One Girl Band 25 Years
And The 1995 Sessions
Everyone has been getting very excited about Vanessa Delaine's fourth album 'One Girl Band 25 Years' and its companion album 'The 1995 Sessions'.
"I'm really excited to be sharing my country roots with everyone. Back when I recorded these songs in 1995 we didn't have Youtube, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify and Instagram and distribution was inacessable for most artists. Today I am very fortunate that my songs are being enjoyed by so many around the world."
Recorded in Sydney in 1995, Glenn Langford played every instrument on the album and the backing vocals were done by Vanessa, Glenn and Wendy Ford. The songs were never officially released. They were entered into competitions, copies of the songs were given to friends and family on cassette tape and swapped with other musicians at music festivals.
In 1996 the album won awards from NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Tamworth Songwriters and The Bundy Roundup, International Australian Black Opal Songwriting Competition for songwriting.
In 2020 Glenn Langford extracted the songs from a DAT Master Tape and remastered them for CD production. Three previously unreleased songs have been added to the One Girl Band 25 Years Album.
The companion album 'The 1995 Sessions' contains acoustic mixes of 'One Girl Band', 'Forever and a Day' and 'Anaheim' featuring Wendy Ford on backing vocals. The songs were extracted from cassette tape and rebuilt for the release.
The first two singles 'How Can He Love You' and 'One Girl Band' from the album were released in early 2020 and charted in USA, Europe and Australia and are still going strong.
While 25 years might seem a long time to wait to officially launch an album, the newly released double album was officially launched on a Facebook Livestream in May 2020 where Vanessa's kids joined her to sing some of her favourite songs. Making it a very memorable event.