Afraid Of Deep Water

Afraid Of Deep Water
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Co/written with David Levett who later had a sex change and became performer Lyn Levett. David as I knew him at the time had cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheel chair but created computer music by tapping his nose on the keypad of a computer. Davids speech was very limited but he composed the words to this song and I put music to it. David was a subject of BBC Newsbeat when this single was released. We recorded the song at Loco studios in Wales and was engineered by Tim Lewis aka Thighpaulsandra from the band Spiritualized. As I had programmed the rhythm track I needed some real cymbals to free it up a bit, luckily the late Jon Lee from Feeder was assisting Tim and he put the cymbals on as an overdub at the end of the session. Rob Reed of Magenta handled the keys, Mike Price backing vocals and the late Kym Ryan stretched his vocal chords and performed it out of the room.