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I am currently working on the release of a new album of self-penned material, entitled Waterloo Sunrise, for release on vinyl and online in 2024.

To date the tracks have been mastered, plus the artwork and photography completed, and I await test pressings in June from the marvellous team at Key Production.

1 Falling off the edge of the world
2 Head above water
3 Trust
4 Quids in
5 She reminds me of you
6 The girl I never had
7 Love on a summer’s day

8 Farewell to your valentine
9 Promises at midnight
10 Nashville, Tennessee
11 Girl on the train
12 Caring soul
13 In the comfort of strangers
14 Waterloo sunrise (theme)

All songs written by Keith Ames

Produced and engineered by Greg Fitzgerald

Featuring:

Keith Ames
Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar (Trust)

Greg Fitzgerald
harmony vocals, keyboards, percussion, bass, string arrangements, programming, piano arrangement (Caring soul)

plus

Pete Whitfield, violin and string arrangement: The girl I never had, Waterloo sunrise (theme)

Emily Bellussi-Fitzgerald, harmony vocals (tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13)
Ralph Salmins, drums (3, 4, 8, 10, 11)
Adam Goldsmith, guitar (3, 4, 10, 11)
John Thirkell, trumpet and flugel horn (7, 8, 9, 14)
Chris Haigh, violin (5, 14)
Geoff Gascoyne, bass (8, 10)
Abdelkader Saadoun, mandola and darbuka (5, 14)
Andy Pask, bass (4, 11)
Simon Turner, cello (6, 14)
Snake Davis, saxophone (8)
Andy Findon, flute (1)
James Reynolds, harmonica (11)
Ashley Blasse, guitar (9)
Chip Peacock, sound effects (2, 4, 6, 14)

Mastered by Mike Thorne at Rimshot Studios

Photography: Jonathan Stewart

Album artwork: Steve Ames at Printstore

For the stories behind the material, please visit Album Notes 1 and Album Notes 2.


This latest recording follows the album I recorded with Greg Fitzgerald and released in 1998.

Entitled Birdcage, this contains 12 originals and the plan is to make this album available as a remastered companion piece to Waterloo Sunrise.

1 Nicoll Road
2 Shame
3 You hurt no-one but yourself
4 All over you
5 Radio play
6 The golden age of this romance
7 Keeping a dream alive
8 Blind drunk and stupid Cupid
9 Colleen
10 Love is all I have to give
11 Cross of gold
12 The day she said I will

All songs written by Keith Ames

Produced and engineered by Greg Fitzgerald

Featuring:

Keith Ames, lead and harmony vocals, guitars
Greg Fitzgerald, harmony vocals, keyboards, percussion, string arrangements, programming
James Reynolds, harmonica (Nicoll Road / All over you)
Ralph Salmins, drums (Radio play)
Steve Pearce, bass (Radio play)
Tina Barron, violin (You hurt no-one but yourself / The golden age of this romance)
Marianne de Chastelaine, cello (You hurt no-one but yourself)
Matt Schwartz, bass (Blind drunk and stupid Cupid)
Lorraine Haley, vocals (Shame)
Mae McKenna, vocals (Colleen)
Ken Ames, dobro (Cross of gold)
Chip Peacock, sound effects

Originally mastered by RPM

Remastered in 2024 by Greg Fitzgerald

Photography: Jonathan Stewart

Album artwork: Steve Ames at Printstore

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