Jakko Jakszyk - The Road To Ballina

Updated:23/08/2007

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United Kingdom

1997

Resurgence

RES127CD

2-CD

 

Comments:This is a very interesting solo CD album by former Level 42 Guitarist, Jakko Jakszyk and dates from 1997.
The story behind the album is that in December 1995 Jakko was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to compose a piece for broadcast the following year. It tells the tangled tale of Jakko's family and his search for a sense of identity , through both spoken word and music.
This CD differs from the version that was eventually broadcast by the BBC in December '96 - it has been re-recorded, re-mixed and several sections have been added to.
It also, notably, features Mark King on Bass and Level 42's former brass section, the Hen Pecked Horns.
Musicians Bass - Mark King
Cello - Caroline Lavelle
Drums - Gavin Harrison Baritone,
Tenor, Alto Sax - Gary Barnacle
Trumpet - John Thirkell
Guitars, Keyboards, Flute, Low Whistle - Jakko Jakszyk
Tracks :
1. Introduction
2. Road To Ballina
3. Camille's Story - Childhood In Paris
4. Camille's Story - Marriage In Limoges
5. Norbert's Story - Ruda
6. Norbert's Story - The German Army
7. I Wanted A Child
8. My Story - The House Was Always Empty
9. My Story - I Wondered Who The Hell I Was
10. Walking Across Birkenau
11. Reprise
12. Return To Ballina



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