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I'm pretty happy with the arrangement on this, but I'm struggling with the vocal. I've listened to it soooooo many times that I can no longer tell if I'm in tune, or outta tune or if the whole thing just plain stinks????

Working backwards, I'm happy with the last section from "It's a reflex..." (with the exception of the wobble on the last couple of lines, which is just me being not too hot a singer - but I can live with that!). Then the chorus's seem to work okay along with the orchestration which I kind of like.

My problem though is with the two verses. Sometimes I listen and they seem okay - but then the next time I think I'm really flat. Also - bizarrely - if I listen on monitors it sounds reallllllly flat - but on headphones okay. As I say I really can't tell anymore. I think that perhaps I need a better singer than me to have a go at re-pitching the vocal in the verses (maybe a bit higher) so that when the low vocal of the chorus comes in there is sufficient contrast. I'd love a real female diva/soul singer to have a crack at this!!!!!

Please let me know what you think - and be honest - I really need some help here.

Also, if you do want to have a go at singing this then just let me know and I can send you a version without vocals for you to play with -

Cheers in advance -
Phil

p.s. Please PLAY LOUD for best effects - it's outputted pretty quiet
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Lyrics
You Can't Win Them All
© Phil Dolby 2009

This is how it goes
You're getting angrier by the second, and it's starting to show
This is how you feel
Locked and underneath the wheel

And so you say
A thousand different words in different ways
Heaven help the ones who do not pray
When come the day
Only luck can see you through
Only luck can see you through

This is what I know
Not a lot if truth be told
And this is what I've seen
Things aren't always what they seem

And so you say
A thousand different words in different ways
Heaven help the ones who do not pray
When come the day
Only luck can see you through
Only luck can see you through

It's a reflex not a reason
To feel constantly appalled
But my weakness is I forget
That you just can't win them all
I'm a walking contradiction
Who's half waiting for their call
When I know I'll never get the nod
I say thank you, goodnight, that's all
I say thank you, goodnight, that's all
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Uploaded: Mar 23, 2009 - 10:09:02 AM
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Comments
chronologic said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Very nice
Yeah I do get a faint "off" sense, it's very fleeting so it is difficult to nail down. I sometimes have that problem when a song/melody is really new to me. Once I get comfortable with the song it's easier. So my suggestion is put this on a CD or your ipod or whatever works for you... and just hang with it for a few days. If you drive to work that is perfect, you can sing it on your way to work and home for a few days. Don't worry about the fact that the recording is off. After a few days you should get comfortable with the melody you are shooting for (which is itself vocally complex I think) and it will come out better when you re-record it. That's one thing that's tough when you're writing your own material... you don't know really how it's "supposed" to sound until it's done, and by then, it wasn't you, it was IT that said how it should be. You almost have to learn it from yourself...

And headphones making it flat (or vice versa)... yeah I've noticed this a lot. I don't really understand what causes that. That's one of the reasons I stopped trying to record with one ear on phones and one ear off. It messes me up. Both ears on works better for me, that way I hear myself with the recording and everything is in tune. But I did have to get good isolation headphones (direct sound is what I use).

On another angle, this song is awesome. I love the lyrics and the other work. The vocals are cool, though not quite perfect. They are good like this but if you want to work on them more you are probably right you can do better and will be happier with them.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for the considered comments chronologic. Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I appreciate you dropping by and taking the time to really listen to, and evaluate, the song. Again, many thanks -
Phil
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
You're the first one to vote "for" the Diva! I'm not sure exactly what I mean by that wish - just a feeling that in the last section especially a really big 'soul' voice could really do it justice. Maybe one day! Thanks for the comment as always -
Phil
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davisamerica said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
right then phil ..
2 cents... first you are so weaving your vocals in with the melodies working in the instruments and that is always cool but it does tend to make you hear them a bit more ... also head phones/monitors ... always a difference ... that said ... i really like your performance and yesss ! a diva is so called for .. lol .... several around here indeed ... alannah ? ... i do hope you pursue adding to this as it is pretty well done bit of song crafting. very nice Mr. Dolby
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Lennon714 said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Vocals
I think I have to agree with Chronologic. To me, it doesn't sound like you are singing well... you just don't sound 100% comfortable with singing it. And the more you listen and try it over the worse it will get (if you're like me). I like his idea of listening to it for a few days. This also gives you the opportunity to step away from the recording process and kind of reset yourself.

Once you get comfortable with it I think you'll throw it down.

