New album from Ben Reel ‘Locked In & Live’
The new album from Ben Reel is to be released 15th September 2022 on all platforms titled “Locked in & Live”.
The album will feature 18 songs – 8 live songs recorded during lockdown in The Iontas theatre Castleblayney.
It will also feature 7 studio recorded songs that Ben worked on during lockdown & 3 live acoustic songs that featured on his Facebook live streamed concerts in the 1st year of the covid pandemic. Two of these are cover versions of Bob Dylan’s – Oh Sister and Bruce Springsteen’s – Drive All Night which features Ben on the piano. Out of the 7 studio tracks there is tribute songs to 2 great friends who sadly passed away in the last year: The late Rainbow George Weiss whom Ben co wrote ‘U People & Scoring Goals’ which features voice overs by Rainbow George & his good friend Ian Jury. The song ‘U Look to Me’ was co wrote with the late great Irish songwriter Tony McLoughlin.
The album features the live single ‘This Is the movie’ (locked in & Live).
The album also features previously released singles during lockdown.
‘Isolation Blues‘ – a tongue and cheek look back at the last 2 years.
‘2020 Vision‘ – a song that was recorded during lockdown which Ben played all instruments and shot a great selfie video himself just using his iphone – watch here on YouTube 2020 Vision
‘Tear It Down‘ – protest song against the British Tory party who didn’t really care about the consequences of Brexit that could have resulted with a hard border on the island of Ireland and jeopardized the good friday agreement.
‘When I Was a Boy‘ – a re working of a song that always had promise as a single but didn’t make the cut for Ben’s 2013 album ‘Darkness & the Light‘.
Ben Reel – Belfast CD launch
Fri, Oct 21 @ 8:00PM
Sunflower, 65 Union Street, Belfast, BT1 2JG Northern Ireland, Belfast