Model: 9413000064179

SKU: 386793 Product ID: 276432

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Popular

Release Date ‐ 02/10/20


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    " Getting Sober has such warmth and heart to it. This is Darren’s finest set of recordings. And you need to hear it. "

    Simon Sweetman (Off The Tracks)

    " It is as unexpected as it is utterly engaging."

    Graham Reid (Elsewhere)

    “If Ry Cooder had a long-lost New Zealand cousin, it would be Darren Watson. In “Getting Sober For the End of the World”, you can smell the crawfish étouffée bubbling on the stove while a New Orleans first line shuffles and slinks past the window, the lyrics carrying you along with the unifying connection of music and humanity.”

    Tami Neilson

    “I’m digging Darren Watson’s new song Getting Sober For The End Of The World. Cracks me up. It’s not easy writing catchy tunes that carry a message, but Darren pulls it off easily, singing in his big, soulful voice: ‘...you can hold folks up, you can knock folks down, it matters what we do and what we say.’ Right on!”

    Rick Holmstrom (Mavis Staples)

    'Darren Watson has written a very appropriate song for these challenging times!'

    Martin Phillipps (The...  more


    released September 25, 2020

    All songs written by Darren Watson (C)2020 (APRA/Control) except
    Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) by Robert Johnson (Handle Bar Music o/b/o Standing Ovation Music)
    and Love That I Had by Matt Hay (APRA/Control)

    Produced by Darren Watson.
    Recorded and mixed by Darren Watson at Lamington Recording, Wellington, Aotearoa between November 2019-July 2020.
    Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios (www.munki.co.nz).
    Photography by Clive Copeman (www.copeman.nz).
    Artwork by Darren Watson.

    Special thanks to executive producers: Michael Ross and Linsday Disher.

    Darren Watson – guitar, vocals, percussion, bass guitar, organ.
    Delia Shanly – drums, percussion
    Steve Moodie – double bass
    Terry Casey – harmonica
    Dayle Jellyman – piano
    Craig Denham - accordion
    Rick Holmstrom – electric guitar on Alison Jane
    The Cold City Horns
    Jacob Wynne – trumpet
    Nolan Plunkett – trombone

    (C) Copyright 2020 Darren Watson. All rights reserved.
    (P) Real Deal Productions Ltd. T/A Lamington Records


    all rights reserved


    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - WATSON, DARREN

    Label - Real Deal

    Music Genre - Popular

    Music Genre Primary - Blues & Roots

Track Listing


  1. Getting Sober For The End Of The World
  2. Self Made
  3. Love That I Had
  4. Another Day
  5. Ernie Abbott
  6. Alison Jane
  7. One Evil Man
  8. Broken
  9. Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)

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