Derek Elliott | Life Just Comes and Goes

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Life Just Comes and Goes

by Derek Elliott

Decades of work with a whole life’s worth of experiences: good and bad, joyful and melancholy. Have a listen and see which one you like best. From the cheeky rhythms of Spanish Girls to the powerfully atmospheric Mystery, there is something for everyone.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Life Just Comes and Goes
3:47 $0.99
2. When My Heart Touched Your Heart
3:44 $0.99
3. Love Songs (Never End Like This)
3:47 $0.99
4. The Darling Buds of May (Mayday Song)
3:36 $0.99
5. The Mystery
4:48 $0.99
6. Wonderful Marvellous
3:36 $0.99
7. Lullaby
3:00 $0.99
8. Spanish Girls
3:31 $0.99
9. Sundowner
3:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The genesis of an album

It comes full circle. Derek thoroughly enjoyed his career working in varied and interesting areas, including having his own company, and now that he has retired the full-time return to his first love, music, comes with a new batch of songs. These embrace all of his roots, and particularly the whole range of human emotions experienced during a lifetime: now recorded for everyone to hear. But the album itself has its own story. Let’s backtrack for a moment to the 1970s, to pick up a thread of curiosity in this unfolding story. Derek sang a lot in church, as so many singers do: it’s a great grounding, both spiritually and musically. It was during this time that Derek joined a gospel rock choir, Amaziah, that finally became a tight heavy rock band. While he was the singer, Amaziah went on the road! One album, ‘Straight Talker’, recorded and released on vinyl, is now on the rare album lists. Over the years it has been valued at hundreds and reportedly thousands of pounds! Derek wishes he had kept a few hundred!

An amazing reunion

Now, as the unfolding of this story continues: the lead guitarist at that time was a young schoolboy called Jez Coad, who has since had an amazing career in the music business playing, writing, and producing records for many artists (including Simple Minds) and plenty of TV shows and films. Jez, of course, is the producer of this album. In addition, the keyboard player was Dave Steel, who plays amazing keys on several tracks of the album: particularly the title track, Life Just Comes and Goes. Some reunion! And what a sound these guys make.

The three of them know that there is something special about this project. They work easily together as the sound spins from smokin’ rock, past pretty much everything else, to heart-tugging melody and lyrics. It all works smoothly together, with a seamless signature sound that heightens the joys, tears, laughter, mystery and complexity of life as you move from one song to the next with a natural ease. The hook lines infuriate you: you simply can’t get them out of your head, day or night. ‘How could you do this to us, Derek?’ But he does this as a close friend would do – hardly surprising, since you’ll quickly get to know him and keep asking to hear all his songs again as you press replay!



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