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June 21, 2009, 8:05 pm
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Here’s a recent article which appeared in the Scottish Sunday Mail.

It includes a small interview with Billy Sloan and Scotland’s Top Music Writer – John Douglas (sorry Billy)


Here’s the article:

TRASHCAN SINATRAS guitarist John Douglas fulfilled a childhood dream when Carly Simon agreed to sing on their new album.

He sent a fan letter to the You’re So Vain legend begging her to guest on In The Music.

The Scot could not believe it when the Oscar and Grammy winner promised to duet on the track Should I Pray.

The band flew to the US to record in New York and Martha’s Vineyard, where Carly lives.

John said: “Carly’s an amazing songwriter with a beautiful, distinctive voice. I got introduced to her 1972 album No Secrets by one of my first girlfriends. Carly’s songs meant a lot to me over the years.”

In The Music was produced by Andy Chase, who passed a note to Carly via a friend.

John said: ” Andy thought it would not happen. But I sent Carly a note saying No Secrets was the soundtrack to my early romance. She loved the track and said she’d do it.”

Carly couldn’t visit the studio for their sessions.

John said: “We never got to see Carly tape her vocal. But she said it was the best new song she’d heard in years.

“Two months later I received the finished track at home in Glasgow. All my teenage dreams came true.”

In The Music – their first full studio album since 2004’s Weightlifting – features brilliant new single I Wish You’d Met Her, released on July 27.

The album is out on September 14 and they plan a US and UK tour and set at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

It’s been hailed as their most upbeat. John – whose partner is Eddi Reader – said: “Our singer Frank Reader – Eddi’s brother – and guitarist Paul Livingston both got married.

“I’ve been really happy with Eddi for years. I think something’s in the air.”

smail_210609_321 June 2009 Sunday Mail

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