International Times

by Jaki Whitren & John Cartwright

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Emotional Rescue is proud to present the previously Privately Pressed album, International Times. Recorded in 1983 following Jaki and Johns’ relocation from the hippy-haven of Glastonbury to a rural commune in France, their dreams and hopes are expressed over these 11 soul-jazz wrapped songs.

After finding limited success as artists in the major-label dominated world of the corporate 1970s – Jaki, via a solo LP for Epic and as backing singer for Alan Parsons and John, as a respected session musician – the couple decided to literally break free, physically and mentally, from their past and start a new life with their young family and friends in tow.

The timeless lyrics and heartfelt optimism within are manifest to their dreams and lifestyle beliefs and offer a beautiful encapsulation of the choices deep down we should all share.

Moving out of their folk background they, accompanied on drums and keys by their young sons, matched their newfound (and at times pop) lyrics within a Soul-Jazz melting pot.

The subsequent Privately Pressed album may have become a lost classic amongst the new wave sounds of the early 80s, but 30 years later it’s dreams and uplifting hopes within are as profound today as their intention all those years ago.

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released August 1, 2012

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