Stephen Harrison was born in London in 1959 but has lived in Scotland since 1978. 'Today Tomorrow' is his sixth solo album and sees him developing his songwriting in a new direction away from electric guitar orientated work and towards acoustic guitar orientated song writing. All the songs were written and recorded by Stephen Harrison during 2011. The arrangements are often sparse, and several songs are just voice and one guitar only. Other songs have a second guitar, bass and strings to augment the arrangements. The guitar playing is almost all 'fingerpicking' in style. The feel of the album is uncluttered and quite mellow but emotionally intense. The lyrics alternate between the personal and the universal and are delivered with clarity and sincerity.
Discography of Stephen Harrison
1979 Metropak single : You're A Rebel, Ok Let's Go, Run Run Run. PAK records (001)
1979 Metropak Single : Walking, Here's Looking At You. PAK records (002)
1981 Rhythm Of Life 7'' single. Soon, Summertime. Rational Records (Rate 6)
1984 'Edinburgh' A 9 track CD album, by Heyday (from Edinburgh) which was a band in which he was the singer and songwriter in 1984/5 in Edinburgh. This release comprises studio and live recordings made at that time and not released until 2010. Close Up Records Uk (close 003)
1986 The Rough With The Smooth. 12'' compilation album. Includes Stephen Harrison's song Sad And Blue produced by Paul Haig and Alan Rankine. Les Disques Du Crepuscule
1988. I Know Everything. 12'' Mini album. Sad And Blue, Let Go, Pack On Your Back (these three songs produced by Paul Haig and Alan Rankine). Never Say Die, Winter Sun, Love Like This, (these three songs produced by Ewan Burke) Telquel 001. Re-released in CD format in 2011 by Close Up Records Uk (close 0014) and including a bonus track 'Glad It's Over', written and recorded in 1994.
2007 The Fruit Of The Original Sin. Double CD re-issue . Includes bonus tracks Soon and Summertime (Harrison/Haig) LTM Records LTMCD2497
2007 Chips For Supper. 19 track retrospective CD of Stephen Harrison songs. Close Up Records UK (Close 001)
2008 (February) 'Faded Colours' 12 track CD of songs written and recorded during 2007. Close Up records UK (Close 002)
2009. 22nd February. 'We Face Extinction' 7 track Cd . Close Up Records UK (Close 006). Available on many of the digital retailers such as iTunes and Napster and also as a physical CD.
2010. 24th May 2010. 8 track CD album called 'The Colour Of Black Is Black' Close Up Records UK (Close 011)
2010. Track called 'Nobody There' written and performed by Stephen Harrison included on 'Seldom True' a CD album by Karen Edward. Close Up Records UK (Close 012)
2011. "I Know Everything'. Re-issue from Close Up Records UK (close 014) in CD format of the original six track vinyl release in 1988 by Telquel Records. includes a bonus track 'Glad It's Over', written and recorded in 1994.
2012. 'Today Tomorrow'. Ten track CD and digital album of songs written and recorded by Stephen Harrison in 2011. Close Up Records Uk (close 015)