A Dulcet Christmas EP

by George Arnare

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about

I wanted to make a spontaneous, simple, slightly raw & sparse Christmas EP that had an innocent, childlike glow to it.

It was as simple as calling up Dave (engineer) and booking him to come and record me play my little songs right here in my 'Abode'. It was a quick, stress free and no fuss recording session where the vocals are pretty much the first and only takes! Relief!

Themes of light, stars without and within, holiness, the celebration & value of childhood, innocense and of course the birth of the 'glowing' baby that started the whole season are an inspiration.

credits

released November 27, 2013

Composed, arranged, performed & produced by George Arnare

Instruments- Dulcimer, Baritone Ukelele, Nylon string guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Melodica, Recorder. Glockenspiel, Djembe, Clay drum, Caxixi & other shakers, Star & Moroccan tambourines, Rajasthani bells & a singing bowl (that didn't sing but ring!)

Recorded @ The Abode & Mixed @ Dock studios by Dave Longo
Mastered by 2013 Grammy recipient Brad Blackwood @ Euphonic Masters

Art cover 'Shining Star' Allamanda flower by Visionairy Photography
Gratefully used with the kindest permission. Thank you Mark.
Art design by Dan Frybort @ Soul Necta

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George Arnare Sydney, Australia

Singer/songwriter

Observer, Absorber, Reflector.

I play the piano, harmonium, dulcimer, ukelele, drums & guitar.

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Track Name: Bed of hay
Bed of Hay

Light from his eyes
Light from his face
Light from his curly soft hair

Light from his fingers
Light from his toes
Lighting the room as he’d glow

In a bed of hay he was born
In a bed of hay to the angel’s song
There wasn’t a breath to be drawn
In a bed of hay
As the animals looked on
The glowing child was born

Joy in his laughter
Joy in his smile
Joy in his holy reverie

Joy in his kisses
Joy in his gaze
Joy filled the room where he lay
Track Name: Everychild
Everychild

Everychild is a Christ
Is a star
Is a wonderful teacher
Everychild is a dream
Is a wish
A gift from the Giver

Everychild is a spark
From the sun
A heart warming healer
Everychild is blessed
Perfect
Protected by the Protector

Everychild is the most beautiful child in all the world!

Everychild is unique
Is complete
Eyes reflecting heaven
Everchild is a bird
Is a song
Loved by the Beloved

Everychild is the hope
Is the One
The magical believer
Everychild knows the Truth
Is in a smile
The message of the Messenger

Everychild is the most beautiful child in all the world!

Everychild is a Christ
Is a star
Is a wonderful teacher.
Track Name: O' Holy Light
O’ Holy Light

My joy is in giving
O’ holy light
Show me what to give
On this holy night

Love is a given
Gift wrapped inside
Show me how to give it
O’ holy light

With love inside
And love outside
With love as our guide
We’ll find U
O’ holy light

Shine forth within us
O’holy light
Light up the darkness
On this holy night

Your love is delivered
I’m wearing ur smile
O’ my companion
O’ holy light
Track Name: The Magi & the star
The Magi & the star

From the East, Magi had come
Guided by the Eastern Star
Mountains, oceans, deserts far
Glowing- gold, blue & white

They only had one goal divine
To bow before the holy child
The star ablaze between their eyes
Glowing, gold blue & white

Gold, blue & white

A golden light- a ring of love
A blue beyond the sky above
A silver white, purer than a dove
The colours of the Eastern Star

(They gave)
Gold in gratitude of grace
Frankincense for devotion’s flame
Myrrh for the sacrifice he’d make
Ever glowing- gold, blue & white

Gold, blue & white
Gold, blue & white

At their depart Mary gave to them
A swaddling cloth worn by the babe
Kings & queens from afar they came
Drawn to the gold, blue & white

They made a fire & huddled near
Worshipped the cloth that was so dear
Cast to the flames but it wouldn’t sear
Glowing, gold blue & white

Gold, blue & white
Gold, blue & white
Gold, blue & white
Track Name: Fireworks & fireflies
Fireworks & Fireflies

All your love tonight
Ever warm inside
See the stars in the sky
Explode in front of our eyes

Fireworks & fireflies
Fireworks & fireflies
Fireworks & fireflies
Tonight.