The final instalments of The Mighty Handful’s album ‘Still Sitting in Danny’s Car’ are available now to stream, download or purchase on CD.

In Part 4, the final destination is still unclear … there are many back-roads and troubling diversions to navigate yet and everybody’s got an opinion – but which backseat driver should we listen to? Our resigned inner dialogue? That strangely angelic, yet diabolical barbershop quartet? A somewhat disgruntled Death or disembodied voices from the ether?

Our journey concludes with Part 5, as our hero considers the fact that all actions have consequences and reflects on the biggest of issues. We revisit some of the musical landscapes we’ve passed through and tie up a couple of loose ends … or do we? And then there’s a random meeting with a curiously familiar figure … at a pub’s open-mic night?

An album released in five parts, ‘Still Sitting in Danny’s Car’ recounts a narrative that touches upon issues of friendship, nostalgia, loss, lust, lessons we might learn from ancient history, alcoholism, and the dilemmas that come with great power. It is both a quirky study of grief and a celebration of what it means to be alive. With Parts 1-3 already available, the CD including both SSIDC 4: ‘Slow Reveal’ and 5: ‘Devils in the Details’ concludes our epic tale of ordinary rockers, pubs, time-travel and a job swap with Death.

Track Listing
4: Slow Reveal
Four Hoarse Men
Still
Drowning in the Light
Slow Reveal
Soul Trader
5: Devils in the Details
Devils in the Details
Vital Signs
In Time
Exit Piece
So Who’s Death?

An everyday tale of ordinary rockers, pubs, time-travel … and a job swap with Death!

For those unfamiliar with the first 3 CDs:

CD1
When your best friend dies, it’s natural that you reflect on their life, and end up with questions that have no ready answers. But what if you met Death, who makes you an offer you can only vaguely understand? What if you’re given the power to travel through time (in a 1985 Vauxhall Cavalier, obviously) … where would you go? What might you learn? And what might you be tempted to change?

CD2
We trek through three millennia of history, juxtapose classic comic book stories with a failing relationship, look at the events and people who influence us consciously or otherwise, search for the perfect woman, and take minor detours via 80s hair rock and gin.

CD3
The final destination is initially unclear … there are many back-roads and troubling diversions to navigate yet and everybody’s got an opinion – but which backseat driver should we listen to? Our resigned inner dialogue? That strangely angelic, yet diabolical barbershop quartet? A somewhat disgruntled Death or disembodied voices from the ether? Our journey concludes as our hero
considers the fact that all actions have consequences and reflects on the biggest of issues. We revisit some of the musical landscapes we’ve passed through and tie up a couple of loose ends … or do we? And then there’s a random meeting with a curiously familiar figure … at a pub’s open-mic night?

Ralph Blackbourn – Keyboards, vocals, Tom Halley – Bass, vocals Christopher James Harrison – Lead guitar, vocals, Matt Howes – Lead vocals, guitars and
Gary Mackenzie – Drums, vocals.

The Mighty Handful is a group of south London based musicians, including a Gentle Giant loving, barbershop singing bass player; a classically trained keyboardist cum opera agent; the Music Producer for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing; the ex-drummer from NWOBHM band Praying Mantis; and a guitarist who spent 10 years in the UK’s premier Iron Maiden tribute band. Although
they’ve been together in numerous guises over the years, ‘Still Sitting In Danny’s Car’ is the most ambitious and demanding project they’ve ever undertaken – a collection of tunes running to almost two hours, telling a tale of loss, friendship, time travel and a job swap with Death, covering a range of styles and influences, melded with humour and sentiment.

Still Sitting in Danny’s Car 4: Slow Reveal and 5: Devils in the Detail are currently available to download or stream, or on a single CD.
Still Sitting in Danny’s Car (Big Ness Records) – available via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and elsewhere. Streaming from Spotify. All three CDs covering the entire album are available via www.themerchdesk.com

 

 

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