Forum "Snapshot" Compilation Album

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« on: January 14, 2018, 05:52:00 PM »
Hi All,

I'm starting a new thread on this as we have already got a list of potential contributors.

I've already had six submissions

Date for submissions, 1 month today, 14th February

For all of the people who have indicated interest, please pm me a link to the song in best quality .wav format via dropbox or other file share mechanism what you think is your own most suitable song for the album. There is no theme other than to highlight the forum and it does not have to be a new song. It must however be of a decent broadcast quality.

I will need song title, Artist name and composer(s)

Once I've got the songs in (and I appreciate that everybody who expressed an initial interest may not contribute) I will look at the next steps.

You could also suggest an album title  Smiley

Also - Volunteers required for artwork

Cheers

John

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 08:40:35 PM »
Hi John!

Great with a date set. I was a bit curios. Can't do much with colors I'm afraid. Tryin' to keep it real.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 11:05:06 PM »
Cheers Martin. I really struggle with the artwork and promotional side of it  :)

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Hey

The song I wanted to submit for this too far off done so I don't think I will be submitting anything for this. Sure you have plenty anyway!

Do you have an album name yet? Maybe "Pompz and Circumstance"? :P

Looking forward to this!!

All the best

Darren

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 02:47:34 PM »
Not that it's any of my business Darren but why not submit 'Man Reborn'...that was your latest release and it's a cracking song that would grace any compilation.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 03:52:11 PM »
Deadline tomorrow! Yikes! I hope mine is ready...  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 05:59:20 PM »
Not that it's any of my business Darren but why not submit 'Man Reborn'...that was your latest release and it's a cracking song that would grace any compilation.

I hadn't even consider using an already finished song :P thanks for pointing out Viscount...I will do just that!!  8)  8)

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 09:22:40 AM »
Hi All,

So closing date today and I'm going to close the window for submissions now as we've got 13 tracks.

The following songs will be on the compilation album.

Skub                 I'm Feelin Fine
Pompeyjazz      Take Me To Your Leader
Wicked Deeds      Music Plays
Bill Saunders      You Turned My World Around
Paul Ads              Busmans Holiday
Darren1664      Man Reborn
Vicki                 TBA
Viscount              Ain't That Enough
MartinSwede      Braver Than Brave
CrystalSuzy      Maggi's Living Room
Rightly         Almost A Baby
KevyC         The Courage To Choose
ScottLevi              Sleeves Up

I think there's a great selection.

Next job is to decide on a running order. Of course it could be random but I've had some thoughts and want to make sure we don't get two acoustic or piano based tracks back to back (Any thoughts ???)

Otherwise I'll come up with a suggested running order.

Any volunteers for Artwork ?????

Mastering ??? - I can quite easily run everything through my mastering setup but I've got limited skills in this area.

Name suggestions, I'll throw one in the hat - "We Are Forum"

A physical CD would be nice IMO as well as digital on the usual platforms. Obviously there would be a small cost involved in a physical CD - But I'm thinking only about £10 each for a run of 100 CD's plus distributing them to the contributors - Anyway thoughts please

Anything else, please feel free to PM me

Cheers

John

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
Not that it's any of my business Darren but why not submit 'Man Reborn'...that was your latest release and it's a cracking song that would grace any compilation.

I hadn't even consider using an already finished song :P thanks for pointing out Viscount...I will do just that!!  8)  8)

That's one helluva song Darren, it had me gigglin' like a  japanese school girl.

I'm very much looking forward to the materialization of this album project.

Hey can I suggest an album title?

"Vanity Project"

It is hard and implies some self-irony..

I don't know, maybe "Snapshots"
If I had a list of the songs it'd give me something to work with.
If you've got an album title, you've soon got ideas for the artwork (I'm not good with artwork)


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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 02:23:41 PM »
Physical CDs
I like the idea and I'm good with the probable £10 each. However, it appears it would be prohibitively expensive to send me my share...although, now that I'm thinking about it, you might be able to send to Canada for a fraction of the price. I'll have to see if it would be awkward to go to Canada to pick them up. I live right next door and know a few people who wouldn't mind receiving them for me. Anyway, if that won't work, I could have CDs made here for myself, too.

Album title
I have no new ideas, but I like "We Are Forum" or "Snapshots". The former makes me think of Greek columns and togas. Snapshots make me think of a collage of photos. Considering what the artwork might look like. It would probably be easy to find something free to use online for a cover image.

That's all the thoughts I have at the moment.

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 05:18:18 PM »
Whey fantastic job John, seems all is running smoothly!

I'm happy to put the 10 towards physical copies, and  have a close friend in graphic design (painted my avatar for me too xD) so should be able to get them to help if we have a direction for the artwork.

If you can put it up in a random order somewhere on the web so we can have a listen might be able to give some suggestions on running order easier, else a stab from memory of these awesome tunes or forum searches.

Exciting stuff, thanks for making it happen!

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 05:19:43 PM »
Looks good .... can you list my artist name as "Kevin ISM"?

I quite like "We are Forum" but some alternative sggestions for title : "Secret Voices" or "Hidden Voices" "Voices of the Forum" or "Songs from the Forum"

Cheers

Kevin

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 06:55:37 PM »
As it is a forum project I would be happy to support it by offering to do the mastering for each track

I would just need to know whether the tracks have already been mastered or not

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 07:07:13 PM »
Boydie,  That would be brilliant thanew you  :) I will be in touch. Many thanks,  John

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 10:32:05 PM »
One thing I forgot guys, I need your official artist names and composer names. Also has anybody cracked the whole wav metadata tag thingy as that does my head in. Scott, get your mate on board now ! A promise of fame and fortune should be more than enough  ;D