Slipstream

by Lisa Redford

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In November 2003 Lisa's debut album, the self-produced, released and financed 'Slipstream', was released. The album contains 12 songs all written, performed and produced by Lisa. It captured a very natural acoustic sound because she wanted the recordings to be as near to her compelling live performances as possible.

Slipstream gained widespread glowing reviews, and tracks from the album received airplay on Bob Harris' Saturday show on Radio 2 and various other radio stations around the world.

Praise for Slipstream

'a beautiful debut album...a lovely songwriter with a great voice.' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

'Slipstream is an amalgam of heartache, fervour and triumph, sung with authority and passion...In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.'
Maverick Magazine ****

'her long-awaited debut album, can best be described as heavenly...This album will grow and grow on you - buy it.'
The Event Magazine ****

'this is no clumsy pastiche of other people's work, it's a distinct and individual disc that more than stands up on its own as a strong collection of new material. This is possibly the best independent UK singer/songwriter disc we've heard over the past 5 years...Highly recommended.'
Fish Records

'Redford's voice is clear and well-articulated...she demonstrates a mature songwriting style...This album should provide her with a platform on which to further build her reputation.'
Country Music People magazine ***1/2

'an absolute beauty...twelve gorgeous songs that make an instant impression. Simple, pure, mainly acoustic, it's an album full of highs...highly recommended.'
East Life Magazine


'Redford never loses track of what she does best, which is create acoustic gems full of heart-felt emotion... captures Lisa's ability to hold a listener's attention with just her voice, words, and acoustic guitar.'
BestFemaleMusicians, New York


'(allows) the strength and sensitivity of Redford's voice to come to the fore, a tool she interweaves with her gentle picking to maximum effect...Redford's star will shine somewhat brighter on the wider acoustic scene in the near future.'
Folk and Roots


'Quite simply she writes great songs which are the perfect vehicle for her stunningly beautiful voice...she's right up there with the best of them.'
Classic Rock Society

'As a solo artist she exudes an angelic, almost ethereal charm; her agreeable, warm vocals simple and enticing, coupling delightfully with her palette of gentle acoustics...there’s a dedication at work beneath these dozen delightfully crafted songs that burns bright with commendable confidence.'
Logo Magazine ***

'An excellent debut-CD from an interesting Brittish artist. I long to hear her next release. If you haven´t heard her, then do!'
Smalands Country Club, Sweden *****

'delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics and a superb vocal..deserves to be bigger than Katie Melua!'
Reveal Records

'a great album'
Harmony Ridge Music, California

'This record showcases Lisa’s voice, one that could turn the bleakest Norfolk winter into a Bahamian paradise.'
Americana UK


'Every so often a CD by an totally new, unknown artist comes along and just knocks you sideways. That happened for me last year when SLIPSTREAM, the debut album by Norwich-based singer-songwriter Lisa Redford, landed in my CD player.'
Maverick Magazine Interview Feature

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released December 1, 2005

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Lisa Redford Norfolk, UK

"one of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2. "a mighty fine singer/songwriter deserving of the widest possible recognition." Maverick Magazine****
Lisa is a versatile artist whose acoustic music has been described as having heartfelt lyrics, gorgeous melodies & stunning vocals. For fans of Rosie Thomas, Shawn Colvin, Mindy Smith, Nerina Pallot, Tift Merritt & Sarah McLachlan.
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Track Name: Slipstream
Slipstream

You wait around forever
Never making ground
You get caught in all weathers
Never make a sound
It’s all happening around you
But you’re in waters still
You could be taking it further
But somehow never will

Don’t get caught in the slipstream
Don’t ever lose your way
Don’t get lost in a daydream
That is where you’ll stay
Cos I feel that it’s time for movin’ on
But it’s hard when you know it could go wrong
Cos you’re almost making it through
But it’s up to you

You wait around forever
But you’re in waters still
You could be taking it further
But somehow you never will

Don’t get caught in the slipstream
Don’t ever lose your way
Don’t get lost in a daydream
That is where you’ll stay
Cos I feel that it’s time for movin’ on
But it’s hard when you know it could go wrong
Cos you’re almost making it through
But it’s up to you

You’re almost making it, almost making it, almost making it through
You’re almost getting it, almost getting it, almost making it through

