• Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #15 on: February 21, 2019, 10:10:18
Deare friends..... @Dutchbeat @oorlab @Marcus Nalgaber @Pleudoniem @Mora Amaro La Loba @Timothy Smith ...........and any others who listened to this song as it has been developing.......we listened to you as well.

I received a wonderful lesson from @Chris Spruit . She reminded me that no matter what else we may be thinking when we write and collaborate.....it is always all about the song! It really is.

We now have Lenny singing these lead vocals alone with Chris coming in SO strong in the choruses only. This song has finally come alive. Thank you for that Chris.

I hope folks will give this one another spin.

https://soundcloud.com/leonardscaper/crystal-clear-with-chris-spruit

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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #16 on: February 21, 2019, 13:14:10
@Leonard Scaper @Chris Spruit yes, it works better this way. Sweet song, very well done. I first agreed with @oorlab that the intro was a little like Billy Joel. That still stands, but for a moment I felt this impulse to hum ahead in the mood of Elton John's Your Song. I hope you don't mind, that I put it in words?
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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #17 on: February 21, 2019, 13:37:12
I hope you don't mind, that I put it in words?

I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
....

I DEFINITELY don't mind a comparison to that amazing song from my seminal past.

I know it's not much
But it's the best we can do
Our gift is this song
......  :)

Thanks for that second listen @Pleudoniem


Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #18 on: February 21, 2019, 14:11:09
 ::Suzy:: yes NOW it all makes sense.

Either the great Piano Man or the great Rocket man, NO ,  I don't mind at all @Pleudoniem  put down in words:

Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes

I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do

love both of these great songwriters and Pianoplayers,  so big shoes and high heels for a country girl :-) ,
Thank you !!! made my day , you two ! @Leonard Scaper @Pleudoniem

I think I go back to the black and white melody machine....:-) now.

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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 14:59:29
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 15:44:47 by Macker71165 »
Really nice song fella!  I listened to it  with a winter sun coming through my window  and love the feeling it stirred up in me   think your voice is really good  kind reminds me of roger waters in places!    Well done


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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #20 on: February 21, 2019, 19:17:55
Hey @Macker71165 ...thanks for checking this song out! We appreciate your kind comments. Roger Waters.......I'll take that.  :) :) :)


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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #21 on: February 22, 2019, 17:13:39
Late to the party on this and i haven't bothered to read the comments before posting but my immediate response is it sounds like you are miles away from each other when they should be in the same room. It's a reverb thing I guess.

I actually think a song like this needs a gospel feel and that means harmony together. Ummm... I wonder what it would sound like if you double-tracked your part @Leonard Scaper to give an even more choral feel ? Your voice sounds a bit bare as it stands.

Yes, it's a choir song so multi-parts would make this track really shine, especially in the chorus but it needs more voices throughout IMHO to make it really take off. 

I could imagine our nearly 300 strong choir combined choir singing this

Right now I will go away and see why others have posted.

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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #22 on: February 23, 2019, 17:17:29
Really strong and emotional song, good work guys.


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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #23 on: February 23, 2019, 18:34:10
Wonderful!!!
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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #24 on: February 23, 2019, 21:04:51
Thanks for that in depth listen @Bill from November Sound

@realkevm and @Goatrelated ......we appreciate your kind appraisal.   :)


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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #25 on: February 23, 2019, 22:13:29
Cool @Leonard Scaper  and @Chris Spruit   - love the newest version ! https://soundcloud.com/leonardscaper/crystal-clear-with-chris-spruit Now indeed has more of a togetherness in the vocals and a choir like feel.
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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 23:01:09
Thanks for giving this tune a second listen @oorlab ....I was hoping you would. We're pleased with how it came out after listening to what you and others had to say about the first version.....even though we didn't take every bit of advice.  ;)


Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #27 on: February 23, 2019, 23:06:44
Thanks for that in depth listen @Bill from November Sound

@realkevm and @Goatrelated ......we appreciate your kind appraisal.   :)

You mean @MrBouzouki   ( ... mistaken identity we both have B's in our name ha,ha... )  @Leonard Scaper   ... I may have listened in depth ... but I don't think I commented yet.  ::)  Way to get in my head, there  :bonk:
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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #28 on: February 23, 2019, 23:52:02
HA!!

I guess  I'm gettin' old @Bill from November Sound

....sorry MrB. *facepalm*


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Re: Crystal Clear...Leonard Scaper and Chris Spruit
Reply #29 on: February 24, 2019, 13:03:00
That "Final Third" is starting to get to you @Leonard Scaper  ;D ;D ;D ;D