So...on a complete reversal to his original thought of bypassing being an artist...Barry takes to the studio again to sing his songs for the first time in the way that he has always wanted them to be heard.
This new album is not a ‘greatest hits’ revisited, nor an exercise in nostalgia, but a chance for him to reclaim the compositions that have meant the most to him since he started his stellar career over fifty years ago. There's no overblown production ... just a gentle breeze of an album with tasteful acoustics augmented by elegant piano and soaring harmonies.
Barry says with pride but not a trace of arrogance... “On ‘Songs From The Heart Book’ I’m singing those tunes I now realise no one ever should have sung before me...because they're all too personal. They are the soundtrack to my life, and I couldn’t leave them in the past. I needed to drag them kicking and screaming back into the light where they belong”.