(Cast Iron CIRCD 017)
|Unconditional||Another, not so much
unrequited as unappreciated, love long. He means the world to her.
She’s a casual extra thing to him. He fits her in when he can. She
plans her whole life around him. No, that’s no way to
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass and electric lead guitar: John Mitchell. Acoustic lead guitar: John. Harmony vocals: Lynne.
|Break My Heart||
The first of four songs recorded in Nashville for this album. Another twist
on Unconditional, only now, at last, she’s finally beginning to stand
up to him. He can’t be part time, and expect to tell her what to do.
Good Lord! Whatever next?
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Additional acoustic guitar, electric guitar and slide guitar solo: John Kearns. Mandolin: David Russell.
|If I Follow||
The second Nashville recording. At the beginning of a new relationship, especially if you are really
keen, you would so like to be able to ask, “Are you going to treat me right?”
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Additional acoustic guitar: John Kearns.
|Never A Day||
Must be that guy from UNCONDITIONAL again. Made such a huge impact, then
just ended it. How can she forget something that never had the chance to
run its course and come to a conclusion? How do you move on, when
there’s no closure?
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Tambourine: Lynne. Bass and acoustic guitar solo: John. Electric guitar solo: John Mitchell.
|Oh! Are You There||
First of three songs Lynne wrote with John for this album. This one was
written at a Pagan Festival. Music and words just flowed into place and it
was all done in about twenty minutes. A little look at a slightly more
spiritual side of life.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass: John. Whistle: Paul Hancock.
|Who Says Goodbye||
At a rehearsal for another band, Lynne was playing with some chords on her
guitar. “Give me some words,” she said. “Who says goodbye
should be forever?” John suggested. “That works” she
said. Next time they got together for a Tudor Lodge rehearsal, they
finished the song.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass, keyboard, electric guitars, acoustic guitar solo: John.
|Time So Blue||
The third Nashville song. Those Tennessee musicians really add
something. Running your life
can be like writing a song. You try to do the right things, you try to make
it work, you try to make it rhyme and give it harmony, but if you get it
wrong, no matter how hard you work at it, it just don’t sound
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Acoustic guitar solo: John. Additional acoustic and electric guitars: John Kearns. Mandolin: David Russell.
The third song John co-wrote on this album. The song was commissioned for
THE AVALON PROJECT. An organisation dedicated to the responsible
development of psychic mediumship. We really wanted to get this right;
luckily, they were pleased.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Keyboard: Ben Humphries.
|So We Sit||
Something charming about that coy behaviour when you don’t yet know
each other, and are still teetering on the edge of getting a new
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Guitar solo and backing vocals: John.
|Put A Little Trust||
Love is about being there when you are needed. Whether lover, family, or
friend, it’s all the same.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass, backing vocals, acoustic guitar solo: John.
So when you finally do get rid of that guy who’s treated you so
badly, but who unfortunately you knew was the only real love of your life,
you’re left in a lonely place.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Mandolin: Lynne. Backing vocals, acoustic guitar solo: John.
Get it wrong. Put it right. Try something else. Juggle your life. Try to
get the balance right. Yes you can get it right, but whatever happens,
it’s another story line, another tune, another lyric, another
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass, lead guitar, backing vocals: John.
|Love Sweet Love||
There are probably not many songs
about reincarnation. This is Lynne’s first on the subject. Two
people in a difficult love relationship. Then next time round, they meet
again as friends, and recognise a rare kind of kindred spirit.
This was an unlikely song to get the Nashville treatment but it seems to
have worked out well.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Fiddle, mandolin: David Russell. Additional acoustic, electric and slide guitars: John Kearns.
|Now He’s Left Me||
Sometimes it’s hard to face the world when a relationship has ended.
Here we are right in the middle of it all.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass, lead guitar: John.
|Now You Are Gone||
This unusually raunchy song was born out of a riff that came into being
when Lynne and a friend were spending an evening strumming guitars and
singing songs. Lynne then took the idea and finished it. John
Mitchell’s searing electric guitar feels totally right here, bringing
the album to a climactic close.
Acoustic guitars: Lynne and John. Bass: John. Electric guitar: John Mitchell.
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