Hey Jody,

I would have liked to play the 2 back to back, but from what I recall, the vocal seems to have a lot more presence and up more in the mix. The breakdown around 2.05, has a nice dieback, and then back into the oomph. I'm also hearing a cool subtle delay and ghosting of the vocals, which, I don't think was there before, or couldn't be heard with the compression.

To my ears, everthing seems to be sitting well balanced. Can now also hear the string/key line, which was difficult to hear previously.

Good luck with it, think you might have nailed the song mate, both musically and sonically wise.

cheers, niteshift