Coming Soon … Be Yourself in 11 Easy Lessons
Produced by Dave Sanderson
Starting in January 2021 six songs from my upcoming album will be released as advance singles (see track listing below), followed by the full album in autum 2021. The songs will be distributed digitally by Adamant Music.
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Listen to Soap Bubble – a song after a poem by Be Yourself in 11 Easy Lessons lyricist Ian Badcoe
The Making of the Album
After the release of my last album Not Afraid Of Greatness – Shakespeare’s Sonnets I started a most magnificent and fruitful songwriting collaboration with poet/lyricist Ian Badcoe from Sheffield who is not only a wonderful person to work with but has become a friend over the course of time.
In May 2018, with a total of 21 songs from that collaboration, I travelled to Ian’s home city to produce a new album with the fantastic producer Dave Sanderson (Reverend and the Makers, 65daysofstatic). Based on my demos we have recorded two magnificent drummers – Ben Fuller and Kris Tearson – on 5 songs each. We’ve added lots of ear candy and re-recorded the odd guitar and bass guitar. Along with the 2016 single To The Sky (one of the above-mentioned 21 songs by Ian and me) which Dave has brilliantly remixed that makes a total of 11 carefully selected songs!
I wrote some bits about my time in Sheffield on my blog!
The tracklisting will be:
- Walking To Alpha Centauri (released as single on 5 March 2021)
- Anger Bob
- Methodology Of Love
- On End Times Boulevard (released as single on 22 Jan 2021)
- To The Sky (released in an older mix on 16 May 2016)
- Hey Changeling
- The Rain In Certain Car Parks
- End Of Days
- Empty Streets