UPDATED VERSION OF
'FINDING A WAY THROUGH'
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SONGS BY JOHN WEBSTER,
INSTRUMENTATION BY DAVE EASTOE
AN UPDATED VERSION OF 'WORLD AT THE CROSSROADS'
AND 'THE BALLAD OF AKBAR AND AURANGZEB'
‘PLURALISM RULES OK’ - LONDON LIFE OBSERVED, WITH A VISIONARY TWIST
‘WORLD AT THE CROSSROADS’ – ON CLIMATE CHANGE:
'LET'S GO FOR LAUGHTER, LET'S NOT GO FOR TEARS'
‘GLOBAL RHYTHM’ - 'I WANTED TO WRITE A SONG THAT WOULD ANNOY ROBERT MUGABE'
'THE BALLAD OF AKBAR AND AURANGZEB' - HOW THE EMPEROR AKBAR
(RATHER THAN HIS SUCCESSOR AURANGZEB)
SHOWS A WAY FORWARD FOR MUSLIMS IN A PLURALISTIC WORLD
‘ASIAN HIGHWAY’ - MEMORIES OF TRAVELLING THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD,
REFLECTIONS ON POVERTY AND PROGRESS
‘BOMBAY MOON’ - A POETIC LOOK AT THE LURE OF INDIA
‘TURBULENT TIMES’ – TWO CENTURIES OF TURMOIL AND PROGRESS,
FROM WATERLOO TO THE BANKING CRISIS
‘WHERE THERE'S LIFE' - REGENERATION AND CREATIVITY
‘KINGDOM OF THE SENSES’ - REFLECTIONS FROM THE SPANISH BEACHES
‘LIGHT IN THE CAVERNS’ – A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD’S EXPLORERS AND LIGHTBRINGERS
‘MORNING LIGHT’ – 'YOU'RE GONNA COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORM'
‘THE FIDDLER OF DOONEY’ - A NEW VERSION OF ONE OF THE FIRST SONGS WE RECORDED,
A LYRIC BY W.B. YEATS THAT HAS THE MERRY FIDDLER
GETTING INTO HEAVEN BEFORE HIS PIOUS RELATIVES.
Some perspective on political turmoil -
from the early 19th century to the 2007 banking crisis.
Times can be tough but history shows that progress can follow.
'Sometimes you're gonna live in turbulent times...
Sometimes you're gonna grow through turbulent times.'
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'One day we could be dancing
Dancing to the global beat;
Everybody dancing together
Everybody up on their feet...'
' Yes, we're going to build the common good. Ride on. Shelley lives, Byron lives, Keats lives, Marley lives.
The revolution is not dead. The race is not for the swift, but for those who can endure'.
- Benjamin Zephaniah
'The future must be with Muslims like Akbar,
In our world of the coming century;
And let's hope that Aurangzebi Muslims
Can find a way to love humanity...'
'What a fantastic subject and way to think about Islam today'
-Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, commentator and founder member of British Muslims for Secular Democracy
'Keep up the great work'
Raheel Raza, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Toronto
'A nice gentle dig at the extremists - unlikely to make the ISIS playlist!'
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