|Dimensions||21 × 15 × 1.50 cm|
Jim Low always appreciates having somewhere to return to at the end of a journey. That place is called ‘home’ and for him that happens to be in the Blue Mountains NSW.
The memories gathered from places visited, the people met and the new things discovered sooner or later start to inhabit his mind, inspiring thoughts and ideas that sometimes then develop into songs. And the songs on this new album have travelled these various pathways. Some began on the journey, some were finished before the journey ended and some were ideas that needed more time to develop when the journey was long over.
Two Blue Mountains songs serve as appropriate bookends for other songs. The opening song Half an Hour From Midnight snapshots the years Jim spent singing in local restaurants. A new mix of Journey’s End, the title song, seemed the obvious choice to conclude the album.
It’s always a special privilege for Jim to have his songs reach the recording stage. Jim has again been very fortunate to collaborate with Chloe and Jason Roweth. During the recording, Jim appreciated the enthusiasm and sensitivity given to each song by these two very talented musicians.
Recorded in their home studio in Millthorpe, central western NSW, Jim was constantly delighted with the results of their innovative, music decisions. Listen for the subtle, oriental echoes that enhancehis song about the plight of a Chinese gold digger in Just Fair Game and the evocative suggestion of a child’s music box that can be heard in A Special Place. And Jim is sure the old time, Australian country music feel that the Roweths recreate in the song The Man With the Smile and Song, would have greatly impressed Smoky Dawson, the subject of the song.
The accompanying 20 page booklet includes song lyrics, relevant information and photographs. Jim’s daughter Susannah has again worked her magic with the artwork. Jim hopes the booklet adds to your listening experience.
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