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After touching base with a few of you guys,,,especially John...It occurred to me that life's to short. Prompted me to share what's going on right now. This is what we worked on in the studio this afternoon....My son Josh on guitar, piano,and Drums, my bud Greg singing , and me on Bass, Cello, and Strings...Hope you enjoy....ps We know that the timing is off in spots but just wanted to share a new idea.
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Uploaded: Mar 20, 2016 - 06:57:02 PM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2016 - 08:06:08 PM Last Played: Oct 29, 2017 - 09:06:31 PM
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Philip18 said 608 days ago (March 20th, 2016)
All I'll Ever Need
I like the arrangement. The various instruments - especially the guitar and the cello - work well together. Evocative vocal. It's good!

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J_Gretch said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
thanks Phillip
It was a lot of fun putting it together.
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FEEL said 607 days ago (March 21st, 2016)
I'm somewhat partial to Cello
My second daughter use to play one in orchestra. The youngest plays the viola, I think the tone of those two instruments have to be my favorite. Your son is a talent, oh how I wish I could get a family member interested in the guitar. Greg emotes so well when delivering the message. Thanks for sharing.
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J_Gretch said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
thanks John
Yea it's great to have another guitar player under the same roof, we are always bouncing ideas of each other.My daughter is beginning to take an interest in music now, in the back of my mind I'd like for her to pick up the cello.,,Thanks again for the comment.
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PeterB7858 said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
All I'll ever Need
Liking the acoustic vibe of the intro. Greg has the angst dialled up. The arrangement works well and I like the use of the piano. I think the cello is a winner, too. Nice one, guys. Thanks.
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J_Gretch said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
thanks Peter
Yea Greg has a one of a kind delivery, we're blessed to have him around. thanks for the comment, good to hear from you.
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DWL said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
Excellent!
I really like the mix of instruments. The cello is a nice touch and it's a good clear production.

A fine vocal performance.

Yes, a few nits perhaps but they are minor and with such quality material they aren't important.

Cheers

Dick








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J_Gretch said 606 days ago (March 22nd, 2016)
thanks Dick
I appreciate you hearing the good in this. We'll probably redo it again someday but just wanted to share it....thanks again for the comment man.
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bronco said 605 days ago (March 23rd, 2016)
Good arrangement
Nice use of the various instruments. Like others have said the cello is really nice. The vocal kind of startled me at first because I wasn't expecting that tonal quality and emotion in a soft song like this but I grew to like it more and more as I listened.
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J_Gretch said 605 days ago (March 23rd, 2016)
thanks Tom
We're thinking of doing a more "pure" version in the future, but went with the alt rock thing for now. Good to hear that you grew to like it. Comment is much appreciated. thanks again.
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MikeRobinson said 605 days ago (March 23rd, 2016)
Actually, the timing that you self-describe as 'off' ...
... is one of the nicest aspects of this composition.   There is a lot of variety between the various phrases in the song:   instrumentation, time-signature(?), and rhythm/syncopation.   Very nice, and passionately sung.
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J_Gretch said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
thanks Mike
Astute observation. Can't tell you how many times we have reworked a song and lost some of the dynamics that made it special in the first place.... I always say it's like catching lightning in a bottle. Your comments are very much appreciated.
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Hickling_Stan said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
Enjoyed
I like the emotion of this and the tempo breaks, the instrumentation and that great vocal. Put me in mind of one or two early Hickling Stan songs we used to do back in the day. Mind you we never had a cello!!!
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J_Gretch said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
thanks guys
Good to hear this song takes you back...thanks for stopping by with a comment. Much appreciated.
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grah3am said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
Feel is more important
It sounds more human than metronome accuracy. I like the cello - you don't often hear one. Good, show, chaps.
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J_Gretch said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
thanks Graham
I'll take being human as a compliment :)....So glad you liked it. I really enjoyed your latest "Eyes on the Moon"...thanks for the comment, much appreciated.
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Warren Smith said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
Hauntingly beautiful
There are so many different ways to produce a song that sometimes it's overwhelming .. and it's easy to magnify the flaws instead of seeing the good points. This song is loaded with good points. And besides, who wants perfection? I think it's way more important to sit down and just do it the best that you can do at the moment (yes, life's too short). If you can circle back to it again, that's cool, but over-producing is a bigger killer of songs than worrying about a few flaws. (This is easy for me to say because I seem to specialize in flaws.)

