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I'm a singer songwriter, made my first L.P. in 1975, Kid In A Big World, which was largely ignored at the time, made a couple more albums for CBS which went unreleased, a few more singles through the late '70s and early '80s, and then just got on with life as you do, writing and recording when the whim or friends took me, and also had a good time A & R'ing albums for other artists. In 2000 I 'retired' to Pembrokeshire and just when I thought it was all second hand bookshops and a belated career in flower arranging, in 2003 RPM reissued 'Kid' to the kind of welcome and acclaim I never thought possible, then my two unreleased '70s albums followed in 2004 and 2005. The renewed interest in my music has re-started my career. The muse I thought was lost forever is smiling and seems happy to have me back.

In September 2012 I released my album, "You Shall Go To The Ball!" featuring a new re-approaching of some of my songs from the 1970s which only ever reached demo stage back then, but which I have always wanted to 'dress' appropriately. If you visit my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/kidinabigworld you will find videos there to accompany each track on the album, plus many more from my other albums.

You can follow what I'm up to as well on my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/kidinabigworld and on Facebook www.facebook.com/johnhowardsongs and www.facebook.com/johnhowardsingersongwriter
xx

Johnhoward John Howard, Murcia, Spain

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    Over The Moon at 3.49
    on November 15, 2013 12:17

    @markjbennett: Thanks Mark! There is new version of this song recently recorded by young singer-songwriter Ralegh Long for the album 'Ebbsfleet International' on the Gare Du Nord label. Worth checking out. Ralegh does a great version of the song.

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    A Quiet Success (Revisited) at 5.44
    on October 23, 2013 10:44

    @markjbennett: Thanx Mark, much appreciate that! It was great to finally revisit this 1977 song in 2012 and give it the production I'd always envisioned for it.

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    The Deal (Revisited)
    on February 22, 2013 13:10

    @ChristyThompson: Thanx Christy! Glad you like the track so much.

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    The Deal (Revisited) at 0.14
    on December 05, 2012 18:12

    @Sunnidayz: Hi my friend Sandy, Yes, I have been in my studio for a few weeks working on some new material and tend to lock myself away when I am in 'Creative Mode'. I have neglected my SC Friends! Sorry for that! But I do appreciate your lovely words, Sandy. Take care and I'll be back soon as poss! xx John

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    Only Love Lifts Us Up (aka 'Not Forgotten') at 0.00
    on December 05, 2012 18:01

    Thanx Leopold. I'm Following you too now! Much appreciate your lovely comments. Extremely heartwarming. Looking forward to listening to your music soon!

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    The Deal (Revisited) at 8.10
    on November 23, 2012 08:49

    @Sunnidayz: Thank you, Sandy. Lovely to hear from you with your great comments. Yes, I have been away from SC for a while. I'm writing and routining new material for a new album in my studio so don't get much time to come on here. But as always it's your comments that bring me back! Hope all is good with you, my friend. Take care. x

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    Barefoot With Angels at 0.45
    on November 06, 2012 08:55

    @GaryPreiss: Thanx Gary. I wanted to have the cello virtually following what the lead vocal is doing, hadn't tried that before. Seems to work ok. Much appreciate your comments.

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    Soundscape No. 3 - "It's Full of Stars!"/Star T... at 3.37
    on November 02, 2012 22:01

    @markjbennett: You are very kind, Mark, it feels really good that you are listening so carefully to my music, it means a great deal. Very flattered indeed. Thank you.

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    The Deal (Revisited) at 5.45
    on November 02, 2012 21:59

    @Doc Dark: Thank you very much, Doc! Much appreciate that.

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    Only Love Lifts Us Up (aka 'Not Forgotten') at 4.44
    on November 01, 2012 14:39

    @markjbennett: I love this community of songwriters sharing their work with each other, Mark. It's a great forum and platform. I've been introduced to such wonderful work by so many talented people on SC. Thanx for your lovely comments on this track, yes, it was a real labour of love! Took a long time to record, as you can imagine, all on my ownsome! Rufus W is someone I admire greatly so that's a true compliment from you there. Thank you. x

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    Sleepless On The Stair at 0.06
    on November 01, 2012 14:36

    Love this song, Mark, so evocative of childhood and innocence.

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    Sleepless On The Stair at 0.40
    on November 01, 2012 14:22

    Like a lullaby, reminds me of my childhood, listening to my father playing piano as I played my childhood games.

