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Title: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 02, 2013, 03:14:48 PM
This has been a great collaboration..as close as it gets to working out a tune in rehearsal to completion!!

I had an initial idea, which Bill worked into a brilliant re-arrangement including a killer solo section adorned with great guitar parts. Steve wielded his gifted pen and lent his golden pipes towards a stunning vocal performance.
Then we got some drums from Erik (with cowbell attached!!) and finally Bill wove the parts together into a punchy rocking mix.

Thank you so much Bill, Steve and Erik, I am lucky to be in the company of musicians of your class.

In case you are wondering, the song is about "a house on top of a hill" quote - Steve :).

Thanks
Andy

MISTY MOUNTAIN (Gupta/Gifford/McAndrew) (c) 2013

V1
The tide is rising way too fast
The crest of the wave soon to crash
On a shore unprepared, devoid of cash and driftwood
Climb the stairway up from that shore
To the wondrous place that you've been before
Where solitude and peace are fully understood, oh so good

C1   
Upwards and onwards, climbing ever higher
Leaving the hustle and the bustle way far below
Open up the door to the high rooms with the great view
From where all that you see sets your heart flying oh so high
High on misty mountain in the Villa Blues

V2   
Sweet lover, beautiful lady
You make me so glad from the day that you saved me
You brought me to this place, this paradise
Summer is hot, in the winter gets colder
Our hearts will stay warm though the seasons grow older
In this garden of delight, wonder and surprise
 
C2   
Upwards and onwards, climbing ever higher
The hustle and the bustle left way down far below
Cross the threshold into the high rooms with the great view
From where the silence you hear keeps your heart flying oh so high
High on misty mountain in the Villa Blues

High, high, high.......take me

C3   
Upwards and onwards, climbing ever higher
The hustle and the bustle now distant memories way far below
Enter the sanctuary of the high rooms with the great view
Where everything you feel keeps your heart flying oh so high
High on misty mountain in the Villa Blues

The Band:
Bill Gifford           : Arrangement, all guitars including solo, mix/master
Steve McAndrew  : Lyrics, vocals
Erik Koskas          : Drums
Andy Gupta         : Arrangement, bass



Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Zax on July 02, 2013, 09:03:05 PM
Wow!! Excellent collab guys!!

I love everything about it.  Great guitars, bass and drums... sounds very tight!
Great vocals!!

Frank


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 03, 2013, 03:10:56 AM
Hey Frank,

Thanks for dropping by for a listen. Glad you liked it!

Andy

Wow!! Excellent collab guys!!

I love everything about it.  Great guitars, bass and drums... sounds very tight!
Great vocals!!

Frank


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Thunder on July 03, 2013, 05:33:30 AM
Great work all 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: rightonthemark on July 03, 2013, 06:02:57 AM
this is a killer tune.
killer performances.
going on the mp3 player for sure.

but i think it needs more cowbell  :D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: r4m on July 03, 2013, 02:06:49 PM
Great job Andy, Steve and Erik!
 
Andy,
Great song writing and nice tight round bass track!  8)

Steve,
Vocals, melody and lyrics are awesome!

Erik,
Nice drum track with plenty of seps!!! :D

This collab came together really well with minimal effort. On to the next!  :)



Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 03, 2013, 03:01:34 PM
Thanks Lord of T!! Hope to see you back soon, we have songs to do  ;)

Andy

Great work all 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 03, 2013, 03:02:22 PM
Hey Mark,

Thanks so much for the kind comments. Yeah, we can never have too much cowbell l ;D.

Andy

this is a killer tune.
killer performances.
going on the mp3 player for sure.

but i think it needs more cowbell  :D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 03, 2013, 03:02:54 PM
Thanks Bill, I am thrilled you liked the bass part!!!

You're the man :).

Andy

Great job Andy, Steve and Erik!
 
Andy,
Great song writing and nice tight round bass track!  8)

Steve,
Vocals, melody and lyrics are awesome!

Erik,
Nice drum track with plenty of seps!!! :D

This collab came together really well with minimal effort. On to the next!  :)




Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Paulo on July 03, 2013, 04:43:09 PM
Nice rocker, indeed. That guitar solo reminds me o Angus Young, the same kind of pulling the strings and the same kind of tremolo.

Great vocals, Steve, as usual.

Drums and bass, are great and tight...

Very good, guys.


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on July 03, 2013, 06:55:17 PM
Thanks y'all :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 04, 2013, 12:19:30 PM
Much appreciated Paulo. I thought the song is a mix of all my favourite classic rock bands :)

Andy

Nice rocker, indeed. That guitar solo reminds me o Angus Young, the same kind of pulling the strings and the same kind of tremolo.

Great vocals, Steve, as usual.

Drums and bass, are great and tight...

Very good, guys.


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: docca3 on July 05, 2013, 10:46:32 AM
Awesome  :D ;D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on July 05, 2013, 02:00:19 PM
ta t'other Andy :)

Awesome  :D ;D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: NickT on August 16, 2013, 10:02:48 PM
Nice Job Gang!

Cool song and great performance!

Nick


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on August 18, 2013, 04:15:40 PM
Much appreciated Nick!

Andy
Nice Job Gang!

Cool song and great performance!

Nick


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 18, 2013, 05:39:51 PM
Yo Collaboration Lord Testa, glad you liked :) :)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: NickT on August 19, 2013, 04:59:49 PM
As always, you guys did great. Steve - I miss them pipes! Been so busy trying to put the live act together.

 8)

Nick


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Albino on August 24, 2013, 01:11:08 AM
BUMPY BUTTONS!!!   8)

Great job all  :D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on August 24, 2013, 12:52:06 PM
 ;D thanks Steve!


BUMPY BUTTONS!!!   8)

Great job all  :D


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: docmidnite on September 01, 2013, 05:23:14 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltulxyZmQb1r49zs9o1_100.gif)

Great to hear Steve sing and Bill playing!!!
Awesome!
Bass and drums are supergreat as well!!!

Only thing to mention is a pumping compressor on the whole track  ::)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on September 01, 2013, 07:16:23 PM
Cheers Steve and Henry, it was a blast! 8) 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: napoleonboot on September 01, 2013, 07:30:06 PM
Very good, well done all.

:)

George


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on September 02, 2013, 05:02:02 AM
Thanks George :)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Tricia41 on September 10, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Wicked cool, I Love it 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on September 10, 2013, 09:23:06 PM
Thanks Tricia much appreciated :)

Andy
Wicked cool, I Love it 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on September 11, 2013, 03:48:17 AM
Thanks Tricia,

This is still my favourite song of yours and also featues the legendary Master Traynor :) :)


http://www.musicianscollaboration.com/forum/index.php?topic=4738.60

 8) 8)


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: CosmicDolphin on September 17, 2013, 08:55:06 PM
From the title I was expecting something like an Enya Song with guitars  ;D

What I got blew my socks off !  Great tune guys...the highest accolade I can pay is that it sounds like a lost Cool Beyond Zero track.

There is an issue with the mix , it's been overcompressed and is 'pumping' ( when the compressor reacts to something loud and pulls the overall volume of the track down )

A little pumping can sound good if done right but this sounds too much - it could also be robbing the bottom end of some weight as I can't really make out the kick and low bass too well.

Hopefully these are easy fixes on the mastering setting - Stonking track otherwise.
CD


Title: Re: Misty Mountain (r4m/Pleasuredome/Erik/Andy)
Post by: AndyG6508 on September 18, 2013, 04:08:59 AM
Hi Mark,

Comparing this to a CBZ song is high praise indeed, thank you so much. With stalwarts such as Bill and Steve, the result had to be good!

Andy