Saturday, 8 August 2009

12 Love Songs & A Sea Shanty

As you all know, for the past year, I’ve been travelling up to Manchester at least two days a week. What you didn’t know was that I’ve actually been recording my debut album. Well, the time have now arrived and I’m finally delighted to announce that ’12 Love Songs & A Sea Shanty’ is released today and is available from all good record stores (though, sadly, not yet available via iTunes). Promotional work for the album will take up much of my time for the next few weeks but, with your help, I think we might be able to chart this sucker. I’m aiming for a top five place.

I just want to take a moment to thank the people involved in the project. I’m very proud of the result of all their hard work. Naturally, I want to thank Judy, who kindly provided a trombone solo to ‘Sweet Girl of Mine’, but my main thanks must go to Jim Sharman up at Rochester Studios in Manchester for all the work he put into producing the album. Though we disagreed on a few points (sorry Jim but I think the sea shanty had to stay), he was always supportive. Vic Neal provided engineering and helped make the record what it is. I would also like to thank all my management company for keeping this news from the media.

Finally, I would like to thank all of you here on the blog and on Twitter who have been so supportive. I look forward to hearing what you think of the album.

Rock’n’roll!

5 comments:

hogansgoat said...

I hate to be the one to break it you, Madeley, but I'm afraid you've been the victim of cyber piracy. Some low life's had it up on Fileshare for a week.

I should know because I've downloaded it, and bloody good it is too for the most part. Not sure the shanty's A1 material though. Too many references to discharged seamen for my personal taste but de gustibus non est disputandum, right?

Uncle Dick Madeley said...

'De gustibus non est disputandum'? What's 'de gustibus non est disputandum'? [5 minutes later and a quick trawl through Wikipedia] Ah! That 'de gustibus non est disputandum'? I make no apologies for my love for a good sea shanty. They are what made the British Navy what it is. That along with hard rum and 'hammock hockey'.

I confess: I uploaded the album myself to Fireshare, believing it's the latest form of viral marketing. It might come back to bite me in terms of record sales, but I just want my work out there, enjoyed by the masses.

mutleythedog said...

This is great news as i had thought you had abandoned the project!! I hope to see you headlining with Green day at the Broadstairs Folk festival next year...

hogansgoat said...

Green Day aren't fit to wax Madeley's Sou'wester.

Avast behind!

Ressy said...

Well, let's see if this one will be a hit...