BEAUTIFUL SHADOWS

by DREW CROW STAR

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The 22nd solo album…

Over the years I have ‘cherry-picked’ the best tunes from my cassette album days to revamp and rerecord, but after doing so many of them and realising that I may as well do the whole lot of them I decided to completely redo one of the albums that I called ‘Kids Today’ which featured songs I didn’t think were strong enough to bother with. But for the sake of completion (yes, I might be slightly OCD!) I gave them a go…

To my utter surprise, these songs responded really well to being updated! I tidied up some of the lyrics and reworked some of the chords, and then these songs suddenly began to take on a new life.

But I made the smartest move one could possibly make with an album like this - I coaxed my most talented muso friends to add their playing skills, giving them some freedom with the arrangement of what they did (well, as much as my inner control freak would allow them!) The transformation that it made to this album is phenomenal!!! I’ve never sounded so professional, and I think it’s only because I’m riding on the coat-tails of those who make me look good - and I’m terribly grateful to each and every one of them for their contributions!

I recorded all of my parts in March 2017, but had to wait until July to finish it because of the lengthy process of waiting for or arranging mutual studio time with the guests (if you include my cat Benny, there were 24 of them!!) I’ve never done anything so ambitious in that regard before.

In conclusion, I am absolutely delighted at the way this album has turned out, and think it is quite possibly the best one I’ve ever done. Not bad for a project that I was initially gonna throw on the scrapheap!


Released 19th July 2017


All songs written & performed by DREW CROW STAR (with assistance from talented guest stars!)



Recorded during March 2017 in Axminster, Devon

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released July 19, 2017

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All songs written and performed by DREW CROW STAR
(with wonderful contributions from talented guest stars)…

‘Scary Apple'
CRAIG LEES on lead guitar & TESSA BUTLER on backing vocals

‘You Talk, I’ll Listen'
TESSA BUTLER on backing vocals/organ & ROBERT LE PLAR on lead guitar

'It’s Normal To Be Different'
TRACY AUSTIN on drums & SHARON HUBBOCKS on fiddle

'Back To The Womb'
ACE ‘FROWDEY’ COBRA & JENNY ‘J-UKE’ FROWDE on backing vocals

‘Contrasts'
BECCA GRAY on backing vocals & ROBERT LE PLAR on lead guitar & JAYNE MASON on piano

'Murderers With Smiles'
JENNY ‘J-UKE’ FROWDE on backing vocals & CLAIRE CATTLE on recorder & BENNY on meows/purrs

'Mystical Meadow'
HOLLY THEA on djembe & MOOKITA BOREALIS on shaker & FRANKIE BOREALIS on didgeridoo

'Crown Of Thorns'
PAULINE CHART & BARRY MAHER & JENNY ‘J-UKE’ FROWDE & ACE ‘FROWDEY’ COBRA & THE VON WALTERS-CLARKE FAMILY SINGERS (BARRY, KATHRYN, ELENA, DAN & MANON) & ROBERT LE PLAR & TESSA BUTLER & JAYNE MASON & MELANIE PRATT & IAN JENNINGS & BECCA GRAY & SUE ALTHORPE on backing vocals

Recorded in Axminster, Devon, England in March 2017

Guest star contributions recorded all over the country between March - July 2017

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DREW CROW STAR fell to Earth, was brought up by wolves, is a fully trained Jedi Knight, and was recently voted the third coolest person on the planet by the readers of Badger's Arse Monthly...

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