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Thread: Bonnie Tyler's album nods to Carrie

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    Bonnie Tyler's album nods to Carrie

    Welsh Rock star, Bonnie Tyler, is a distinguished legend in her field, with hit recordings on both sides of the Atlantic, award winning videos, representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and a career spanning four decades.

    She has recently made a Country Rock album, "Rocks and Honey", in Nashville, which is outlined in this article:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocks_and_Honey
    It will be released in the US in a few days.

    It's a considerable tribute that's she's picked two songs for this album associated with Carrie.

    One is a cover of Carrie's album track "Flat On The Floor", written by Ashley Monroe and Brett James.
    (On a personal note - this song has special significance for me. I was already a longstanding fan of Ashley - but paid relatively little attention to the Nashville Mainstream. However, I'd already been investigating Carrie, after attacks on her from other quarters, which I thought were unjustified - and when I heard this song, it sealed the deal for me. In that sense, I credit that song with playing a big role in leading me to her)

    Here's Bonnie's album cover:




    The other song is particularly interesting because it represents a major established international artist choosing an example of Carrie's songwriting. The song is "Lord, Help Me" - written by Carrie with Ashley and Katrina Elam (and hence probably one of the "lost songs" of the "Play On" era that were adversely affected by suspected leaks)
    So far, I haven't heard the full song - though I believe it is available.
    From a sound sample I've heard, these are a few of the lyrics:

    "I'm standing on a ship that's going down
    You said "Ask and You Shall Receive"
    Well, I'm down on my knees,
    Lord, Help Me
    Oh, Lord, Help Me"

    [i]"

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    Wonderful compliment to Carrie!!! Great voice! I can't wait to hear the other song! Remind us, when it is available!
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    Awesome! I love that artists like her are noticing Carrie's songwriting!

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    I love Lord Help Me!!!

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    That's great. I love Bonnie Tyler's gritty voice, and you bet that I like hearing her praise Carrie. Well deserved I'll add.

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    Flat on the Floor sounds cool with a gritty voice. Obviously, Carrie's has always been epic!

    FotF and Songs Like This have always been songs I've wished were singles, so it's nice to see this one get a little love elsewhere.

    However, are Bonnie's eyes looking in two different directions in the picture from the video? Obviously a shallow observation, but I couldn't help myself.

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    That is amazing! Wow I love that so many legends like Carrie! Why can't the CMA/ACM voters like her?
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    Audio of Carrie's co-write has now appeared on YouTube:



    Thematically, it's not unlike "Flat On The Floor".
    To me, it sounds great (and I'd love to hear a Carrie version!)

    Bonnie, by the way, has roots in Country Music, and has appeared in the Country charts before. In 1978 "It's a Heartache" (which has since spawned several covers) reached number 10 on the Bilboard Country chart, and number 2 on Canadian Country. (It would be great if she considered Carrie's song for a future single - though I stress there's been no indication of that yet.)

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    Wow, this is awesome. It never gets old to see so many different artists from different genres supporting Carrie. Thanks for posting.
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    Wow! She really rocks that song!!! Love her grit!!!!
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    can't wait! she really honored FOTF with her veteran voice. and i cant wait to hear the lost song!

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    Lord Help Me and Love Spell were my two favorite demos from Play On!


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