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#1134626 - 01/07/18 02:54 PM If I needed someone. Vic  
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Well, I finally finished this one (maybe).
What do you think?
Comments welcome.

Vic

https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/if-i-needed-someone

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If I needed someone. © 2017 Vic Arnold
V1
If you needed someone .. like I do now
Where would you find the one?
Where and how?
Because you can't get .. what you need
Not on this street
If you needed someone to love
V2
If I took a long trip .. around the world,
would you take me back
without a word?
Even if I don't fall to my knees
would you comfort me?
If I needed someone to love
Ch.
If I needed someone,
could you stick around
for the long haul?
There's a princess in this town
who could wear the crown
If she could take it all
Br.
Somewhere to rest my head
and some warmth in this cold bed
Two arms to hold on to
If I needed someone
Someone like you
Ch. and outro


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
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#1134637 - 01/07/18 03:28 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Vic:

To my ears... this one has a solid "Eagles" vibe to it. I enjoyed everything about it... words, music, backing! It's a really good song and suspect we will be hearing it again soon... and often. Thanks for sharing. ----Dave

#1134639 - 01/07/18 03:37 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Yeah, I like it too, Vic. Love the guitar sounds on this.

When I heard the first chorus, I thought I would have sung these lines a little differently:

who could wear the crown
If she could take it all

Then I heard the second chorus and thought, "Yeah, like that" smile

Scott

#1134647 - 01/07/18 05:11 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thank you Scott.
Good call on that. Now I have to change it.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134649 - 01/07/18 05:55 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Vic.

Nice one Mr. Arnold! Smooth, kind of sad too, but this fella will find his princess, but he needs to not be afraid to jump into the fire you know--next song! I got more Kristofferson than Eagles, but your vocal style has always reminded me of KK on certain songs, but you stay on key a bit better! You have to like KK though, he's real.

Nice production Vic!

steady-eddie

#1134656 - 01/07/18 06:57 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hello Vic,


You're certainly sounding good, NICE WORK.


Calvin


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#1134671 - 01/08/18 12:18 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Vic,

Beautiful song. Love the chorus. I was reading the word "street" too literally at first, forcing me to wonder, "on what street CAN one find love" (and of course there's a dirty joke that could follow) but seriously, when I realized the word "street" has a poetic, less literal application, I then understood how brilliant V1 is.

I should not critique past my bedtime, brain activity gets dicey, LOL..

I'm not hearing KK on this, but just you. smile

Good to here the new BIAB oohs and ahs getting a work out. I was wondering how long it would take them to make a few of those.

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 01/08/18 12:20 AM.

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)
#1134681 - 01/08/18 04:57 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Good poignant ballad Vic loved the chorus especially.
Best of luck with it. Hope it gets a radio play.
Don'the know if you listened to all of Sophie's show last week?
She played the Beach Boys God Only Knows and reference to them as the Pet Shop Boys in her introduction and after the play lol
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1134684 - 01/08/18 09:39 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Hey Dave.
I thought I had replied to your comment but it doesn't show on here.
A belated thank you for your generous remarks.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134693 - 01/08/18 11:14 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: E Swartz]  
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Thank you Ed.
Slightly more on key is about the best I can do these days.
I blame it all on age. I could have been a contender. :-)

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134707 - 01/08/18 04:31 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Calvin, I am trying ... very.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134716 - 01/08/18 08:51 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Nice fusion of country and slow rock elements.

I really like your guitar work in this one. The production is good, too.

I liked the harmonies so much I felt like you could sprinkle them in a bit more liberally. For instance, on this line I can hear one in my head: "Because you can't get .. what you need." On the other hand, I think a little less of the background ooos and aahs would work a bit better.

The lead vocals are well performed and mixed but I am hearing a bit of low-mid that is poking its head up around 300Hz or so.

Cool song with excellent guitars and good production.

Peace,
TC

PS: outstanding arrangement (I almost forgot!).

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#1134717 - 01/08/18 09:22 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Love those harmonies through out and your guitar work is stellar.
I get classic Springsteen all day in your vocals.

This song grabs you from the first strum and that crying lead works perfectly with your vocals.


"Dig my imaginary...... Baaand Maaan"
#1134733 - 01/09/18 12:14 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Pretty song, Vic. Well performed and produced—another great effort. Really liked your use of the backing vocals on this one—and, of course, the guitar slays. Enjoyed my listen immensely. Good luck with this one.

All the best,

Deej

#1134737 - 01/09/18 05:57 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Mike.
Thank you, you're always so positive.
Yes, "this street" means the "place he's at".

