This CD was recorded in various studios, beaches, bushes and big rooms around Auckland, New Zealand. In the 1990’s I made 8 trips to Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud) and during these trips met singer / songwriter Bonnie Low. After hearing her songs and dreaming together, i was very excited at the prospect of producing this project which brought musicians and singers together from different communities.
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released 12 January 1995
A Voices from the Nations production.
Recorded on various studios, beaches, bushes and big rooms by Larry Elliot, Phil Yule and Martin Neil in New Zealand.
Martin Neil: Drums, percussion and other strange noises.
Kevin Crown: Keyboards
Junior Turua: Bass
Grant Elliott: Guitars
Brent Eru: Koauau
Lead Vocals: Track 3 – Bonnie Low, 5 – Lesley Nia Nia, 7 – Michelle Redstone, 8 – Richard Eriwata, 11 – Evan Silva.
Group vocals: Chrissy Anderson, Rawina Anderson, John Benn, Fiona Best, Karen Canty, Sheryl Connell, Lisa Gill, Helen Gower, Sarah Ihaia, Mike Low, Kim Michell, Michelle Redstone, Nicole Williams.
Karanga: Christine Taare, Ngati Porou/Ngati Awa
Haka: Track 3 – Colin Taare Ngati Porou, Sonja Houia Te Whanau-a-apanui/Nga puhi, Rawina Anderson Nga Puhi, Members of Te Pou a Hao Kai Tuhoe
Woman’s Haka written by: Christine Taare
Men’s Haka written by: Richard Rihare Taniora Hepe.
Haka: Track 11 – Colin Taare, Written by: Colin Taare.
Moteatea: Colin Taare, Christine Taare, Paia Kingi, Ngati Awa, Sheryl Connell Tuwharetoa, Sarah Ihaia Maniapoto, Mania Waetford Tainui/Cook Islands, Brent Eru Ngati Ruakawa/Ngati Wehiwehi.
Narations: Fred Astle, Bonnie Low, Colin Taare.
Percussion Loop: Track 3 – Psalm Drummers England.
Soundscapes: Moonstone Studios Leicester England. Engineer: Steve Fletcher
Production Engineer: Larry Elliot