Reviews for "Go with me"
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 11:59 AM
so you took your chance on a Sellaband artist :-) I just hope they don’t kick up a fuss with their publishing rights, because this is really beautiful. Having just your nice piano track around Ms. M’s wonderful vocal track really highlights her abilities.
Really nice work!
p.s. there wouldn’t be a midi track of your playing available somewhere?
I hope there will be no problems with it for Sellaband. Didn_t knew she was publishing/selling her records there.
I only detected her pella on the acapella forum and didn_t had a look on her profile details. So I should better look twice in future! ;-)
For the Midifile, please give me some days to clean the midi data for posting it here at ccmixter.
In this version it would be too much shame…:-)
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 12:38 PM
You know I risked my ear infection getting worse by listening to this track on headphones; but it was worth it. :)
Very nice change of pace for you. Bold move to just keep the instrumentation to piano only, and it paid off nicely.
The sound of the piano is outstanding - really nice sound, and I like how your performance is restrained to not overpower the vocals.
Thanks for sharing this one. Very enjoyable.
I hope you didn_t got your ear infection while listening to this remix! ;-)
So thanks for your kind comment.
I really thought about to make some Bigband track of it, but then I thought about how much work this would be…..
Maybe somebody else here at ccmixter is inspired to put his hands on this pella to do so.
I wish you good bettering for your ear infection. Be careful, we need you!
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 1:00 PM
I like your playing better than her performance with your piano if you understand that.
Its one of those arrangements where you have made a spectacular piano piece fit to an unlikely vocal.
Some nice chords early on that gave it real shape.
Maybe you to get her to re record it and calm down here and there.
Top work sir :-)
Thank you very much LS!
So you know my english isn_t the best, but I could get your message:-)
To make a re record with Mandy Leigh would mean, she had to make again a long trip from Perth/Australia to Europe?
Hmmmh,…no, I think I better calm down by having a nice drink now.
Thanks again for your kind comment!
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 1:44 PM
I agree with LS - your piano composition is super-fine. An unexpected mix of vocals and backing, but really very pleasing and the timing of vox phrasing with playing seems perfect. enjoyed it.
Thank you Anchor!
I couldn_t play it while listening to a beat or metronome, so I listened first a few times for her phrasing and especially in the first bars it was a bit tricky to find her beat. Funny experience to play while watching the (zoomed)waveform. I can recommend it!
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 1:56 PM
Really nice Joe! I am seriously enjoying the latest run of mixes that are going for simpler arrangements with less stuff piled into the mix. I love complexity but for emotional heft sometimes a lighter touch is what gets the job done. This mix is no exception.
More and more people here are convincing me that it’s time to go back for more piano lessons :-).
Thanks for this one.
Thank you for stopping by and letting a comment!
To make such a spare arrangement means for me also, to save a bit time and to cencentrate on the important things. Normally I have much more tracks, but sometimes it works also with only two of them.
I really can_t remember when I had my last piano lesson, but I should take better some.
The more that I can_t read notes prima vista. But I can read waveforms “prima vista” ;-)
permalink Wed, Apr 16, 2008 @ 2:58 PM
I’ve got to agree with LS- your tasteful playing sounds wonderful against the melody, but it unfortunately emphasizes the overwrought vibrato/breathiness of the pella; as skillful as many vocalists can be, sometimes it seems they succumb to the “whitney/mariah” school of too much dramatization, due to being determined to stand out in an audition…
Thank you duckett!
Well in this case I don_t feel that she is singing and phrasing much as Whitney/Carey, even ML has some of this technique too, so I agree to you in some points.
Normally I like it too if artists have a more “straight” vocal technique and phrasing. The “overwrought vibrato” as you have called it is indeed sometimes a bit artificial.
Maybe it sounds here like that, because I have pitched the pella a halftone upwards which probably increases that impression.
However, thanks again to you for comment!
permalink Thu, Apr 17, 2008 @ 4:40 AM
This is truly magic for my ears Joe!
