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Beyond a Dark Horizon (Remix)


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Cantor

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Inspired by Tenessee Vic, I did a remix of this song. Hope it's better than the original.
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Song Stats
Hits: 5185
Comments: 20
Fans: 6
Plays: 411
Downloads: 268
Votes: 18
Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005 - 02:47:18 PM
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2005 - 02:46:38 PM Last Played: Apr 28, 2019 - 09:07:27 AM
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Hardware:
Aluminum Powerbook, US-122 Tascam, uh... that's about it
Software:
GB 2, loops, loops, and loops...
Comments
said 5302 days ago (February 13th, 2005)
Yes
A much better mix than the previous version - very
excellent!
Iseae said 5302 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
Wow...
Wow, you have quite the vocal range. Great song!
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Iseae said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Wow...
I checked out this song again, after your JS post. I really thought the 45rpm
sound in the intro was great, but I thought it could be a little shorter, it
started to loose my attention. I also felt that the verse could use a little
beefing up. the chorus is so great and rich with harmony, that it leaves the
verse feeling a little lackluster. I also felt that the verse vocals seemed a little
strained, they seem to be missing that big soul gospel sound that emanates
from the rest of the piece.
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BlackLily said 5302 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
wow
I don't know if its better than the original but its pretty
darn good
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TobinMueller said 5301 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
Exhilerating
What a great morph from 78 record to crystal clear sound.
makes for a thrilling beginning. This is really solid, well
done. Love the mandolin, the chorus, the chimes, the
overall passion you put into this. Maybe more organ, and
more organ sounds (for alternative organ stops and
textures) to add to the live gospel feel. But an exhilarating
track.
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Syncopatient said 5301 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
Oh yea, give me that Gospel sound
Groovin! This is great. Ha!..on my IPod. This mix is very
balanced, the vocals reside at the perfect level. Love that
organ...great vocal command BTW. Simply an excellent
song.
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Cameron said 5300 days ago (February 15th, 2005)
great combination...
...of live and looped sounds! Really well-combined.

Your vocals are excellent, and the background vocal stuff
is REALLY great.

Very nice overall mix. This song is well-crafted and
performed. I would have liked to hear you pull out more of
the stops, let loose a bit sooner in the song. But you rose
to the occasion very well in the latter part, starting with
the words, "I was down on my knees, begging someone
please....". The intensity built up well from then on.

The violin (trumpet?) lick at the very end seemed a little
out-of-place, coming out of nowhere. That might have
been more effective placed earlier in the song.

Overall, this song is well done.
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ThatNation said 5293 days ago (February 22nd, 2005)
This is sweet, Cantor!
BTW, this is Dan if you weren't sure...but when I listened to the first version, I thought "yeah thats kind of cool, but maybe it was missing a little touch. And with the remix, you really blew me away with the vocal harmonies and the cool loops. Like most ppl have said, you do have a very good vocal range, thats probobly why you have the occupation that you do...Great job! and keep coming out with new stuff!
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Tom Atwood said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
I have some thoughts
about this excellent song, but I think I need to listen to it
a few more times. Some thoughts about rhythm and
tempo, double time, maybe more presence in the lead
vocal.

Something that might really add variance and suprise
would be to suddenly drop all instruments at some point
and create a true a capella section, where your
outstanding vocal work could really shine.

I would love to hear you sing the parts on some of my
acapella pieces (Holy Temple and Take My Hand.) You
really have a great range. This song is so much fun. I'll
return to it when I have more time. Great job.
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Peter Greenstone said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
I thought I already commented....
...but I guess I didn't. So here I go. This sounds
absolutely great! My favorite part is that intensely,
inspiringly, soul-shaking chorus. Wonderful arangement
and rich mix. The only thing that sounded off was the
organ lick at the end just as the song was about to fade
out; too loud and perhaps not quite the right variation of
that chord to go with that part of the song. Other than
that one minor thing, WOW all around.
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chikoppi said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Take me to the river!
This is a fantastic song for so many reasons. I love the gospel revival theme, choice of instruments, and very intentional character of the piece. The vocals are a standout and the choir sounds large and authentic. Great production.

I think atwood is on to something with idea of an a capella break. Something about this piece makes me think it deserves a big ending. Maybe using that a capella section just before the final section would add an exclamation mark?
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Cantor said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Take me to the river!
what if i made the a cappella section that part with the tubular bells? i can
take out the bass & organ, leaving behind only the vocals. would that do it?
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packosmokes said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Wonderful
That's a really strong remix of the original track. The
transition from an old victrola to full blown sound was a
great idea! Not sure I'm a fan of the echo on the verse, but
the background "oooos" are balanced perfectly under. I
still love that chorus, too.
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ka-klick said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Hmm
I agree w/ Israe that while the '78 effect is very cool it
might do w/ a bit of trimming. I think I would have cut
over after the first phrase.

I also love the mandolin in there - I'm a sucker for them.
In fact the arrangement overall is top notch.

There is a veiled quality to some of the male solo voices
hat doesn't quite work for me, though it's great when they
aren't doing that.

The violin at the end w/ the counter melody is wonderful.
really nice arrangement.
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aclarke said 5281 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Excellent
This is really a fantastic song... I'm sorry I missed it the
first time (spending too much time listening to "Pumps
Your Blood" I guess).

As noted by others very neat transition from vinyl to
digital... best use of that effect I've seen here.
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Boris the Bull said 5205 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
thoughts from the bull...
love the intro. whenever i hear a scratchy intro, i sit on
edge waiting... waiting to hear what's coming.

in this case, this was a terrific lead into something
wonderful. love the choir-esque voices! production is
really well done. hard to believe there's "loops, loops, and
loops..." i can see a family or a congregation performing
this at night in a small hall or something.

great message in this, as well. excellent job and thanks
for sharing this!
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mthoder said 5092 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
wow!
Great layers of voscas
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drakonis said 5038 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
delightful
The intro was great, and just when I thought "Okay, that's enough,
hope it doesn't repeat.." it didn't and kicked in. Incredible voice &
range (repeating others). Very beautiful gospel-like tune, sounds like
something stolen right off a Broadway show. Agree with Tom that if
you dropped everything out in the middle for a bit as a mostly a-
capella span, it would add variety, and more punch when you brought
things back in. Argh, the violin was only at the very end? Would like a
little more of that for the ending. Would like a little more bass-boost
on the bass loop. Great stuff!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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said 5038 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Alleluia
This is very well done. Vibrant. Celebratory. Melodious. Memorable.
Swell collection of voices. Love it, Cantor.
Autopilot said 4952 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Very inspirational
I like the up-beat chord progression. Has a certain inspirtaional feel to it. Good stuff
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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