Life Is My Song

Harry

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I never paid too much attention to this last track on BULLISH. And I was surprised the other day to see a Japanese compilation titled with this song's title:

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The comp is an overview of Herb's solo output up until this 2-disc LP set was issued. I thought of making it a playlist and found that it ran well over the 80 minute mark which would prevent it from fitting onto one CD if I wanted to go that route. So I started pruning by putting in single edits where I could. I got it down to around 82 minutes by doing that and I realized that the title track, "Life Is My Song" was one of the culprits at well over 6 minutes in length.

So I set about pruning the length of that final track and got it down to around 3:40 or so - a decent length for a fit with radio. The more I edited the song, the more it stuck with me. I think I like this track a lot more now.
 
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Harry

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So now I'm curious to hear your edit, Harry!

It's one of my favorite tunes on the Bullish album but it does kind of go on.
Ask and ye shall receive.

Yesterday I was just playing around with it and deleted the edit. I didn't think I'd be asked to post it, but here, you've gone and done it, so, I get to repeat my work and present it here. Today's edit came out a little shorter, down to 3:30, but I think it's a better edit.

 

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Ask and ye shall receive.

Yesterday I was just playing around with it and deleted the edit. I didn't think I'd be asked to post it, but here, you've gone and done it, so, I get to repeat my work and present it here. Today's edit came out a little shorter, down to 3:30, but I think it's a better edit.


Excellent Edit Harry I could've used this on my radio shows or made one similar to this as I used to make my own edits on tape back in the day
 

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So, since I went to the trouble of making that edit, I decided to go ahead and throw this Japanese compilation/playlist onto a CD-R. That required using single mixes wherever I could, so the track list looks like this:

12:261980
23:52Rise (single version from THE VERY BEST OF HERB ALPERT)
34:17Beyond (edited version from the 45)
43:48Aria
53:49Maniac
63:49Magic Man (edited version from the 45)
73:41Red Hot (from BEYOND)
83:54California Blues
93:19Route 101
103:45Aranjuez (Mon Amour) (45 version)
113:43Fandango
123:12Street Life (short version from CLASSICS 20)
134:39Secret Garden
144:33Make A Wish
155:44Latin Medley
164:03Bullish (single version)
176:11Besame Mucho (from MAGIC MAN)
183:03The Continental
194:11The Midnight Tango
203:29Life Is My Song (edited version)

The whole playlist now clocked in at 79:29 by using the "no-gap" between tracks option on my CD-R software (Nero). With the 2-second gap, it might have worked at 80:02, but I didn't want to chance it. Besides, each track already has its little buffer from being compiled onto whatever album I grabbed it from.

Artwork was adapted from what I'd already done, and then a modification from the Japanese comp.

Japan comp:
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My CD-R:
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Harry

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So, I'm listening to this new compilation and I got to "Aranjuez (Mon Amour)" and this is the 45 version on the flip side of the "Rise" single. The compilers of the single used an edited version of the song, which I needed in order to squeeze all of these tracks onto one CD-R.

Somewhere around the 2:30 mark into this single version, a few nasty dropouts began to be heard. They all seem to be right channel dropouts, and they continue for the next 45 seconds to a minute.

I've only got this one copy of the single with "Aranjuez" on the flip side. By chance, is there anyone out there that has this 45 and can let me know if the dropouts are inherent in the track or whether I just have a bad pressing of the 45? The one I have is styrene and otherwise in good shape. I just checked the 45 again on the turntable and the dropouts are still there. They sound like there was a loose wire on the right side as the thing was being dubbed.

Mostly now I'm just curious about the pressing - I've already taken to the task of doing the same edits on the long version on the RISE CD to get it to the same length as the 45. So, I'll re-compile the CD-R and use my own edit this time.
 

abstract_fan

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Ask and ye shall receive.

Yesterday I was just playing around with it and deleted the edit. I didn't think I'd be asked to post it, but here, you've gone and done it, so, I get to repeat my work and present it here. Today's edit came out a little shorter, down to 3:30, but I think it's a better edit.


Just right!
 
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