- Simon worked on Chris Medina's album "What Are Words" that was
released in 2011, co-writing seven of the songs on the album.
- Simon Climie has a Twitter account, click here to go to his page.
August 28th, 2009
- Edsel Records
have recently reissued the Climie Fisher albums
"Everything" and "Coming In For The Kill" with bonus tracks.
The extra tracks are generally b-sides and for "Everything"
they are: Mental Block, Never Close The Show, FarAcross The
Water, Nothing But A Feeling, Climbing Up The Ladder, Love
Like A River (Dance Mix) and Haunted House. For "Coming In
For The Kill" the extra tracks are: Cold Light Of Day, Gypsy,
Memories (If I Could Relive Your Love), Godsend, You're
Not Alone In The World, Rhythm Of The World and The Way
It Should Be.
You can order "Everything" and "Coming In For The Kill" here.
June 25th, 2009
- Simon Climie has produced a couple of new cds that are available
the stores: Taylor Hick's latest cd title "The Distance" and Lara
Fabian's new french cd titled "Toutes Les Femmes En Moi" (he co-wrote
12 of the 13 songs on her album).
July 15, 2008
- Simon Climie has produced the latest Michael McDonald cd titled
'Soulspeak'. The album includes a cover of Simon's song 'I Knew You
Were Waiting (For Me)' that was a hit for Aretha Franklin and
George Michael back in 1987. The cd also contains two new original
songs written by Simon and Michael - 'Still Not Over You (Getting
Over Me) also written with Dennis Morgan and 'Enemey Within'.
- Simon has also got a MySpace page up and running.
October 21st, 2006
- Simon Climie has written and produced the song 'By The Time' on
Setara's new Blue Note Records release 'Still Waters".
July 3rd, 2006
- Simon Climie has been working in the studio with a new U.K. R&B
named Rachel Oteh. If you click on diary you should go to a section of
her website where you can watch a video clip of Simon working with her
in the recording studio (in case you want to see what Simon looks like
February 6th, 2006
- An up and coming British duo pop group called Wilson have recorded
cover of Love Changes (Everything), and hope to sign to a major label
soon. Once I receive more info on the group I will post it.
Another group called Sunkissed United has also done a cover of Love
Changes (Everything), not sure if it is going to get a commercial release
January 6th, 2006
- As mentioned before Pete Byrne is touring these days as Naked Eyes,
I recently was told about a decent online article about the band, click here
to go to the article. Check the PJB Music website for upcoming concert dates.
July 1st, 2005
- 'Back Home' Eric Clapton's first album of new original material in nearly
years will be released on Reprise/Duck Records on August 30th. Featuring
twelve songs, five of which were penned by Clapton with creative collaborator
Simon Climie, Back Home is produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie, who
together also wrote the album's debut single 'Revolution',
- The new Lulu cd produced by Simon Climie is set to be released on August
June 11th, 2005
- Pete Byrne has announced some Naked Eyes tour dates, an amazing chance
see him perform live as Naked Eyes. Hopefully more dates will be added
so check out his PJB Music website regularly for updates.
Naked Eyes 2005 Live Tour Dates:
June 16 Sacramento, CA. Powerhouse Pub.
June 17 Reno, NV. Golden Pheonix.
June 30 Orlando, FL. Hard Rock Live.
July 10 Detroit, MI. Private Affair.
July 27th, Orem, Utah - McKay Event Center (with Howard Jones & Men
July 29 Cedar Rapids, IA. Cabo Sports Bar.
July 30 Los Angeles, CA. El Rey Theatre.
October 28th, 2004
- The new Michael MacDonald - Motown 2 cd is out in stores now, produced
by Simon Climie at his Signia Studios in Nice, France. Found this quote
from Simon on a website talking about working with Rick Nowles and
using DigiStudio - "We could have our master vocals previewed in twenty
minutes. It was fantastic. While our music was downloading to Rick in the
States, we had just enough time to enjoy a delicious pizza and then we could
get right back to work."
August 20th, 2004 -
The new Michael MacDonald 'Motown 2' cd produced by Simon Climie is
scheduled to be released in Canada on September 28th, 2004.
April 17th, 2004
- It looks like some of Rob Fisher's ex-fellow musicians from Bath University
in the late 70's are planning to record and release a tribute cd to Rob in
the next year. Some songs have already been written and initial demos made.
Once I have some confirmed details I will post them here, so stayed tuned
for news on this great project.
Simon Climie has worked as producer again with Eric Clapton on his latest
cd 'Me and Mr. Johnston'.
News from Michael MacDonald's website that Simon Climie is set to produce
his next cd after the great success of his Motown release over the last year.
May 22nd, 2003
- Michael MacDonald's new cd "Motown" (produced by Simon Climie) entered
the U.K. album chart at number 29 a couple of weeks ago.
April 25th, 2003
- The Becky Baeling cd "Becstasy" is due out through Universal Music on
June 24th, should contain the track 'If You Love Me ' co-written by Simon.
Also Michael MacDonald's Motown Tribute cd produced by Simon will be
out on May 5th in the U.K.
Feb. 10th, 2003
- The international version of Santana's latest CD "SHAMAN" contains
track 'Let Me Love You Tonight' which is co-written by Simon Climie.
Oct. 4th, 2002 - Simon Climie is producing Michael MacDonald's new Motown tribute cd. It's
tentively scheduled for an early spring release.
