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FR-061 / The Family Records Singles Club - Vol. 9 / John Elliott - Shimmering Shining
Written and Produced by John Elliott.
Mixed by John Elliott.
All instruments (except Drums) played by John Elliott.
Drums by Mike Schadel.
Mastered by JJ Golden.
This song was written and recorded quickly, forgotten, and then rediscovered when I was finishing my album, 'American in Love.' It fit and I needed something that wasn't slow and sad so I put it on there. There used to be a loud and unfortunate outro that was as long as the song itself. It always seemed wrong, but I didn't know how annoying it was until I played it for my friend Rebecca. It was clear from her reaction and my embarrassment that I should just get rid of it. That made the song clear and clean and quick and it finally worked. Many things were ending around me when I wrote the lyrics and I was hoping that new and better things were beginning. They were. Later, those things also ended. I also read 'A People's History of the United States' around the time I wrote this and that had something to do with it.