DISCOGRAPHY of all Pete Atkin recordings
includes listing of all known songs, recorded or not with lyrics, chords, annotations and session notes
The Colours Of The Night - REVIEW - 2015 studio album with notable session musicians
The Lakeside Sessions Two CDs: 2001 recordings, mostly unreleased material
Winter Spring 2003 recordings, all new songs
Midnight Voices The CJ-PA Songbook Restyled Atkin classics
Live in Australia from the 2003 tour, with Clive James
Clive James' latest books
INJURY TIME Picador, 2017 (UK/Aus), ISBN 1 509 85297 2
THE RIVER IN THE SKY Picador, 2018, ISBN 1 509 88723 1
Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin
At last, the book we didn't even realise we were waiting for. Author Ian Shircore has created this splendid tribute to the canon and its creators, filled with observation and anecdote, and reinforced with background material from both Pete and Clive. This is no scholarly analysis; instead it skips lightly through the songs' structure and content, and intrigues the reader with whimsical diversions into related fields of art, literature and (especially) popular music.
The book contains many complete lyrics and is embellished with numerous photographs, including images of original lyric manuscripts. Stephen Fry has contributed a typically brilliant foreword.
Loose Canon (ISBN 1 910 45323 4) by Ian Shircore was published on October 13th 2016 by Red Door and is available in hardback, paperback and e-book formats from Amazon.
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