The song itself is another Dolby gem! Your arrangements are perfect. There are always interesting bits and different sounds to enjoy. Always a complete song in every sense. Major kudos to one of my favorite MJers!
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
I agree!
Thanks for the comment Eric - yeah, I'm not 100% comfortable with the singing. I tried many many takes where I was 'belting' it out - but it just increased the amount of off-key notes. I'm better when I stay restrained and try to annunciate words, however, in this song I think it needs a better singer who can 'let rip'. Glad you appreciate the arrangement!
Cheers -
Phil
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Great arrangement...
.. but yes, the vocal needs some work. I can't put my finger on it but I think the vox need more "heart". You gotta sing it like you believe it, I can feel you're not putting 100% of you into it.
Often when I get this with a vocal (and it happens to me a lot) I stick the tune on a CD and play it in the car, singing along. Its there that I find the timbre the song often needs.
From "It's a reflex..." you sound more comfortable - you should be able to bring that feeling back into the main song.
That aside, terrific composition, great piano (which I'd love to be able to incorporate into my tunes).
On a production note your levels could be hotter, perhaps try compressing the overall mix to bring everything up a little. This may also help the vocals.
I like this and can't wait to hear the re-recorded version!
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Paddy
The piano is the first fruition of my new midi-piano-playing-method, which goes like this: seen as I can't play piano to save my life what I do is 'imagine' I can and try to stick totally to being 'in time' whilst not worrying about hitting all (or indeed any) of the right notes. I try to capture the feel and the timing, in the knowledge that I can go back and correct the actual notes later. It's a bit time-consuming but seems to work! Thanks for the comment -
Phil
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kingbee said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Confidence
I'll only second what has previously been said.
It feels like your lack of confidence in it is showing through which is a shame cos it's a great track
Just keep listening to it and try to get the phrasing tight or at least your confidence to control how it is you want to come across.
There's a touch of Tears for Fears in this ( sowing the seeds of love lp) and if you really want a diva then I can really hear Oletta Adams doing this.
Good luck
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Cheers
Have you got Oletta's phone number? I love Sowing The Seeds Of Love so that's a nice reference! Thanks for the visit -
Phil
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MarkHolbrook said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
I have to disagree a bit...
I'm no expert but I found your vocals in the two listens to be a good match for the song. You are enunciating well and I don't get the feeling you are uncomfortable.

I took the liberty of pulling this into logic and I filtered until I had mostly your voice then shoved it into Melodyne to look at your pitches. There was a tiny bit of slurring in places but the pitches were nicely on whole notes for the most part. One this this doesn't tell me is if you were trying to sing an A but got a G instead.

But Phil, frankly I love the sound of this and I love your voice in it. The arrangement, mix are spectacular. Frankly I think you should take a few days break and let it rest. But it sure sounds dang fine to me so far!
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey Mark
I really appreciate these comments and the time you've taken to drop this into other software and have a proper listen. To be honest I'm a bit confused about the difference between the tone, timber and pitch of the vocal. I suspect that what I'm hearing is something actually undefinable - perhaps nothing more than a feeling that something isn't right. who knows, but thanks again for taking the time to listen -
Cheers -
Phil
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Reinholt56 said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Hi.....
This is a really fine song.

I enjoyed listening to it.

Paul
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Paul
Glad you liked it!
Phil
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Char said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Hi, Phil,
I caught your forum post. Chronologic is dead right. ..."you don't know really how it's "supposed" to sound until it's done, and by then, it wasn't you, it was IT that said how it should be." You haven't completely learned the lesson of this song, yet. And, on top of that, as most, you are highly critical, if not wary of your own take. It is a good song. And it will get better. Liked it. Thank you.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Char
Appreciated!
Phil
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magnatone said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
can't win them all
i'm so not qualified to give an opinion about vox. it looks like you're getting a lot of good input here, even though as you see, there is no consensus thinking, which i hope you're taking to heart. i'd like to compliment the orchestration on this terrific song though - that organ sound is great, the piano sounds really good, and the way you've put your instruments together here is top notch. Great tune!
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Magnatone
Yep, I'm pretty happy with the orchestration and the organ/piano sounds. Glad you approve -
Phil
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Day-Dreamer said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
I like it !
I'm no expert but you have a really nice voice, and I loved the music too.
Thank you.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Cheers!
Thanks for the visit -
Phil
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oben said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Great
I liked listening to this song, i think it sounds great

