Out now! 2016 STUDIO ALBUM Release date: 16 September, 2016
Track List [Click on titles next to for sound bytes]
1. Sacrifice My Heart
(Petula Clark/Sarah Naghshineh/Paul Visser/John Owen Williams)
3. Endgame Petula Clark/John Owen Williams
4. Fever (Eddie Cooley/John Davenport)
5. From Now On (Petula Clark/Vincent Degiorgio/Paul Visser/John Owen Williams)
6. While You See a Chance (Steve Winwood/Will Jennings)
7. Miracle to Me (Petula Clark)
8. Sincerely (Sarah Naghshineh/Paul Visser/John Owen Williams)
9. Pour Etre Aime De Toi (Petula Clark/Charles Aznavour)
10. Never Let Go (Petula Clark/Stephen Large/Paul Visser/John Owen Williams)
11. Happiness (Music and Lyrics: Petula Clark French translation: Petula Clark & Alain Boublil)
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WALK OF FAMER VIN DI BONA ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 22, 2017 —A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
The new selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream began at 2:15 p.m. PDT and was held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices.
“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said Di Bona. “As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, Director F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana
In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin
In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, PETULA CLARK, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic
In the category of RADIO: KLOS Radio personality Steve Jones
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website walkoffame.com.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 30 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.
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Paul Visser, Petula, & John Williams in front of John's studio.
Q & A with John Williams From Now On Producer
Q What was the first song recorded for the album? And what was the last?
A We started recording in earnest in September 2015 for about five or six weeks. However, Petula would often come over to my studio post Lost In You¯ album and we would write together. Songs like From Now On, Never Let Go, ¯ and End Game¯ started out as sketches and developed as fully blown ideas as time went by. It was a very organic evolving mechanism. I would kick start a song and layers would be applied - very much like a painter at his easel applying the colours. Petula was a presence in all of the process- both recording and mixing. End Game was the first song that was recorded- because we started that a few years ago. The last song we recorded on was Sincerely since we were still adding sounds even in the mixing process.
Q What were the reasons the 3 covers were chosen?
A Just songs that i loved and thought would suit Petula. And songs that she loved too.
Q Petula's try at Blackbird didn't work out in the Lost In You sessions, but what was different about this time?
A We never actually got past recording one guitar part when we discussed recording Blackbird for the Lost In You Session. We never even did a vocal track- as we had recorded the song in the original key - which was wrong for Petula. So we put it to one side. I had been working with a guitarist called Ben Walker who I knew would be perfect to play the guitar part. We found a better key and I recorded the track with him. Just the two of us in my studio and Petula sang it later- to the accompaniment of a real blackbird in my garden. Paul Visser added the soundscape magic.
Q What are the similarities and differences between this new album and Lost in You?
A I wanted Petula to play more piano and keyboards on this record. And I wanted her to do more backing vocals. Other than that it was the same team of Paul Visser mainly at the controls and playing a lot of the instruments, and Steve Evans at the mixing desk. The recording location was the same studio at the bottom of my garden, but Steve Evans's studio had moved to Trowbridge- where Petula and I went to mix with him. There are also more original songs and less covers than the last album. Petula was very involved in the process as she always is. She has a very keen ear and loves being part of our little team!
Q Will there be a video for the single?
A Yes -already done.
Q Aside from Peggy Lee being one of Petula's favorites, why was Fever chosen?
Petula was reluctant to do this originally, but we put together a gutsy track and she loved it.
Q When did Petula write Miracle to Me? What's it about?
A It's a love song. You will have to ask her what it is about!
Q Can you give us some background to the choice of photo for the cover?
A It was a still from the video shoot. Everyone loved the colours and image - timeless and classic.