Norman Lamont performing at The Village, Leith, Edinburgh

Two new songs – one simple and one elaborate

Two new songs taken from different ‘streams’ of music I make – highly arranged stuff and simple acoustic stuff.

If I Could Be With You (live)

At the Village last week I tried out some of the songs from the acoustic album which Gerry and I are working on. Here’s If I Could Be With You, with a preamble that surprised me even as I was talking.

Stuck To Your Name

This is a product of my current campaign to complete all the unfinished recordings on my PC (or, if not worth completing, delete them).  This one started life as a recording of a folk song in 2003.  I did a version of The Snow It Melts The Soonest for my friend Alison Tunnicliffe, who was playing violin for me at the time. Years later I listened to the backing track and thought I could imagine a new song over the same track. Trouble was, I didn’t have the original sounds or tracks, which were done in FL Studio. I could rescue part of the file but much of it was consolidated, so there was a limit to what instruments I could treat individually. So I took that restriction as a creative tool and decided to add as few elements as possible and make it a new song.  It languished unfinished for many years until last month.

The video was quick to make. Like Box of Tricks, I used public domain footage from American newsreels and educational film and like the previous one, snippets just seemed to very easily fall in the ‘right’ places in the song.


Tell Tale Songs

FREE intro to Norman Lamont's music - Tell Tale Songs mini-album

 

I hope you like one of these at least. Let me know!