To Love You More – Remixed

A beautiful, yet heartbreaking power ballad, about a woman making an impassioned plea to her love not to leave her for another.

Recorded back in early 2015, this was first song produced by Cygnus Studios, shortly after it was established. It’s another of my “Reverse Karaoke” experiments using a Celine Dion acapella vocal track, and playing all of the instruments around it.

I ran across the original master of this song while going through some older stuff a few days ago, and Lord, it sounded really lousy. I decided to remix it, but there surely wasn’t much to work with…

The drums were recorded using only two microphones, on the same track! (instead of the 8 drum mics I use nowadays). The only other instrument tracks involved are three guitars, including the bass.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Celine Dion acapella stereo vocal track. Laugh if you want, but in my opinion she is without a doubt the finest female vocalist alive today. Not a fan? Your loss.

The original version was mixed down directly on the Tascam DP-008EX 8-track recorder I was working with at the time, long before I began my journey into getting serious about sound engineering using a 32-track recorder and a DAW workstation (many thanks to Mr. Christer Karjalainen, my wonderfully patient mentor, and close friend). Quite a bit of editing was done during the remix as well, to improve the song’s arrangement.

So, that’s a total of 5 big tracks I had available to work with. Far from perfect, I still think this remix is orders of magnitude better than the original done using the recorder itself.


Listen to “To Love You More” on SoundClick


Credits:

Arrangements, performances, recording, mixing and mastering by Craig Guerrieri ©2018.

Remixed and edited using REAPER on 2018-09-02.

Simplistic list of instruments used in this song:

  • Ovation Custom Balladeer acoustic guitar
  • Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar
  • Fender Jazz bass guitar
  • Ludwig Drums, with Zildjian and Paiste cymbals

Sometimes less can indeed be more!


“To Love You More”
Words and Music by David Foster and Junior Miles
Vocals performed by Celine Dion

Take me back into the arms I love
Need me like you did before
Touch me once again
And remember when
There was no one that you wanted more

Don’t go, you know you’ll break my heart
She won’t love you like I will
I’m the one who’ll stay
When she walks away
And you know I’ll be standing here still

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
Can’t you see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more

See me as if you never knew
Hold me so you can’t let go
Just believe in me
I will make you see
All the things that your heart needs to know

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
Can’t you see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more

And some way, all the love that we had can be saved
Whatever it takes, we’ll find a way

Believe me
I will make you see
All the things that your heart needs to know

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
Don’t you see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more

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