Just a Few Words Between Friends
Talented and versatile lyricist Rick Cooper scores a winner with this various-artist CD featuring songs he penned with melody writers John Schwab, George Jeffrey, John Alcorn and Jeff Allen. If you prefer songs with meaningful lyrics, this CD is for you. "Just A Few Words Between Friends" is an eclectic mix of musical styles, from the hard-rocking "Crack Of Dawn" and "How The West Was Lost" to the urban "Under The City," the Jimmy Buffett-like "All The Money In The World," the soft ballad "When I Sing Of You," plus a little pop, a little country, and more. Cooper's songs are performed by veteran artists including John Schwab, McGuffey Lane, J. D. Blackfoot, Sirens, Jeff Allen, and Bobby Ross. Multi-Grammy-winning players Bela Fleck and Mark O'Connor can be heard on this CD. Kenny Aronoff, John Mellencamp's former drummer, even plays on four songs. Cooper includes a bonus track that is a tribute to his first songwriting partner, the late George Jeffrey. "I'm Comin' Back Again" is a rough demo recorded by Jeffrey in the 1970s. The CD comes complete with a 20-page booklet that has the lyrics and the inspiration behind each song, along with in-depth information about Cooper, his cowriters, and the artists who performed his songs.