Phil Harding - The Story of Beginners
- Martin C Strong
- 24 April 2008
Over 30 years in the making, prolific pop producer Phil Harding finally marks the release of his debut solo album. From working with the likes of Stock, Aitken & Watercrap during the nauseating 80s, The Story of Beginners has him venturing in a different direction alongside lyricist Mila Bogen and a plethora of top-name session players; with Harding on acoustic guitar and piano. While the ten reflective tracks (highlights include ‘Swimming’, ‘Flawles Band’, and the spiritual ‘9th Dimension’) are pleasant enough, his vocals are a little strained.