Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fast Train - Tribute to John Pac

Here for the first time is a song from Parchment's "lost" third album.

 Last year John Pac talked of making some of these tracks available. We have selected this song Fast Train, which John wrote, as it seems it held a special place in his heart. When you listen, you will understand why. The song was performed with Sue McClellan and Jeff Crow.

This video tribute also includes clips from three other Parchment/ John Pac tracks not currently available on Youtube:
Zip Bam Boo, Glory Shone Around and the ending of the original Light Up the Fire single - the bit that does not get sung in schools!
Zip Bam Boo appears on the Light Up the Fire album and Glory Shone Around on Rehearsal for a Reunion


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The late great John Pac

John Pac, or John Paculabo to give him his full name, was the rock who, together with Sue McClellan, held Parchment together through a turbulent and amazing seven years.

He died after a year long struggle with cancer on Tuesday January 22nd 2013, aged 66.

I always felt John was responsible for the more raucous elements of the Parchment sound, the pulsing beat/rock/folk that permeated the Light Up the Fire album and returned on the last album Rehearsal for a Reunion in songs like Jesus on that Mainline.

He was also responsible for the stunning mandolin sound that underlay so much of their music and to this day makes it exceptional and sought after by collectors.

John Pac

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