John Waite gets retroactive with re-recordings of his hits
Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the European release of JOHN WAITE?s new studio album ?DOWNTOWN Journey of a Heart? on July 7th 2006.
The new record is a selection of classic songs from Waite?s repertoire which have been completely re-arranged and re-recorded from scratch. ?It?s a sort of a greatest hits retrospective release that also looks ahead, a way to express musically the different phases on my career?, explains the Lancaster-born singer.
John Waite has had several songs ? including "Missing You", the BABYS "Isn?t It Time" and BAD ENGLISH?s "When I See You Smile" ? becoming radio staples worldwide. Even if best known for his ballads, John is truly a rocker in his heart.
?This new record is a way to connect together the three different parts of my career, with Babys, Bad English and as a solo artist?, says Waite, adding ?The approach to the new recording of the old classics was very simple and basic, based on the way I play the songs live. Direct and rock? just guitars, Hammond, piano? no synth?.
In addition to a careful selection of his classics, Waite recorded two new songs. ?Highway 61?, an infectious Bob Dylan cover which is straight ahead blues rock and ?St. Patrick?s Day?, a cinematic lullaby about two people meeting in New York and falling in love. Both represent the direction I am about to take next for the prosecution of my solo career?.
The final tracklisting of ?DOWNTOWN Journey of a Heart? includes the following songs: The Hard Way; In Dreams; Blue Venus; Missing You; Keys To Your Heart; Highway 61; Isn?t It Time; St. Patrick?s Day; New York City Girl; Headfirst; Downtown; When I See You Smile.
Don?t miss John Waite live at the upcoming ARROW ROCK Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Holland on June 9th2006, while further live dates are being scheduled for the fall.