Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper)

Posted by: Robertkc

Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 11:15 AM

Under Another Name

This song began as some lines written after my mother`s passing; that was a few years ago and I only finished it recently-not intended to be biographical, but I think she`d have been able to relate.
I was thrilled when Joanne Cooper agreed to record it...I knew she would take it somewhere special.
All the production credits also go to Joanne.

1. RT1729:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopBalladJohn Ev
2. a midi strings track based on the melody line from dimension pro
3. a midi flute track in the chorus based on the melody from dimension pro


Under Another Name

there are secrets entwined
between her heart and time
the book that hides a faded letter
hear the rattle of a drum
soldiers and lovers sailed and gone
the ink still wet on the paper

long before his ship was lost
their lines discovered to her cost
cast out with no hope of protection
their love the world denied
though they were blind as birds to sky
she has kept her part of their bargain

ever again may the light that remains
grace the stems of the grain
and keep bright keep bright the secret she hides
under another name

so long ago now to where she dwells
he draws her up from her deep well
wakes her from this endless game of cards
he walks with her through field and laurel
though his ship turn to rust and coral
and her hair from gold to silver braids

ever again may the light that remains
grace the stems of the grain
and keep bright keep bright the secret she hides
under another name

© Robert Cordrey Dec.2016


Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 12:05 PM

Hello RobertKC, Brilliant piano and very pristine vocals from Joanne Cooper! Hope to hear more collaborations with you two. Well done! smile
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 12:27 PM

Robert,

A solid folk write. So many fine lines. Cool title, too.
The melody gives the sense of a classic known for ages...

Joanne did a nice job on this. Well sung.

Enjoyed.

fj
Posted by: sixchannel

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 12:35 PM

Impeccable!
I can feel what the backstory might have been and it is wonderfully portrayed.Great singing by Joanne of the superb lyrics and a great tune. Simple but effective BB backing too.
Well done
Ian
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 12:35 PM

Beautiful lyric. Vocal was excellent as well
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 06:08 PM

Very nice.

Joanne has a distinctive voice with traces of Joan Baez, and Sandy Denny tucked in nicely. JC nailed this one in classic fashion.

Lovely write on the song. Lyrics were exceptional. And yeah... like Floyd said, the melody is so comfortably familiar yet still seems unknown and new.

Using just piano and strings was an excellent call. Flute floated nicely in the background and stayed mostly in the shadows of the melody. The piano and strings were working so nicely together I didn't want to hear anything else in there.

Nicely done both of you.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 07:08 PM

Wonderful collaboration ! beautifully written and sang (or sung)

love the melody too

Kenny
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 07:10 PM

It was an honor to be asked to get involved in this one. Wonderful song Robert. Thank you for inviting me.

This is a song I just wanted to play over and over with my guitar. Like Herb said, the melody is so comfortable and familiar and yet unknown.

The production was done using only a piano real track (1729) and then some midi strings (using dimension pro) that follows the melody line. To give the chorus an extra lift I added the midi flute also done with dimension pro and following the melody line.

Thanks Joe, Floyd, Ian, Scott and Herb for the nice comments.

Edited to add Kenny to the list above (he must have been typing when I was)
Posted by: jcspro40

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 08:30 PM

Great collab everyone!
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/19/17 10:41 PM

Robert & Joanne
Very nice enjoyable collaboration - lovely theme and pretty melody.
Very well done.

Peter
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 02:02 AM

Robert / Joanne,

Very beautiful and touching... It's an excellent song and the production and delivery by Joanne is stunning.

Bob
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 02:33 AM

Robert & Joanne

Wow, really haunting, and impeccably delivered.

What a sensational tribute.

You must all be proud.
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 06:18 AM

I have made a video for this lovely song.

It is here
https://youtu.be/DDCfscHAt7Y
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hello RobertKC, Brilliant piano and very pristine vocals from Joanne Cooper! Hope to hear more collaborations with you two. Well done! smile


Thanks Joe, yes, that piano is lovely.
Joanne sings this just the way I heard it when thinking the song needed a female voice.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:02 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A solid folk write. So many fine lines. Cool title, too.
The melody gives the sense of a classic known for ages...

