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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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3/15/2009

Denim Road -  
Perfect Heart
Rejection Reason: None Specified
Average Rating: [0 Votes]
Views: 888
Ruud Slingerland [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
A better fitting production than the other Denim Road songs you posted. The vocals are quite good here.
Richie Isaacs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice polished professional offering,a few of my tutors on my music course play in bands that produce material like this and the market is still big for it(and they get payed well,no sense in going hungry for your art if it's only your art that's your day job!!!!)
It's not really what I'm into but well played :)
paulmars [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I can't shake the image of this being music by guys who used to wear leisure suits updating their sound to better appeal to the lonely girls at the fern bar circa '78. A Machiavellian sensitivity underlies this.
But perfectly executed.
Babar Klunj [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
You guys are very good at what you do.
songrunner [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Melodic. It does a good job of conveying the sense of loneliness. I have to wonder about that one note in the guitar lead (at the 2:32 mark) that sounds like a muffed pluck (say that fast 5 times).
blowtorch [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
lush and perfect, yet still catchy and memorable despite that. sort of like alan parson's project.
NathanWayne [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
hey you and neil young are lookin for a good heart. maybe ya'll could go on an expedition together. It would be like batman and robin.

always sounds professional, and really well played but on this one thats the extent of its charm. for me.
Sputnikov [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
i know it's too late but i would have liked to here a little more percussion and bass, and a little less guitars. the vocals and keys seem to sit nicely in the mix.
arpmoog [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I waited all the way to 2:32 for the muffed pluck and by God, there it was. Ploink. Nothing else captured my interest.
CalebH [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I've been trying to find the perfect "opening band for michael mcdonald" joke to put here, but I'm not having much luck.

Screw it. Second stage.

Vocals sound like they're trying too hard to be tender.
balcerebon [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
reminds me of Bare Naked Ladies again, employing jazz, rock, pop, soul, blues, etc. well done. i like you guys, though i probably would not run out and purchase the cd. you can hear this kind of stuff all over the place from the last 40 years. but don't take offense to that, cuz this is some good #@&%!.
k3v1nr055 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
OK, here's the deal. As always I really don't care if you don't like the song but....we put this song in the delllounge.com Austin City Limits Festival contest last summer. It's not exactly a concert contest kind of song (maybe a songwriter contest but..) and we received more than 4000 votes and went to the second round of that contest in 8th place out of more than 720 artists). Nonetheless, this does not sound like Michael McDonald, but having said that I have to tell you all that our producer did live sound for our last gig and he commented that he (as I) does not like when our singer does his Michael McDonald imitation (we cover a couple Doobies tunes). I agree totally, Still, if Michael McDonald called and needed an opener I would do it.. Our singer is one of those voices who has incredible range (something like four octaves) and needs to learn when to use it (look up the history of Starcastle and search for George Harp) and when to hold back. I, among many, believe that he did not over-sing on this track. This is a tender song. Caleb, this could be a very "dark song". The directive for how we approached this song (as I explained on Unexpected Rain is that Jim Z writes a song and then brings it to our practice with some simple directions. In the case of this tune mood and groove was supposed to be based on Chris Isaak's Wicked Game. I don't believe that is what we accomplished but that was the point from where we began...we only rehearsed this song about a half dozen times before we recorded it.....it's not too bad is it?
GoingtothePoolhouse [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
ha, i know you didn't want my opinion, but i hit "next song" and came face-to-face with your song. better than your other song; this one has a ... well, a more hooky hook. but still not my style. just feels like you guys are trying too hard or something.