La Belle Marie

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Wicked Deeds

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« on: November 09, 2019, 09:18:54 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/pvasey1/la-belle-marie-high-balanced-1

I don’t seem to be able to find the time to produce as much as I would like.  However, I do write in a prolific manner.  This is a story of love.  There is a dark undertone, simply because the story  involves a meeting near to Hiver Castle in the South East, in a graveyard where a stuffed witch-like character hung above the heads of the two lovers. 

This is “La Belle Marie”  written for my beautiful French partner.  We had a lovely time recording her spoken translation of some of the lyrics. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a recording session so much.  We laughed and joked as we decided how to deliver the spoken word sections.  It was delightful.   Marie has a wonderful singing voice too and I’m sure we will record her in the fulness of time.  For now, here it is, 2minutes and 30 seconds of happiness with a deliciously dark undertone.  Further production and backing vocals would I think, make this shine but these days, I’m far more interested in writing. 

Note:  I have revisited this song.  It is now mastered in WAV format and now includes backing vocals and another I think (neat) surprise!  I hope this is well received.  It's ready for my new album "Midday In The Universe" which, has been delayed for almost a year. 

Paul

https://soundcloud.com/pvasey1/la-belle-marie-high-balanced-1

For Marie.

La belle Marie

Marie said she'd wait outside the station.
I drove all day to make it so.
I travelled south to find the graveyard waiting,
Illuminated in the glow.

I never thought the witch that hung above our heads would cast a spell of love.
The sweetest love a man could find.
The sweetest love that leaves all chaos far behind.
La belle Marie,
You've set me free.
La belle Marie Dupuy.

I made a promise then to always keep you.
Champagne bottles in the rain.
I knew that nothing in this world would  ever
deny our happiness again.

I never thought the witch that hung above our heads would cast a spell of love.
The sweetest love a man could find.
The sweetest love that leaves all chaos far behind.
La belle Marie,
You've set me free
La belle Marie Dupuy.

Rest your weary head upon my arm.
I'll keep you safe beside me, safe from harm.

The sweetest love a man could find.
The sweetest love that leaves all  chaos far behind.
La belle Marie,
You've set me free
La belle Marie Dupuy.

Written by Paul Vasey October 2019

https://soundcloud.com/pvasey1/la-belle-marie-high-balanced-1
« Last Edit: Today at 06:25:57 PM by Wicked Deeds »
" I could wait with balance and poise, amidst all of the noise."

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 12:39:00 PM »
Nice one Paul, lovely airy feel to this. Great vocals,melody, and some nice chord changes. Yes you could add some backing box but it sounds great as it is.
Nice work!
Cheers
Jamie

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 09:40:04 PM »
C'est superb M. Paul. It sounds pretty upbeat compared to some of your other stuff. It's a lovely uplifting song. Glad that things are moving in the right direction for you  :)

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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:03:40 AM »
Interesting change of direction for you and a marked upbeat approach...quite a cinematic feel to the intro though the suddenness took me by surprise cause my speakers were at 11..LOL, something about having a French girl speaking the lyrics that is so effective....this works well my friend..well done :)

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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:42:50 PM »
The top and tail spoken French is a lovely touch.. Wonderfully uplifting love song. Strings work very well and give the whole thing a fantastic drive.. This is great!

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« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:51:31 PM »
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@MonnoDB Thank you for your lovely, positive comment.  Yes, full credit goes to Marie for the spoken French.  :)

@shadowfax  - again, I'm so delighted that Marie could bring a little extra to the production and yes, it is a departure from my more recent deeply emotional stripped back songs.

@pompeyjazz - Yes, this is a very upbeat song indeed and life has brought some exceptionally wonderful, heartwarming surprises lately.  There is  a new mastered version, in WAV format with backing vocals and guitar on soundcloud.  I think this song is now very much complete!

@Jamie Thank you so much.  I think that it is now sounding better than ever.  It has been mastered and is now driving along nicely!

https://soundcloud.com/pvasey1/la-belle-marie-high-balanced-1

Paul
« Last Edit: Today at 08:34:44 PM by Wicked Deeds »
" I could wait with balance and poise, amidst all of the noise."

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