Westlin' Winds: free mp3 download
I spent a lot of yesterday trying to figure out what I could overdub on the viola to go with this song:
By Robert Burns.
(Click the link and you can listen to it or save it onto your computer.)
Dick Gaughan recorded the song perfectly a long time ago and Bob recorded this version last Sunday.
(He changed the words a little to take out the "murdering cry" and the "fluttering gory pinions" which are part of shooting birds in the autumn.)
I was so self-conscious about the viola line, I kept fiddling with it to make it sound far away (did not want it to be a bossy part).
This will go on our new wedding sampler called "Hearts' Delight." (We really want to get some more wedding gigs.) As soon as we finish this, we're going back to the murder ballads.
Appreciate any feedback. How is the balance on your speakers? Too much or too little vocal, guitar, viola? Did I overdo it and suck the life out of the viola sound? (I can always go back and replace it.)
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