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Kicker nicker bocker glory chance rhythm to my feet”

1000 Miles ~ from songwriter album, FREEWAY

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Freeway DOUBLE ALBUM

Digital Download
ALL tracks from the two Freeway CDs released in 2017

Over 86 minutes, nine songwriter songs and nine electronic dance tracks
Per album compact discs (CDs) and downloads continue to be available by genre at CD Baby Store

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Songwriting and Romanticism 

Valentine's Day brings to mind all things romantic. Somehow on that day I landed on a Wikipedia page about Romanticism, and was pleasantly surprised to realise it bears many a resemblance to the process of songwriting, as follows:

A strong emotion is the authentic source of the artistic experience. Spontaneity is a desirable characteristic harnessing the power of the imagination to envision and to escape. This spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings can include confrontation with the sublime quality of untamed nature. Of primary importance is the free expression of the feelings of the artist. The artist's feeling is law. 

In order to truly express these feelings, the content of the art must come from the imagination of the artist, with as little interference as possible from artificial rules dictating what a work should consist of. The influence of models from other works would impede the creator's own imagination; originality is absolutely essential. 

Natural laws govern these matters, so the imagination at least of a good creative artist would freely and unconsciously follow through artistic inspiration if left alone to do so. 

The concept of ...the artist who is able to produce his own original work through this process of creation from nothingness, is key to Romanticism and to be derivative would be the worst sin. This idea is often called ‘romantic originality’.

[adapted from Wikipedia notes, see under Basic characteristics at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism]

Introducing Freeway 


'Freeway' songwriter version (blue)

It's about freedom and travels of the road and spirit, heart and mind. A dynamic blend that pulls like the waves. The songwriter tracks are kindred to the original demo recordings. Working with Paul Baggott over the internet between the UK and USA it took a few years to get things polished. Very proud of what we've achieved and looking forward to rattling your ears. 

Freeway has its own freedom. You’ll feel a shift of atmospheres from song to song. There are hard and soft edges, dark and light flurries. It is soulful, soul searching, melancholic, romantic, intense, nostalgic, even magical/mystical. What else! An experiment weaving the likes of electro-acoustic art rock, electronic pop, folk and orchestral with some sections having a ‘soundtrack’ lent. Lyrical contexts are somewhat ambiguous leaving the meaning open to interpretation.

'Freeway - The Remixes' (red)

Freeway – The Remixes lets loose the Producer’s EDM Cut. Using jigsaw snips of vocals Paul created brand new tracks. The beats and arrangements echo the passion and dynamism of the original material, likewise an emotive and eclectic mix, but (bar the first track) you’ll wonder at times “which one is this supposed to be?” The album oozes a drama with its progressive beat- and bass-driven energy including an edgy military-esque verve. Laced with the breaks of progressive-trance and the rhythms and percussions of house it links genres of alternative dance, techno, trip hop, R & B and jazz and not to forget the ambience of some downtempo electronica.

Songs by Alison Fleming : Produced and mastered by Paul Baggott : additional contributions by Paul Fleming, Paul "Buzzy" Bosomworth, Stephen Hugill, Mike Serrano, Brandon Welch. Boardwalk Cover art design by Paul Baggott.

PROJECT ‘FREEWAY’ TWO ALBUMS RELEASED THROUGH CD BABY, ON FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017