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“Fake Thackray” album getting a fantastic response

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The new album cover

AN album recorded in the spare bedroom of a house at Lymm is getting a “fantastic response” from fans of the late, great Jake Thackray.
Titled, “The Resurrection of Frederic Debreu” it features songs written by novelist Alex Marsh and songwriter Paul Thompson (pictured above) and sung by John Watterson – all fans of Thackray – in the style of the great man.
It was produced in a bedroom at Paul’s home with his son, Will, arranging and producing the session and also playing base and ukulele.
John – a well-known interpreter of Thackray’s music – provides the vocals while Paul plays guitar.
Previously they have produced an album of unreleased Thackray songs entitled “The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray”.
The new songs have been written by Alex and Paul and all purport to be English versions of lost classics by a legendary Frenchman, Frederic Debreu, who is actually a fictional character from a comic novel written by Alex.
They are, in turn, comic, satirical, absurd and poignant, and they are getting a fantastic response from listeners.
On Saturday February 17 the team are staging an evening at The Spread Eagle, Lymm celebrating Frederic Debreu, the album and the novel, with a little Jake Thackray thrown in for good measure. The event is one of Lymm Festival’s “Winter Warmers”, and details will be available on the festival website.
The album is available from www.fakethackray.com or Amazon, and anyone who would like to get a flavour of what to expect should look for John Watterson – The Resurrection of Frederic Debreu on YouTube.

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