The neck of my Guitar

Brian Eno about songwriting with Paul

from Bodo , 2005-06-21

Brian Eno has just released his first new album of songs since 1974. In a short part of an interview with The Telegraph he even talked about songwriting with Paul Simon.

The other reason he focused on songs again was his appreciation of the art of songwriting, reawakened while he was producing Paul Simon´s ´fantastic´ next, as yet untitled, album. ´I came up with musical landscapes to support his songs and that give him a place to go, lyrically. I think I´m good at that.´ He then recounts the beginning of their relationship, a sublimely high-powered - though probably quite routine for him - conversation at a London dinner party that also included David Hockney and the producer Joe Boyd among the guests.

Full interview can be found here:

Andy Williams DVD with S&G

from Matthew Evans , 2005-06-30

Andy Williams : Moon River And Me - DVD.

Feature 1, ´The Biography´

A 90-minute programme retracing Andy´s amazing career. Tracks featured include:

* Moon River
* You Don´t Want My Love (In The Summertime)
* Danny Boy
* Can´t Get Used To Losing You
* Dear Heart

Feature 2, ´My Favourite Duets´

75 minutes of Andy duetting with various artists culled from The Andy Williams Show and intercut with interviews with...

* Sammy Davis, Jr.: I´m Just Breezin´ Along With The Breeze
* The Osmond Brothers: Hello Dolly
* Johnny Mathis: For You
* Bing Crosby: Don´t Fence Me In, I´m An Old Cowhand, In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, When You Andy I Were Young Maggie Blues
* Peter, Paul & Mary: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
* Ray Charles: What´d I Say
* Roger Miller: In The Summertime
* Pearl Bailey: Give Me The Simple Life
* Antonio Carlos Jobim: The Girl From Ipanema
* Lena Horne: Great Day
* The Williams Brothers: Dream
* Judy Garland: Over The Rainbow
* Simon & Garfunkel: Scarborough Fair
* Phil Harris: Old Time Religion
* Julie Andrews: Where Is Love
* Tony Bennett: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Get Happy, Pennies From Heaven, The Trolley Song

Bonus Material

Compiled from The Andy Williams Show Christmas Specials, filmed between 1962 and 1973. Tracks include, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night and Ave Maria