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Des de Moor unless otherwise stated.

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Avocado
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The closest I have to a greatest hit, and dedicated to anyone who ever had the misfortune to work in the catering industry.

With Des - acoustic guitar; Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano; Daniel Teper - accordion.
Recorded at Pathway Studios, London N7, July 1998 and January 1999. Engineers: Justin Underhill and Mark Brophy.
Taken from the album Water of Europe.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Big Sister
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A short song written for Agnes Bernelle, which is why you have to employ suspension of disbelief and imagine it's a woman singing.

With Des - shaker egg; Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano.
Recorded at Pathway Studios, London N7, January 1999. Engineer: Mark Brophy.
Taken from the album Water of Europe.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Diamonds on the Dam
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My contribution to the canon of chansons about the city of Amsterdam.

With Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano.
Recorded live at the Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London, February 2002.
Available exclusively on this site. A new recording will appear on Testing Times.
More about Testing Times | Read the lyrics


Grandmother was a Hero
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A song about my own grandmother which has proved popular both on record and at gigs.

With Des - acoustic guitar; Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano; John Piper - drums.
Recorded at Pathway Studios, London N7, January 1999. Engineer: Mark Brophy.
Taken from the album Water of Europe.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


It's then you know
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A bittersweet love song in classic chanson mode, that takes me back to the time I first realised that in this world other people are the best it gets. Music co-written with Russell Churney.

With Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano.
Recorded at David's, London SW18, January 2002. Engineer: Richard Lee.
Taken from the album 9x2 (Various Artists).
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Lady Stardust
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Exclusive preview of a track from the new recording of the David Bowie show Darkness and Disgrace. This song includes the lyric that gave the show its name. Words and music by David Bowie.

With Russell Churney - piano, backing voice; Barb Jungr - backing voice.
Recorded at the 100 Club and Pirate Jenny Studios, June-August 2003. Engineers: Richard Lee and Des de Moor.
Taken from the forthcoming album Darkness and Disgrace.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Last Orders Please
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A cheerful little salsa song about death, partly inspired by a painting by G F Watts.

With Des - guïro, claves, coros; Stanley Adler - coros; Russell Churney - piano on salsa section; Julia Doyle - double bass, coros; David Harrod - piano on verse; Hamish Orr - congas, cascara, cowbell.
Recorded at Pathway Studios, London N7, January and February 1999. Engineer: Mark Brophy.
Taken from the album Water of Europe.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


The Man Who Sold The World
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Exclusive preview of a track from the new recording of the David Bowie show Darkness and Disgrace. Acoustic guitar frenzy! Words and music by David Bowie.

With Des acoustic guitars, electric bass, guïro, shaker, claves; Russell Churney - backing voices.
Recorded at Pirate Jenny Studios, July-August 2003. Engineer: Des de Moor.
Taken from the forthcoming album Darkness and Disgrace.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Picnic in the Free World
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A postcard from Berlin just after the wall came down.

With Des - keyboards and programming
Recorded at Orpheus Tower, London SE14, August 1992.
Taken from the album Photographs in Empty Houses.
More about the album | Read the lyrics


Stupid People
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An everyday song of irritation and one that took a little courage to write! Words co-written with Ian Harris.

With Julia Doyle - double bass; David Harrod - piano.
Recorded at David's, London SW18, January 2002. Engineer: Richard Lee.
Outtake from the 9x2 sessions, available exclusively on this site. A new recording will appear on Testing Times.
More about Testing Times | Read the lyrics



 On this page

Avocado
Big Sister
Diamonds on the Dam
Grandmother was a
Hero

It's then you know
Lady Stardust
Last Orders Please
The Man Who Sold The World
Picnic in the Free World
Stupid People


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