A ship, a tour, a library and some albums

I can’t remember exactly how many weeks (or months) ago it was that I put my head down into a great run of exciting work that has had me buzzing (great) and missing out on family life (not great).
One of the biggest projects has been production recordings for Cunard, from Duncan Waugh and Chris Taylor. This project comes back regularly, but never before has it been so gigantic, with an enormous number of arrangements ranging from Sinatra to Simon and Garfunkel and classics. As ever, the level of professionalism that goes into managing the project has been impressive, with a raft of musicians and arrangers kept in work – long may it continue.
Somehow, Chris Taylor also found time for the Ray Quinn tour and asked for string files for 6 songs.
2 albums that have been many months in production have finally been released; Jade Gallagher in the UK and Small Town Sleeper in the US. Both, I know, are grafting hard with promotion and gigs. Jade has another Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC Concert Orchestra coming up and I’ve arranged strings for a beautiful version of The Way You Look Tonight. These were inspiring projects to work on and I’m hopeful they will both do well.
Jay Price is a prolific library music composer with West One, whose tracks are never predictable – his latest project is an album of Chinese-influenced tracks, which should get much usage in media coverage of the 2008 Olympics.

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