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bluedad cover project 1 Norwegian Wood

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8244 posts since 15 Mar, 2002, from Birmingham, Alabama

Postby bluedad; Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:29 am bluedad cover project 1 Norwegian Wood

I did no recording at all in 2012, devoting myself instead to all things heavy metal (as in those things that run on two wheels).
But now having built a new computer for recording, and several purchases over the last year, it was time to get down to it.
Only thing was, I'd not written anything to record! So, not wanting to be slowed down in my new found enthusiasm, decided doing covers, at least for the time being, would give me the opportunity to get my feet wet again. In addition, the hope that re-exploring the music that initially inspired me to pick up a guitar almost 50 years ago, would help me get back some inspiration to write my own stuff again.
So why this song? It's a risk to do any Beatle tune anymore, it's been done to death and besides who could hope to do better than the original? Well, it's got a sweet little riff and something I might doodle on in passing moments when I might pick up my guitar. It's the simplicity that made me choose it finally. I'm easing myself back into this, so I didn't want something too complex. So forgive me, this self indulgence.

Norwegian Wood

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Postby seismic1; Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:29 am

Nothing wrong with the choice of material from this end. Good recording. The guitar sounds nice and clear and the vocals are lovely. Lovely harmonies too.

Good work :)
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Postby mellotronaut; Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:31 am

very nice cover, i like the chorus vocals especially.

:clap: :)
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Postby fedexnman; Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:33 am

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Postby SJ_Digriz; Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:43 am

I'm not insane. I'm reality challenged.
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Postby ToneCarver; Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:48 am

That was real nice. Well done, just sparse enough to be open and full enough to be interesting. Nice vox and good vibes in general throughout. Thanks!
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Postby offthewall; Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:31 am

Lovely version.
Great vocals and beautiful clean recording.
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Postby experimental.crow; Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:14 am

mrs. normal burst into the room , w/ flashing hearts in her eyes ...
really great cover , gary ...
great to hear your voice again ...
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Postby Aloysius; Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:08 am

Cool cover version. :)
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Postby skipscada; Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:13 am

Liked this a lot. If you're interested in criticism, I'd say the percussion track sounds out of time or at least a bit awkward in the bridge (or is it chorus? "She asked me ...").

A little story: In my student days, a group of us were sitting in a dorm room. Someone was strumming this song on a guitar, and I said "Norwegian Wood", the guitarist said "yeah, that's right" and a third guy said "Wow, that's amazing. You can hear what kind of wood his guitar is made of just from listening to him play!"
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Postby TristezaOrange; Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:01 am

This is fantastic Gary! :D
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Postby morelia; Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:13 am

Probably my favourite Beatles song so it would have to be a good cover for me to like it. I love it. Great job.
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Postby bluedad; Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:19 am

@normal - lol, thanks for that image!
@skipscada - thanks for the criticism; I'll explore what is going on there.
Many thanks y'all, for the encouraging words.
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Postby BradColeman; Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:46 am

Cool, I wouldn't worry too much about doing covers, haters gonna hate either way.

I think your voice sounds quite similar to McCartneys.. but maybe' it's just me ;)
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Postby folderol; Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:57 am

This is a track I know well, and I think you've done an excellent job of covering it. In some ways it is cleaner than the original. :clap: :tu:
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