Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A new tune, a new life...





Remember back here I asked someone to come up with a new tune for an old poem/song lyric. Well, someone has! Go here and you can hear 'Love song without a tune – the new lease of life version' (though it may need a new title...maybe just 'Gap').

The composer, musician, singer on this recording (that he thinks is rough but it sounds just perfect to me...) is Andy Spiller. Andy lives just down the coast from us in Angus and I met him at local music events (his myspace is here). He was on the bill at the very first poetry/music event I put on (in Edinburgh, back here - that's when the photo above was taken by Colin Will too) and I'm really excited to be working with him again...in a sense...even if it's only via blogs and emails.

I listened to Andy's version of this only a couple of times yesterday and then I was singing it all night. Could we have a hit on our hands...what do you think?

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11 comments:

Liz said...

Hey, Rachel, liked this! Must be a great feeling hearing your words in song form...it's catchy alright...there could be something cooking here...!: )

sunnydunny said...

I like this Rachel. It really works as a song.

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, it's its second time with a tune and I've loved both versions...and they've been so different. The first one (currently offline) was very sad...this one is so cheerful!

Thanks for your photo Colin.

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Sorlil said...

It is catchy! He's got a great voice, eh?! I agree, it works really well as a song, exciting stuff!!

Niamh B said...

he has done a lovely job with that, straight to the top of the charts!

Totalfeckineejit said...

well that works really well!

Titus said...

Waah! Can't listen at the moment, but I'll get back to you!

hope said...

So Shug is making books that fold this way and that way....does this mean we can expect a CD with your next book of poetry? :)

I LOVE this! Such a catchy, upbeat tune. I'd say the perfect blend of words and music. Well done!

Rachel Fox said...

Well, quite a lot of people have made songs out of poems/words of mine (and I've done a couple myself too) and I have wondered about a cd now and again. Maybe one day, Hope. No plans right now!
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Ken Armstrong said...

Gosh that guy's Good.

I think he does better - song-wise - when he instinctively says plays with the last line of the chorus near the end.

You two could do stuff together, I feel that strongly.

k

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, he did a great job - this recording makes me smile every time I hear it and I love the way his voice is so expressive. The guitar playing very much puts me in mind of John Martyn too which can only be a good thing! I'm glad you like it Ken.
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