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A Sort Of Loving (w Sschedra)


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There are a few versions of this floating around including one with Loob (more to come on that I understand!), but thought I'd share this version, with some great violin from Stephen Schedra for you to enjoy. Thanks Mr Schedra!
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2010 - 09:05:34 AM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010 - 07:01:56 AM Last Played: Jan 26, 2018 - 01:28:59 AM
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alackbass said 2808 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
A Sort Of Loving
Good tune and wonderful sparse arrangement. And very nice violin by Stephen.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Violin
I was lucky that Stephen spared me some of his not inconsiderable talent to add to this song. A very kind gentleman. Thanks Andrew.
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Symphony101 said 2808 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Great listen
I am not familiar with the song, but I love what I hear. Really cool style. I like Stephen's violin very much !
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
One of my own!
The original mix (see comments below) have more details about the song and I generally tried not to get in the way of myself too much and leave space for some additions. Those who can, do. Those who can't ask someone better to help!
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jdholliday said 2808 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
very cool song great backer
not sure I understand the description?, is this a cover? Who's playing what? who's singing? who wrote it? etc.?
All the same, very well done, great listen.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Sorry guys
I forgot to explain! This is one of my songs. My original post here without the violin is
http://www.macjams.com/song/62787

I asked for arrangement advice and had a few kind volunteers. This new post is Stephen Schedra's contribution. Loob also has done a version, which is ongoing. The latest version is

http://www.macjams.com/song/63197


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Moviz said 2807 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Wonderful
depth in the sound here and a lovely performance of a good song.... the violin sounds wonderful with the guitar accompanying your excellent vocals.... nice lyrics too, regards M
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Thank you Maurice
I can't take credit for the lyrics, as they were written by a friend of mine called John Carlin but we sat and worked out how the melody should go together. I think the violin Stephen contributed lifts it beautifully. Thank you for taking the time to listen.
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johnwhitehead said 2807 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Sort of
I dig your singing. Interesting & enigmatic lyric.
Lovely acoustic arrangement with fiddle. Excellent post.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Thank you John
I'm not keen on my own singing voice and this take has more than a few missed notes, but I recently sent a few more vocal takes to Loob for the version he's working on. I'm looking forward to hearing what he does with it. Thanks for the listen and glad you enjoyed it.
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Hickling_Stan said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Good tune
and an engaging vocal arrangement. I think I might have upped the violin slightly in the mix, it sounds really good. Cheers mark
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Saltaireguru77 said 2807 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Sort of loving
I'm always playing with the mix and will take your advice and boost the violin next time I'm in the song file. Hopefully Mr Schedra won't think I'm selling him short! He was very kind to offer to take time and send me the track and I love what he's done. Oh, if I had his talent.....
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ted23 said 2806 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Nice
Enjoyed the song a lot. I like your voice and it's slight accent. The strings are cool.
The song itself is arranged really well and you guitar tone is sweet.
Cool song
Saltaireguru77 said 2805 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks Ted
It's funny, whatever accent comes out when I sing isn't my speaking accent (possibly an interesting topic for debate). I remember a band in my hometown of Belfast who sand in their own accents and generally got laughed at, despite actually being very good. Anyway, I digress. Glad you liked the song. Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment - I appreciate it!
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mrattue said 2805 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Accents
Nice song. Permit me to advance a pet theory? Accents are music in themselves, an musical echo of where you are as a person. The song and the vocal accent are essential partners in a harmonious sound. The accent places the song geographically wherever and whoever sings it, just as a speaking accent places an individual. Songs that dictate an American accent (most songs!) are of that country, whether they are written, performed and recorded on the other side of the globe. Songs in an English accent (English folk) are essentially English, and so on and so forth, coming naturally out of the local environment that produced the accent in the first place. Perhaps your friends were trying to sing against the grain of the song? That would sound strange. Some bands move from one country to another in terms of accent, a famous one is the Beatles. 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Penny Lane' for instance are almost entirely English in that respect, though they contain slight mid-Atlantic inflections from time to time. It is interesting that they are both written specifically about locations in the UK. 'Drive My Car' and much of their other material was definitely much further west. The interesting point is that i am sure that they never thought about it when they performed the vocals. They just did what was natural.

Right, stop. That's more than enough, isn't it? Probably all tosh.

Enough rubbish from me.

Very nice song, and i enjoyed the violin.


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Saltaireguru77 said 2803 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Accents
Interesting theory Marc! I enjoyed reading this and definitely gave me food for thought. I think the guys in that band were just using their accent as a gimmick, on reflection. I (and by the sounds of it, most other people) thought it was ridiculous.
Regarding Lennon and McCartney, the weird thing is there's not many places where their natural Liverpool accent creeps in at all, not that they had particularly strong ones anyway. During "All Together Now", McCartney's phrasing of the word "Orange" is the only time I can think of offhand.

Anyways, good discussion point. And glad you liked the song!
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Brian D said 2804 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
:)
I like this a lot. you should post your lyrics. nice playing and singing all around and I like the "in your face" direct mix. well done :)
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Saltaireguru77 said 2803 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Brian
The lyrics are up on the original version
http://www.macjams.com/song/62787
I was just too lazy to type them out again. Thanks for the kind compliments on my playing and singing. Glad you liked it.
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sschedra said 2804 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
To all
I think the song in progress with Loob has tremendous potential. I just made a quick sketch here with the violin to suggest its beauty in the piece to Stephen. I think Loob has recorded a real violin part and more (from what I heard) and it promises to be a real winner. Stephen is more than kind to give me credit when his great song is just a hit waiting to splash. Can't wait for the final.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2803 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
I am indebted
Thanks once again Stephen for taking the time to do this for me! You're a gentleman. More power to ya!
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fasteddie said 2803 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Dude
I freaking love this!

I heard the version from Loob. I am so glad I ran across this version.

These are some of the most heartfelt vox I've heard in a while.

I absolutely love the guitar too. That gives me chills bro!

I'm going to do some acoustic work soon. I hope that I can do something even half as good as this.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2803 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thank you Michael
Very kind comments. Having heard your stuff (especially that latest with Dani - awesome!) I'm sure your acoustic stuff will be great and look forward to hearing it. I'm expecting at least fourty three times better than this! Perhaps fourty four. =)Thanks for the listen and the kind words.
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dancedivine said 2799 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
beautiful....
Very smooth & mellow... Love it!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2798 days ago (September 21st, 2010)
Thanks Olivia
Very kind of you to stop by and comment. Glad you enjoyed it. Loved John 1 by the way - comments on the song page on their way!
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magnatone said 2797 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
A Sort of Loving
well for starters, i had no idea stephen (schedra) ALSO plays violin - GEEZ! this is great, the guitar/violin combo is luscious and flowing. wonderful vocals - thanks you two!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2796 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
Thank you Karen
I don't think there's much Mr. S can't do! I was very lucky he agreed to join me on this. Cheers for the kind comments Karen.
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drakonis said 2797 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
great work here
A gorgeous song, that is standing the test of multiple versions/collaborations, bravo! Wonderful guitar and violin work, S&S. And the singing is grand, great voice and delivery. I would pick on the mix a bit, though... the vox track sounds ever-so-slightly "boomy", you may want to suppress the midrange slightly (this is noticeable in my headphones, anyway.) But what a sweet ballad.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2796 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Eduard
My mix skills are definitely in development! It's a leaning curve I'm slowly surfing upward... metaphorically speaking. Glad you liked the tune and thanks for the kind comments sir!
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