'I Did it For Love' is the new single from Ian Prowse's début solo album 'Who Loves Ya Baby', the album has garnished across the board acclaim from the critics.
The song itself is an homage to the late Gil Scot Heron, the black American poet and singer who passed away in 2011. Blasting in with a killer horn riff 'I Did it For Love' also boasts the chorus of 2014. Vital, undeniable and straight from the heart this is Prowse's best ever single to date.
Who Loves Ya Baby, the first ever solo album by one of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters, Liverpool’s own Ian Prowse. Ian has described the song as “a real Liverpool song for a realLiverpool girl” and is about the day his baby daughter Rosalita was christened in St Nicks, the sailors’ church by the city’s Pier Head. Not exactly a religious man, Ian squared it with himself by imagining that she was being baptised in the Mersey, that and the fact that they took her straight to the Cavern afterwards for a “rock ‘n’ roll” ceremony.
Who Loves Ya Baby follows on from the success of The Best of Ian Prowse, a compilation of his work with the band’s Pele and Amsterdam, which was released to critical acclaim in 2012. This new album sees Ian cut loose as a solo artist and features twelve brand new songs, all perfectly showcasing his considerable talents as a songwriter and performer par excellence.
“Rousing, Inspirational” – Daily Mirror
“The man who gave us the classic Does this train stop on Merseyside does it again” Elvis Costello
“An epic album, 9/10!” (Ian McNabb)
“Passionate, engrossing, evocative” – Record Collector (Christy Moore)
Ian Prowse, often called the “Scouse Springsteen”, is best known for his work as main man with the groups, Pele (1990s) and the 7-piece group, Amsterdam (2000s). One of his most famous songs, Amsterdam’s Does This Train Stop On Merseyside, was a huge favourite of the late DJ John Peel – he featured the song on his last ever Festive Fifty and it has been well documented that it often reduced him to tears on air. The song has gone on to be covered by many others, including Christy Moore, Miles Hunt and Ian McNabb.
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