Album - Tempest in a teacup
This album covers a lot of territory in both musical style and lyrical content and it's quite possible some people might take issue with that...More than once it's been suggested that my career would be much better served by focusing on a single genre or style and pursuing that as a brand or a product...Probably true. That approach has worked really well for a lot of very successful artists. But for me, these albums represent the living of a life. And it seems perfectly reasonable and appropriate for them to be multi-faceted...'cause that's how the life we're living is...It's a journey from laughter to tears and back, with stops at every station along the way. I dunno, makes sense to me ;^)
Album - The Sun and the Moon
With "The Sun and the Moon" I wanted to find a way of expressing some things I had never recorded before. I knew some of the songs were fragile and that they'd require a light hand, but at the same time I wanted to evoke the spirit of each one sonically. Fortunately, all the people that worked on this project with me brought such passion and commitment to the sessions that something wonderful came to life. I think we succeeded.
Album - James Hurley "Demos & Sketches"
This was never intended to be a commercial release, it's literally a collection of "Demo's and Sketches" that I recorded at a dozen different places and times and put together as an archive of places I'd lived or visited musically. The styles of the songs range from rock to jazz to blues and pop, which reflects the huge wellspring of influences from which they came.
Two of the songs (Whisper and London Bridge) I even ended up re-recording on the subsequent CD "The Sun and the Moon"...the fidelity was better, and I was able to flesh out the ideas a bit more, but these initial recordings retain an indefinable "something" for me, so I decided to retain those songs on this most recent edition as well.