New Album: Front Cover Revealed


Here is the front cover of my forthcoming album. Do you like it? Leave me a comment.

The painting is Liverpool Dockers At Dawn from 1903, painted by the French artist Victor Francois Tardieu.

The cover design is by Sue Soupy Parry (no relation, even though she has convinced half of Liverpool that she’s my daughter!).

Preorder the album now and save yourself some money. It’s £10 plus postage if you preorder. It’ll be £15 in the shops. Click the button now to buy.

#alun parry#over the water


  1.">Danny - June 4, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Very evocative, got a touch of Lowry about it. Any chance of getting a review copy of your album for both my newspaper and my blog site?

  2. Vilma Kinney - June 4, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I think this is a great cover – can’t wait to hear the CD now!

  3. alunparry - June 4, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Yes Danny. And if anyone can think of any other reviewers it would be worth contacting then please let me know.

  4. alunparry - June 4, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Thanks Vilma. I can’t wait to share it!! I’ve just a few more weeks putting everything together and then I can put it into production and pressing etc.

  5. Paul - June 4, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Yes, Alun perfect cover for an album by your good self and great sentiment. How do you use other peoples art, do you need permission or anything like that? just curious :). Can’t wait for it :D

  6. Robert Gallagher - June 4, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    My Family worked the South-end Docks at the turn of the Century and to their decline. The Cover is very evocative of their memories and stories. Thankyou.

  7. alunparry - June 4, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Paul, its from 1903 so it’s out of copyright. Soupy had access to a public domain hi res so that was sorted. Normally I’ve approached the artist/photographer and sought permission.

  8. alunparry - June 4, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Robert, I love your comment. My grandad was a docker too so I have a strong pull to this kind of imagery. It’s a lovely painting isn’t it.

  9. Peter Walsh - June 4, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Very nice Alun.

  10. Dave Jones - June 4, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Like it very much. Great cover.

  11. Jeremy - June 4, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Great cover
    Over the water, though – is there a Birkenhead theme to this?

  12. alunparry - June 4, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    Thanks Peter and Dave.

    Jeremy, did I not mention it’s a concept album about the Wirral ;-)

  13. alunparry - July 29, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    As you can now see, the name of the album has been changed to When The Sunlight Shines – an optimistic title for an optimistic upbeat album.

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