Just Say You Love me _ Greg's take

I know that a lot of u guys want to hear this song. But making the "Showtime" album was a painful experience for me. The producer, Richard Niles deemed me a sub par pianist and hired someone to play piano on the record. So I don't want to revisit that time ever again. Pat and I wrote the songs on Showtime, but I had very little to do with the performances or arrangements on that record. Altho, I am going to learn it over the next few days and will probably play it with Pat @ some point on this tour, but I will be in pain doing it!

Sadly

G

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Comment by Scott Napier on November 25, 2014 at 22:42

I think it's a great album too - a song still needs its writer(s).

Favourites include 'He Said She Said' and 'Shadow of a Man'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhu1js8EU7c - nae sound on this. :(

Comment by Diana on April 2, 2010 at 17:37
I don't know if the songs were good or not cause I haven't heard them yet, but I do know that no one plays like Greg Kane and H&C would not be H&C without him.
Comment by Emmanuel on April 17, 2009 at 15:50
I just read this post and decided to give the Showtime album a listen because, in my recollection, there wasn't any memorable piano work on it. And there isn't. So I don't understand the creative decision. I'd understand if I heard some Corea fills or some Peterson cascades - which, since it isn't Greg's style, would provide something new.

Way I see it, Greg is in essence an organ player, as opposed to a solo pianist. And he's as good as the best of them. So why replace him with another organist? Doesn't seem to make any sense. Dare I suggest that there was more to it? May I postulate that mr. Niles just saw Greg as annoying competion when it came down to scoring the stuff... competiton that was best decommissioned?

Anyway, it doesn't look good, here in my media player. "Hue & Cry: P. Kane, G. Kane, R, Niles (composer)". That's just not right. In the words of guitar player Steve Howe, who's been in this situation every now and then: "if justice be done, there'll be some remixing going on!" He wouldn't want to play the stuff... I wouldn't play it either, Greg!
Comment by West End Sharon on February 26, 2009 at 15:40
Greg - your call totally! Though I have to say that song holds some special memories for my husband and I.
Comment by vince on February 23, 2009 at 23:49
all the more reason to do it greg and show richard niles, he knows nowt about piano playing. best way to answer your critics me thinks
Comment by Kenny on February 23, 2009 at 23:27
For heavens sake that was ages ago and you should be over it now - sometimes some people in life may not appreciate your undoubted talent - get over it! Focus on your current and without doubt future success and lets hear you play an unmistakedly Greg kick ass version of Just Say in Dublin on Friday and the demons will be gone forever..........Oh and if Pat needs a Davie Preston for an impromptu version of 'Love is the Master', just give us a shout.
Comment by chris on February 22, 2009 at 21:33
Greg, thanks for clearing that up. I don't think any of us knew about this and I am surprised that either of you accepted that arrangement. I am sure we all trust your judgement and if there are songs that either of you would rather not play, I'm sure we are all supportive of that, just let us know. However as the revamped Perfect Life proved YOUR arrangement of these songs are better than some bloke with little respect for your ability and talent. You should have told him to "FECK OFF!"
Chris
Comment by Gordon on February 22, 2009 at 21:21
Another person who was totally unaware of the sadness behind these great songs - Have too agree with Christine, these are your songs - you can make them better - if I had heard Just Say or Hannah & James with your take on them on piano last night at the ABC, it would have made a great night even better
Thanks for the last and hopefully the next 20 + years
Comment by Jamie Cameron on February 22, 2009 at 21:10
Hi, I just wanted to say that ive been listening to Hue and Cry music since i was a wee tot singing Looking for Linda with my dad! I was at the Glasgow gig last night and I thought that it was amazing! Im sad that you didnt play Just Say You Love Me and I am also sad that I wont be able to hear it at your next gig - it would have been great to hear you play it Greg! Maybe you can post it on the website to make a life long fan very happy?!
Thanks again for such a brilliant concert last night!
xxx
Comment by Steven Gasser on February 22, 2009 at 20:14
Showtime is a great album, but I was honestly unaware of the sadness behind it. Greg, like many of the others who have commented - make these songs your own and add your personality to the performances; I'm sure that this would add great value to the set.

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