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Reviews for "We are in Love"

We are in Love
by MC Jack in the Box
Recommends (34)
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 12:02 PM

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permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 1:30 PM
Hee hee- yep, ol’ Burt has been invoked for sure. Somehow I could envision Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell covering this ;-)
permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 1:57 PM
The world is a big, blue balloon, in technicolor. Women carry over-sized purses made of fabrics resembling leather, but in fact made from eco-friendly flax raised by collectives of farmers in a high-literacy area of Nepal hidden from dharma tourists by an impassable patch of thistle. The marquee on the theater with the convenient streetcar stop features a documentary about the secret lives of plovers, who, it turns out, are perpetually in love with eternal avian mates.

Just before the lights go down, just before the silence goes up, just when happy chatter and the sound of popcorn being eaten by courteous diners makes its soft-as-romance curtsy in the freesound sky, the horn and guitar segue into silky vocals which make the sun rise 1 minute and 23 seconds earlier on Sunday morning, in fellow feeling with the urban splendor of simple happiness.

This mix makes retro seem like a wonderful optional feature and not merely a tongue-in-cheek fantasy.

I like the way the guitar and the vocals interplay, and the horn has a good sound. I wonder if the horn could be set in a bit “up” in the mix and yet “muted” a bit sound-wise, to be more period-authentic, but that’s beyond me.

A really great listen.
permalink   radiotimes Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 7:22 PM
Just to say this is my favourite review of yours to date!!
permalink   MC Jack in the Box Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 11:51 PM
word! getting such a response is beyond great. thanks robert!
permalink   gurdonark Tue, Jun 17, 2008 @ 7:50 AM
My pleasure. Great mix.
permalink   gurdonark Tue, Jun 17, 2008 @ 7:49 AM
Thank you. I appreciate that you said so.
permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 2:15 PM
pfft. Dam dude. Forget wha-wah, I’m getting out my flanger!
permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 7:24 PM
So smooth I’m having a job staying on the chair listening to this.

Its real slidy slidy music and great stuff to vacuum too(If you’re lucky enough to have those nice sound cancelling headphones)
AussieJohn - OneMUSICk
permalink   Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 11:38 PM
Tight mix, loved the fill in’s, enjoy it alot
permalink   MC Jack in the Box Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 11:50 PM
hey, thanks everyone!
permalink   Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 3:36 AM
This is a lovely evocation of more innocent times. I’ve been working on my own retro version, but this does it all. Up, up and away!
Kaer Trouz
permalink   Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 8:50 AM
I used to have this ridiculous collection of vinyl, a section of which involved a large amount of cocktail music, Herb Alpert and the like, this was the soundtrack we preferred when gritty, pre 1990 Seattle was getting to us, the endless rain, junkies strewn all over the streets, dirty clubs etc.
There were dresses, the ‘rose kennedy’ the ‘big pink cake’ and ‘little greeny’. This takes me back. Thanks.
permalink   Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 10:44 AM
A Lovely song. I love when the music helps to support the idea of the lyrics, a very good arrangement for a “in love” song, soft and sweet.
I like very much the drums, if you EQ a bit that kind of percussion you have a heavy funky style, but in here, drums give a nice and smooth drive to the song.
In this style of music you often hear a piano , rhodes or something in the background with a heavy reverb, I love how you replaced that with the guitar, it gives the same far effect.
Again, I love how the music represents the idea of the song, very good!
permalink   MC Jack in the Box Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 10:55 AM
Hey, thanks again to everyone! I think that flugelhorn track definitely inspired the retro Bacharach influence. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to set you off in a certain direction.
permalink   Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 10:57 AM
Very nice tune. I absolutely agree with DURDEN, the drums give a modern touch in this retro style.
Sort of easy listening that I like to listen to. Where the hell did you get the horns from?
permalink   MC Jack in the Box Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 11:29 AM
the horn track is part of shannon’s samples. you can get it from the download off her acappella page (there are multiple file options). thanks for the comments!
permalink   Sun, Jun 15, 2008 @ 7:52 PM
a lovely lovely track, Yep im floating through the clouds in a beautiful balloon when listening to this. Very well done,
permalink   Mon, Jun 16, 2008 @ 3:47 PM
Hey McJack this is a very chill ride through bossa town. Thanks for the tour. Love the guitar on this.
permalink   Mon, Jun 16, 2008 @ 9:05 PM
Awesome track. This will become hit in 2020 when we have flying cars and robot bartenders.
permalink   Tue, Jun 17, 2008 @ 10:23 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!! BY FAR!!!! My Favorite MCJITB mix.
Great Production. Great Mix
permalink   Wed, Jun 18, 2008 @ 8:21 PM
Ol’ Burt would be proud!
Very nice work on this one. The bap-bap-bahs sound great.
Yeah :)
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 4:49 PM
Excellent combination of good music, optimism, subtlety and detail.
permalink   Wed, Jul 2, 2008 @ 5:47 PM
really enjoyed this so smooth perfect for those sunshine days
permalink   Sun, Jul 13, 2008 @ 1:50 PM
This certainly dispels all clouds:-)
Red Sky Lullaby
permalink   Thu, Aug 14, 2008 @ 5:54 PM
Smooth as my long haired cat
This could easily have turned out very cheesy but it didn’t
works really well.
permalink   Fri, Jun 19, 2009 @ 9:29 AM