Don’t get caught in the slipstream yeah
Don’t ever lose your way
Don’t get lost in a daydream
That is where you’ll stay
Cos I feel that it’s time for movin’ on
But it’s hard when you know it could go wrong
Cos you’re almost making it through
But it’s up to you
But it’s up to you
Track Name: Hand to Hold
Hand to Hold

When the day fades into night
And your world is dark and cold
Don’t be scared
You’ve got a hand to hold

When all good times have passed you by
Before you know, you’re growing old
Don’t be scared
You’ve got a hand to hold

Cos I will be the one you need
When you feel alone
Just trust in me and we will see
We will find that open road

When all you feel are tears you cry
Don’t forget what you’ve been told
You won’t be scared
You’ve got a hand to hold

Cos I will be the one you need
When you feel alone
Just trust in me and we will see
We will find that open road

When all you feel are tears you cry
Don’t forget what you’ve been told
You won’t be scared
You’ve got a hand to hold

© Lisa Redford 2005
Track Name: Be Around
Be Around

I know you feel oh so very lonely
I know you think no hope can be found
Don’t lose faith cos through the lonely nights
I will always be around

I know sometimes things are not expected
And you can’t get yourself up off the ground
Don’t you worry cos in your darkest hour
I will always be around

Life doesn’t hang on a wrong or right choice
It really depends on the way you feel inside
It doesn’t matter anymore what all the people say
It doesn’t matter anymore

I know you think you’re just too tired of waiting
For all your dreams to get up off the ground
Don’t you worry cos in your darkest hour
I will always be around
I will always be around

I will always be around

© Lisa Redford 2005
Track Name: Turn Away
Turn away

This could be the only time
That I have you all alone
We’re much closer than before
Stepping into the unknown
Now my head is full of words
That my mouth won’t let me say
In case my feelings will be heard
Scared of giving them away
Never felt this way before
Funny how it means much more

I don’t know what you want me to say
And I’m afraid that you won’t let me stay
Will you comfort me when I’m lonely
Will you take me in your arms
Or will you turn away?

Not as cool as I appear
There’s a fire down below
And every little thing you do
Makes me more in love with you
Never let my feelings show
But it’s time I let you know

I don’t know what you want me to say
And I’m afraid that you won’t let me stay
Will you comfort me when I’m lonely
Will you take me in your arms
Or will you turn away?

Don't treat me like a fool
Don’t want to be that hurt again
But I think that you feel the same

This could be the only time, this could be the only time

Never felt this way before
Funny how it means much more

I don’t know what you want me to say
And I’m afraid that you won’t let me stay
Will you comfort me when I’m lonely
Will you take me in your arms
Or will you turn away?

Turn away, turn away
Track Name: I Wonder
I Wonder

Lying lonely in my bed
Thoughts of you fill my head
And I wonder, how hard it used to be
All the feelings, emotions inside of me
And I wonder
Do you think of me?

Nearly tried to make you see
But when I tried the worse it seemed
In my mind I couldn’t tell
Anyone of how I felt
And I wonder
Do you think of me?

Oh Oh never knew how much you meant to me
Never knew if you cared, never knew, Oh Oh

Now I smile at those days
When I lived to see your face
Can’t believe it felt so strong
Wrapped in daydreams for so long
And I wonder, do you think of me?, think of me

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Red Eyes
You turn the lights down low
Try to let me know
What you’ve been thinking
But I see it in your eyes
Comes as no surprise
My heart is sinking
She’s got red eyes with a blue heart

Always trying to impress
Your thoughtlessness, is never ending
She tries to understand
You never take her hand
So stop pretending

She’s got red eyes with a blue heart
You know she’s got
Red eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes
And she’s so blue

She tries to understand
You never take her hand
She’s got red eyes with a blue heart
You know she’s got
Red Eyes, eyes, eyes
And she’s so blue

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Don't Tell Me
I’ve been thinking, the arms that used to hold me tight
Now hang down by your side
Sunday morning
As you close the door without a word,
What are you trying to hide?

