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LISTEN TO A GUIDE RECORDING FROM WENDY JAMES NEW ALBUM

QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT

February 28, 2018

Hear track number 17 from Wendy James new LP ‘QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT’. The song is called ‘I’LL BE HERE WHEN THE MORNING COMES’. This is the guide recording, which consists of Wendy singing and playing her guitar to record the song as a guide for her band to learn in readiness for the full production recording sessions. The song stands up on it’s own and is so beguiling, so charming, one can imagine how it will end up sounding once it’s fully recorded. The announcement of the full line-up for recording is imminent as are the recording dates and visits to the studio. On this song, perhaps a special guest might play a little Ukulele solo?

Meantime, pre-order your copy of QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thewendyjames

And a VISIT TO THE STUDIO to watch a tracking or singing session here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thewendyjames/items/196937

The album is going to be BANANAS!

Enjoy:

I’LL BE HERE WHEN THE MORNING COMES

I’ll be here when the morning comes
To brush all your shadows away
I’ll be here when the morning comes
To bring you your happiest day

In the thin morning sunlight I’ll sing for you
Together we will find a world completely new
The random years are at an end

I seen you stumble, fall back, with nothing left to give
I know you’ll find it somewhere
When you’ve been hurt
You pick yourself up

When your heart is beating so fast
When your heart is bursting with rage
Mind you don’t lose the best part of yourself

Did you think I’d just run away as fast as I could
Did you think I’d just stay the same? Did you think I understood?

I’ll be here when the morning comes
To brush all your shadows away
I’ll be here when the morning comes
To bring you your happiest day

All the losses and all the winnings
Water under the bridge
It’s an honest tale for an honest buck
And I know you been hurt…
But you still get up

I’ll be here when the morning comes
I’ll be here when the morning comes
I’ll be here when the morning comes
I’ll be here when the morning comes

All songs written by Wendy James.

and © Wendy James 2018. All rights reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a violation of all applicable laws.

WENDY JAMES NEW ALBUM TITLE, TRACK LISTING & ART REVEAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

February 15, 2018

QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT

So! Here it is! My 5th solo album! 6th if you include the Elvis Costello one and 9th in total with my Transvision Vamp albums.

20 brand new songs to make up A Deluxe Double LP.

THE TRACK LISTING!!!!!!!

1. QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT
2. PERILOUS BEAUTY
3. FREE MAN WALK
4. STOMP DOWN, SNUCK UP
5. LITTLE MELVIN
6. MARLENE ET FLEUR
7. A HEART BREAKING LIAR’S PROMISE
8. HERE COMES THE BEAUTIFUL ONE
9. CHICKEN STREET
10. TESTIMONIAL
11. BAR ROOM BRAWL & BENZEDRINE BLUES
12. RAT FUCKING
13. SHE LIKES TO BE (UNDERNEATH SOMEBODY)
14. BLISS HOTEL
15. FREAK IN
16. THE IMPRESSION OF NORMALCY
17. I’LL BE HERE WHEN THE MORNING COMES
18. CANCEL IT… I’LL SEE HIM ON MONDAY
19. SUGAR BOY
20. KILL SOME TIME BLUES

It’s written! It took me a year and two months to write! The natural curve, perhaps, when writing new songs, is to have an outpouring of about 10 or 11 songs, but I found, this time, the more I pushed myself to write from scratch, i.e having exhausted all the little notes I write down to refresh my mind to a place or feeling that would inspire a direction, but instead to have to find the idea, find the melody, find the chords, to find the rhythm from scratch, I started coming up with pure melodies that evoke some of my favorite vibes from the decades of rock n roll and pop history running through my consciousness! There was no plan, no motive just pure music. I surprised myself and it has made me yet more confident in my ability to write a good song!

You’ve heard and seen little clips I’ve shared on social media, buzzing on a song, but I promise you when you finally unpack this new LP you’re going to think it’s my best so far! I hope so, one wouldn’t want to go backwards!

So, I am starting to add the math up, get everyone’s schedules and start to fit the next bit together!

THE RECORDING!!!!!!!

James Sclavunos once again is my trusty companion in this and we are talking to Jesse Nichols who engineered on The Price Of The Ticket. We are considering the geography of where everyone lives as well as their work commitments and we are looking at various studios across London, Paris, New York and Berkeley CA.

THE ART!!!!!!!

You now can see the main image that all the art campaign will derive from… I think it’s heaven and oh how good is it going to look on a T-shirt!!!

On my Pledge Music site I can now move full speed ahead with T-shirt and Poster sales because we have the graphic we’ll use and you can start deciding which other extras you might want to take part in or buy as the full compliment of items available becomes that much closer to realization!

To Pre-order and Buy click here 

As soon as I have the musician line-up and the recording schedule and locations I will announce them and then of course once we’re in the studio I will update you with little musical and video nuggets and we can organize the invitations to visit!

Buy Studio Visit Pledge click here

You can see just a glimpse of how much and how many details go toward recording an album and I am so happy and excited to share it with you!!!

As always

Much love and thank you

Wendy xoxoxo

**Photography – Ricardo Gomes

**Art Direction and Layout – Wendy James & Tom Bartlett