Still Sitting In Danny's Car Complete Set.

 

An everyday tale of ordinary rockers, pubs, time-travel ... and a job swap with Death 

 

CD1 When your best friend dies, it’s natural that you reflect on their life, and end up with questions that have no ready answers. But what if you met Death, who makes you an offer you can only vaguely understand? What if you’re given the power to travel through time (in a 1985 Vauxhall Cavalier, obviously) … where would you go? What might you learn? And what might you be tempted to change? 

 

CD2 We trek through three millennia of history, juxtapose classic comic book stories with a failing relationship, look at the events and people who influence us consciously or otherwise, search for the perfect woman, and take minor detours via 80s hair rock and gin. 

 

CD3 The final destination is initially unclear ... there are many back-roads and troubling diversions to navigate yet and everybody's got an opinion - but which backseat driver should we listen to? Our resigned inner dialogue? That strangely angelic, yet diabolical barbershop quartet? A somewhat disgruntled Death or disembodied voices from the ether? Our journey concludes as our hero considers the fact that all actions have consequences and reflects on the biggest of issues. We revisit some of the musical landscapes we’ve passed through and tie up a couple of loose ends ... or do we? And then there’s a random meeting with a curiously familiar figure ... at a pub’s open-mic night? 

 

 Still Sitting in Danny’s Car – an album originally released in five instalments collected together on 3 CDs – recounts a narrative that touches upon issues of friendship, nostalgia, loss, lust, lessons we might learn from ancient history, alcoholism, and the dilemmas that come with great power. It is both a quirky study of grief and a celebration of what it means to be alive. 

 

 

 

 Still Sitting in Danny’s Car 

 

Track Listing 

1: Once Upon a Lifetime* - Not a Dry Glass in the House - So You’re Death - Cavalier Spirit - Trip in the Light Fantastic 

 

3: Rubicon* - Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes - Whatever Happened to Mary-Jane?† - Gwen in Stasis - Madame Geneva - We Had the Rock§/Lost Boys - Albion∞ 

 

2: The Beacon - King of the Beaconǂ - Hypothetically Speaking - Trip Repriseǂ - Time Crash 

 

4: Four Hoarse Men - Still - Drowning in the Light - Slow Reveal - Soul Trader 

 

 5: Devils in the Details - Vital Signs - In Time - Exit Piece - So Who’s Death 

 

All music and lyrics by The Mighty Handful (except We Had the Rock by Freeland, Mackenzie, Mackenzie, Sims) 

 Ralph Blackbourn – Keyboards, vocals Tom Halley – Bass, vocals Christopher James Harrison – Lead guitar, vocals Matt Howes – Lead vocals, guitars Gary Mackenzie – Drums, vocals 

 

Many thanks to our very special guests – Tino Troyǂ and Andy Burgess* (Praying Mantis) for additional lead guitar; Mike Freeland§ (More and ex-Praying Mantis) for lead vocals; Antoine Sazio† (The New Year Project) for saxophone; and Mark Benton∞ (Northern Lights, Waterloo Road, Scoop, etc., etc.) for spoken word. 

 

The Mighty Handful is a group of south London based musicians, including a Gentle Giant loving, barbershop singing bass player; a classically trained keyboardist cum opera agent; the Music Producer for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing; the ex-drummer from NWOBHM band Praying Mantis; and a guitarist who spent 10 years in the UK’s premier Iron Maiden tribute band. Although they’ve been together in numerous guises over the years, Still Sitting In Danny’s Car is the most ambitious and demanding project they’ve ever undertaken – a collection of tunes running to almost two hours, telling a tale of loss, friendship, time travel and a job swap with Death, covering a range of styles and influences, melded with humour and sentiment.

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