Room with a view

Al Barton & Spirit of Smokie

Come for Me
Sacred Heart
Highways And Heartaches
Send Me An Angel
My Baby's Got
Storm Damage
I.O.U.
All Out Of Love
Stay With Me Til Dawn
Small Town Boy
Long Way Home
All Through The Night

Mit dem Album "Room with a view" erschien 2011, 16 Jahre nach Alan Bartons tragischem Unfalltod, sein musikalisches Vermächtnis. Songs, die er kurz vor seinem Tod geschrieben und aufgenommen hatte, durften nun endlich das Licht der Öffentlichkeit erblicken.

Alans Sohn Dean brauchte viele Jahre, bis er den nötigen Abstand gewonnen hatte, um sich mit dem musikalischen Erbe seines Vaters auseinandersetzen zu können. Nach der Gründung von Spirit of Smokie stand aber der Entschluss fest, dessen Vermächtnis den Fans von Smokie nicht länger vorenthalten zu wollen.

Gemeinsam mit seinen Bandkollegen bearbeitete er im Studio die Originaltakes und sie ergänzten sie mit mehrstimmigem Gesang, Saxophon, Piano, Akustik- und E-Gitarren, Mundharmonika und flotten Rhythmen.

Entstanden ist ein Album, das keinen Vergleich zu Smokies besten Alben zu scheuen braucht!

Stay With Me Til Dawn
 
Single-CD
 
 
 
Stay With Me Til Dawn
Baby It's You
I'll Meet You At Midnight

Im Nachgang zu der Veröffentlichung von "Room with a view" folgte eine Single in limitierter Auflage. Diese enthält neben "Stay with me til dawn" zwei grandiose neue Versionen von "Baby it's you" und "I'll meet you at midnight", die durch Spirit of Smokie neu eingespielt wurden und die große Klasse dieser Formation demonstrieren.

    COME FOR ME
     
    A passing glance across the crowded dance floor
    Promissed love, than you’re turning shy
    Come on lines from the guys leaving you bored
    Tells me you could be mine
    You could be mine
     
    I catch your eye, again I see that long love
    A sweet suggestion in your smile
    I’m the one to turn you on with my intenstions
    Imaginations running wild
     
    You’re the kind of girl for me
    Oh my you look so fine
    I like to have you within the sheets
    Tonight’s the night I make you mine
     
    CHORUS
    If you want lovin’, come for me
    When you do, come for me
    Let it all go, come for me
    Ooh, come for me
     
    I’m connecting with your body language
    My intentions all on you
    You want some lovin’ and affection
    Well baby I’m here for you
     
    Cos you’re the kind of girl for me
    Oh my, you look so fine
    Me and you between the sheets
    Don’t rush it girl we’ve got all night.
     
    CHORUS
     
    Ooh yeah, come for me
    Come for me
    Come for me
    Yeah
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton
    SACRED HEART
     
    You’ve captured my sacret heart, I’m taken by you
    Hold on to my sacret heart ’cos this one is true
     
    Baby I know just how you feel it’s written all over your heart
    Baby I know nobody will keep this love apart
    Baby if I had time again there’s nothing I’d change
    Baby I know that in the end our love will remain
     
    Darling,
    Youve captured my sacred heart with all that you do
    Be sure that my lovin’ arms are open for you
    Be sure of my sacred heart ‘cos my heart is true
    When I knew I had found a friend and I can be sure
     
    So hard it was until the end I couldn’t once more
    No one can take away this feeling inside
    Cos baby love’s here to stay, yes you can rely
     
    Darling,
    Youve captured my sacred heart with all that you do
    Be sure that my lovin’ arms are open for you
    Be sure of my sacred heart ‘cos my heart is true
     
    I feel so strong about you
    I can’t go on without you
    Don’t let there be one day
    Don’t let us lose loves warm embrace
     
    You’ve captured my sacred heart I’m taken by you
    Hold on to my sacred heart ’cos this one is true
    Darling,
    Youve captured my sacred heart with all that you do
    Be sure that my lovin’ arms are open for you
    Be sure of my sacred heart ‘cos my heart is true
     
    A.Barton
    HIGHWAYS AND HEARTACHES
     
    My mind drifts back to Wolfman Jack on the radio
    The past is another country, baby, that’s for sure
    If I’d known than what I know no, baby, I had seen
    But I was wild and crazy at the age of seventeen
     
    CHORUS
    And it’s been highways and heartaches
    But I guess I’ve had some good times in between
    It’s been highways and heartaches
    For my six string dream
     
    When I was standing on this highway bridge at midnight
    Watching tail-lights role on down the line
    I’m the soul survivor of the class of ‘63
    The sleepy towns – nine to five are never ment for me
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton/A.Whelan/S.Page

 

