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ETC ETC Amen

Released: 2016

Four track E.P. featuring studio recordings of cover versions, which were a mainstay of our Glyn Bailey & the Beholden live set. This  'Download Only' release is offered free of charge to friends and supporters.
Included are Kraftwerk's The Model, Marc Bolan's Life's a Gas, The Beatles' In My Life, and The Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love. They're all performed in 'chamber pop' format, with Glyn on Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica, Phil Senior on Bass/Backing Vocal, and Lizz Beahan on Violin/Vocal. 

Mixed and mastered by Dave Archer of Last Riff Studios, Cincinatti.

Cover credit - Pablo Carlos Budassi Observable Universe Logarithmic Illustration.

Thanks to Howard Male for allowing use of the title of his first novel Etc Etc Amen

MOONWALKERS

RELEASED: 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first moonlanding, we present this reworking of Moonwalkers - a song from our 2007 album Songs From The Old Illawalla.

This simpler stripped back arrangement features Jim Coupe on piano.

New section

Metal & Mud

Released 2011

Before he died, my father told me that no-one from our family had ever visited the grave of his Uncle George Brawn, who was killed in The Great War in 1918. He asked me to go if I ever had the opportunity ... I agreed I would.

I finally made the journey in the summer of 2011 on a trip to Belgium. I visited the town of Ypres, various battlefield sites & war memorials before travelling South to Mont Huon Military Cemetery at Le Treport in Northern France where my Great Uncle's grave is located.

My own Grandfather took part in the conflict, but in common with many of the survivors he didn't speak about his experiences beyond a few isolated details, so to go there and stand where they fought was a very moving experience. The endless rows of neat white headstones and countless names of the fallen provide a stark reminder to successive generations of the terrible personal cost of War. This song is my tribute.

Thanks to Phil Senior & Jamie Singleton for their musical input

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission do a terrific job in maintaining the cemeteries:

Fleetwood Man

Fleetwood Man

Released: 2011

Written to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK. We performed this song at various venues in the town, including the Fleetwoodstock Festival. Offered as a free download. Donations to the RNLI charity fund are welcome.

Credits:
Words, music and vocal - Glyn Bailey
'Seagull' Guitar - Phil Senior
'Flotsam' Keyboards - Jamie Singleton
'Steamboat' Bass - John Gardner
'Trawler' Drums - Neil Cotton

Geoff's Boots

Geoff's Boots

Released: 2010

We all keep souvenirs that connect us immediately with important events, people and places. The resonance of such objects evokes a certain nostalgia & gives us that warm glow we get when recalling the past. This is a song about our relationship with such items, cared for amongst our most precious belongings.

In this case, it's a pair of old football boots ... But not just any boots ... The owner believes they were the same pair worn by Football Legend Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup Final, which transforms worn-out old junk into priceless relics ... in the mind of their keeper.

Any proceeds from downloads of this song will got to SPARKS, a leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Sir Geoff Hurst holds the role of Life President.