Behind The Songs

I was only about 21 at the time and I’d been getting to know a guitarist called Gordon Giltrap who was on the folk club circuit. Gordon used to live in the same area as the college I attended, so I used to visit his home occasionally. It was watching him perform that introduced me to open tunings on the guitar – which formed a musical basis for a lot of my songs at the time. He was quite interested in the Christian faith and agreed to play on my album. These days you’d call it ‘unplugged’, because it was just two acoustic guitar players – myself and Gordon – and a string bass player called Chris Lawrence. It was quite daunting going to this big London studio. We basically recorded it like a ‘live’ concert, the only audience being the people in the control room.