Joanne did a nice job on this. Well sung.

Enjoyed.

fj


Floyd,
Thank you! The title line was the last part of the write... glad I waited `til that came along.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: sixchannel
Impeccable!
I can feel what the backstory might have been and it is wonderfully portrayed.Great singing by Joanne of the superb lyrics and a great tune. Simple but effective BB backing too.
Well done
Ian


That`s very kind, Ian.
My mum bravely endured social isolation for her choices in a much less tolerant time - I tried to hint at that in the song.
I would have been tempted to embellish the backing and am glad Joanne saw the need for simplicity.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful lyric. Vocal was excellent as well


Much appreciated, Scott.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Very nice.

Joanne has a distinctive voice with traces of Joan Baez, and Sandy Denny tucked in nicely. JC nailed this one in classic fashion.

Lovely write on the song. Lyrics were exceptional. And yeah... like Floyd said, the melody is so comfortably familiar yet still seems unknown and new.

Using just piano and strings was an excellent call. Flute floated nicely in the background and stayed mostly in the shadows of the melody. The piano and strings were working so nicely together I didn't want to hear anything else in there.

Nicely done both of you.



Thank you for this.
Great to know someone else can hear that Sandy Denny beauty in Joanne`s voice!
The melody came from humming my lyrics to a couple of favourite folksongs and then finding chords and repeating until it didn`t sound like a copy of either.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:23 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Wonderful collaboration ! beautifully written and sang (or sung)

love the melody too

Kenny


Thank very much, Kenny!
My introduction to collaboration here has been very worthwhile.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 10:31 AM

Joanne, the honor was mine! I was thinking it might be something you`d get to down the road so very pleased you put my song on "record" right away.
One thing I`d like to learn, if you haven`t posted this elsewhere, is how you are generating the midi melody that follows your vocal; is that done with BiaB melody maker?

Robert
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 02:25 PM

Robert and Joanne,

What a beautiful collaboration is this! A beautiful write and perfectly sung by Joanne (we especially like her harmony voices).
By all means keep these collaborations coming ;-)

Rob & Anne-Marie
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/20/17 03:07 PM

The very strong write is tailor made for Joanne's vocal style which we have always felt, as Herb mentioned, is very reminiscent of Baez.

The production is lovely and it would be hard to imagine it done any other way after listening to this arrangement.

Lushly beautiful in all aspects!

Way to go you two.

J&B
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: jcspro40
Great collab everyone!


Thank you!

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Robert & Joanne
Very nice enjoyable collaboration - lovely theme and pretty melody.
Very well done.

Peter


Peter,
Glad you enjoyed- thank you for listening!

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Robert / Joanne,

Very beautiful and touching... It's an excellent song and the production and delivery by Joanne is stunning.

Bob


Bob,
Thank you, I`m happy the feeling came through - yes, though its a simple style, I know Joanne did a great deal of work to get that sound.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 10:56 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Robert & Joanne

Wow, really haunting, and impeccably delivered.

What a sensational tribute.

You must all be proud.


VideoTrack,
That`s very kind - many thanks!

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Robert and Joanne,

What a beautiful collaboration is this! A beautiful write and perfectly sung by Joanne (we especially like her harmony voices).
By all means keep these collaborations coming ;-)

Rob & Anne-Marie


Rob & Anne Marie,
Being only the second time someone else has sung one of my tunes, its spine tingling to hear what a fine singer can do ... I`m certainly open to more of that.
Thanks for your positive feedback!

Robert
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 05:23 PM

Robert and Joanne,

This is really lovely to listen to.

Joanne: your singing is first class and sits with the song as comfortably as cream sits with coffee... 'stunning' is a word that came to mind as I listened.

Robert: as floyd has said, you've written some outstanding lines here. Your imagery is very poetic.

