Elton John vs. Rihanna

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Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:22 pm

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Instrumental: Rihanna - Unfaithful
Acapella: Elton Johan – Your song

Did this already a while ago, but first found no time in advertising it and had finally (almost)
forgotten it.
Hope you like that mix either!

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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:17 pm

It's very pretty.

Throughout I felt Elton was occasionally slightly ahead or slightly behind the beat. I think in the original he's not trying to hit beats, but sort of playing and singing swing time-ish, but with the modern instrumental it stuck out. I would give it another listen with fresh ears and move some acapella samples around slightly.

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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:14 am

A very beautiful, emotional re-interpretation of “Your Song” indeed! I agree with Warezio that the timing could be tightened up just a bit throughout.

I also feel like Elton is a bit too dry and lifeless in this mix. A skosh of reverb or some subtle echoes/delays might make him sit a bit better.

I also wanted to point out that in your nice-looking artwork, it appears you chopped off Elton’s ear and a bit of that side of his face behind his glasses…don’t know if you noticed that... :1lipsrsealed:

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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:12 pm

I'll leave the mix critiquing to the other mods.
The vocal gets a head of the instrumental during the 2:00-2:15 sections I hope you don't mind and 3:00 -3:15 when compared to the original. Everything else is spot on. Great job.

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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Thanks guys for your reply,

was really heavy to get the vocals of Elton John exactly over the beats.

But, due to the fact that you seem to like the idea, actually I'm over-working it at the moment.

Will give further feedback within the next days
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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:18 pm

Now I "pushed up" the vocals a little bit and tried to set them more on the beat.
But as you mentioned Elton didn't sang that song very rhythmically.

It's more like a song from a bar-pianist or something like that:
Very emotional, but nothing exacetlly on the beat.

Hope it's worth to be put on the front-page either :1wink:

to MashGyver:
Not the ear is chopped out, it depends on the reflection of the glasses.
(Take a look at the cheak)

Here's the original:
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Re: Elton John vs. Rihanna

Post Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:25 am

Hahnstudios wrote:to MashGyver:
Not the ear is chopped out, it depends on the reflection of the glasses.
(Take a look at the cheak)

Here's the original:
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Aha! Got it! Maybe you could try and add back that little black outline within the frame and lighten up the grey space so it’s a little more obvious you’re looking through the lens? Don’t get me wrong--the cover art looks awesome…the only reason I noticed this was because I was admiring it!

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