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#1119192 - 11/10/16 12:14 AM Fallen Angel  
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Hi JPFers! This is a real old one, over 10 years and while I always loved the song, I was not at all fond of my piano part. It sounded a little too stark and wooden so I put it away. Far, far away. Fast forward to last month when I began re-accessing some old songs and, after hearing this, Mike took it and...well, have a listen and let us know what you think. I still wanted a minimalist approach and Mike honored that in a spectacular way. Now I love it all over again. Thanks, Mike. And thanks JPF for listening.

Ricki

https://soundcloud.com/rickib/fallen-angel

FALLEN ANGEL

Fly away fallen angel
With tarnished wing
Your faith in this world was fragile
It colored everything

When you disappeared
Where did you go
Did you run out of road
Fleeing all you feared
Running never worked for me

So you weren’t who we hoped you’d be
Now we’re left with who you were
Gone are all our selfish dreams
We get what we deserve

What have we done
Broken your chains
Given back the blame
Your liberty is won
Has freedom worked for you

Death you never cared about
Said it’s just like sleep
Life you chose to do without
Now have you found peace

What were you thinking of
We’re all the same
Inside we’re all in pain
But I still believe in love
Love has always worked for me
Love works for me


#1119204 - 11/10/16 12:18 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Poignant, sensitive and so very deeply soothing. Thanks for dusting this one off and sharing it with us. Mike and Jeanne certainly helped to make your work soar. Stunning work. Loved it.

----Dave

#1119220 - 11/10/16 02:42 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Posted a comment on Soundcloud stating that it was said that Hank Williams threw the lyric to "Your Cheating Heart" in the trash can. Later he recouped it, and as we know the rest is history. Maybe you'll have some luck this way too.

#1119230 - 11/10/16 03:58 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: beechnut79]  
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Love the song and the treatment is exactly right.
Very nice. I'm glad you resurrected it.
Fine job both.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

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#1119239 - 11/10/16 06:11 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Vicarn]  
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Great song Ricki.The Lyric is well crafted and to such a high standard
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1119261 - 11/11/16 12:41 AM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Travis david]  
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Utterly beautiful. Gracefully simplistic and musically resolute.

Always been a Sarah Maclachlan junkie. Reminds me of Angel. Has the thoughtfulness of a Christina Perry song. Another personal addiction.

Nice song Ricki. Nice arranging Michael. Lovely vocals

Last edited by Martin Lide; 11/11/16 12:32 PM.
#1119287 - 11/11/16 11:15 AM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Sunset Poet]  
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Hi Ricki,


Beautifully done.


Calvin


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#1119326 - 11/11/16 06:21 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Thanks Dave. It would have remained in obscurity without Mike's magic. Glad you loved it.

Ricki

#1119327 - 11/11/16 06:24 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: beechnut79]  
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Beechnut, I didn't see your comment over at soundcloud but regardless, thanks for listening and hope you liked it.

Ricki

#1119328 - 11/11/16 06:26 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Vic, glad you liked it. Mike did breathe new life into it, no doubt.

Ricki

#1119329 - 11/11/16 06:27 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Travis david]  
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Thank you Travis for letting me know your thoughts.

Ricki

#1119332 - 11/11/16 06:37 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Sunset Poet]  
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Thanks, Martin for all the warm fuzzies. Those are some heavy hitters you're addicted to! smile

Ricki

#1119333 - 11/11/16 06:38 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Calvin]  
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Thanks for listening Calvin.

Ricki

#1119343 - 11/11/16 09:08 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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At first I thought it was a Mindy McCready tribute. Beautiful lyrics & melody! Piano has just the right touch. Great job you two.

Best, John smile

#1119368 - 11/12/16 01:29 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Thanks John. I had been ready to give up on it but got out of Mike's way and now have a brand new song. Glad you like the results.

Ricki

#1119381 - 11/12/16 06:22 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Hey Dave, Beechnut, Vic, Travis, Martin, Calvin, and John..

Thanks so much for listening, and I knew others' would find meaning and experience the beauty of this song.

It seems unanimous a "parlor music" approach to the arrangement suited this best, cuz the lyric was so sad and personal that it needed to be a little naked like that.

I told Ricki from the get go..this was hannds down my favorite from her, in a landscape with dozens of her songs all vying for that spot..this just has a sad, beautiful magic to it that seems to grab hold of listeners and won't let go.

To put it simply..the song makes me cry..and I judge the value of this type of song by the quality of "how it moves me" --and it wasn't through cheaply milking tears..but through honesty..sometimes brutal honesty, that Ricki achieves this..

So, LOL..it makes me happy to know my gut instincts are alive and well and functioning properly.. smile

This is one "Women of Substance" radio would really go for, I think, I hope..

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1119461 - 11/15/16 12:17 AM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks Mike and thanks for resurrecting this from the NO pile into the YES pile! smile

Ricki

#1119571 - 11/17/16 06:24 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Just a beautiful song!Great work everyone! Mike

#1119605 - 11/18/16 02:24 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Thanks Mike! It took me a while to figure out who User 986218945 was. grin

You should post links to your new songs at soundcloud too as soundclick doesn't always agree with some JPFers. Nice pic too! grin

Ricki

#1119616 - 11/18/16 05:19 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Ricki,

Evocative imagery beautifully supported by a delicate musical filigree...Splendid!

iggy2

#1119666 - 11/19/16 01:21 PM Re: Fallen Angel [Re: iggyiggy]  
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What a poetic critique! Thanks Iggy2!

Ricki


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