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#442467 - 12/03/17 10:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2173
Loc: South Africa
Hi Deryk - Thank you so much. I am glad you appreciate the more gentle approach

Scott - Thanks for the listen

Rich - Yes I remember that as well. We even did it at News Years growing up in Zimbabwe.

Janice and Bud - Thank you. It was influenced by the James Taylor version of the song.

Ember - Thank you. Yes I needed to get it done early smile

Joe - It is a very different relaxing version. Go check out the JT version. He also did an Xmas album in a very similar JT style

David - Glad you enjoyed the video. It took a little bit of fiddling around but I think it is quite cute.

Floyd - Thank you. Nice to hear that you consider it one of my best. Appreciated

Kenny - Thanks for listening and commenting

Rob - I appreciate it.

Dave - Thank you for listening and taking the time to comment.

Ah Danny - thank you! Ever the gentleman. Merry Christmas to you too

Peter - Thanks

Greg - I dont think I have seen "Its a Wonderful life". Maybe I should go and dig it up. Thanks for the heads up.

#442468 - 12/03/17 10:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
JoanneCooper Offline

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2173
Loc: South Africa
For anybody who is interested, my producer and I did a "Christmas Trap" version of this song for a songtradr opportunity.

#442470 - 12/03/17 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
Kajun Jeaux Offline

Registered: 11/16/03
Posts: 359
Loc: Baker, La
Beautiful rendition, Joanne!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you.


#442495 - 12/04/17 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Joanne,

So soft and pretty! love the "Old World" feel ... the accordion is a perfect addition to the other tracks.

Have a wonderful holiday.


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#442576 - 12/04/17 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
bluage Offline

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Dear Ms. Cooper...

This is the first time I listened to someone sing "Auld Lang Syne" and provide the lyrics for it. Before, it always was difficult for me to hear clearly the words that were being sung, no matter who performed it.

Now that I've experienced the song more fully, it doesn't sound as sad as it used to. The hopeful tone comes through in the text and through your gentle voice.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Ms. Cooper!

"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

#442585 - 12/04/17 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Auld Lang Syne [Re: JoanneCooper]
sixchannel Offline

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1539
Good old Robbie Burns - what beautiful words. And what a sincere and beautiful arrangement from you, Joanne. This tune is always sung to bring in the New Year and always breaks me up - and this is no exception.
Wonderful use of BB - I particularly the OD guitar just popping in and out - just enough. Superb vocal too and great harmony. Very Special.
Ps - Did you know that "For Auld Lang Syne" translates literally into "For Times Gone By" ?
Old Guys Rule.The older I get,the better I was!

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