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THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ”THE CAT WHO’S GOT THE CREAM”  IS  ‘I’M STILL MAD ABOUT YOU’ featuring two versions of the same song, now available to purchase limited edition Signed copies

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Sample of both versions below.

I’M STILL MAD ABOUT YOU V.1

I’M STILL MAD ABOUT YOU V.2

Release date 13th September. Pre-order downloads now from all the usual places.

Gordon’s book “The Impertinence of Salmon” is now available directly from the website and includes the single “It’s me and you and them and us”

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MY FREEDOM
The new album ‘THE CAT WHO’S GOT THE CREAM’ is being mixed and will be released later this year, hopefully in October . I intend putting out the single ‘I’m still mad about you’ as a taster as soon as it’s ready.
I am often asked to describe my music and it’s never been easy in an environment that has divided us all into categories. And music fell foul of that engineered trend a long time ago.
Nobody called The Beatles ‘Jazz’ when they cut Peggy Lee’s ‘Til there was you’ on their first album. Nobody called Elvis Presley a country act when he sang ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’ or a blues singer when he did ‘Heartbreak Hotel. Nobody called ‘Simply Red a Jazz act when they did Ella Fitzgerald’s ”Everytime we say goodbye”.
A lot of the songs on the new album will be called ‘Jazz’ by those who feel the need to categorise. But there’s a song that Don Williams could have done. It’s country. There’s a song that Ray Charles could have done so it could be described as a blues and jazz and country album. Or we can say the boy writes songs and sings in a jazzy bluesy style. It’s not complicated when you remember The Beatles and how things were once before the idiots took over an industry and managed to destroy it. Unless of course it was intentional. Then it does get complicated. There’s a song about that too.
My brief time as a pop celebrity felt like a prison to me. My freedom was taken away. I was kept completely in the dark and put into a cage , taken to market and sold like some dumb farm animal. A pig farmer was my so called manager. How apt. It’s not for me. Jazz is Freedom. If it has to be categorised then that is what it is. But those who really know , know that Jazz is another word for freedom and know better than to try to categorise or analyse.. The album is a songwriter at work. and any songwriter wants his songs to be popular. Not for the money. To confirm his belief that he is doing the job well. I believe the new album more than demonstrates that. And it’s real. It comes from real experiences like the songs of old did. Not out of some marketing manager’s mind who hasn’t a clue about anything except making money. And look where that took us. Smart, really Smart. Not my idea of freedom at all.
‘THE CAT WHO’S GOT THE CREAM’ THE NEW ALBUM FROM GORDON HASKELL AVAILABLE SOON on ZOO RECORDS (COS IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE).

Gordon Haskell