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Songbook Versions

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:42 pm
by NickSouthampton
Hi Frank,

I’m really enjoying the Songbook versions. I prefer many of them to the originals; I think they seem more intimate. There is a vulnerability that adds another layer to the song.

I’d be interested to know if all of these “new” melody lines were actually new. I wondered if you originally wrote some of them this way and then reworked them to make them more accessible or perhaps suitable for live performance.

One other question, have you considered talking to a song writing podcast such as https://www.sodajerker.com/podcast/, I’d be very interested to learn more about your writing process.

Looking forward to sensible Sunday next year.

Re: Songbook Versions

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:26 pm
by frank
Thanks. the new melody lines are mostly just improvised in the studio really. Song podcasts are pretty cool; haven't been asked to do any as yet.