Gently Johnny Cover Artwork

I'd only seen The Wicker Man for the first time a few years ago. I loved the film instantly and this song, Gently Johnny, really got me when I first heard it.

It's a beautiful haunting melody and this is my tribute to it.

This version is an experiment in stripping the song back to just the instrumental musical aspects, and I further refined this by only using bass guitar to build up the layers of the song.

The result is a mellow ambient piece.

I also have an all bass guitar version of Misty Mountains from The Hobbit so I'll release that next.

Annnnd... a few years ago I started recording an all bass guitar version of Tubular Bells but gave up after an unfortunate moment of sensibility. Maybe I'll get back to that someday.