friends and families - you know who you are, and we couldn't have made this without
Karen / Reg / Paul
Karen: A Great Journey
Endangered Species has been
a great journey this year. I'm very proud of this album and love the various atmospheres
we've created as well as some of the very personal ideas and stories we've chosen.
I've loved the level of creativity and laughter we shared this year and I'm looking
forward to next year's project and playing some of our favourite tracks live.
Reg: Recording and
This album has been a joy to put together,
and the level of detail that we have all gone to is testament to the labour of
love it became. We have combined a number of natural ambiences with the pieces,
as well as stretching our ideas and possibilities. Indeed, we feel that there
are no barriers to our creative ideas, and are already amassing a wealth of new
material to take us beyond what we have achieved on this album. The two 'suites'
of songs began to emerge quite late in the project, yet fit together effectively
whether it is about intimate experiences or global reflections. 'Endangered Species',
like ZOO, is about songs, ideas and moving forward positively and optimistically.
Writing and performing
This album is a creation of which we are all very proud. For me, it represents
the re-opening of a songwriting book that had been closed for some years. Zoo
has the format and focus to deliver intimate, meaningful lyrics within a diverse
musical envelope, both on CD and on stage. It's been a pleasure to work with my
great friends Reg and Karen in producing this collection, and promoting our work
at festivals, during 2004.