Make Mine Music

Thank you to all the people who have made contact following the recent announcement about Make Mine Music. I am very much still making music and working on the next July Skies’ album A Day In The Country. The release will be subject to finding a label that can assist with resources to help complete recording of the LP.

It is clearly sad to see the end of the label but there are good reasons behind such a move. Nothing lasts forever.

On reflection, the two Make Mine Music outdoor gigs at Howe Park, Sheffield were a particular highlight (curated by Ian Boyle who created the stone sculpture we played in). Kicking back amongst the grasses under blue skies at the height of summer, as various Make Mine Music bands played live. The music made drifted across the country park into the valley beyond.

I understand that before the door closes on label, the missing MMM028 by August Stars will finally be released! So a big thanks to Scott, Glen, Jon, Darren at Cargo Records, Phil at Norman Records and everyone else invovled in making the extensive list of releases happen over the years.


In other news, there have been a number of recent releases by friends over at epic45. Their early albums have been rereleased by Preco in Japan. The releases are housed in 6 panel digipacks along with extra tracks across bonus discs.

Norman Records currently has a quantity of these Japanese releases:

Reckless Engineers / Against The Pull Of Autumn 2 x CD

Secrets, Signs And Threats / Collected Recordings (1998 – 2004) 2 x CD

I must also mention the new Charles Vaughn LP Documenting The Decay which is highly recommended. I have got to know Charles over the last few years and he also plays on the title track of my new album.

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