CHRISTMAS SONGS WANTED FOR 2019 ALBUM

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Nov 08, 2018, 08:25 AM

U K BAND Who Tour The World , Line up Two Mail Singers and Two Female Singers

all play instruments , Plus a Brass backing section and Drummer

Six Songs will be standards and Eight Songs will be new unrecorded songs

Pro and Semi Pro Writers Welcome,  but please no beginners

Humour’s   to Serious songs wanted that a Family would enjoy  

Non Published prefered ,  We have a Publishing House

 
     
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Peter Kristian Joined Jan 11, 2008
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Nov 08, 2018, 09:08 AM

Hi Peter

Good luck with this, is it not MALE singers not (MAIL).

Paul..

 
     
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Nov 08, 2018, 10:37 AM
Peter Kristian - 08 November 2018 08:25 AM

U K BAND Who Tour The World , Line up Two Mail Singers and Two Female Singers

all play instruments , Plus a Brass backing section and Drummer

Six Songs will be standards and Eight Songs will be new unrecorded songs

Pro and Semi Pro Writers Welcome,  but please no beginners

Humour’s   to Serious songs wanted that a Family would enjoy  

Non Published prefered ,  We have a Publishing House

Peter, I have a humorous Christmas song. Not sure if it’s the kind of family fare you’re looking for, but check it out. It can also be sung as a duet with a female voice singing the words of the letter mentioned in the song. Here’s the link.

https://soundcloud.com/themysteriousbeings/all-i-want-for-christmas

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Nov 09, 2018, 07:02 AM

Do you know what market genre they intend to compete in? And any links to hear the singers/players?

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Nov 10, 2018, 07:10 AM
Gary E. Andrews - 09 November 2018 07:02 AM

Do you know what market genre they intend to compete in? And any links to hear the singers/players?


Yes the Male Singer used to work for the Post Office hence the Mail typo

 
No Links because the whole project is under wraps


Major Record Label   Vinyl and C D releases plus horrible Streaming


The Band has had Major Success both in the USA and the U K -Australia


and most English Speaking Country’s


Songs with an all round appeal ,from serious ,and even a touch of humor

 
White Christmas ——  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus——Rock and Roll


and Ballads —Boy -/ Girl Band Harmonies


Give me a link to your songs and we can take it from there


Best Of Luck


As far as a Demo of your songs is concerned One voice plus either guitar or piano is


okay for a Demo

[ Edited: 10 November 2018 07:18 AM by Peter Kristian]
 
     
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Peter Kristian Joined Jan 11, 2008
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Nov 10, 2018, 10:27 AM

Here’s some lyrics if you want them.

Tomorrows Christmas day
Verse
So Santa said you don’t believe;
You don’t believe in me.
Yes Santa said you don’t believe
You don’t believe in me.
You don’t buy that reindeer fly
Or elves make all the toys
You don’t think the gift of giving
Brings the gift of joy.
Chorus
Close your eyes go to sleep
Tomorrows Christmas day.
Tonight will bring a miracle
They’ll be toys for all to play.
I’m going to bring them all
On my reindeer sleigh.
Close your eyes go to sleep
Tomorrows Christmas day.
Verse
So Santa said, what you think
What do you think of me?
Yes Santa said, what do you think
What do you think of me?
Your parents never got up
So who brought all the toys?
What was the racket on the roof ?
Who made all the noise?
Chorus
Close your eyes go to sleep
Tomorrows Christmas day.
Tonight will bring a miracle
They’ll be toys for all to play.
I’m going to bring them all
On my reindeer sleigh.
Close your eyes go to sleep
Tomorrows Christmas day.
Bridge
Got chimney soot on my red suit
Cookie crumbs in my beard
Saw you peeking through your doorway
Before I disappeared.

 
     
carroll kiphen Joined Feb 22, 2016
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Nov 10, 2018, 10:30 AM

Had one more if you want it.


