Dan Pierce previewed Mindful systems, his album produced by George Mooray. Dan said he had written all the songs reflecting over aspects of his life. When a window of two weeks appeared between posts, he decide to go to a remote location in Scotland with former bandmate George. All the tracks were recorded in a small remote church with amazing acoustics. Dan talked with the George about his desired arrangements for each track. George then took these recordings to his studio and added backing from numerous artists from around the world who were his contacts, but Dan has never met. The result is the eleven track album with will be available on Spotify at the end of the month.
Gerry Rafferty – Get it right next time – 1979 UK no 30, USA no 23. Third single release from the album – Night owl – UK no 9, Norway no 8, USA no 29.
Joby Fox – Falling – from the recently release album – I was a hawk, now I am a dove. Check out his interview with Drive presenter Jo Bailey about his music and humanitarian activities.
DC Pierce – Long-time listener, first time caller.
DC Pierce – Outside calm
DC Pierce – Graceless
DC Pierce – Over my head like I’m dead.
DC Pierce – Mindful systems – title track from the album.
Above, Don McLean in 1972.
Below, the poster for his 2022 tour celebrating 50 years since the release of the album – American Pie.
Don McLean recently celebrated his 78th birthday. We heard a track from the American Pie album – Vincent. As a single it was no 1 in UK, Ireland and Ital. Top 10 in four more countries and USA no 12. In 2021 the original lyrics for this song were song for $1.2 million.
Will Butler, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the band Arcade Fire is 43 years old. We heard – Keep the car running – track from their second album – Neon Bible.
The album was a UK and USA no 2, NO 1 in Ireland and Canada. It was nominated for Grammy award best alternative album of the year.
Steve Cronin of Reo Speedwagon is 72 years old. We heard the 1980 track that he wrote – Keep on loving you – UK no 7, USA no 1, To 10 in 7 more countries. The track sold over a million copies in the USA and 200,000+ in the UK.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Dan in the studio and Patrick in Ingatestone for taking part. Our winner with points was 5 points was Dan. Bob scored one point.
DC Pierce – Troublesome love
Patrick requested – Heartbreaker – written by the Gibb brothers for Dionne Warwick. 1982 UK no 2, n0 1 in Portugal and Switzerland. No 10 USA and Top 10 in thirteen more countries. World-wide sales of over 4 million copies.
Chart this week in
The year chosen by Dan Pierce. as he said that is when he became alive to music.
No 1 Take That featuring Lulu – Relight my fire – also no 1 in Israel, Top 10 in five more counties.
No 3 M People – Moving on up. UK no 2. Top 10 in six more countries. USA no 34, no 1 in in USA dance chart.
No 7 Pet Shop Boys – Go West – No 1 in four countries. UK no 2. Top 10 in eleven more countries. USA no 44. No 1 in USA dance chart.
Spearmint – Prince and Joni – from the new album – This candle is for you.
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby – one of the songs talked about by last week’s guest Ivor Moddy and featured in his book, Six more songs. From the album – Revolver – and featured in the film – Yellow submarine.
Paul Carrick – These days – Title track from the 2018 album that was a UK no 35.
Chicago – Wishing you were here – 1974 track with uncredited harmonies from the Beach Boys. USA no 11. From the album – Chicago VII – USA no 1 and million seller.
Next week my guest is Pastor Lee Carmichael from the Ingatestone Elim church talking about the celebrating of the 90th anniversary of the church on Saturday 14th.