WAITING FOR THE STORM
A breeze is building
Hot wind burning
Most of the songs on the album were chosen from the songs I had been writing with Chris and others over the previous two or three years, so I thought it would be nice to write something new especially for the album. A few weeks before leaving Sydney to record in LA, I went into the writers room at Rondor Music’s offices, and came out with the backing track for what became "Waiting For The Storm". I didn’t really have any lyric ideas for it, so I asked Jane, who had not written a song before, but had been a music journalist, so I thought she might be able to help. She immediately had the idea, and some good lines, so we finished it between us in about an hour.
Through Guy, I had got to know most of the guys in the Pink Floyd touring band, and we ran into each other many times across 2 or 3 continents while on tour in ’87-’88. Guy, Scott, Jon Carin, Tim Renwick and Gary Wallis very kindly offered to play on my album but for various reasons, unfortunately only Guy and Scott actually did. Originally Dave Gilmour was going to do the solo on this track, but we ran out of the time and money needed to fly the tapes over to him in London and back, so Tim came in and did a great job of a Gilmour-style solo.