• Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
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Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
on: December 23, 2018, 13:54:32
I've always wanted to but never got round to writing a Christmas song. I've managed to do it this year, just in time for Santa :-)

Managed to dig out all the Chrismas jingle sounds I could find. Let me know what you all think.

Happy Xmas everyone in the Kitchen :-)  :dance:

https://soundcloud.com/carldaviesbiz/love-is-blind-especially-at-xmas


VERSE 1
We’re feeling nervous
Now the day is near
The lights are out
But the sky is clear above this town
And I wave goodbye to 2018
My mum plays loud
With the orchestra
Trust her and good things will come
She’ll raise our spirits up to the sky

PRE-CHORUS
But what kind of mood will be Monday
Will you return to me Tuesday?

CHORUS
Love is blind
Especially at Christmastime
When you and
Hog the log fire for a while
With high jinks and spilt mulled wine
It plays on your mind
Like a brass band on a frosty night

REFRAIN
In a cold place, far away
A thousand miles from here
Santa Claus is filling up his sleigh

VERSE 2
I dreamt last night
That you were gone
All that remained
Was this sad Christmas song
And all that remains
Are shortbread crumbs of you


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Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 22:45:41
Great Christmas song!! Who is doing those amazing harmonies?
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Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 23:42:43
Great Christmas song!! Who is doing those amazing harmonies?

Thanks for the feedback @Leonard Scaper backing vocals done by...my good self - everything's done usually in the dead of night in my tiny sound-proofed home studio :-)


Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 23:56:30
Nice job @CarlDavies ! Merry Christmas to you!

It has just enough sleigh bells to be "Christmassy" . Well done. I'll even out those karma points for you.  :)
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 23:59:35
Nice job @CarlDavies ! Merry Christmas to you!

It has just enough sleigh bells to be "Christmassy" . Well done. I'll even out those karma points for you.  :)

Thanks so much @Bill from November Sound I'm a newbie - what the heck is a Karma point? :-)


Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 01:24:09
Oh, it's hard to explain … you see the fingers in a peace sign below your name? That.  :shinyteeth:

I have this thing about making sure everyone has even numbers.  ::) You had 3.  :bonk:
I clicked the " [one karma point for you] ". It became 4. Then I did it two more times.

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Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 11:27:32
Cool - bells, melody, chords - all very Yule-tide befitting.
I'd sinkin the vocals a wee bit in the mix, and may be in one or two places take out the backing vocals for extra effect when they come back.
For instance
in
But what kind of mood will be Monday
Will you return to me Tuesday?
keep the BV only on Monday and Tuesday.
and from 1.37 onwards in the "In a cold place, far away
A thousand miles from here" - i'd alos leave out the BV.

Just an idea. Great song altogether. Happy Xmas!
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #7 on: December 24, 2018, 11:47:00
Cool - bells, melody, chords - all very Yule-tide befitting.
I'd sinkin the vocals a wee bit in the mix, and may be in one or two places take out the backing vocals for extra effect when they come back.
For instance
in
But what kind of mood will be Monday
Will you return to me Tuesday?
keep the BV only on Monday and Tuesday.
and from 1.37 onwards in the "In a cold place, far away
A thousand miles from here" - i'd alos leave out the BV.

Just an idea. Great song altogether. Happy Xmas!

Hey @oorlab some really pro and constructive feedback. All for free too. I'd already dropped the vocals a bit in the mix but sounds like needs more. The trouble was I've got a new pair of monitoring headphones that sound great but seem to drop the mid-range and vocals sat well in the mix with them on. As soon as I played it in the car the vox were embarrasingly loud!

I'll try stripping back BV's - I tend to get a bit over excited about them and slap them in everywhere . Need somebody like you to restrain me a bit :-)

Have a great Xmas too and I'll look out for your tracks to return the feedback favour

Carl

Happy Xmas too!


Re: Christmas Song: Love is blind (Especially at Xmas)
Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 13:49:53
Very good work
Congratulations
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