Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Lyrics Which Need to Be Heard

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Lyrics Which Need to Be Heard

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WHEN I listen to a song I like to hear the lyrics clearly and with most bush balladeers I can do just that.

Queensland singer/songwriter Dean Perrett is one in this genre of music who it's a pleasure to listen to and I have finally caught up with his latest album A Thousand Campfires which once again has measured up to my expectations.

Dean, Peter Pratt and Stuie French all contributed to the title track, a beautiful story acknowledging those who set the foundations for our bush ballads, and what a fine way to kick off the album.

Anne Kirkpatrick joins Dean on an Ian Quinn written song We're Doing Fine, with Ian also contributing The Dust of Kalkadoon to the 13-track album.

Dean's father Glen Perrett penned a tribute to three of our explorers, Blaxland, Wentworth, Lawson and yes they were a special breed.

One of the tracks written by Dean is Charley Guitar a tribute to a special bloke and fair dinkum bush ballad guitarist Charley Boyter who is respected by the music industry and fans alike and this one touched me.

Fool's Gold is one to listen to and then sit back and think hard about the message it reveals.

A bit of nostalgia comes with the last track, a Slim Dusty penned song There's A Rainbow Round My Memories, a duet with Dianne Lindsay.

The CD was recorded at Stuie French's Swingin' Door Studio and once again Stuie has done a great job for Dean as has well known Queensland photographer John Elliott with the cover photos.

Musos contributing on this album are: Guitars - Dean and Stuie who also plays dobro, Ian Lees (bass), Brad Bergen (drums), Michel Rose (pedal steel and dobro), Mick Albeck (fiddle) and Camille Te Nahu and Stuie Fench provide vocal harmonies with Anne Kirkpatrick, Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson join them on Charley Guitar.

A Thousand Campfires- Dean Perrett distributed by One Stop Country or available by contacting Dean Perrett Enterprises on 4163 5157. …

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