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ATKIN GIG GUIDE
Hove Folk Club Friday, 5th June 2015 at 20:00
(but go early: they expect a sell-out!)
Pete Atkin launches his new CD at
Robb Johnson's Hove Folk Club
Poets' Corner (formerly The Eclipse)
33 Montgomery Street,
Hove, Sussex, BN3 5BF
Bathgate Regal Thursday, 10th September 2015
Pete returns to the
Bathgate Regal
Community Theatre

between Glasgow and Edinburgh
Walthamstow Folk Club Sunday, 5th November 2015
Pete plays the
Walthamstow Folk Club
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub,
London E17 4SA
Catch Pete on his other gig, keyboarding with Bristol-based
alt-country sensation THE SHRINKS on songs by the likes of
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The Lakeside Sessions Winter Spring Midnight Voices Live in Australia
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Julie Covington — The Beautiful Changes
Not a Pete Atkin album as such, but Julie Covington's debut LP belongs firmly on this page. It came out in 1971, five years before Julie's massive success with "Don't Cry For Me Argentina". Back then she was little known outside Cambridge Footlights, but there she was already becoming recognised for her fine vocal interpretations of Pete's songs. The record, produced by Don Paul with arrangements by Don Fraser and Pete himself, features 11 Atkin/James compositions, and some of the same noted rock sessioneers that gave Pete's second and third albums their distinctive sound. After decades of existence only as a rare vinyl collectable, "The Beautiful Changes" is now in its second CD reissue, on the Cherry Tree label. This item is not stocked by Hillside Music.
 
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SENTENCED TO LIFE 


UK/Aus edition (Picador,
ISBN 1 447 28404 6)


POETRY NOTEBOOK 


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In his new collection of poems - several of which have already become famous before their book publication - Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty. There are regrets, but no trace of self-pity in these verses, which - for all their open dealings with death and illness - are primarily a celebration of what is treasurable and memorable in the time we have. Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysterious power of poetry, he has been a dedicated student. In fact, for Clive, poetry has been nothing less than the occupation of a lifetime, and in this book he presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form that matters to him most.


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plus comprehensive archives of his own published work.

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