|2.||In The Dead Of Night|
|4.||Catch Me If You Can|
|6.||Arthur (dedicated to Arthur Conley)|
|10.||Bye Bye Johnny - Be Good||Download|
|11.||The Sunset Waltz|
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Here's Barry's description of how the album came into being.
"The idea for all the material on this CD hit me one evening while I was sitting in the car waiting for someone. It was what I'd been waiting on for awhile and I knew I'd recognise it for what it was when it did hit me.
I set to work on it and "Lonely Road" was the first song written and rehearsed. Then, following my usual crazy pattern of working, I didn't do much for about another year. Don't ask me why - I can't answer it!
The idea to work with some good friends was always there and I was thrilled when they all said yes! That meant a studio had to be booked - within a time frame that would suit everyone - which in reality turned out to mean I had about a month to write the rest of the album. I have found over the years that having a strict deadline has always helped to focus me and so I didn't feel any stress at all.
Working in the recording studio is regarded as a very stressful occasion but I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of recording this album. It seemed to have an energy and a tempo all of its own and I just went along with the ride.
I'm eternally grateful to everyone who brought their special magic to the proceedings. Making music is a wonderful thing and I hope you all enjoy listening to the results as much as we enjoyed recording them for you.
To those of you who ask - "who's Johnny?" - the answer is, Johnny is the personification of many people we see - or don't - around us every day. Johnny is the misunderstood, the lonely, the outcast, the unfortunate, the part of society and ourselves we'd rather not know about.
The album title "Beyond The Tears" should be seen as positive. We all know that it's difficult to get through life without picking up a few scars along the way but the idea is to keep on going so that eventually you get to dance to the sunset waltz".