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing... a very enjoyable listen:)
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hi Laura
So nice to see you stopped by to have a listen to our latest work. On behalf of the band, I thank you for your time, and very nice comment!
Sig
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SCJohnson59 said 1755 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
This is ...
RADIO READY!!! enjoyed my listen :)
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hey Scott
Thanks for coming our song page to have a listen, and for taking the time to leave such a nice comment - we all really appreciate it!
Sig
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mvh9591 said 1755 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
Very Nice____
Awesome job! Well recorded performances and mixing.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hey Michael!
Great to see you here - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Your support here means so much! Thank you!
Sig
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Henke said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
The agony
is in the voice and lyrics, not in the mix! A great piece, as always when you are in control :-) Thanks again for sharing!

Take care,
Henke
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hi Henrik
We are all so happy you stopped by our song page to listen and comment. The band and I thank you for your continued support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Vic Holman said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
well, i guess we are all glad that you didn't toss the computer over the cliff.

great production and performance from all involved.

funny how mixing can go smoothly on some songs and throw you a bone now and then. perseverance paid off
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hi Vic
Yeah that cliff looked attractive for a minute, but then what would I do? Hey man, thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - we all really appreciate it!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Les_Kloo said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Huge sound. Good work with the mix. Tip o' the hat to the band. I was about to compliment the drummer on an incredible performance, then I read the description. So I will compliment Gregory on an incredible piece of drum programming. Vocals and bass are terrific, of course. "Everything else" ain't too shabby either hehe. Guitar lead is nice and meaty. Congrats.
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Sigmund said 1755 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Hello LK
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - and a very nice comment at that - we all really appreciate it!
Sig
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dave_b said 1754 days ago (July 10th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Strong images in the lyric "Tears can’t put out these fires that you start
They will blister and burn me till death do us part". The vocals bring out the emotion in them really well. The all-star band makes it sound easy, the guitar solo was a high point for me. The mix was just ok for me, it sounded a little muffled.
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Sigmund said 1753 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
Hi Dave
Thanks for the stop by, to have a listen and to comment. This all-star group DOES make it sound easy - that's why I love working with them. I appreciate your honesty on the mix - it was one of the tougher ones I've done. To almost quote Socrates - the more I learn about mixing, the more I realize just how much more there is to learn. Thanks again, from all of us!
Sig
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awigze said 1754 days ago (July 10th, 2012)
World class
Indeed! This is as good as anything Ive heard anywhere. Of course you have chosen wisely in surrounding yourself with great musicians such as these.
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Sigmund said 1753 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
Hey Andy
Nice to see you made it by for a listen. You know this group - surrounding myself with this kind of talent is really a no brainer. Thank you for listening and commenting - we all appreciate it!
Sig
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davisamerica said 1753 days ago (July 10th, 2012)
in
credible
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Sigmund said 1753 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
Hi Jack
LOL we all appreciate your detailed and heartfelt comment - thank you!
Sig
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RochaMalhada said 1753 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
thumbs up

great build in detail. really nice work from everyone, guys

. - Harold
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Sigmund said 1753 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
Hi Harold
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. The folks in the band and I truly appreciate your time and support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
PatriciaGirl said 1752 days ago (July 11th, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Ha! Natalie is a piece of hardware-too funny :)

I am so glad you stuck with it and didn't throw your computer off the cliff. It would of been a sad loss, because we wouldn't have the pleasure of hearing all your wonderful talents!

With regards to the percussion, I would never known that the drums were programmed-great job!

Keep rockin guys!

patty
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Sigmund said 1745 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Hi Patricia
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. The band and I totally appreciate your support here!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Songwriterz said 1746 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Wow
Pro stuff!! Love the arrangement and vocals are just totally pro! Very nice work - love Heidi
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Sigmund said 1745 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Hi Heidi
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our song page. We really appreciate your nice comments and support!
Sig
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tonestones said 1741 days ago (July 23rd, 2012)
Carry Me Down
Beautiful. The orchestration is fantastic. Love the mix, the dynamics. Great guitar/bass lines. I agree with your comment about the programmed drum tracks. They are outstanding. Great job.
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lengold said 1733 days ago (July 31st, 2012)
Fantastic
collaboration.
Cheers
Len

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sammydix said 1716 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
Carry
been net jonesing for a while, but now i'm connected with the world again. just wanted to catch a few favs, so i've been jumping around.
everybody's tight and right on the mark. what's you guys and gal secret? and the mixing is as sweet sounding as usual. another killa production.
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FEEL said 1704 days ago (August 29th, 2012)
Very nice
Love the arrangement and everyone is spot on. Digging the hard driving guitar. Lots of nice changes through out but still keeps the basics intact. Nice rock ballad. Thanks for sharing.
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scaustrita said 1694 days ago (September 7th, 2012)
Very Nice Live Track
Outstanding vocals and harmonies.
Great band & guitars...

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paul f. page said 1685 days ago (September 16th, 2012)
points of interest
so mNy places in this wonderful song that just shine: unexpected rhythms, piano work, guitar riffs, and,of course, a killer vocal performance. You also use the strings so effectively and organically in what is essentially a blistering rock track. wow. that lead at the bridge is about as good as they come. What an impressive composition and production. I am much impressed.
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Bowman said 1649 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
This
Rocks Sig.
I heard this a while ago and gave it another spin and loved it.
There's a coiled power in this that's compelling.
Enjoyed again,
Charlie
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Char said 1641 days ago (October 30th, 2012)
Fabulous
guitars and bass and drums. Stunning song. You've got the mixing down, I think. Thanks.
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jordifiol said 1641 days ago (October 31st, 2012)
carry me down
great collaboration, great song, everything is perfect, voice, bass, guitars, the drums are awesome, guitar solo is terrific. And the strings too! Good work
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AllenDean said 1608 days ago (December 3rd, 2012)
ok
listened to this a couple times:
acoustics are a touch thin, but have an old kind of 1930's half track vibe. normally, i would say, right no, but when the rest of the production comes in, they don't sit in the same world. might i suggest, taking the intro part, and making it sound like an old radio or lp recording, then go full blown digital when the orchestration comes in? that might give it a different dynamic, without having the acoustics suffer…
again, the best vocal performance happens when Ms. Scibetta opens up her chest and belts. these are the best sections of the song.
guitar solo was really good- maybe a touch hot, but well written and performed.
i enjoyed this song. this type of music has become a kind of theme for your team- perhaps an album? followed by shows? take care!
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