After an extensive, international career as sought-after session-man and composer, MICKEY ‘Mick’ WYNNE has released his first full studio album entitled ‘Mick I’ — by The World of Mick — this 7th June 2019. The World of Mick’s new single ‘Beautiful Thing’ was released on 6th May, in advance of the debut album.
His album brings together a group of talented friends including the much-vaunted pedal-steel guitarist B. J. Cole, Irish singer Patrick Bergin, Jim Mortimore (bass) and ace engineer Joe Gibb (mixing, additional production) to help him celebrate his many passions; his influences & inspirations, the brothers-in-music he has met along the way; his sense of place & time; his rich musical heritage; his diligent morality; and perhaps most importantly of all, the complex relationships he’s had with life partners. The love of a woman, he says, has kept him, “going strong…”
Perhaps fittingly then, the new album begins with a number Mick describes as “a dedicated love song… and tribute to feminine power” — ‘The Love of My Woman’ — which has a busking rhythmic drive and excellent vocal power.
‘French Blooze’ (with former Robin Hood, Patrick Bergin) has a sense of Parisian vagabond-panache with blanched voices and a characteristic twang. The love-lost lyrics are deeply melancholic as set against Anja McCloskey’s stray accordion.
Mick calls ‘Beautiful Thing’ – now released as a single — his “always in love” song. It rocks along with guileless charm and has a nifty sing-along chorus. But, just as a Lennon & McCartney number might have — especially post-‘Revolver’ — this track has a carefully constructed, experimental and ethereal episode that might remind the listener of one of Joe Meek’s production numbers, circa 1961.
If you like songs of suffering and redemption, courage and forgiveness and the blues of satisfaction often cleverly rendered with skiffle beats, joy-filled vocal harmonies and catchy choruses then you’ll be more than delighted to be in the World of Mick!