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Lifejacket

Artist
Lifejacket
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Jazz
Code
BKD 311
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Love at First Tequila
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion Julian Siegel - saxophone

    Love at First Tequila

    03:56
    €2.10
  • Lifejacket
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Lifejacket

    04:38
    €2.10
  • She’s Loaded
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    She’s Loaded

    04:08
    €2.10
  • A Good and Simple Man
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    A Good and Simple Man

    03:59
    €2.10
  • Glue
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Glue

    04:19
    €2.10
  • Forty-two
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion Liane Carroll - vocals

    Forty-two

    05:03
    €4.20
  • Northop Road
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Northop Road

    03:15
    €2.10
  • Pamela
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Pamela

    04:21
    €2.10
  • I Want to Live in Paris
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    I Want to Live in Paris

    03:41
    €2.10
  • Hiraeth
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Hiraeth

    03:02
    €2.10
  • My Safest Place
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw, David Preston
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    My Safest Place

    03:43
    €2.10
  • Letter from a Dead Soldier
    Composer(s) Ian Shaw
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion

    Letter from a Dead Soldier

    04:25
    €2.10
  • Flowers
    Composer(s) Rozz Williams
    Artist(s) Ian Shaw - vocals Ian Shaw -piano, David Preston -guitars,Thad Kelly - basses, Mark Fletcher - drums, Thebe Lipere - percussion Gabriella Swallow - cello

    Flowers

    03:41
    €2.10

Total running time: 52 minutes.

Album information

Ian Shaw fulfils his life ambition to release an album of originals in Lifejacket.

Ian has been interpreting the great songwriters for most of his career, from Harold Arlen to Fran Landesman, David Bowie to Thom Yorke, then more recently Joni Mitchell, on his highly acclaimed collection, Drawn To All Things. A review of this album posed the question; "isn't it time Shaw unlocked his own diary?"

Lifejacket is an album of highly personal stories and observations, mixing in Ian’s love of jazz, folk and classical music. (It is called Lifejacket because of all the pressures to stay afloat in life.) Lifejacket questions the unsteady passage from young man to middle-aged child. Together with co-writer David Preston, Ian explores with humour the themes of drinking, growing older and love; with poignancy the heartache of war; plus a moving tribute to his father: 'A good and simple man'. Songs include 'Forty-Two', a duet with award-winning singer, Liane Carroll, 'Love At First Tequila' - a 'Mack The Knife' for modern-day London which features the 2007 BBC Best Instrumentalist, Julian Siegel, on sax, and a stunning reworking of Rozz Williams' 'Flowers', featuring cellist, Gabriella Swallow.

Lifejacket cements Shaw’s skills as a consummate jazz performer and vocalist, and showcases his hitherto little known talents as an accomplished songwriter.