Music news: Two albums released by former Lib Dem MPs



During my researches for my “Class of 2015” articles, I have been delighted to find that two of our MPs from the “Class of 2015” have released musical albums.

Norman Baker, who lost his Lewes seat in 2015 and previously recorded with his band “The Reform Club”, has released a solo album called “Staying Blue” which is available widely on Angel Air Records. A couple of the tracks are on YouTube including “Shipping Forecast” (above) which includes a snippet of the BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast and these classic lines:

I’m lying in bed and waiting for you
It’s quarter to one, what am I to do?
North Utsire, South Utsire, when will I see you in bed with me?
…The General Syn-osp-sis isn’t good

-It is a good song with a pleasant arrangement and excellent ending.

Greg Mulholland, who survived the slaughter of 2015 but then lost his Leeds North West seat in 2017, is part of a 6 piece Yorkshire folk-rock band called Summercross, whose album “My Northern Heart” was released in September 2019. Greg wrote all twelve songs on the album. Again, the album is available widely, including on Google Music Play. It was crowd-funded. You can preview the tracks here. The title track has been released as a single. The album was reviewed enthusiastically by the Wharfedale Observer.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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One Comment

  • John Littler 30th Jan '20 - 5:40pm

    I roadied for a folk duo through Norway including the Island “Utsira”, where they are bemused by the shipping Forecast if they have even heard of it. There is no distinction between the north and south of it and all that was there was a few houses among extreme rocks, sheep, a wooden bar and dance hall, fishing jetty’s and a community centre where a bowl of lamb stew cost £25, or a converted lighthouse for accommodation.

    The Norwegian government are gradually linking up Islands and replacing ferries with incredible tunnels through miles of solid rock, where you just drive through with no need for La Manche’s train and fees, as well as via long bridges over fjords.

    The Norwegian government are managing this with a tax base of only 4 million or tiny numbers on the Islands, although they do have the $60bn oil and gas based investment fund, the tax from small bottles of basic domestic beer which cost £12 each, or blended scotch whisky at £80 a bottle. Whereas in the UK, joining up two major Islands ( UK & Scotland with Ireland) of many millions is seen as so far fetched it is almost Science fiction, while building a railway here takes 30 odd years from first consideration

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