Great to be back home

Verse
The fogs turned into frost
On the window pane;
Hear train cars on the track
Twenty miles away.
The sky is china blue
Nary a cloud in sight.
You’re still sleeping sound
From the wine last night.
Chorus
Its Christmas morning
And it’s great to be back home
With my wife and kids
And to the life I know.
Its Christmas morning
And it’s great to be back home.
Verse
The kids come down the stairs
Yell daddy there’s snow.
You’re awake and smiling
And me I’m lost in love.
All I’ve ever wanted,
All I’ll ever need,
I’m back home and alive
With my family.
Chorus
Its Christmas morning
And it’s great to be back home
With my wife and kids
And to the life I know.
Its Christmas morning
And it’s great to be back home.
Verse
Oohs and ahs and thank yous;
Your hand holding mine
A whispered I love you;
Finally peace of mind.
Lived in hell for a year
Managed to survive.
Got my gift from Jesus;
I came home alive.
Bridge
The kids are in the front yard
Making angels in the snow.
It’s great to be back home
To the life I know

 
     
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Nov 11, 2018, 07:28 AM

HIN CARROLLL Nice Lyrics But we need the finished songs music and

all I am too busy myself with projects and I prefer to write both

lyrics and music together,  but keep pushing them to musicians with the time

and let me know when you have any finished Christmas Songs this project

wont be recorded till late 2019 but of course they are listening constantly

 
     
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Peter Kristian Joined Jan 11, 2008
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Nov 11, 2018, 07:32 AM

Peter, I have a humorous Christmas song. Not sure if it’s the kind of family fare you’re looking for, but check it out. It can also be sung as a duet with a female voice singing the words of the letter mentioned in the song. Here’s the link.

https://soundcloud.com/themysteriousbeings/all-i-want-for-christmas

Hi Gavin I will forward it to them meanwhile if you have any other Xmas Songs

let me know   Cheers

 
     
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Nov 11, 2018, 12:20 PM
Peter Kristian - 11 November 2018 07:32 AM

Peter, I have a humorous Christmas song. Not sure if it’s the kind of family fare you’re looking for, but check it out. It can also be sung as a duet with a female voice singing the words of the letter mentioned in the song. Here’s the link.

https://soundcloud.com/themysteriousbeings/all-i-want-for-christmas

Hi Gavin I will forward it to them meanwhile if you have any other Xmas Songs

let me know   Cheers

Thanks Peter. The version I recorded for that demo is kind of long. The opening chorus can easily be left out, reducing the length by just over 30 seconds. I haven’t had time to do that version yet.

I’m always impressed by how far in advance Christmas records, books etc. are conceived and planned.

 
     
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Nov 14, 2018, 04:14 PM

Hi Peter,
what about a romantic Christmas song? I wrote this one with Gary E. Andrews.

Christmas With You
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13332433

All the best
Robert

CHRISTMAS WITH YOU
Verse 1:
I baked your favorite cookies
And I decked the Christmas tree
But I can’t find the spirit
Cause you’re not here with me
Verse 2:
I wrote all my greeting cards
For the holiday
Anticipation’s rising
I know you’re on your way

Pre-Chorus:
It’s the busy time of year
Outside the cold winds blow
They’re playing our favorite Christmas songs
On the radio

Chorus:
All the lights are shining
They’re shining everywhere
I hear the sound of children’s
Laughter fill the air
If you could be here with me
That’d be too cool to be true
The closest thing to perfect
Would be celebrating Christmas with you

Verse 3:
This year I don’t want presents
You can keep your money too
The only thing I wish for
Is Christmas Eve with you

Verse 4:
I don’t care about the weather
I don’t care if there’s no snow
As long as you’re here with me
Underneath the mistletoe

Repeat pre-chorus

Repeat chorus

Bridge:
Now I lit the candles
On the Christmas tree
Their light will guide you home
Safely back to me

Repeat chorus

Final chorus:
All the lights are shining
They’re shining everywhere
I hear the sound of children’s
Laughter fill the air
Now you’re finally with me
And it’s too cool to be true
The closest thing to perfect
Is celebrating Christmas with you
With you
I’m celebrating Christmas with you

 
     
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Robert Baitinger Joined Jun 01, 2006
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Nov 15, 2018, 03:34 PM

Here’s a Lyric edit/rewrite for your consideration Robert.

You could eliminate the 17-second Introductory Movement and open with the first line, for a more radio-friendly overall length, and to get to the Chorus earlier.
Or delete the Pre-Chorus. It is long, doing more Verse-like exposition, scene-setting, like a whole Verse instead of just a Melodic ‘lift’ into the more intense emotion intended in the Chorus, which makes it separate from instead of integral to the Chorus. It does have something of a Melodic ‘lift’ but then the Verses, Chorus and Bridge don’t seem to vary Melodically very much from each other.

