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Title: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on January 14, 2008, 01:47:06 AM
Hey peeps,

A couple of peeps mentioned that I should post this on here.

This was a track I started back in 2001 as a MIDI composition which wasn't going anywhere so in 2006 I joined artistcollaboration to see if I could get it finished.

Thanks to -

Composition/MIDI/Arrangement/Production - madfiddler
Lyrics - Marazetti /Pleasuredome
Composition/Vox - Pleasuredome
Drums - jwoo10
Acoustic Guitar - Schenkerguy
Electric Bass Guitar - Schenkerguy
Electric Guitar - mlc
Electric Wah Guitar - SimonH1

This is the original idea

deleted

And this is the final (?) mix - new url

http://www.madfiddler.com/temp/2006-08-29%20Smoke%20Plumes_master_01.mp3 (http://www.madfiddler.com/temp/2006-08-29%20Smoke%20Plumes_master_01.mp3)

I say final, but it's probably not. It's the best I'm going to do in the near future due to mini-madfiddler being born this week. I know I need to de-ess the vocals and reduce the radio effect in the middle... but there we go.

Massive thanks to all involved in the track. It's grown way beyond my expectations when I posted the original thread, It's massive....

Here's the link to the rather large (haha) 28 page thread

http://www.artistcollaboration.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4112&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= (http://www.artistcollaboration.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4112&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=)

Once again, thanks to all involved.. WOW!!!!

m :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: NickT on January 14, 2008, 02:57:28 AM
Love it!  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Nice job everyone!

Nick


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: youtube on January 14, 2008, 03:46:32 AM
Hi Newbie (Bad Fingers)  >:D

Yeah! this is really cool.  8)

The drums are rock solid.  8) The strings complement the track. Not totally sure about originality when it comes to the string melody. But they are nice. The song even though is intense and full may have too much going on at once but there is a lot of idea's in there. Maybe too many. Vocals are nice. Sometimes I feel the singing melody is too much the same but the part where the drum groove changes.. That part is just fab. I like the part near the end where the effects has been placed on the vocals and the is an awesome drum fill.  The lyrics are very well written.

The bass is alright but not as solid as I would of liked to hear it but it does have some nice runs in it that work with the tune. The piano is beautiful and works well.

Fab work.

Tubes  8)




Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on January 14, 2008, 11:41:48 PM
Hi Tubes,

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, perhaps I did get a tad carried away when I added the strings and brass, haha :)

I was lucky to get bass at all. Was having a bit of difficulty there, but was lucky in the end that one of the guitarists offered to do it. For me, the piano is a bit of a let down, as I can't play piano so it doesn't have much life for me... and just edited to try to make it sound more human.

I'd still like to de-ess the vocals and reduce the volume of the 'radio' vox, but new baby and life will get in the way so drawing a line on it for now.

Anyway, cheers for that.

m


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Studioplayer on January 14, 2008, 11:56:11 PM
Cool tune. Has an arena rock sound to it. Big production. Nice job guys. 8)
Dave


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: DoozerDan on January 15, 2008, 11:42:30 PM
Epic, that's what it is.  8) Killer stuff guys.

Dan.


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on January 16, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Thank you friends :) :)

I love it...........................and I agree regarding it being epic :) :)

I always remember Mark, when he got home in the early hours and decided to give my vocal take a listen:) :) :)

I love the lyrical idea and thanks for the inspiration Marazetti, not to mention the power of work done by all the other contributors.......excellent.

It's your creation that started the ball rolling Mark, thanks!

And enjoy the new addition to the family and the years of enjoyment they will bring :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: robwood on January 28, 2008, 07:31:09 PM
Wow this one's huge! :)  Great job by all! :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: r4m on February 13, 2008, 02:09:24 AM
Did anyone mention HUGE????   8)

Great Job all!!!


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Tricia41 on February 13, 2008, 02:19:04 AM
Cool!! 8)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: jeff on February 13, 2008, 03:46:48 AM
Nice big production. :)

Jeff


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on February 13, 2008, 06:19:58 AM
Cheers guys,

I have heard this song develop and I somehow think that Mark might add just another two orchestras and not be too greedy!!! ;) ;) :) :) :)

Honestly, I love this and it really does equate to the word epic!

Loved the original lyrical idea right from the start, not to mention the song structure.

Thanks for letting me be a part of it M!


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on February 13, 2008, 11:18:43 AM
Thanks mate - As I've already said, although the site appears dead now, for me, your voice makes the song... and it was a completely different sound to what I originally had in my head.

A couple of friends have commented that they thought the singer was Scottish.. and I can't figure out how....


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on January 29, 2009, 05:58:08 PM
Here's a copy of the song since the cc site going down has renedered all the links broken

The lyrics are

Smoke Plumes

verse 1:
On a high flying wagon train
Feel the sun through the window pane
Ran them black hats clear out of town
Hired a posse and gunned them all down

So let 'em raise a big dust cloud
You did good and your Mama's proud
No telling what the truth will find
But you're sky-high now with an open mind


Chorus:

And it's funny how the views can change
Thirty-thousand feet up and way down range
Are those smoke plumes in the air?
Or a line of clouds in the predawn glare?
It may be funny how the views can change
Some would argue it's a fair exchange
Other minds they think they just don't care
When posed the question do you think it's fair?

verse 2:

Not sure what you really did
'Til historians lift the lid
Will a new world war dance cut it?
Open Pandora's box or shut it?

