As we proceed with the production of a quality cd of Brett’s songs, we will continue, as previously promised, to post ‘early’ versions of some of Brett’s songs.
The versions we post will be what we regard as ‘drafts’ or ‘out takes’, or ‘practice’ versions that we have recorded, but which will not make it to the final cd.
If you click on the Brett Ralph Project on the right of your screen, you will see that we have already posted four such versions of Brett’s songs.
Three of those, Antarctica, Include Me, and Love and Laughter can also be heard on the PBGB Juke Box, to the left of your screen.
Now we present a fifth Brett song – ‘How Do Thousands? ’
This version of How Do Thousands is a VERY early version, probably recorded on the first or second day Brett ever graced The Shed, back in August 2013. At that stage we were doing nothing more than jamming on some of Brett’s songs. We did have the recorder on though.
Brett sings and plays acoustic guitar.
Also present on the day, and playing on this version were............
Ken Vatcher on Drums
Artie Westwood on Lead Guitar
Chris Ralphs on Bass
Neil Porter on Keyboards
The song is typical of Brett’s compositions in that it tells a story of a chapter of Brett’s life.
In this instance, Brett sings about the disappearance of a close friend and the subsequent drama. It is a true story.
It is also very socially poignant in that it highlights just one drama amongst many that cause great pain and anguish to people the world over when friends or relatives ..............”just disappear”.
Thanks for sharing this great song with us Brett.
Watch the PBGB Blog for future postings of more of Brett’s brilliant songs.