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album art Fragile Heart
by Matt Granz, borris, Bebe3x and wakegirlsarah


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Released: Dec 18, 2007 | 2:00 AM
Category: Alternative
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 7.34 MB

Plays: 2748
Downloads: 22
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Tuesday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
I've had this song floating around in my head for a long time. Thanks to the following for their help.

bebe3x: Lyrics
borris : Piano and Organ
WakeGirlSarah: vocals

I played Bass, some guitar fills, and did the arranging.

The mixing however did not come easy for me and it is far from studio quality here. After two months of reworking the song over and over I decided to finally release this one. It had the most soul amongst the myriad of mixes now clogging up my hard drive.



Beats courtesy of Beta Monkey Drum Loops.

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k6 Artist

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All that work was well worth the effort. Top to bottom this song is perfect. Super vox, lyrics, music and production. With the quality all there to work with this is worth the agony of perfection. Step back and enjoy it yourself. Take a breath and see what a beauty this is.
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9 years ago
4arms Artist

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Okay so this was already one of my favourite icomp songs. The lyrics work really well with the feel of the tune. Vocals are perfect and your voice really shines in this song. The mix is good. I like the subtle guitar you have in there. Sometimes I think the piano might be a bit busy but generally it works really well. This is great songwriting. A must fav.
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9 years ago
ddball Listener

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I see that woman has my heart .. smiley
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9 years ago
newsynth Artist

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Congrats! I already knew that wakegirlsarah is great. Nice composition and nice psychedelic keys + guitar in the background.
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9 years ago
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Great vocals - I'm a fan. Excellently arranged and played. Pro job!
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9 years ago
feenixx Artist

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Beautiful singing, outstanding production. You won't believe how many people I meet who say it isn't possible to make a professional sounding mix in GB - I say: they should join iComp and listen to work like this!!!
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9 years ago
DaveM Artist

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This is a GREAT song. I love the vox and the piano work is just great, right up my street. The ending is beautiful.

My only tiny critique would be (and you know this yourself) the mix sounds like you have been struggling with it, too much mid eq, not enough bass and treb for me.

Dave
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9 years ago
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What a beautiful voice. Great collaboration. There's a gentle side of everyone coming here. smiley
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9 years ago
jolofsson Artist

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This is beautiful...I really really like it smiley

Mixing is very hard...there's a reason why people go to school in order to learn that smiley

/Johan
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9 years ago
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Outstanding in every way,from top to bottom, and back again, congrats to all of you for a memorable song to end 07 with, seasons greetings to all of you....
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9 years ago
Tribrix Artist

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This is a fantastic track you all have created and I applaud you, but I'm going to disagree with some of the previous posters and say the mix is close, but not quite there (IMHO). I think the reverb is correct on some of the tracks but there's too much of it overall. The piano and voice are crystal clear, but other things seem a little muddy, and it's hard to hear what's going on at times. If you have a thought to mix this again and repost it (and I really hope you do, because it's so good), then I might consider going back to a completely "dry" state and start from scratch, remembering what you did before, but approaching it fresh. Just a thought. Great job though, everyone.
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9 years ago
wakegirlsarah Artist

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Great mix, Matt. This is the best one yet. As we both know, this one has been rearranged and totally started from scratch several times. I appreciate all of the time and heart you put into this. It turned out beautifully.

Thanks for all of the feedback everyone! Happy Holidays to you all!!
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9 years ago
zallaz Moderator

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This is superb, I remember you posting the original minus lyrics, but hearing this versions fab, kudos to Sarah, big smiles! Plus bebe's piano is great and borris's addition, cool work all around.
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9 years ago
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Great composition and performance, all of U! smiley
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9 years ago
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Great collective work... Vocals are outstanding.

Love it

- Lafayette
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9 years ago
borris Artist

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I heard other mixes of this and I think this one turned out really nice. Good job.

-borris
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9 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Nah... it sucks but your piano playing is beautiful man... thanks for playing on this.

