Dean met up with Tony Christie in the midst of his stint, treading the boards in the west-end musical show Dreamboats & Petticoats
The shoot took place amidst the landmarks of Soho’s old-school clubland, with scenes that would not have looked out of place in Colin MacInnes’ Absolute Beginners, Bar Italia and the rain splattered streets featured heavily.
Dean shot Tony for his brand new record ‘Now’s the Time’, which is being released on Acid Jazz in January 2011.
The first single ‘Nobody in the World’ out on the 8th November, has a great Northern Soul feel and would not be out of place in any self respecting soul DJ’s set.
It’s the first release from Tony on the Acid Jazz label.
The Album ‘Now is the Time’, sees Christie, going back to his roots bringing together the sound of Northern Soul, British Beat and Cinematic sound-tracks.
Jarvis Cocker, a big fan of Tony, has reworked the iconic theme from the film ‘Get Carter’, for the album now entitled ‘Get Christie’, it has an additional classic line from the film “he’s a big man but he’s out of shape” …nice touch….
More on the album as it approaches it’s release, but for the time being…