I am most happy to announce the release of Anthology, a collection of original songs recorded with vocalist Berit Andersson between 1984 and 1993. As the five albums Berit and I made have not previously been available digitally, a very large body of work is now presented to a new audience for the first time, decades having past since these 45 songs were written and recorded. Anyone familiar with the original LPs (especially "The Final Touch" from 1987) will hear how much has been remixed. Thank you, Berit. History.
Back in a former century I recorded an album that was never released. The first choir I'd ever written for booked EMI Studio in Stockholm for three days in 1990, but the master tape ended up collecting dust on my closet shelf, as the choir disbanded and I was drawn into other projects. Luckily, the reel-to-reel was salvagable and sounded surprisingly crisp and alive and I'm glad this lost recording is finally seeing the light of day. Musicians include Olle Steinholtz, bass, Per Lindvall, drums, and featured vocalists Erik Spangenberg and Berit Andersson. Original choir-jazz material and some well-known covers... Hjärtligt tack till alla inblandade.
On April 9, with the release of the "Sha-la" choir album from 1989, this season's project of restoring and re-releasing albums from the 80s and 90s will be complete. In addition to the Anthology collection with Berit Andersson, the albums Confessions, The Tender Arrow and Duckwalk are now restored and up at YouTube. Confessions and The Tender Arrow have undergone serious reformatting and sonic uplift and are, I feel, vastly improved over the original versions. More YouTube music links at the Recordings page.
recent pieces: Tabula Rasa ForgottenMan - 10 rock/country/blues songs Memoirs - piano recording Melodías para guitarra española - 6 pieces for Spanish guitar Self Portrait - recording Veritas - choir a cappella Singing Waters Waltz - piano/violin/bass Number of the Beast, Great Again, Boondockers - The B3z Skyline - piano/string orchestra Will's Ballades - songs from Shakespeare lyrics Ho Ho Ho (Sing Along With Santa) - choir/organ Time - choir a cappella
Recordings underway: Forgotten Man Recordings completed:
It appears that the rather insane rate of new album releases (4 last year, plus album-format recordings on YouTube) will be maintained in 2017, as Anthology and Sha-la will soon be followed by the blues/rock/country album Forgotten Man and two solo piano albums...
100,000 views for this Tokyo performance of Kyrie (from Mass) with the SINGS choir. Domo arigato.