Coming Home (Ambient Mix)

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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)


This is beyond any piece of music I've heard here.

Hell, this is so great, it doesn't even deserve to be on this website. This needs to be shown all over the world. You and your father need to get famous for this piece of music. I just love to listen to this song everyday. It really calms me. It even makes me shed a tear. Thank you very much for showing us this. I wish I could experience the story that's told on top of this review.

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Now This Is Music

this the best song i have heard on newgrounds. If only I had the talent to compose such a great song. your father must be a great musician. I love the old guitar. it has an aged feel to it.

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Best on whole NG

So far that I listened to different composements this tottaly the best of all+that it also has a quite nostalgic story and feeling to it
It's a sad song but also refreshing, it's a happy song with a strong serinity. this is Friggin great.

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All your songs are amazing; they just really blow me away. This song is no exception. I love it. Keep up the good work.

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Very very good song! Hope you keep them coming!

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4.28 / 5.00

Nov 28, 2008
11:49 PM EST
File Info
4.9 MB
4 min 18 sec

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