ObEN
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks OBEN
Thanks for the listen -
Phil
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Feter said 3015 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
You Can't Win Them All
First this is very cool work ..the guitars and the bass the arrangement ..
the vocals all in all very nice ...I dont hear weakness in the vocal ...
and it sounds you worked hard on the feelin for the singing part ..maybe
this is why you thought you had some notes out ..cos its natural if you
want to give emotions there will be slight notes here and there ...usually
the studio people leave these notes for the flavour cos they feel this is
part of the beauty of the vocal ..fine work my friend ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Feter -
As always! I appreciate your continued support, it's appreciated!
Cheers -
Phil
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michael2 said 3014 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
you know
i like the song. i like your vocals in the verses too, i guess when it gets to the chorus it could use a little lifting up. it could be a little low for you there. but your voice sounds nice there. i don't think you need a diva throughout the entire song. maybe just a higher pitched voice singing harmony there. or couple of other voices. i can hear backups sprinkled through the song; maybe similar to backups you might find on a bob marley record. something with character, but not necessarily with the vocal pyrotechnics of a diva (if that makes any sense at all). great song though; for some reason it's reminding of latter day elvis costello.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Yeah
I have to agree with most of this Michael. It's interesting but you hear the voice going up in the chorus's, where as I think the voice should be higher in the verses! I think we can therefore agree that it's some kind of contrast between the two sections that is required! Harmonies provided by a different sounding (possibly female) voice would sound great I think! Any Elvis Costello comparison is appreciated! Thanks for the listen -
Phil
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Jim Bouchard said 3014 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
well you asked for it
and MacJams responded! Well what I think is that your vocal is just fine. I can't imagine a female voice singing this, actually, and I really like your voice here. It's not the pinhole mic, is it? I guess you could say it's flat or whatever, but I don't think it's bad the way it is. You're no Bob Dylan, that's for sure, and even Elvis Costello has gone flatter than this. Don't worry about it so much. The main problem I hear is that there's way too much reverb and delay, and it's making your voice mushy. And the strings sort of fight against your voice for room in the chorus and win hands-down. I think you ditch them there, despite how brilliant and arrangement it is. I've also got a problem with the level of the the keyboards and wah guitar in the verse. It's so much better in the bridge section at the end where everything gets stripped out and more down home (other than the loose hat being too loose and dominant). I feel like that bridge gives a hint of how the rest of the song could be arranged to make your voice stand out more) It maybe should be just a simpler song. I feel like an instrumental solo verse after the bridge with a blues feel like Robert Cray or something could be really cool with the chorus being sung again after that and ending on a fade repeat and bring the string arrangement in there on the ending. I don't know if ending on "that's all" isn't a bit overly gimmicky and obvious.

It's a very artful arrangement, but hearing you saying that you feel like you aren't very settled with where you voice is sitting it it, I just question whether you got a bit too artful and that's where the heart of the song is getting lost. It's not about being flat, but putting the elements of the song in proper perspective.

This will make a great track on the new CD, and you're really just getting better and better. Sorry if I'm too harsh, but you're sort of playing all your cards at once in this one, and "you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to show 'em..."
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Jim
Yes, MJ's sure did respond - apologies it's taken me so long to respond to the responses! As always I really respect your ideas here. You could be singing from the same hymn sheet as my wife who is always telling me to lay off the orchestras and make things more simple! I totally agree about ditching the strings in the chorus and I will definitely make an alternative version by way of comparison.

You're correct about the mic - I'm no longer using the pin-hole. I have a AKG mid-range mic now which seems to be working okay (an improvement anyhow). Yep that wah-wah guitar is way too strong (one of those things where I've listened to it so many times and now don't hear it! ) I know it needs to go! I also noticed that floppy open hi-hat at the end - good ears Jim!

As for the vocals - I suspect that were i to recreate this as amore paired down song I might not have as many issues with the vox. It's gotta be done!

All that aside I appreciate the fact that you think I'm getting better at this. I think I am - but it's one of those cases where the better you get the more expectations you get and you end up feeling like you're not getting anywhere! Or something....

Thanks again -
Phil
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chronologic said 3014 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
for the record
I'll repeat what I said before, I really do think the vocals are good as is, I hope that came across.

