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Oh (My Beautiful You)

by Jim Byrne

Songs by Jim Byrne from the project Ten Writers Telling Lies. "...the songs range across gospel themed laments, Celtic airs, Ronnie Lane like folky jaunts, Mexicali border dustiness, creamy pedal steel country and finger popping rock’n’roll." Paul Kerr
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1. Don't Weigh Me Down
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2. Born to Doubt
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3. Teach Me
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4. Sweet Gone Tomorrows
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5. Oh My Beautiful You
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6. Lucilla Weir
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7. All This Will Learn from a Kiss
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8. Sugar Hill Road
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9. A Picture of You
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10. Dinny Dinny Dinny
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11. Blood on Your Hands
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12. Promise That We'll Meet Again
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"...the songs range across gospel themed laments, Celtic airs, Ronnie Lane like folky jaunts, Mexicali border dustiness, creamy pedal steel country and finger popping rock’n’roll." Paul Kerr

The album, 'Oh - My Beautiful You' comprises the songs from the project Ten Writers Telling Lies: a book of stories and poems from 10 Glasgow writers. The stories and poems were inspired by the songs on the album.

The ten writers were, Stephanie Brown, Pat Byrne, James Carson, Samina Chaudry, James Connarty, Pauline Lynch, Calum Maclean, Gillian Margaret Mayes, Micheal Norton and Stephen Watt.

Jim's musical style draws principally from American folk music. However, you may also detect a hotchpotch of influences from 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, 1960s pop, Celtic airs, Scottish folk, blues and film music.

Recorded at The Cardboard Box Studios, Glasgow. Produced by Jim Byrne, mastered by Remi Salvador at Peerless Mastering.

Copyright Hillhead GWE Records 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Design by Pam McDonald

Web: www.songsbyjimbyrne.co.uk

For booking and licensing requests contact: lizzie@hillheadgwerecords.co.uk

About Jim Byrne
Jim Byrne has been a musician and songwriter for over forty years. Brought up in Clydebank, Jim spent his teenage years playing in punk & garage bands. His recent solo music is mostly ‘roots’ based, inspired by pre-1960s Scottish and American genres.

As a songwriter he has written hundreds of songs for his own bands and solo projects as well as co-written with other musicians including Marti Pellow and Jazz singer Carol Kidd. Jim is a ‘veteran’ of the Glasgow music scene (guitarist with The Primevals, Dexter Slim & The Pickups, Loris and latterly Bearpit Brothers). He has released several critically acclaimed albums and has toured America, Canada, France, Italy and the UK.

For the collector of unusual facts; he has met Tom Waits and received an award from the King of Sweden.

The song was written for the Ten Writers Telling Lies project. Ten Writers Telling Lies is ten short stories and poems by some of Glasgow’s best writers. 14 coloured illustrations by artist and tattooist Pam McDonald.

Contributing Musicians

All vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards and percussion by Jim Byrne except where indicated. All drums are by Lejoe Young.

Kurt Baumer: Fiddle on track 1.
Stephanie Brown: Contemplation on track 1.
Pat Byrne: Spoken word on track 4. Backing vocals on track 3 and 4.
Peter Byrne: Backing vocals (and vocal arrangement) on tracks 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9.
James Carson: Spoken word on track 2.
James Connarty: Thinking on track 9.
Samina Chaudry: Spoken word on track 6.
Tommy Detamore: Pedal Steel on track 11.
Elaine Fleming: Lead and backing vocals on tracks 5 and 12. Caroline Hussey: Accordion on track 9.
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The Linties1: Backing vocals on track 2.
Graham Mackintosh: Banjo on track 6.
Gillian Margaret Mayes: Backing vocals on track 3.
Dinny Shuff: Backing vocals on tracks 1 and 11.
Pauline Lynch: Spoken word and acting up on track 7.
Calum Maclean: Spoken word on track 8.
Malcolm McDonald: Horns (and horn arrangement) on track 11.
Micheal Norton: Breathing on track 11.
David Rogers: Electric guitar on track 11.
Edward Roth: B3 Organ on track 4.
Robert Ruthven: Backing vocals on track 8.
Jess D Vernon: Backing vocals (and vocal arrangement) on track 6.
Stephen Watt: presence on track 10. Dougie Wilkinson: Bagpipes on track 5.
1 Iyaah Warren, Martin Stead, Morag Dempsey, Helen McBrien, Linda McVicar, Stuart Miller

Recorded at The Cardboard Box Studios, Glasgow. Produced by Jim Byrne, mastered by Remi Salvador at Peerless Mastering.
Copyright Hillhead GWE Records 2017
Design by Pam McDonald
Web: www.songsbyjimbyrne.co.uk
For booking and licensing requests contact: lizzie@hillheadgwerecords.co.uk

‘Telling lies is an art form – morality clouded by beautiful adornment. Honestly.’
Stuart Cosgrove, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

‘An unusual and original mix ofsong, story and poems, Ten Writers Telling Lies is a creative treat for the mind and soul. You can trust my opinion on this. I'm a writer. Now, I wouldn't lie, would I?’
Magi Gibson – First Makar of the City of Stirling in 500 years

‘Having been lucky enough to catch this show live I wasn't sure if a book/CD would do it justice. It has... and here's the proof.’ Dave Acari – Slide Guitarist & Songwriter

‘This inspired and inspiring collaborative project reminds us of the longstanding two-way traffic between music and the muse. What better duet can you get than the perfect harmony of songs and stories, lyrics and poetry, memory and melody?’
Willy Maley – Scottish literary critic, writer, University of Glasgow Professor of Renaissance Studies

‘Strong songwriting meets accessible, thought-provoking literary work. Hugely enjoyable!’ Duncan McCrone – Singer Songwriter, Former Member Of The Clydesiders

‘A brilliant idea, magnificently executed.’
Victoria Gosling, Editor, The Reader Berlin (Author and Publishing Services)

‘In a post truth fake news world it's refreshing to hear some honest lies.’
Paul Kerr, Blabber 'n' Smoke - A Glasgow view of Americana

‘For a project with such a title it is refreshingly full ofhonesty in lyric and delivery and cuts to some truth about being human...'our job is just to listen well’. Like all good collaborations it weaves sensitively between artistic disciplines with imagination and re-invention, reminding us that it’s stories that bind us.’
Yvonne Lyon – Singer/songwriter

Reviews Of Every Day Is Sunshine by Jim Byrne:

‘a heady and exotic mix.’ Q Magazine.

‘...full of cinematic turns of phrase, dressed up in alluring melodies delivered by some of the most respected players on the modern-day Celtic Folk scene.’ UNCUT

‘A beautifully produced collection of Americana.’ The Daily Record.

‘Great record... a complete, compelling listen.’, Adam Levy (Songwriter/artist, guitarist with Nora Jones)

‘Ten beautiful, atmospheric songs...’, Folk, Blues and beyond ‘A fresh, original album’, Eilidh Patterson (singer songwriter,
vocalist with Beth Nielsen Chapman)

‘Sounding like Johnny Cash never left Folsom prison...meditations on life that'll soon sound like old friends.’ Spiral Earth

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