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Archive News: 2001
15th December, 2001:
BJH on Top Of The Pops!
2nd December, 2001:
Revolution Days in 2002
- It’s My Life
- Missing You
- That Was Then... This Is Now
- Quiero El Sol
- Totally Cool
- Life Is For Living
- Sleepy Sunday
- Revolution Day
- Marlene (from the Berlin Suite)
John and Woolly Begin Recording
- One Drop In A Dry World
- Bryan MacLean
- New Song (Old Story)
- Lied (original recording was made for Gone To Earth but never released!)
- A Stolen Life
- Children Of Mercy
16th September, 2001:
Fans' Tribute CD
Kev Walker - BJH Titles (Starbright Love)
The Silent Spring - How Do You Feel Now
Tim Beckwith - I'm Over You
David Witts - Crazy City
Al Hawkes - Loving Is Easy
The Sparkly Flames - Jonathan
The Dogs - Ursula (The Swansea Song)
K-Bal - Yesterdays Heroes
3rd Day Rising - Hymn
David Witts - Mockingbird (Ibiza Mix)
Christian Stahl - Poor Mans Moody Blues
Hutton and Brimble - Spirit On The Water
Clothears - Ursula (The Swansea Song)
Ian Alexander - The Streets of San Francisco
TooLate - Hymn
German Rapper Samples Les
1st September, 2001:
Les - Album Early Next Year
- January Morning (St. Petersburg) - a change of working title here for the song which Les rates as one of his favourites, and which could possibly be the album opener. An orchestral intro has been written but may not appear on the record due to its length, although could still find a place in live concerts.
- Quiero el Sol - translates as “I want the sun”, and is a guitar-orientated up-tempo number featuring Les’s guitar work on Rickenbacker 12-string, acoustic 6-string and Fender Stratocaster.
- Missing You - the arrangement is virtually complete, although some lyrics may still be changed.
- That Was Then, This Is Now - an up-tempo song which is almost finished.
Of the other titles mentioned previously, the piece described as “Classical G Minor” may now be entitled “Sleepy Sunday”, and has a short classical intro leading into the main song which has a Parisian or Italian feel, “It’s My Life” needs a few more lyrics and “End Of The Day” is being reconsidered, but could end up being amalgamated with another song.
Those who attended the 1997 BJH tour will be delighted to hear that it is possible that Les will include a new version of “Life Is For Living” based on the “unplugged” rendition from that tour, and a second back catalogue BJH track is also being considered. Intriguingly, one more new piece, “Marlene”, is described as being part of a Berlin Suite, although it is uncertain as to whether that will appear on the album.
It’s too early to say yet exactly when the album will appear, but given the speed of progress so far and the enthusiasm of those who have heard some of it, you can look forward to hearing it sooner rather than later!
John and Woolly - New Album Soon
Amongst the songs which are likely to find a place on the album are “New Song (Old Story)”, as premiered on the 1999 Nexus tour, "Lied", “Bryan MacLean”, “One Drop In A Dry World”, “A Stolen Life” and “Hiraeth”. There probably won’t be any remakes of old BJH songs this time, but in any case the album will be primarily consist of new songs rather than a mixture of old and new as on Nexus. Recording will take place at John’s Friarmere studio.
"Hymn" Cover Version Now Available
Polydor Japan released limited edition CDs of Everyone Is Everybody Else [UICY-9047] on March 28th and Time Honoured Ghosts [UICY-9048] on April 18th. Each CD is remastered and comes in a card facsimile of the original sleeve, and both are available now by mail order from us via the secure order form on this site.