Shining

by Kev Adams

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A different feel to this collection- mainly instrumentals, less folky, more arranged. Two songs, (Shining and Pensez....), both very personal to me. Two new, post-MS instrumentals (Bright Battalions and Cool Weather Call). The remainder are pieces which have been waiting to be finished off for some time, the last of the pre-MS projects mixing real and virtual instruments.
The cover picture is Samuel Palmer's 'A Cornfield by Moonlight with the Evening Star'.

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released December 30, 2016

All compositions by Kevin Adams, except the second theme of 'Bright Battalions' which is based on 'The Valley of the Shadow' by Paul Clark.
All music played and sung by KA except for: Sheena Masson (flute), Peter Tales (melodeon) and Godfrey Yeomans (bass) on 'Calverton Suite'.

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Kev Adams Milton Keynes, UK

Blending traditional folk music with a love of other genres- classical, jazz, folk-rock, prog-rock, pop… music, music, music…

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Track Name: Shining
Shining
(Estoile)

Shining, shining,
Out of the darkness divine,
It is benign-
Then wherefore this deep fear of mine?
It is benign.

Holding, holding,
Wrapped in the future untold,
It will unfold-
Then wherefore this shiver of cold?
It will unfold.

Time is the coin we must spend,
None to put by, none to lend,
Days without ending must end,
Now will be never again.

Praying, praying,
Out of the doubt and delay,
It is today-
Then wherefore the tears on the way?
It is today
Track Name: Pensez à Nos Enfants
Pensez à nos enfants

Please slow down, (pensez à nos enfants)
Please slow down, (pensez à nos enfants)
Please slow down, slow down.

Running late, hurry man, hurry
Never told him that it was so far
Running late and eaten with worry
Take it out on the company car

Tail-gating and waiting for chances
Slipping round on the crown of the bend
Every place up the queue he advances
Doesn’t look like the queue ever comes to an end

When he looks back on this he won’t believe
Just how stupid he was,
just how crazy and dangerous
How did the accident come to be such a surprise?
Now the adrenaline’s dried in his veins
And the ambulance siren has stopped
He can still feel the shock as the kid hits the bumper
And flies up in front of his eyes

Sunrise, it’s a precious new morning
Clear skies, we can see what to do
Can’t deny we’ve been given fair warning
Slow down, time to take in the view
See the bear staring out from the ice floe
See the butterfly crushed on a wheel
See mahogany forest in ashes
See the harpoon and whale, see the club and the seal

When we look back on this we won’t believe
Just how stupid we were, self deceiving and devious
How come catastrophe came to be such a surprise?
Fooling ourselves as we sit on our hands
That the whole thing will turn out alright
There will still be a shock when the world hits the bumper
And dies right in front of our eyes.
Track Name: Shining reprise
Shining
(Estoile)

Shining, shining,
Out of the darkness divine,
It is benign-
Then wherefore this deep fear of mine?
It is benign.

Holding, holding,
Wrapped in the future untold,
It will unfold-
Then wherefore this shiver of cold?
It will unfold.

Wracked in the blackness of night
Lie still and try not to fight
Look for the first glint of light
Wait 'til the day is in sight
The day is in sight

Praying, praying,
Out of the doubt and delay,
It is today-
Then wherefore the tears on the way?
It is today