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    Interview with ABC Daytime Music Writer, Part II.

    Friday, January 11 2008

    What heartache Rie is working on now? (
    Everybody was enthusiastic about last week's interview with Rie Sinclair (Interview with Rie Sinclair, Part I) and I'm not at all surprised! Music is such an integral part of what makes us connect with General Hospital so deeply. So, without further ado, I'll share the rest of what Rie had to say to me about her the craft of writing music for television:

    JCR: The title of your CD is "On the Fifth Floor." What is that about?

    RS: This CD is a collection of music written for TV, though some of the songs I decided not to sell so that I could release them to fans under my own record company, I Miss You Records. "Carry Me Home" - track 2 was placed in an indie flick, and "Not Going Anywhere" was written by JJ Farris & myself, who also writes for Fifth Floor, though most of the songs were produced or co-written with Bob Hartry. "I Will Give" is a love song I actually really adore & wanted to make it available to the public like the three little "Falling In Love" tunes on itunes. I've written about 70 songs for ABC, but I never know what will happen to them.

    Cover art compliments of Rie Sinclair
    JCR: You've said that this CD release is a long-time coming because it was a big deal to get licensing rights reverted to you so that you could do so. Do what? Release it? Can you briefly explain that to us?

    RS: Simply put, I licensed back five songs I wrote, owned by ABC, to release on this album. They still own the rights to the songs, but I'm able to sell them to the public on CD. Initially, Fifth Floor Music, a division of ABC, started buying my music for their Soaps. I don't think at that time any of us had an idea what would happen with the songs exactly, and though it has wound up a being little complicated, I think it's more a pleasant surprise.

    JCR: Are you working on any music for GH at the moment? Care to share what your musical direction is - without giving away the storyline, of course!

    RS: I'm working on a few things, though I cannot tell...! Actually, I've been in the studio on another personal project right now I hope to release soon (something of a different side of me), and creating time to play out more around LA, as well as working on some tunes for prime-time. It's a funny little time right now in TV land with the writers strike, but there are so many other avenues for music & I'm intrigued by all of them! I consider life a dashing adventure you can create...if it's there, you may as well go after it!

    I love that, I've always thought that life is a dashing adventure as well. If you want to order this amazing collection of music, go Rie's site (Rie Sinclair's Official Site) and listen to some of the music, as well as order the CD. It's only $10.99 plus shipping and handling. Thank you Rie for reaching out to and sharing your unique insights into what goes into making some of the music behind our favorite soap!

    Julie Clark Robinson GH Recap/News Writer

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    Posted by Leavearly at Friday, January 11 2008 06:57 PM

    I'm lucky enough to have 7 songs by Rie. Anxious to learn how old she is and where was she born. The man singing with her on the Just You & Me song has a beautiful voice, too.
    Happy to hear we can buy her latest CD. I hope the ABC network is generous when they pay her because she has talent. Thanks for this story, a real fan.

    Posted by RainStormRaider at Friday, January 11 2008 09:39 PM

    Wow! It is truly a talent to create 70+ pieces of music and still be able to record so many more songs, Rie Sinclair is truly gifted!

    Thank you so much, JC!

    Posted by Anniecat at Sunday, January 20 2008 06:39 AM

    Rie was born in Valparaiso Indiana. She moved to St. Paul MN while in elementary school. Her new CD is available through he web site, but she has other music available through iTunes. Many of the songs performed on Night Shift are also available in iTunes. Jason Belt sings on You and Me. She is an amazing songwriter.

    Posted by Red23 at Tuesday, December 09 2008 10:10 PM

    Does anyone know the name of the song that was playing at the end of General Hospital's 12/9 episode? A couple of the verses were - Will you be there today? Will you be there tomorrow?

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