Still Thinking because ... I was still thinking about what to call the album.
This is another collection of songs which shows that I don't know, or care, what "genre" my music fits into. I just like writing songs (often with my incredibly talented lyricist wife, Dawn) and singing them.
Dawn always provides our songs most memorable lines, but few have matched "Nana brought her knitting and beer" in The Langton Flood.
The haunting lyrics to Sweet In Between are Dawn's alone.
Tie The Boat Down is included because it's the first song I've written that WON anything - The Grace Darling Song Competition , thanks - in great part - to the playing of Chris Ormston, one of the world's leading Northumbrian Pipes players.
When Morning Comes was originally released on my last album, but deeply personal reasons led me to remaster the track and re-release it here.
I took a dive into the little known on this album by adding to my musical arsenal. I revisited playing the fiddle. I first tried in deadly-dull violin lessons about 40 years ago.
The mandolin is another previously "tried-but-failed" instrument which appears on this album along with my usual guitars and bass.
John D. Lewis
Cover photo and design by Kieran Lewis. © 2012, Kieran Lewis.
© 2012 Dawn M. Lewis / John D. Lewis. (PRS/ BMI).
(P) 2012 Coquet Shack (PPL).
All Rights Reserved.
Still Thinking : download the album
Momma (There's Raindrops)
Rolling Wheel (East Line Station)
The Langton Flood
Girl Of Yesterday
Strong (Please Don't Cry)
Sweet In Between
Passing Me By
On The March
Tie The Boat Down (fte Chris Ormston)
When Morning Comes (Digital Remaster)