    SEND ME AN ANGEL
     
    If I could find a reason to stop lovin’ you
    If only my mind would reason why I’m missing you
    If I had wings to fly away take me back to yesterday
    Be save in your lovin' arms is where I want to stay
     
    Send me an angel to take me to you
    Send me an angel I’m still missing you
     
    If I could find a reason why I’m missing you
    If only my mind would reason why I’m missing you
    If I had wings to fly away take me back to yesterday
    Be save in your lovin' arms is where I want to stay
     
    So send me an angel to take me to you
    Send me an angel
    Send me an angel to take me to you
    Send me an angel
    I’m still missing you
     
    A.Barton
    MY BABY'S GOT
     
    My baby’s got long legs
    My baby wears high heels
    My baby’s got big lips
    My baby knows how I feel
     
    Yes she’s alright and she’s all mine
    When she sais alright, tonight’s the night
     
    My baby’s got blue eyes
    My baby’s got sex drive
    My baby’s got a sassy walk
    My baby likes dirty talk
     
    And she sais hold tight, let's make it tonight
    Cos baby tonight we’re gonna fly
     
    I’m gonna say it to you one more time
    Your reputation babe is on the line
    When she’s good she’s just fine
    When she’s really good…
     
    My baby’s got rock ’n’ roll
    My baby loves Motown Soul
    My baby’s got looks and brains
    My baby likes whips and chains
     
    Yes she’s alright and she’s all mine
    When she sais alright, we’re gonna fly
    Let’s fly baby
     
    My baby’s got…
    My baby’s got…
    My baby’s got…
    My baby’s got…
    My baby’s got long legs
    My baby wears high heels
    My baby’s got big lips
    My baby knows how I feel
     
    My baby’s got blue eyes
    My baby’s got sex drive
    My baby’s got a sassy walk
    My baby loves dirty talk
     
     
    My baby’s got rock ’n’ roll
    My baby loves Motown Soul
    My baby’s got looks and brains
    My baby likes whips and chains
     
    A.Barton/A.Whelan
    STORM DAMAGE
     
    You put the arrow in my heart
    You went and tore it apart
    Three hundred nights have rolled by
    Three thousand teardrops I’ve cried
    Just when I think that I’m over you now
    You knock on my door and I can’t help myself the true
    I’m a fool for you ‘cos you strike like lightning
     
    CHORUS
    And my heart beats like thunder
    I’m thorn and tearn and scared of a sunder
    Well I can’t go on
    How will I manage
    When lovin’ you leaves me like storm damage
    Lovin’ you leaves me like storm damage
     
    Don’t wanna hear no excuses
    Don’t wanna make no lovers truces
    Don’t wanna look you in the eye
    Don’t wanna see me behind the hide
     
    ‘Cos I’m better without you
    I know that’s for sure
    It’s just that my heart won’t believe me what I say
    This time I walk away
    ‘Cos you strike like lightning
     
    CHORUS 3x
     
    You put the arrow in my heart
    You went and tore it apart
     
    J.Matthews
    I.O.U.
     
    Every time I think of you
    All those things you did for me to please
    Anytime I’m feeling low
    You’re love real shows my heart
    And I know:
     
    You’re always there for me
    I’ll be here for you
    It’s written in love I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
     
    Every time I’m near to you
    There’s a closeness that we share, we care for
    When I dream I dream of you
    I don’t want to wake or miss
    ‘Cos I  would miss.
     
    All that you do for me
    I want to do for you
    It’s written in love I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
     
    I want you to know that I appreciate your lovin’
    And how you understand my heart
     
    ‘Cos I want you here with me
    I’ll be there for you
    It’s written in love I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
    Oooh, I.O.U.
     
    A.Barton
    ALL OUT OF LOVE
     
    Guess you’re learning how to pay the price
    Up a broken heart
    Now you’re livin’ in your private world
    A brand new start
    You thought you would find happiness
    You thought you want to his caress
    You’re all out of love
    Don’t you give up
    Don’t give into lovelessness
     
    Yes it really was a tragedy
    Love is still in his arms
    Now you’re waiting by the telephone
    To hear his call
    You’re looking for some sympathy
    But is it what you really need
    You’ve got to  be strong
    You’ve  got to hold on
    Baby you’ve got to believe
     
    Now you’re all out of love
    You’re mind is mixed up
    ‘Cos you’re on your own baby
    All out of love
    Oooh, oooh
     
    You know you can mend your broken heart
    All you need is time
    If you’re lookin’ for a brand new start
    Than girl be mine
    ‘Cos girl you will find happiness
    Don’t you believe in nothing less
    Don’t you give in
    You know you can win
    I’ll show you some tenderness
    Baby,
     
     
    All out of love
    You’re mind is mixed up
    ‘Cos you’re on your own baby
    All out of love
    Oooh, oooh
     
