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A Big Rumble Out West was the first full length solo CD I recorded ( fourteen songs ) and was released to friends and family November 7th 2010. We are remixing several of the songs at the moment so I will include these songs in the music section as soon as they are done.
The songs on the album reflect experiences of family life and are sure to appeal to anyone who has ever been a parent or a son or daughter; songs that everyone can relate to. The CD was released to the public at Still Water Books and Art in Campbell River, B.C. on Saturday November 27th, 2010. Thank you Ruth and Trevor for hosting the event!
The second CD I recorded is called A Secret Quartet and consists of four songs that are performed by other singers. It was first released on June 21st 2011.
Songs on this album are:
1. Maybe You’re In There: I wrote this song in 1982 with lyricist Dave Richardson (Wildflower). We produced a demo of the song in the summer of 1983 at Summit Sound Studio in LA. Our friend, David Foster, heard our demo and liked the song but he wanted to re-demo it. On a trip home to Victoria in December of 1983, David produced another demo version of the song with April Gislason doing the vocal.
On my album " A Secret Quartet",a singer from Campbell River, Rose Decook accompanied by Chris Coon on guitar sings her version of Maybe You're In There.
However, I also recorded a version of the song (2009) sung by Michelle Weckhesser, also accompanied by Chris Coon on guitar. I've posted both April and Michelle's recordings on the music page.
2. Let’s Dream Tonight: This song features Norm Watson. He was a well known country singer in Victoria, B.C. for many years. We recorded this song at Legacy studios in Victoria in 1985-6. He is accompanied by Cindy Church on vocals and Nathan Tinkem on electric guitar. Cindy is presently in a band called Lunch at Allen's . You must check them out - go to their website. Nathan divides his time between the Gulf Islands and Mexico - way to go Nathan. Ian is still performing and was on a West Coast tour in June 2014. This song is on the music page.
3. The Promise: This song features my wife Lorill playing flute and longtime friend Rob Carriere on vocals. Graham Edwards plays bass guitar on this version. This song was written for two students at my high school.
4.The Promise Reprise: An instrumental version of The Promise done in a very different style than the vocal version. The song features Bill Young on electric guitar, VP (Kai) Taylor on bass, Amanda Rogers on drums and James Vining piano and keyboards.
PHOTOS of the album covers and several of the musicians are featured on the photo page.
THE MUSIC below is an mp3 of a song that I wrote and recorded in May 2014 for my son's graduation called Dancing With My Baby. It was recorded in Victoria, B.C. at Dale Baglows and sung by April Gislason and Duncan Meiklejohn.
More songs on the MUSIC tab above. Thank you for listening.