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by 8MonthMalfunction, Dyl and NorthPoint


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Released: Jan 12, 2008 | 2:29 PM
Category: Rock
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 4.38 MB

Plays: 2495
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Saturday

License: Derivative works allowed on iCompositions only; contact artist for permission
This started off as an acoustic guitar piece that I couldn't work any words out for, so I sent it over to Alan to see what he could do with it... Alan sent me over a rough draft of a melody and lyrics, and a few tweaks later and the song was starting to make some sense... Alan added a bass line to the drum loops I put down, and we asked Dylan to add some electric guitar to the mix... He also chucked in a shaker for good measure! smiley

The final result is this, and I am very proud what we have ended up with... This is also my first recording where I have shared the lead vocal with another male vocalist, so thats another box ticked!

Ian Husbands - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Loops, Production/Mix
Alan Crouch - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass
Dylan - Electric Guitar, Shaker

Lyrics by Alan Crouch and Ian Husbands

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RolandOfGilead Artist

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Great!!! Love this song men!
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9 years ago
tetsuya Artist

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not bad!! nice and groovy!, nie mix, but there seems to be a problem with the rythm at some moments, nothing really bothering tough,

good song!

Cheers
Tetsuya
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9 years ago
feenixx Artist

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Excellent song
Well made recording, mix, production, with a nicely filled-out sonic spectrum, professionalism at work...
very entertaining to listen to
what more can I ask for?
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Nicely done. All the parts fit together very well to form a catchy, groovy tune. Liked the harmonies over the chorus.
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9 years ago
Barretok Artist

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Very cool song! What a nice group! Great sound! (the shaker is amazing)!!!! smiley
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9 years ago
Dyl Artist

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Proud and glad to play with those fine artists...This is a great song, Ian.

And yes, i must admit, i'm a shaker addict.
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9 years ago
DLB Artist

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Guys this is great! Love it! you make a fab trio well done indeed. Look forward to hearing a follow up?
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9 years ago
KCsGROOVE Artist

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Great production!
Like the harmonies of the vocals very much!
Very fine collab, guys!
KC
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9 years ago
ShadowofNine Artist

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Great collab, outstanding
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9 years ago
NorthPoint Moderator

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Thanks Dave, Cees, B, Pink, feenix, tetsuya, Roland. It was a blast working with Ian and Dylan on this song. Great hearing Dylan go electric, and Ian came up with such a cool acoustic part that we had to make sure a song grew around it. This was a true collaboration - everybody chipped in and worked as a team to take it new directions. Great fun.

A followup? Anytime smiley

Happy New Year,
Alan
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9 years ago
herrsolera Artist

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I like how this song straddles the line between pop-rock and country. The voices work brilliantly here and the direction is clear, as if the whole thing were put together instinctively. It "makes sense" from the beginning. Well done, everyone.
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9 years ago
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GREAT 1000!. Excellent production, love the voice and the guitars. Cool job guys!.
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9 years ago
ddball Listener

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I get the impression that in the ninth month, everything just clicked. Great piece. smiley

Oops, I just realised the title was 'reaching' and not 8mm. So,
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I think this captures the spirit smiley
Last edited by ddball, 9 years ago.
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What a nice team!!!!!! Great: song, production, voices!!!!!
Bravissimi


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9 years ago
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Great collab guys, very well done. Reminds me of ... ?

- LaFayette
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Cool number! Thumbs up in particular for Alan's lyrics and melody.
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Great tune Ian. Nice work everyone!
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9 years ago
that80sboy Artist

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this song has power boys...very cool collab!
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9 years ago
BossHook Artist

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The chorus of "Reaching so high" sounds like a modern day Hollies tune with the harmony split on vox. Cool grit on Dylan's guitar and you guys bring an undeniable intensity to it.
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9 years ago
JD Moderator

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I love Dylan's touches. Like Boss says he brings a certain intensity to it.

Ian, when with you work with songwriters like Alan and Dylan- you simply can't go wrong. I am going through Alan's stuff over the past few days (it just dawned on me that Bridge Creek is also him-) and he is really quite a talent here. You all are. But then, I assume you knew that and that's why the three of you teamed up to make this number smiley

My one complaint: Move that awesome bass up front more in the mix. Alan's doing some great stuff on it. Don't hide that bass, man!
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Great sound! I would like to see the lyrics at some point, always like to read along to fully appreciate how a tune was built.

Peace,
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Great rock song. I love the sound of your voices, and the dry/electric guitars...Much enjoyed !
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Wow, wow, wow and wow! (did I say wow?)
Superb song, great lyrics, intense and flawless performance by all parties involved.
Production is spot-on, too.
Supergroup!

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9 years ago
8MonthMalfunction Artist

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Hey guys, thanks for all the great feedback and comments...

I have posted the lyrics for those of you that want to read them!

Once again, thanks to Alan & Dylan for making this such a great collab to work on!
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Cool the way it comes together nicely, but you still get three distinct performances. I love the last bit where you guys are sharing the lead vocals. It makes for a great conclusion.
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9 years ago
dirigent Artist

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Fantastic production of a simply great song smiley smiley smiley
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Cool to hear how this turned out, excellent smiley
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Great collab!
Great song!
Great mix!
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Hooked me with the guitar in the beginning. Great song all the way through.
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