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by Christopher Peacock

Contemporary acoustic instrumental music inspired by the world. Peacock's piano transports us on a journey of the world, joined by Celtic pipes, Peruvian flutes, English choir, Italian accordion, and Latin guitar... Traveler.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Open Road
4:52 $0.99
2. Beneath the Wooded Canopy
4:58 $0.99
3. Miles of Dreams
5:21 $0.99
4. Butterfly
5:38 $0.99
5. City of Angels
5:21 $0.99
6. Il Postino
4:46 $0.99
7. Traveler
4:23 $0.99
8. Women of Ireland
4:57 $0.99
9. No Place Like Home
4:48 $0.99
10. Neither Here nor There
4:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake.The great affair is to move.”
—Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey, 1879

I often get asked which of my albums is my favorite. This question has no answer because all of them represent special moments in time. Like a scrapbook or journal, each entry is influenced by my life at that moment. This entry in my musical journal is inspired by and dedicated to two people: my mother and my son. My son is about to make his solo voyage away from home. We began
preparing him for this journey 18 years ago and never really thought the departure day would arrive. Kawika, when you were a child your dreams of discovering the world began with a simple spin of a globe. Now your departure leads to an open road of learning and relationships. When traveling the open road, go with an open mind and remember it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters.

“The traveler must learn to expect discomforts, delays, disappointments... and then, waiting at the end of the road, there occurs some sight or meeting or experience that is worth all the effort and, one knows, achieved only because of it.”
—Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Oxford Book of Travel Verse, 1986

From an early age, I knew my mother loved to travel. I remember looking through the many photo albums of her when she was young, traveling all over Europe. Whenever we went on a trip, my parents would teach us about where we were going and what we would see there. My mother approached her last journey as all the others. She learned all she could about the voyage, prepared us for her departure, and shared the many possibilities for a destination. When she finally departed, I was happy for I knew she was ready, but sad because we had said our final goodbye.

“We will not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
—T.S. Elliot. Four Quartets, 1943

In listening to this music, I hope you will close your eyes, become the traveler and experience a wonderful journey to many delightful places.

“To shut our eyes is to Travel.”
—Emily Dickinson

“The wise traveler travels only in imagination . . . Those are the best journeys that you take at your own fireside, for then you lose none of your illusions.”
—W. Somerset Maugham

Bon Voyage!
Christopher Peacock

"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it . . ."
Charles Dudley Warner, Baddeck and That Sort of Thing, 1874

1. The Open Road
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

"The Open Road. The great home of the soul is the Open Road. Not Heaven, not paradise. Not 'above.' Not even 'within.' It is a wayfarer down the road."
–D. H. Lawrence, Whitman

2. Beneath the Wooded Canopy
By Léo Delibes

"Beneath the wooded canopy
where the white jasmine entwines with the rose . . .
upon the flowering bank, greeting the morning
come, let us go down together.
Let us glide gently;
upon its delightful billows
let us follow the running current.
Upon the shimmering water,
with a languid hand,
come, we'll reach the shore
where the spring is still
and the birds sing."
–Léo Delibes, Lakmé (1883)

3. Miles of Dreams
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

"A traveler's thoughts in the night
Wander in a thousand miles of dreams."
–Wang Ei, Seeking A Mooring, (17th century)

4. Butterfly
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

In loving memory of my mother, Jane Moore Peacock.

"When we have done
all the work we were sent
to earth to do . . .
We are allowed to
shed our body
which imprisons our soul
like a cocoon encloses
the future butterfly.
And when the time is right,
we can let go of it
and we will be
free of pain,
free of fear and worries,
free as a very beautiful
returning home
to God."
-Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, The Wheel of Life, 1997

5. City of Angels
By Gabriel Yared (WB Music Corp. and New Regency Music)

"... this is what travel can always do for you, whether it be by air or sea or cinema. You can take a trip, and if you are lucky you begin to know a stranger, who in turn helps you see yourself and your homeland with clearer eyes."
–James D. Houston, San Francisco Chronicle

6. Il Postino
By Luis Bacalov (C.A.M. S.r.l. and Esterno Mediterraneo Film S.r.l.)

"The traveler who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it."
–E.M. Forster, A Room with a View, 1908

7. Traveler
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

"Maybe I'm a gypsy. I don't know,
But every time I see an afterglow
Of flaming sun upon a distant rise,
The spell of open trails gets in my eyes.
And when the wind blows in the early dawn
Over the misty mountains I would be gone,
In eagerness, for another field to know,
Another sun and another afterglow."

8. Women of Ireland
By Paddy Moloney (BMG Music)

"Oh I found so many beautiful things
As I roamed the wide world o'er,
And they sang a song that soars and sings
Around me evermore."

9. No Place Like Home
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

"Mid pleasures and palaces
though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble
there's no place like home."
–John Howard Payne, Clari, the Maid of Milan, 1823

10. Neither Here Nor There
By Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Island Productions)

"There is something about the momentum of travel that makes you want
to just keep moving, to never stop."
–Bill Bryson, Neither Here Nor There, 1992

Christopher Peacock - Piano
Gene Nery - Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers
Thomas James Ravel - Percussion
Nancy Rumbel - Oboe
Linda Slone - Flute
Tom Creegan - Uilleann Pipe, Low Whistle
John Bonica - Accordion
Produced and Arranged by Gene Nery and Christopher Peacock
Recorded at The Treehouse and The Hideout, Orcas Island, WA and Studio X, Seattle, WA
Engineered by Gene Nery and Reed Ruddy (Studio X)
Performed on a Yamaha C-7II Disclavier Grand Piano
Piano Technician: Scott Craven
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Studio X Mastering, Seattle, WA
Design by TMA Ted Mader Associates, Seattle, WA



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