“Travels on a cloud (chorus: Up on the clouds)
He’s one of the good time people now…”
The opening lines to the phase-drenched 1968 chart hit ‘Rainbow Chaser’ from London-based symphonic pop act Nirvana. On vocal duties, Patrick Campbell Lyons …
Fast forward almost 50 years, and the Irish-born songwriter is skywards yet again with new solo album ‘You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet’ (Market Square; Aug 25th 2017; DL/Vinyl/CD)
Recorded in his adopted home of Athens with sterling support from a coterie of contributors including Nirvana creative partner Alex Spyropoulus (above left, with Patrick) it opens the door to a world of reflection, celebration, change and occasionally rueful reminiscence.
And it’s timely: Nirvana’s back catalogue is rightly enjoying its spot back in the sun with reissue programmes underway from Cherry Red and Universal Music this year, marking the band’s 50th anniversary.
Patrick formed Nirvana with Alex in 1967 in a London riding a creative peak for pop, with a series of critically-acclaimed albums including ‘The Story of Simon Simopath’ and ‘All Of Us’.
Theirs’ was the first group signed by the legendary Chris Blackwell to his newly launched record label, Island Records.
Recorded in Athens Greece where he “lives for now”, Patrick and arranger/producer Costas Stergiou have crafted an album of reflection, celebration, change and hope.
Reassuringly for fans and admirers, his always infectious songs are couched in a mosaic of grand piano, synths, string pads, percussion, and trumpet carrying Patrick’s uniquely identifiable and emotive vocals.
Patrick Campbell Lyons clearly has not lost his touch and talent for writing songs that connect, as evidenced on this original and inspired new album – “I’m enjoying a purple patch,” he laughs.
‘You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet’ comes in the following formats: CD digifile; DL (download); and 140gm vinyl with free CD of the album included.
Read the Patrick Campbell Lyons Story at www.youareacloudiamacomet.com
‘We Climbed A Hill’ track video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgEwFgmUzPo
Artist: Patrick Campbell Lyons
Title: You’re A Cloud, I’m A Comet
Label: Market Square
Cat: MSMCD191/ MSMLP102
Rel: Aug 25th 2017
- A Cloud And A Comet
- We Climbed a Hill
- Only Heavens Knows
- I Found A House
- A River And A Day
- I Want You Back
- Different Day
- The Silent Touch
- The World Is A Beautiful Place
Listen to samples here
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Pat Tynan at Pat Tynan Media www.patynanmedia.com