Thursday, September 1, 2016
"September Baby" came to mind immediately for this month's spotlight. A popular and much-requested song that appears on Joseph's third full album, 'Redemption's Son' (Real World Records, 2002). Tchad Blake mixed that album and also sequenced, edited and mixed the 'Junkyard Hearts' EPs and worked more recently with Joseph on 'The Family'. The song "September Baby" was covered by Greg Connors on his 2009 album 'Full Moon Flashlight'.
The floating, languid feel of the melody seems just right for waning summer days and the onset of autumn. I hope you'll enjoy this great video compiled from clips filmed at Real World Studios of Tchad and Joseph during a mixing session, along with assorted dogs and pictures from Joseph's sketchbook - << Joseph Arthur - September Baby >>
... and I'll leave you with this snippet from the lyrics
I can see September's sun
Sinking in the autumn sky
If you want me to be gone
I've left already in my mind
Summertime is over
I don't owe you nothing
PS. Wishing a happy birthday to any September babies out there!
(helen / @junkyard_h)