The Mandela Suite:

The Mandela Suite:

As the flagship track on John Hughes’ second album Wild Ocean ll, The Mandela Suite has been a remarkable labour of love. The 9 minute epic is a personal tribute to Nelson Mandela – an emotional whirlwind journey through the various stages of his remarkable life. John commissioned Stylorouge to produce a short film to tell the story of how the track came about, and he has finally decided to release the track in it’s own right, along with the promo clip, in a special edition two-disc format.

Shot over a period of four years – much of it captured by John’s long-term collaborator, director of photography Ciaran Tanham, the film introduces John from his days as an aspiring young musician in the ’70’s’ Irish pop scene, to his years as the manager of The Corrs, and on to the crusade to get Mr Mandela himself to record a contribution to the piece – a heartfelt quote in fact, that had inspired the Mandela Suite in the first place.
Click here to view an excerpt from the film



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