December 2, 2007
A Holiday Treat From The Past
Several years ago friends of mine had the creative idea of producing an audio Christmas card for family and friends. I had the privilege of serving as audio engineer for the project, as much as a day's recording in a home computer room turned recording studio can be called a project. I'm sharing the music from that CD with permission and hope blog readers will enjoy the talents of these folks as much as I have over the years.
The music is a collection of holiday classics and original compositions by the then Rachael Robinson. Her daughter Sarah joins as vocalist on several tracks and Harv Robinson (rest in peace) has a stirring introduction to the original composition "You Shine," a heartfelt ballad that speaks to those people who are special in our lives.
"Vision," has long been a favorite of mine from Rachael's library of music. The bouncy fun tune hits home at the frustration I think anyone who is blind feels from time to time when society doesn't seem to see us as people first and defines us strictly by our lack of sight.
In "Too Much For Thirteen" Rachael captures the fear, pride and essence of homelessness from a child's perspective. It is one of the most moving pieces of social commentary in any form I've ever heard.
The power and richness of Rachael's vocal ability can be heard in the holiday classic "What Child Is This." To my ears, her rendition is as compelling as the versions I hear on radio during the holiday season.
A total of nine tracks were recorded for the CD. Enjoy this holiday treat.
Posted by Kelly at December 2, 2007 7:16 PM
Kelly, I am glad you shared this wonderful work of musical art with those of us who read your blog. You did a fabulous job with the audio. Rachael not only stands out as a talented singer, but as a gifted composer. The harmonies of Rachael and Sarah are fantastic. I have in turn shared this with special friends and family, all of whom give it rave reviews. Rachael, there is growing demand for an encore! And to Harv, whereever you are, RIP and keep shining.
Posted by: Aimee at December 25, 2007 10:40 AM