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The Raven (collab w/ alanfraser)


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aclarke

 Genre: Hard Rock

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I was intrigued by this song of alanfrasers when he first posted it and essentially begged him to let me have a try at singing it. So here it is.

Alan wrote the song and lyrics and created the music bed. I mixed my vocal with the MP3 track he provided.
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Lyrics
See: Eyes of the Raven by Alan Fraser (collab w/ RonnieLong)
Song Stats
Hits: 5156
Comments: 35
Fans: 1
Plays: 310
Downloads: 167
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Feb 09, 2005 - 03:23:39 AM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2005 - 08:28:46 PM Last Played: Feb 14, 2019 - 06:01:02 PM
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Comments
MiMi said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Cool
Cool voice! It is a good contrast to ronnielong's vocal
version.
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aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Cool
Thanks, Mimi. I liked Ronnie's version too. I heard the vocal a little differently and just wanted to give it a shot.
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Archy said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Classic.
Major flash back to "Eyes of a stranger" by queensryche.
Nice classic metal, with a good solo, but shouldnt the solo
be harder and more dominant?? The vocals are perfect,
harsh, breathy and commanding.

Archy
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aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Classic.
Hey Arch- thanks for the compliment. I didn't have any control over the music bed, that was provided by alan as an mp3. I pretty much left that alone and just mixed my vocal in. Glad you liked it!
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SlimGirlFat said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Wow
You have a great voice.
I would have gone one step further and tweaked them
with a couple of effects to really mix them in, a touch of
distortion would perhaps give it a little better mix in this
type of sing. However, this is a good strong vocal
addition.. and you sing this very very well..

SlimGirlFat
aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Wow
Thanks SGF! I admit I was trying to keep the effects of the vocal to a minimum and never even considered distortion on a voice track. I'll try it tonight.
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said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Vocal adds new...

Edge to this song. You bring a lot of feeling into this performance that enhances the overall song. Both versions I like. I found in the first one I was more drawn to and aware of the instrumentals. In this version your vocal interpretation captured my attention. Great performance here.

Jack
aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Vocal adds new...
Thanks, Jack. I really wanted to make it sound different from the other version. As always I appreciate your comments...glad you liked!
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Peter Greenstone said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
major improvement
Your vocals are a trillion times better than the originals. You should add some screamin' heavy metal harmony vocals to it. Blow the roof off.
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aclarke said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
major improvement
Thanks, Peter. A trillion is an awfully big number, though :) I'll have to see if I
can dig down deep and find those screamin' harmonies! Great idea!
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Mystified said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Great interpretation
... of this piece in the excellent vocals!

I'm glad you decided to do this!
Now, get busy and post some more songs! ;)
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said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Nice
vocals aclarke........ but this is one fucking bird that I wish would die. How many different version of this lames ass song do we need to hear.
Pie said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Iron...
...Maiden :-) touch of the Bruce Dickinson's about this vocal. Neat :-)
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aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Iron...
wow...that's the first time I've ever been compared to Bruce Dickinson. Very
cool. Thanks for the listen!
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Z293 said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
I agree with Pie
It does have an Iron Maiden sound to the vocal. You've got
guts
to post a version after two people before you already have
and I think you managed to add something to this version.
Nice job and Alan you started it all.
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aclarke said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
I agree with Pie
Thanks Z. I was going to wait but decided the interpretation was different enough. Now I need to finish some of my own.
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hacked_to_pieces said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Nice
job on the vocals you do have a nice 80's metals vocal
style and the comparison to Bruce is valid. The only thing I
didn't like was the vibrato used on the last word of each
verse it was over exaggerated. Other than than you did an
outstanding job.
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alanfraser said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Wow!
I didn't know you had uploaded the tune! I'd said your
voice sounded too sweet but it sounds nastier here and I
do like that. I still think you ham it up a bit too much but
your voice is strong and I suspect you can do pretty much
whatever you want with it. Thanks for doing this. It feels
pretty cool that you'd even want to.
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alanfraser said 5274 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Wow!
P.S. I didn't rate it as it would be like partially rating myself and that wouldn't
be right. Thanks again.

