I originally came up with the idea for a 'Concept Album' sometime during the mid-1980s, while playing with a 3-piece rock band called 'Nobody's Fools'. I had written the basic storyline and a few of the songs, but it got shelved and left to sit in a box for years. A couple of years ago I discovered a yellow A4 ringbinder sitting at the bottom of a shelf in a cupboard. It was full of lyrics and musical ideas which seemed to be jotted down on whatever was handy at the time.
In the middle was a copy of my 'Concept' idea. All the character descriptions and some musical themes to match. I decided then to start writing and recording the material and see what comes out of it. Now, after just over 2 years I am getting somewhere with it. Over 2 hours of music demoed up and a short orchestral suite scored. (Well it wouldn't be a proper Concept Album if it wasn't enough for a Triple Vinyl LP)! My plan is to release the songs, maybe in 2 volumes in the middle of 2020. Followed by the Suite sometime after. Possibly early 2021.