You and San Francisco (studio version)
September 2, 2010 1:14 PM
posted by unSane (12 comments total)
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Full blown (not to say epic) production of this acoustic demo
I liked the demo and thought about just doing it as a more polished acoustic version, but I had a bunch of ideas fizzing around in my head so I thought I'd just start recording and see where it led. I didn't expect it to end up quite so epic, but there you are.
In my head I'd always thought of this as a fairly laid-back Neil Young song, but I kept hearing parts that had to go in, like the tremolo strings and the shimmering guitar. I also fought really hard to keep it in common time but the acoustic guitar refused to be played in anything but 6/8 so that's where it ended up.
It's got a bit more space in it than a lot of my songs but it still ends up slammed at the end... no surprise there.
In the end I think it has a bit of a feel of The Blue Nile, which is all right by me.
Drums are still programmed... nowhere near good enough to hack this kind of thing yet, but it did have an effect on the patterns I wrote.