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The Pride of New York City by J. D. Holliday w/ crissew & S101


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Based upon James' acoustic version, Charles and I added lead guitars and orchestration respectively.


Words and music by J.D. Holliday

JD : Vocals, rhythm guitar, drum programming
crissew : Lead guitar, mix and mastering
Yves : Bass (midi), piano, orchestral additions
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Uploaded: Sep 06, 2011 - 10:55:04 AM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:41:37 AM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 11:05:05 AM
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Saltaireguru77 said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Pride of nyc
Had a quick listen on the iPhone. Awesome work! Oh ... Firsties!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
And
If it sounds half as good through speakers, well...
Fantastic work Yves, Charles and James. Very much like.
Had to come back for another listen!
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks mate
I so much appreciate your time to listen. Talk soon.
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ShadowofNine said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
The Pride of New York City
Just saw the Video, soulful song of remembrance, very cool additions gents...Bravi to you all...
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Dave,
Thanks a million for your comment.
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Narad said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
New York City
Beautiful stuff ! You can be proud of it ! :)
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you Harald
It was great working on this song and certainly JD came up with an awesome song. I was so happy to team up with Charles and JD on this.
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PatriciaGirl said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
The Pride...
Great collaboration you guys. Very much needed and appropriate for this time especially. Good job!

Thanks for sharing this one.
pg
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you so much Pat
For your kind comment
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Moviz said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
One of
your very best vocals on this song James; great work by all concerned and i really like the lightness of the instrumental parts, bringing a feeling of upliftment in what for us all was and is a dark period of our history. Really nice song well performed, regards M
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you Maurice
I agree, JD's vocals are awesome. Many thanks for your comment.
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crissew said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Check out the video
if you haven't seen it. It is in the forums. James filmed it all at and around ground zero and put it together very nicely!

http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=4;showtopic=244357
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Cheers Charles
Never managed to include the video, I wanted to include on the song page too, but without success. It was so fantastic to work on this with you !
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Mosaica said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
NYC
Fitting tribute. Love the guitar solo. A bright, crisp & clean feel to the production.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you Rosalind
I love this song indeed, and I agree, Charles made a great job on the production and his nice lead guitar.
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spitlogic said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Great
I really liked JDs original. Well done gents.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks a lot pal
for your kind comment
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alackbass said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
The Pride of New York City by J. D. Holliday w/ crissew & S101
A well written song with a memorable chorus. Great changes that perfectly match the sad mood of the verses. Uplifting chorus. Well sung! Great range! You've become quite a capable drum arranger! Impressive.

Great guitar solo. Tasteful with just the right amount of flash! Killer tone! A well balanced and clear mix.

Solid bass line with a tone that sits well in the mix. The piano really fills out the rhythm section nicely. Very nice orchestration. I really liked the strings that enter after the guitar solo at the key change!

A collaboration to be proud of!


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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Andrew,
I can't say enough how much I appreciate your support, thank you so much !
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Philip18 said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Moving
Powerful songs that comes from the heart, and demonstrates how music can help to explain and to heal. Emotive vocal. Lovely clean but full backing and mix. Stunning guitar solo - it soars. Congratulations to all involved.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
JD
has a magic way singing indeed. On behalf of us all, thank you so much Philip.
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egobandit said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
New York born and raised
lived there for 35 years of my life, Left a week before 911,
I like this tribute, thank you for keeping the memory alive!
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks a lot Tim
and I can understand how you feel thinking about NYC. I appreciate your comment.
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davisamerica said 2209 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
terrific
work guys... and the vid is great
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you sir
JD did an awesome job on that.
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ted23 said 2208 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Nice
Work on the the mix, instrumentation and playing!
Production is great. A top quality backing.
Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks Ed
It means a lot having this comment coming from you. Many thanks.
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Loob said 2208 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Well done chaps!
Kudos all around! Touching subject matter! Much enjoyed!
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Many thanks Fred !
For your continous support !
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dave_b said 2208 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
The Pride of New York City
Great collab! The original sounds great, and the new guitar and orchestration add to the vibe. Nice sounding mix.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
It was really easy to work on an already beautiful song. I enjoyed this collab very much.
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Skweryl said 2208 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Special thanks!
to everyone especially Yves and Charles for all of your help, support and hard work! Means a ton! (jdskweryl)
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks JD !
For making us a part of the project.
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PeterB7858 said 2208 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Uplifting
Great work guys. Uplifting chorus that is positive and looks to the future. Tasteful guitar solos and I really like the orchestral additions that you came up with, Yves. Congratulations. Regards, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Many thanks Peter
for your kind comment
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Carrie71 said 2207 days ago (September 7th, 2011)
Pride...
Nice work guys! Great vocals JD! Charles really laid down some nice guitar work! Symp101 you are always amazing. Nice tribute boys!
Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks so much Carrie
You rock !
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neilh79 said 2207 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
The Pride of NYC
I remember watching the attack on the tv over here and it was horrific, the work they are doing around Ground Zero is a true tribute and this is a great song excellent
Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks mate
for taking time to listen and comment
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michaeljayklein said 2207 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
Some really fine additions Yves
You have a real ear for knowing just what to put in, when, and just how much; excellent contributions to this on your end--really brings it up a notch! Michael
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks so much Michael
for your very kind comment. I'm trying and hopefully moving in the good direction.
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Hickling_Stan said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Great song
The music was wonderful and I have no doubt the lyrics were heartfelt but to be honest they sounded a bit far back in the mix for me and were difficult to make out. Shame. Enjoyed the music though very much and those guitars were awesome. Cheers Mark
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks so much Mark
For your time to listen and comment.
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TobinMueller said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Fab collab
Nice additions. If only the world worked like collaborations on Macjams. I guess some of it does. I really dig the change at 3:00 Reminded me of those moments in a Phil Collins song. Nice vocal effects.

