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Zayn Adam - Power Ballad Remixes - A Birthday Reminder

Zayn was not just a good singer, he had a great voice.

He is remembered with this EP, which has been in the pipeline for over a year now. It reminds us of just what a great vocal stylist he was.

Terence (Tully) McCullagh sent me a remix of a Zayn duet with Terri Lynn in February 2019. He had recorded the song with Zayn in the 1980s. We subsequently issued the track, I won't cry, as a single in April 2019.

The sleeve of the EP (c) Mountain Records
Zayn used to keep a ear open for local (South Africa based) writers for his releases. This EP includes two such songs, scouted by him. Cape based, Martin Wolf wrote I won't cry for Zayn.

The updates and improvement in sound on the first remix were a real surprise for me.  We agreed to select a handful of ballads that Tully had produced and he would remix these with contemporary sounds and some new instrumentation. The result is a five track EP titled - Power Ballads. This will go live on the late Zayn Adam's birthday, the 7th of July 2020.

The tracks selected include the Biddu (Kung Fu Fighting songwriter) composition How can I forget you, that appeared on Zayn's, Love is a Poison LP. Also chosen are the McCullagh composition Before the Hurting and Jan Combrink's Oh Sweet Soul. The production approach is quite high tech and leaves lots of space for Zayn' s powerful vocals.

We resisted the temptation of re-working, Give a Little Love, Zayn's big hit, both for the reasons that the arrangement of the original version is so well known by fans and because the theme of this EP is the use of a "more powerful" production style.

The EP credits Tully with a performance credit because of his substantial new instrumental additions to all five cuts.

If you miss the preview try here - iTunes and Spotify - available after release.

PLT
Mountain Records


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