Trucking Back with the Ghost Riders[CD]
Ever since Colin Clark had released "The Best of Colin Clark", he's been asked when his next one will be coming out. Now the time has come for a new CD, not just with Colin, but also with his Danish band "The Ghost Riders", whom he met in April 2001. As far as The Ghost Riders are concerned, it's the first time they've recorded a CD together, so one could call "Trucking Back With The Ghost Riders" their début CD. Colin Clark and The Ghost Riders represent traditional country music, and they play numbers by known artists like Waylon Jennings, Don Williams and, not least of all, Johnny Cash, of which this CD bears the mark. The CD contains 13 good traditional numbers, both old and new, on which they have their stamp. The first song on the CD, Trucking Back Home To Texas, was written by one of Colin's English acquaintances, Erik Hatton, in conjunction with Colin. The song deals with a truck-driver who's been on the go for several months, and his only company has been the country music he hears on the radio. As Colin's voice lies close to that of a certain Johnny, it's only natural for Colin Clark and The Ghost Riders that some of Johnny Cash's songs are on the CD. We find Ghost Riders In The Sky - The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All - Big River - Ring Of Fire and Ways Of A Woman In Love. Don Williams has popularized that beautiful song Gypsy Woman. The Last Train Home To Georgia is written by an American country-singer/songwriter Glynn Martin, whom Colin met in 2000. The Song is a tragic story about a father of a family suddenly losing his beloved wife. Now he's grown old and sits in his rocking-chair remembering happier days, and every time he hears the train-whistle blow, he still feels that he has to catch the last train home to Georgia. There Ain't One Tomorrow is written by one of Colin's friends, country-singer/songwriter Paul Mateki from Texas. The lyrics are very traditional. They describe a man sitting and drinking in a bar, while he thinks about what he's lost because of too much carrying-on women and too much hanging-out in bars. His wife has left him and taken everything with her, except the cat. Black Train is written by Colin Clark and is a fresh recording of the same song that one can find on his previous CD, "The Best Of Colin Clark". Four States To Go and Isom Dart have been recorded by Colin in Nashville and for Comstock Records, Arizona, which is owned by Frank Fara. It's also Frank Fara that has written the words and music to these two numbers, and his wife Patty Parker is the producer. Isom Dart was released as a single in 1998, and was well received by country radio stations round about in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Both songs were recorded in Chelsea Studios with some of the best session-men, including Sonny Garrish on pedal steel. Santa is a bonus-track: a merry little Xmas ditty that leaves room for some customary sentimentality. It's written by Colin's English friend Ray Hides, who played rhythm guitar in his old band in England. Colin has had a hand as well in co-ordinating the lyrics and music. The Ghost Riders consist of: Colin Clark: Vocals Torben Holther Olesen: Lead Guitar, mouth-organ and acoustic guitar Søren Sørensen: Bass guitar and backing vocals Ulf Taube: Rhythm guitar Andrew McGhie: Keyboards Lasse Brandt: Drums FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING: Phone: (0045) 36 70 43 64.
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