CHRISTMAS EVE WITH YOU
Verse 1:
I wrote all my greeting cards
For the holiday
Anticipation’s rising
I know you’re on your way

I baked your favorite cookies
I decked the Christmas tree
But I won’t have the spirit
Until you are here with me

Chorus:
Christmas lights are shining
Snow is everywhere
The sound of children’s laughter
fills the winter air
To have you here with me
Will chase away my blues
The closest thing to perfect
Will be Christmas Eve With You

Verse 2:
I don’t care about the weather
Even if there was no snow
As long as you’re here with me
Underneath the mistletoe

This year I don’t want presents
You can keep your money too
The only thing I wish for
Is Christmas Eve With You

Chorus:
Christmas lights are shining
Snow is everywhere
The sound of children’s laughter
fills the winter air
To have you here with me
Will chase away my blues
The closest thing to perfect
Will be Christmas Eve With You

Bridge:
I’m lighting the candles
On the Christmas tree
A starry light to guide you
Safely home to me

Chorus:
Christmas lights are shining
Snow is everywhere
The sound of children’s laughter
fills the winter air
To have you here with me
Will chase away my blues
The closest thing to perfect
Will be Christmas Eve With You
The closest thing to perfect
Will be Christmas Eve With You

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Nov 15, 2018, 10:29 PM

( Genre = Pop )

( Title = All For Me )

( entry music )

christmas carols christmas carols , being sung with glee
christmas carols christmas carols , sing them all for me
love the sound of jingle bells on   , santas deer and sleigh
and when i wake up christmas morn ,  i-know its a great day

( music )

christmas angel christmas angel ,  right atop the tree
christmas angel christmas angel ,  wonderous to see
love the sound of jingle bells on , santas deer and sleigh
and when i wake up christmas morn ,  i-know its a great day

( music )

christmas stocking christmas stocking , filled with ca-an-ndy
christmas stocking christmas stocking , is it all for me
love the sound of jingle bells on   ,  santas deer and sleigh
and when i wake up christmas morn ,    i-know its a great day

( music )

christmas santa christmas santa   , down the chim-i-ney
christmas santa christmas santa   , bring it all for me
love the sound of jingle bells on , santas deer and sleigh
and when i wake up christmas morn , i-know its a great day

( music )

christmas presents christmas presents , underneath the tree
christmas presents christmas presents , are they all for me
love the sound of jingle bells on   ,  santas deer and sleigh
and when i wake up christmas morn ,    i-know its a great day

( exit music )


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Albert Redditt
315 W. Carrillo St. #104
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101 USA


HERE’S THE DEMO:  Music by “Nashville Song Service”

http://www.mediafire.com/file/jgnndsaq996hw79/Albert_Redditt-All_For_Me.MP3/file

[ Edited: 15 November 2018 10:32 PM by albert_redditt]
 
     
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Nov 16, 2018, 07:08 AM

Christmas With You

Hi Robert and Gary   Yes this one certainly has something , I liked it a lot

Gary’s suggestion of a shorter version could be a great after thought

Meanwhile I will get it to the attention of the Group , by the way if anyone

has some Halloween type songs there is another outlet for these

Good work well done

 
     
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Nov 16, 2018, 12:09 PM

Hi Gary,
as always, your suggestions make a lot of sense. You should have come up with them 2 years ago, before I made the recording :). I remember you suggested to remove the pre-chorus. For some reason I decided to leave it in. Sometimes you just get so used to a melody and when you change it it just doesn’t sound right anymore.

In 2016 I sent the song to a local radio station and they actually played it twice and it was very well received. We got loads of positive feedback. Unfortunately it didn’t spread to other stations.

Hey Peter,
let me know if they are interested. If needed, I still have the midi files. I played all the instruments myself. Professional or even semi-professional musicians can make it sound much better. This song is not published.

All the best
Robert

 
     
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Nov 17, 2018, 12:33 AM

Yes, Robert, I debated about whether to post these suggestions to simplify the Song now. I don’t know if I suggested them years ago or not. I don’t recall if you had a Melody and arrangement or just a Lyric those years ago. But these ideas came to me this time, reading through the Lyric and trying to remember what I contributed to it. I decided to offer these suggestions now in the interest of making a stronger Song, possibly more market-competitive. I appreciate Peter saying he would get the artists to listen to the existing recording.

But you’ve had some success in getting airplay. It’s Christmas-time again, time to go hustle the Song to the radio station that played it before, and maybe a few others. A little exposure for yourself, the singer, and possibly a little glue to the annual Christmas playlist.

And, if you get some time, try exploring these changes, listen to the playback, and see if they’re worthy of a new recording.

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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