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Good Living, John's first album (recorded in 1972)

So..what news… well time ticks by, it only seems like yesterday that One Life was released, yet here we are several years later wondering where the time went. And yet much has been going on…. I got immense pleasure in recording My Father Said on a Steinway in the magnificent Recital Rooms in Bracknell UK whist being recorded by my son and video’d by my daughter: In 2013 I wrote The Floods of 2012 with no premonition of the disasters which were to come in the following years. The song now stands as a diary entry on the calendar of evermore dramatic and evermore scary global warming events. At some point in the last year an avid JDR follower discovered a copy of the very first JDR album Good Living (recorded in 1972) and so far I have resisted pressure to make it public… which, trust me, is seriously the right thing to do!

What’s next

More playing, more writing and, hopefully, getting back into the studio for that elusive next song collection. Not that there are not enough songs already in the frame… but it always seems the next one is the one worth waiting for. Check out the demos of some of the new songs on the music page. See what you think… and let me know.