Twilight vs. Twilight Turns to Night – Which Is Better for Video?

One of my favorite tracks from Euphoric Owls was Twilight. What you might not know is that the original version of Twilight had Lyrics! On the ethereal voices version (the version that’s on the CD), Lauren Brown sings the lead vocal, while on the Lyric version (which we’re calling ‘Twilight Turns to Night’) I sing the lead.

We’re considering making a video using either the Lyric or Non-lyric version. Which one do you think is best? Please leave your feedback in the comments below. Thanks!

About Timothy Reed

Timothy Reed is a composer, pianist, singer, actor, writer, and piano and voice teacher. In 2010, he released a CD entitled “Euphoric Owls”, which alternates between solo piano and piano with what he calls “ethereal voices”. Imagine George Winston meets Schubert and Chopin, often with soaring vocals, with Tim and the amazing Brown Sisters.

19 Responses to “Twilight vs. Twilight Turns to Night – Which Is Better for Video?”

  1. Zulkaroth September 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Definitely the lyrical version.

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:49 am #

      Hi Zulkaroth, Thanks so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it! Cheers, Tim

  2. mossy andy September 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Really like the version with your singing of lyrics!
    For a video I would use northern lights at dusk and the version with no lyrics, or just make two videos!!

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:51 am #

      Hey Andy, Thanks for your feedback! I might end up making two videos.I like the northern lights idea. Remember those green ones we saw in the Yukon! Love, Tim

  3. Karen September 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I liked the Twilight Turns to Night version the best. I like the simple, clear tone of a single voice.

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:52 am #

      Thanks so much, Karen. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Cheers, Tim

  4. Paula Dayhoff September 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    Greetings Tim,
    Beautiful song–really does sound like twilight. Both of your voices are like butter, so I like both versions. I think the lyrics do add something that might be good for a video. My best to you. PD

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:53 am #

      Thanks, Paula! Your comments are really helpful. I’ll let you know! Ciao, Tim

  5. Kris Heeter September 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Tim, I like the “Twilight” version with Lauren. Both are great but I seem to be more drawn to the one with Lauren. I think I’ll have to buy a copy of the CD for my mom – she will really enjoy it!

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:57 am #

      Hi Kris, Thank you so much for your comments. You can get a copy of the Lauren Twilight version, which is on “Euphoric Owls”, at Melody Music in Bton if you want an actual CD. Or you can get digital versions on iTunes or CDBaby. I pass by your street a lot these days coz I have a bunch of students in Ellettsville now. Hope you are doing well! Ciao, Tim

  6. S. Winters September 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    The lyric version would make an excellent video.

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 1:59 am #

      Hi Scarlett, thanks so much for your comment. It really helps! Great seeing you the other day! Ciao, Tim

  7. Pauline W. Caldwell September 8, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    Much enjoyed the lyrics sung by Tim, thanks and best regards.

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 2:00 am #

      Hi Pauline, Thanks so much for your comments. They really help me decide where to go from here! Cheers, Tim

  8. Kirstin September 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I like the lyrics, but love the angelic voice of the non-lyric version. I think a music video for the lyric version would be a good way to promote the next CD if you intend to have the lyric version on “Carry Me”. While I feel the non-lyric version will go further as a candidate for movie/television music, I think the music video would best serve you as a promotional tool for the next album!

    Love your work! Can’t wait to hear “Sarah” 🙂

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 2:07 am #

      Thanks, Kirstin! Those are really helpful comments. We worked on Sarah on Friday, on a bit of a postlude that I wrote that attempts to illustrate you and Sarah walking at dawn, watching the azure dawn swallow the stars one by one, with her finally letting go and crying, too. This section has a couple piano and keyboard tracks, and Ariel crying/singing. I will send it to you as soon as it is a bit more put together. Currently working on a bass lline. Really had a good time at your wedding:) Let me know when you are in Bton again! Ciao, Tim Oh, thinking about calling the song “Last to Cry”. What do you think?

  9. Hannah edgerton September 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Both are wonderful, and two very different pieces. And your voice is so very beautiful! In imagining a video I am drawn to “Twilight” because of the mystery afforded by letting the listener imagine what words, images, and emotions your sounds of twilight conjure for us. In that sense I think in a video of this piece without lyrics to guide the imagery you’d have a lot more potential to play with the very ethereality that makes this work so magical. Just as without words the listener can feel twilight more that hear the words that describe twilight, a video without your lyrics can remain more mysterious, or, if it’s what you’re going for, offer a visual version of the lyrics to your song and thereby make the words unnecessary. Hugs, and congratulations!

    • timreed September 12, 2011 at 2:11 am #

      Hi Hannah, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thorough response! It really helps to read your comments! Let’s get together and catch up soon:) Cheers, Tim PS Give Dyani a kiss for me!

  10. Daniel Reed September 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Of all the songs you have written recently, with lyrics, Twilight is perhaps my favorite. I vote for the lyric version here. Words and music match beautifully, and your voice sounds great.