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#1022534 - 09/05/13 02:20 AM City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar  
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What an honor to produce this wonderful song. Truly a blessing. Bit by bit, we're getting Michael's next cd album.

http://www.reverbnation.com/michaeljamesmoore/song/18390933-city-of-gold


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

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#1022582 - 09/05/13 02:34 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Hey Mike,

Just stumbled across this. Why isn't this on the mp3 board ? It needs to be heard. Guys, that is just beautiful work.

cheers, niteshift

#1022585 - 09/05/13 03:15 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: niteshift]  
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Thanks, Nite,

Since I didn't write or sing this, and since it's already mixed and mastered, I didn't want to put it on a crit forum without Michael James Moore's permission. It's been getting a lot of hits here, if it drops off quickly, I'll see if he wants to do that.

This makes, I believe, seven songs we've done toward his project. When it's released, I'll be posting links to CDBaby or whatever site he chooses for distribution.

All the Best,
Mike


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
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#1022587 - 09/05/13 03:20 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Beautiful music making Mike. Great production & mix. Congrats!

Best, John smile

#1022595 - 09/05/13 05:12 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Understand where you're coming from Mike.

I've been listening to Michael's work for a number of years now and have always just appreciated it's natural flow. And then you get a producer like yourself, combine the two, and you get effortless audio.

Effortless ? Yeah, sure, I'm still trying to map your musical arrangement in my head and am still only partially lost. grin

Keep it coming.

cheers, niteshift

#1022599 - 09/05/13 06:13 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: niteshift]  
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Very, very nice production.
Good luck with the cd.
Vic


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#1022632 - 09/06/13 10:17 AM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Vicarn]  
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Good work, Mike. I like the way the doubled vocals flow into harmonies. Also like the flute. He has a nice voice and I presume he wrote the songs?


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#1022643 - 09/06/13 02:06 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Colin Ward]  
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John, Thanks much. It was a labor of love.

Geoff, Yes, Michael reminds me of Seals and Crofts, Christopher Cross and Steely Dan. This cd will be a remake of the best 10 or 12 songs from his earlier cds. Michael did most of his previous work playing everything or nearly everything. He makes up chords that are lush and full, often using tone clusters...combination of notes that defy the word "chord." I kept as much of his character as I was able.

Vic, Thanks, we've been doing this one song at a time for quite a while so I have no idea when we'll finish, but I will certainly announce when we do.

Colin, yes Michael wrote and sang this for his father.

Michael's songs all reflect his life, his ministry for the homeless, love of the ocean, and his relationship with God.

We work long distance. He and I decide which song from his previous albums we'll do. I do an arrangement with acoustic guitars, he sends back a scratch vocal. Then it goes to a friend's studio for basic tracking of drums, keyboards, bass and electric guitar. That comes home where I'll add other guitars, maybe re-do the bass and bring folks out for overdubs. On this song jpf member John Heinrich did three tracks of flute and two tracks of oboe. The oboe just didn't make it tonally. From the three tracks of flute, I pick and choose. The flute instrumental, for example, starts with a phrase that was played at a completely different part of the song and was moved a beat over in the measure. I'll also do things like that with the guitars.

Once finished, the tracks go back to Michael and he'll send me a vocal track. Sometimes I make suggestions and he'll send a new vocal track. In this case the first track did the deal. Then his track get's mixed in, processed, eq'd and given reverb and/or echo. Michael arranges his own harmony parts with rare input from me. Sometimes we add other vocalists for harmony or choir parts.

We work in mp3s over the net for all the work tracks. He sends me vocals on cd throught the mail. With other folks I'll send tracks through YouSendIt, DropBox, etc.

Thanks All,
Mike


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
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#1022651 - 09/06/13 03:44 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Humm,
I listened a bit to the song. It sounded a lot like AFTER THE DANCE, a song posted under Sammie's Music on NEW WEB SITE on the Industry Board. I wonder if it was demoed by Michael.


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#1022652 - 09/06/13 04:35 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Hi Ray, I don't know if Michael demos others' songs, I looked for After the Dance by Sammie's Music but couldn't find anything other than the Marvin Gaye version. I can't find New Web Site, can you provide a link, I'd like to hear it?


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
-niteshift

Mike Dunbar Music

#1022654 - 09/06/13 05:01 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Hi Mike, The Web Site is:
http://www.geocities.ws/fiverosesmusicgroup/ The song AFTER THE DANCE is posted under Sammie's Music. Click on Lyrics and Music.

Last edited by Ray E. Strode; 09/06/13 05:03 PM.

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#1022655 - 09/06/13 05:08 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Ray, I hear a similarity in the voices alright, but after working with Michael for the past few years, I'm sure it's not him. Nice song, though.


You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. -Johnny Cash

It's only music.
-niteshift

Mike Dunbar Music

#1022658 - 09/06/13 07:07 PM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Definitely easy on the ears!

All around top notch work Mike X 2.

Shows what happens when you put talented people together.


If writing ever becomes work I think I'm going to have to stop

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#1022691 - 09/07/13 02:15 AM Re: City of Gold by Michael James Moore produced by Mike Dunbar [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Beautifully-Done "Magic Mikes" and Co.!!!

I'm already a BIG John Heinrich fan...& his Flute playing here's awesome..so's all the Production. Great Song, too...nice Tribute to a Good Dad, sounds like...one to be proud-of, for All-Concerned.

Gonna listen to a few more of MJM's before callin' it a day...been moving Stuff all day long..Whee!

Thanks for Sharing, Brother Mike..Great Mix!
Best Wishes & Big Guy-Hugs,
Stan


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