NEAPTIDE PROJECTS

(Salcombe) Ltd

PUBLISHING ~ SCRIPTS ~ SCREENPLAYS ~ MANAGEMENT

Neaptide Projects Ltd


The Studio at Myrana, Drake Road, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8GE, United Kingdom

Telephome: +44 (0)1548 843329

E Mail: david@neaptide.co.uk

Copyright © Neaptide Projects (Salcombe) Ltd. All rights reserved 2010

Neaptide Projects Ltd


The Studio at Myrana, Drake Road, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8GE, United Kingdom

Telephome: +44 (0)1548 843329

E Mail: david@neaptide.co.uk

Copyright © Neaptide Projects (Salcombe) Ltd. All rights reserved 2010

Neaptide Projects Ltd


The Studio at Myrana, Drake Road, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8GE, United Kingdom

Telephome: +44 (0)1548 843329

E Mail: david@neaptide.co.uk

Copyright © Neaptide Projects (Salcombe) Ltd. All rights reserved 2010
THE FOT SOUND TRACK

CD Duplication by www.copysound.co.uk

AL DUTTON


It’s not yet the time to write of Al in terms of ‘obituary’, so suffice

that his career in the music business began as a driver and roadie

to many emerging bands in the seventies, after which he became

part of the growing world of major events and world tours, including

to form lifelong associations with artists such as Jeff Beck,

Ian Gillan, Judas Priest, Graham Parker, Tony Iommi and the respective bands they’ve variously associated with.

THE PROMO CD MK1


When the book, The Fields of Thyme was first published on the

29th June 2013, the company released a Demo CD, called

‘NOW MAMA’S GONE’. Written specifically to give a ‘quirky bit extra’

to our promotion of the book, we soon had to consider how

‘fit for purpose’ the experiment really was. It seemed a good

idea at the time, but with the book becoming so evidently popular,

the CD became of limited (goodwill) value to emerging and

greater ambitions, and so a new and more sophisticated production

was thought necessary.










THE PROMO CD MK2


On the weekends of 1st February and 1st March 2014, a group of

Salcombe musicians came together to record a new piece of music

under the title of The Fields of Thyme. Joined by the writer of

‘NOW MAMA’S GONE’, Al Dutton, they met at Holy Trinity Church

(Salcombe), with Caroline Evans on piano / vocals, Nick Merriman

(double bass), May Crimp (solo vocals / chorus), Frances French

(vocals / chorus), Jane Mason (vocals / chorus), Karen Harris (vocals / chorus),

Kaz Lobendhan (vocals / chorus) plus Moira Greening as

Music Director and vocals.

The project was engineered by Rob Wheeler, and devised and produced

by David Cohen. As a seamless and segued work, the CD comprises:




The Endless Tide


The Battle Hymn of The Republic (lyrics by Julia W. Howe)


Now Mama’s Gone (by Al Dutton)


To Preview/Listen to an extract from the CD

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JULIA W. HOWE 1819 - 1910


The records tell us that during the American Civil War, Julia Howe visited a Union Army Camp on the Potomac River, near Washington DC, where she heard the song, ‘John Brown’s Body’, and was so inspired by all that she witnessed and heard, that she wrote the words to the ‘Battle Hymn’, the following day. The hymn has since been sung at the funerals of the late British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, Senator Robert Kennedy and Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. It’s thought the music for ‘John Brown’s Body’ was scored by John William Steffe, an American abolitionist, who campaigned for the freedom of slaves.


"I loved it.....especially the open live feel of the piece, and particularly Al's song."
Rev Hammer
(The Levellers and creator of the "Freeborn John" album + touring show: 1995)


'It's brilliant....really beautiful....voice is perfect....the piano's bang on.'
John Hill - Guitar Nation


YOU TUBE for Promo Demo of the 'Theme to the Fields of Thyme'

'Now Mama's Gone' Full version with Choir: Al Dutton (the60AD)

and / or 'Now Mama's Gone' (The Fields of Thyme) AL Dutton (the60AD)

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NEWS


The new Fields of Thyme CD was performed by Al Dutton & Friends to great appreciation at the Operation Lawn Mower with Seat charity event at Kingsbridge Community College on 29th March, where Ian Gillan of the legendary Deep Purple was a special guest.



Al Dutton & Friends at Kingsbridge Community College.

RAISING FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

On Saturday 11th October, Al Dutton was invited back to Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe, to perform the Theme 'Music from The Fields of Thyme', which includes , 'Now Mama's Gone'. Supported by Caroline Evans, Nick Merriman and 'Friends', the performance was given a wonderful reception by the 'full house' audience, and helped raise over £2700 for the very worthy cause.