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Time In a Bottle (Cover, Jim Croce)

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This was performed mostly live. My brother played the lead track, and I played the rhythm track (though that's subjective, as it's finger style). Little in the way of mixing...just some reverb and tremolo.

Music played as music is best played: From the skills of the musicians.

Hope our skills were good enough! Enjoy.

NOTE: This is a cover song, and thus is for fun only. For the original, look up Jim Croce. He died young in a plane crash, but this was his song.

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Lovely to see you posting again, Ceevro! I like the smooth, soulful guitar at the beginning. The vocals are good, but sometimes they were a little weak in the mix relative to the guitars. The piece has a really nice flow, and I like how before every vocal entrance there's a slight anticipatory pause. The slightly darker, pensive vibe after the last verse is a nice touch too. The composition is fairly simple, and part of me wishes you tried to add more onto it vis-a-vis the original, but regardless you guys are clearly talented guitarists. Hope to see more of you around the Grounds soon! ^^

Ceevro responds:

Dude, if you had any idea how tricky this is to perform as a duet...I'm amazed at how well my brother did at this...his guitar skillz are amazing, but he does it for himself...no interest in performing or recording at all. Sometimes I wish I could be like him. He just gives zero fucks about the outside world. I was honoured that he recorded this, entirely because he knew I wanted to. I doubt he's ever even pulled the page to see how it sounded. There's something inspirational in that.

Credits & Info


4.40 / 5.00

Jan 15, 2020
9:46 PM EST
Classic Rock
File Info
5.2 MB
2 min 52 sec
  • Garage Band
  • SM58
Misc. Kit
  • Cort alt16 acoustic guitar
  • Behringer USB preamp

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