Who deserves thanks;
First things first, this album has been created to express my love to our Lord and Saviour, the inspiration behind all my creative thoughts.
Thank you God for the opportunity and your faithfulness.
To my lovely wife Justine, remember when we were walking in Leederville and you said ‘hey I really believe you can do this’, I had my doubts but you never stopped believing for one minute, thank you for being my biggest cheer leader, my constant companion and source of laughter, for your crucial help with the string arrangements (heavily pregnant) and amazing enthusiasm for this project, your patience and support knows no bounds, I love you immensely.
My beautiful children, Adelle, Jacob, Meghan, and Tobias, you bring colour, joy and laughter to my world. Thank you for your encouragement and understanding over the years. I’m so proud of you all and adore you. To my parents Larry & Marlene, and my brothers Iain & Russ, thank you for always showing me the importance of family and what it means to support each other through the good times and not-so-good. I love you all.
To the band, Chad Blondel Mark Fairclough Lou Stallo Geoff Grubb Glenn Whitfield Eddie Morris, Ah the laughs, the beers! Good times.
You have demonstrated to me what true friendship is all about. I can’t thank you enough for your time, exceptional talents, creativity and support, especially throughout this creative process.
Chad, your contribution to these songs and to the sound is priceless, you’re flippin’ legend young man. Thank you all for who you are, for being so open to try my random and often whacky ideas, for your amazing talents and incredible input. It’s an honour to work alongside you.
‘The Big Table’ especially my great friend Michael Dunjey. Without your financial wisdom, ongoing support, generosity, low-brow humour and incredible abilities – as a mentor and friend, this album wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you so much, man.
To Simon & Fi, the way you live your life – with inspiring vision for God’s church, with such a huge gift of hospitality, generosity, grace and love for others, with God always at the centrepiece, with tonnes of creative talent and motivation to do so much (which quite frankly sickens me!) you both never cease to amaze me. I’m humbled to be called your friend. Thank you for contributing so much to my life and this album. To Vinny & Amanda Tan, for being the best neighbours and friends – especially the many delicious meals, your constant support and encouragement both personally and musically and your attitudes of yes, how can I help? You are both great examples of being God’s hands and feet. To Doug, you live a life of relational Godliness. Thank you for your prayers, friendship and horn blowing! I’m honoured to be mates with you.
To Paul Morrison, Mark Cullen, Colin Mills, Gerry Azor (for the Rhodes), Dave Statham, Steinberg Tan, Steve Fraser, Lynne Brooks, Duann Orriss thank you for being friends, mentors, for offering your gifts both for this album and over the years. To my places of inspiration (which always revolves around coffee) 130’s, Greens & Co, Five Senses & Antz inya Pantz good memories of watching life pass by with my long mac and trusty journal, the entire suburb of Leederville especially the birds, To everyone else I bounced all my ideas off last year, you’re all amazing. Thank you so much.
released November 11, 2011
Who played things;
Me – Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Mark Fairclough – Drums
Jacob Humphreys – Drums, Glockenspiel
Lou Stallo – Bass Guitar
Geoff Grubb – Electric Guitar, Mandolin
Chad Blondel - Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Cello, additional instruments etc
Eddie Morris – Hammond Organ, Accordion
Glenn Whitfield – Fender Rhodes, Upright Piano
Justine Humphreys – Violin
Sandra Wee – Viola
James Caldon – Cello
Douglas Smythe – Trombone
Simon Elliot - Harmonica
Who sang stuff;
Lead vocals - Me
Backing vocals – Fiona Elliot on ‘Centre of my world’ & ‘Never Let Go’,
Adelle Humphreys on ‘In Your Hands’, Justine Humphreys on ‘Never Let Go’ & ‘What I Am Inside’
Background vocals - Chad Blondel Glenn Whitfield Geoff Grubb Eddie Morris Justine Humphreys Simon
Elliott Fiona Elliott Lou Stallo Mark Fairclough Vincent Tan Amanda Tan Michael Dunn
on ‘Holy’ & ‘Is Fullness of Joy’
Who made noises;
Tobias Humphreys in utero – Heartbeat
Birds in Leederville – Birdsong on ‘Everywhere’
Band o’ Brothers – Banter on
‘The One who draws me near’
Me - Wine glasses on ‘Centre’
Additional noises – Chad, Mark (don't ask)
Who made things sound good;
Tracking, mixing, digital editing and Pro Tooling magic by Chad Blondel @ Chad Blondel Productions
Mastered by Adam Nunn @ Abbey Road Studios Online Mastering Services
Post Production and CD Authoring by Colin ‘the chang’ Mills @ Closet Audio Productions
When we did it;
Recorded (mostly) live between 11th & 13th
November 2010 @ Chad Blondel Studios, Highgate, Western Australia
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