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“A SONG FOR YOU”——–SONGS WRITTEN BY GED ROBERTS

THE SONGS OF GED ROBERTS

This page is all about my songs….

Ged Roberts caricature, created by my son Marco.

I have been writing songs since I was 15……

…and on this page I am going to share some of those songs with you..in the early years,while still at school, I was writing with Dave Smerdon, Sam Wilkinson, and my brother Hal. ..

We had a band called “Amygdala”. If you have heard my song “Songs of Innocence” you will have heard the band mentioned. More on that,and the songwriting history  later………

I guess my most successful song has to be “TELL ME YOU LOVE ME”, which was recorded by Daniel O´Donnell, and featured on his album,“FROM DANIEL WITH LOVE”. It sold so well that I received a GOLD DISC for my song.

At home with my disc..!!!!

At home with my disc..!!!!

The song has gone right across the world and has also been recorded by Australian country singer Stephen R.Cheyney

Here are some more “GOLD DISC” memories…

With the family……..
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With Liverpool football legend Phil Thompson……

with Phil Thompson.

with Phil Thompson.

AND WITH THE MAN HIMSELF; DANIEL O´DONNELL.

The Gold Disc

The Gold Disc

 “TELL ME YOU LOVE ME” was originally featured on my 2nd Cd called “A SONG FOR YOU”.

 This cd and all my others will be introduced on this page,too.

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It will take some time to upload everything , but I will start by showing a few photos of my co-writers..Here is brother Hal, who does a wonderful rendition of John Denver songs..

Hal Roberts

Hal and I have written so many songs together..

The most recent, “Still You”, was recorded by Daniel O´Donnell.

The duet “Eternal Love”, recorded by Daniel and his wife Majella is also a Hal/Ged composition.

Here I am with Majella..

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While I was living in Gloucester I wrote lots of tunes with Eddie Ingram and with Trevor Ford…The 3 of us had a  “band” together,the “GET BANNED”, and in those days I was strumming a 12 string guitar..it was the days before I invested in a Fender Rhodes piano, before the “solo” gigs,and the time when I was working as a schoolteacher at KINGSHOLM PRIMARY SCHOOL.

We had some fun, and even did a couple of gigs at the Gloucester Country Club where we were all members of the Squash Club , and where we met.

with Trev Ford.

If you have my albums you will know “Dreaming on a Star” and “You Say”.

Both these songs feature on my “Hand In Hand” album, and “Dreaming on a Star” also features on my “Stories” collection.

these songs are Roberts/Ford compositions….

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I will try to link some photos in with the songs,…..like this one taken at the Liver Buildings, Liverpool, and used as the cd cover for the song “A Letter from Liverpool”….

…..this was never “released” as such, but was promoted in Cannes by Alain Behar.

A Letter from Liverpool..

A Letter from Liverpool..

Taken from the “SONG FOR YOU”Cd, the story behind “A Letter from Liverpool” is really quite amazing.

…it was related to me by a Liverpool man called John Conroy…….One day as he was walking around the Albert Dock with his grandchild, he just happened to meet Neil Diamond..yes, THE Neil Diamond, who just happened to be walking around the Albert Dock..

…and John explained to me their encounter…& from this story I tried & tried to write a song about someone meeting Neil Diamond, but hard as I tried, nothing came……………………………..

until I changed the scenario to Neil Diamond meeting John Conroy and his grandchild…..from this perspective came the song…

Listen to John Conroy telling the story on the Billy Butler radio show, Radio Merseyside..……..I will try to download this radio interview along with other interesting radio interviews………!

Here it is:

 

”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’

THE GED ROBERTS SONGS COLLECTION……..

THERE ARE  6 ALBUMS,    2 “BEST OF” ALBUMS,     & 3 INSTRUMENTAL CHILL-OUT ALBUMS.

THE FIRST ALBUM, “BIG BIG LOVE”                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                      THE SECOND ALBUM , “A SONG FOR YOU”

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THE THIRD ALBUM, “SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE”

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THE FOURTH ALBUM, “BACK TOGETHER AGAIN”                                                                                         

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                                                      THE FIFTH ALBUM,”HAND IN HAND”

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THE SIXTH ALBUM,”ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER”

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THE BEST OF::::VOLUME 1..TELL ME YOU LOVE ME                                                                                                    

Best of Ged

                                                                                                                        VOLUME 2…..”STORIES”

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I have written and recorded 3 instrumental chill-out cds, too.

CELTIC DREAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

CELTIC

                                                                                                                                               ORIENTAL DREAMS

ORIENTAL

NIGHT DREAMS                        

NIGHT

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HERE IS A LIST OF THE SONGS WRITTEN or co-written  BY GED ROBERTS

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