Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Police "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Isolated Bass And Vocals

It's easy to forget that at one time The Police were the biggest band in the world, and rightfully so. They had artistic integrity, a good amount of playing skill, and some really good commercial songs. One of their bigger hits was "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" from their huge Ghost In The Machine album from 1981. Here's the isolated guitar, bass, kick and snare from the song.

1. Notice that Sting's vocal is doubled, but not closely in the verses (it is somewhat in the bridge). This leads me to believe that the double wasn't intentional, and you're just hearing two vocal passes that were put together in the mix.

2. Since you can hear the bass, vocal, kick and snare (and a ride cymbal in the bridge), it would seem that this is either the center channel from a 5.1 mix or a phase invert extraction from the stereo mix that cancels everything but what's in the center.

3. There's an abrupt edit in the second bridge which isn't found in the original version.


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1 comment:

Niels said...

"Here's the isolated guitar, bass, kick and snare from the song"

Not much else than overheads, toms and the crazy hat left out then :-)

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