David Courtney records an album with a difference

By Candice Krieger, January 27, 2011

Music producer David Courtney is perhaps best known for discovering international recording artist Leo Sayer, and co-writing their album Silverbird. Now he is in the spotlight for his own compilation.

He has released The Show Must Go On, a collection of his all-time favourites, re-recorded "for a more contemporary style". Brighton-based Mr Courtney, 60, tells People: "I wanted to do my own interpretation of the songs to celebrate 40 years of my career in the music business." He has worked with the industry's top names including Eric Clapton and Sir Paul McCartney.

The album sleeve features members of the public. "I came up with the idea to offer fans the chance to be a part of the art and be featured on an album sleeve. I wanted to create something unique."

Last updated: 12:22pm, January 27 2011