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The Road to Freedom by Chris de Burgh - new CD 2004

Chris de Burgh - The Road To Freedom

Chris de Burgh talks about his first album on the Ferryman Productions label - 'The Road To Freedom'.
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There is an amazing cover to the new album 'The Road To Freedom'. Have you had a hand in the design of the cover, was that your idea - the eye with the world reflected in it?
Chris de Burgh

"Well the eye came from my manager Kenny Thomson, he literally woke up in the middle of the night and said 'I've got a great idea for a record cover'. Because it is an ongoing process, coming up not only with a title, for me 'The Road To Freedom' was an easy one to come up with because it was the title of a song and a new venture for me.
But Kenny said 'I've got this great idea about an eye' so he and I, worked on it, talked about it, changed it. The eye itself is my daughter Rosanna. Ironically the picture inside the eye is the globe and the place just underneath her eyelid at the top is the place where she won the Miss World competition in China.

And there is a picture of a guitar, if you look carefully there is a guitar as it were, that's me going around the world.
And her uncle, keeping it in the family, her uncle Davy - my wife's Brother, took the photograph because he's a professional photographer."

On the album, what is noticeable is that you haven't got the big band behind you, this is a slightly different approach isn't it?
Chris de Burgh
"Yes it is, in the past, for years in fact, I've been writing songs for band performance because I've been very lucky to have a very solid International career playing big venues, stadiums and that all around the World.
This time I wanted to go back to the solo performance because of the hundred and ten shows I did last year, about seventy were with the band all over the place and forty solo.
I did a tour of Russia solo, Canada and around Europe - just me, guitar, piano, a few songs, a few stories, my favourites, other peoples favourites and that's what I had in my mind when I wrote the songs for 'The Road To Freedom'."
To mention one of the songs off the new album - 'Here For You', could you tell us a little more about that track?
Chris de Burgh
"'Here For You' is about when your child grows up and that scene in the airport when all the friends are there and the Mother and Father, everybody's crying and the person, the young person is maybe going to America for a couple of years or Australia.
It's a time of apprehension and excitement and also sadness.
My Daughter Rosie sang a little bit at the end of it , to say - don't worry about me, I'll be OK."
There are some new and innovative marketing ideas especially in the UK with the release of this new record?
Chris de Burgh
" We've done something very unusual, not only is it the first album on my own record company called 'Ferryman Productions' - 'The Road To Freedom', but we've decided for a number of reasons which I will explain to make it only available in Woolworth's and also on my website . One of the reasons is that so many people I know, although this is a music industry that covers all ages, some people do feel intimidated going into some of these record stores. An example of this is a friend of mine went in the other day, to a record store and asked for a record by Dione Warwick, and the young girl behind the counter said 'I've never heard of him'. This is the kind of carry on, so making it just available in Woolies we think, is a good idea."

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