The Return of the Song and Danceman
His songs have earned him an honoured place within the history of Australian music but it’s been a long time since Mike McClellan released a CD of new songs. A “best of” collection (Time. And Time Again) was released back in 2001 to the joy of many whose vinyl collections were wearing rapidly. However, his last release of new songs was The Heartland which came out through EMI back in 1990, so to finally have a collection of new material will satisfy the many who have asked over the intervening years about a “new album”.
You’ll still hear Song and Danceman, The One I Love and Rock’n Roll Lady on radio, (well… some radio stations) along with several others from his back catalogue, but for the last 25 years or so his creative energies have been poured into his work for clients in the marketing and advertising industries and his concert performances have been limited. Now, that’s about to change with the release of If only for a moment…
A remarkable collection of new songs, produced by brilliant young keyboard player, arranger and composer Stefan Nowak, If only for a moment… will be at once familiar to those who know his past work and surprising in its contemporary stance. Always an emotionally courageous writer there are a number of songs on this new CD that are deeply moving and, for those who have heard them, among the best things he has ever written. That it sustains the exceptional quality of his much-loved early work while richly reflecting his growth as a writer is ample testimony to his enduring talent. And of course he’s one hell of a guitar player.
He is returning to the road and will continue, as he remarked recently, “for as long as I can still deliver. I love performing, always have, and Stefan reckons I’m singing better than ever.”
For further information talk to Doug Trevor: 0407 436 220.
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