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Anyway, happy Easter! Apologies for the delay in giving you the details of the new "Music Downloads" system. This is in hand and will, I hope, be rectified within the next few days. Watch this space!
Whilst on the subject of Lt Pigeon recordings, several of you have got in touch to tell us that on many new style 'juke boxes', (though I fear they might be called something else these days!), there are lots of Lieutenant Pigeon recordings. We've also discovered that some of these tracks are bogus, for example, the boys have never recorded "Hang on Sloopy". This particular track, and several others are counterfeit and we are in the throes of exposing them for what they are. Any of you know who these charlatans are who are using our name??
Anyway, the genuine Pigeon tracks tend to show a coloured picture as an icon.
The very best, Bill Boswell
During this interim period, blank label CDs of any tracks required will be sold on a mail order basis. By sending a cheque for £3.99p, (made out to Makepeace Music), to Makepeace Distribution, 37 Moat Avenue, Green Lane, COVENTRY CV3 6BT you will receive your music on a compact disc.
Please state which tracks you require, (up to a maximum of 5 titles per CD), you will still be able to buy any of the songs currently listed on our Downloads page.
By clicking on the article featured you can listen to the interview they gave.
The new Stavely recording "Cecilia" is receiving a lot of interest so the boys sent a copy, together with another recent recording "Chance of a Lifeline" to an old friend from the Campbell Connelly days, John A B Read. John now handles all the back catalogue of recordings for Cliff Richard and the Shadows so he's promised to play the two tracks to them. Cliff will be compiling a new album soon so it's fingers crossed that he likes the tracks. Watch this space!
Rob and Nige will be back in the studio again this autumn so let's see what they come up with this time.
All for now, speak soon Bill B.
Eagle eyed of you will also know that we've started putting snippets of each download song on to the site. This is in response to the many requests we've received off you to let you confirm which track(s) you're buying. Before the end of 2016 we hope to have an excerpt of every tune we have available on our site. Simply by clicking onto the title you'll be able to hear about half a minute of each track.
That's it for today!
The very best, Bill
Earlier in the year Domino Pizzas approached us with a view to licensing some Lieutenant Pigeon music for their forthcoming TV advertising campaign. We had hjoped this would be our main story this Easter but sadly the deal fell through. However, this sort of thing is rife within our industry and we have to take it the chin!
Last year we told you about our 'You Tube' video and song aimed at supporting Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to gain the Labour Party leadership. We weren't sure whether the Labour heirarchy were aware of this -- but we are now! Shadow cabinet MP Clive Lewis has been kind enough to forward the promo directly to JC himself! Let's hope he thinks it's worthy of using in 2020 when the next General Erection takes place.
Finally, Coventry Music Museum's Pete Chambers has informed us that a new exhibition this summer will extensively feature Lieutenant Pigeon and Stavely Makepeace...rock on! We will look forward to seeing that Pete!
Speak to you all again soon. Bill B.