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