Soundtrack for Undiscovered Dinosaur
Mick Lee's The Soundtrack for Undiscovered Dinosaur is intended to accompany his memoir Undiscovered Dinosaur: Adventures with Rock Legends of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The tracks may be streamed in their entirety.
Notes from the author:
1. excerpt from Sting interview on Capital Radio
2. Under The Wind ~ on the tape I sent to Sting
3. Lucky Lovers ~ ditto, features Trixie Cottle's phenomenal sax parts
4. For Every Heart You Break ~ done in Dan's home studio
5. One Way Love ~ one of the last studio recordings of the Phoenix
6. Talk To The Night ~ ditto, features a gorgeous trombone solo by Lol Cottle
7. Lady Luck ~ a very rough monitor mix, but a good song featuring Herbie Flowers on bass
8. Come A Time ~ a home recording of one of the last songs I wrote with Danny
9. Step Into The Light ~ a live monitor mix from the Moody Blues tour
10. ~ Keeping Up With The Times ~ ditto, sadly the sound is pretty rough
About Undiscovered Dinosaur:
From the late 1960s until the late 1980s, American expatriate Mick Lee was a working musician in the United Kingdom and other European ports. His gigs covered a wide spectrum, from playing for beer to opening for the Moody Blues at Wembley Arena. During these years he forged close friendships with some of the legends of the London music world, including Graham Bond (a founding father of the British blues and jazz scene), Chris Wood (member of the band Traffic), and Paul Kossoff (of the band Free.) These friendships plus Lee’s own career development led to associations—and sometimes ‘adventures’—with an assortment of musicians and other characters within the music business, including Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, Sting, and even a couple of lads from Liverpool. The result is a personal memoir recollecting a life in music, a life that includes experiences with musicians of all types and conditions—from celebrated rock & roll royalty to anonymous street-corner buskers.
About the Author:
Mick Lee, born in NYC, moved to London (very reluctantly) as a teenager. He started learning to play guitar in his mom’s clothes cupboard, and learned the rudiments of the piano from his dad. Mick began singing and playing in bands at school, and the gods must have approved, because some of the world’s finest musicians appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, took him under their wing, and encouraged him to keep writing and performing his songs.London was a hotbed of music, where Mick got to play, record and/or tour with with the world’s best — some obscure, some famous, some infamous; like Chris Wood of Traffic, Paul Kossoff of Free, Ric Grech of Blind Faith, Mick Taylor, Taj Mahal, Lemmy, and The Moody Blues, to name just a few of the musicians he’s indebted to. Mick is now semi-retired, living in Asheville — North Carolina, an art, beer and music town if ever there was one!