BRINGING ON BACK THE GOOD TIMES - 40 YEARS ON…
Singer/Songwriter Records his Greatest Hit… at Last
Singer/Songwriter Phillip Goodhand-Tait has penned songs for Roger Daltrey, Gene Pitney, Dennis Waterman, Mary O’Hara and many others. He also wrote the film scores for Universal Soldier and Akenfield – both now cult classics. Over the years he has worked and toured with Elton John, Lou Reed, Thin Lizzy, 10cc, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Deep Purple, Johnny “Guitar” Watson and rock’n’roll legend Larry Williams.
One smash hit written by Phillip was Bringing on Back the Good Times recorded by Love Affair back in 1968. He had always wanted to record this himself, but somehow never got around to it. Now, only 40 years on, it is included on his new album, The Last Laugh. He says, “Last year I was contemplating my second heart operation, plus my song writing friend John Cokell died suddenly, as did Gene Pitney who had recorded my songs. All I’ve ever done is write songs, so to lift the gloom I decided to write an album taking a sardonic look at being ‘of a certain age’. I have a great ten-piece band with me – the Stormsville Shakers – most of these are guys that I that grew up with musically, so the rapport in the studio was fantastic.”
Although there are some bittersweet songs on the album, it is far from gloomy with tracks like, I Remember Comedy (When it Made me Laugh), Old Fool’s in Love Again and Paradise Grill (the world’s first song about a crematorium!) and, of course, at last, Phillip’s version of Bringing on Back the Good Times.
The Last Laugh is the work of a master songwriter at the height of his powers and shows that the good times live on in our hearts, no matter what our age.
Track listing: I remember comedy (when it made me laugh), Even when the world ends, Bringing on back the good times, The old fool's in love again, Heart condition, Not coming back, On a day like this, To find you, Paradise grill, Sanctuary
Available now to buy online or as an mp3 download
LISTEN TO AUDIO CLIPS FROM THE NEW ALBUM IN MP3 FORMAT