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– The Journey of the Child WithinMoondancer CD

“Nothing short of brilliant.”—Sing Out
“An extraordinary accomplishment”—Dirty Linen

“…one of Collins’ most intense works, [it] is not without its lighter moments; “Mermaid’s Lullabye”, (…co-written with [Jane]Yolen), and the jubilant title track offset the album’s darker moments.”
–Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen

Recorded from October – December 1990 at Wendell Recording Studio, Wendell, Massachusetts; and Bay Farm Studio, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Mixed at Bay Farm Studio, Duxbury, Massachusetts

Produced by Darleen Wilson
Engineered by Rick King at Wendell Recording Studio, and by Coleman Rogers
at Bay Farm Studio
SoundTool Editing by Chris Brown at Person to Person Productions,
Litchfield, Connecticut

Vocals, piano, guitar, crystal singing bowls – Lui Collins
Violin – John Cunningham
Cello – Eugene Friesen
Additional vocals – Linda Worster
Piano on Moondancer and Move to the Now – Jacqueline Schwab
Bass – Richard Gates
Percussion – Marty Quinn
Drums – Tim Griffin
Celtic Harp – Lorraine Lee

Lyrics are linked to song titles below

Moondancer (instrumental)
The Dance of the Innocent
Lui Collins ©Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

The retreat/the re-emergence. Calling down the Light.
Lui Collins ©1989 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Feeling the anger. Setting out on the Journey.
Lui Collins ©1985 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Move to the Now
To bless and release what is past.
Lui Collins ©1986Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

The Holy Instant
Doing away with the anger, the pointing of the finger. What am I doing right now to perpetuate the pattern? Clarity. The Dance of Love.
Lui Collins ©1989 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Triceps (instrumental)
Symbol of Heavenly Power. The Dance of Joy and Release.
Lui Collins ©Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Hallelujah! Calling the Light down and in to illuminate the darkness. A song of connection to Creator and to Earth and to all Life.
Lui Collins ©1988 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Mermaid’s Lullabye
The lullabye to the child within, the ocean spirit. Pavel’s song.
lyrics by Jane Yolen ©1980 Jane Yolen, music by Lui Collins ©1989 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

God Bless the Children
The memory. The Dance of Pain. The owning of Power.
Lui Collins ©1989Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Holy Child
Mothering the inner child. The healing power of sound, color, light.
Lui Collins ©1989 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Flicker of Light
Based on the Ethiopian folk tale. The courage to move into the darkness. The constancy of Light. The Dance of the Angels.
Lui Collins ©1990 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

To be wholly and joyfully and innocently oneself in giddy embrace of the Dance of Life. Hallelujah!
Lui Collins ©1984 & 1985 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

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