Stay Awhile

Lee Lynch
FORMAT: Audio CD - Disc
Release date: 14 Oct 2014



Full details

Galway-born singer Lee Lynch moved to England in 1956 and was discovered by Vince Hill. He cut a single for Decca in 1966 and signed to Ember in February 1969. In March he recorded his first session for the label, produced by Jimmy Duncan and engineered by Eddie Offord (who later worked with Yes and ELP). The orchestra was arranged by Johnny Arthey. This yielded the Les Reed/Geoff Stephens-penned Stay Awhile (the GB entry in an international song competition hosted by Belgium) and follow-up Don’t Hold On To Yesterday. Further singles and a (Belgium-only) album followed over the next couple of years, and Lee Lynch next surfaced on the Columbia label. The singer remained a popular draw until his retirement in 1994, and he passed away in 2012. Our digital-only selection, Stay Awhile, rounds up twelve sides issued by Ember and/or licensed from them for release on the Continent, including a cover of The Beatles’ Here, There And Everywhere.



  1. Stay Awhile
  2. A Bad Time To Stop Loving Me
  3. They've Taken Our Childhood Away
  4. Don't Hold On To Yesterday
  5. Sweet Woman
  6. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  7. Joe Poor Loves Daphne Elizabeth Rich
  8. It's Love
  9. The Call
  10. Love Me Now
  11. Just For You
  12. Here, There And Everywhere