A few days before Christmas, he went into a recording studio to make some of his music into a CD. Our talented friend Laura McAlpine accompanied him on vocals. We know Laura from the time they played together in the church rock band at Islington United. She has a glorious voice, and we have a tremendous amount of respect for her talent – and her friendship.
Together they recorded three original compositions and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. I think the finished results are so amazing that I wanted to share them with you. The most polished piece in the collection is “Prints in the Sand”, based on the well-known poem “Footprints in the Sand”. Andrew and Laura played this many times in the past and everything just clicked in the studio. I think this version sounds absolutely perfect! You can listen to it here.
But the song I’m proudest of is “Bouquet”. That’s because my 16-year-old daughter wrote the lyrics for it! At Andrew’s request, she gave him lyrics for his birthday gift, and he composed the music to go with it. I may be slightly biased, but I think it’s sensational! Here’s the link.