added: 5 Sep 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Tony Mortimer releases a new single on FOD Records on September 23rd 2013. Entitled 'Rain In England', this 'frankly excellent Beatles/ELO touched' track (Daily Express) is a duet with Julian Lennon and was written by Julian Lennon, Tony Mortimer, XTC's Andy Partridge and acclaimed composer/producer Marius De Vries (Madonna, David Bowie, U2).
Produced by the legendary Bob Rose at ICP Studios in Brussels and taken from Mortimer's debut solo album Songs From The Suitcase which was released last month, 'Rain In England' also features extensive backing vocals by Lennon and Mortimer and will strike a nerve with anyone who has spent any length of time away from this sceptred isle, this other Eden, indeed, this fortress built by nature herself:
'You will find me/Lost inside me,/Still holding on, to dreams I've left behind/I can hear the rain in England, falling softly, to the ground/And, I can see the hills of England, rolling gently, homeward bound.'
Tony Mortimer is the main man behind East 17, a band who achieved 18 Top Twenty hits (including Deep, Steam, Let It Rain, It's Alright and the epic Christmas No.1 ballad Stay Another Day, the latter remaining No.1 for five weeks and earning Mortimer an Ivor Novello Award) as well as four Top Ten albums and sales of over twenty million records.
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