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#876748 - 02/06/11 04:46 PM Lush Life (feat. Signe)  
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I've gotten my friend Signe to record vocals for this song, that I wrote for a commercial opp, a while ago.

Now it's up to me. Wonder how's the mix, and what I could do to give it more impact?

Target is still tv/film licensing.

Lush Life

A plug for Signe, who's an awesome session singer, who could use the work! She's recording both at home http://www.uk.singerspro.com/view.php?uid=258703 and in Big Jim's preferred studio Backbeat http://heartbeatstudio.co.uk/index.htm Totally professional to work with, industry standard rates, and a unique voice that can bring your music alive!

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#876755 - 02/06/11 04:59 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Maybe the cymbals would be nice coming in at V2.
I like it anyway though.

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#876821 - 02/06/11 09:31 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Vicarn]  
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Magne: This was really well done, particularly noted that the whistling makes one pay attention. Also, Signe has a wonderful voice. Enjoyed it a lot!

#876831 - 02/06/11 09:47 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Ott Lukk (D)]  
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Really nice. I would consider pulling the volume of the whistle up a touch, giving the bridge a more dynamic feel with a different chord change and adding that tambourine that came in at the end to an earlier spot in the song. But I think it has nice possibilities. I really like it.

#876880 - 02/07/11 03:10 AM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Tracy Harris]  
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Very pretty tune and wonderful singer.

I don't understand the change in notes in the "and I'm allright" at the end of the second chorus, it makes me think it is wrong somehow, it caught my ear each time.

I would dial down the tambourine a bit.

I felt that the middle of the song should have had some small build..you add things, but they are all "high" notes and you know me, I like the deeper resonance..I'm so predictable..

No, I listened again and the second chorus "lush life.." doesn't have the same deep sounds in it as the first chorus to me, I know you are adding some higher stuff for builds, but you are losing the deeper tones to me in that chorus when you do.

It's a nice song, I enjoyed it four times...LOL!!



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#876955 - 02/07/11 03:36 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Thanks Vic, Ott, Tracy & Tammy,

Much appreciated!

Tammy that particular spot was a bad desicion by me. I decided to keep a mistake, while tracking it. May need to redo that.. grr. Don't have a comping producer to kick my b..., so getting your comments is great!

I'll see what I can do to add more dynamics to the song. I might record drums from the start of verse 2, and then add a real tambourine for the last chorus. Drums also calls for bass, so I'll try with a full version, and then have a stripped acoustic version as well. Then I'll probably have to rerecord the electric guitar.

That's how it goes, song never finish do they!

#877107 - 02/07/11 10:34 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Hi Magne,

This is great! Love the lyrics and music and the vocalist really gives it the right spark. Sounds like a Coke commercial! smile


#877196 - 02/08/11 06:58 AM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Thanks Ricki,

Much appreciated!

Check out the links to Signe as well, she's a professional singer, does work-for-hire, and is awesome with harmonies too. Highly reccomended! http://www.uk.singerspro.com/view.php?uid=258703

#877237 - 02/08/11 01:31 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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This is very pretty and the vocal is awesome! I would love to see the lyric as well if you get a chance to put it up. smile

Very nice job!


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#877258 - 02/08/11 02:40 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Dottie]  
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Magne, I'm not going to be any help to you because it sounds fine as it is to me. Got a nice feeling to it. A nice groove and sound.

Write from your heart, not what you think others want to hear.


#877269 - 02/08/11 03:16 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Dan Sullivan]  
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Thanks Dot & Dan,

The lyrics are at the bottom on the Soundclick page, when you scroll down, when you click the link, Dottie (I know, we are all busy..).

#1177416 - 06/08/21 06:32 AM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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10 years after(!), I released this song for my online portfolio of songs available for licensing. I ran out of shelf space :-)

You can listen here: https://orcd.co/lushlife

It has gotten on a bunch of playlists, and even some radio play, so who knows how it will turn out.

I thought it would be fun to post as a conclusion on this thread in the Mp3 Feedback Forum. Thanks to all who did comment!

#1177424 - 06/08/21 12:31 PM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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It’s always interesting when we pull a. song from our catalog that was recorded years ago. As musical styles fade in and out, what really will stand the test of time?

I think this one does clearly find a spot as this reminds me of a Jewel tune.

Having a positive subject is also a breath of fresh air in 2021…

One thing I believe in is this “A great song will always have its day”…If it is meant to be this song will find its way. Good luck and thoughts to you on this tune

Steve Altonian---"I'll just do my best & let God do the rest"

#1177474 - 06/09/21 02:12 AM Re: Lush Life (feat. Signe) [Re: Kolstad]  
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Thanks, good luck to you as well, Steve!

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