The Great Studio of the Sky.mp3
From The Beggar and The Sand album (1976) and the first of 3 here with a 'God' theme.
A New Commandment.mp3
This one is performed by Agapé, a trio of which my wife Jackie was a member. Recording c.1975 recovered from the original tape. A message, surely, for those of any faith and none.
I Am The Creation.mp3
2014. This one is on the Letters Home CD album.
Take to the Air.mp3
The Perfect Love.mp3
Originally on The Beggar and the Sand, this more recent recording was on the New Soles for Old Shoes album.
Sweet and Mellow Melodies (with Katie and Amy).mp3
1968. This one, with my daughters singing, is on the Morning Leaves CD album.
2016. Only hear here!
Not on any album as yet.
Just completed a sale of downloads of my entire recorded output - 15 albums, 189 recordings of 171 songs.
Next up for the Chester Songwriters Group the theme is 'God' - hosted by me! There are a couple of 'relevant' songs posted above.
Atkinsongs has been busy! I enjoyed performing a mix of covers and my own songs for Chester Stroke Club and the Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society. I am very grateful to the latter for my 'expenses'.
Another £25 to sent to
Music Action International
from sales of the Chester Songwriters CD making a total of £430 to date.
Review of the Chester Songwriters CD, courtesy of Dan Schott.
Or order the CD through the
Chester Songwriters website:
The Beggar and the Sand is on Spotify! You can hear the whole of the original album plus some 'out-takes' and some more recent covers.
The collage below has sleeve images from 6 vinyl albums (also on CD, the
top two rows) and 9 CD albums. On the Contact Page is a Contact Form and here there is information about the albums, including sales.
The story behind my music is told on the Story Page and here you can find
out about the 'good causes' supported by Atkinsongs.
Below the collage is John Every's lovely video of Miranda and the Voyager.
There is a song from every album on Soundcloud.
The video below takes a little while to start - please be patient, it's worth it.
Thank you John Every for the great work on the video!
All songs ©Dave Atkinson. Copyright held at Copyright House.
WHAT THEY SAY:
"I like very much your music, your lyrics, your performance, your simplicity and beauty in your works."
"It's the best folk/SSW album (First Take) I've heard in along time. I'm so happy to have this album!!! The price was expensive but the pressing is top notch (it's rarely the case nowadays). It is worth every penny".
"I bought one, and I'm hooked". (The Beggar and the Sand)
"Great work Dave, I will continue play and enjoy it for many months".
“Your music was the perfect soundtrack for a long drive to Scotland”.
“It's a very beautiful album. I love your style, your bittersweet songs, how melodies accompany your singing, the images that the lyrics evoke. I'm so glad I discovered your music”. (The Beggar and the Sand)
"We listen to melodic folklore outpourings, which are very intimate and lyrical. I, here, under them effectively sank". (The Beggar and the Sand)
"The essential is there: songs that go right to the heart......he has taken particular care to scribble the history of each song, their date of genesis.....we measure the long path travelled to arrive at this secret and intimate realisation". (The Beggar and the Sand)