Music

Showgirl

[2004]

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  1. Will You?
  2. When and If
  3. Vent
  4. Showgirl
  5. Nowadays
  6. Over You
  7. Never Underestimate
  8. Island
  9. Smile
  10. Chance of a Lifetime

Produced by George De Angelis & Paddy Williams.

I recorded this whilst playing Roxie Hart in Chicago hence calling it Showgirl.

Back working with George de Angelis on production.

WILL YOU
My cover of Hazel O Conner’s Will You from the cult film Breaking Glass. I first heard this when I was 15 and I always wanted to record it. It was number 1 in the uk for ages but never was a hit in the USA.

WHEN AND IF
I wrote this with Robin Hancock and George de Angelis. Kate Bush certainly influenced us, what a great artist.

VENT
I discovered the Sam Bonner (singer/songwriter)when I heard this song… very Berlin! Sam and I went on to write and record together and conceived PaTala (the next album).

SHOWGIRL
Title song written by George, Sam and me. Could be a Bond theme don’t you think?

NOWADAYS
From the musical Chicago and produced and arranged by Paddy Williams.

OVER YOU
Helen Turner and I wrote this and Etienne Daho loved it so much he rewrote the lyrics into French and put it on 3 of his albums! He called it Le Brasier.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE
Helen Turner, Steve Vintner and I wrote this at Stanley House. Catchy.

ISLAND
By Sam Bonner and Morgan Visconti
Don’t we all feel like this sometimes?

SMILE
The famous song Smile by Charlie Chaplin. I recorded this for a Macains Oven Chips commercial. Yep! Beautiful arranged and conducted by Simon Hale and remixed for this album by Paddy Williams. Such a classic!

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
Sam and I wrote this when I was playing Roxie Hart in Chicago which I felt was a chance of a lifetime! Marti Pellow was in the cast and he thought this track should have been called Beneath the Dress inspiring the title of my new show.

SHOWGIRL (REPRISE)
Another key and another feel!

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