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I've re-recorded the vocals and played around with some aspects of the mix. LE8 has a terrific final mix comp called "Refresh and Medium Compression" which really evens the mix out without destroying dynamics.
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Turning back to Wideawake
Now I can breathe again
There's an empty sky behind me
There's another man shouldering my burden

And if we die tomorrow
We'll leave colours in the air
And should we burn tomorrow
I'll be glad that you weren't there

Touching down at Wideawake
Your voice is all I hear
There's a distance between us
There's a chance that I'll do it all again
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Uploaded: Feb 24, 2009 - 10:23:38 AM
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2009 - 02:01:21 PM Last Played: May 29, 2019 - 12:36:19 AM
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Feter said 3800 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
Excellent production ...the vocal works just a top notch ..very bright and
powerful acoustic strummin ..very nice song ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tempie said 3799 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
hey man commented before how much I like this tune. Really like the "Turning back to Wideawake" concept. Vox this time are killer - you're best imo - love the bass/mid/high harmonies with three leads, very cool. Reminds me an awful lot of REM. Also has a Toad the Wet Sprocket feel. You've found your solo style too - mid 80's Jesus and Mary Chain - I dig it. Production and mix sounds great too. So, keying off of your comments on the last posting of this tune, were you a pilot in Iraq or Afghanistan? Or on the ground there? Just being nosey.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3799 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Thanks man...
... I appreciate the feedback. Check yer inbox....
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anomalous said 3777 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
good to me. i hear some michael stipe/rem in there, certainly in the vox. its a cool song, im digging it.

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Willywagga said 3777 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
Nice song
As others have said, REM vocal feel, but nice song, wistful tone to the lyrics.
Fresh and clean
The guitars sound great

Myself, I'd edit the intro announcer thingy somewhat, but that's just me.

Overall really good

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3777 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
... the "radio chatter" was always a risk. It's one of those "artistic" notions that sometimes get the better of me.
I'm very pleased with the vocals on this. I worked hard at them and it paid off.
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Nick_Flash said 3773 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
it definitely has that REM feel as others have mentioned. Also has a 60's type sound to it. Cool song.
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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