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Issue No.12 – Seaside Photograph

Time to own up! This song is a huge chunk of pure nostalgia on my part, in fact of all the Scarlet & Blue tracks this is by far the closest to my heart because it takes me back to…

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Issue No.10 – Whenever Love Comes

After we’d had finished writing Dancing on the Moon we thought our contribution to the world of “soft” songs was over so we placed it gently in the OUT tray and went back to writing up-tempo numbers. So it came…

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Issue No.8 – Dancing On The Moon

“So Dave… how do you feel about leaving our comfort zone and writing a ‘not a dry eye in the house’ love song? No bass, no drums, and no electric guitars. Just a thought.” 

So off he went to his…

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Issue No.7 – Messiah Mine

My dad was very much old school in pretty much every respect, he always wore a shirt and tie, polished his shoes every day, ate with a knife and fork etc. In fact all the stuff that most of us…

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Issue No.6 – Riding The Atom!

Since I was knee high to a Morris Minor hub cap I have been obsessed by cars. Well maybe obsessed is a bit of an exaggeration but I would say to call me a 'petrolhead' would not be too wide…

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Issue No.5 – Cry

This was originally going to be the title of the album but after some deliberation we came to the decision that ‘Scarlet and Blue’ was a better choice. It is a phrase that sits within that song anyway, so I…

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Issue No.4 - Sefton Wall

“You need a good education if you want to get on” was my dad’s favourite saying. I always made sure to agree with him on the surface, but to tell the truth I didn’t believe for one minute that having…

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Issue No.3 - Playa de las Americas

Memories of my old haunts in the frozen wastes of the North of England never quite managed to conjure up much in the way of palm trees and warm seas… and certainly nothing there ever hinted at sipping a mojito…

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Issue No.2 - A Proper Job

My grandad had a pretty good singing voice (as did my dad) and he was a long time member of our local church choir at St Andrew’s in Newcastle. Of course it was only natural that his own boy should…

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Issue No.1 - Like Refugees

If my memory serves me well (unlikely) this was the first track we worked on for the album, and along with the rest of the songs this one was engineered by our very good friend Tony Arnold (now sadly passed…

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