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Harvey Andrews - Writer Of Songs • 1972 Cube Records



Artist: Harvey Andrews
Album: Writer Of Songs
Label: Cube Records
Catalog №: HIFLY 10
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1972
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Total Time: 00:43:11





Harvey John Andrews (born 7 May 1943 in Stechford, Birmingham) is an English singer, songwriter, and poet.
From 1964, Andrews supported his nascent career as a singer/songwriter by working as a schoolteacher, before becoming a full-time professional musician in 1966.
Harvey Andrews has produced 17 successful albums singing his own songs, many of which have also been recorded by other artists.
His emotive Soldier transmits the same quiet desperation of a soldier about to die "in conflict" as Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est, though in a very different setting. In fact, the contrast of a battlefield to a commonplace urban setting and the proximity of children makes the situation even more poignant and the loss of a young life even more tragic.
Hey Sandy on the album Writer of Songs is another description of the senseless loss of a young life in conflict. It is based on the death of a female student, Sandra Scheuer, who was shot by the Ohio National Guard at the Kent State University in the U.S. anti Vietnam War demonstration of 1970, although, unlike the Sandy of Andrews' song, the real student was not directly involved in the demonstration. The album version of the song is an unusual, but powerful, arrangement, in which the first verse is sung to the accompaniment of a solo double bass, played by Danny Thompson. The recording was never issued in the USA until Kent State University's commemorative CD was released in 2005. It reached number 2 in the New Zealand chart in November 1972. In stark contrast, his Boothferry Bridge and Gift of a Brand New day reflect the contentment of the simple pleasures of everyday life.
He collaborated on a successful musical depicting life growing up in Birmingham in the forties and fifties. "Go Play Up Your Own End" has been well received across the Midlands, especially in its production in 2006 featuring Jasper Carrot in a major role, but has yet to make the transfer to London. The musical has played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Alexandra Theatre, thus setting a record of having been staged at every one of the second city’s major theatres.
In 2007 he published a musical memoir "Gold star to the Ozarks". Harvey retired from full-time concert performances in October 2012 with a series of concerts at The Guild Hall, Lichfield.


                  Side One:
                 A1. Hey! Sandy 4:21
                 A2. In The Darkness 2:10
                 A3. Boothferry Bridge 4:25
                 A4. Unaccompanied 3:54
                 A5. Gift Of A Brand New Day 2:25
                 A6. Soldier 4:54
                  Side Two:
                 B1. Anna (My Love) 2:40
                 B2. Borne On The Breeze 3:32
                 B3. Martha 3:30
                 B4. When I Am Old One Day 1:50
                 B5. Soap Opera 6:09
                 B6. Writer Of Songs 3:20


Members:
Vocals, Written By - Harvey Andrews
Bass - Danny Thompson, Dave Pegg, Roy Babbington
Drums - Cozy Powell, Dave Mattacks, Stan Gorman
Guitar - Bob Falloon, Harvey Andrews, Les Thatcher, Paul Keogh
Keyboards - Ted Taylor
Piano - Rick Wakeman


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