This One's "For You" (Been Away Too Long)

If you don’t feel you need to have a cocktail in your hand or be lounging on a bearskin rug in front of a roaring fire I haven’t done my job.

Creative Vision for the Track:
Because of various life factors I’ve been prowling through photos and remembrances from the early 1960s and late 1950s. I wanted to capture the cool vibe of a vibes and jazz guitar lead over a string pad.

Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc):
Form: Intro - A-A-B-A
Key: Bb major (Intro), C major (A section), Ab major (B section)
Liberal use of secondary dominants and modal interchange chords (particularly in the turnarounds)

Main Instruments used:
Melody: Vibes, Jazz Guitar. Piano
Backgrounds / Pads: Digital Pad, Strings (BBC Core … Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello)
Rhythm Section: Drum set (largely cymbals), upright bass

For Now – Stan Bann


Gotta say, Daddy-o, those changes were the cat’s meow!

Stan, great job; melody and harmony totally very much 50s-60s . Love the guitar and vibes.

My cubicle now seems incomplete without a rug…

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Thanks, Steven! Glad you dug it!

About the rug, however … got a visual that I can’t unsee … :roll_eyes: :wink:

Thanks for the kind words, my friend! Take care!


Hello Stan,

Job done well.
The song is amazing. It creates an atmosphere and inviting the listener to an adventure.
Although, I did not feel like front of a fireplace, but rather felt like driving through curvy roads of the Cote D’azur. Perhaps, a cool evening of Autumn. A 60s/70s film scene comes to my mind.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the kind words, Ugur! Glad you enjoyed it!

The intended vibe is more along the lines you described. Not a James Bond / spy thriller, etc. More of the scenery / Mediterranean-in-the-background / driving along the coast like you said!

Take care!


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