Earth Child - Star Child

by Nicholas Breeze Wood

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about

Back in the mid 1980's, in pre-internet days, those involved in shamanism and medicine wheel teachings in the UK were very fond of singing simple chants, either in English, or from Native American cultures.

But there were few chants around, and no easy way to get to learn them. So Faith Nolton and Nicholas Breeze Wood gathered a motley crew of warm hearted people together - some of which they didn't know at all - and never met again - and produced this album of chants, with perhaps more gusto than technical grace.

The singers met at the studio, there were no rehearsals, and at times the singing on the album is all over the place. It is not a very politically correct album either, and the singing of the Native songs leaves a lot to be desired regarding authenticity. But it was a 'moment in time,' and was great fun to do.

The original master tapes were lost long ago. This version of the album was extracted from an old cassette tape, so it is rather lacking in sound quality here and there; it was, after all, recorded in pre-digital days.

The album has not been available since 1995, but - in remembrance of days of great fun (and not always much skill) - here it is again.

We (Nick and Faith) hope you enjoy it.

credits

released January 25, 1988

Recorded between the 10-15th January 1988 at West Malvern Studios, Malvern, Worcestershire, England.

Produced by Nicholas Breeze Wood and Faith Nolton.
Engineered by Simon Casserly.
Remastered January 2015 by Nicholas Breeze Wood

Front cover by Faith Nolton.

Thanks to Alan and Sylvie for tea and technology, and to Celia for planting the seed. Thanks also to all those who helped along the way and to all those unknown people who birthed the original chants.

The title song is by Avril Harwood.

The singers and drummers are:
Steph • Pat • Bob • Tony • Paul • Andy • Jan • Tim • Kahil • Sylvie • Faith • Nick

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Multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter drawing on rock, Arabic and Medieval music, using instruments from all those traditions

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