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aclarke said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Wow!
I tweaked the settings on the vocal track using more reverb, slight echo and
compression and it did come out a little darker than the bare track. I know
what you mean about "hamming it up"... in that I delivered it more like a rock
opera piece than a heavy metal song. At least that what I thought when I read
Hacked to Pieces' comment.

Thanks for letting me put my spin on this song. Keep Rockin'!
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alanfraser said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Wow!
I don't know your politics but my next one is a political metaphor and it's
savage. I don't know if I'll name Bush specifically but it has to do with
drinking the blood of dead virgins to make your skin stay young-looking.
This is based on historical precedent and that's what makes the metaphor.
Dunno if you're up for something like that as it's got to be hard-core metal,
rock-opera definitely won't do it. I want to rip the skin off that sick bastard's
bones. Anyway, think about it. Maybe a three-way collab with you and
Ronnielong?? Anything's possible.

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Check out my latest song called Too Much or Not Enough - Live at 20th Century
Syncopatient said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
That voice of Yours is GREAT!
Not to mention you have complete command of it.
Excellent job on this. It is exciting to think of the different
genres you're vocal ability will afford in future projects. I
look forward to hearing more. Super work!
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ronnielong said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
HA!
Geeezzz how many times is this tune gonna be posted?!!
Oh well...not bad man....like Alan had mentioned- it was a
little "cheesy" at times....almost too over the top in some
places. But to each his own, right? Nice voice man, but I
just don't dig the 80's metal opera thing...

However- its still better than my version!!
hahahahahahaha...

and Oddly enough, I Am an Iron Maiden fan.... I just
wanted to stay far far away from that sound on this
tune...but it fits for some reason...

Keep postin'!! :)
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aclarke said 5273 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
HA!
I would have waited longer to post it but patience has never been my strong suit. Oddly enough I never listened to Iron Maiden that much back the day. Thanks for the listen and the feedback.

So I guess my plan to record this in eight different languages probably won't fly, huh? :)
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Iseae said 5269 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
A little too loud
Greaat voice! Though it could be mixed down a little
lower, they're overwhelming the music bed. I agree with
slimmie, maybe a little distortion would add an extra
dimension to your voice.
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aclarke said 5268 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
A little too loud
Thanks Iseae! I actually mixed this down from where I originally had it. As the
song had already been posted a couple of times I did want to accentuate what
I was doing (singing only) so the vocals were left up intentionally. I really
appreciate you taking the time to comment!!
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TobinMueller said 5268 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Solid
Solid. Nice balance. Love to hear the perfectionist coming
thru. Nice track.
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aclarke said 5268 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
Solid
Thanks for the listen and the comment, Tobin. Still trying to figure everything
out. It gets a little easier with each attempt.
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jschultz76 said 5255 days ago (February 28th, 2005)
thanks!
now i'll be scared of ravens for the rest of my life!

great mix of raspiness and smooth vibrato! a hint of freddie mercury. awesome
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trilevel graphix said 5248 days ago (March 8th, 2005)
cool
The bottom end just rips me, i am really into guitar tones,
what axe are you using

rock on


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aclarke said 5247 days ago (March 8th, 2005)
cool
Thanks for listening... I liked the guitar part as well. It's actually another MacJammer, alanfraser. I believe he used a strat on this.
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stevec said 5196 days ago (April 28th, 2005)
oustanding!
set the way back machine for '86! totally reminds me of H.S. i can easily imagine crusin' with this blastin & the windows down, headbanging & scarin' the neighbors. Nice job.
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screaming.org said 5018 days ago (October 23rd, 2005)
great vocals
I'm impressed with your pipes. you've got that
prog-band vocal style down.

(The musical bed you've got to work with was
inspiring, I can tell!)
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BigBagofPORNO said 4928 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
woah
reminds me of iron maiden. don't know why. cool. couln't find ronnie's
version?
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aclarke said 4927 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
woah
Cool- thanks for the comment. I think Ronnie pulled all his old songs in a
Guinness induced haze one day. They're slowly reappearing.

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