Friday, 13 July 2018

Final Falling Mirror album in the works!

Cape Town - 

80s cult rockers, FALLING MIRROR, are set to have their final album of previously unreleased tracks ready to present to fans in the next 2 months.

Johnny Calls the Chemist, issued in 1984 was the single that put the group on the map.  The song which was promoted by Benjy Mudie and issued by the local Warner Brothers affiliate, was penned by Neilen Mirror and Allan Faull and produced by Tully McCully.  The group including drummer Pat Humphreys went on to issue several records that established them as an album act.
L to R, Allan Faull , Nielen Mirror and Pat Humphreys. 
Pic Rob Piper. (c) Songwrights Publishers

In the late 1980s there were reports about an international signing after the label sent tracks to LA. That was a difficult time for SA artists with the so-called cultural boycott in full swing. Falling Mirror's hopes were collateral damage and they trimmed their efforts to recording for the local market.

In 2014 Tully called the two main protagonists back into the studio to write and record again. There were new songs. There was a documentary on the group being shot and they had played a few gigs. This was after a hiatus of some 6 years with no new recordings.

Then the shock of all shocks hit the band. Guitarist Allan Faull had a heart attack in the studio and died.  It has taken 4 years to get over the setback but Tully went back to the tracks a few months ago and decided to finish the album. 

Allan was a reserved and introspective musician but with considerable artistic and technical capabilities. This can be heard on the new recordings which Tully has produced to showcase Allan's playing.

There will be 9 or 10 tracks on the new album cryptically entitled, Yesterday can change, perhaps a comment on breathing new life into the work done by the late guitarist and his songwriting partner. 

The first single from the album to be released on the 3rd of August is called Girl of Fashion and can be heard on all popular digital platforms. Link - Falling Mirror


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