Peter Perrett HTWWWIs this one of the Greatest Love Songs ever written?


Domino Recordings have released the new video for a song ‘An Epic Story’ from the forthcoming ‘How The West Was Won’ album by Peter Perrett. 

Following the title track here is the second taste of what looks set to be many peoples ‘album of the year’… An Epic Story.

The song and a frankly wonderful interview with Mark Radcliffe was also broadcast by BBC Radio 6-Music today (22nd May 2017 – Listen Again here from 1:32 in).  The epic story in question seems to be Peter and Zena Perretts.  They have been married for 48 years years now…. and it hasn’t been an easy ride.  Which makes this one of the greatest love songs ever written.  One that many of us can relate to no doubt.

Here it is…


I told you.

Peter Perrett will finally be remembered as the writer of ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’ and ‘An Epic Story’.


Rare Live Dates by the man have been announced and are;
30th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
2nd November – Gorilla, Manchester
4th November – Electric Ballroom, London
7th November – Concorde 2, Brighton
All tickets on sale Wed 24th May


The album comes out 30th June and is available for pre-order here.


You can read more about some of Peter Perretts earlier work  here and here in my the Songwriting Genius of Peter Perrett collected essays/stories.

All words by Ged Babey


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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


  1. I wish Peter & Zena Perrett all the best and I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but ‘An Epic Story’ is Crime & The City Solution’s ‘The Last Dictator IV’ (1990) with new lyrics.


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