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Cult SA album by Niki Daly

Living in the Suburbs .  We are happy to announce that this cult South African (SA) album by singer-songwriter Niki Daly will be available again from 20th November 2020. This will be the first digital release of the thirteen track collection initially released in (Orwellien) 1984 on vinyl and music cassette by WEA Records SA. The production and much of the playing on the record is by Terence (Tully) McCullagh.  Niki has been a composer since the 1970s, starting off as a staff songwriter penning pop songs for music publishers in London (UK).  An award winning children's book author and artist, he also wrote songs which were really only made for him to perform. Some of his more personal songs were released in Niki's name on LP and as 7" singles, in the 1980s. He then took a break to teach art at university and to dedicate the rest of his time to his career as an author. Several years later he approached Songwrights Publishers with a batch of songs which still had Niki's

It's Christmas Day - Zayn Adam is Giving Love Away

Merry Christmas, oh yeah! There are a lot of Christmas songs that come out from under the covers at the end of the year. The late Zayn Adam sang one for us in the 1980s which we circulated, sort of "internally", as a greeting card to our partners. The masters lay dormant for the last 25 years but producer Terence McCullagh dug the multi-track tape out of storage, when we were looking for some Zayn recordings to remix for a Power Ballads EP. Christmas Day was one of the tracks he found. Zayn used to keep an ear open for local (South Africa based) writers for his releases. The aforementioned EP includes two such songs, scouted by him. One is this composition by Seva Diva and James Dowdles, who wrote the Christmas Day, specially for Zayn. The lead vocal track is very powerful, which is why we included it of the Ballads EP release.  McCullagh has added a lot of new production elements and made a single edit for this release. The release is now titled, Christmas Day, I