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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thousand thanks Tobin
You're so right about the collabs, I wished the same.
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MikeRobinson said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
This has commercial possibilities...
... it deserves airplay. Or at least, to "go viral" on the Internet.

I know that we are going to see a lot of "9/11 songs" especially in the next several days. And I would like to be able to say that "most of them will be good." But, they won't be. Nevertheless, this one is. It takes a good lyric, treats it well, has a very nice key-change around 3:00 for refreshment and variety, and all-in-all comes out with an uplifting yet poignant song about a very tragic event as well as the Nation that it happened to.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks a lot Mike
There are some artists I wonder why they are not famous, Charles and JD are certainly among them. Thank you so much for your kind comment.
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PaulaMunk said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Yes,
a wonderful version of James' original. Thank you, Yves, Charles and JD.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thank you so much Char
For your kind comment
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Jarvoid said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
very fitting tribute
and memorial song for that horrific and tragic action.Great stuff superbly realised and delivered .

Jarvo
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Cheers mate
thanks a lot for the listen
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Kicbal said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Very Good
I really like the confident tone that this song has even as it pays tribute to the tragic events of 9/11. I think this is some of JD's finest singing that I've heard. Mix is nice. Lead guitar is a little hot, but very well played. Yves orchestrations is understated but totally effective. Great tribute guys.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Chris
Thanks so much for the comment bro !
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Vic Holman said 2206 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
The Pride
nice and fully developed. great job guys.....powerful stuff!

oh, and i like the doubling vocal around the 3 minute ....... nice!
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Vic
Thank you so much for your time to listen and comment, very much appreciated sir !
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ic42 said 2204 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
standing tall always
soaring song, grand lyrics that touch us all (my best friend's mom escaped down the stairwell of one of the towers that day.) Great instrumental touches (loved the piano flourishes). 0x0
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Standing Tall
Thanks a lot Eduard, it's impossible not being moved by JD's song indeed.
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apb said 2204 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
Fine tribute guys
well done- one to be proud of. (I also found the well sung refrain and how it comes in at 02:55 just after the fine solo really good).
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Thanks a lot Alan
many thanks for your comment !
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Feter said 2201 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
The Pride
Wonderful collab ..its amazing how solid this song sound as a band ...God Bless !!
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Feter
many thanks man, I appreciate your time and kind comment
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sammydix said 2201 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Pride
watched the vid first, then listened to this version. you guys brought this together to a T. very impressive collaboration from all angles. the orchestration was just the icing needed. still jealous of your skills 101.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Sammy
thanks you so much man, although I wonder what a great musician like you would find with me to be jealous about :-) I'm honored by your comment.
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sammydix said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
...
your midi skills are superb, dude. and i was dead serious.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
I truly
feel honored Sammy, thank you so much man.
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chinaman2 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Nice
excellent tribute to the victims & heroes of 9-11. i am currently visiting your country & I can sense how much impact the event has had on every American's life.
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Symphony101 said 2200 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Hey Mannix
Yes, felt the same. I think JD and Charles feel it much more strongly, living there all their lives, but indeed, seeing NYC just before this event and then after gave me some sad feelings too.
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rockstar89 said 2192 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Thanks for remembering!
Thanks for remembering! Drum programming is great. I want to learn to do this...thanks for the inspiration! Keep crankin' em out!!!
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Symphony101 said 2192 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
Hey rockstar !
Thank you so much for your time to listen and comment mate, on behalf of 3 of us !
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Soundhound said 2187 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Nice song...
Not a big flag waver, cause I've seen both side of the reality...

But a good song, is a good song and this is.....that.....
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Symphony101 said 2185 days ago (September 30th, 2011)
Thank you
so much for your time to check it out and comment sir. Much appreciated.
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