recorded at Frensham Vale Studio, 1985/8ish. BMW - vocals, Tez Stokes - lead guitars, synths and drum program, Pete Morrison - guitars. Russell Brown - Bass.
Saturday Night and You Don't Listen
recorded at David Mindels Studio, Greek Street, London, 1979. Chuck - drums, John Danter - lead guitars, Dave Bower - Bass, Pete Morrison - guitars, BMW - vocals
Parting Song and My Girl Mo
recorded at Sniff n Break Studio, Farnham, 2006. "My Girl Mo" NYPL + Simon Callow on keys, "Parting Song", Dallas - lead Vocals, Pete Morrison - guitars, Russ Brown - bass, Lofty Reng - pedal steel, Ali Edwards - drums, keyboards and enginneer
Go To Sleep, Days of Old (inspired by "The Iron Stone" by the great Robin Williamson and performed by The Incredible String Band) and The Vale of Kerrynough
recorded at Sprinkle Sound, Farnham, 1996, All instruments and vocals - Pete Morrison
Raining in my Heart - NYPL
recorded at Central Sound, Denmark Street, London, November, 1969, Engineer and piano Andy Curtis, lead vocals - Brian Parrish, lead guitar - Pete Morrison, guitars and vocals - Tez Stokes, Bass and vocals - David Bower, Drums - Topper, String arrangement - Mike Batt. Backing vocals - Sue and Sunny.
Play With Lions - BMW
recorded at Sun Studio, Reading, 1977. All instruments and vocals - BMW
From the moment we are born til' the day we die, we are subject to the powers that be.
...The Powers That Be have been embedded in the human condition since Adam bit the apple. They take on many forms.
Power over life and death. Power of the mind and the power of the heart. The power of war to gain power over people. The power of law and order and the power of anarchy.
The power of wealth and the power of sacrifice. The power of light and the power darkness. The power of emotions and the power of faith anf hope. The power of giving, the power greed. The power of hype. The power of the heavens and the power of the planet. The power of truth and the power of lies. The power of youth and the power of the wise. The power of the believer and the power of the agnostic.
We are affected by The Powers That Be, whether we are powerful or lack power. The powers that be are responsible for the patterns of our daily lives.
They say "Absolute power brings absolute corruption", but without power they would be no function. No Movement or motion. No life. The world would be a poorer place without the power of music, humour and art.
If you can overcome, overwhelm or undermine The Powers That Be, then you must be God or Satan... or maybe both. We've never known the true power of freedom, only the cost.
Maybe Adam experienced it before he bit the apple
Peter Morrison 1976 Gibson J160E Custom guitar,harmonica mandolin, lead vocals
David Bower 1975 Guild D25 and a Mouraints 12 string guitar, Rickenbacker bass and Vocals
John Kirby Woollard, Lead vocals
Howard Fullbrook, 1972 Guild D40 'Bluegrass Jamboree' guitar and fiddle.
Tim Pinton, accordion
Simon Spratley, piano
Bill Boazman 1965 Gibson J45 guitar, lead vocals on his own songs
All songs written by P Morrison
All instruments on Profit a Man and Powers That Be, played by P Morrison except bass on Rollin' Wheelbarrow, Shadowland,Angels Crying, Is There Anything, She Was The Maiden, Don't Ever Let It Show, The Long Summer of Love, played by Captain Russel Brown.
Ali Edwards played Drums and Accordion on Maiden and Summer of Love. These two tracks were also recorded at Sniff n Break Studio, Farnham Surrey, UK
All vocals on Profit a Man and The Powers That Be, P Morrison