Gary Daly, a founding member of the British band, China Crisis will release his debut solo album ‘Gone From Here’ on 31st May 2019. The twelve track album will be available to purchase on the site, Music Glue and is now available to pre-order.
‘Gone From Here’ is a cornucopia of beautiful melodies, sparkling arrangements, tender, clever meditative lyrics, dreamy synths and soaring horns that straddle the different genres of Pop, Folk, and Jazz. The album was mixed by three-time Grammy Award Winner, Mark Pythian, and was produced by David Berger, Carl Brown and Brian McNeill.
Tom Moth from Florence And The Machine brings his ethereal harp playing to the album, alongside musicians from Outfit, Blue Of Noon, China Crisis, Wave Machine, IVME, and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
On working on the album, Tom said: “Extremely honored to have been part of this album, Gary’s music has inspired me since I was 8 years old and continues to do so…”
China Crisis enjoyed international success, selling in excess of 4 million records with five Top 40 singles, eleven Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums in the UK, releasing their first 5 albums with Virgin Records. Their third album Flaunt The Imperfection, was produced by Walter Becker of Steeley Dan fame and reached no.9 in the UK Album Charts in May 1985. China Crisis worked with Becker once again on 1989’s Diary Of A Hollow Horse which earned critical acclaim. Their last album, Autumn in the Neighbourhood, was released in 2015 via Pledge Music with the support of their considerable loyal fan base.
Gary Daly added: “Making records is just about everything I’ve ever wanted to do, from messing about with old tape recorders and crappy synths to working in some of the worlds best recording studios with some amazing artists, it’s a magical experience for sure, and one I continue to love doing”
Gone From Here’s the first track, Carousel Of Stars is now available to download for free at Music Glue, prior to the release of the album, and features John Campbell of It’s Immaterial and China Crisis’s Eric Animar’s breathtaking sax.