answers the MUSIC WORKS Questionnaire
Wow I have never been asked this before. A BA degree in Modern Languages and Politics.
2. CREATIVE LIFE HIGHLIGHTS?
Participating in the creation and nurturing of 2 fantastic daughters. Creating something from nothing.
3. WHAT AMBITIONS DO YOU STILL HAVE TO FULFIL?
Carrying on developing and following the unexpected like I have done for this collab with Patrick Woodcock.
4. SONGS YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
5. DESERT ISLAD DISCS?
The complete works of Faust. Machine gun etiquette the Damned Eternally yours the Saints . Deb Saoud Massi
6. FAVOURITE ARTISTS/BANDS OF ALL TIME?
The Move , the Damned , X Ray Spec, Daniel Darc , Miossec, The Kinks, The Beatles
7. WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
Back in the DHSS Half man ,half biscuit
8. THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The best minds of my generation – Allen Ginsberg
Supermarkets around Europe , travelling
10. VINYL, CASSETTE, CD, MP3, WEB STREAMING?
For me vinyl is still king!!!
11. MUSIC IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET (RELEASE, PROMOTION, GIG…) ??
It has meant the opportunity for more people to be financially capable of creating a relatively sophisticated recording where before you needed a grand budget and usually a record deal before you could do that. This is a really positive thing !
12. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO?
All the stars are matter and all people matter .
Another one I noticed on me and Daniel Darcs album Parce que . Destroy your myths by meeting them .
Sings Poems By Patrick Woodcock
He has been described as the “JD Salinger of Pop” (“Rock And Folk”) and Q Magazine welcomed his come-back album “A Trip To The Coast” (2014 / Tapete Records) as “a welcome return for a long lost treasure”, Francoise Hardy provided backing vocals for his 80s Hit “Tommy & Co”, his albums were produced by people like Ian Broudie and Etienne Daho and recently he was invited as a special guest by Pete Doherty to open his Liverpool show. In a nutshell, since the early 80’s, Bill Pritchard has shown that he is at the top of his game. Now comes Bill Pritchard ‘Sings Poems by Patrick Woodcock’ – a new and exciting venture, a collaboration with the acclaimed Canadian poet Patrick Woodcock.
Writt.Woodcock, who has written nine books of poetry and whose work has been translated into 14 languages. has been a Bill Pritchard fan for three decades and during the long, dark lockdown days he decided to reach out to Pritchard and ask if he would write a song based on one of his poems. The beginning of a great (e-mail-) friendship between the award-winning poet living far above the Arctic Circle and the singer / songwriter from the Midlands from which the present album resulted. Bill Pritchard ‘Sings Poems By Patrick Woodcock’ is a work of beauty and a testament to their love and respect for each other’s craft. All of the songs were created from poems found in the 10th book “Farhang Book I” by Patrick Woodcock (release date: September 5th, 2023).
The album has everything you expect from a Bill Pritchard album, it has everything you expect from a great pop album: Songs of timeless elegance armed with Woodcock´s amazing poems, multi-layered songs that seem so effortless at the same time. The album contains 11 sparkling guitar pop gems that prove that Pritchard is one of the greats of the genre alongside artists like Lloyd Cole or Roddy Frame.
Bill Pritchard ‘Sings Poems By Patrick Woodcock’ is a joy, an experiment and an artistic triumph, it is as expected a lyrical and musical masterpiece. Here then is Bill Pritchard ‘Sings Poems By Patrick Woodcock’. Enjoy!