... you don't even know my name ...
... my wings of desire ...
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I've had hundreds of heart-felt requests about this .... so here at last is info on the "Angel" song that has everyone seduced :-
Jerry has collaborated with Sally Herbert, a member of Brilliant Strings, recently completed co-writing and producing Jerry's
forthcoming album from which the song "Angel" features in "Crush" a film made by Film Four
starring Andie MacDowell. Still no release date on this unfortunately.
Good news is that the soundtrack has been published by Monument Music on the EMI label.
Catalog Number: 5357862 - Release date of 10-6-2002
This is not that easy to locate, but I managed to purchase a copy on-line
at HMV on-line store.
Jerry has a completed album in the can which a "fortune"
has been spent on but the record company is "waiting for the right time"
to release it!!!
Jerry sang a few live songs on stage at The Tron in 1999, "She
Is Stone" and "Waiting For You", with The Bathers as backing
The recording of "Waiting for you" is a personal fave
Jerry Burns has recently (1996) sung a gorgeous
track on the soundtrack from the Miramax motion picture,
"Walking and Talking". Which also has several tracks by Billy Bragg. The track is called "Wings of Desire"
Jerry appears by arrangement with Sincere Management - so she's still around & singing !
Does this mean a new album is possibly forthcoming ?!
The CD can be obtained from TVT Records (Cat. No.
*** See the Discography for the addresses to obtain this CD and the Jerry Burns CD ***
Jerry Burns - Vocals
Bobby Henry - Piano, Guitar & Keyboards
Bill Dillon - Guitar
Guy Pratt - Electric and Stand Up Bass
Andy Duncan - Percussion
Jerry Burns - IV songs - COLUMBIA XPCD 175
PROMOTIONAL ONLY - NOT FOR SALE
Jerry Burns is from a varied Glasgow arts background.
But those who've heard her voice, either on the debut album or
from one of her impromptu performances at one of the city's
jazz clubs, would be surprised to know that Jerry was once
destined to be an actress.
She graduated from Glasgow University with an M.A. In
French and Film & TV before enlisting in Phillipe Gaulier's
celebrated mime school in Paris. Returning to Britain, with
Equity card intact, Jerry was actually on tour with the
Borderline Theatre Company (with an already secure acting
reputation) when she began to realise that maybe it was going
to be in music where her future would lie.
"It was a big decision," she reflects, "but in the end I knew I was
happier singing. It was becoming harder for me to enjoy acting
when the pull of songwriting was getting stronger and stronger."
Jerry met and started to write with Bobby Henry, a Glasgow
born musician/songwriter/producer. From the beginning they
pledged to write to please themselves first and foremost. They
also found that working as a unit also enabled them to bring a
level headed control to bear over this most personal and intense
material, which they initially were reluctant to hand over to
anyone else to work with.
"I think I felt very precious about the songs," says Jerry "they
were after all a life's dedication, very personal feelings put on
exhibition. But I had to learn to let go, to move away from it
all. My life couldn't just be spent inside a studio writing and
performing for myself, driving myself nuts."
The right producer emerged in the form of a Stephen Hague
still bouncing from the the thrill of working on Robbie Robertson's
'Storyville' album. "It turned out perfectly as far as I'm
concerned," says Jerry. "We wanted an overall objectivity and
with Stephen we were able to strike the right balance."
With Hague himself impressed with Jerry and Bobby's "rare
ability to combine simplicity of arrangement with genuine
lyrical and emotional depth" the self titled debut album was
completed, and then mixed by Bob Clearmountain at his
Bearsville studios in upper state New York, an experience that
Jerry cherishes since it meant a first working visit to America
and one that resulted in Jerry writing an extra song for the LP,
A year in the making from raw demos to the final,
accomplished article, this labour of love proves one thing at
least, Jerry Burns chose the right career.
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This album is dedicated to Elaine Burns
Jean, Joe, Gerard & Ellen Burns
Bryce and Nancy Henry
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