Album Credits & Gratitude
Be More Than Do, Hey Hey and We’ve Got A Light written by Georgia Duder Wood. All other songs written by Georgia Duder-Wood, Marshall Smith & Tom Fox, except Get Me Higher, written by Georgia Duder-Wood, Marshall Smith, Tom Fox & Dave Bridgman
The albums I offer are a team effort. Much gratitude to the people I am now, and in the past, privileged to co-create with.
… for … where do I begin?! Everything … you know …
Marshall Smith & Tom Fox of The Sound Room …
… for production: you truly are the groovemeisters!
… for co-song writing, keyboard & backing vocals, and above, for superb midwifery of my first album of originals. My soul brother from another mother, I truly could not have done it without you.
… for stellar guitar that felt super purple.
… for final mixes and mastering of Super Love – it is always fun, and super easy super love with you!
… for fat bass on all tracks: I get down and I get up with your solid groove, and making music with you now, as opposed to when we were 18 (!), is a blessing.
… for symphonic percussion on all tracks: your djembe that sings of the desert, your triangle funk and everything in between. You rooted this album in the earth with sounds of skin and wood and bone, the donkey jaw guiro being my favourite.
… for drums on Get Me Higher, Honey Child, Emperor, Rise Sister Rise, and Girasole (Sunflower Girl). You got it; you get it. Praise be!
… for horns on Emperor, Girasole (Sunflower Girl) and Honey Child that bring out the soul sister in me.
… for cello on Kiss Your Smile and Still point. The “man voice” for sure, but also the song of the desert.
… for Rhodes on Emperor. And for your part in my awakening as a songwriter.
… for co-writing Get Me Higher, not to mention channelling the Isley Bothers with your stonkin’ gat.
… for co-creating the project, for keys all tracks, for arrangements of You Are the Sunshine and Hello for helping me, way back then, to write my very first original lyric.
Chris Neilson and your sons Kody and Ruban
… for production, gorgeous horns and grooving gat.
… for bass on all tracks. You are phenomenal.
… for drums on all tracks. You were our rock.
… for gat on Purple Rain. I saw purple.
Steve Garden of the Garden Shed
… for production and recording vocals.
… for recording the band at the New Zealand School of Music.
… for being my mum, and the instigator of this wonderful anthology published in 2002.
… for the gorgeous melodies and guitar playing.
Tessa Duder, Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Trish Gribben, Joy Watson, John Marsden, Peggy Dunstan, Jocelyn Marshall, Diana Noonan and Michelanne Forster
… for the wonderful, Pacific inspired lyrics.
… for production of the original album, recording Sergei, original vox record, playing the keys, backing vocals, and helping to resurrect the tracks for re-release.
… for recording the vox in 2020, helping to resurrect the tracks, mixing and mastering the album for re-release in 2020.
Above all, gratitude to Wendy & Jude and the Ascended Masters, especially Master St Germain, Master Dwjal Khul, Master Jesus and Lady Kwan Yin.