‘Cover Stories, Vol 1’ is Ben Parcell’s third studio album. It is a collection of songs by artists who have influenced, supported and given him advice since starting up as a solo artist in 2010.
Ben says: “I think it’s important to recognise local and roots music as we live in an age where the mainstream is mostly interested in chart music and the X Factor. While I wish all the best for artists who choose to take the talent show route, there are many local artists with amazing talents and superior songwriting skills, who don’t get that mainstream broadcast, but deserve it equally. I’ve been lucky enough to be granted permission by all of the artists on my album.”
The songs on the album range from better-known musicians including York based, Chris Helme, from the ‘90s band ‘The Seahorses’ and East Yorkshire based folk songstress Edwina Hayes. Edwina says; “A tireless supporter of local music, Ben has been an active participant in the East Yorkshire acoustic scene for several years now and I’m very honoured he has chosen to cover one of my songs.’
The album also showcases the melodic and articulate song ‘Jetsam’ penned by the extremely talented, Bridlington Singer-songwriter, Sam McKie, 20, who says; "It was a real honour to have one of my songs included on a collection of high standard of songwriters, the album twists and turns with each new song and artist. Brilliant acoustic songs striped down to just guitar and vocals; Ben's made something really great here."
The full track listing includes songs written by:
Chris Helme (of the Seahorses), Edwina Hayes, Ryan Spendlove, Sam McKie, Rob Bywater, Alastair Artingstall, Sophie Madeleine, Joe McCorriston and Mikee J Reds.
released April 7, 2014
All songs used with permission, kindly granted by the artists.
If you enjoy what you hear, please buy the original song performed by the artist, they deserve it!
'Blinded by the Sun' written by Chris Helme
'Medicine' written by Ryan Spendlove
'Break' written by Rob Bywater
'You Don't Love Me Anymore' written by Alastair Artingstall
'Nobody's Coming Around' written by Edwina Hayes
'Jetsam' written by Sam McKie
'Take your Love with Me' written by Sophie Madeleine
'They Won't Believe You' written by Joe McCorriston
'Living Well' written by Mikee J Reds
All tracks performed by Ben Parcell. Vocals, Acoustic Guitar.
Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Ben Parcell
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