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Track 01: ‘The Last Teardrop’ this version is sung by Lorraine Crosby, whilst a little later Elkie Brooks went on to record it as a single and on her album Pearls 3,

Track 02: ‘I Don’t Want To Be the One’ was recorded by The Searchers. The vocals on this version are by the Caffrey Brothers, the instrumentation is Steve with Paul Smith on drums.

Track 03: ‘Innocent Victim’ is a rare unreleased recording of another of Steve’s songs that The Searchers also recorded.

Track 4: ‘Hurry Home’ In 1982 Steve had a massive hit with this song when it was covered by Wavelength. It was in the UK Charts for three months peaking at 17. This is the original demo as sung by Mick Whitaker.

Track 05: ‘Please Don’t Sympathise’. The demo of this song is sung here by the late Dave Black. In 1983 Sheena Easton released this song on her top 20 album Madness Money and Music. The following year Celine Dion released a French adaptation of the same song as ‘Ne Me Plaignez Pas’. It was a hit single in Canada going Gold and the album it was on sold 500,000 copies in Canada and 700,000 copies in France.

Track 06: ‘It Takes Love to Know Love’ was co was co-written by Steve with Tim Rice and this unreleased version is sung by Elaine Page.

Track 07: ‘I Don’t Understand You’ is only short clip as we have not been able to locate the full version as recorded by The Hollies. Steve is playing keyboards on it.

Track 08: ‘I Don’t Understand You’ the second half of the same song, this time a demo sung by Colin Blunstone.

Track 09: ‘One of A Kind’ is another collaboration with a talented wordsmith, this time Tommy Morrison (sadly no longer with us) The version on this CD is an early demo of Tommy singing the song which Elkie Brooks included on her album Pearls 3. 

Track 10: ‘For Luchia’ In 1983 Steve wrote English lyrics for the Italian Eurovision entry. The Italians needed a rapid turnaround and this is the demo as sung by Tommy Morrison, late that night in Steve’s kitchen.

Track 11: ‘Love Takes Prisoners’ Those Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep guys, Middle of the Road would record this for their album ‘Today’, and here is Lorraine Crosby singing it.

Track 12: ‘Sleepin’ Train’ Another song co-written with Tommy Morrison especially for Paul Rodgers.

Track 13: ‘Disco Me to Excstacy’ is the demo of a song which would have a name change when recorded by Baby Ford is as ‘Chikki Chikki Ah Ah’. This version also features Lorraine Crosby.

Track 14: ‘Love in a Stranger’ this is the original version as sung by Mick Whitaker. Chris Farlowe also recorded it.

Track 15: ‘Unsung Heroes’ this time co-written with Terry Slesser. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for Steve’s vocals on this;

Track 16: ‘Strange Town’ another demo sung by Mick Whitaker.

Track 17: ‘Bar the Doubting’ is a brand-new song written for Kerrianne Covell and this is the very first run through as recorded on an iPhone before the song was even completed.

Track 18: ‘Paris by Air’ this is the original version sung by Toni Haliday, it was a hit single and album track for the Tygers of Pan Tang.

Track 19: ‘Sometimes You Wonder’, this is sung by the late Alvin Stardust.

Track 01: ‘The Last Teardrop’ this version is sung by Lorraine Crosby, whilst a little later Elkie Brooks went on to record it as a single and on her album Pearls 3,

Track 02: ‘I Don’t Want To Be the One’ was recorded by The Searchers. The vocals on this version are by the Caffrey Brothers, the instrumentation is Steve with Paul Smith on drums.

Track 03: ‘Innocent Victim’ is a rare unreleased recording of another of Steve’s songs that The Searchers also recorded.

Track 4: ‘Hurry Home’ In 1982 Steve had a massive hit with this song when it was covered by Wavelength. It was in the UK Charts for three months peaking at 17. This is the original demo as sung by Mick Whitaker.

Track 05: ‘Please Don’t Sympathise’. The demo of this song is sung here by the late Dave Black. In 1983 Sheena Easton released this song on her top 20 album Madness Money and Music. The following year Celine Dion released a French adaptation of the same song as ‘Ne Me Plaignez Pas’. It was a hit single in Canada going Gold and the album it was on sold 500,000 copies in Canada and 700,000 copies in France.

Track 06: ‘It Takes Love to Know Love’ was co was co-written by Steve with Tim Rice and this unreleased version is sung by Elaine Page.

Track 07: ‘I Don’t Understand You’ is only short clip as we have not been able to locate the full version as recorded by The Hollies. Steve is playing keyboards on it.

Track 08: ‘I Don’t Understand You’ the second half of the same song, this time a demo sung by Colin Blunstone.

Track 09: ‘One of A Kind’ is another collaboration with a talented wordsmith, this time Tommy Morrison (sadly no longer with us) The version on this CD is an early demo of Tommy singing the song which Elkie Brooks included on her album Pearls 3. 

Track 10: ‘For Luchia’ In 1983 Steve wrote English lyrics for the Italian Eurovision entry. The Italians needed a rapid turnaround and this is the demo as sung by Tommy Morrison, late that night in Steve’s kitchen.

Track 11: ‘Love Takes Prisoners’ Those Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep guys, Middle of the Road would record this for their album ‘Today’, and here is Lorraine Crosby singing it.

Track 12: ‘Sleepin’ Train’ Another song co-written with Tommy Morrison especially for Paul Rodgers.

Track 13: ‘Disco Me to Excstacy’ is the demo of a song which would have a name change when recorded by Baby Ford is as ‘Chikki Chikki Ah Ah’. This version also features Lorraine Crosby.

Track 14: ‘Love in a Stranger’ this is the original version as sung by Mick Whitaker. Chris Farlowe also recorded it.

Track 15: ‘Unsung Heroes’ this time co-written with Terry Slesser. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for Steve’s vocals on this;

Track 16: ‘Strange Town’ another demo sung by Mick Whitaker.

Track 17: ‘Bar the Doubting’ is a brand-new song written for Kerrianne Covell and this is the very first run through as recorded on an iPhone before the song was even completed.

Track 18: ‘Paris by Air’ this is the original version sung by Toni Haliday, it was a hit single and album track for the Tygers of Pan Tang.

Track 19: ‘Sometimes You Wonder’, this is sung by the late Alvin Stardust.

Album Songs

01 - The Last Teardrop

02 - I Don't Want to be the One

03 - Innocent Victim

04 - Hurry Home

05 - Please Don't Sympathise

06 - It Takes Love to Know Love

07 - I Don't Understand You (The Hollies)

08 - I Don't Understand You (Colin Blunstone)

09 - For Luchia

10 - One of a Kind

11 - Love Takes Prisoners

12 - Sleepin' Train

13 - Disco Me to Exstacy

14 - Looking for Love in a Stranger

15 - Unsung Heroes (short)

16 - Strange Town

17 - Bar the Doubting

18 - Paris by Air

19 - Sometimes You Wonder

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