released September 12, 2012
Sam Jackson - Piano and Fender Rhodes
Shane O'Donovan - Drums (tracks 3,5 &10)
Reece McNaughten - Drums (track 1)
Neil O'loghlen - Bass
Ken Rice - Violin and Viola
Tara-Lee Byrne - Cello
An anonymous peanut seller from Fiji.
Mixed by Jan Erik Kongshaug & Sam Jackson.
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner.
Composed & produced by Sam Jackson.
Tracks 1 & 7 recorded by Troy Kelly at STL Studios, New Zealand. Field recordings from Fiji & Thailand on track 1.
Tracks 2 & 9 recorded in my flat in Dublin by SJ.
Tracks 3,4,5,10 recorded by Alan Kelly in Windmill Lane Studios, Ireland. Field recording of my 1930's portable gramophone on track 3.
Track 6 recorded on my brother Ben's piano in my sister Sharon & Dave's flat, Dublin.
Track 8 recorded by Paul Wade & SJ in Castalia Hall, Camphill Communities, Ireland and in Tara's place, Ken's house and Sam's flat, String arrangement by SJ. Unlisted track 11 - a field recording of bird song near the Greenstone track, South Island, New Zealand.
All field recordings by SJ.
I could not have made this album without the preceding decades of astonishing help, support, guidance, belief & love from my family & my friends. Thank you. Singled out for bonus thanks for their multidisciplinary brilliance and love are: Billy Fitzgerald, Sandra McCarthy & Fionán deBarra. Thanks to Moya Brennan & Band for many happy years on the road, John Clarke at Camphill Communities for your generous support and to Jonathan Healy for teaching me the beauty of a single note. Thank you Reece, Shane, Neil, Dave M, Dave P, Cairtíona F, Eamonn, Feilimidh, Ken, Tara, Paula, Jody, Aoife, Hugh, Luke, Druid and all the staff at The National Concert Hall. This album was conceived in New Zealand and born in Ireland.
"The feeling I have something to say, the great difficulty in saying it"
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