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Summer Days
on: October 28, 2016, 18:52:50
Hello everyone, I have recently had a song produced by an online production company, I sent them a take of the song with me on vocals and guitar one track and this is what I got back.

So it's not me on vocals and all the instruments are done by the studio

the link and chords are below if you would like to listen/comment

Cheers

Listen to Summer Days by The C&D Project #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/the_candd_project/summer-days

Capo on 2nd Fret

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D.                                    Em
Spending summer days hiding from the rain
D.                                        Em
Beating out a rhythm up against your window pane

Am.                       C.                              G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.                       C.                                 G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you




D.                                     Em
The sound of your laughter whispers in the breeze

D.                                      Em
Your heavenly smile shines and haunts every dream

Am.                       C.                              G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.                       C.                                 G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you

Cadd9. Dsus2 G
I'm in love with you
Cadd9. Dsus2 G
I wanna be with you
Cadd9.                 Dsus2
I wanna shake up the sun
Asus7
Cos your the one
E7
Yes your the one

D.                                     Em
Spending summer days hiding from the rain
D.                                     Em
Beating down a rhythm up against your window pane

Am.                       C.                              G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.                       C.                                 G
I'll be there where all the world can find me
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you
Am.               C.             . G
And all I can think of is you

Am.     Fmaj7     Am. Fmaj7

All I can think, all I can think

Am.         D7           G.   A

All I can think of is you.
I Dont Know What It Is God Put In My Hands,
I'll Throw It Away And Start A Rock n Roll Band

https://thecanddproject.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/the_candd_project


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Re: Summer Days
Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 19:44:34
Hey @The C&D Project

Wow I was caught immediately by the opening, smooth mix/production, great vocal
(and vocal harmonies), this song has that special wow-factor imo. Beautiful!!
I love the chord progression and composition.
The only complaint I have is that the song is too short!  ;D ;D but I'll hit the replay once more..

Well done!
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I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


Re: Summer Days
Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 19:54:19
wow! those harmonys, so cool! the ill be there-part and the part ater that is really really cool.
i miss some regular cliché stuff where i can catch my breath but thats just me. had to relisten.
really genious chords there :D


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Re: Summer Days
Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 00:53:30
Great song @The C&D Project - really slick sounding and as the others have mentioned - great vocals and harmonies.

You remind me a little of Richard Hawley.

That's sounds like a great service from the studio - did you need to give the direction on what, how you wanted etc? eg the sound you were going for?

Welcome to the kitchen!

cheers

Jurgen


Re: Summer Days
Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 12:53:35
Great song with pro production to compliment.  ::thumb::


Re: Summer Days
Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 15:29:30
Love this song, professionally done


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Re: Summer Days
Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 17:41:21
HI @The C&D Project

vocals are superb, lovely this ::dj:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::
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Re: Summer Days
Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 11:59:44
Thanks for listening and the comments everyone



Great song @The C&D Project - really slick sounding and as the others have mentioned - great vocals and harmonies.

You remind me a little of Richard Hawley.

That's sounds like a great service from the studio - did you need to give the direction on what, how you wanted etc? eg the sound you were going for?

Welcome to the kitchen!

cheers

Jurgen

Hi jurgen

I gave very little direction to the studio, I basically sent them a one track take of the song with me on vocals and guitar (very rough) and he magically turned it into this, I'll see if I have the original and I'll either post it or PM you a link to it.

Cheers


Re: Summer Days
Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 19:55:04
Wow this is lovely @The C&D Project ! Very slick and polished recording. Has the feel of a summer radio hit... I'm really surprised you weren't asked for a reference track by the studio - it's impressive what they produced I have to say..

Great song and really great production. I'd love to hear the original too..

Lovely!


Re: Summer Days
Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 20:29:35
@Zedd

I ve found the original version I sent into the studio

Summer Days 3 by Pspector https://soundcloud.com/pspector/summer-days-3 on #SoundCloud

I paid around the  £200 mark for the demo. Great value for money imo

Cheers


Re: Summer Days
Reply #10 on: November 12, 2016, 21:43:36
Great song.

Cool production and great summer feel


Sandeep


Re: Summer Days
Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 04:24:45
£200 seems about right. The arrangement is good, but the keys, strings and drums are VI.. the strings are not very good quality - just a synth.. not really strings. They remind me of the strings I hear in music in Thai restaurants.  The drums part is straight ahead and uninspired; i.e.  Band in a Box variety, so it's not so hard to slap together. The vocals are good, and the harmonies are very nice. In other words, it's the vocals you're paying for IMO.

Anyway, on to the tune -  it has it's moments; some of the changes and turnarounds are very nice.  There are a couple places that I think have even more potential. The hook is strong but repeating the lyrics in a quatrain doesn't work for me.  I would have four separate lines.. E.g.

I'll be there where all the world can find me
Without a care about the world inside me
All I can think of is you.
(and) All of the things that you do

The chords and melody at the 1:36 to 1:40 mark just don't make sense. The chords are not of the 'standard' triadic variety. It's certainly not consistent with the harmonic palatte that the rest of the tune uses. Maybe that's what you want, but they don't align with the chords on your lead sheet, and it just sounds awkward to me. It might be an easy fix because it seems like it's all midi there on the recording end.

All in all, I think this has it's moments, but IMO it's not there yet.





Re: Summer Days
Reply #12 on: November 13, 2016, 15:10:20
Great song.

Cool production and great summer feel


Sandeep

Thank you sandeep

£200 seems about right. The arrangement is good, but the keys, strings and drums are VI.. the strings are not very good quality - just a synth.. not really strings. They remind me of the strings I hear in music in Thai restaurants.  The drums part is straight ahead and uninspired; i.e.  Band in a Box variety, so it's not so hard to slap together. The vocals are good, and the harmonies are very nice. In other words, it's the vocals you're paying for IMO.

Anyway, on to the tune -  it has it's moments; some of the changes and turnarounds are very nice.  There are a couple places that I think have even more potential. The hook is strong but repeating the lyrics in a quatrain doesn't work for me.  I would have four separate lines.. E.g.

I'll be there where all the world can find me
Without a care about the world inside me
All I can think of is you.
(and) All of the things that you do

The chords and melody at the 1:36 to 1:40 mark just don't make sense. The chords are not of the 'standard' triadic variety. It's certainly not consistent with the harmonic palatte that the rest of the tune uses. Maybe that's what you want, but they don't align with the chords on your lead sheet, and it just sounds awkward to me. It might be an easy fix because it seems like it's all midi there on the recording end.

All in all, I think this has it's moments, but IMO it's not there yet.



 Hey M57

Thanks for taking the time to listen and the detailed review, really appreciate it


Cheers


Re: Summer Days
Reply #13 on: December 02, 2016, 11:10:23
Great song! Every element is superb, but the vocals are my favorite part (and I don't make that comment very often). Very professional sounding. I will be putting this into heavy rotation....


Re: Summer Days
Reply #14 on: December 02, 2016, 18:17:06
Great song! Every element is superb, but the vocals are my favorite part (and I don't make that comment very often). Very professional sounding. I will be putting this into heavy rotation....

That's very kind, thankyou



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