The Long Fade album was released in 2019 to some great reviews. It also got plenty of airplay. It was re-released in 2021 by Cherry Red Records as part of an extensive deal on recordings I’ve made going as far back as the early seventies. I began my musical career in 1969. Since The Long Fade is the first release to bear my name, you could say it was an album 50 years in the making!
So, how to follow it up? That difficult second album. Well, I don’t have 50 years to mull it over. There were a few false starts, then Covid 19 and lockdown hit and all bets were off. One day in lockdown, a new song emerged from my consciousness: “Distant Destination”. Due to the time we are living through, and, perhaps, my own time of life, this is quite an introspective song. It is now complete with a magnificent Jen Normandale vocal. Other songs have followed, some introspective, some quirky: it could be a strange album. Now in 2023 it is nearing completion. It bears another first – a vocal from me. Released as a single, I Will Go Back features only me and percussionist, Barry Race. We even made a pop video! This album will be finished if I can stop writing new songs. They just keep coming. See track listing below from the tray inlay artwork.