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  New video: Pete visits Clive in his Cambridge home, June 2015
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2015 studio album with notable session musicians
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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.
 
Clive James' latest books

SENTENCED TO LIFE 


Picador, 2015 (UK/Aus),
ISBN 1 447 28404 6


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Yale University Press, 2015,
ISBN 0 300 21319 0

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. In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," ...this valediction to James's lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time.


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for a lively selection of current poetry and prose, art, video and audio,
plus comprehensive archives of his own published work.

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