As one of the greatest pop and rock songwriters, 10CC’s Graham Gouldman doesn’t really need to resort to playing other people’s numbers, nor he has to render vocal pieces voiceless – yet that’s just what he recently did on a short album titled, quite appropriately, “No Words Today” and currently available for listening or download. On it, the veteran, who laid the ten cuts down during the lockdown, pays tribute to his personal favorites – from Gershwin and Sondheim to Lennon and McCartney, including also Israel anthem and a sole original track for the record’s finale.
Doing so, Graham looked for inspiration in the arrangements of the songs’ definitive recordings, but his non-creative aim was to benefit a charity which supports artists affected financially by the pandemic, so Gouldman chose “Help Musicians” to receive all the proceeds from the album’s sale. So please, donate. As for the pieces per se, these are as following:
2. Mother Nature’s Son
3. Send In The Clowns
4. People Get Ready
5. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
8. Sunrise Sunset
10. Resonator Rock