Featuring thirteen fresh and original tracks, ‘There And Back’ sees Chris Norman draw on the experience and songwriting panache that have seen him notch up over 20 million albums sales globally. As well as his own hits, Chris has worked with the likes of of ABBA’s Agnetha, Donovan, Heavy Metal Kids, Cynthia Lennon, and duetted with Suzi Quattro on the hit ‘Stumblin’ In’. He even created the England football team’s World Cup ’82 hit ‘This Time’. ‘There And Back’ is all about Chris though. This is a collection of dynamic songs and, of course, that wonderful voice is employed to full effect. With an ongoing full diary of live dates across the world, the former Smokie vocalist is in fantastic form with this release which sees him making a whole-hearted return to what he does best.
Chris explains, “There’s no doubt that ‘There And Back’ came about because I wanted to get back to the roots of my career, back to recording in the way I used to when I started back in the 60s and 70s. I wrote most of the album myself, but some are co-writes with the musicians that I work with on the road, and that was important. My live band and I went into the studio to record the tracks together, capturing the edge and energy that we get in front of a crowd. We worked together as a unit and really enjoyed the process, which is how we used to do it. This album is all about reconnecting with everything that has gone before in my career, pulling it all together and then driving it forward. My voice has never sounded better, I’m so proud of ‘There And Back’”.