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Friday, February 27, 2015

Foreigner "Double Vision" Isolated Vocals

Foreigner Double Vision image
The band Foreigner is still around and going stronger than ever, but much of their current touring is based on past hits like "Double Vision," the song that we look at today. Here are the isolated vocals from that big hit, which reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1978. Here's are some things to listen to (it starts around 0:20):

1. Take a listen to the long delayed reverb on the verse vocals. This is muted in the choruses so the vocal feels more intimate.

2. The chorus features a doubled lead vocal up the center, while the harmonies are panned to the outside.

3. You can clearly hear a punch in at 2:43 and 2:53, a relic from the old tape days.

4. The harmony vocals are doubled and panned left and right during the bridge at 2:39.

5. Note the flange on the last lead vocal line at 3:30.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wonderful! Nice technique and performance. Thanks for sharing.


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