As 2013 quickly becomes a memory, and 2014 shows its nature, this song written by Sandy Denny seems so apt. The version below started out life as an arrangement played over Jodie Marie’s acoustic cover version. To find out more about Jodie Marie, click on the Other Artists tab or search for her Musician page on Facebook.
A message from Mike Pinder
Patrick was understandably proud when he received this personal message from the Mike Pinder, founder of the Moody Blues and master of the Mellotron!
The songs Mike had heard were the home recorded covers of 'My Song / The Dream' and 'Our Guessing Game', both viewable on YouTube. The two songs start off the new 100-song download collection Forever Autumn.
We don't know the brand of American beer that Mike was enjoying here - Those who know Patrick have told him he'll have to start drinking beer now!
Virtual Box Set now available on iTunes and Amazon: 101 tracks for £7.99 ! Forever Autumn Collected Home Recordings 2006-13
Totalling 100 songs and 1 short radio interview excerpt, Forever Autumn is a comprehensive and discerning collection of originals, covers and instrumentals like the popular title track, which is Patrick's most requested recording to date. It includes the whole of Returning with the Tide (but with a different running order), the best mixes of songs from Meanwhile and Far Away, Hope is the Conclusion and Songs for a Traveller. It also features many of the songs recorded with singer Jackie Rodda for the album Adonai and some worship songs with flute played by Beth Hesed.
Click the picture to go to the albums page and listen to the instrumental song Forever Autumn.
There are no cover songs in this 79-track worldwide version but all the originals are included in their album running order. As a bonus, over a dozen rare mixes have been included.
Forever Autumn contains quite a few unreleased gems. Some of these are brand new recordings, others are earlier, extended mixes of songs which had been over-perfected for their respective albums. The collection finishes with 12 bonus tracks from earlier days - mostly school days - when a pair of tape recorders and two small but clever keyboards were the main equipment.
This really is the ultimate Patrick Ovenden collection - 100 songs - and can all be downloaded from iTunes for the price of a standard album! Release date: November 8, 2013.
Because of the copyright attached to the many cover versions, the download is only available in the UK, but an alternative “box set” is available worldwide. (See the picture on the left)