Way Back When (studio version)

May 16, 2013 9:55 AM

Final version of the rough acoustic demo I posted a few days back. A bit of blue-eyed soul, a bit of BONNY era Prefab Sprout, a bit of TEMPTED era Squeeze and a few 10cc harmonies, and the guitar from Alison. Did I miss anything?

This is a lot more restrained than most of my tracks. I did have a lot more layers on it but I peeled them back or combined them. So just 2 tracks of guitar, drum, bass, electric piano and a few harmonies here and there.

Drums are NI Sixties, piano is NeoSoul, guitars are Jazzmaster on the neck into Scuffham S-Gear, bass is my cheapo Peavey into Guitar Rig.

Maybe a bit too much reverb on the main vocal, in the intro anyway.

posted by unSane (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, sounds nice. I like the opening bit the best, with the two guitars and solo vox. Really nice warm vibe.
posted by chococat at 4:15 PM on May 17, 2013

Warm and pleasant little ditty.

I'd say the reverb is spot on if anything ;)
posted by AnTilgangs at 10:19 AM on May 19, 2013

Nice one - although I still reckon it could do with the kit etc coming in a bit sooner!
posted by Hoops McCann at 1:07 PM on May 19, 2013

Wow your guitars sound ACE, and the song is really cute. I think the reverb is fine, too.

You sound like you're holding back a bit on the vocals though? Like, at moments such as 03:05, it feels like you want to break out a bit more but are keeping it low, if that makes sense, and I want to hear a balls-out version :)
posted by greenish at 2:58 AM on May 22, 2013

Yeah the vocals were done just as I came down with a shitty cold so I had to go with the scratch version, probably explains it.
posted by unSane at 8:48 AM on May 22, 2013

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