A Little More opens with a song written in 1969. The irresistible, McCartney-esque “Stopped!” has a sit-up-take-notice melody and the rolling rhythms of classic late-Sixties pop. Title track “A Little More” is more than a reference to picking-up again with The Aerovons. Also written in 1969, it’s another classic-in-waiting. A version was first heard on the flip side of Tom’s post Aerovons single released in 1971 by the Bell label.
Unavoidably, looking back at the experience of being at Abbey Road and in London with The Aerovons colours Tom’s new songs. “Swinging London” paints that picture, while “The Way Things Went Tonight” nods to Resurrection’s creamiest, most vocal-infused moments. However, A Little More also draws from Tom’s path though life after the magical adventures in London. He became a songwriter in the world of advertising. “So Sorry” and “You & Me” draw from human relationships and emotions, while “Shades Of Blue” evokes memories of a particular place. Contrastingly, “Me And My Bomb” recalls one of the first steps towards adulthood.
Of course, A Little More is Resurrection’s welcome follow-up. It’s more though. It’s about the whole of Tom Hartman’s life, and how he sees it as a kaleidoscopic journey, Not a resurrection then, more a seamless fusion of everything that makes Tom who is.
Released summer 2021, will be available on CD/DL.