Love that cello!

You should post the lyrics. (I always seem to say that.)
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J_Gretch said 604 days ago (March 24th, 2016)
thanks Warren
Your comment makes me think that posting this as is was probably the right move. So glad that you hear some of the good stuff I heard while mixing it...Your comment means a lot,,,thanks again.
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stevel said 603 days ago (March 25th, 2016)
Good stuff
Cool song…love the arrangement of guitar, piano and cello. Lovely finger picked guitar on this. Classy!
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J_Gretch said 600 days ago (March 28th, 2016)
thanks Stephen
Thanks for stopping by with a comment...much appreciated.
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sammydix said 602 days ago (March 26th, 2016)
What's
been going on since I haven't been around? I keep hearing all these great mixes! Love the upbeat chill flavor of this. Where's Woody?
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J_Gretch said 600 days ago (March 28th, 2016)
thanks Sam
Yea I feel the same way...been doing some catching up and finding lots of good music.Glad you are still around creating.Also glad you like our latest offering.That would be Woody singing this one,,Greg is what I called him when we were kids,I still do most of the time. Good to hear from you Sam,,thanks for the comment..Much appreciated.
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paul f. page said 599 days ago (March 29th, 2016)
Many nice elements...
...in this recording, especially the mournful cello track. I really like the simple arrangement which serves your vocal so well and without getting in the way of it. I didn't hear the imperfections you speak of in your notes. Maybe it's those that give this such a genuine quality. ... I'd bring the vocal UP in your mix. Too soft and sometimes gets lost. ... A rather mournful song.
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J_Gretch said 599 days ago (March 29th, 2016)
thanks Paul
Thanks for your ear..."a genuine quality" is about as good a comment as anyone could get. I know how much you love music and appreciate your thoughts...thanks again.
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yohmar said 587 days ago (April 10th, 2016)
wonderful song
guitar & cello together is super
much enjoyed song
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J_Gretch said 452 days ago (August 23rd, 2016)
thanks Omar
Thanks for taking time to comment.Much appreciated.
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AllenDean said 518 days ago (June 18th, 2016)
hi
my name is Allen Dean. i have been around MJ since 2007, starting out on GB, then moving onto Logic Studio.
your production is wonderful.
i would love to know more about your process.
what Daw, plug ins, native, or otherwise, mixing, mastering and anything else you would be willing to share in your process. through my monitors, this mix is superb. for a weekend warrior, I'm awe'd.
i can take my answers off air, if you prefer.
thanks!
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J_Gretch said 452 days ago (August 23rd, 2016)
thanks Allen
Sorry I haven't been around. You can PM me or I'll get back to you soon....So glad that you appreciate what we do.
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Proliferous_Rose said 458 days ago (August 17th, 2016)
All I'll Ever Need
Really nice song and production. I also like the contribution of the cello.
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J_Gretch said 452 days ago (August 23rd, 2016)
thanks Herb
Glad you liked it.
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Doug Somers said 449 days ago (August 26th, 2016)
All
The understated strings are a nice touch here. You guys sound great together. Lots of solid emotion both in the vocal but in the whole production. It must be great to play with your son!
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awigze said 431 days ago (September 13th, 2016)
All I'll ever Need
Yes, enjoyed... I really like the addition of the understated piano. everything works well. You guys are having too much fun tho! Interested in your choice of photo. says a lot but I am just not sure what... :)
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J_Gretch said 27 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
awigze
"to the edge" That's a picture of an insane asylum that I took years ago. Thanks for the listen and the sincere comments,,, means a lot.
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eanbardsley said 431 days ago (September 14th, 2016)
That is how its done,...
very nice, moving.
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J_Gretch said 27 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
thanks eanbardsley
Thanks eanbardsley, so glad you like our song. Going to check out your latest tune right now...
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Weekend Warrior in the Studio.... I have a family and work full-time so weekends are when most of my music gets played.I got back into playing music about 3 years ago after a very long layoff....almost 20 years.,,,Last time I giged on a regular... [see more]

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