Tal­ented artists pro­duce top tracks to cel­e­brate all that’s great about the town

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Kath­leen Speirs

Pais­ley’s bid for the 2021 UK City of Cul­ture ti­tle is be­ing cel­e­brated with an al­bum of songs about the town.

Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple have got be­hind the bid, in­clud­ing some of the area’s top mu­si­cians.

Singers and song­writ­ers have pro­duced the Pais­ley 2021 Al­bum, which fea­tures a host of lo­cal artists and 12 orig­i­nal songs to pro­mote and cel­e­brate the legacy of the bid.

Mu­si­cian Johnny Barr has col­lab­o­rated with a num­ber of artists on the record and can’t wait for peo­ple to hear it.

“I think it has turned out bril­liantly,” Johnny said.

“It’s a re­ally spe­cial al­bum, which is a bit of a keep­sake.

“All of the songs are about Pais­ley, so those who know the area will be able to iden­tify with the lyrics.

“It’s been a long process but it’s great to get the mu­sic out there.”

The track list is as fol­lows; Bun­ga­low Bar, by Hell­fires & Mead­ows, Wel­come to Pais­ley, by Pil­grim So­ci­ety, Not Far Away, by Dog­tooth, The First Day In May, by Maria McMil­lan, Gal­low Green, by Linzi Clark, Pat­terns, by The High­way Chile, Gal­lus Mill Girls, by Christy Scott, The Bal­lad Of Chris­tian Shaw, by Man­dulu and Hephz­ibah, Black & White Town, by The Rube­nesques, Threads, by Arhyth­mia Grooves and Sa­mad­hisound­scapes, Keep Your Eye on Pais­ley, by Eve­lyn Lau­rie, and The Se­cret Tear, by Alan Fleming Baird.

Re­gard­less of to­day’s re­sult, Johnny thinks the bid will have a last­ing im­pact.

He said: “A lot of good work has come out of all of this.

“It ’ s brought the whole com­mu­nity to­gether.

“Pais­ley has al­ways had such a great mu­sic scene, and record­ing this at Brick Lane Stu­dios has been a great ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We hope peo­ple love the al­bum.”

The Pais­ley 2021 al­bum is avail­able to buy now from the InCube shop, Feel the Groove records, The Mu­sic Cen­tre, White Cart Co, and Tata Bel­las, cost­ing £8.

It is a re­ally spe­cial al­bum, which is a bit of a keep­sake Johnny Barr

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