• The making of 'I'm Not In Love'
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The making of 'I'm Not In Love'
on: July 20, 2018, 13:06:11
Hi everyone, I have just been spending an hour or so checking out various YouTube videos on songwriting, trying to pick up a few tips and tricks as ever.

I came across this video on the subject of a favourite, but now very old song of mine - 'I'm Not In Love' by 10cc. The song has a great melody and lyrics, but was very much a 'production song', with its famous vocal layering being achieved by really stretching the production capabilities of the day. I found this a quite mesmerising watch and the inventiveness for the time of the band contributors is quite something...so thought I would share here...

If you like novels with a musical theme, why not try 'Sixth Beatle - When Music Changed The World', easily found on Amazon and Google. It is amazing, although as the author I may be biased!

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Re: The making of 'I'm Not In Love'
Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 14:46:56
Great video....fascinating really. That song was never really on my radar, even back then. Very cool to listen to it now knowing how it came together.
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Re: The making of 'I'm Not In Love'
Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 12:44:42
I enjoyed watching that!  Interesting how they did the vocal sound...I'd always assumed they'd used some massive (and massively expensive) keyboard to do that but I guess the technology wasn't that far advanced.   ???

Interesting song too, harmonically... ;)

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