Welcome to the official website of John Howard. This is where you can find info on John’s recordings, past, present and future, read about John’s career to date and his forthcoming plans, and email John if you have any questions, observations or comments about his work.
You can also now buy some of John’s albums exclusively via this website. Go to John’s Shop for the list of CDs available. There you’ll also find a simple-to-use form to fill in with information about how to buy the CDs you want, which when you’ve filled in all the required details you can then email to John direct with your order. You can either use PayPal or cheque. For album details, browse the discography where you will find links to how to buy the CDs and also an iTunes link to each album.
KID IN A BIG WORLD RELEASED ON L.P. BY YOU ARE THE COSMOS!
In April, Spanish record label, You Are The Cosmos, released John’s 1975 debut album, ‘Kid In A Big World’, on L.P. It has not been available commercially on vinyl for many decades. The L.P. was issued in the original artwork, including the inner lyric sheet. And as a companion piece to ‘Kid’, You Are The Cosmos has compiled a second L.P., ‘The Hidden Beauty’, featuring some of John’s demos, singles and outtakes from the 1970s, many of the tracks never released in ‘physical form’ before.
Here is the link to You Are The Cosmos’s dedicated page for both L.P.s:
JOHN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOW PUBLISHED BY FISHER KING!
John’s autobiography, ‘Incidents Crowded With Life’ was published by Fisher King Publishing on March 26th 2018. As a taster, the first three chapters of the book are available to read online here – if you go to the Autobiography link at the top of the home page, you can find the links to each of the first three chapters.
The book has a dedicated page on Fisher King’s website, you can find this by going to:
It’s now available to order from Amazon at: http://a-fwd.com/asin=1910406724
And from Barnes & Noble at:
NEW ALBUM: ‘ACROSS THE DOOR SILL’
In November 2016, John’s album, ‘Across The Door Sill’ was released by Occultation Recordings on LP, CD and download. There is also a new version of the CD which will be available from December 2017 direct from this website in ‘John’s Shop’. This repackaged CD comes with a full-colour 12 page lyric booklet with designs and illustrations by Christian Cook of Thinctanc design. You’ll find it in the Shop in the £10 section.
JOHN HOWARD & THE NIGHT MAIL
John’s 2015 album which he recorded with Robert Rotifer, Andy Lewis and Ian Button is also now available to buy direct from this website, you’ll find it in the £10 section of ‘John’s Shop’.
New Single, ‘From The Morning’, released 1st December 2017
On Friday 1st December, John’s ‘From The Morning’ was released. The song was written by Nick Drake for his 1972 album, Pink Moon, and has long been a favourite of John’s. It’s now available to download from iTunes, Amazon and many other download sites. You can also stream it on Spotify, Napster/Rhapsody and Apple Music.
Here’s the link to ‘From The Morning’ on iTunes:
‘From The Morning’ is one of the tracks featured on John’s E.P. ‘Songs From The Morning’, which was released on February 1st. 2018. Tracks included are:
- Morning, Please Don’t Come(written by Tom Springfield)
- You Get Brighter (written by Mike Heron)
- The Lady (written by Sandy Denny)
- Morning Glory (written by Tim Buckley/Larry Beckett)
- From The Morning (written by Nick Drake)
You can download the E.P. from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/songs-from-the-morning-ep/1328351541