So Alone – original song video release

We all face the same issues in life; our loved ones die, we can’t go home because the home we remember and love, is the past…and you can see it in our eyes. Please hit “like” on the video if you did, and to support artists, remember to buy the music you love!

This song is inspired by singer-songwriters; Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, George Harrison, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and many others.

Please remember to support artists, buy the songs you love. Thank you! Rick

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The lyrics to “So Alone”

Lost them all, when he passed away

I withdrew, and they slipped away

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Left the city that had been my home

Felt the need to forget and roam

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Then found love, settled down

made our home, in a little town

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

Our children came, gave their love freely

I stopped running, away from me

You Can’t Go Home……I’m so alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in our eyes

When my kids left home, and said goodbye

Time passed away, and so did I

They Can’t Go Home……They’re not alone

We all lose……..when someone dies

You can see it….in their eyes
credits
released November 2, 2015 All Rights Reserved

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The Rain Song on Martin D12X1AE before and after changing 4 year old strings

In this video, I’m using a 12-string Martin D12X1AE with 4-year-old strings to play Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song”, which I learned yesterday for this video, then I put on new strings and tried it again. You be the judge.

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Individual Instruments Sound Different Separate From the “Mix”: Duane Allman’s “Layla” slide-guitar

When you hear a song, you hear all the component parts together, the drums, bass, guitars vocals, keyboards, horns, special effects if any, etc.

When you hear a single instrument out of context, it has a different appeal, and is often strikingly different than it sounds settled inside the “mix” of the final song.

The slide guitar work by Duane Allman for the classic Eric Clapton hit “Layla” is a great example of the very different sound one hears when comparing the individual instrument track to the song, fully mixed.

“Layla” is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (November 1970). It is considered one of rock music’s definitive love songs, featuring an unmistakable guitar figure played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and a piano coda that comprises the second half of the song. Its famously contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon.” – source

This video is Duane Allman’s slide guitar pulled out, separate from the full mix:

Now compare it to the full song, and you’ll see what an amazing difference you achieve in the full-mix.

This contrast may help you understand and even “feel” the importance of the role of mixing the recording so that all parts meld into a pleasant recording.
 
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Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (40th Anniversary Version) [Remastered] – Derek & The Dominos on iTunes:


 

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