A sneak preview of SImon Pegg on the Fairy Tales album.
A taster of Jabberwocky, read by Clive Owen, from the Fairy Tales album.
At long last…
We’ve had such fun creating this album.
It has been an epic, six year journey, beginning right at the beginning, when we first created a foundation in memory of our son, Lenny.
Coming up with a CD which kids would want to listen to over and over again, and that their parents might actually want to play as well, was the mission.
For this purpose we immediately knew we needed at least one very handsome actor.
The music was easy- musicians are generally a friendly, reliable bunch, who will usually keep a diary and offer to pencil in a date 6 months ahead.
Not so actors.
The excitement on getting an email from a famous actor’s PA confirming he would like to take part was often immediately replaced by panic as the following word was ‘tomorrow’.
Rolling up to record Clive Owen carrying a small sponge cake was a personal highlight.
Seriously, what do you buy as a thank you gift for the man who has everything?
I think we can agree the answer to that question is not ‘a small sponge cake.’
I even offered to give him a violin lesson, but curiously I haven’t heard back from him on that.
But the generosity of spirit everyone showed with this project was extraordinary.
Not only did they all show up, but each person gave their all and the performances are fabulous.
All in the name of helping very ill babies.
So here it is- we managed to find our musicians, record them, find our actors, record them, design our cover, and it’s done. It’s actually a miracle it only took six years.
Performing Britten concerto with the Flanders Symphony and Seikyo Kim, ahead of the recording, due for release late 2013.
You have to practice, so you can make money to buy your children toys.
It’s all about this for me right now.
Coming out next week, after 5 years in the making. I’m ready!