All songs written by Trev John (Trevor John Tasker)
© & ℗ copyright 2000 SENTINEL RECORDS
Produced and Engineered by Brian Hewson assisted by Andrew Lawson
Recorded at Escarpment Sound Studios, Acton, Ontario, Canada
Mixed by Brian Hewson, assisted by Trevor Tasker
Mastered at Swordfish Digital Audio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Managed by Gigs Entertainment Inc.
Cover Concept: Trevor Tasker and Leighton Matthews
Front Cover photograph: Courtesy Bennie Viviers, South Africa
At 39 I decided to write, record and perform my own original music. The debut album STANDPOINT was the result. Playing with such incredible talent was an honour, my band is a group of individuals that have contributed to the likes of Bad Company, Pink Floyd, Boston, Von Groove, Bruce Cockburn, Rain, Honeymoon Suite, Big Sugar, Tina Turner, Axel Rose and the list goes on. And now they have brought my songs to life. Special thanks to Leighton Matthews, who's guitar solos are masterful.
One of my goals was to perform live in a Theatre, I achieved that on April 6th 2001, a portion of the proceeds was donated to the cure for Cancer and Alzheimers. Thank you to my band who after having peformed in stadiums all over the world came to the Oakville Performing Arts Centre for a night I will never forget. The paper said "Benefit Concert a Must See", I just say thank you or letting me sing my songs. I hope you enjoy the album, its been in the box too long.
The album is a result f my decision to do something I have always wanted to do, but never thought I could. If you can relate to this, my advice is to do it before its too late. If people deter you, tell them this: "For those who say it cannot be done, please don't interruptthose of us already doing it" Quote from the Lysander restoration team at the Hamilton War Museum.
Trevor Tasker (Trev John) (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitars),
Leighton Matthews: (Lead and Rhythm Guitars)
Dennis Pendrith: (Bass)
Al Cross (Drums)
Gregg Dechert: (Keyboards, Piano, B3 Hammond),
Michael Shotton: (Backing Vocals)
Chris Cawthray: (Percussion)
Standpoint: The story of my thoughts on South Africa when I was growing up, and now. (African/Rock)
Just Sing: The summing up of my feelings in the studio when I recorded this album (Rock)
Say Hello: Dedicated to my father John Tasker (1924 - 1998) (Rock Ballad)
The Storm: In South Africa the "Highveld" known for its Thunderstorms, was the inspiration for this rock opera (Rock)
Tuition Free: Inspired by my soul mate Sue. I was writing this album while she was completing he Doctorate (Rock)
Physical Reality: Another inspiration from my incredible marriage (Rock Ballad)
Crossroads: A song about decisions, one of my favourites lyrically (Rock)
Will Take a Lifetime: Dedicated to my wife (Country Rock)
African Sunset: The title says it all, play this when you sip that first Beer looking at the sunset (African Rock Balad)
120/80: A fun nonsense rock song to make you feel good (Rock)
Humans Being: You decide, but essentially this underlines that we are all just Humans being (Ballad)
Runaway Memories: Ths township groove is a collage of my childhood memories (African)
Live Every Day: My wife and family were in a near fatal car accident, this was my expereince of that awful day (Rock Ballad)
Ripcurl Junction: Being a boating nut (Zodiacs) this upbeat song tries to capture the excitement of wave jumping (Rock)
I would like to thank the following, without which this album would never have ben made: Sue, Tenille and Brad Tasker, John Tasker, Lorna Tasker, Cory Wade, Brian Hewson, Leighton Matthews, John Chiapetta, Francois Du Plessis, Ted Norris, Sean Church, Thom Holland, Pete Goldberg, Chris Glen, Alison Strickland, Carlo Lisi, Al Cross, Dennis Pendrith, Gregg Dechert, Chris Cawthray, Michael Shotton, Ken Coulter, Arnold Davidson, D'Addario Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimers Society of Halton-Wentworth, my family and extended family in South Africa, England and Canada.
Standpoint is dedicated to John Tasker (1924 - 1998) the ultimte example of a man with a heart that was much too big for one mans body. This one's for you Dad.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this album, its more than just music, its a tribute to the people and places that inspired the songs and a long time dream coming to fruition.