Ian Dearden - What Took You So Long?


1.  Freedom (Seems A Lovely Word) - 3:44           

2.  The Clown - 3:25

3.  These Are The Mysteries - 4:22

4.  Welcome (To The World) - 5:16

5.  Prayin' - 3:10

6.  Walkin' Away - 3:22

7.  Headin' South - 4:13

8.  Trains - 5:29

9.  Give Me A Sign - 3:10

10. Fragments - 3:11

11. Down By The Waterfall - 3:20

12. Evensong - 5:34



For the past 40 years, Ian Dearden has been a passionate musical performer. From his high school rock band to university folk clubs, in solo, duo and band configurations, Ian has performed and busked at clubs, pubs & festivals throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Ian’s skilled guitar playing, heartfelt singing, and a repertoire that includes original, traditional and contemporary songs never fails to engage.

In December, 2014 he released his debut album, “What Took You So Long?”, containing 12 original songs in superb, harmony-drenched acoustic arrangements. With delightful vocal and instrumental contributions from leading Australian musicians and songwriters including Liz Frencham, Fred Smith, Mark Cryle, Caroline Hammond, Rhiannon Fenn and Mark Ziza, as well as London-based Polish classical cellist Evva Mizerska, this is the distillation of 40 years of songwriting and performing.


This album can be autographed by Ian Dearden before despatch. Ian will sign an autograph, and write a specific message of his choosing or write a message of your choosing. If it is a gift to someone else, please include those details.

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