While searching for a seasonal CD gift for a friend of mine, I came across the Pam Tillis site and she has released a new Christmas CD and there is a song Seasons on this record which has been written by AK apparently now you can listen to clips but it wasn't very clear and I wanted to know if any of you had heard this tune before and if not here is some new info for you.
Post by eyesoflove on Dec 14, 2007 17:23:23 GMT -5
I had heard *of* Black Canyon, although I've never heard the recording of the song and the last time I tried, I couldn't find lyrics anywhere. Someone will hopefully be able to correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it was recorded by a group actually named Black Canyon.
Seasons wouldn't be listed if her repertoire has never been updated to include it. I'm affiliated with BMI, as well, and only some of my songs are listed because it's been forever since I updated my list. Of course, I'm a nobody and nobody is recording my songs and I'd have to refresh my memory on the terms of agreement that you sign when you affiliate yourself with BMI (or ASCAP, too, I'm sure), but it seems as though I remember reading that legally, I have to list my songs when I write them. I doubt anybody's going to be knocking down my door to make sure all of my songs are listed, but if someone has already recorded this "Seasons" songs, then it seems as though it should be listed. The contract, as best I remember, is a two year thing, so that means that anything that you write within that two year window has to be affiliated with BMI. It's possible that she is most recently affiliated with ASCAP, but I didn't return any results when I searched her name as a composer/songwriter on the ASCAP site. Long story short....I don't know why it's not listed lol.
Post by eyesoflove on Dec 14, 2007 17:50:35 GMT -5
I'm gonna burn a hole in this thread with all of my multiple posts....but I had to add that I just checked out Pam Tillis' website to give "Seasons" a listen and was so surprised to see that "Beautiful Night" is also on that album. "Beautiful Night" was written by Julie Lee ("Jacob's Dream" and "Away Down the River") and also appears on Julie's "Stillhouse Road" album. AK does a spectacular harmony on Julie's version and it's my little boy's favorite song on the CD. It's a stellar song and one owes it to oneself to hear the original version as sung by Julie and Alison.
When I record my first pro CD (soon!) I am going to contact Alison and get her permission to do one or more of those songs that she wrote!!! Maybe I can even get her to play and sing with me on the recording!!