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Talking to a Stranger - Launch Review, November 2004

Talking to a Stranger is the new, eagerly-awaited album from Tyneside singer-songwriter Pete Scott. Pete, who toured extensively in the 70s and 80s supporting major names such as Lindisfarne, Janis Ian, Judy Tzuke, John Martyn and Richard Thompson, suspended regular gigging in the 90s to concentrate on writing and teaching, a career which has included a ground-breaking spell working in a high security prison, and a number of theatre projects.

Commissioned to produce an album featuring the work of 19th century Geordie poet and raconteur Joe Wilson, Pete Scott returned to the live scene two years ago with The Day of Life, an album of Wilson material for which the original music had been lost. Pete wrote new melodies for the pieces and with his one-man show offered a new perspective on Joe Wilson's contribution to North-East culture.

Currently working on a musical play celebrating Joe Wilson's legacy, Pete has now released Talking to a Stranger which features his own most recent collection of songs. The 13 tracks include One Man Band written during his tenure as Britain's first musician in residence at a high security jail, HMP Moorland, near Doncaster. “That's what they used to call me each time I turned up at the prison gates with all my gear,” he says.

In fact, he ceased to be a one man band soon after arriving at Moorland, forming a four-piece rock group called 24/7, and producing a four-track CD within the prison which won a prestigious Koestler award. Pete travelled to London to receive the award on behalf of the band from arts minister Paul Boateng. “Teaching at the prison was a powerful experience which has informed all my writing since then,” says Pete. “The songs on the new album reflect some of the insights I felt I gained during that time.”

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Pete's latest album:

CD - Sweet Dreams Of Contentment

CD - Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell

Songs To Sing & Jokes To Tell
available online from:

    CD Baby

Hear tracks from the album

CD - Why Sing Goodbye Songs

Why Sing Goodbye Songs
available online from:

    CD Baby

Hear tracks from the album

Read the album launch review

Watch Pete on YouTube:

    He Said She Said Yeah
    Eddie's Dead
    William Smith and Pauline Jones
    Fantastic Pasty
    Pity The Poor Baritone

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