MUSIC © Geoffrey Datson 2005
WORDS © Annette HUghes 2005
PRODUCER Geoffrey Datson
Recorded at THE GREEN ROOM
Hughes art school training appears in her clips, which she's been doing in photoshop ever since they first invented the technology.
The songs on this album are all written by Annette Hughes and Geoffrey Datson during the past four years. The album began as a limited edition of 25 for a group of girlfriends, entitled 'one for the girls', and has grown into a collection of all Hughes' material recorded since working with Datson.
Evie was written with love for MTV VJ Yvette Duncan - flatmate, singer and keyboards player in that amazing chick band The Glory Box. (2000)
Now and Forever began its life as bitter and twisted post divorce therapy, but Datson, with the addition of one line and his beautiful mesmeric music, has turned it into a love song. (2001)
That Girl refers to a small blip on the heart monitor a few years ago. That old green eyed monster. (2000)
The Pony Princess is for 8 year old Chaquira Cusak who answered for Barbie when Ken popped the Cinderella question, "Is this your shoe?" by saying , "Yeah, give it back creep!"
Blue Guitar is about setting off on the journey again. (2002)
Hey Sheba is from a line in a Patti Smith song, "hey sheba, hey salome, hey venus" that pretty much sums up the 'chick thing' of this collection. (2002)
The Last Night was inspired by a scene from Scheherazade by Anthony O'Neill, and recent events. (2003)
Mother of God deals with empty nest syndrome. Easter 2002. Thanks to WB Yeates, the unknown painter of the Wilton dyptych and my own little object of devotion, Evan Hughes. (2002)
Beauty's Lament is about that moment when a girl peers into the mirror and sees her mother there. (2002)
Now That's a Lovesong speaks for itself really.
All of the songs fell into being by their proximity to the making of the music. All are recorded in one take which accounts for their rough production, but also for the energy. The melodies formed as the music ran.