Now it works, thanks! Nice ballad, so much feeling! Just the piano and the voice (great work) carrying the weight of the song. I love that harmonizing keyboard track in the background on the second part of the song.
Wow, that fast switching between channels effect at 1:15 is so dizzying! Did you produce the song?
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Yes produced and wrote it but I do not play on it really (some odd notes to mess with piano players heads It was recorded in just half-a-day at a different studio for us Lodge studios. I had planned it to be an acoustic + cello piece but then someone else had lock out of our studio and with a mounting pressure on our timetable it forced us elsewhere.
I swapped at the last minute to just the piano. I felt it add a nice colour on the record and we didn't have anything else like this on any other track so I felt it was worth a shot.
Thank you for your likes everyone and kind comments (BSJ and Uno). I agree Emma has a wonderful voice, she was a joy to work with. there was no tuning software, that is all natural performance. She was meant to be a co-singer with a male vocalist (ala beautiful south) but her performance was so good i just used her in the end. Chrissie Hynde-esque i thought.
You are a great songwriter, dillwyn ! Great stuff. I agree with the chorus being catchy. Those semi-arpeggiate chords in the second verse sound quite Wilbury to me. Thanks for sharing.
Isn't there a male vocalist (barely audible) in the chorus?
Thank you all these kind words from such good songwriters makes me feel like I did something right occasionally
No actually I asked Emma to sing at the very bottom of her register. i had this idea about lower octaves ghosting/shadowing the main vocal. it is ok here, she did everything I asked but I went on to develop it further (using software this time) on a project that never saw release.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
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BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT