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Future Meets the Past

James J Turner gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England in the making of this album.

The Future Meets the Past CD Album Released Summer 2019

10 original songs from James J Turner

The Future Meets the Past Tour throughout England, Summer 2019

featuring a performance from  James J Turner

following presentations from celebrated Local Historians

Recorded by Andy Bowes at Catalyst Studios, St. Helens

Mixed by Loic Gaillard at Motor Museum, Liverpool

All Words & Music: James J Turner

Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar / Mandolin / Whistles / Shruti: James J Turner

Electric Bass / Double Bass: Etienne Girard

Drums: Dave Ormsby

Violin: Neil McCartney

Violin: Amy Chalmers

Cello: Vicky Mutch

Produced by: James J Turner

Future Meets the Past

1.  Future Meets the Past 4.14

2.  Kalahari Rain  3.51

3.  Hey Brother  3.24

4.  Same Old Story  4.30

5.  Heaven's Inside You  4.14

6.  Cycle of Life  4.49

7.  Move Up to the Light  3.37

8.  Universe  4.05

9.  To the Wild  4.22

10. We Won't Live Under Fear  3.24

New single:

Hey Brother

The first single from James's forthcoming new album Future Meets the Past is Hey Brother. The theme of “Hey Brother” explores what is often the first chapter of the story of local or family history. Peoples’ roots within, and connection to, local areas are important, and some people can trace their ancestral roots back to particular locations for hundreds of years.  However, local or family histories also usually tell a story of peoples’ migration, as our ancestors have moved around different regions, seeking new opportunities, often out of dire necessity. Hey Brother tells one of these stories from the perspective of a newcomer to an area.

 

Hey Brother, Lyrics

Hey Brother, won’t you lend me a hand?

With the help of another I could make my stand

But I know you won’t trust me or give me a chance

So I’m off down the road again

Yes, I’m off down the road again

 

I was born in a hard place but that don’t mean I shirk

I have two strong arms on account of hard work

I can see that you judge me and look down as on dirt

So I’m off down the road again

Yes, I’m off down the road again

 

Like a river that’s rolling I’ll never stay still

Because I’m lost and never found

Oh, I’d like to stop moving but I never will

Fix my feet on solid ground

So I’m off down the road again

Yes, I’m off down the road again

 

I said, Hey Brother, do you recognise me now?

Back then we shared a mother and the sweat on our father’s brow

Through ten thousand lifetimes, through tears and laughter and pain

So I’m off down the road again

Yes, I’m off down the road again

Arts Council Project: More Information

 

“Past Connections, Inspired Futures” is an Arts Council England supported project which has been awarded to James J Turner. This has funded an album of songs, which James has titled “Future Meets the Past” which will be released in Summer 2019, accompanied by a national tour of the same name. The events are being organised jointly with highly regarded local historians.

The project has been developed around the theme of the Bardic Druid who reconnects people both to the natural world and the cultural roots of our past. The events will consist of a musical performance from James, following a complementary presentation from a leading local historian introducing the local communities’ social and cultural heritage. Through the album and events James will try to express his thoughts on the importance of humanity connecting with both the local and wider environments within historical context.

The first single from “Future Meets the Past” was “Hey Brother” which was out on UK release in September 2018. The theme of “Hey Brother” explores what is often the first chapter of the story of local or family history. Peoples’ roots within, and connection to, local areas are important, and some people can trace their ancestral roots back to particular locations for hundreds of years.  However, local or family histories also usually tell a story of peoples’ migration, as our ancestors have moved around different regions, seeking new opportunities, often out of dire necessity. "Hey Brother" tells one of these stories from the perspective of a newcomer to an area.