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The Colour of Blue
by SackJo22
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Sun, Oct 11, 2009 @ 8:57 PM

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CiggiBurns
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 12:41 AM
This is fabulous on so many levels I don’t know where to begin - but I will anyway! Your voice is warm and intimate, perfect for Narva’s lovely lyrics; the backing vocals are spine tinglingly beautiful; and the b/t is just terrific and so accomplished. You’ve worked some serious magic with this one, SJ. xxxx
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 7:50 AM
Thanks Ciggi. You make me blush.
VickyDan
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 1:27 AM
You are so on top of your talent. A ray of sunshine in this foggy morning ….
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 7:51 AM
Merci cher Vicky.
onlymeith
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 2:56 AM
Excellent work. I had put the voice more focused on the stereo, but in any case , a marvel of composition. The backing vocal are sweeping. Thanks for sharing this with us.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 7:53 AM
Thank you so much for your kind words.

Quote: onlymeithI had put the voice more focused on the stereo

I was not sure how to make the vocal track (as well as guitar) a stereo track. Recording hints and tips are welcome!
 
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permalink   timberman Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:08 AM
Call me!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:13 AM
I don’t have your number.
 
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permalink   timberman Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:30 AM
Would you call if you had it?
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:34 AM
What do you think?
 
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permalink   timberman Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:38 AM
Blushing
 
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permalink   panu Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 4:23 AM
if Per’s being mean to you, call me!
error404
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 7:05 AM

:) This is the Love song….
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 7:54 AM
Narva9 is a terrific songwriter. This is her lyric and melody. I am so pleased you like my treatment of it.
timberman
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:18 AM
What a pleasant surprise to come home to after a dreary monday. This sounds like a theme song to a summer romance that sadly ended after the vacation. The George Harrison-esque bridge and the Lennon-esque verses are just great and your singing…your voice sounds so relaxed, intimate and comfortable with these lyrics. Mmmmmm……love it. So much!
 
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permalink   timberman Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:20 AM
Really love it!
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:26 AM
Oh Per, thank you so much. I’m so glad you like this track. I really loved the classic melody and lyric penned by Narva9 — it was a pleasure to sing.
Speck
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 12:59 PM
A lovely song indeed. Nice arrangement too. Mix-wise - immediately noticeable is the spacious effect of the panning, which is cool… until the lead vocals come in. I’d center that. Mind you I’m no master of the craft. It is a lovely piece.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 1:57 PM
Thanks. As for the panning — I could not figure out between my hardware/software how to fix that.
colab
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permalink   Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 6:31 PM
I think this is a big step forward for you in using other people’s sources to create a track. Sounds very natural, very real.

I like your vocals on this track. Nicely restrained - very emotional.

Great job.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Mon, Oct 12, 2009 @ 6:35 PM
Thank you so much Mikael. I really appreciate your kind words which are very encouraging indeed. As indicated above, I had some technical difficulties that I am still trying to sort out…but I was just so excited to get the arrangement and vocal done, I went for it anyway.
panu
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permalink   Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 4:20 AM
SJ, this is really, really good! great presence & control of the high freq’s, subtle harmonies are perfect & just a great demonstration of advanced mixology. did i say your vocal got me off?
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 7:50 AM
Thanks Panu. I’m totally blushing now.
Anchor
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permalink   Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 6:24 AM
Lovely Work S.
The ethereal harmonies are perfect and the melancholic horn a nice touch.
Your mixing skills are really quite good - that’s because of your sensitive ear and penetrating approach to composition, I’m sure.
Loved it.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 7:50 AM
Anchor thank you for your sweet comments. I am so glad you loved it.
narva9
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permalink   Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 11:07 AM
It’s awesome. You are awesome. It has a great Roxy Music doo-wop feel. Ethereal yet grounded. And the backing track is sublime.

I think this is how this song is supposed to sound. Thank you so much :-)

n9

ps - from now on I’m sending you all my songs to sing. :-)
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 11:18 AM
I am so glad that you are pleased! It was really important to me that you like it. It’s such a lovely song and I really enjoyed the entire process of learning the song, arranging the track, and then recording the vocal. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift! And I would be honored to keep singing your songs.
Carosone
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permalink   Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 11:27 AM
I’m with narva9, hearing Roxymusic here. great mix and great song. the backing oohs are a candy for my ears, the mix is an incredible good result if we assume that it comes from a woman who doesn’t even know how to pan a mono source!!! I also like the ending, with that keyboard chords coming out in the very end.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 11:34 AM
Thank you so much for your nice comment, Carosone. Narva9 is a wonderful songwriter. I am looking forward to my upcoming efforts (including one in Italian), which I hope will include technical improvements, such as stereo!
Niemandsland
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permalink   Wed, Oct 14, 2009 @ 10:29 AM
a beautiful song. The instrumentation is very simple, so your voice is very sensual good effect. The second voice is beautiful. Together they weave a scarf made of silk. A drop of vermouth for me is the saxophone. It does not fit organically into the song. If you specifically for a song of you need a saxophone to measure - short mail and I play for you. warmly J├╝rgen
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Wed, Oct 14, 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Thank you Jurgen for your kind words and generous offer.
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Thu, Oct 15, 2009 @ 12:14 PM
i love this! it’s got a timeless classic ballad arrangement, reminds me alot of sarah mclachlin actually. your vocals are exceptional, and your treatment with the mix is also excellent, nothing overpowers anything, and it all fills the space nicely.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Fri, Oct 16, 2009 @ 11:50 AM
Thank you so much MC-J. I am so glad to know that you like this song.
fourstones
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permalink   Fri, Oct 16, 2009 @ 11:45 AM
OK, this is an amazing mix, seriously good song, seriously great treatment.

There’s a technical nit which there are strong silibance noise (distortions on the ‘s’ and ‘sh’ sounds). There are plug-ins to fix this after the fact called ‘De-ess’ers but best to avoid them on the recording with screens in front of the mic.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Fri, Oct 16, 2009 @ 11:48 AM
Thanks Vic. Yvonne is a terrific songwriter. I was pleased as punch when she invited me to do one of her songs.

I do record with a screen, but had no idea about the “De-ess” er plug in. Will certainly check it out. I’m always appreciative of technical advice too! So thanks again.
ditto ditto
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permalink   Thu, Dec 3, 2009 @ 8:53 AM
Oh, please Madame, please if one day you come in Paris, ”..reservez-moi cette danse..”
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Thu, Dec 3, 2009 @ 5:09 PM
Merci cher Ditto.

Quote: ditto dittoOh, please Madame, please if one day you come in Paris, “..reservez-moi cette danse..”

mais bien sur :-)
debbizo
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permalink   Wed, Apr 14, 2010 @ 5:37 AM
I agree with everything that Ciggi said. This is lovely, emotive; it takes me back to something.
 
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permalink   SackJo22 Fri, Apr 16, 2010 @ 4:51 PM
Thank you so much Deb — I sure do appreciate your kind words.