Home    Forum    Help    Login    Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Crystal Skies (PVD/AndyG/Pleasuredome/Zax/Drumguy)  (Read 20987 times)
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« on: January 16, 2014, 06:58:57 PM »

First one done for 2014, thiis one was carried by the excellence of my fellow collaborators.

Paul - A very well written lyric indeed. I liked the social commentary.

Frank - Special thanks for doing all the heavy yards, putting the arrangement together, playing the fab guitar parts, and finally bringing it home with excellent mixes.

Steve - You were your usual excellent self, great vocals interpreting the lyric perfectly.

Mark - Great to have you on board, for a new guy you've fitted right in from the start. A fantastic drums track, played with super feel, sound, meter and skill. I believe this could be your first completed collab on MCS, congratulations!!

Thanks again, guys.

PS - Frank produced a couple of great mixes, we couldn't decide which one to choose as the final, so we posted both!

Crystal Skies (Paul Dempsey/Andy Gupta/Frank Zax) (c)2012,2014

bpm=90

Intro riff: Am figure (over Am C G Am G Am chords)
(v1)
   Am
Beneath the warm feeling
   G                    Dm         Am
A prism of colors begins to rise
   C                 G
A heightened awareness
Dm          G             C  G/B Am
Sheltered under the Crystal Skies

(v2)
But no one is crying
Even though there may be pain
As long as they can stay
Covered under the Crystal Skies

Riff2 : Am (notes: A C D D# E)/G (notes:G B C C# D) Am C Am G x2

(chorus)
       Am   G             C               Am
Yes, all is well, for a moment or two
Am        G        C            G     Am
Powerful colors changing their hue
Am               G                        C            Am
Although it is well known and it would be wise
Am          G                            Dm  G  Am
Few ever touchdown from The Crystal Skies

(v3)
And fear comes and goes
Feeling it crawl under the skin
They hide in the corner
And wait to start all over again

(v4)
There are illusions of life
Where no one ever dies
As long as they stay
Under the cloak of the Crystal Skies

(bridge)
Hope lies,
Em                         Bm
That one day they'll long for something new
       A                 F#m
And find a way to change their view
Em                      Bm
For this prism can be like a prison
                A                      D
Can they open their eyes
     F#m         E
To see all the lies

Riff3: Bm (notes:B D E F# B(oct))/A (notes: A C# E F# A) Bm D Bm A x2 then G
Solo over intro and 2 verses
Chorus
Outro over Riff3 (2 semitones down on Am)

Personnel:

Paul Dempsey (PVD) : Lyrics
Frank Zax (Zax): Arrangement, guitars including solo, Mix
Steve McAndrew (Pleasuredome): Lead and backing vocals, harmony guitar
Mark R Cole (Drumguy): Drums
Andy Gupta (AndyG6508) : Music, arrangement, Bass

  * Crystal_Skies_Mix_1_10Jan14.mp3 (11454.85 KB - downloaded 183 times.)

  * Crystal_Skies_Mix_4_15Jan14.mp3 (11454.63 KB - downloaded 152 times.)

« Last Edit: January 23, 2014, 02:29:58 AM by AndyG6508 » Logged
 
rightonthemark
Super Hero
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1680



« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 07:51:18 PM »

two thumbs up.
mix1 is great - even sounds good on the crappy little speaker on my phone.
and congrats to Mark (drumguy) on completing his first collab here at mcs.
great sound, great performances, great tune.

Logged

rock-n-roll ain't pretty --- that's why they picked us to play it.
__________

 
Zax
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1163



« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 12:22:08 AM »

Love this song!!  Smiley

Great lyrics and a catchy tune!!

Steve, Andy, and Mark... You guys are GREAT musicians!!  And Mark... with drumming like this, I got a feeling you'll be pretty popular on this site.   Cool

Thanks for letting me be part of this,

Frank
Logged
 
Zax
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1163



« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 12:24:07 AM »

two thumbs up.
mix1 is great - even sounds good on the crappy little speaker on my phone.
and congrats to Mark (drumguy) on completing his first collab here at mcs.
great sound, great performances, great tune.



