Ace's Songwriter Series continues to pay tribute to the
most eminent tunesmiths of the 20th Century. This month
we bring you our salute to one of the UK's highest profile
singer-songwriters, with more than 50 years of hits under
his belt - Graham Gouldman.
"Listen People" offers an overview of almost half a century
of great British songwriting, from Graham's early 60s
songs for his own first group the Mockingbirds, to his 21st
century collaborations with Kirsty MacColl and McFly.
Just about all of Graham's best-known songs are included,
many of them performed by singers and groups with whom
he has long been associated such as the Hollies, Herman's
Hermits, the Yardbirds and both Wayne Fontana and the
Mindbenders. As is the norm with our Songwriter Series,
all-time hits and unfairly obscure classics sit comfortably
together for your listening pleasure.
Also included are great selections from several groups of
which Graham has been a member including Wax - his 80s
collaboration with Andrew Gold - the obscure High Society
and, naturally, 10cc.
Graham's songs have been interpreted by artists as
diverse as Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, Rush, Cher
and Morrissey - all of whom are also featured.
Graham is still writing and still touring. Many of the songs
included here are featured in his sets to this day. This
compilation of many of his most eminent copyrights
comes to you with the full approval of the man himself.