Its a long holiday weekend, and the crowd is off to where ever they are going. For those of you left behind -- or arriving where ever you will be -- check out these tunes:
I love this Death Cab for Cutie song -- and I stumbled across an interesting pair of videos:
The first is this live version, essentially played with no studio effects or tape.
Here's the same video, with what sounds like the official audio version -- all cleaned up, and added backing vocals -- it sounds slightly speeded up also.
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I don't think they sped it up (both versions are the same length), but you can really see the magic of using computers to tweak the intonation on those held notes. Turns out very few people can hold a note without their voices wavering a little. Tastefully done here, but I find many records overdo this "fix." Ten years ago it was obvious when vocals were digitally enhanced. Now the technology is so good it's gotten hard to tell.
Posted by: Darrell Styner | Aug 29, 2008 7:29:08 PM
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