Thank you, Mark!!  Very much appreciated!   Smiley

Frank
Logged
 
PVD
Super Hero
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2395



« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 12:42:46 AM »

Everyone:

Great work all around.  Andy, I looked back and I wrote this in June of 2012, that's when you first started this.  Great to see it in the finished area.

Always a pleasure.

Paul
Logged
 
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 02:08:48 AM »

Hey Marks,

Thanks for the kind comment, much appreciated!

Andy
two thumbs up.
mix1 is great - even sounds good on the crappy little speaker on my phone.
and congrats to Mark (drumguy) on completing his first collab here at mcs.
great sound, great performances, great tune.


Logged
 
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 02:09:21 AM »

Thanks Frank, as I said earlier, you pulled this one together! Love the solo!

Andy

Love this song!!  Smiley

Great lyrics and a catchy tune!!

Steve, Andy, and Mark... You guys are GREAT musicians!!  And Mark... with drumming like this, I got a feeling you'll be pretty popular on this site.   Cool

Thanks for letting me be part of this,

Frank
Logged
 
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 02:10:54 AM »

Hi Paul,

Glad you like. Yes, it's been a long and winding road hasn't it. Always good to work on your lyrics we have done a few over the years Smiley
Andy

Everyone:

Great work all around.  Andy, I looked back and I wrote this in June of 2012, that's when you first started this.  Great to see it in the finished area.

Always a pleasure.

Paul
Logged
 
DrumGuy
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 309



« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 04:50:25 AM »

Thanks to everyone for all the great comments. And thanks to all the members of this collaboration for letting me be a part of it!  Smiley

You guys are all great musicians and so easy to work with, but let's face it, I just hit stuff with a couple of sticks.  Roll Eyes

Looking forward to more great collaborations in the future!

Mark R Cole (Drumguy)
Logged
 
McLovin
Super Hero
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1777



WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 07:29:14 PM »

Very nice work guys!  Really lifts nicely in the Chorus's with those classic McAndrew wall of pristine vocals. Very interesting solo. Great song.. Great listen.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2014, 10:11:33 PM by HDA » Logged

Keyboard Player/Singer/Songwriter
www.mclovintheduo.com
www.yournewneighbors.net
 
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 08:17:31 PM »

Hey Jay,
Thanks for the listen and kind comment, yes, Zax and the Dome were special on this song, as was Mark the new drummer!

Andy

Very nice work guys!  Really lifts nicely in the Chorus's with those classic McAndrew wall of pristine vocals. Very interesting great solo. Great song.. Great listen.
Logged
 
Zax
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1163



« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 10:45:42 PM »

Very nice work guys!  Really lifts nicely in the Chorus's with those classic McAndrew wall of pristine vocals. Very interesting solo. Great song.. Great listen.

Hey, HDA... Thanks very much for listening and posting!!

Frank
Logged
 
CosmicDolphin
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 10577


Do or do not..there is no try


WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2014, 06:48:53 PM »

Nicely done. I didn't even realise it was Steve singing until all the harmonies came in on the chorus.

Good stuff.  Smiley Smiley

CD
Logged

We never finish a mix... we simply abandon them.
You can't polish a turd, but you can always spray paint it GOLD
Great songs are not written, they are re-witten
 
AndyG6508
Jedi
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 12354



WWW
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2014, 03:57:58 PM »

Thanks Mark, yes a great vocal from Steve indeed, nicely laid back at places.

Andy
Nicely done. I didn't even realise it was Steve singing until all the harmonies came in on the chorus.

Good stuff.  Smiley Smiley

CD
Logged
 
Tricia41
Super Hero
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 8577


sing


WWW
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 12:12:29 PM »

Love it. Great songwriting and great playing/singing!  Love the way the music started out....reminded me of Tom Petty.

Great work everyone!
Logged

Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: