Songs From The Heart Book CD
Songs From The Heart Book CD
‘Songs From The Heart Book’ is an album Barry’s been wanting to make for a very long time...these are the songs recorded in the way that he has always wanted them to be heard. This new album is not a ‘greatest hits’ revisited, nor an exercise in nostalgia, but a chance for him to reclaim the compositions that have meant the most to him. There's no ‘overblown production’ - just a set of songs as natural as a gentle breeze, their tasteful acoustics augmented by elegant piano, acoustic guitar and soaring harmonies.
“The tunes are very sparsely produced,” says Blue. “I haven't gone to town and made a big production about anything; I've left it to the melodies and the lyrics. The songs were written as poems, stories, vignettes of my life, they are my legacy songs,” he says with pride but not a trace of arrogance. “They're the ones I now realise no one ever should have sung before me, because they're all too personal. I couldn’t leave them in the past. I needed to drag them kicking and screaming back into the light where they belong”.
“When you get to a certain point in your life,” he continues, “you want to look back on what you've done and say, 'That was good, I'm proud of that.' There was always one piece missing, which is that no one's ever heard these songs by me. I’ve never had the chance to take them in, nurture them and do them justice…and now I have.”
CRIME TO BE COOL 3:00 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
CRYING OVER NOTHING 4:07 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
ESCAPING 4:05 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / UNIVERSAL / MCA MUSIC LTD.
CALL MY NAME 3:41 (B.BLUE/B.JAMES/S.JAMES) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
BOY IN THE MOON 3:38 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
NO TIME TO BE HURT 4:34 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
LOST FOR WORDS 2:59 (B.BLUE/P.LARSSON) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
DELICATE BEAUTY 3:54 (B.BLUE/C.HOLMES) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK)
DON’T THINK WE’RE IN KANSAS (ANYMORE) 3:28 (B.BLUE/K.MILLER) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK)
WORLDS APART 4:23 (B.BLUE/R.SMITH) (KARMA SONGS LTD. / BUDDE MUSIC UK / COP.CON.)
PRODUCED BY BARRY BLUE
MIXED BY ANDY BRADFIELD / BARRY BLUE
RECORDED AT ODD BOB STUDIOS UK
MASTERED BY SIMON FRANCIS
ARTWORK: MARTIN ROBERT COOK
PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY EARL THANKS TO MATT DIXON AT BAND2MARKET LTD. FOR ‘JOB NEARLY DONE’
ARRANGED BY BARRY BLUE / KARL WHITWORTH VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: BARRY BLUE ALL LYRICS: BARRY BLUE
GUITARS : KARL WHITWORTH BASS: BARRY BLUE KEYBOARDS: ROBIN SMITH / PHIL LARSSON / JAMES SALMON DRUMS / PERCUSSION: JOHN RICHARDSON / BARRY BLUE / JAMES SALMON FX / ZITHER / MANDOLIN: BARRY BLUE
THANKS TO PHOEBE JO BROWN FOR THE AMAZING VOCAL ON ‘NO TIME TO BE HURT’ AND LUCA MANNING FOR THE OUTRO ON ‘ESCAPING’
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO KARL WHITWORTH FOR BEING THE BEST WING MAN EVER AND TO ANDY BRADFIELD FOR BELIEVING IN THE PROJECT !
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