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Reviews for "Prodigal Son (Going Home)"

Prodigal Son (Going Home)
by Scomber
Recommends (16)
Sat, Aug 1, 2009 @ 3:29 PM

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colab
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permalink   Sat, Aug 1, 2009 @ 7:28 PM
Oh I like this very much. Very respectful to the original pella, and just a tremendous treatment to go along with it.

And I don’t say that just because I’m drunk. No, Bob. A real samurai doesn’t get that drunk.
 
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permalink   Scomber Sat, Aug 1, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
Cheers Colab! Sometimes it’s best to leave things the way they are. I’ll crack open a nice cool beer for you this evening :-)
Subliminal
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permalink   Sat, Aug 1, 2009 @ 11:23 PM
Not drunk, not even close, but this is a very beautiful song. It fits the pella wonderfully and the instrumental interlude is very good. One for the playlist.
 
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permalink   Scomber Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 4:36 AM
Thanks Sub, it may have been that I was sober lol
TheJoe
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permalink   Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 1:16 AM
I like this very much too. Georgous atmosphere and when the mandolin starts in its all bliss.
Really great version!
 
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permalink   Scomber Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 4:47 AM
Thank you Joe. I’d love to claim the mandolin sound but it’s part of the stems I just used with no regard to the original context. I did however ask myself ” how would Jochim play this” when I noodled the piano line. The bass came second as a counter to the left hand piano. I discarded a gentle pad when I realized it didn’t need it with the backup vox playing that part. Thanks for your kind words, I really respect your opinion :-)
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 9:42 AM
For me (and let’s face it, that’s all that matters to you) this is one of your best ever. I love it! I love it more than crunchy peanut butter. Yum, Scombers. xxxx
 
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permalink   Scomber Mon, Aug 3, 2009 @ 6:20 PM
Thanks Ciggi, I’ve always found that crunchy PB gets caught in my teeth.
Smooth sticks to the roof of my mouth and gets gluggy in my 3 day growth. Despite your perchant for PB, I still like you ;-) S x
radiotimes
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permalink   Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 6:56 PM
Split 50/50 on the vocal treatment but the glue stuck very well together on the rest.

On a more serious note is the title mispelt or were the lights still off when you typed it!!
 
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permalink   Scomber Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 7:39 PM
I’m so glad the spelling peeps are about. Now changed for your piece of mind. Thanks RT, lights back on now ;-)
SackJo22
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permalink   Mon, Aug 3, 2009 @ 7:26 AM
Oh Scomber. This may now be my favorite Scomber opus. I love how you harmonized this song. The BT is incredibly touching. At first I was particularly moved by the piano playing,then the mandolin came in, and of course all the dynamic shifts carried me up and down. Loved listening.
spinmeister
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permalink   Fri, Aug 14, 2009 @ 12:53 PM
This is really an absolutely gorgeous arrangement and production idea for this song. One of the very best!

The only thing that throws me a bit is, that the backup track and the vocal track appear to be shifted by a beat or so from the second verse on. Otherwise an amazing remix!
 
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permalink   Scomber Fri, Aug 14, 2009 @ 2:04 PM
Thanks Spin:-). The shift was semi-intentional, I noticed it very early on but decided to leave it ( the prod son is one step closer to home near the end?) I’ve noticed that many folk songs/ traditionals shift a gear and rather than trying to reconstruct the time sig, it sort of felt right on about the third listen lol. Hey, btw great interview with J, some really good observations re the future of music prod and consumption; compulsory reading for any futurist with an eye on cc and it’s power to the people. S