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Pleasant Valley Sunday


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FEEL

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I haven't done anything for a while and this cover has been on my hard drive for a while. Vic gave me the courage when I checked out his most recent upload.

THE MONKEES
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"Pleasant Valley Sunday"

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
Seranade the weekend squire, who just came out to mow his lawn

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

See Mrs. Gray she's proud today because her roses are in bloom
Mr. Green he's so serene, He's got a t.v. in every room

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don't understand

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see
My thoughts all seem to stray, to places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta Ta Ta...

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday...

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Hits: 279
Comments: 24
Fans: 16
Plays: 47
Downloads: 2

Uploaded: May 11, 2017 - 01:47:53 PM
Last Updated: May 11, 2017 - 01:47:53 PM Last Played: May 24, 2017 - 07:52:30 PM
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sammydix said 17 days ago (May 11th, 2017)
Suburbia America
the same everywhere. But oh, the secretes within... Great to hear something from you after so long, John...even the unexpected!
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FEEL said 16 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
How have you been Sam?
Unexpected and why would I post? that's for sure

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Calchas said 16 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
Nice cover John!
I like this better than the original. (I never liked the Monkees' vocals that much...)

Well done!
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FEEL said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Mike
Thanks for listening... the quality isn't as good as I wanted it to be. I spent a lot of time putting this together in the original key which was out of my vocal range. I tried to pawn it off on a couple of people for vocals, no takers. I did this with Garage band bounced and loaded on logic 9 then transposed it using melodyne to a key I felt more comfortable with. After bouncing the original, it was impossible to tweak. Not to crazy about the vocals either. I haven't posted in a while so why not.
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FEEL said 13 days ago (May 15th, 2017)
Neal Morse's version
Found a acoustic version on YouTube that's pretty cool, Carol king did a cover live as well. To top it off I managed to delete your second comment by accident.
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Vic Holman said 16 days ago (May 12th, 2017)
PVS
how cool, i grew up on the monkees as a kid. so this is a pleasant pleasure to here your take on it.
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FEEL said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Wasn't my fav band
but it does bring back memories. The want to compete with the Beatles band still to me came up with some good tunes even though the members were backed up by musicians who wrote their music. Kind of like the Banana Splits... Really like your latest cover and that's what motivated me to get this off my hard drive Thursday.
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echoroom said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Great cover
I love this track, and this has a nice, summary feel.and now I can read the lyrics! Great arrangement, really like the organ.
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FEEL said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Steve
good to see you hear. It definitely has that summer feel. I was actually planning on doing Last Train to Clarksville when I ran into this tune on youtube. Maybe I should of stuck to plan A. This was a little more challenging and I don't think I ever got the guitar riff right... maybe close.
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TommyBlueBoy said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Feeling it
This is a solid production of an oldy but goody. I had forgotten how nihilistic this song is!! Great job.
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FEEL said 15 days ago (May 13th, 2017)
Tom
thanks for dropping by, listening and commenting. The message struck me oddly as well when revisited.
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Dean-Resonator said 14 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
How Pleasant
I had forgotten all about the song. Thanks for bringing it back, it was fun to listen to. Don't worry about the vocals, you sound like Pavarotti compared to me.
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FEEL said 14 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
thanks for the listen
Me too when I came across it on youtube. Ha... the vocals... it definitely isn't my strongest attribute.
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Daugrin said 14 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Splendid...
Rewrites in the lyrics, improvements in the form, new melodic material added, this is exactly how to do a cover bravo!
If you would have added a modern harmony on the ride out why, it might have been un-improvable...

Daug
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FEEL said 14 days ago (May 14th, 2017)
Thanks for the kindness
I'm with you on the backup vox. The original if I recall does have some and I've been under ambitious here lately. Had to throw it out here, so all these hits and comments mean a lot to me.
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bronco said 12 days ago (May 16th, 2017)
Good cover
John your version made me realize what a good song this is. Made me curious as to who wrote it and it was a Carol King /Gerry Coffin song. Monkee's made some good music they never got credit for. The lyrics can still resonate today. I had a lot of fun harmonizing along with your vocal. Good one!
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bronco said 12 days ago (May 16th, 2017)
Oh yeah
The Monkees did play their own instruments and write a lot of their own songs after the second album. Don Kirschner was the music director and wouldn't let them play their on their own records until he was replaced. Nesmith went on to make some really nice solo albums and Dolenz wasn't a bad vocalist/songwriter either.

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FEEL said 12 days ago (May 16th, 2017)
I've listened to some of Nesmith's songs
He's a good writer. A lot of the Tunes the Monkees did were very catchy. I watched a documentary on them, Nesmith wanted to write the songs, but if I remembered right, they didn't let him. At least he was persistent and made his solo albums. Thanks for the listen and the info, nice to still see you around macjams.
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KCsGROOVE said 11 days ago (May 17th, 2017)
pleasant
I always wondered why covers were not done on this site.
I like this one better than the original :-)
very much enjoyed!
KC
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FEEL said 10 days ago (May 18th, 2017)
KC
thanks for listening, I appreciate the kind words.
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Philip18 said 10 days ago (May 18th, 2017)
Pleasant Valley Sunday
I love the warm, full backing. Agree with comments about a backup vocal to fill things out. Much enjoyed!
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FEEL said 8 days ago (May 20th, 2017)
Thank you Philip
For taking the time to stop by, listen, evaluate and fav.
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paralax said 5 days ago (May 23rd, 2017)
cool cover
pretty cool cover .kept waiting for the backing vocals to appear. but to no avail.still cool though.
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FEEL said 4 days ago (May 24th, 2017)
Good to see you "hear"
I was trying to farm out the vocals. Mine were rushed and an afterthought but this is still available if you would like to add them. Thanks for dropping by.
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