UFO keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond has made public a newly recorded piano version of the classic track ‘Love To Love’ which originally appeared on the UFO album ‘Lights Out’ from 1977 and was written by Michael Schenker and Phil Mogg.
The recording can be heard in the video below.
Paul Raymond says about the recording: “I recorded this track along with several others as the background music for my wedding. I thought it was fitting to include some images taken on the day, however to protect the privacy of family and friends I have stuck to images of our surroundings rather than the wedding party.”
A version of the Derek & the Dominoes classic ‘Layla’ can also be seen on Paul’s official YouTube channel with more recordings from that day to hopefully be uploaded soon.
‘Lights Out’ was the first album to feature Paul Raymond in UFO after he replaced Danny Peyronel. Earlier this year Raymond celebrated 50 years in the music industry. Paul commented on the landmark: “I became a full-time professional musician on 12th January 1964 which means I’m celebrating 50 years in the music industry.
“There have been highs and lows over the years but on the whole the business has been good to me. I’d like to thank all the musicians I have worked with over the years for their part in my musical history. From Plastic Penny in the very beginning via Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, UFO (in several incarnations), MSG and Waysted through to my own band Paul Raymond Project (PRP). Thanks to all the fans for their continued support – I hope I have many years in front of me to carry on making and sharing my music.”
Paul Raymond will soon be back out on the road with UFO where the band will headline Hard Rock Hell AOR II on March 22nd. You can see all the planned dates here.
MetalTalk’s Mark Taylor spoke to Paul Raymond in an interview for Record Collector last year before his Paul Raymond Project show at the Borderline in London where he speaks about his ‘Terms & Conditions Apply’ album and his long illustrious career and you can hear that below. UFO’s latest album ‘Seven Deadly’ is out on SPV.