But if you think you can do better you might be right, who knows. It can't hurt to take a break, get really comfortable with it and give it another go. Fact is you can do a song several different ways and you never know what you might like better. Keep the current vocals though 'cause they are not bad at all. You can then go back and A/B to see what YOU think.
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guygrooves said 3014 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
My 2 cents...
I love the song and I think the vox should stay as they are. I get a James Taylor feeling from them. They are a bit under the mix, but if you were subtly off the perfect pitch mark, it only added to the over all feel of the song. My 2 cents. Great song and performance and production.
Peace
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Cheers Guy
Your 2 cents are appreciated, as always -
Thanks -
Phil
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eleveneyes said 3014 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
love it!
I think the vocals are great. Love this song! the pillowy, lush arrangement/mix is fantastic.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks eleveneyes
Glad you liked it!
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tokai said 3014 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
sweet
song man. Written with some flair and expertise. The whole track is like you said a bit quiet even if you do lift it the vocal could be a bit louder too. Very nice vocal with beautiful harmonies. Guitar parts are fitting perhaps a little more part way through, when all i am hearing is a piano and your voice. This is a great tune, with a sound structure.
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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Steve
Glad you liked the track. I don't think it's the finished version yet - but we're getting there! Cheers for dropping bye -
Phil
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lavalamp said 3014 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Great mix
Nice groove. I think the vocals sound right on. Maybe just a touch low in the mix. But, the overall feeling is very good. Good job with the drums.

Also, very good lyrics.

Like your song man.

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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey Dave
Thanks for the comment and glad you like the lyrics -
Cheers -
Phil
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Scott Carmichael said 3014 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
very good work here Phil
really good song craft Phil... each section works so well against the other... and the bridge arrived right on cue... i think the singing is on completely... I would nudge the vocal up a hair in the verses (perhaps it's your under confidence) ... the vocal background in the chorus is delicious... I love the placement and almost etherial keyboard pad quality... and the panning affect in the electric guitar... a great sense of space

one small crit... after the bridge, instead of the abrupt stop , I would tag it with that chorus section... and perhaps open it up for some soloing in the tag... mandolin violin sax clarinet... i don't know.... but right now it's a bridge to nowhere... and while those appear to be popular in America they don't work well in songs...



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dolby said 3010 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey Scott
Glad to hear from you! Yep I agree with much of what you say here - and I'm glad you picked up on the backing vocal in the chorus - I was pretty happy with that as well!. Yep, between you and Jim I think I need to avoid the bridge to nowhere. I can hear a sax solo at the end - a la Pink Floyd.

Thanks for the viist -
Phil
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Ed Hannifin said 3013 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Phil...
I don't hear flatness...

It may be that, in your head, as you're envisioning this song, you're imagining a different timbre in your voice than what you've got, but in terms of hitting the notes, I'm not hearing a problem...

I really like the song itself, and the mix actually works very well over my headphones...

I know what you mean about vocals that sound right in the phones and then not over the monitors... I'm struggling with that myself right now... There was a pretty decent article in Sound On Sound a couple issues back on getting a vocal right--I think it was Logic specific, but some of it might apply to GB, too...

It may also be, as several people have opined, that getting really, really familiar with the tune, and singing it in the car and shower nine ways from Sunday may open it up for you... Help you find your way into it in a way that works... I really and truly have no beef with your vocal, but it's a strong song, and it may be that you've got a stronger, more passionate or more nuanced vocal in you, and it may be that part of you knows that...

And is determined to keep you sleepless until you produce it. Good luck with that...

Anyway, I'm downloading as is, and gratefully... A good song is a good song...

Ed
Ed Hannifin said 3013 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
On re-listening...
There are spots in here where your vocal timbre and phrasing remind me very much of dajama... I wonder if the two of you could do a vocal together, on this or another one... I suspect your voices would blend excellently well together...
lengold said 3013 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
You know how
much I love your songs Phil and this is no exception. Vocals sound fine to me, I think we all have a big problem in listening to ourselves and tend to be much too over critical.
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jiguma said 3011 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Thomas!
I really like this Phil! Vocally, the only criticism I have is that your vocal is a little lower in the mix than I'd like. I'd maybe drop the level of the echo as well - it sounds good, but is maybe just a little strong. I guess what I'm saying is turn up the main vocal track and leave the echo where it is. I like your vocal sound a lot though, and wouldn't suggest anyone else for it, because you nailed it so well. If you did want to use a diva, Anne Cozean (SISTERS) would be my suggestion.

Love the drums and guitars, but the bass could probably do with some more volume. Piano works well for you here. A few little trepidatious spots in the outro vocal, but not a real issue. I think chronologic made some good points in his comment about not knowing how it's "supposed to sound".

