Posted by Auditory Verve Music: Lyrics by Elizabeth Massie, Music by Johnny Schaefer |
On November 27, 2015 |
All the Babes on Christmas Born
Award-winning author Elizabeth Massie wrote the lyric for this hauntingly beautiful song, set to music by singer-songwriter Johnny Schaefer. it begins quietly with a solo guitar and instruments chime in gradually, then a choir, as it builds and soars to a stunning crescendo at the glorious end. To read the lyrics and more, just click "Read More" below.
Two Melissa Manchester tunes are melded into one great song. I tried to keep the flavor of each while turning them into something new. How did I do? Check out the originals by the great Ms. Manchester herself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WweQJCqOFyI
It's About Love-Celebration Mix-Johnny wrote this song in response to California's ill-fated Prop 8 just after it passed in 2008. He was privileged to sing it on the steps of the CA Supreme Court the night before the first trial. Though there is still far to go, he decided to bring In the talented Lisa Ulanday and some other friends to sing this Celebration Mix.
Track 13: Invocation: The Golden Sequence and "A Way In" featuring Marianne Williamson
An 800 year old Gregorian chant and a beautiful prayer by one of today's most celebrated author/lecturers are melded together in a transformative meditation piece that reaches beyond set traditions. Be sure to watch Michael Canyon Drebert's stunning video.
Track 14: Follow yourRoad-music and lyrics by Bob Wilson, If you've heard this song before, it was done in a very different way. The jazz fusion classic is reworked as a light reggae-flavored journey that explores the bright-eyed, youthful exuberance of the lyric. This is not intended as a replacement. Go explore the earlier recordings to hear the magic of this song and let me know what you think of my spin on it.
Track 16: Wake Up!-featuring Marianne Williamson. Excerpts from Marianne Williamson's riveting New Year's Eve, 2012 lecture as well as numerous other lectures and interviews over the past decades form the foundation of this spiritual wake up call. Marianne's commitment to Results.org, aiming to end world hunger, are highlighted.
Track 17: Love Shines On-music and lyrics by Johnny Schaefer, This song was originally the finale for a musical I wrote. It is meant as a positive uprising of oppressed minorities as a testament to the ultimate, inevitable triumph of love in the world.