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The Garden is the album put together by Bruce Mee as a tribute to his late mother, who died of cancer in 2020. Called Circle of Friends because the majority of the singers appearing on the album are personal friends of Bruce and Khalil, and were all willing to help bring this wonderful concept to life. Growing up in the 70s/80s, Bruce developed a love for Melodic Rock, his first ever live show being when his mother took him and his brother, Chris, to see Alvin Stardust in 1974. But it was in 1978 when Chris bought Rainbow 'Rising' that Bruce's musical taste began to turn away from ABBA to the more hard rocking strains of the likes of Blackmore, Dio, Magnum, Survivor, Dare, Bonfire, Night Ranger and many others. Of course, a strong love for ABBA still remains, explaining the gorgeous cover of 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' by Robin Beck on 'The Garden'.Over the years, certain other songs appealed to Bruce, almost demanding to be updated to a more modern sound. Tracks like Blondie's '11:59', BOC's classic 'Don't Fear the Reaper' and the little known Fierce Heart song 'Never Gonna Make Me Cry', which should be revered in the same company as Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' and is given a phenomenal work-out here by House of Lords' James Christian.
The Garden is the album put together by Bruce Mee as a tribute to his late mother, who died of cancer in 2020. Called Circle of Friends because the majority of the singers appearing on the album are personal friends of Bruce and Khalil, and were all willing to help bring this wonderful concept to life. Growing up in the 70s/80s, Bruce developed a love for Melodic Rock, his first ever live show being when his mother took him and his brother, Chris, to see Alvin Stardust in 1974. But it was in 1978 when Chris bought Rainbow 'Rising' that Bruce's musical taste began to turn away from ABBA to the more hard rocking strains of the likes of Blackmore, Dio, Magnum, Survivor, Dare, Bonfire, Night Ranger and many others. Of course, a strong love for ABBA still remains, explaining the gorgeous cover of 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' by Robin Beck on 'The Garden'.Over the years, certain other songs appealed to Bruce, almost demanding to be updated to a more modern sound. Tracks like Blondie's '11:59', BOC's classic 'Don't Fear the Reaper' and the little known Fierce Heart song 'Never Gonna Make Me Cry', which should be revered in the same company as Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' and is given a phenomenal work-out here by House of Lords' James Christian.
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Garden
Artist: Circles Of Friends
Format: CD
New: Available $23.98
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DISC: 1

1. Little Piece of Heaven (Doro) 4:48
2. Take My Love to Heart (Jaime Kyle) 3:22
3. Never Gonna Make Me Cry (James Christian) 4:16
4. Bad Blood (Jeff Scott Soto) 4:42
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You (Robin Beck) 4:33
6. Truth or Dare (Karen Fell) 3:33
7. Alone (Robin McAuley) 3:50
8. Trick of the Light (Darby Mills) 3:59
9. 11:59 (Ellinor Asp) 3:19
10. Time Has Come (Cheri Lyn) 3:36
11. When He's Gone (Gabrielle de Val) 3:04
12. Love Is Tough (Tanya Rizkala) 3:29
13. Don't Fear the Reaper (Robin McAuley) 5:33

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The Garden is the album put together by Bruce Mee as a tribute to his late mother, who died of cancer in 2020. Called Circle of Friends because the majority of the singers appearing on the album are personal friends of Bruce and Khalil, and were all willing to help bring this wonderful concept to life. Growing up in the 70s/80s, Bruce developed a love for Melodic Rock, his first ever live show being when his mother took him and his brother, Chris, to see Alvin Stardust in 1974. But it was in 1978 when Chris bought Rainbow 'Rising' that Bruce's musical taste began to turn away from ABBA to the more hard rocking strains of the likes of Blackmore, Dio, Magnum, Survivor, Dare, Bonfire, Night Ranger and many others. Of course, a strong love for ABBA still remains, explaining the gorgeous cover of 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' by Robin Beck on 'The Garden'.Over the years, certain other songs appealed to Bruce, almost demanding to be updated to a more modern sound. Tracks like Blondie's '11:59', BOC's classic 'Don't Fear the Reaper' and the little known Fierce Heart song 'Never Gonna Make Me Cry', which should be revered in the same company as Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin' and is given a phenomenal work-out here by House of Lords' James Christian.
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