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INTO ENLIGHTENMENT (Beat Mix)
New Year's Eve and a tune that sets 2014 on a course of enlightenment...this is a cool tune guys, and the beats..yup the beats added were a delightful touch, as were the flourishes of pads. A melancholic drift to this...yet with hope in the rhythms and ambiance. James, the vocal has a rich texture. Your strong suit.
Happy 2014 and the continued ability craft and record gems. thumbs!
Very distinctive alive sound in the beginning, with the guitars, vox, and occasional light percs. I was wondering when the titular beats would come in, and when they do they sound great! It's very hard to tell if they are programmed or played amazingly tight. In this respect it reminds me of Tin Tin Out (they did a cover of "Here's where the story ends"). Nice work! rated. Happy Holidays!
5 stars for this one....
Great song. I really enjoyed this. Home recording you say? I wouldn't know it. The production is outstanding. Thumbs.
Wonderful vocal on here James - really enjoyed the listen - like the addition of the drums! well rated - Alison :)
This is a great song ALIVE, your music amazes me every time I hear it. You've got a fresh, hot and unique style and yes, your vocals really are good enough to be placed right on top of the mix!! I was very surprised to hear drums come in on this track, but they sound spectacular and drive the musical motion quite well. It's the perfect drum kit for the song basically. Amazing production, uplifting and inspirational. Hands down one of the best songs I've heard today, maybe the best one!!! Keep on jamming, Voted and thanks for the download!!! - DJ Frankie
Yes...those beats in it definitely add tons of weight into Enlightenment... a remarkable voice you have there...soars like an eagle. keith
Soz james it wouldnt refresh my com but it did my r8 tho for some daft reason
nice guitar in the intro , when your vocal come in i must admit, damn man you can sing.. reminds me of noel gallager in places.. kool back beat on main drums.. also getting verve coming through now a little, 2 compliments lol not digz.. allrounder m8, i listen to accoustic stuff when im chillin. this will be one of them, your like eric!!!
Hi James. Just wanted to say a very well done to you and Alive for making the No.2 spot this week. Glad I checked this out again. PJ
Hi James. Thanks for uploading this new version of Enlightment. I totally agree with you. It sounds much stronger and the beats are superb. Glad that you have mastered this and given it extra ommpf. It's just a shame that I can't give it the extra vote that it deserves. Anyway this is lovely and I love the guitars. PJ
New version of "Enlightenment" uploaded. Additional beats and fx. Remixed and mastered. Think it sounds much better now.James
I like the Indian psychadelic vibe going on here and it motors along after that in a typically rocking Alive fashion. Good stuff. Love Wednesday x
Oh...superb! A delicate rendering to begin with and the quiet before the storm....love the ominous overtone to this...pulls me around ...yep..I love bass, me! Excellent! keith
Cool tune fellas! So much to like, and I agree with Paul, your vocals are superb...and a magnificent accompaniment to work with, that guitar is particularly sweet! Enjoyed, thumbs up!
Hi James, Right from the lovely guitar intro, and then bass, I got into this track, super vocals, and lyrics, and crisp drumming and bass create a propulsion I really love, I lot the click-stick beat too!
an easy vote, and a great download!
The vocal is superb . In my humble opinion ,it's the best vocal I've heard you do and I've heard a lot. There's so much emotion and it comes across as so relaxed but intense, your phrasing is spot on. I think it's sometimes easy to overstate things but not so easy to sound so laid back and yet still emotive . You've most definitely achieved the latter .Beautiful musical arrangement too.A wonderful marriage between your voice and a gorgeous arrangement.You guys are to be congratulated for producing such amazing work. If only I could vote more than once Paul
Nice intro has me guessing what is about to happen. Reminds me of some Radiohead, I really like Radiohead theyre still one of my favorites. This song really speaks to the listener. Nice vocals which really captivate the accompaniments of the other sounds. Great tune, let it play and then play it again. Very interesting mix, I'm wondering what motivated you to write what you wrote. My votes in, and downloaded and added to my tracks
i got into this song right away it got me grooving in my chair i love the guitar sound the vocals are excellent a grand song you've got going on here production is first class well done man
Yeah, ranked too soon, this is classic stuff, on loop for many plays. Outstanding. Rated and a DL, thank you. Gibbo
Me thinks this was ranked before its time... Sunday uploads here are tricky at best. All that site rant aside, I love this to pieces! The guitar flow is a marvel that holds us to the end and beyond. What a beautiful vibe here. I love your softer side. Gets me every time. Awe heck, I love everything you guys do.
Thanks for the comment Degs - never posted this one before but a lot of our stuff sounds the same so maybe that's why it seems familiar :-) Cheers. James
The Intro Reminds me of " The Mission"
Tower of Strength i think it was called , Great Track Guys , the intro builds up nicley and when you get to the 1.33 mark when the drums come in i was expecting a big Lift in the track , but that's cool and just what i feel , But the Title suits the sound " Enlightenment " and its another Class Alive Track..
Im sure this has been up before ??? Guys Love the Drum Machine.. Well done to James , Tony and Phil :) Rated
There is certainly something very enlightening about this song. It sort of reminds me of one of my favourite bands of all-time U2. Love the guitar chords but most of all it's really nice to hear a new track from you guys. I'm glad to be back on this site reuploading the best of my work. By the way your Brand New Day (With Dave Meredith) came up on my iPod shuffle a few days ago. PJ
Like minded songwriters and musicians from the North East of England who enjoy writing and recording their own songs.
James Bell - lead vocals,guitar,bass,keyboards,tambourine
Anthony Ramanauskas - guitar,vocals,bass,keyboards
Grant Smith - lead guitar,vocals,bass
Andrew David - Drums