2010 release from Barry Saunders (formerly of NZ Country institution the Warratahs).
A collection of Barry’s favourite songs from his solo albums, featuring tracks from 1995’s The Weatherman, Magnetic South (NZ Country Album of the Year, 1998), Red Morning (2002), 2008’s Zodiac and The Radio New Zealand Helen Young recordings.
Wellington curator Ron Epskamp asked 14 artists to interpret the songs' lyrics as paintings for his inaugural Music and Art Project. The artists have interpreted Barry's lyrics in different ways.
"It's amazing how close to the lyrics some are, and others are so far away! The painting for Rescue Me is so far from what I'd imagined. It was just a Wellington walking home song, but the painting is of me flying over Wellington with a guitar in my hand and no pants on", Barry laughs.
The cover of 'Far As The Eye Can See' is a portrait of Barry himself. The paintings are released in booklet form with the album and will be released later as prints.
Far As The Eye Can See
Bay Of Blue
Postcard (From Cuba St)
One Red Morning
Black Eyed Girl
Wind In The Pine
A Brave Face
All Those Things