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Beverly Glenn-Copeland returns with “Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)"

08 June 2023, 14:24 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Beverly Glenn-Copeland's new release “Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)" is devotional to his life partner.

Last month, Beverly Glenn-Copeland announced his long-awaited new album, The Ones Ahead, which is his first studio LP in almost 20 years and the first since a career renaissance triggered by the rediscovery of his now-classic Keyboard Fantasies album.

Commenting on the track Glenn-Copeland says: “On each of Elizabeth's birthdays, I write her a song. I'm not sure of the date that I wrote this one, but we are lucky she had a copy of it or it would have been lost. I had totally forgotten about it. Elizabeth and I have been friends since 1992. In 2007, at a mutual friend's wedding, the spark of a deep personal love was ignited (there's an amazing story here about a dream she had prior to that wedding about us, but I'll leave that for her to tell!). We married in 2009. Since then, she has been my partner in every aspect of life personally and creatively."

"Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)" follows on from "Africa Calling", which coincided with the announcement of his first album in 20 years.

"This song is included on this album to honor her deep love and commitment to me which kept us afloat during the first years of our marriage. I need to also acknowledge her dedication over the last few years during a physically and emotionally harrowing time which necessitated her giving up her own creative life to care for me," Glenn-Copeland says. For me, a harbour represents a place of safety when the wild oceans of life are going berserk. Elizabeth has been this for me in spades. She had faith in my work when no one much in the world seemed to care. She is the love of my life given to me by the universe and I am grateful.”

"Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)" features vocals from Jeremy Costello, a member of Glenn’s band Indigo Rising. Also out today is the first of three live performance films filmed at Lakewind Sound Studios in Nova Scotia and directed by Posy Dixon who directed the documentary Keyboard Fantasies.

Transgressive has also announced the re-issues of two of Glenn’s early works - Beverly Copeland and Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Both originally released in the 70’s these two out of print works have become widely sought after by collectors, and have been remastered and re-cut for release by Guy Davie.

"Harbour (Song For Elizabeth) is out now. The Ones Ahead, arrives on 28 July via Transgressive and is available to preorder here.

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