Dec 11 2011, 05:39 PM
I've been reading the book Waking Up in Nashville, and the writer of the book interviewed Vince, and he also talked to Tony Brown. Tony was saying about how he knew that When I Call Your Name would be Vince's last chance at hitting the big time in the music business, and the Tony also said that Vince had began to write I Still Believe In You but didn't finish it. Tony asked him why he didn't finish it and Vince told him the song wasn't any good. Tony told him to finish writing it because it was a hit. Well, I think we all know Tony was right!!
Dec 12 2011, 01:44 PM
I don't know how true that story is because Vincedidnt' write "I Still Believe in YOu" until well after :When I Call Your Name". He wrote it after a huge fight he and Janis had maily because of him being away from home so much. I wonder if Tony was talking about "Look At Us".
Dec 12 2011, 01:52 PM
[quote name='Mary Anne' date='Dec 12 2011, 02:44 PM' post='28772']
I don't know how true that story is because Vincedidnt' write "I Still Believe in YOu" until well after :When I Call Your Name". He wrote it after a huge fight he and Janis had maily because of him being away from home so much. Vince had scheduled a writing session with Jhon Jarvis. He lefft the house and was all upset whne he got to John's house. They wrote the song together and Vince went home and played if for Janis that night as an "apology". I wonder if Tony was tlaking about "Look At Us' because that was a song that Vince took a long timeto finish writing.
Dec 12 2011, 05:48 PM
Well I know Vinve wrote Look At Us with Max D Barnes so I don't know if it woulda been that one either....
Dec 12 2011, 10:34 PM
Here's exactly what it says in the book, and Tony's quoted: '"Lots of times, artists want things on their terms only....They insist on singing only the songs they want to sing, without regard of the market place. If they write songs and they write a bad song and you tell them that, they get mad at you. And sometimes they don't even know when they have a hit. Vince's song I Still Believe in You was the last song on the album because he hadn't written the second verse when he had finished tracking the album. I told him to finish the song. 'Why?' he asked. 'It isn't any good.' I told him it was a hit in the making. 'You think so?' he said. 'Then I'll finish it.' He didn't think it was a hit, but he was wrong.'"
I didn't mean to make it sound like I Still Believe in You was written at about the same time as When I Call Your Name. I just didn't have the book to make the exact quote at the time...I was basically paraphrasing how the writer was talking to Tony about Vince's success with When I Call Your Name, then Tony started talking about how sometimes artists don't know they have a hit song when they do.
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