DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH

Welcome to Download of the Month !!

Every so often I will upload a track for you to play and download for free

The tracks will be a mixture of unheard material, alternative versions, live events and whatever I can find in my archives

I will also listen to requests so if you have a track in mind you want to hear again, please LET ME KNOW!

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DOTM 11:  The Days Are Long

A very early version of this song, probably late 80s or early 90s – Martin Vinson on bass

DOTM 10: Dancing (New Mix)

A remixed and remastered version of this track from the album ‘acou2tica’ available on CD and DL later this year – Please share it if you like it!

DOTM 9:

Living Without You (Heart Won’t Lie)

 

I recorded this in the late 70s or maybe even early 80s while I was living in Notting Hill Gate. I can’t remember who played on it or where we recorded it so if anybody knows, please let me know. I never put it out, no idea why but they were strange times

DOTM 8: Fat Cat, Big Fish

This is a BigMix version I did a few years ago but never finished at the time – hope you like it! To download the track for free just put zero in the payment box or you can make a donation

DOTM 7: Last of the Dinosaurs live at Reading University 1977

DOTM 6: High Times live at Reading Uni 1977

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Many thanks to Chris Brown for sending me a digital file of this track he recorded back in 1977 at Reading University

I was supporting Split Enz

DOTM 5: Better Men

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I recorded this a few years ago to see if I could use keyboards and samples to make a bigger version of one of my acoustic songs  – the jury might be be out on that one but it was fun to do !

DOTM 4: ‘A Line is a Line’ Live at the QEH Theatre Bristol

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This was recorded at the QEH Theatre in Bristol in the early 2000s when it was a regular part of my set. Unlike it’s more famous London namesake, QEH stands for Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is a private school in the heart of Bristol, £15K per annum, meals not included. It has a gorgeous little ‘theatre in the round’ which can be hired and don’t ask me who hired it because I can’t remember. I think I was the only one on the bill that night and we had a good crowd in, as you can hear!

This track first saw light of day on my 2006 solo album ‘Light of the Dawn’ which you can listen to here and on my website

DOTM 3: Falling Rain

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I wrote this song around 2010 at the sudden loss of a good friend and it was one of the three bonus tracks on Live at the Pump’ released in 2012. I have remixed and remastered it and hope it honours my friends Ray, Martin and Louise. As far as I can remember I have never or rarely played it live except at Martin’s sendoff at the Eglise Anglicane in Dinard in 2013

 

DOTM 2: 500 Acid Tabs

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I wrote this in 2015 at the same time as I was writing all the tracks for ‘Crazy Dancing Days’ but decided not to put it on the album

Video from 2016 – different version of the song

DOTM 1: Brighter Day recorded live on the Bob Harris BBC Radio show 1974

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Kicking off with the frst DOTM for June 2020 is a real curiosity. I was assembling potential tracks from a variety of sources and wondering which one to go with first when I got a message from Julian Gibbs via my contact form that said:

Hello Keith. I have your single “Brighter Day” but am obliged to admit that I infinitely prefer the version which you recorded for a Radio 1 session in the mid 70s. I’m also obliged to admit that I home taped this but, of course, the tape is more or less unusable after all this time.
Do you happen to know if there’s any way I can get hold of this version?

Well what an amazing coincidence that is as I haven’t played that track for about 20 years and had only added it to the list the week before – I hope you like it as much as you remember, Julian and thank you for the request!

Pete Solly Keyboards, Andy Dalby on Guitar, Adrian Shaw on Bass and Pearse Kelly on Drums