Welcome to the Insanity
Copies of this CD are available from Steve at £10 including p+p.
Here’s Where I Started Out >
Ticket to the Barrier >
Sing to Me a Song My Darling >
Oh You >
Fields of Treason >
Welcome to Insanity >
< The Ballad of Rosaline Dais
< Hold on to Love
< The Miller of Bradgate Park
< Woe is Love
< Learn French with ze Beatles
< In the King’s Man ‘o War
Recorded and mixed by Greg Tempest at his studio in Mountsorrel]
Oh and Welcome to insanity recorded and mixed by Chris Conway who also played the piano on both these tracks.
1 Here’s where I started out
An autobiographical song
2 Ticket to the Barrier
The words to this were written by my friend Howard Latham and I put the music to it's not an easy task but the lyrics are so good it was worth the effort.
3 Sing a song to me my darling
I wrote this because I had to sing an unaccompanied song at a singaround and I wrote it very quickly. Probably in less than a day although to be fair I had an idea already waiting.Its a lovely little song that looks at life’s seasons and recognizing mine is heading rapidly towards the winter.But you know that’s O.K.. Death is the next great adventure.
4 Oh You
I wrote this for Veeker as an acknowledgement of her love and commitment to me.
5 Fields of Treason
The words to this song are by Paul Parker ,a re-
6 Welcome to Insanity
1984… Big Brother…surveillance….government control……wars wars wars. Do I need to say more?
7 The ballad of Rozaleen Dais
This is a song I wrote having seen the film The secret life of bees and its about the civil rights movement in America. It’s a song about love and courage and commitment and I strongly urge you to see the film and read the book.
8 Hold onto love
This is probably the most poignant song I have written for my mum and it carries with it the message she would give to the world. Hold on to Love.
9 The Miller of Bradgate Park
I wrote this for the show Daniel Lambert’s trousers and its to establish the beer mug story well and truly onto the realm of folklore. I’m also going to use it for the work I am doing with Kate Easton on Bradgate Park.
10 Woe is love
A conclusion I have come to I’m afraid
11 Learn French with ze Beetles
This is a disgusting hoot. Don’t play it around the little ones
12 The King’s Man o War
I got Young No More to perform this because it’s a sea shanty and needed some oomph! I wrote it having read the Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy. There’s some reference to the Press gangs that took place during the Napoleonic wars and it seemed this dreadful intrusion into people’s lives needed some exposure.