All the best to you both,
Noel
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 06:01 PM

What a superb write, arrangement and production. This is exceptional at every level.

Joanne, your vocals were pristine.

Robert, this a a top level write.

Together they brought us a beautiful, thoughtful and endearing song.

Charlie
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 07:56 PM

Thanks everyone for the great comments on this song. It was a pleasure to sing.

Robert, I make the midi file that follows the melody using melodyne. You simply save the lead vocal as midi. Just make sure that the tempo in melodyne is correct otherwise the midi file doesn't line up properly. You could also do it with the generated harmonies and make a midi file that follows the harmony line.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/21/17 10:52 PM

Hello, Robert and Joanne

Very beautiful song and very nice collaboration.
Joanne's vocal reminds me of Joan Baez. Very pleasant.
As floyd said, the melody is so comfortably familiar yet still seems unknown and new.
Robert, your melody lines are the royal road of Folk music.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 04:48 AM

Wow, just so good! Vocal is outstanding and love the harmonies. Good write Robert! Nice collaboration, enjoyed the listen!
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 03:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
The very strong write is tailor made for Joanne's vocal style which we have always felt, as Herb mentioned, is very reminiscent of Baez.

The production is lovely and it would be hard to imagine it done any other way after listening to this arrangement.

Lushly beautiful in all aspects!

Way to go you two.

J&B



Thanks J&B! I can`t really imagine anyone else singing it now either.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Noel96
Robert and Joanne,

This is really lovely to listen to.

Joanne: your singing is first class and sits with the song as comfortably as cream sits with coffee... 'stunning' is a word that came to mind as I listened.

Robert: as floyd has said, you've written some outstanding lines here. Your imagery is very poetic.

All the best to you both,
Noel


Noel,
That`s very kind - glad you enjoyed our collaboration.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
What a superb write, arrangement and production. This is exceptional at every level.

Joanne, your vocals were pristine.

Robert, this a a top level write.

Together they brought us a beautiful, thoughtful and endearing song.

Charlie


Charlie,
Many thanks for your listen and kind comments.

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Robert and Joanne

Very beautiful song and very nice collaboration.
Joanne's vocal reminds me of Joan Baez. Very pleasant.
As floyd said, the melody is so comfortably familiar yet still seems unknown and new.
Robert, your melody lines are the royal road of Folk music.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki,
I`m happy you liked our song.
I`m mostly a recycler when it comes to melody- you can guess which materials went in, but the end product is a little different!

Robert
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/22/17 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Wow, just so good! Vocal is outstanding and love the harmonies. Good write Robert! Nice collaboration, enjoyed the listen!


Your listen and likes are much appreciated.

Robert
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/24/17 04:50 PM

Robert/Joanne, wonderful, marvelous, excellent, whatever superlative one chooses to use it is justified! You have put together a great song here. The arrangement is just what was needed. Thanks, Torrey.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/26/17 10:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Robert/Joanne, wonderful, marvelous, excellent, whatever superlative one chooses to use it is justified! You have put together a great song here. The arrangement is just what was needed. Thanks, Torrey.


Torrey,
Many thanks for this- and also for your listen and comments on my Bamboo Flute song. Looking forward to another from you!

Robert
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/26/17 01:27 PM

This is really gorgeous. Outstanding song, and mix and great vocals Joanne!!!!

smile
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/28/17 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is really gorgeous. Outstanding song, and mix and great vocals Joanne!!!!

smile


David,
Thank you for listening- I`m glad you enjoyed this.

Robert
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/29/17 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

A solid folk write. So many fine lines. Cool title, too.
The melody gives the sense of a classic known for ages...

Joanne did a nice job on this. Well sung.

Enjoyed.

fj


Ditto! Floyd got it right. Never heard Joanne sound better, and the song is wonderful!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Under Another Name (with Joanne Cooper) - 01/29/17 04:49 PM

Greg,
Thanks for your listen and comments!

Robert