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27 September 1999
50:48

CD & Cassette

 

 

 


“ I listened to this CD for the first time in years (ipod in the gym) and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Each track has high value. Driving To Damascus should have been a single (could have done with a more powerful mix) Lyrically Somebody Else is superb, and all the other tracks rock and pull on the emotional strings. Great songs and playing. A pleasant re-visit. Forgot to mention my love for Your Spirit To Me, remember Stuart writing the lyric and him asking me what I thought. The track that is on the album is inspirational.” (Tony Butler, 29 October 2006 , BC Forum)

“Forgot to mention my love for Your Spirit To Me, remember Stuart writing the lyric and him asking me what I thought. The track that is on the album is inspirational. How do I feel about listening to stuff now? Well this is the first time since Stuarts passing that I have really wanted to listen to our music. What I intend doing is to listen to an album a week and write a comment on here.” (Tony Butler, 30 October 2006 , BC Forum)

Driving to Damascus – I have expressed my thoughts on this track before, but I felt (originally) that this would have made a quality single. I also believe it could have had a more radio friendly mix.

Dive Into Me – this track had so much going for it; melody, drive, passion and (in my mind) a glimpse at the future in terms of writing and developing guitar based gems. I remember being very excited about this tune in its embryonic state, and one of the reason that kept me going during that period in Nashville (see my book for further info here).

See You – I have a beautiful memory of the female string section that was bought in to compliment this beautiful track. I though Stuarts vocal on this song was so in tune with the sentiment, it totally work for me.

Perfect World – The memory I have of this was a quest to add something different to the BC sound. We had by this time, a very strong musical identity, but there was always an ambition to move forward, but not lose the essence of what we were about. This I think was Rafe McKennas’ finest moment; introducing the loops and other noises. It added a contemporary drive to the track that made it very cool.