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John Dawson Read

Covers & Co-Writes (A Private Collection)

Covers & Co-Writes This CD is not for sale... this CD is just for fun. Covers & Co-Writes is a private collection of some of the songs That JDR has co-written with other great songwriters plus some of the JDR songs which have been sung by other artists.

To highlight just a few. For only a Day was co-written with the maestro Christopher Gunning as a Song for Europe entry way back in the day…maybe it didn’t win but it was picked up and used as the ‘Miss World' theme song for several years.

Such is the Mystery from the Read On album, here sung by Cliff Richard as it appeared on his I’m Nearly Famous and Walking in the Light albums.

There are six songs here co-written with the great Les Reed (OBE) and sung by the wonderful Valerie Masters, Danny Ellis and of course JDR himself ...what a great time we had writing those.

There is even a song here co-written with Guy Fletcher (OBE) cobbled together one evening during the recording of Read On, hence the dubious quality of the recording.

We have covers by Nana Mouskouri, Clodagh Rogers, Michael Johnson, Bobby Vinton, and Anthony Westgate also a great writer in his own right, but too many to include them all, so maybe next time there can be more.

As we said, this collection is just here for fun, for those who may be interested ...and to those we say ...”enjoy.”