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bluebob wrote:theres alot of attention to this production. the vocal lines that add doubling for more presence to the overall vocal mix, subtle movement in the filter of the synth, the guitar is with the music but still maintains its own world, even note wise at times, theres watery ambience and atmosphere that wrap the tune. a pleasure to listen to such an original influence to a great song
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Lenny Lee wrote:
Sherz wrote:Nice! I like this fresh new spin on this classic tune... in fact, while I know it's almost sacreligious to suggest a cover could better than a Beatles original... well, I for one certainly think this 21st century version gives the original a run for it's money.
I appreciate the praise, Ian, but please, don't be comparing me favorably with the Beatles. I am -not- worthy! :lol:
Well, I haven't of course forgotten who wrote the song in the first place ;)
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Splendid. I'm sure it'd meet with JL's approval too 8-)
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philter wrote:Splendid. I'm sure it'd meet with JL's approval too 8-)
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Wow Lenny...brilliant! I love the Beatles, love this track and you did an incredible re-make of it! Really superb!

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Karl wrote:Wow Lenny...brilliant! I love the Beatles, love this track and you did an incredible re-make of it! Really superb!

Karl
Thank you, kindly, Karl! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
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As this is one of my all time favorite Beatles songs I had to give it a listen. It's pretty darn good. Personally I think it took a hair too long to get rolling, but that's such a silly nit pick and preference based thing, it doesn't really matter.

What's funny is that I usually hate covers, but I've heard this song covered many, many times and they are usually good. I wonder what it is about this song that makes it "coverable"
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Have to agree with most every other post here Lenny - great version; nice vibe, nice journey/energy - strong 'rock' slant. The vocals are awesome mate...

I am also envious of how you've executed the fantastic mix - in my efforts, I can never seem to get that lovely swirling, floating, yet powerful sound, with everything coming in and out of focus seemingly with ease - all the time leaving room for that vocal to work. All the sounds are nicely 'back' (away..?) from the speakers in their own space and as a whole; my mixes..? Well, everything always sounds too forward - you know, right at the speakers... Yeah, I use reverbs and delays - but then it all just starts sounding like mush and in order to get some focus, I pull out the verb density and well, I'm back to square one... :?

Anyhow, I just wanted to say, really enjoyed this - great job..! :)

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Puma0382 wrote:Have to agree with most every other post here Lenny - great version; nice vibe, nice journey/energy - strong 'rock' slant. The vocals are awesome mate...

I am also envious of how you've executed the fantastic mix - in my efforts, I can never seem to get that lovely swirling, floating, yet powerful sound, with everything coming in and out of focus seemingly with ease - all the time leaving room for that vocal to work. All the sounds are nicely 'back' (away..?) from the speakers in their own space and as a whole; my mixes..? Well, everything always sounds too forward - you know, right at the speakers... Yeah, I use reverbs and delays - but then it all just starts sounding like mush and in order to get some focus, I pull out the verb density and well, I'm back to square one... :?

Anyhow, I just wanted to say, really enjoyed this - great job..! :)

Bob
Thank you for your kind words, Bob. I shared your concern with how long to keep it in half time at the beginning,
but that was part of what separates it from the original, and allows it to evolve, and I felt I had enough things of interest there to keep the listener engaged, so I kept it this way.
Thanks for your comments on the mix. I'm basically non-technical, and don't approach a mix as a trained engineer
might, but I've learned a few tricks and found a way to pick and poke at it 'til I yield a decent result - and I've learned much from the good folk here who've been critiquing me for 8 years or so. :)
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Understood Lenny... practise makes perfect..! ;)

BTW, was the first part of your response really for me...!? Maybe for JMCecil's note a bit further up...? :)

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Puma0382 wrote:Understood Lenny... practise makes perfect..! ;)

BTW, was the first part of your response really for me...!? Maybe for JMCecil's note a bit further up...? :)

Bob

D'oh! :oops: Yes, that was intended for JM. Thanks again Bob - and thank you JM, for listening! :)
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Hey, my pleasure for sure. I can set up a live recording environments and I can capture very good recordings of solo instruments. But, my mixing skills are terrible. I'm privileged to listen to the stuff you guys accomplish.
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JMCecil wrote:
What's funny is that I usually hate covers, but I've heard this song covered many, many times and they are usually good. I wonder what it is about this song that makes it "coverable"
Interesting. I've heard a Phil Collins cover of it, and I've heard there's a Jimi Hendrix recording of it (don't think it was ever released however). I'd be interested to know/hear about some others
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Nice treatment of an old classic.... cheers Lenny.
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twilightsong wrote:
JMCecil wrote:
What's funny is that I usually hate covers, but I've heard this song covered many, many times and they are usually good. I wonder what it is about this song that makes it "coverable"
Interesting. I've heard a Phil Collins cover of it, and I've heard there's a Jimi Hendrix recording of it (don't think it was ever released however). I'd be interested to know/hear about some others
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hmmm.... I guess it's possible to do an awful cover
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love this version sorry i hadn`t listened to this earlier ,this is one of my fav beatles tracks ,great mix ,great vocals ,great guitar ,loads of energy , well done.

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Hi Lenny,

This is great! 8-)

It certainly is very different from the original, I like it a lot.
Powerful arrangement and production. Very nice.

Richie did a great job on the guitar!

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Awesome, Lenny. Just listened twice. :mrgreen:

Kudos to Richie, tasteful. 8-)

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Loved it!

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I could listen to that opening endless times, love the way it floats with drama and then the vocal comes in to pull it together.
forgot to mention that tight bassline. really an accomplishment producing this track.
congrats!!
btw, wim said he would try and get a sax line down to groovedog when the time is available so can't wait to see how that one unfolds
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Hey Lenny,
I have a great respect for your talent, and it shines here. Title song and Within You Without You are two of my favorite Beatles compositions. You have uniquely captured the essence of Tomorrow Never Knows. Big pluses, Lenny!

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Hi Lenny

I really don't have very much to say except that this is really very good in every respect. 8-) I know it's not the thing to say but I have never been a huge Beatles fan :o :oops: but I could listen to this all day.

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Lenny,

This is astonishing. I don't know whether it's because the song is already so familiar that it's so easy to be so enthusiastic about it. I mean you don't have to "learn" the song before you can appreciate the performance, arrangement and production. I can get "straight to the point" of this piece of work as you as a recordist, performer, arranger and producer.

Promo this more widely when it's released and I wonder what radio stations might pick this up!?

Awesome. (A word I normally deplore due to it's abuse. I don't abuse it here.)

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The Brill. ;)

Loved it.

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