Is the world now a better place?
Did it just fall flat on its face?
No telling what you left behind
But you're sky-high now with an open mind

Chorus:
And it's funny how the views can change
Thirty-thousand feet up and way down range
Are those smoke plumes in the air?
Or a line of clouds in the predawn glare?
It may be funny how the views can change
Some would argue it's a fair exchange
Other minds they think they just don't care
When posed the question do you think it's fair?

bridge:

Why does Time always grant us sight
Of what we did wrong and what we did right
When it's too late to change a thing?
When the swan has sung her song and taken to the wing?
How long can Wisdom survive
Unwanted: Dead or Alive?
A lone voice 'mid the home team cheers -
"I give you these for they have no ears"

verse 3:

Final toast on a midnight plane
In full stealth mode and free of blame
It all went like you said it would
Took on the press and you fooled 'em good

Heading home with a loaded chest
Oiled Stetson and a cowboy vest
You know, you really robbed 'em blind
But you're sky-high now with an open mind

Chorus:

And it's funny how the views can change
Thirty-thousand feet up and way down range
Are those smoke plumes in the air?
Or a line of clouds in the predawn glare?
It may be funny how the views can change
Some would argue it's a fair exchange
Other minds they think they just don't care
When posed the question do you think it's fair?


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: CosmicDolphin on January 31, 2009, 10:30:57 AM
It's quite a sweeping epic journey listening to this.

Would make a great song for a modern western movie.

Cool

CD


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on January 31, 2009, 10:44:05 AM
Thanks Mark,

I was thinking more of an atomic warhead release but it would work for both scenarios bro :) :) :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: jwoo10 on March 03, 2009, 07:11:53 PM
Yuppers this one turned out fantastic didn't it... Thanks Everyone for letting me play!

 madfiddler  8)
 Marazetti  8)
 Pleasuredome  8)
 Schenkerguy  8)
 mlc  8)
 SimonH1  8)

KUDOS to all!  U ALL Rawk!

EPIC :o :o :o :o That was the idea I believe!

Where's everyone been lately anyhoo?


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 03, 2009, 08:44:11 PM
I've been having babies - well, the Mrs. has anyway. Mini-madfiddler a year last Jan. Oh, and back into full time work again now.


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: jwoo10 on March 03, 2009, 08:48:48 PM
Quote
I've been having babies


Scared me for a millisecond there pal... Thought we were gonna hafta call the Guiness book of records again for the first dude to have a baby. LOL

Don't be a stranger hum???.. You have a TON of great songs I know... post em up and open em op for collab here hum?


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 03, 2009, 08:53:58 PM
Quote
I've been having babies


Scared me for a millisecond there pal... Thought we were gonna hafta call the Guiness book of records again for the first dude to have a baby. LOL

Don't be a stranger hum???.. You have a TON of great songs I know... post em up and open em op for collab here hum?

:) I'll try not to. I do have a rock track for the violin which would sound cool being played by a real band, and, er, loads of other things which would open up to live musicians but it's simply time. Am playing live again now, aside from the real job etc. etc... and Smoke Plumes took 18 months... haha ;)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 03, 2009, 09:39:49 PM
I'm gonna be in Brighton for a conference with an overnight stay on 18 May 8) 8)

This is one of my faves, it's so epic :) :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 04, 2009, 01:43:09 AM
I'm gonna be in Brighton for a conference with an overnight stay on 18 May 8) 8)

This is one of my faves, it's so epic :) :)

If I was in Brighton, I'd meet up and fill you with beer mate, but I've not lived there for 5 years now :(


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 05, 2009, 01:16:47 AM
Sorry bro, I thought that's where you stayed!!

Maybe next time :) :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: soulfrontier on March 05, 2009, 09:42:23 PM
what a great song! You all can be so proud of this song. music and also the vox are outstanding. When I listen to all your great, great songs I feel small, so small.  ;)

Oh my gosh, really rock stars, that's what you are.

How can I decide and vote for 10 songs for this MCS CD? Mission impossible! I will not try it. I'm out.
Make 20 CD's, here are hundrets of great songs, this one is one of the best.


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 05, 2009, 09:52:11 PM
Thanks Holger,

It is an epic in evry sense of the word and was such a joy to sing. :)

Absolutely loved Marazetti's lyrics too, as well as all musical input. :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 07, 2009, 03:46:41 AM
Maybe we could press a CD-single and donate the proceeds to charity?


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 07, 2009, 10:39:50 AM
Cheers, as long as we are the charity bro!!!

Had to clarify since I'm Scottish  >:D >:D >:D >:D


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 07, 2009, 12:02:11 PM
Had to clarify since I'm Scottish  >:D >:D >:D >:D

LOL! :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: NickT on August 04, 2011, 04:37:24 PM
 8) 8) 8) 8) BUMP  8) 8) 8) 8)

This sounds great! Just had a relisten. Epic is right!

Nick


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 04, 2011, 05:01:55 PM
I agree Nick, this is one of my favourites :) :)

Marion's funeral tomorrow afternoon :( :( :( :(


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: CosmicDolphin on August 04, 2011, 09:02:02 PM
Yeah , cool - I remember this one. Great track.

Best wishes to the family for tommorrow Steve  :(

CD


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on August 04, 2011, 09:39:16 PM
Thanks Mark


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on August 04, 2011, 10:38:06 PM
Really glad people still remember this. Was such a blast doing it :)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Mr. Mom on August 05, 2011, 03:31:18 AM
Not only is this awesome, it is also a brand new song!! Well, at least for me it is. ;D

I'm glad this one got pushed back into MCS 2011 so a whole new group of us get to appreciate it. 8) 8)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Paulo on March 06, 2012, 07:03:25 PM
It's new to me too, I don't recal listening to it before, sounds great, that's an epic indeed


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: Symi Rock (ex Pleasuredome) on March 06, 2012, 07:05:36 PM
Thanks Paulo 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Smoke Plumes - from artistcollab
Post by: madfiddler on March 06, 2012, 08:50:30 PM
Yeah, thanks :)