Last week, I received my 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 7″ single of Saltwater by Julian Lennon. This song from his Help Yourself album was originally released in 1991. According to Wikipedia, the song charted at #6 in the U.K. and #1 in Australia, but failed to chart in the U.S. The song was written by Julian and Mark & Leslie Spiro. Julian had originally asked George Harrison to do a guitar solo, but George was too busy and instead sent Julian several recorded rifts that were eventually played by Steve Hunter. This beautiful song is about how we’re running out of time to deal with environmental conservation and world poverty.
So I guess the big question is: Did I play the record? No.
Next question: So how do I know it’s really a recording of Saltwater and they didn’t just repackage a bunch of Toto singles they found in a warehouse? Well, I don’t know that. But if any of you are willing to put a record needle to your copy, please let me know!
In the meantime, I can tell you that this clear vinyl edition is even more beautiful to behold in person. The pictures just don’t do it justice. The only thing that could make this any better would be to have Julian’s signature scribbled across the label, but I guess we’ll have to wait for the Limited Signed Limited Editions to be released. Hey Julian! Can you get on that ASAP?
NOTE: This 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Clear Vinyl 45 rpm is limited to just 250 copies!
You can order your own copy at Julian’s website for £25 (approx. $31.89).
Until then…enjoy the 1991 and 2016 versions of the Saltwater video.
I rate this record, 4 out of 4 Beetles!
Just saw this in my email. A 7″ 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of Julian Lennon‘s hit single Saltwater on clear vinyl?! Maybe I’m just channeling my inner 1980’s persona, but I just have to have this and thought maybe some of my readers may too! Order your copy here!
Imagine my surprise when a book I ordered from Amazon showed up last week with my pre-order for Julian Lennon‘s new children’s book – Touch the Earth! Amazon still says the release date is April 11th…so I’m not sure why I got my so soon. But, I’m not going to complain and my granddaughters paid me a visit a couple days later so I was able to read it to them.
This is a beautiful book with amazing artwork and an environmental theme that we can all relate to these days. Julian sets out to teach young children about the need to clean, safe drinking water all over the world, whether it’s for plants, animals or humans. The reader takes a trip around the world via a plane called the White Feather Flier. They help by pressing a small button on each page and tilting the book in the direction the plane needs to go to provide the necessary elements for clean, safe water.
Calla and me enjoying Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon
I so wanted to really be impressed with this book, but though the story is good and teach children well, the concept of pushing buttons and tilting the book just doesn’t fly in the virtual world we live in today. The book would absolutely rock as a computer or phone app for children to play.
Now don’t get me wrong. I plan on giving my copy to my granddaughters….BUT, I did ordered a signed copy from Premier Collections for $20 (they also say the book won’t be released until April 11th). I plan on keeping a pristine copy on my bookshelf all for myself because I have always adored Julian and will always support him and the White Feather Foundation (a portion of the proceeds from this book go to the foundation).
Sorry Julian…but please move to the obvious next step and create a computer version of this terrific story. You’ll go far with it! And for that reason…
I rate this book, 2 out of 4 Beetles!
I love this t-shirt! My husband gave it to me several years ago as a christmas gift and it is without a doubt my favorite. And, it’s held up through all the washings, dryings and being hung outside on the line to dry.
Now…a little bit about it:
This shirt is from Julian Lennon‘s White Feather Foundation and is “Ethically sourced and made from 100% organic cotton with proceeds going towards the White Feather Foundation causes.”
From the foundations website: The White Feather Foundation embraces environmental and humanitarian issues and in conjunction with partners from around the world helps to raise funds for the betterment of all life, and to honour those who have truly made a difference.
If you have a Beatles fan in your life and want to also give back, my advice would be to buy them one of these shirts. I absolutely love the way this shirt wears, feels and makes me feel to wear it. But be sure to order earlier to get it in time for the holidays since they are shipped from the U.K.
You can order the shirt (in black or white) here: http://www.whitefeatherfoundation.com/shop.htm
I rate this shirt: Four Beatles!