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Reviews for "Blue Boy (Life Goes On)"

Blue Boy (Life Goes On)
by Ivan Chew
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Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 8:50 AM
 
panu
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permalink   Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 9:25 AM
Ivan, thanks so much for bringing your touch to this song. it’s just beautiful & you caught every nuance in the lyric & melody perfectly. i REALLY like the harmonies, too. just great.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 10:12 AM
It took me several takes to get the harmonies right. Vocalist, I am not. Glad you liked this track.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 9:46 AM
This is a really great mix, very strong and deeply felt b/t that works brilliantly with Panu’s gorgeous voice and song - which is already a favourite of mine.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 10:16 AM
Once I found the 4 chords to work on, the song immediately took shape. I was merely chipping away the edges and revealing what was inherent in panu’s work. Thanks for your comment!
colab
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permalink   Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 10:23 AM
I think this is absolutely terrific. Absolutely great. The build-up is just lovely and you’ve created a perfect backing for PM’s vocals.

I think the mixing/mastering leaves something to be desired - it’s just a bit tinny and sort airy - I think if it was grounded more it would have a much greater impact.

But no matter - this is a great track.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 10:45 AM
Quote: colabI think the mixing/mastering leaves something to be desired - it’s just a bit tinny and sort airy - I think if it was grounded more it would have a much greater impact.Now that you mentioned it… yeah, I tend to lay on the Reverb rather liberally. Actually, the reverb helps mask the imperfections in the guitar playing, LOL. Separately, I’ll try your suggestion and see if that works. Thanks for the suggestion and the thumbs up.
 
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permalink   tripledoubler Sat, Aug 8, 2009 @ 2:13 AM
Quote: Ivan ChewI think the mixing/mastering leaves something to be desired - it’s just a bit tinny and sort airy - I think if it was grounded more it would have a much greater impact.Now that you mentioned it… yeah, I tend to lay on the Reverb rather liberally. Actually, the reverb helps mask the imperfections in the guitar playing, LOL. Separately, I’ll try your suggestion and see if that works. Thanks for the suggestion and the thumbs up.

I think colab is right, this is already a great track, but some improvement in that concern mentioned, your track could sound like a Thin Lizzy ballad.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Aug 9, 2009 @ 10:02 AM
Thanks for pointing me to Thin Lizzy. Irish Hard Rock. wow, something new there for me. Cool!
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 11:07 AM
The guitar is like a wash of blue watercolor highlighting further the poignancy of Panu’s rich voice. Wonderful.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Aug 9, 2009 @ 9:53 AM
“wash of blue watercolor”… your reviews are poetic.
logos
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permalink   Sat, Aug 8, 2009 @ 4:44 AM
Nice!.The guitars remind me a bit of mark knopfler.Good song!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Aug 9, 2009 @ 9:57 AM
Mark Knopfler’s “Screenplay” compilation album happens to be one of my favourite and constant inspiration. The influence must have rubbed off somehow. Thanks for the comment!
oldDog
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permalink   Sat, Aug 8, 2009 @ 9:57 AM
Very, very nice. The harmonies work really well, and the whole feel is just right for the pella.

 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Aug 9, 2009 @ 9:59 AM
Thank you for listening, and for the comment!
urmymuse
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permalink   Mon, Aug 10, 2009 @ 1:36 PM
beautiful latice work of guitar.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Aug 11, 2009 @ 8:58 AM
Thanks for the comment!