SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: 'The Goodbye Song' By Joe Iconis
Featured on the new Ghostlight album THE JOE ICONIS ROCK AND ROLL JAMBOREE and soon to be performed full-out on NBC's musical drama series SMASH, take a listen to this BroadwayWorld World Premiere Exclusive of "The Goodbye Song" as perfromed by Jason SweetTooth Williams and The Family from the sensational new album saluting the songwriter.
Joe Iconis is the subject of this week's InDepth InterView and this is some of what he had to say about the stupendous track:
"'The Goodbye Song' was written a few years ago... and I have performed it a few times... I really wrote "The Goodbye Song" about my cousin who died of cancer. He had two little kids and I wrote it as if he was talking to his sons and trying to make it all OK - to make death OK in a way. I liked writing a sort of celebratory song about death, really... It was another one of those songs that is really about two things because it was also about the ending of E.T. - when he says goodbye to Elliot. It actually uses words from the final scene of E.T. ... [On the album] I have a lot of favorites, but I think 'The Goodbye Song' has probably the most special place in my heart - I just love the arrangement so much. We recorded it with all my friends and family and everyone - they are all there in the choir at the end. So, it sounds the way that I always hoped it would sound on the album and I am really proud of it and happy that people will be hearing it soon."
Don't miss BroadwayWorld's exclusive complete InDepth InterView: Joe Iconis, too!
More information about THE JOE ICONIS ROCK AND ROLL JAMBOREE, which will be released on April 16, is available here.
Also, don't miss Joe Iconis & The Family at 54 Below in a string of shows starting this Monday, April 15. More information is available here.
Click below to hear "The Goodbye Song" in this world premiere exclusive preview from THE JOE ICONIS ROCK AND ROLL JAMBOREE and be sure to stay tuned to NBC's SMASH to hear it in a pivotal scene in the upcoming episode on April 27, as well! Enjoy!
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