Songs from Across the Sea is the last song from the short album we made as our wedding favors. See the last post for more details on that superfly CD. I like this song, but it suffers the same production woes as The Lifting (you can’t get gold records when you’re producing yourself and you’ve never done it before). And, there’s the lyrics. They are weird. They try to tell the story of my heartache while Mary Ann lived in China, of our being separated, but bringing sea animals into the picture does not help things.
Mary Ann and I have developed an alternative version sans angel porpoise calling anyone’s name, but this multitrack is in stone. Not because it’s sonic grooves have been carved from historic Knoxville marble, but because I didn’t save the tracks. You’ll learn a lot in the studio without a tutor—a lot of bad habits.
I feel proud of the resonating stereo space in this song. It builds out using multiple acoustic guitars, multiple electric guitars, MIDI organ with a Reason sample, MIDI chimes with a different Reason sample, sweet Reason beats, three or four vocal tracks, and a butt-load of reverb.
In two weeks, Imma hit you up with a recent song.