The Original Composer's Cuts
ABOUT THE ALBUM ’DEEP RIVER’
The album ’Deep River‘ contains twelve original recordings of songs, written by Peter Vale, which went on to be big hits for top international artists.
The majority of these were co-written with his long-term writing partner, Mick Leeson. This was an impressive series of lead-off songs, which helped various artists to career-breaking and often worldwide success. Besides the original recordings of ’Would I Lie To You‘ for Charles & Eddie, ’Love Will Keep Us Alive‘ for the legendary Eagles, ‘I’ll Be There’ for the father of soul Ray Charles and many other artists' cuts, the album also contains a stand-out 2021 pop/soul version of the worldwide 80‘s rock hit ’Take Me Home Tonight‘ by Eddie Money. There are also four other brand new tracks, which show that Vale is continuing to write songs of quality, especially in the pop/soul genre.
ABOUT THE ARTIST PETER VALE
Peter Vale is an English writer, producer and musician who has provided an impressive number of songs, which helped various artists to career-breaking and often worldwide success, including the world-wide number one hit, ‘Would I Lie To You’, recorded originally by Charles & Eddie, and – among others – recordings on albums by the Eagles, Eddie Money, Sheena Easton, Paul Young, The Commodores, Al Jarreau and Ray Charles. For over twenty years, Vale was one half of a writing partnership with Mick Leeson, one of the most successful teams of pop/soul writers in the UK. Apart from his writing ability, he is an excellent ’soulful’ singer, and an top arranger/producer as well. This is illustrated on his original recordings, the 2021– album ’Deep River‘, which also includes four new tracks.
Artwork: Klaus Voormann
ABOUT THE SONG ’TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT’
Peter Vale’s American smash hit, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’, written for Eddie Money in 1985, was not only a number one hit in America, but also took the international charts by storm and is still one of the most frequently played songs in America. In 2020, the writers received the BMI 8-Million- Plays Award for it.
For the new 2021 version, writer/artist/arranger/producer Peter Vale has succeeded in producing a contemporary pop/soul version of the 1985 rock-recording. Of course it has the famous feature line of the legendary Ronettes ‘Be My Little Baby‘. The song is now available as a Deep River album version and as a brilliant pop/soul remix version from JEO, leading the way as a double single from the forthcoming album ‘Deep River’.
ABOUT THE COVER ARTWORK OF SINGLE & ALBUM
The legendary musician & multi-awarded artist Klaus Voormann, one of the outstanding personalities in pop history, into which he has been drawn as a close friend and companion of the Beatles, bassist of Manfred Mann, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Lou Reed and B.B. King etc, but also as cover artist for the Bee Gees, Paul McCartney and especially for the Beatles, drew the covers for Peter Vale. For his sensational artwork of the Beatles’ 'Revolver' album, Klaus Voormann received the Grammy Award 'Best Album Cover / Graphic' in 1967, a Grammy Award 'Album of the Year' in 1973 for the live album 'The Concert For Bangla Desh', 2011 a Grammy nomination 'Best Box Of Special Edition Package' for his solo album 'A Sideman's Journey'. In Germany, Klaus Voormann has also been a highly successful producer of Trio (Da Da Da), Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Heinz-Rudolf Kunze and Nena. In 2018, Voormann received the German 'ECHO Award' for his lifetime achievement.