Everyone else... thanks for the feedback. You obviously are all going deaf to like this mix and I love you all for it.
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9 years ago
PunkFloyd Artist

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yeh the mix isn't your best mate but the song is strong. good work all. it's a blasting good effort.
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9 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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this one makes me feel all tingly......very nice work guys,sarah!
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Matt, I am know you struggled with technical problems early and had to restart from scratch. It is a beautiful beautiful song, which is why I instantly fell in love with it from the moment I heard it. It was the right tune at exact time as I had just returned from a trip to the desert filled with brilliant star lit nights.BTW I do not play any piano on this tune. I just wrote lyrics
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9 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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But in spirit you were playing right along with borris... c'mon... admit it!
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9 years ago
Mikee Artist
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this is just wonderful...i could see this tune in the radio with a little tighter production...its got soo much potential!!! LOVE IT!!!
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9 years ago
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bebe great lyrics! pure poetry.
and this melody is hauntingly beautiful
and very nicely sung.
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9 years ago
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Nice one Matt and Sarah

This is a great tune - such a haunting melody...

smiley

This is the one you sent me a while back isn't it...should I still try to work on a different mix at some point?
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9 years ago
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great song-writing guys, unique melody. WGS, great performance.
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9 years ago
JD Moderator

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You know I don't know why you're unhappy with the mix. Yes, it isn't crystal clear. But it has a wonderful 60's AM pop feel to it, and that adds to the great endearing quality to this. Really.

I love this!

Sarah sounds great. Borris on the piano and organ is awesome!

Excellent work!!!
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Great work. Wonderful vocal and lyrics, and the bass sounds great to me - like how it is mixed in nice with the keys and percussion.
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This is a really well written song, with great instrumentation. Nice collab, kudos to all!
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The mix reminds me of several eras, a little bit Detroit, a lot of Brill Building NYC, Hit Factory and even the Band's early recordings the way the piano is recorded. The song is haunting and melodies are precient. Groovy.
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Sounds like a live recording! That's pretty cool for something that ISN'T a live recording, btw.

Lovely music and gorgeous singing.
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tomtomR Artist

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suess wie Zucker smiley
Tommy
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Perfect collab, great music, wonderful vox and lyrics, so this has to be strong...! Enjoyed it.
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Great composition and great voice.

Happy Holidays!
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Wow, the songwriting, vocals, all that music...!!
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Yeah, it does have that "live" feeling as David said. Other than some production values (which I think you might be a tad over-sensitive about), this is really a killer song!! Wonderful songwriting at work here and beautiful performance from wakegirlsarah. Sounds like it could be from an award-winning musical. This is just lovely. Happy Holidays to the Granz! smiley ~Justin
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This is fantastic .. I love everything about it ... I agree with JD, this has that AM Pop sound ... And I am fine with that. Really adds a element to the song. This is fantastic!
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I like it -- nice complexity to the music, layered well, super vocals, kept me along for the ride the whole way through, and the piano is a great backbone to this piece. Agree with JD as well, gives it a retro feel, and the mix is consistent throughout and finishes strong. Great combination of many fine touches that make this work for me.

Peace,
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Very Nice 1 Guys
hv a supa new 08


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9 years ago
plexaura Artist

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It's easy to get down on a song when you have to mix it and thus hear it over and over and over and over X100. I dig the sensual vocals and the thick bass mix. smiley


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9 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks for all the kind comments... I just might enjoy this track again someday.
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Bebe3x Artist

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I am very happy that all you listeners and musicians are enjoying this tune. You are right Matt; I instantly connected to the melody and the music provoked images and thus this little narrative was born. Let's do it again some time. Thanks for taking chances. It makes all the difference when it comes to invention and creativity.
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Very nice indeed!
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Love this!
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VERY NICE COLLAB. smiley Have all good Holidays and a great 2008.

>RIGee
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Kudos for all of you! Awesome track, really enjoyed it.

And have a very merry Christmas smiley smiley

Jake
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don't cha just hate it when people ooh! and ahhh! over something that you KNOW! isn't your best and yet they do anyway?
bummer man! enjoy it! great effort! nice job! what is that thing about being our own harshest critic?

merry christmas

john
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I'm in the pro-song camp on this one. Tastefully poppy and a real snack for our ears. Nice work, kids!
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Yay, I'm sure you'd get on TOTP's with this one smiley
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9 years ago
woofer3 Artist

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I really like this style of vocal delivery and the sound of your voice as well.

Don't worry about the mix and production as the over all performance more than makes up for it and that's what counts.

John.
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