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Letting go (w/Henri Roger)


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apb

 Genre: Ballad

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A couple of years back, the extremely talented French pianist (and Macjammer at that time) Henri Roger, gratiously requested in a thread for some tunes to work on: I jumped at the chance of a piano rendition of my song "Letting go" previously posted here as a very simple acoustic guitar/vocal capture, and Henri came up with the goods!

I have been meaning to re-vamp this tune for 2 years but not found the time or the vocal inclination. Today I got the chance and the urge ... enjoy.

Piano: Henri Roger
APB: the rest.
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Lyrics
Letting go 'ain't so easy,
Someday, I'll let you know.

I see it in your eyes,
I see it in your smile,
I see it in your face,
That I've been wasted.

I know there's time,
An' I know this time...
Song Stats
Hits: 3277
Comments: 22
Fans: 23
Plays: 121
Downloads: 85

Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011 - 09:20:17 AM
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011 - 11:30:37 AM Last Played: Apr 16, 2019 - 11:39:55 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Rode NT1-A mic,
Mac mini,
MOTU Traveler.
Kawai K1,
Henri Roger's piano.
Software:
GBv3,
Ozone v3.
JP4.
Comments
Daugrin said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thanks for this tune!
This recalls Nilsson... which is a good thing. Sounds like you enjoyed doing this one, kinda angst, with the hopeful ending, again, very much enjoyed this arrangement...

Daug
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alackbass said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Letting go
Great song. Nice chord changes! I love the simplicity of the lyrics. Very nice vocal!
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HenriRoger said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Great surprise !
Hello APB just got the link to the song.
I'm very happy you found the time to work on it and you did a great job !
I love this song from the start :-)
Thank you !


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apb said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Merci Henri
glad you enjoyed this mix and that you still have a presence at least here at MJs still- what happened to your uploads? I love your piano in this. Sorry for taking so long, hopefully worth the wait.
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Bob Rodgers said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
A
lovely song Alan, love the chords and the vocals are excellent. Very nice harmonies too.
I also love the simplicity of the lyrics, very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

Bob
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magnatone said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Letting Go
i didn't realize henri had left MJ - i'm really sorry to hear that. you've done a beautiful thing here around his extraordinary piano alan - way to go!
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davisamerica said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
woa alan....
been missing Henri around here. The vocals and lyrics are just amazing ..lol..they even brought caroline into chat looking for you... no nits just total enjoyment.
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PeterB7858 said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Left me wanting more
Hi Alan. I like the smooth vocal and harmonies. This simple song is nicely filled out by the piano and an excellent sounding mix. Left me wanting more... Regards, Peter.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
You did it...
... and made the right song choice for Mr. Roger. I love the simplicity of this. Great to hear from you again, apb. We need to catch up. We haven't talked in ages! I hope 2011 is good in your part of the world! :) (and I echo those who miss Henri Roger here!)
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DWL said 3017 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
This is great
Henri does a great job with a good song.

Impressive

I wish I'd seen that post!

Cheers

Dick
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composerclark said 3016 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Beautiful and moving
I love your singing, the harmonies, and the whole song. It works extremely well with piano, and kudos to Henri for doing this. My only nit is that I'm not crazy about the piano sound; it seems a kind of heavy sound (a bit "thumpy", if that makes any sense) for this song, and it sounds like it's continuously linked to a string sound, which sounds good some of the time, but I'm not sure it does all the time.

A beautiful song, though!
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michaeljayklein said 3016 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Applause...
Piano and strings are always a beautiful combination and that was good choice there (fine work from Heni at the keys there). I liked this song--your vocal work is very natural and intimate and you delivered it beautifully. Thanks for sharing this one!
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egobandit said 3016 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Wow
simple fresh and well delivered, Beautiful tops!
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alfredthepelican said 3015 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
good stuff
thanks for the download
cheers
Mark
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jiguma said 3015 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Good one Alan
Henri was/is a favourite of mine - his jazz playing with his band was sublime at times. I'd never have picked him as the pianist here if you hadn't mentioned it (as Clark has said also I think). Not to say there's anything wrong with the piano of course - the whole song has come up so very very well. Great vox and harmonies, and a neat song.
Neil
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TERRAPLANE said 3015 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Letting go,,, A ballad
superb guys,, Thanks for the DL,,T
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sschedra said 3014 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Alan
Its a winner! The production is really clean and the vocals intimate and pure. What is Henri up to now?
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HenriRoger said 3014 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Thank you.
I'm glad the song gets nice comments :-)
I agree the piano playing/sound should be more soft.
I had a very good time when I came at Macjams it's been great to listen to many good songs and meet nice musicians and singers and also make a few collabs.
I had the luck 2 years ago to get a online music distribution deal with a European digital label named "Believe" wich gave me the opportunity to sell all my albums on all online stores. I have put all the music players on my macjams page all the music is streamable for free.
Later Facebook appeared and it's a great tool to meet french artists, it's easier for me to talk with ...
I think being at macjams requires to be active with listens and comments,I don't have enough time for this now.
I play with 2 bands from the french riviera and solos projects.
But why not make some new collabs here from times to times ? :-)
Henri


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FEEL said 3013 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Nice
Everything fits together well. Those are some fine vocals/Harmonies that compliment well this fine piece of music. Just wished the song was longer.
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jdholliday said 3012 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Alan
This is really good, great vocal, love the simple yet effective lyric, and Mr. Roger played this beautifully, well done friend.
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blaky smith said 3011 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Enjoyed
I love what you have made here Alan. Talented collab with Henri, love your vocals, perfect on this music...
Marc
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Loob said 2993 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Very good!
Sometimes simple is better! Thanks for sharing!
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