Studio Guest – A C Wier’s son Raymond – Sun 27 May 6pm with Gavin Paterson to talk about his fathers album
Glaswegian AC Weir releases his debut album on Greentrax at 77 years of age… This album is selling like hot-cakes!
‘All the songs on This Has Been Me Since Yesterday’ were written by Alex Weir, who in his spare time accumulated a significant body of work over the years. Original versions of his songs were recorded on an old reel-to-reel tape recorder at various points from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, but were never designed for public consumption.
Towards the end of the recording process, Alex was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), a progressive brain disorder which impacts on behaviour, cognition and movement. LBD presents itself through a range of symptoms, including problems with thinking, memory and visual hallucinations. One of its characteristics is that it can become rapidly debilitating and, since the album was completed, Alex has deteriorated to the point where he now requires full-time nursing care. Link to ‘Making An Album’
2 Who Wrote The 12-Bar Blues
3 The Velvet Path To Glory
4 Thoughts From A Trench
5 Going Back To Georgia
6 My Ship Is Sailing Tomorrow
7 Back To The South
9 Louisiana Lad
10 Ah Wis Like That
11 People Cannot Choose
12 Walk A Mile In His Shoes.
The album was recorded at Stealth Studios, Glasgow, between October 2016 and September 2017 by Eddie MacArthur. Artwork is by Raymond Weir and Eddie MacArthur. Session musicians are Raymond Weir (guitar, keyboards, harmonica, drums, backing vocals), Graham Weir (drums, percussion), Douglas Wilson (bass), Fraser Sneddon (bass), Peter McAteer (electric guitar), Danny Mitchell (pedal steel guitar, mandolin), Anne Morgan (violin, viola) and Tony McCaffrey (backing vocals).
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