Andrew Neil / Songs / Rebels (WSH First Cut)

The sweetest rebellion

This is the sweetest rebellion song I have ever heard. Bursting with truth and honesty, it reminds us that we should follow and be led by our true self. Building a home with our true love and being who we really are is the most beautiful rebellion xxx
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Give this song an electric guitar and a band behind it, and let the revolution begin! Really, really great song. Lyrically, it is super refreshing to hear lyrics that actually make sense and come from somewhere "real" inside of an artist. As for composition, this song is structured perfectly from start to finish. Really interesting chord progression (or use of slash chords) during the bridge. With just the slightest bit of production, this song will really get to you. Well done.

Review of Rebels

This is the second chance I've had to review your material. Like last time, your Nylon string guitar needs to be cleanly mic'ed. It would have seriously benefited from some EQ'ing and some nice short echo. Also it seems to have been out of tune on certain phrasing. Also like last time I really enjoyed your lyrics and the phrasing. The songs structure is good too. I would seriously recommend that you book a small project studio and do some basic recording there and I think you will be surprised at how good some real production will make your songs pop! Dean

Thank you!

1st and foremost would like to thank you for your services to our country. Love the tunes your story is pure inspiration your music speaks peace and harmony. Stay strong in your fight and continue to bless us with your God giving talents.

Go well

Something 's in there... Something in the air, in the type of composition, A raspy voice, a very simple guitar. I just saying that maybe a better production is necesary, I don't know what exactly, but I like it.
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Sound quality

The recording sounds pretty good for just a mic and gutiar amp. Keep up the music man you just need a mixing ,and mastering engineer. If you need help you can always inbox me your info and we go from their..nice song
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just be who you are and see how far you will go...

Your vocals are unique and flow nicely; especially at the beginning with the guitar. Lyrically, I think you're an excellent storyteller, and loved the imagery your words provoked. I respect an artist that makes you think about the lyrics too, and the different meaning that could fit each line. You have a talent for making it look effortlessly. I love acoustic, folk music. I don't think you need a full band behind you or at least not on this song. I like the raw feeling to it, keeping it simple instrumentally, in my opinion will help bring ever more attention to the lyrics. Thank you for sharing this gem. I should mention I did not remark on the quality of the recording because it's stated in the title, first cut.
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Rebels with a cause

After hitting play on this track I wasn't sure what to expect until this voice from the past entered my sterio field, then "wow" I was hooked! Reminds me of real, authentic, smoked filled coffee house music from the village in NewYork, mid 60's where people hung on every note and lyric to hopefully gain a little insight into the heart and mind of the singer. If your looking for a flashy produced song here you won't find it. Instead you'll find a real stripped down honest from the gut tune with no bs for desert. I Like!
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Folky and pleasant

Quite a quirky chilled out track. Not sure the production gets the most out of the indie style vocals. There is definitely a good song here and as the singing gets going and slightly higher is really nice. A little rough around the edges, but polished could be a nice little diamond.
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Andrew neil

Rebels this is the reason why I like folk you can take a simple guitar then lyrics and make a song sound good if it is played right and your song does that the beginning notes catches your ear and makes you want to listen to the song it threw me off thinking it was a gospel song it first but no matter all in all it was a good song and it kind of reminds me of songs that I have done but you did a good job and I wish you the best
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Nice vocals unlike I have ever heard, I really like the theme of the song and the story that it tells. Great title concidering what has just taken place, about the Confederate flag and the name "Rebel" Also the ending could have been held out rather then

Nice vocals unlike I have ever heard, very smooth. I really like the theme of the song and the story that it tells. Also a great title, considering what has just taken place, about the Confederate flag and the name "Rebel" in the country. Also the ending could have been held out longer, rather than just suddenly stopping. Just my opinion. However I still enjoyed the song and the theme of the song! Great job.
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Deep

This has a very deep emotional sound and lyric, not opinionated on the recording, this has no bearing on the song's content itself, I can feel where this is coming from.
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rebels

andrew has wrote some great songs ................................he has wrote with passion ...... enjoyed the listen i wish andy well in this time of his life ...it is good is father carries andrews light
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Rebels

I'm a songwriter also, and I'm always honest when I give a review. Sugar-coating, imho, doesn't help anyone in the long run. I hope what I have to say will be helpful and that you take it for what it is, my honest attempt to be of help. The melody is very nice. I enjoy this kind of melody a lot. I would do a rewrite of the lyric and add a bridge to bring something new to the story. As is, it lacks any melodic changes. It seems to have all verses because your not distinguishing the verses from the chorus. After awhile it kind of drones along and I lost interest. Be sure your guitar is in tune before you record. An out of tune guitar is very obvious in a recording as well as a live performance. If your not in tune, the audience will become disinterested as well. If your going to be a singer/songwriter, work on vocal pitch. Most folks don't have a problem with a couple of flat or sharp notes if the song is written well and interesting. (Example: Bob Dylan) However if your pitchy a lot, most folks will stop listening and move on no matter how well it's written. Other artists and songwriters, like myself, will overlook those problems to hear the meat of a lyric or something in the melody that really strikes them, but non-artists or songwriters, especially in a recording, will more than likely turn it off and crank up another tune. When your asking for reviews, post the lyric. It helps the person writing the review since they can read along as they listen. I hope what I've written here is useful to you. If I can be of help at any time, feel free to contact me. Just try to keep in mind that though it's great to get awesome reviews, it's just as great, (for me anyway) to get this kind of review. (And I've had many). It lets you know what's working and what needs work. I'm not anything special, but I'm always honest. Peace, Ron
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Good folk tune

pros - This is a really good tune man. Id say that you probably wouldn't need to have a full band with you, but I think that it would sound good either way. You could totally rock out to this song. It sounds like you are playing this on a classical guitar, which adds a nice tone to it. I look forward to hearing it with say a full band or fully mastered :) cons - watch your tempo and make sure when you record it for real that you use a click track :)
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