This is a very cool song - well thought out and well put together.
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SISTERS said 3007 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
may i?
i really like this kinda musical groove - it leaves room for a vocal, and it has a good, dreamy, reflective rhythm and your lyrics sound right against it. "reflex vs reason" - EXCELLENT!

your smooth vocals against big music just needs more layers
and more volume - you're giving the strings the power.
you've got a good voice - this has a sexy brian ferry sound to me.

thank you
good night
that's all

that needs to build there with more voices.
my opinion is humble, but earnest!
and i'd LOVE to sing some bgvs on this.

may i?
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SISTERS said 3007 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
8)
just saw neil's comment after i left mine - great minds!
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sonnyjim said 3004 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I like it, too
There's a strong David Gilmour quality to your vocal here (in the instrumentation, too, now that I think of it); and it helps keep this (very polished) piece from becoming too sterile. No diva required.
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racerat said 3000 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
2nd
OK on my second listen. I think you are being a little hard on yourself. Yeah you have a couple flat spots, but it's not horrible. It is mostly your main vocal. The harmonies are mostly in key. One trick I try (we both have the same issue--I feel a kindred spirit with you in the vocal department--though you are better than I--it;s not my strong suit) is to do the main vocal, then do the harmonies, then GO BACK and mute the main vocal and do it again a few times. After singing it so many times, you will find yourself relaxing more (you know the song better now--and you have backup singers!) and it comes out with more conviction and ease. That being said, I do think it needs more of a belting delivery in spots, it's just a little reserved. But I dig it anyway, DL as usual. Thx Phil.
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echoroom said 2993 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Honestly..
...firstly, sorry to be so late here - I dont get much time these days. this is ace - lloyd Cole meets the Verve (vocally at least). i dont really like the echo on the verse vox. The singing doesnt really sound 'off' to me, it just sounds a little but emotionally flat in places - the backing vox seem to work better actually. The 'reflex' part sounds more emotive and confident. Some of my fav singers are off-key, so that doesnt really bother me. Great ending!
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kassia said 2992 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
well
it looks like you have gotten LOTS of great feedback here. and I'm certainly not qualified to offer anything on a tune like this. all i can say is, i really enjoyed it. incredible song writing and i really like your vox on this. this has a very laid back feel to me, a nice easy pace. great orchestration that never gets overpowering, but just supports everything perfectly. very well done.
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dolby said 2991 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Cheers..
...Kassia - glad you liked it, and thanks for the visit :-))
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saymme said 2984 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Walking contradiction
this took a nice grip of me - You have a beautiful voice & the lyrics were just what i needed to hear !! They're just grand ....(!)! BEAUTIFUL music..love the layed back rythm - that walking contradiction is the icing on the cake : ) ! Your weekness is really your strength - !
I think its perfect the way it is don't understand atall your 'flat' thoughts (!) ITS PERFECT IMO . & yes it would be awesome with a female singer aswell ...how bout alannah ...she just popped in mind
tx so much -dl !!! helena

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KenneSilva said 2974 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Nice
use of a wah wah pedal. Liked the vox and the arrangement with backround echoes. No need to say "goodnight" for this one. 8^)
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musicmarket said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
thank you
for your forum-post "did i get away with it?"... because it gave me the opportunity to find your music. your sound is beautiful in every respect. especially i like your voice. it sounds very natural.
the chorus of "You Can't Win Them All" is the best one, i have heard
for a long time. really!

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dolby said 2924 days ago (June 22nd, 2009)
Cheers Olaf
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Bemerkungen. Ich bin froh, dass Sie meinen Musik gefunden haben! Ich werde mich jetzt einige von Ihnen hören!

Viel Spass -

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JonMShaw said 2888 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Feel
I love the feel of this track, especially the baseline running around behind everything and the wah guitar weaving in and out. Those drums sound good with that rolling snare and it all seems to blend together quite nicely. I personally would have dropped the synths a bit (or maybe used a softer pad?) but that's just my personal taste. With the music and the vocals I'm hearing a bit of Roxy Music for some reason, and I'll have to go with the majority and vote no to the Diva!... it's sounding great with your voice on it (but better with a touch more volume on your vox!). Top track. Favourited.
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dolby said 2888 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Cheers
Good comments - appreciated - welcome to MacJams!
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blaky smith said 2815 days ago (October 9th, 2009)
different ways
I missed this one and I am very late, but I'm glad to hear you and I hope it's never too late to say I like it, really a beautiful song, very well done on every way. A pleasure to listen. Thanks...
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