Decades

by Jonathan Roberts

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Each year there’s an international event, known as The RPM Challenge, (note: “it’s a challenge, not a competition”) to musicians to write and record an album during February. It’s a bit like writers producing a novel in a month by writing n thousand lines a day. I’ve started it before but never finished it – this time I decided to try harder…. I decided to do a concept album…
Anyway, I discovered Harold MacMillan made his “never had it so good” speech when I was in utero, so I settled on the concept as being to have a look at how we’ve done since then – literally in my lifetime. It’s not autobiographical, more a look at history and culture. Also, it’s not musical pastiche, though some of the flavour of the times creeps into the tracks one way or the other.
Like all good concept albums there’s a lyric sheet which I’d urge you to have a look at, if only for my little intro to each track. Like all good concept albums, it has lots of tracks (some quite short) and is great through headphones!
It was quite an experience making it, not only for the creative effort involved but also (if it is not too pretentious to say so) because I realised a lot of things about myself, the society we have created and the future we are leaving to coming generations.

All proceeds from this album are donated to Children with Cancer.

www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk

credits

released March 1, 2016

Jonathan Roberts – guitars, vocals, bass, harp, mandolin
Ben Fuller – keyboards
John Almond – guitar and samples on “Here come the change”
Ben Roberts – vocal on “What will be left for us”
Will Jones – drums on “We’ve never had it so good”
Recorded in February 2016 for the RPM Challenge
All songs by JR other than:
“Here come the change” – John Almond
“Denial” and “Today” – Roberts/Fuller

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Jonathan Roberts England, UK

Jonathan started playing the guitar at age 12 and started writing songs soon after. Always keen on every genre, he's played in blues bands, rock bands, folk bands, country bands and some bands he prefers to forget. He now splits his time between jam band Oldskool and his prog folk duo Beau Jangles, filling in his spare time with various recording projects wherever the muse takes him. ... more

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