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#960568 - 05/20/12 11:39 AM When the Rain Turns into Snow (W. Stuart Cardell) *****  
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One of my Christmas writes is close to the finish line.. and my friend Stuart Cardell has been very kind to deliver vocals for this one. He is from Australia, does he sound a little like Keith Urban you think?

Forgive me for untimely posting a Christmas song in May, but would like to hear your thoughts..

Do you think this is pitch quality? What isn't? Can you think of artists/ songs with similar vibe?

Target is the tv/film mrkt.

Song is released online now, you can click the link to hear it.

When the Rain Turns into Snow

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#960598 - 05/20/12 04:02 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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It sounds pitch quality to me. Michael Buble has a similar vibe. Good luck.


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#960604 - 05/20/12 05:01 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Colin Ward]  
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song.... wow that was a cool song!!! i really enjoyed it!! :))) scotty

#960793 - 05/21/12 11:07 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Richard Scott]  
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Magne,
That is flat out the best Christmas song I have ever heard on these forums.
What a great hook too. Kind of a juxtaposition on the GREAT Dan Fogelberg song "Auld Lang syne" Where the snow turns into rain <-- Sad.

Really well written you have to be proud of this work.

Tom

#960943 - 05/23/12 10:18 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Tom Franz]  
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Hi Magne,

It's a good tune IMO. Really good. Great production and vocals.

I don't like the word 'black'. It's a real visual downer to open a Christmas tune with. I'd suggest 'dark'. I'd also seriously consider opening w/ your 2nd verse. It's got a much better Christmas vibe. First impressions are pretty critical.

And either way, in the November rain verse, I think it might be stronger if the dark to light transition happens in the 2nd line. Like the cold to warm transition happens in the 2nd line in the other verse.

All the best w/ this. It's really great work.

Peace,

Ian


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#960992 - 05/23/12 03:44 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Ian Ferrin]  
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Hi Magne

Your title/hook drew me in. BTW never too early to post a Christmas song and if I'm not mistaken from what I've read in the past, pitching early is preferred in order to have things set for the Christmas season. Only thing lyrically that didn't sit well was the 3rd line in your Chorus.

"when the world is turned downed low"

Christmas atleast in my travels seems to be a time when the whole world comes alive and there is the bustle of malls, the lights, the excitement/anticipation the parties, etc. An idea might be...

when the world just seems to glow

Nice vocals and yes, I can see this targeted to the film/tv venues as well. Thanks for sharing.

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#961079 - 05/24/12 01:46 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Hey Mags,

Great vibe here mate. Beautiful song and arrangement, especially like the bridge. One small thing, I'd like to see a rythm acoustic in parts to give it some lift and momentum, then a drop back.

Apart from that small nit, it's a killer song mate. Good luck with it.

cheers, niteshift


#961215 - 05/25/12 06:17 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: niteshift]  
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Colin, Richard, Tom, Ian, Lynn, nite,

Thanks for all your comments! Lot's of good inputs to consider, here.

Nite, I actually have an acoustic in there, but mixed it low, just to have it add some density to the mix. Really good point on having something more "driving", though.. Hmm, I need to work on that.

#961265 - 05/25/12 02:14 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Nice job! Great FEEL! I could hear this being on the radio... well not in May! lol!

Peace!
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#961337 - 05/26/12 02:11 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: David Write]  
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I like "When the world is turned down low". It made me think of peacefulness, and less distraction, and calm. I wouldn't change that. I think with a female singing it, it might sound a little more upbeat. I love the title/hook!

#961338 - 05/26/12 02:46 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Hey Magne,
This is nice, but I noticed that one verse has no rhyme:

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[color:#000099]I wake up to a cold December day
But still my heart is warm
Cause, I can see the light that's reachin' in
Gently on my walls
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#961648 - 05/28/12 12:21 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Hi Magne,

First thing that pops is the singer--he's fantastic!

Nice chords, nice arrangement...wow!

With chord changes this cool, you could re-orchestrate this a million nice ways. You chose a nice one, a little reminiscent of Clapton's softer sides.

Nothing to nit, here...nice work, guys!

MIke


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#961651 - 05/28/12 12:33 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Hi Magne,

Add me to the list of folks that LOVE this! Oh and the singer, he sings with such emotion much more than what I usually hear on the radio! Please be sure and let him know how much I love to hear him sing.

YOU have done an awesome job on this too! I could listen all day!!! smile

Dottie

#961983 - 05/31/12 07:21 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Dottie]  
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David, Jessica, Shane, Mike, Dot,

Thanks for the comments. Appreciate every one!
I'll let Stuart know, Dot. Thanks!

I will be finetuning the mix, and then we'll see if we get on screen somewhere :-)

#962017 - 05/31/12 05:29 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Magne--

Really have put yourself at the top of the heap with this song--GREAT!

Mackie

#962127 - 06/01/12 12:50 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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I'm listening again, I've been listening to this at least once a day! LOVE LOVE LOVE this. :))))

Dottie

#962500 - 06/03/12 07:06 PM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Dottie]  
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Thanks Mackie & Dot for letting me know! Very sweet of you

#1175635 - 04/04/21 11:20 AM Re: When The Rain Turns Into Snow (feat. Stuart Cardell on vocals) [Re: Kolstad]  
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For those of you who liked this tune, it is now up on all of the streaming services for free enjoyment. Safe travels all!

When the Rain Turns into Snow

Last edited by Kolstad; 04/05/21 09:31 AM.

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