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Cover of "Burning Ambition" by Iron Maiden

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As usual, constructive criticism is welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/george-williams-8/burning-ambition

"Burning Ambition" was the B-side of Iron Maiden's debut single "Running Free" from 1980. Unlike much of their more well-known material, it doesn't use the famous galloping rhythm. Also, I don't think anyone has ever covered it before!

All the instruments on this were played (or programmed in the case of drums) by my friend Tony Rhodes. I did mix & master.

George

[EDIT - MIX ABOVE UPDATED AT 19.20 GMT ON 12 DEC]

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Hi George, I love this song, great one to cover. I think you did a good job on this one. I like the tone of your voice, and you sing it with energy and attitude which I like.

I think that the phrasing and delivery could be smoother, it sort of feels like you are reading the words off a sheet of paper at points. Also your vibrato could be developed I think, depending of course on what you are going for.

Overall good work, main thing is that i liked it.

Max

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Ha, yeah I'm guilty of that as well, I jump in before I really know how to sing the song! I don't think your vibrato is bad, just if you wanted to make more of it you could.

Looking forward to more.

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Max, thanks for your advice. I practised a load more times, memorised the words, and delivered it better altogether. That's the last time I read the lyrics from a print-out while singing!

I updated the mix on the same link as before (in OP and repeated here), so anyone listening from now will get the updated version.

https://soundcloud.com/george-williams-8/burning-ambition

George

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