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Terry Woods has decided to reform the
Woods Band, an amazing thirty years after their successful first and only album. Their self-titled record was reissued earlier this year and afterwards Terry contacted Gay to ask whether she would have any objections to his using the name.
Gay herself said she wasn't interested in the group fulltime although she had no objection to appearing as a 'guest' vocalist if asked. However, she was thrilled to hear that Terry was intending to perform again. "I was really delighted that he was playing again. It's teriffic news. He used to get, when I was with him, so that he couldn't stand it and I understood. Sometimes you have to stand away from it for a while. I feel so glad that I dropped everything last November. You do need the break" I asked Gay how she thought the public would take to the Woods Band without her vocals but she wasn't to be drawn ! It's not known at this time how many of the original band are included in the new lineup.
After many delays, Gay's new wave/new romantic connection is out on CD The long-awaited Songs for Echo by Auto Da Fe looks set to be a major release. To celebrate its appearance on 12th November 2001 the site has dedicated three pages to recalling the days of 1983 when the band was at its peak. You can click onto them at the bottom of this feature.
The album is a compilation of two live sessions the band did for the BBC's In Concert series . One of the concerts featured guest musician Phil Lynott. It will be out on Hux Records and the label is also working on a Gay and Terry release (see feature below).
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HUX NEW PROJECT IS GAY AND TERRY MATERIAL
Hux Records have confirmed they are to press ahead with their plans to release the former Strange Fruit live album of Gay and Terry Woods. The record didn't get a good press initially, perhaps because most of the tracks were available on the Tenderhooks CD as better versions but there will be new live recordings from another concert in with them this time and if Hux give it the treatment they have done with Songs From Echo, it promises to be a much better proposition. They'll be a track listing here at a later date as the project progresses but look forward to hearing some G&T new live material on CD at last !
Further to this - the project is still ongoing, more details of release dates etc as and when they arrive.
September 2001,January 2002
SOLO PROJECT STILL SIMMERING
Gay says she is still keen to make a solo album at some stage. It was her intention to begin work sooner rather than later but she has preferred to wait for some of her favourite musicians to become available. The latest estimate from her is 'within the next year or so' but she does have a lot of other interests as well and may postpone it again. Who knows....
RELEASE AT LAST !
GAY AND TERRY ON RECORD AGAIN
Gay has recorded with Terry Woods again - on an album with other musicians - the brainchild of journalist Colin Harper. She has just been into the studio in County Wicklow to re-record 'Dreams' from the Woods Band album. Also featured on the record are Colin Reid,Brian Connor,Ali McKenzie and Janet Holmes singing lead vocal. The new version of the old song will be Gay's only contribution- she appears as a guest but said of her return into the studio, "The song brings back a lot of memories - amongst other things.It was good to listen back and hear any interesting mistakes and natural collisions in the music and vocal harmony". The project has now been completed and this site will bring you full details of availability, tracks etc and a review fairly soon !
November 2001, updated January 2002
GAY AND TERRY ALBUMS ON CD
Some good news from Hux Records - they have finally licensed the rights to the first three Gay and Terry Woods albums from Polygram and are planning to release a compilation. This will be the first time 'Backwoods', 'Renowned' and 'The Time Is Right' have seen the light of day since their vinyl releases in the seventies. It's good news for those of us who have been campaigning to get them made available again. The site will keep you upto date with the final tracklisting and date of issue when it becomes available.
sept01 - jan02