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Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Rusty » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am

Am I the only one who doesn'nt think Greg sounds the same on the Coloring Song?
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:12 pm

Rusty wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am
Am I the only one who doesn'nt think Greg sounds the same on the Coloring Song?
I'd have to listen again and see, but from what I remember he sounds the same.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by zman7720000 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:06 pm

Rusty wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am
Am I the only one who doesn'nt think Greg sounds the same on the Coloring Song?
No he doesn’t sound the same, but that’s because he is 70 years old! But I think he does fine considering.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Diehardpetrafan:) » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:13 pm

zman7720000 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Rusty wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:11 am
Am I the only one who doesn'nt think Greg sounds the same on the Coloring Song?
No he doesn’t sound the same, but that’s because he is 70 years old! But I think he does fine considering.
?? Oh… :lol: I misunderstood you, I was thinking of the original :lol:
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Rusty » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 pm

I meant on the original recording on NSD. It doesn't sound like Greg to me, but obviously who else could it be?
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by zman7720000 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:36 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 pm
I meant on the original recording on NSD. It doesn't sound like Greg to me, but obviously who else could it be?
It sounds like 1980 Greg! Try the Cry 3, he really does sound different (younger) there.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Mountain Man » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:46 am

He's singing in a lower register, which is somewhat unusual for him. Also, his voice is layered using multiple takes which gives it a bigger, fuller sound. It's an old recording technique, but to my knowledge, this is the only Petra song that uses it on the lead vocals.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by executioner » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:03 am

Something else that might be a factor is NSD was recorded over a 2 year period, several of the songs were originally meant for Washes Whiter Than but the record label didn't want to go that direction so they were put on the back burner. I remember hearing the The Coloring Song was one of the last songs added to NSD and was pushed on the band by the label.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by brent » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:00 am

He has a different timbre to his voice than what he did. Like all men, as we age, we lose some girth down in the lower range and he compensated.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by jmslick » Thu May 21, 2020 11:23 pm

executioner wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:03 am
Something else that might be a factor is NSD was recorded over a 2 year period, several of the songs were originally meant for Washes Whiter Than but the record label didn't want to go that direction so they were put on the back burner. I remember hearing the The Coloring Song was one of the last songs added to NSD and was pushed on the band by the label.
Gee, I didn't know it took 2 years! I have odd memories of recording every song on that album during a few days. Unless I'm mistaken, there was nothing added from a previous record date.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Rusty » Fri May 22, 2020 5:57 am

So,once again, over the course of a couple of years, and a couple of topics, (Louie drumming for example)...we have Mr."first-hand knowledge" being contradicted by an actual memeber of Petra.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by Mountain Man » Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am

Pretty sure "Killing My Old Man" was recorded for an earlier album, but StarSong was afraid the lyrics would be misunderstood as promoting rebellion against parents. Apparently they changed their mind for the release of Never Say Die.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by George Harrison » Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 pm

Mountain Man wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am
Pretty sure "Killing My Old Man" was recorded for an earlier album, but StarSong was afraid the lyrics would be misunderstood as promoting rebellion against parents. Apparently they changed their mind for the release of Never Say Die.
That's what I've heard, if it's true
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by zman7720000 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 pm

Mountain Man wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am
Pretty sure "Killing My Old Man" was recorded for an earlier album, but StarSong was afraid the lyrics would be misunderstood as promoting rebellion against parents. Apparently they changed their mind for the release of Never Say Die.
That was my understanding as well. Not sure if it was actually ever “finished” though.
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Re: Greg on Coloring Song

Post by zman7720000 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 pm

Rusty wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:57 am
So,once again, over the course of a couple of years, and a couple of topics, (Louie drumming for example)...we have Mr."first-hand knowledge" being contradicted by an actual memeber of Petra.
Nice
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