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    On My Side at 2.50
    on November 01, 2012 13:33

    You have an innate talent for building a song naturally, the progressions are complex yet sound so simple, a sign of great songwriting, Fronz. Love this!

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    On My Side at 1.19
    on November 01, 2012 13:31

    Another slice of pop heaven.

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    Good Morning, Junebug at 3.23
    on November 01, 2012 13:30

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yah!!

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    Good Morning, Junebug at 1.49
    on November 01, 2012 13:29

    ...mmm, in the right hand channel actually! Don't know my l from my r!! Superb track.

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    Good Morning, Junebug at 1.41
    on November 01, 2012 13:28

    Nice shaker in the left hand channel suddenly, very Macca-ish. Great.

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    Good Morning, Junebug at 0.41
    on November 01, 2012 13:27

    Great pop song, Fronz, those oooohs are so cute. It's all so clean and groovy. Love it.

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    Love in Animation at 2.30
    on November 01, 2012 13:26

    Hypnotic feel, round and round and a good journey getting there.

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    Love in Animation at 0.26
    on November 01, 2012 13:24

    Nice Lindsay Buckingham vibe, Fronz. Cool stuff.

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    Fool at 1.25
    on November 01, 2012 13:22

    Has a lovely Bob Lind vibe, Mats. Great. And when that DT'ing comes in, WOW!!! it's C,S,N, & Y!!! Man of the Canyon!

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    Face Down in the Mud - a Jenx/Bergman/Demkow co... at 1.15
    on November 01, 2012 13:19

    Heard this on Chris's page this morning and LOVE it! Truly beautiful, guys!

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    Storm at 2.27
    on November 01, 2012 13:18

    David Crosby at 3 a.m. - L.A. '69, Grateful D, it's all there, soundchecks of life soundtracks and yet sounds so today. Clever track, Mats. Like this looseness. Trippy, man!!

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    Turn at 2.50
    on November 01, 2012 13:14

    Love the '60s loose approach on this, Mats, takes us back yet feels now.

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    Turn at 1.09
    on November 01, 2012 13:12

    Been away from SC for a wee while, Mats, and missed hearing your great songs. Lovely to have it back.

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    Beside Me at 1.05
    on November 01, 2012 13:10

    So evocative, Mats. Beautiful chord progressions.

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    Whistlestops at 2.48
    on November 01, 2012 12:51
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    Whistlestops at 1.07
    on November 01, 2012 12:50

    Love it where your voice becomes DT'd. Lovely track, Dieter.

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    Whistlestops at 0.24
    on November 01, 2012 12:49

    I'll remove my unattended baggage right away! x

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    middle class white trash ways © at 2.22
    on November 01, 2012 12:47

    Another terrific conversation I am having with you, Mary, in my head listening to this and answering, nodding, loving it. Bare, bared, and brilliant.

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    Country boy hits manhattan © at 2.19
    on November 01, 2012 12:42

    As always, Mary, you make us laugh, make us think, make us sing, make us amazed at your vast talent. I never listen to anything of yours without feeling I've been enriched. Truly parma violetted.

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    Big Blind Special- Got Me Down at 0.19
    on November 01, 2012 12:31

    Great progression.

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    Big Blind Special - This Man Is Me(final version) at 3.39
    on November 01, 2012 12:30

    Great stuff!

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    Between The Sun And You at 2.56
    on November 01, 2012 12:15

    Superb creation of atmosphere, Chris, it takes us to another place, and that place is good. Very very very good.

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    The Threads Of Us at 2.17
    on November 01, 2012 12:11

    This is very special indeed, Chris. Good to hear your dulcet tones again. x

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    Face Down in the Mud -"London Session" with Ber... at 4.20
    on November 01, 2012 12:08

    Tears in my eyes, guys, by not just the beauty of this song but your truly touching vocals together. A partnership made in heaven.

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    Face Down in the Mud -"London Session" with Ber... at 1.56
    on November 01, 2012 12:05

    Utterly superb, love the way you interweave your voices, blessed with such talent, guys.

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    Sara (Fleetwood Mac) at 0.57
    on November 01, 2012 12:03

    @Chris Demkow: Been away from SC for a while, Chris, but am back at the pc today and checking out your new songs. Looking forward very much to that.

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    The Deal (Revisited) at 7.52
    on October 26, 2012 10:00
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    The Deal (Revisited) at 6.42
    on October 17, 2012 13:01

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