Track 1 - 'Leave It Alone' - written
in 1984, a personal song.
You could say this was my antidote to a longstanding
relationship . . .
2 - 'Diamonds'
is specifically about
Lennon's main Legacy, his songs, and his sudden death, written in 2001.
3 - from 1993. In
Hangs Together' I
tried to 'copy' his vocal writing style.
on the image above to hear extracts
Track 4 - a reggae number, 'Take My Hand, Take My Heart'
is a kind of 'declaration of independence'
5 - 'Now
and Then' - light relief. 'Salsa' with a purpose!... from 2011, bringing me full
circle to one of my musical roots...
6 - to finish with is a
Lennon tune, 'Grow Old Along With Me'
probably one of the sweetest songs he ever wrote.
from recording it in style,
version, released posthumously (on 'Milk and Honey'), was a demo with
piano, drum machine and vocals.
The idea here was to re-create a similar atmosphere, adding
strings sounds and a 'pianistic' guitar style.
bells at the opening are there to remind you of two
tunes by Lennon. If you can't remember which, click on the interview