The Song That Never Was

Hi all,

On 02/05/2013 Guitarhacker posted the song "Song With Imogen".
I replied: "One of the most beautiful songs I have heard here.
Great vocals and harmonies together with a perfect background.
This was not the last time I listened."
Now I found out about the background.
There are 486 versions of this song on Soundcloud,
http://soundcloud.com/imogen-heap/sets/remix-parts-preview/
and I wanted to create one of my own.
Here the lyrics:
It's Alright (The Song That Never Was)

Green to this.
Where's a manual when you need one?
The back of your hands, no good to you now.
Right angles,
It's all shaped wrong when it should be rolling.
You're pining every trick this box hasn't got.

It's alright...
didn't I tell you so?
It's alright.
It's all in the process.
It's alright.
You're all set to go.
So don't give me that look...
'cause I know you're up to it.

My favourite thing,
to walk out on the bridge and look back on Manhattan,
under sunset covers while the city lights up.
You'll find yours,
whoever, whatever you need, it'll be here.
Guaranteed under amongst these golden oak streets

Chorus

Just one place.
Just one place,
to make amends.
Just one friend.
Just one friend,
that's all it takes.

Chorus
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The background to the song was explained in one of Imogen's vBlogs.
http://jonmtm.tumblr.com/post/77009100/imogenheap-discusses-the-song-that-never-was

She was asked to write a song for a TV film. The story was that a child (not sure if it was a boy or a girl) had moved from the country to the city (New York), and was anxious about going to a new school, and losing all their old friends. The song is written from the point of view of the child's mother trying to encourage the child to face the new life, make new friends, and so on.
This helps make sense of the lyrics, e.g. 'don't give me that look... 'cause I know you're up to it'. Also the reference to Manhattan, since the film is set in New York.
Of course in the end the song was not used for the film, hence 'The Song That Never Was'.

Imogen posted the vocal stems to this track and invited her fans to remix it. Imogen did not provide any information about what key it was in, or how she approached the track.
So I had to find some appropriate chordprogression (most of the examples on Soundcloud were not appropriate, some even tweaked the original melody) and find some suitable RealTracks. BiaB and Realband did the rest for me.
RT903_ Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 100
RT1073_ Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SmoothJazzCool
RT906_ Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Sw16 100
RT2334_String Quartet, Rhythm PopChamber Ev 085
RT1059_Sax, Alto, Soloist SmoothJazzPoppy Ev16 090
RealDrums-BossaBrushesPerc^3-perc
RealDrums-SmoothJazzCoolSw16^1-XStHHt,SnRd
Lyrics, tune, vocals and harmonies: Imogen Heap
Arrengement: me.

http://soundcloud.com/boehmusic/the-song-that-never-was

I hope you enjoy.

Guenter
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