Wily Bo Walker | For the Children

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For the Children

by Wily Bo Walker

"Who'll be there to catch our dreams as they fall…" Wily Bo Walker's topical anti-war, anti-corruption ballad with his trademark huge production ushering in the end of 2016…
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Album Notes
'For The Children' is my topical anti-war, anti-corruption ballad taken from my solo album, 'Moon Over indigo' as well as being featured on the compilation 'The Wily Bo Walker Story Vol I'

Released to round off 2016 - a 'New Year Blues' if you like; not one mired in mawkish sentimentality but one which kind of reflects how I feel after this particular year of populist promenading by politicians, seemingly endless warring factions, yet more worldwide corruption and a year in which we have seen so many creative souls lost.

Yes, I wrote this song for MY children but I hope the song's message will resonate with you.

Here's to a brand new year, may it be a better one for all.

Said of this song:

For a man so prolific; Wily Bo Walker somehow manages to maintain an exceptionally high quality standard with his songwriting; listen to the languid and darkly beautiful 'For The Children' to hear the words of a master of his craft.
He skirts ‘politics’ with the couplets ‘Oh Angel / I’ve heard so many lies / But with the wars in the East / Corruption to the West / How the Hell are we ever gonna survive?’ all alongside the chorus ‘And who’ll be there to catch our dreams as they fall / Who’ll be there for the children when their nightmares call?’ - Rocking Magpie Review

“Whew! what a song - absolute knockout!" - Tony Fitton, Blues in the Nite

"The impassioned 'For The Children' is a cri de coeur for sanity in this world with 'wars to the east, corruption to the west'. Utterly convincing." - Grant Moon, The Blues magazine

Track Credits:

Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals

Keith Mack - Guitars
Tom Welsch - Bass
Ruslan Agababayev - Keyboards
Eran Asias - Drums and Percussion
Kareña K - Backing Vocals

Danny Flam's New York Brass - Horn Section

The Cenovia Cummins String Quartet:
Cenovia Cummins - Violin
Louise Owen - Violin
Alissa Smith - Viola
Laura Bontrager - Cello

Written and Produced by Wily Bo Walker

Arranged and musical direction by Danny Flam

Recorded at:
Brown Sugar Studios, New York
Engineer: Blue Tha Engineer
NewYorkBrass.com Studios, West Hempstead, NY
Engineer: Danny Flam
Wily Bo Studios, London, UK
Engineer: Wily Bo Walker

Mastered by Alex Wharton at: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

'For the Children' Cover artwork by Héctor Bustamante with 'Children' detail by Zhana D'Arte. All Rights Reserved.



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