I just got back from Canada, love it there even though I got airport fever. It was so wonderful to see my friends and family. I just wish I had more time to see everyone, I will stay for longer next time!
Here is the second release of the album Woven!!!
We shot this in Long Island,NY, woods in Gloucestershire, England and Toronto. This was so much fun to do, thank you everyone!!
Woven, the album, is released on iTunes today.
It is three years ago today, that Geoffrey Burgon, a wonderful father, husband and one of England’s brilliant composers, passed away. This album is dedicated to him, to the love and joy, he brought to all of us with his life and music.
Woven will be released in seven days on iTunes!
Man from Montreal, the first song to show you from the album “Woven”.
A song about the poet Leonard Cohen and the composer Geoffrey Burgon. Josef Reeve is Leonard in the movie and Geoffrey makes appearances through the clouds. I wrote the song one night after going to the Gifford Circus with friends and family, who had just seen Leonard the week before. Everyone said what a gentle man he appeared to be. I then remembered that I had dinner with him and friends some years before. I also remembered how kind and thoughtful he was.
To me, Geoffrey Burgon and Leonard Cohen had this similar quality in so much as when in their presence, one was caught in their orbit. A special world of intelligence, peace and tranquility.
I was privileged to have Geoffrey write the string section for this song. To me, it feels like the wind along the streets of Montreal. The string section is the finest in England with two of the players, Josephine Knight and Philip Dukes being close friends of Geoffrey’s.
I want to thank all the wonderful musicians who played on this album, Josef Reeve the producer and to the great engineers.
This album is dedicated to, Geoffrey Burgon.
Been in London the last two weeks working at the fantastic Berwick Post. Ellie Osbourne has been editing like crazy while Duncan and Kevin have been helping us put the final touches to the videos we have been shooting over the last few months. Oh this is exciting!!
I have some news about my forthcoming CD, Woven – a release date has been set! The album will be released on September 21st.
Given that the album is dedicated to my late husband Geoffrey, and that the title track grew out of a Valentine poem for him, it seemed right to release it on the anniversary of his death, to mark his memory with something joyful, especially as the album features two string arrangements that are amongst his final works.
Here’s a little video I made on the steps down to my garden, filmed by a friend, in which I discuss the themes behind Woven.
I didn’t know making a CD cover could be so complicated! First it was too thin and too small, then I made one where the CD leapt out of the top rather like the victim of an ejector seat in a James Bond car and now, six weeks later, I think I’ve got it right. Thank goodness Sehmi, the designer, is still working with me through it all. He must be godsent! So, hopefully today, he’ll have a fully functional prototype for me. Meanwhile, the intertia creeps and I am trying to curtail my frustration with it all and be positive – the album is coming SOON!