You post so many, it's hard for me to keep up with you! I really like this song, think I mentioned that on FB as well. I was reading above crits--surprised that "Nite" didn't recognize your voice as much as both of you are around here, especially you with so many posts. I usually agree with Nite's always objective viewpoints, but not completely this time. I think this song's vibe works very well with Vic's "Country/Folk" type voice. I did go back and try and hear what he was hearing--and perhaps Vic, if you re-visit the eq on your harmonies and add a bit of mid high treble, and maybe pan them a bit more to give your lead vox more individual space within the mix--might enhance the lead vox which could improve the mix by giving the harmony a little more contrasting tone and it's own personal space a bit--I think the performance is fine. Experiment if you so desire.
This is some fine writing --I like this "The City of New Orleans" meets "By the Time I Get To Phoenix" story going on here, and Vic captures the story with a composition that works beautifully and a performance that is most excellent.
Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice Fortune depends on the tone of your voice
-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon) from the song "Songs of Love" from the album "Casanova" (1996)
It is a sub-genre of "Country" and I won't blather about all those great songs with similar themes. The melody is as strong or maybe a tad stronger than the lyric and that guitar solo of the chorus dropped in before it's queue... and I agree with the place you put it. Great co-write, guys... and I think your vocals are really something special, Vic.
Knowing you are both in Wales (now a part of the UK) I have to ask about the use of the term "Bus." Is that term also used in the UK or do you call them something else? If so, did you use "Bus" as a song marketing ploy? Forgive my curiosity but I always want to attempt to get into the head(s) of songwriters.
No matter, please don't take this as a criticism. This is a really good song. ----Dave
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Hi Eddie. You're younger than me. You will have to run faster. Maybe I'm trying to make up for misspent youth.
I already did the eq thing but I could try adjusting more. I usually just pan the backing vocals slightly right and left but I'll try an increase in that separation. Thanks for suggesting and glad you liked it.
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Yup .... I'd say it works. Mighty fine lyric Travis and excellent job bringing them home Vic. Extremely enjoyable listen though when I saw the title, I thought I was going to hear Vic do his best Mick Jagger
Seriously ....great job. Only small nit I heard was on the line "oh how fast the time just kinda melted away" .... It seemed like a lot of words to vocally fit into that line .... Just nitpicking though
Beautiful song ... I love that lonesome feel! I had never heard the Rolling Stones song, either, but I had a listen and then read that it's based on the rapes of the Boston Strangler! I'm sure glad you guys have given a new meaning to "Midnight Rambler!"