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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Date
11/28/2008
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Song
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec
Score
4.27 / 5.00

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Author Comments

Here's a song with a major story behind it. :-D

When I was growing up, a lot of musical influences came from the music my parents listened to. We're talking bands like The Moody Blues, U2, The Outfield, ..and on and on. But another major influence in myself becoming a composer was my father. Dad played piano, but mostly he'd pull out his acoustic after coming home from work and sit out on the couch and play. As a kid I used to just lay out on the carpet while listening to his playing, and one song in particular always caught my interest. It was a song he wrote called "Coming Home", and it was a spiritual tune about longing to be with our Father in heaven.

Fast forward about maybe 15 years later when I'm in Audio Engineering school trying desperately to find a guitar player/singer for my recording project. For some reason Dad's song kept playing in my head, so I convinced him to drive up to my school and let me record him playing his nylon guitar and voice to his song he wrote back when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was a great day, and after I had mixed it down completely in the studio, I took the master back to my dorm.

I always knew that if I could get a chance, I'd want to redo the music as an instrumental. I knew I wanted there to be a piano and violin accompaniment to Dad's guitar playing, so I sampled his nylon pickings and created...well...this. This is my tribute to my father's original simple acoustic guitar solo.

The beginning includes my dad's voice counting down into his mic before he began playing. I also mixed in the original recording at the end of him singing just to pay tribute to his original song further. The record "pop" you hear before his voice kicks in is on purpose. It's supposed to sound like an old recording kicking in on a record player as his voice appears to sing from a distance as it fades away.

Enjoy :-D

-Reasoner (Ryan)

Reviews


DonVinceDonVince

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Strong!!

just a powerful song full of emotions, makes me think of the good things I have done and of the other things I will do in the future, very nice song :D 10/10



tijnntijnn

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woah..

Left me speechless... Great story and man, One GREAT Composition too!



Skulblaka377Skulblaka377

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful

This song almost brought a tear to my eye. Just amazing work yet again.
5/5
10/10
You deserve it.



lordtac1lordtac1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow

I can relate to this. My father would do the same thing, and I may not have been that interested, but I still listened.

Its an awesome song, I can imagen the end of the movie "Gladiator" if you've ever seen it.

after maximus dies in the arena. it shows him in the fields around his home, the farmlands, and all still intact (it was burned down and his family killed before) He see's his family and is overjoyed.

They run to him with arms out. His little boy hugs his leg and his wife hugs him. its really a beautiful scene.

This song would match up with it nicely. the end with the vocals not so much :P but thats only because the movie is based in idk... ceasers lifetime. and I don't even remember how long ago that was.

And once again good job. I'm guessing your dads still alive :) i'm sure he's proud. either way he is I'm sure



Bru2712Bru2712

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'll not trust ranking again

When I rated it had a 3.90, I think this one is so slow and calming, good work and use of the violin, guitar and piano :).