Music

The music in this section showcases the talents of some of the men and women we have worked with, helping them realise their potential as songwriters and musicians. Albums and individual tracks are available to listen to and download, and money raised from sales helps support future recording projects.

 

 
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Thirty

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, Changing Tunes released a special compilation album featuring original songs performed by ex-prisoners we have worked with over the years.

The album also features Billy Bragg and Frank Turner who lent their time to the project to help create something spectacular.

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Bone Collector - SiFi

A 37-year-old love story. Memories of significant moments make us all who we are. Treasure and serpents, like bones, buried deep in our psyches; primed to choose the window we look through and the weather we walk through. Ultimately, I guess, they wrote this album. 

Written in UK prisons between summer 2014 and autumn 2016.

Summer Rain - Davey Anscombe

"Changing Tunes, thank you for the opportunity and time you have given me to create this album. I appreciate all the hard work that you have put in and the emotional support you have shown throughout my journey. 
To my friends and family, you have all believed in my musical ability from a young age through to now and you have all helped me to develop a better understanding into that ability."

 
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Coastal Shelves - frankey

Fran has been our Musician in Residence at HMP Eastwood Park since 2011, inspiring the women in her sessions to find their own voice and tell their stories. Since Fran's audition for Changing Tunes, where she performed Motorways, we have been in awe of her songwriting, and we are very grateful that she is donating the proceeds from this E.P. to our ongoing work. 

"This E.P. is a snapshot of songs I've written from past and present, which I gladly dedicate to Changing tunes - the job that I'm indebted to for its ongoing inspiration!" 
- frankey, May 2013

Redemption Songs

All the songs on this album are original compositions by prisoners and ex-prisoner we have worked with. They share themes of redemption, forgiveness, wholeness and yearning. Some are inspired by religious conviction, others by the emotional upheaval of life in prison, expressing deep regrets and struggles, but also the hope of change. They were performed by prisoners and ex-prisoners, accompanied by Changing Tunes musicians and some friends.

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Instrumental Appeal - Phil Bowbeer

"This collection of instrumental pieces was born in the early morning hours, where they came from I do not know. They are a gift and I am pleased to share this gift with you. Enjoy, Phil"