AND HERE'S WHAT THE PRESS HAD TO SAY...
(Record Previews - Wellington Music Times - 1973)
JOHN'S SONG OF THE SEA
Over the last eighteen months Singer/Songwiter John Donoghue has won public recognition on several occasions.
As a member of the
group "Timberjack" he recorded "Come to the Sabbat."
As a solo act he reached the finals of the Loxene Golden Disc with "Dahli Mohammed" and as a member of The Human
Instinct he is currently reaping interest with the Peter Cape song "Down the hall on Saturday night."
Now John hopes to present something quite different .
He has been working on material for a solo album entitled "Spirit of Pelorus Jack."
The album consists
of all original compositions by John with the exception of one John Philips number he has always admired.
John explains; "The music is mostly acoustic, with piano, bass,
drums and acoustic guitar. It has a very light feel and is quite different to anything I've recorded before.
It includes new and old songs. The last track on side two
I wrote when I was sixteen and another was completed three minutes before we recorded it."
"The title track- "Spirit of Pelorus Jack" is based on the famous Dolphin
who used to guide ships from Cook's Strait through the Pelorus Sound. It was the first marine animal to be protected by an act of parliament."
The number will be released
as a single early next month and the album will be available about mid-February.
by Louise Warren
"Spirit of Pelorus Jack" is available on Spotify etc
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