Tears for Phil Collins

I finally purchased a decent set of monitors and the Logic Pro 7.2 upgrade. While playing around with the new software, I figured it was time to start putting up some of the other songs that Mike and I have recorded in the past 2 years. I think this was one of the first serious ones we did here in NJ. It’s called “Tears for Phil Collins.” I’m sure Mike will explain some more about it.

5 thoughts on “Tears for Phil Collins

  1. I do like the sound and instrumentation in this song. It sounds extremely professional, as if y’all were in an honest-to-goodness real-life band. Excellent transitions.

    The problem is, I can’t understand a single word Mike says. It has something to do with the timbre and pitch of his voice, which is too close to that of the guitar strums. They drown out the articulation of his words, so that I can hear the melody he sings, but not the words he says. There were also a few instances where his voice audibly became much softer, compounding the problem.

    Nonetheless, I wish I could write music that sounded that “real,” rather than the MIDI crap that comes out of my now-ancient computer. Maybe I should come up with a plan to raise money to buy a new computer with Logic on it. Hmmmm…..

  2. To be honest, I didn’t actually pay to much attention to the intelligibility of his voice while mixing this song. I will have to listen to it again; maybe I need to touch it up a bit.

    However, even if I did an ok job with it, I don’t think you are missing much. It has something to do with Phil Collins and Trenton burning down… I think.

  3. I’m kind of in agreement with Megan here. It seemed at the same time professional and semi-unintelligable. I was able to make out the words most of the time if I really tried to concentrate on doing so (I thought I could make out something about the artist loaning the listener a ballpoint pen if theirs ran dry).

    But this doesn’t exactly detract from it’s “fameous artist” quality, as I find fair number of popular musicians have had songs whose lyrics were difficult to decipher.

  4. Ok, I listened to it again. I think you might have to take up your complaints with Mike – is he ever really *easy* to understand when he sings? Maybe he can put up the lyrics.

  5. I have always, always thought that you guys mix vocals too soft in songs. It seems like you try to “balance” the vocals with the rest of the instruments, when they need stand out.

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