    Yes girl you will find happiness
    Don’t you believe in nothing less
    Don’t you give in
    You know you can win
    I’ll show you some tenderness
    Baby,
     
    All out of love
    You’re mind is mixed up
    ‘Cos you’re on your own baby
    All out of love
    Oooh, oooh…
     
    A.Barton/N.Ferguson/T.Uttley
    STAY WITH ME TIL DAWN
     
    A friend called round today to tell me of your news
    Nothing’s left the same except I’m here for you
    Well I’m not here to criticize
    I just want to make you realize
     
    Stay with me til dawn
    I will keep you warm
    I’ll take you through the night
    I’ll wrap you in my arms, darling
    Stay with me til dawn
    Take shelter from the storm
    I help you through the night
    I keep you save from harm
    I soath you aching heart
     
    My heart goes out for you love can be cruel but we find
    I’ll be waiting here if you need some time
    To give you all the love you need
    Don’t ever fear of down in me if you
     
    Stay with me til dawn
    I will keep you warm
    I’ll take you through the night
    I’ll wrap you in my arms, darling
    Stay with me til dawn
    Take shelter from the storm
    I help you through the night
    I keep you save from harm
    I soath you aching heart
    Shower you with love
    You will see the beauty of good lovin’ girl
     
    Stay with me til dawn
    I will keep you warm
    I’ll take you through the night
    I’ll wrap you in my arms, baby
    Stay with me til dawn
    Take shelter from the storm
    I help you through the night
    I keep you save from harm, darling
     
     
    Stay with me til dawn
    Stay with me til dawn
     
    A.Barton
    SMALL TOWN BOY
     
    You’re just a small town boy
    With a big attitude
    A new boy around
    With so much to proof
     
    Moved around so many times when you where young
    Didn’t know where you was coming from
    Didn’t know who you where supposed to be
    You seem a lot like me
    Still searching to find yourself
    But you don’t know where to look
    You’ve build so many walls
    So misunderstood
     
    You’re just a small town boy
    With a big attitude
    A new boy around
    With so much to proof
    Just a small town kid
    Still singing the blues
    A new boy around
    Yet so much to lose
     
    So you made a promise to yourself
    You would be like no one else
    You’d end up all your dreams you’d be
    And forsake insanity
    Still trying to work things out
    To make the pieces fit
    Don’t be so hard on yourself
    And start to life
     
    Just a small town boy
     
    You’re just a small town boy
    With a big attitude
    A new boy around
    With so much to proof
     
    You’re just a small town kid
    Still singing the blues
    A new boy around
    Yet so much to lose
     
    A.Barton
    LONG WAY HOME
     
    This live has taken me far
    So many roads I had to choose
    Some win some lose
    This live has been a gamble
    I've played my cards close to my heart
    And took my part
    But somehow the mist of time washed all over me
    I’ve lost what I’m supposed to be
     
    And it’s a long way home
    And I don’t know which way to go
    Long way home
    To travel all alone
    It’s a long way home
    And I don’t know which road to take
    Long way home
    But I'll no longer hide from my mistakes
     
    I get so tired of dreamin’
    Where is the boy that burned inside
    With all his pride
    This flame became a candle
    So fragile with the autumn wind
    The need to win
    Somehow the sense of time weights heavy over me
    Tell me who I’m supposed to be
    Oh yeah
     
    ‘Cos it’s a long way home
    And I don’t know which way to go
    Long way home
    To make it all alone
    Yes it’s a long way home
    And I don’t know which road to take
    Long way home
    But I'll no longer hide from my mistakes
     
    Long way home
    I don’t know which way to go
    Long way home
    To make it all alone
    It’s a long way home
    And I don’t know which way to go
    Long way home
    To make it all alone
    Long way home
     
    A.Barton
    ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
     
    I’ve been comin’ round here most every night
    I’ve been trying so hard to catch your eye
    There’s something that I know is there
    Something baby we could share
    Between the sheets of night
     
    Yes, we could take it higher
    Who knows how far we can go
    We’ll discover everything that all true lovers should know
    I’ll gently bring out all the woman you have hidden inside
    All through the night
    All through the night
     
    We can ride down the beach in my car
    I would lay you down under the stars, oh yeah
    A summer breeze washes you and me
    Gently ride into ecstasy
    We can move the sky
     
    Yes, we could take it higher
    Who knows how far we can go
    We’ll discover everything that all true lovers should know
    I’ll gently bring out all the woman you have hidden inside
    All through the night
    All through the night
     
    Yes, we could take it higher
    Who knows how far we can go
    We’ll discover everything that all true lovers should know
     
    Yes, we could take it higher
    Who knows how far we can go
    We’ll discover everything that all true lovers should know
     
    Yes, we could take it higher
    Who knows how far we can go
    We’ll discover everything that all true lovers should know
     
    A.Barton/A.Whelan
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