Reviews for "After They've Gone"
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 5:35 AM
Lyrical and lovely! Your writing skills are up there with the site’s best storytellers, like Panu himself.
The way the strings slowly build around the guitar part, and then reach a crescendo is really inspired.
And the song ends on a real grace note with panu’s guitar.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 5:40 AM
Beautiful voice as usual, Ciggi. A great remix! The lyrics are rather sad; With a floating feeling present in the backing track, that I find well suited. The girl in the lyric is doing a noble thing… Even if she is wistful for her old life.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 5:45 AM
You paint a picture of a hard reality in a very touching way. I think the mix works really well. Thanks for including me in!
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 6:26 AM
Outstanding and definitely your best offering here so far. Ambitius, yes but it was certainly worth the effort. For me this is like a sorrowful British folk song elevated to here and now 2010. As the admiral says, your lyrical skills are up there among the best (which I already knew), your vocal delivery of the lyric is full of sentiment and emotion and now you’re up there as a great remixer too. Congrats, Cig, it’s masterclass.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 6:26 AM
This sad but beautiful and touching Ciggi. Very lovely to listen to.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 6:56 AM
Once again you use song to express thoughts and emotions not generally shared. This time with a sweet & sour, somewhat discordant, backing to suggest/support that something may not be right. A doleful dose of another’s interior. I like it very much.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 7:57 AM
The lyrics and vocal are superb as they always are, and if there are any mistakes in the mix I can’t hear them.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 8:05 AM
We are all used to Ciggi’s excellent singing and lyrics - but this is a great mix too.
Come on Ed’s, reach for that Pick button!
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 9:02 AM
the lyrics read like poetry. the vocal & mix are very British, and quite perfect.
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 9:47 AM
Ah yes!!!! You did a wonderful job of combining a vast myriad of source material to create a song that has gorgeous melodic offerings, lovely dynamics (when the flute part comes in after “glass and chrome” my delight is ignited!) that remain gentle while moving the song along, your lyrics and singing continue to be unique, first class and delicious! You go girl!!!!!
permalink Sat, Jun 26, 2010 @ 1:35 PM
I add my accolades to the above reviewers - the lyrics are full-blown poetic. Your singing so appealing - the various backing musics really enhance the longing and melancholy.
Truly splendid offering my Dear.
permalink Mon, Jun 28, 2010 @ 9:54 AM
The circle is complete when you move from working and adding to finished slabs of sound to creating your own tracks.
Its quite obvious a site like this has nurtured a new avenue for your creative output and kept you out of `the shed.’
Sounds to me like you are nicely on your way but get some tough boots, as its a road without an end.
Thank you very much, LS. Your words of wisdom do not fall on deaf ears (or only in mixing terms!); I did enjoy doing this one but it’s made me aware of just how fine and refined are the skills of you proper, top notch mixers. Daunting but inspiring. xxxx
permalink Tue, Jun 29, 2010 @ 2:12 AM
Way cool, Ciggi. Big time story telling. 43, single and wants her parents dead! Very graphic.
Fade in intro worked well.
Your story had me flashing back to younger daze listening to the melancholy intro of “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” by Carly Simon.
Hello, TRF. I’ll let you into a secret. The idea of the song was inspired by ‘Beaches’ which is an all time favourite of mine. I was thinking of the ending of your mix as the woman in my song finally breaking away and having a ball! Thanks so much for your review. xxxx
permalink Wed, Jun 30, 2010 @ 2:56 PM
I finally get around to hearing this, and it’s rather lovely, now isn’t it?
Yes. Quite lovely.
All of it, actually. You should keep this up - making use of the vast library at ccm to create your own thing. You’re already quite good at it, and I can only imagine what it will sound like when you’ve done it for a while.
permalink Fri, Jul 9, 2010 @ 9:16 AM
WOW! Another devestating lyric. I can identify with our heroine here…I think most people are afraid to express a dark or “selfish” persona in songwriting, but when someone actually does it, everyone can relate to it. I always feel a little self-conscious when I put a “mean” song out there, but then when people relate to them I stop feeling guilty because they make the listener feel not so alone and less guilty. Probably too long of a comment. Anyway great song, though I prefer a dry red with my solitude. :)
Not too long at all because it’s fascinating stuff and I am so, so pleased that you ‘get’ the lyrics. I don’t feel guilty about this kind of subject because I think everyone has these thoughts and they are natural and human. I feel mean when I’m being bitchy!! Thanks, Lisa. What’s great about this site is that it pulls like-minded people closer. xxxx
permalink Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:22 AM
Love it. Absolutely. The raw emotion… the honestly… Your voice is incredible (as usual) and your mixing skills impressive. This makes me think of Joni Mitchell… her “Blue” album… with James Taylor on guitar.