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God Bless the Children

Barry released the single God Bless the Children / Somebody Sing My Song in 1987:       Watch the video:   Listen to the track:  

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The Bump

I am a singer and you won’t know me because I never got on Top of the Pops but my voice did – and not just backing vocals either! I sang lead and backing vocals on a┬ámajor ...

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Maybe I’m Amazed

The story of “Maybe I’m Amazed” is probably the most complicated and is closely intertwined with “The Bump” so I am writing a blog on how all that came abo ...

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Cold Old Worried Lady

This was my first opportunity to write lyrics for Triumvirat and in truth I might have claimed at least a co-write of the music as well. We were doing a photo shoot at an old railway st ...

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Triumvirat

The Triumvirat poster was all over America after the release of that album and one of the most frustrating things for me was that the band’s producer and keyboard player, Juergen ...

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Without an Aim

Without an Aim… This album that was the reason I turned down the opportunity to join Mike Oldfield on his “Crisis” tour. I was told by several people at the time that ...

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Crime of Passion with Mike Oldfield

I was living in Sleights, near Whitby with my wife Anne, and my three Kids, Mark, Simon and Lucy. My Triumvirat “prog rock” days had come to an end I was busy writing with m ...

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Tricks of the Light with Mike Oldfield

This was part of the “Discovery” album and it was recorded just above lake Geneva in Switzerland. Vocals for the album were all recorded in a studio Mike had installed in th ...

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Poison Arrows with Mike Oldfield

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Miss World Perform Barry’s Song

In 1987, God Bless the Children was sung by all the Miss World contestants whilst they were appearing at The Royal Albert Hall in London:

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