Lui Collins

Lui Collins: There's a Light

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Artist: Lui Collins

Artist: Lui Collins
Title: There's a Light
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

'Produced by ex-Silly Wizard member [the late] Johnny Cunningham... Collins' originals, with additional material co-written with fantasy/children's book author Jane Yolen ('Ballad of the White Seal Maid'), and a stunning version of Bob Franke's definitive 'For Real'.' --Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen Awarded the OMAR - One of the Best Folk Albums of 1985 by WOMR, Provincetown, MA There's a Light, produced by famed Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham, was originally released on Green Linnet Records in 1985. Out of print for several years, it is once again available on CD. There's A Light includes Lui's interpretation of Bob Franke's wonderful song 'For Real,' and the first Jane Yolen poem that she set to music, the haunting 'Ballad of the White Seal Maid.' There's also a wild arrangement of the Sacred Harp song 'Ecstasy,' complete with French horns and trumpets - 'guess that's what happens when you turn a crazy Scot and a Vermonter loose in the studio together. I still remember what a gas it was recording that song. All through the project, Johnny kept saying 'trust me' and I'd give him the go-ahead. 'He always gave me veto power in case I didn't like his ideas after they were on tape, but I found him to be a brilliant producer, I always liked the ideas he came up with. Most of the songs are quite simply produced - Johnny is one for 'less is more' - but we did let ourselves play with the song Ecstasy. 'We had some help from several gifted musicians, including David Darling on cello, Leo Kretzner on dulcimer, and Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen on harmony vocals. Special thanks to my friends Paul and Sue Wanner for making this re-release possible. ' Vocals, guitar, piano - Lui Collins Dulcimer - Leo Kretzner Mandolin, fiddle - Joe Gerhard Fiddle, synthesizer, bell tree, electric guitar - Johnny Cunningham Cello - David Darling Bass - Russ Landau Drums - Victor Steffens Percussion - Lou D'Agostino Wood flutes, Eb fife - Skip Healy French horn - Dana Lord Trumpet - Gary Partridge Oboe - Elizabeth Kieronski Fender Rhodes - Kim Oler Harmony vocals - Sally Rogers, Howard Bursen, Leo Kretzner Synthesizer - Jack Jones Produced by John Cunningham Executive production by Lui Collins Oboe arranged by John Cunningham Horns arranged by John Cunningham and Lui Collins Strings arranged by Joe Gerhard, John Cunningham and David Darling Design by Ken Mitchell/front cover Carla Frey/back cover Photography by Click Studios Management and supervision - Wendy Newton Recorded at RBY Recording Studio, Southbury, Connecticut, August 1984 Engineers - Jack Jones and Evan Jones Mixed by Evan Jones and John Cunningham Mastered by Tom Coyne at Frankford Wayne, New York City.

Tracks:
1.1 Dance Me 'Round
1.2 All You Can Do
1.3 The Ballad of the White Seal Maid
1.4 Leaf in the Winter
1.5 There's a Light
1.6 For Real
1.7 Midwinter Night
1.8 The Enfolding
1.9 Ecstasy
1.10 Lullabye

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