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“For you, three shiny, black records… they are filled with a woman’s feelings about how music should be written and a man’s ideas about life.” Rod McKuen. 1968

• A ‘must-have’ for the true romantic, these timeless recordings were the fruit of the inspired collaboration between the popular American poet Rod McKuen and the great arranger / vocalist Anita Kerr.

• This first ever worldwide release on CD of Rod and Anita’s trilogy has been long awaited. Rod himself once said that there have been more requests for these San Sebastian Strings masterpieces than any of his own prolific back catalogue.

• It all began with “The Sea”. When Rod conceived the idea he had not met Anita Kerr; nor had he thought of sharing his work with anyone else. Rod had stated that in Anita he not only had the perfect sounding board, but that she is a composer of such uncommon talent that each association between the two of them had been for him a perfect artistic experience.

• “The Sea” was released in 1967. “The Earth” and “The Sky” quickly followed. Now, almost five decades on, along with the uplifting, insightful prose and exquisite music of this historic trilogy, you are able to appreciate a remarkable insight into Rod’s thoughts and workings into his original Instructions given to Anita Kerr for composing the music.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
1. MY FRIEND THE SEA
2. WHILE DRIFTING
3. GIFTS FROM THE SEA
4. THE TIME OF NOON
5. AFTERNOON SHADOWS
6. DO YOU LIKE THE RAIN?
7. THE DAYS OF THE DANCING
8. PUSHING THE CLOUDS AWAY
9. YOU EVEN TASTE LIKE THE SUN
10. THE STORM
11. EVER CONSTANT SEA
12. THE GYPSY CAMP
13. BEYOND THE BEND AHEAD
14. THE SEA

DISC TWO:
1. THE TENDER EARTH
2. MY MOTHER WANTED ME TO PLAY MOZART
3. THE WALTZ
4. SUNDAY
5. EARTHQUAKE
6. CAPRI IN JULY
7. UNDERGROUND TRAIN
8. THE FLOWER PEOPLE
9. THE MUD KIDS
10. THE DAY THEY BUILT THE ROAD
11. DOORWAYS I HAVEN’T FOUND
12. HOME
13. SONG FROM THE EARTH

DISC THREE:
1. HOW MANY COLORS OF BLUE?
2. THE BUTTERFLY IS DRUNK ON SUNSHINE
3. A WALK WITH THE ANGELS
4. SO LITTLE SUN
5. NIGHT TALK
6. WHEN WINTER COMES
7. MY DOG LIKES ORANGES
8. THE FOREHEAD OF THE MORNING
9. A PATCH OF SKY, AWAY FROM EVERYTHING
10. MR. GOD’S TROMBONES
11. BUY FOR ME THE WIND
12. A NEW LULLABYE (FOR SUZIE & KELLY)
13. IN SUMMING UP
14. WHO HAS TOUCHED THE SKY

DISC ONE:

1. MY FRIEND THE SEA
2. WHILE DRIFTING
3. GIFTS FROM THE SEA
4. THE TIME OF NOON
5. AFTERNOON SHADOWS
6. DO YOU LIKE THE RAIN?
7. THE DAYS OF THE DANCING
8. PUSHING THE CLOUDS AWAY
9. YOU EVEN TASTE LIKE THE SUN
10. THE STORM
11. EVER CONSTANT SEA
12. THE GYPSY CAMP
13. BEYOND THE BEND AHEAD
14. THE SEA

DISC TWO:

1. THE TENDER EARTH
2. MY MOTHER WANTED ME TO PLAY MOZART
3. THE WALTZ
4. SUNDAY
5. EARTHQUAKE
6. CAPRI IN JULY
7. UNDERGROUND TRAIN
8. THE FLOWER PEOPLE
9. THE MUD KIDS
10. THE DAY THEY BUILT THE ROAD
11. DOORWAYS I HAVEN'T FOUND
12. HOME
13. SONG FROM THE EARTH

DISC THREE:

1. HOW MANY COLORS OF BLUE?
2. THE BUTTERFLY IS DRUNK ON SUNSHINE
3. A WALK WITH THE ANGELS
4. SO LITTLE SUN
5. NIGHT TALK
6. WHEN WINTER COMES
7. MY DOG LIKES ORANGES
8. THE FOREHEAD OF THE MORNING
9. A PATCH OF SKY, AWAY FROM EVERYTHING
10. MR. GOD'S TROMBONES
11. BUY FOR ME THE WIND
12. A NEW LULLABYE (FOR SUZIE & KELLY)
13. IN SUMMING UP
14. WHO HAS TOUCHED THE SKY

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