Houston '77

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    The album began with the idea to create music that elicited the imagination to conjure up the sweeping vistas of America. Then the word Americana got stuck in my head. Then as I started to create the music, I thought wouldn't it be nice to tell a story of a man who is in love with the American dream who gets a chance to trade in his life for another.

    And so something that was going to be instrumental became a modern-day concept album telling the story of Eddie Pilgrim: The Last of the Electric Horsemen. The music tells a story both thematically and narratively and puts the hero in a very Faustian conundrum, but where would the Devil reside? Why in Las Vegas, of course! And so the gamble is played out on the roulette table and a decision needs to be made.

    The music is eclectic: being painted instrumental, guitar driven pop to out-and-out progressive rock featuring a splash of faux mellotron to whet your whistle.

    The CD version of the album comes complete with a second disc, which is a DVD that contains a 5.1 surround sound mix in both DTS and Dolby Digital, plus the stereo mix and a commentary track from myself talking about the making of the album. There's also a discography track that features 60 minutes of music from my back catalogue and two bonus extra videos that didn't make the final edit. The DVD-ROM section of the disc contains a PDF of the book of the album and a free multimedia eBook that's compatible with the iPad.

    So for your money you get over three hours of original content and the electronic album sleeve that takes you through the story of Eddie Pilgrim and his fight against the things he desires.

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lyrics

I remember 1977
When I first touched down
In Houston, Texas
I thought I’d landed in heaven
Proud boy with his dad
First transatlantic trip
Smartly dressed as was the fashion
Six year old little man


Everything seemed so big
TV in the morning
Piggies in the blanket
For breakfast
Lost in the King Size bed
Red Apples in the barrel
In the foyer
Of the Ramada
And they were free and the size of your head

Swimming in the pool
Blue skies water cool
And then the trip
Of which
memories are made
To the Space Centre
at Kennedy
My spaceman dream come true
And dad I owed it to you

Houston we have a problem
Daddy’s going away
Never coming back again
Despite all that he has to say
A fresh start, new family
Hard time ahead for you
And no-one can dine on memories
Even if a dream comes true

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from Americana, released May 16, 2013

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