I’ve had enough of all the lies
Now I can see it in you eyes

Don’t tell me, tell me it’s all over now
Cos I already know

You look right through me and your thoughts are oh so far away
You never let me in
And oh so quiet and when you talk you mumble empty words
That don’t mean a thing

Maybe I’ve done something wrong
Cos you’ve been distant for so long

Don’t tell me, tell me it’s all over now
Cos I already know
Don’t tell me, love has lost it’s way somehow
Cos I already know

Don’t tell me, tell me it’s all over now
Cos I already know
Don’t tell me love has lost it’s way somehow
Cos I already know

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Lot of Love
You say that we should talk about it
I say there’s nothing more to say
We could talk about it but it just won’t go away, it’s over, it’s over

I know it took a long long time to get to where we are
And though it took a long long time we didn’t get too far
So if you’re looking for a reason, you can see it in my eyes
My life needs direction not compromise
Yeah, my life needs direction not compromise

You say that we should talk about it
I say there’s nothing more to say
We could talk about it but it just won’t go away, it’s over, it’s over

I know it took a long long time to make us see the light
And though it took a long long time for me it wasn’t right
And if you think I’m leaving, you know I’m moving on
So close your eyes and then I will be gone
Just close your eyes and then I will be gone
It’s gonna take a lot of love, a lotta lotta love
It’s gonna take a lot of love, a lotta lotta love
It’s gonna take a lot of love, a lotta lotta love...

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Silver River
Summers’ been and gone
Memory live on
Thinking ‘bout the way it used to be
The more and more I try
To push the past aside
The more I find it coming back to me

And though a restless feeling grows
It hurts too much to ever let it go

Silver River flows by
Doesn’t ask why
It just reminds me of those days
Silver River runs through
My skies no longer blue
Just becomes another shade of grey

Now I’m living like
A trailer for my life
Waiting for my real life to start
Too much time is spent
Wond’ring where it went
And I’m just left here where you are

Still feeling like my life’s on hold
Cos I miss the things we once shared so close

Silver River flows by
Doesn’t ask why
It just reminds me of those days
Silver River runs through
My skies no longer blue
Just becomes another shade of grey

More and more each day
I miss you so, more than I can say
But I can’t help feeling lonely all the time
You’re the only thing that’s on my mind

Silver River flows by
Doesn’t ask why
It just reminds me of those days
Silver River runs through
My skies no longer blue
Just becomes another shade of grey

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Carolina Rain
Carolina Rain

We lay beside the river
We watched the sun go down
You watched the sunset, I wrote in my diary
Imagining the next town
Then tomorrow we’ll be driving
Doesn’t matter where we go
Oh Oh Oh

Never like before, never love you more
Hope we’ll always feel this way
Life is like a dream when you’re here with me
Hope we’ll always feel the same
In the Carolina Rain

Then driving through the thunder
We didn’t think we’d make it
The cafe and the motel, I see them clearly now
And in the waterfall I fell, we laughed so hard
We laughed until we cried
Hope we’ll never lose the feeling
The feeling is so strong
Oh Oh Oh

Never like before never love you more
Hope we’ll always feel this way
Life is like a dream when you’re here with me
Hope we’ll always feel the same
In the Carolina Rain

We won’t ever lose the feeling
The feeling is so strong
Oh Oh Oh

Never like before never love you more
Hope we’ll always feel this way
Life is like a dream when you’re here with me
Hope we’ll always feel the same
In the Carolina Rain

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Blue
Blue

The wind blew hard, it was a stormy night
The earth was cold, I had a chill inside
Many a time I’ve been alone, but this time the stakes are grown
I remember the gaze you left with me
A sadder face I’d never seen
Time was right for movin’ on, the wheel had turned and now you’re gone

Changes come to everything
You never know what each day will bring
You left me blue
You left me blue

Sometimes you have to leave when you know the time is right
But a time will come when you realise
What we had was worth the fight

Changes come to everything
You never know what each day will bring
You left me blue, You left me blue

Calling you, calling you cos lovin’ you is all I know
Calling you, calling you cos lovin’ you is all I know
Calling you, calling you cos lovin’ you is all I know
You left me blue, You left me blue
You left me blue

© Lisa Redford 2003
Track Name: Hope Never Dies
Sometimes when I’m alone
There’s a place I go
Among the olive trees I am free
Staring at crimson skies
Makes me feel so alive
I can see for miles and miles

But every time I try to lose myself and free my mind
Peace inside is hard to find

Blue seas so serene
Clean air that I breathe
Reminds me this is all I need

Too late to change the past
Our lives moves so fast
Moments are what I hope will last

But every time I try to lose myself and free my mind
Peace inside is hard to find

My hope never dies, My hope never dies...

© Lisa Redford 2003