April 6th, 2002
- The following news has been posted on Simon Climie's website:
5.1 DVD Audio - We've been working on a number of 5.1 productions including the
following which are just now being released : "Riding with the King" : BB King & Eric
Clapton : Warners This album sounds amazing in 5.1
"Reptile" : Eric Clapton : Warners Check out the impressions panned to the right
surround speakers as well as many subtleties that you would never hear on a
conventional stereo system
"The Hyde Park Show" : Eric Clapton : Warners A Legendary Show - Absolutely
amazing performances - Sounds even better in surround.
Simon is also currently writing and producing for a number of artists including
Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, Faith Hill, Becky Baeling, Valeria, Kelle Price
featuring Eric Clapton, Melodi Brown, Lara Fabian and a few very exciting
collaborations which we are not allowed to talk about yet !!!
Nov. 25th, 2001
- I've been notified that longtime writing partner Dennis Morgan
has his own
website, click here to go to his website.
Oct. 17th, 2001
- Simon Climie has his own website now, check the links page. Simon
is in the U.S.
building a studio and finishing work on some recordings. He is also currently
setting up a publishing and production company called Signia Music.
April 24th, 2001 -
A tip from fan Chris Noebel has led me to a website that has a minute sample
a song written by Simon Climie and Peter Sinfield. The song is called "Long Time
Gone" and click here to go to the Songlink website, scroll down a bit to get to the
song and click to listem, enjoy.
Feb. 15th, 2001
- Simon Climie has co-produced the new Eric Clapton cd titled "Reptile"
due in stores on March 13th. The album was recorded in Los Angeles last summer
with Clapton and producer Simon Climie. Simon also wrote two of the tracks,
"Broken Down" (co-written with Dennis Morgan), and "Second Nature" (co-written
with Eric Clapton and Dennis Morgan).
Sept. 17, 2000
- Got an email from Matthew Carrier letting me know about his Climie Fisher
site. It has some scans of the early singles as well as some great photos of Simon
and Rob live in concert. Check out my links page to get to his site.
Sept. 11, 2000
- There is a super new Naked Eyes track available for download at the PJB
website (see links). It is called "If I Can't Make You Mine" and is great. Other
Naked Eyes related news: A Naked Eyes B side and original extended dance mix
collection is being compiled and is slated for release in December 2000.
The Naked Eyes Unreleased and new mix collection is projected for spring 2001.
Pete Byrne's new solo album "The Real Illusion" is being mixed and will be available
June 18, 2000
- Simon Climie has co-produced the new cd by Eric Clapton & B.B. King
With The King" that was released on June 13th, 2000.
June 17, 2000
- Simon has co-written and co-produced three tracks on the new Heather
People) cd titled "Proud". They are - "Don't Look For Love", "Ease Your Troubled
Mind" and "What Do I Have?". The cd is out in the U.K. and probably Europe now.
- It appears that Simon Climie has been working with a few new artists
has been writing songs with M People's vocalist Heather Small. The full cd is due out
in May or June on Arista/BMG in the U.K. . The first single "Proud" has already
Simon has also recently been working with Thunderbugs, a girl group
Records. Once I get more detail on these releases I will let you know.
The recently released Eric Clapton cd "Clapton Chronicles" contains two
one titled "Get Lost" was co-produced by Simon Climie.
Thanks to fan Chris Noebel I have found out some more songs that
Simon has written
over the last few years, so I have added them to the songwriting credits. These
include songs by the likes of Dee Fredrix, Dana Dawson, Honeyz, and Robin Beck.
Feb. 20, 2000 - EMI Holland has released a new collection titled "Premium Gold Collection" on Feb.
7th, 2000. It is a great collection that contains some rare B-sides including "Mental
Block" that has only appeared on the hard to find 1992 2 CD collection titled "Twice
Aug. 25th, 1999
- Rob Fisher RIP 8/25/99
Today at 17:00 GMT, Rob Fisher, the multi talented songwriter and producer passed
away. He had been sick for some time and last week was admitted to hospital for
an emergency operation. He never recovered. He would have been forty years
old on November 5th.
On a personal note, Rob Fisher's work with Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher
is some of
my favourite music of all time. I wish I could have met Rob to tell him what a great
songwriter he was and how much his music meant to me. I am very saddened to hear
about his passing, I will always love his music. My condolences go out to his family
and friends, especially Pete Byrne and Simon Climie. Kirk
June 8th, 1999
- I added the track listing and cover of the hard to find Climie Fisher
2 CD set titled "Twice As Much" to the discography section.
Feb 8th, 1999 - A brand new Naked Eyes song titled "The Last To Know" is set up in MP3 format on Pete Byrne's PJBMusic web site. The song is fantastic, complete with a classic Naked Eyes bass line. No date on the release of it as a single, but Pete Byrne's first solo cd single for the song "I'm A Believer" is due for release on March 2nd, 1999 through the web site. A link to this site is on my links page.
Simon Climie was the Musical Director on Eric Clapton's most recent tour.
Rob Fisher has recently got back together to work with Pete Byrne as NAKED EYES. They hope to put out a new record, and possibly tour. Pete is also working with Capitol Records on a possible Naked Eyes - B-Sides and Rarities cd release.
Simon Climie has co-written
and produced most of the latest Eric Clapton release PILGRIM.