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    "Mad World". A Cover of a cover.

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    Originally done by Tears for Fears, a flipping fantastic cover was subsequently done by a one Gary Jules for the weird...and feature film, "Donnie Darko". Anyone see this mind-fuck of a film?? Anyhoo, this tune was played at the end of the flick during a superbly edited video-montage of the main characters. I gave my brand new Delta Omni Studio a shot, for it finally replaced my shi-tay Turtle Beach Santa Cruz soundcard...and not a moment too soon. Give a listen if you'd like! Thanks! ---Lee


    "Mad World"


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    Mad World From Donnie Darko

    All around me are familiar faces
    Worn out places worn out faces
    Bright and early for their daily races
    Going nowhere going nowhere
    Their tears are filling up their glasses
    No expression no expression
    Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
    No tomorrow no tomorrow

    And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
    The dreams in which Im dying are the best Ive ever had
    I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
    When people run in circles its a very very
    mad world mad world

    Children waiting for the day they feel good
    Happy birthday happy birthday
    Made to feel the way that every child should
    Sit and listen sit and listen
    Went to school and I was very nervous
    No one knew me no one knew me
    Hello teacher tell me whats my lesson
    Look right through me look right through me

    And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
    The dreams in which Im dying are the best Ive ever had
    I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
    When people run in circles its a very very
    Mad world . . . Mad world
    Enlargen your world
    Mad world
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    SD........

    You are a very good vocalist.
    Its difficult to pull something like this arrangement off unless you got pipes.
    I'm not really familiar with the original, the 80's was a wild time for me
    I like what you did with this song though. I'll keep my ear open when I check out Donnie Darko

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    Re: SD........

    Originally posted by HevyD47Ca
    You are a very good vocalist.
    Its difficult to pull something like this arrangement off unless you got pipes.
    I'm not really familiar with the original, the 80's was a wild time for me
    I like what you did with this song though. I'll keep my ear open when I check out Donnie Darko
    Thanks for listening, Dee. I am enjoying a "pro" soundcard for the first time! Tis' a blast. Check out that film. ---Lee
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    I really don't care for the piano sound at all... very plastic-sounding...

    Good vocals though!

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    Originally posted by Blue Bear Sound
    I really don't care for the piano sound at all... very plastic-sounding...

    Good vocals though!


    Yes, there are plastic parts on my synth! A most astute observation as always, BB! Thanks for listening, dude. Lee
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    I'm a big Donnie Darko fan myself, and I think you did a great job covering this song. Big thumbs up here!

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    Originally posted by Nik D
    I'm a big Donnie Darko fan myself, and I think you did a great job covering this song. Big thumbs up here!
    Thanks, Nikki-Dee! That tune's just wraps up that movie so excellently, it goes beyond words, eh? Thanks for your ears and your continued membership and dedication to the Donnie Darko Apprecitaion Society.! ---Lee
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    Wow dude, i'm amazed. I just finished the movie when I clicked on this, I was actually in the process of downloading both the Tears for Fears and Gary Jules versions! Anyways, about the song your voice is spot on, and the music is just fine. Although alittle synthy(word?) sounding it is a good cover!

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    Originally posted by Toad Rush
    Wow dude, i'm amazed. I just finished the movie when I clicked on this, I was actually in the process of downloading both the Tears for Fears and Gary Jules versions! Anyways, about the song your voice is spot on, and the music is just fine. Although alittle synthy(word?) sounding it is a good cover!
    Whoa, that's freakkkky, Toad. I played around with EQ a bit to see if I can get the cellos up to snuff, as well as the keys. I just don't hear the synthy stuff you guys are hearing, and mind you I was brought up with acoustic grand pianos, as well as working as master tone-regulator for the Sohmer Piano Company in New York City. Go Figga! I must be too dang used to the sound of this instrument by now! Thanks for listening, Mr. Rush. ---Lee
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    I love this song, and was planning on covering it myself before i remembered that I suck at singing

    My only complaint is that the vocals sound too clean and precise. Not the recording, but the way it is sung. The original seemed to flow better. The words were "smoother" for lack of a better word. Maybe someone can put it in better words, it's hard to describe what I mean

    travis

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