It’s hard to believe that Dancing With My Spirit
was recorded nearly a quarter of a century ago, and since that time, for a variety of reasons, has been sitting ‘unreleased' on a shelf in my studio. The album contains a gift of inspired songs written by Archie, and brought to life during pre-production by the talented musicians who performed on it - Bruce Haymes (keyboards), Dave Steel (guitars), Stuart Speed (bass) and Archie Cuthbertson (drums).
But the songs truly entered another dimension when the Tiddas came to the studio and added their gorgeous, bold harmonies to the mix. The combination of these 3 women and Archie singing together created a magic that’s rare and precious, and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed this creation.
I suppose it’s just that Dancing With My Spirit
has been waiting for the right time to reveal itself to the public. That time has now come, heralded by the Tiddas' announcement that they are reforming especially to sing with Archie once more, and to showcase the songs from the album via series of performances around Australia.
Needless to say I’m absolutely thrilled at this turn of events - thrilled that a recording I truly believe in is finally being released, thrilled that the Tiddas are finally returning to the stage, and totally thrilled to be involved as producer of the album and one of the performing musicians in these upcoming shows. Some things are truly worth waiting for..