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Year of the Nightingale

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RELEASED: April 1st 2017
TOTAL LENGTH: 00:35:35
FORMAT: 320 kbps MP3
CATEGORIES: Devotional Music
GENRE: Devotional, Singer/Songwriter

Year of the Nightingale is Luke Slott's first full-length album of songs based on the Bahá'í Writings. It was produced by sound-engineer Kelly Snook and features musical contributions from musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. The album was funded through the support of an international community of friends through the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform and was released in honor of the Bahá'í Community's 2017 celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892)

Words from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh


Produced and Mixed by Kelly Snook and Luke Slott
Songs Composed by Luke Slott
Music Composed and Arranged by Luke Slott and Kelly Snook

Recorded and Engineered by Kelly Snook at:
It's Not Rocket Science Studios in Washington DC, USA; Lewes, Sussex, UK; Essex, UK
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA
Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Hideaway at the Round House, Essex, UK
Jonathan Black's Studio, Dublin, Ireland

Additional recording by:
Ryan Moys at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios Dublin, Ireland
Paul Finan at An Croí, Wicklow, Ireland
Pete Min at Lucy's Meat Market, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cora Venus Lunny in Wicklow, Ireland.

Mastered by Mandy Parnell
at Black Saloon Studios, London, UK
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Hal Robinson

Art by Shirin Sahba
Design by Jamie Hanrahan

(in order of appearance)

Luke Slott - Acoustic Guitar (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Vocals (1-10), Electric Guitar (2, 3), Piano (2, 4, 10), Rhodes (7, 9), Trumpet (2, 9, 10), Mbira (5), Percussion (6)
Diane Badie - Vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Kelly Snook - Layering (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), Keyboards (2), Vocals (3), Rhodes (6), Miscellaneous Percussion
Ian Rafalak* - Electric Bass (1, 2, 6, 8), Upright Bass (5)
Jason Rafalak* - Mandolin (1, 2), Bowed Bass (10)
Adam Siegel* - Saxophone (1, 6, 8)
Anwar Marshall* - Drums (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Vyvienne Long* - Cello (3, 4, 5, 9, 10)
Cora Venus Lunny - Violin & Viola (3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Dave Mooney - Electric Bass (3)
Niall Woods - Cymbals (3, 4)
Miriam Wakeling - Cello (5)
*contributed additional composition or improvisation of parts

Thank-you to all our friends and families, to our executive producer Farid Jaberi and everyone else who supported our Kickstarter campaign, and to everyone credited for their hard work in the making of the album.

Special thanks to:
Susan Slott, Jerry Kidd, Ladan Ghiami, Parviz & Jila Ghiami, Mike Slott, Naisohn Arfai, Hamid Samandari, Aref Amanat, Anissa Moeini, Jian Khodadad, Arran Kennedy, Justin de Leon, Arya & Chad Badiyan, Colm Reilly, Hillary Chapman, Sara Talai, Irène Momtaz, Caeli Lohr, Katharine Kripke, Matt Tazehzadeh, Judy Lunny, Ray McCann, Oisin Lunny, Marie Glad, David Lefebvre Sell, Shamsy Kamtarin, Akin Marquis, Sam Mazloum, Imogen Heap, Stephanie Alves, Kelsey Bulkin, JB Eckl, John Sampson, Caroline Whitfield, Debbie Baker and Frazer Ward.

This album is dedicated to all those who, during this year of the Bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (2017), are persecuted for their faith.

Luke Slott - Year of the Nightingale

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