New solo album 'On the air tonight'
was released on 15th October 2012
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NEW ALBUM "ON THE AIR TONIGHT" REVIEWED IN OCTOBER ISSUE 228
Re-energised, newly respected the ex (?)
-Zombie is back with his 11th. solo album. Of
late there's been a new appreciation of
Blunstone and the voice that gave us everything
from She's Not There to I Don't Believe In
Miracles. This outing doesn't detract. Opener
Turn Your Heart Around is classic, anthemic soft
rock given meaning by Blunstone's nuanced edge;
the guitar break alone (Tom Toomey) is so
soaringly perfect, you know you're in the hands
of genius. The title track, a deft soulful
ballad, is classy, too. The big surprise is a
number of sparer numbers. Though You Are Far
Away channels Scott Walker's late-period haiku;
Not Our Time is a tender, Carpenters style
I'm proud to announce that I have been invited to become a patron of Megan Baker House, which does such wonderful work providing free Conductive Education Service for children, teenagers and adults with special educational needs and physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, head injury, stroke, dyspraxia and early on-set Parkinson's disease. I'll keep you up to date as I find out more about their methods and their successes and in the meantime why not check out their website?
UNVEILING OF THE
BLUE PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE THE FIRST MEETING
Many thanks to everyone who made the unveiling of the blue plaque on Friday 27th. April such a success. Especially to Tony Dawson Hill and his wife Gill who's idea it was in the first place and to The Blacksmith's Arms landlord Mark and his magnificent staff for keeping the hundreds of people who came happy, fed and watered!!!
It's incredible to think
that 51 years ago the 5 original members of
The Zombies met outside The Blacksmith's
Arms before their very first rehearsal and
now here we are today preparing for our next
tours in the U.K., U.S. Holland, Japan and
The Philippines. I had absolutely no idea
that I was starting a musical career that
would last for the rest of my life and am
forever grateful for the opportunities that
music has given me.
Later this week I will be hearing the finished version of my new solo album "On The Air Tonight" and we will then be mastering and finalising the artwork ready for a September release. Of course everything we're doing today is only happening because of that first meeting in St.Albans all those years ago and I know I will go back to the Blacksmith's Arms from time to time to look at the blue plaque and remember what a wonderful adventure began in St.Albans in April 1961.
all the best,
The Zombies UK tour begins
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