I didn’t think I would release this recording.
Mother’s Spiritual (Laura Nyro Christmas Song Cover)
What an intensely beautiful and generous song she offered up here.
I wanted to do it justice, and I always thought I could do better, more technically perfect.
It sat on my hard drive for years, gathering digital dust, and the moment to re-record it seems to have passed. But every time I listen back to it, I hear how much I love(d) the song, and it moves me. I think we captured a moment, me and Elijah Abrams on guitar, Jesse Northey engineering at Edmonton Studio on a cold winter day in the middle of your average flu season.
In the words of another great writer:
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
(Thanks for that one, Leonard Cohen)
Photo by Dwayne Martineau
Released today only on streaming services, via Flatcar Records/Fontana North along with all the other Christmas tunes I’ve recorded on one EP (Home) ✨
Go ahead and add it to your holiday playlists, if you please. https://linktr.ee/colleenbrownmusic