THE CHRIS WHITE EXPERIENCE
This year (2019) The Zombies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a British invasion alongside Radiohead and The Cure. On stage with the rest of the band was Chris White; the man who co-produced and wrote more than half of the seminal Odessey & Oracle album, who composed (the now standard) This Will Be Our Year and who penned and co-produced the worldwide hit Hold Your Head Up for Argent. His acceptance speech from the night, widely quoted in Rolling Stone, beautifully summarised the golden age of recording: “Music and songs are the bookmarks in all our lives, it’s the language that binds us all together”. The Chris White Experience is an incredible collection of unreleased recordings from the last 50 years.
After The Zombies, Chris White produced records for a number of diverse artists (Colin Blunstone, Argent, Marti Caine, Doris Troy, Matthew Fisher, Duffy Power, and others) with further production sessions filled with unreleased material (Diana Dors, Dire Straits, Charlie Dore). The popularity of his songwriting has been celebrated by various artists (Beck, Paul Weller, Tom Petty, The Foo Fighters) recorded in a number of languages, and reached number one worldwide (Japan, Europe, and America). This collection of demos, co-writes, and unreleased gems is the third in an acclaimed series detailing his work as a songwriter and producer between 1969-2019.
Most of these songs have never been heard, with Volume Three spanning half a century from an unreleased 1969 Zombies demo, right up to an October 2019 recording from Et Tu Brucé. With collaborations featuring Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (Unhappy Girl) and London band Et Tu Brucé (Can’t Seem To Fall In Love) as well as performances from Joe Lee Wilson (Archie Shepp) Russ Ballard (Argent) Stuart Elliott (Cockney Rebel, Kate Bush) and many more. Following on from the much-celebrated Volumes One and Two, it is a brilliant and vital document in the history of British music and analogue recording.
The Chris White Experience – Volume Three features 13 tracks showcasing his considerable songwriting catalogue, with so much more to discover. There are three further albums to be released in 2020.