First time I used the ooohsaaahs. Another tool in the kit.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134738 - 01/09/18 06:01 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Travis.
No, I didn't catch the show but I noticed that she does get a little vague at times.
Her and I would get on fine. :-)

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
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They have a catch up Vic.if it's like the Beebs you will be able to flick through the dross and go to our stuff


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1134742 - 01/09/18 09:46 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Not sure, (judging by the story line) what this guy has to offer that would make a lady want him Vic! LOL
Liked the tune and I always enjoy hearing your guitars.
One thing: I wish the lead-in to, (and the chorus itself) was more dramatic and exhibited more passion like you demonstrate in the outro.
Good stuff!
-Mike

#1134744 - 01/09/18 10:06 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: TC Perkins]  
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Hi TC.
Thanks for the comments and suggs. I had the low mids down around the 400kz mark 3db so now shifted to 320kz. My ears ain't that great at my age.
If you have a chance take a listen. I also added a couple more harmonies but where you suggested didn't work well so took that one back out.

Thanks again for taking the time.

Vic


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#1134750 - 01/09/18 11:37 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Nice song that sounds good. I assume you know that the Beatles/George Harrison beat you to the title.


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#1134754 - 01/09/18 01:22 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Nelson]  
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Hi Nelson.
Thanks for the comments, not all my guitar work though.
Guitar editing is the best I can claim for that. It can take longer than playing it myself though. :-)

Vic

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It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

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I listened to the new version.

The vocal EQ is better, and I think it would work fine if the lead vocal was not quite so 'hot'. Your music is so good, and your voice so powerful on this song, I don't think you need the main vocal levels so high. Let the music envelope those vocals; leave some headroom for that awesome arrangement.

Sounding good.

Peace,
TC


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#1134773 - 01/10/18 06:15 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thank you Deej.
Your support is much appreciated.

Vic


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If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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#1134774 - 01/10/18 06:16 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Travis, I'll try that.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.
http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

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Lovely, Vic, very nice sound and production. Lyrically, all the stressed lines; if I needed someone, someone to love, someone like you, are all pretty common and well represented in the world of music. Maybe you could dig deeper and pull something a little different out of your writer's bag of tricks? smile Just a thought.

Ricki

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I liked the song but it would be a killer if the chorus was catchier and exploded more....Good Tune.

#1134788 - 01/10/18 12:13 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: 9ne]  
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Trust me Mike 9ne.
I know the guy. He's a catch and treats his girl like a princess.

Re the passion, maybe next version. Food for thought, eh?

Thanks for the Suggs and comments.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

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Thanks Colin.
Well, I do now :-).
I remember the song but it didn't connect when I was writing it. It was going to be "If you needed somebody to love" but there were too many syllables.
And of course that's probably been used too.

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#1134805 - 01/10/18 05:10 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Colin,

I thought the same thing at first glance, but then knew that Vic played some of the same stage venues with The Beatles in the early 60's--I just figured George H got the song title idea from Vic...........

steady-eddie

#1134817 - 01/10/18 08:18 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: TC Perkins]  
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Done


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#1134818 - 01/10/18 08:22 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hi Ricki.
Thanks for the idea.
I'm sure I could for the next version.

Vic


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#1134821 - 01/10/18 08:40 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Vic,

I think the singing comes across as very natural and real. I like those harmonies. The lyric seems to speak in the way someone would speak if they were being vulnerable but didn’t want to be “too” vulnerable. lol Using 3rd person and the word “someone” instead of “you” until the bridge. He’s open, but careful. smile Very plausible! Nice job.

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#1134825 - 01/10/18 11:44 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hell yeah!

The vocals sit in the mix really nice now, Vic. It sounds excellent. Closing in on 'pro' mix territory there, my friend.

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#1134837 - 01/11/18 08:45 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thank you Barry.

Well, nothing is set in stone here so who knows?

Vic


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#1134845 - 01/11/18 12:47 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: E Swartz]  
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That is correct, Ed.

Thanks for clearing that up.

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#1134851 - 01/11/18 03:28 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Cool song and solid production Vic! I know I said this before, but I love your vocals. The harmony takes it to another level.

Best, John smile

#1134855 - 01/11/18 04:00 PM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Kristi McKeever]  
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Hi Kristi.
You got it in a nutshell.
Thank you for the comments.

Vic


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#1134892 - 01/12/18 09:28 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: TC Perkins]  
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Thanks for your suggs, TC.
It's good to have different ears.

Vic


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#1134894 - 01/12/18 09:57 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi John.

Glad you liked it and thanks for the support.

Vic


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#1134895 - 01/12/18 10:18 AM Re: If I needed someone. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Nice to know that this song is on local radio today.

https://www.thesourcefm.co.uk/presenters/sophie-sweatman/


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