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Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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Nov 28, 2008 | 11:49 PM EST
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4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec
4.28 / 5.00

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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)



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is an amazing song, and I really liked all the effects of live and real recordings you left in here. It helps to capture the way you used to hear your father play. Everything sounds great here, the guitar violin and violin sound especially good. The piano is nice too, but I find that in just about all of your music. :)

Very nice job, you and your father are both fantastic musicians. Keep up the great work!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


i feel like sleeping now,I like your music and this one is the best of them all

kep on going


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love the mix of guitar and strings!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Now this is a good song. The balance is great, and the guitar sounds awesome. I wish my dad was this cool! X)
Also, I think this would be great for an end credits song for a movie or game.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice one!

I love it all! The back story was touching, the recording was great, and the song altogether reminds me of the music they put in the background for dramatic montages. Amazing work and tell your dad the same! *Two thumbs up*