I don’t want to spoil it with words just magical!!!
permalink Thu, Apr 17, 2008 @ 6:51 PM
This is one hell of a vocal to wrap a piano around so 10/10 for getting it to sound so good
permalink Sat, Apr 19, 2008 @ 3:21 AM
The Joe..the Romantic pianist..Really nice work, beautiful piano…Carey or not Carey, even if this kind of voice could seem sometimes too perfect, she doesn’t leave me indifferent…
permalink Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 8:53 PM
Wow Mr Jo—very nice piano. you did let the vocal take center stage (of course you should) but I did find myself enjoying the piano more the vocals, but in saying that the track as a whole is very very well done. Excellent work.
permalink Mon, Apr 28, 2008 @ 12:56 PM
You are my man TheJoe - Your Piano put tears in my eyes - what a feeling - so nice - I even forgot to listen to the vocals which I did not really like anyway (too much - not really soulful) and fully concentrated on your playing - subtile, precious - just great. Hey my friend I will definitely need a midi file of this piece of art - I#d like to do a remix adding my ingrediences to your Piano - (just in case you would let me ?)
You have really got it !!!!
permalink Fri, May 30, 2008 @ 8:18 PM
that’s a pretty good job you have done there. I would work out more different voice details, i noticed sometimes it cuts abruptly etc.. but overall its a nice job, i tried to do a remix over that vocal track, but i couldnt find anything suitable for me, so you did really nice.
permalink Fri, Oct 10, 2008 @ 1:14 AM
I love the piano, but it’s taking me a fair bit of getting used to the way you’ve upped the vox by however many notes, and the fact it’s all out of time with those vox… in some parts it works really well, and is magical, while in others it seems very strange…. like sticking a square (110bpm) into a round (80bpm) hole.
Maybe I`m just too used to hearing the original (www.mandyleigh.com).
Would you be able to send us the piano track as an mp3 on it’s own, because I think Mandyleigh could write an entirely new song with that :) . Aaah, I see the next one I`m listening to is the piano on it’s own… cool :) Do you mind if Mandyleigh plays around with it? It really is beautiful.
On the Sellaband thing, they are extremely open to everything the artist wants to do. There are very few (if any) restrictions, as they are very artst-centric. She chose who to record with, what songs to record, the album cover and booklet artwork, to have vox available as CC (as they are also on the limited edition cd) etc etc. So with Mandyleigh there is no problem to play with these vox and do whatever you want, as long as if anyone made any money, it’s shared fairly.
btw the album was recorded live in the studio, with NO editing/cheating/auto-tuning. What you hear is what was done on the day in 1 - 3 takes (Alive was one take, as was Sunny New Day etc etc). No chopping up a hundred takes to find the best syllable and then auto-tuning and whatever else normally goes on. Mandyleigh’s voice is warts and all on that album and in these vox from that album.
If anyone wants any other vox from the other songs, just say so and she’ll get hold of them from the producer.
Hello and thanks for the review!
I can imagine that it sounds sort of strange when having the original version in mind.
I pitched the whole vocal track one halftone upwards. The reason: it was easier for me to play the backing on the keyboard.
I don_t know which bpm it was in fact even if my sequencer showed 112 BPM. I really played it while watching the waveform after a few tries if everything works fine for my imagination.
Okay, you already have seen the different download files. Fell free to use it!
I am sure that Mandy Leigh is a great singer who is able to do first singing takes. She is a pro. All songs on the album sound pro. I was happy to detect her pella (as a few other remixer here) and it would be great to have different vocal tracks of her.
I have seen that you reviewed also Spinmeister_s “Unforgiven” version. You see what this remixer community is about to create new stuff. I had to smile a lot about Spin_s comment that Mandy is the grandmother of this song.
Always nice to see that creativity has no boundaries all over the world.
Thanks again and cheers to you and Mandy!! :-)
permalink Tue, Feb 17, 2009 @ 2:26 PM
My comment wont be different from others under this track, really good job During listening I just can’t stop imagining some woman on a stage singing in front of a pianist.
permalink Tue, Jun 2, 2009 @ 12:43 AM
Joe, this is world class. I’ve spent some time (well overdue) listening to your uploads and I’m blown away.
Love the chord progs, simple yet so effective. Must do something with this. Glad you uploaded the midi for us geeks. Watch this space.