Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips | Sparks and Seeds

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Sparks and Seeds

by Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips

A gentle collection of songs by songwriters Peter Sprague and Randy Phillips drifting along the more folksy mood.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sparks and Seeds
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:47 $0.99
2. Too Far Down
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
3:36 $0.99
3. Whispers of 4 Am
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:09 $0.99
4. Stones
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
5:16 $0.99
5. Big Easy Chair
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:39 $0.99
6. Mudra
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
5:28 $0.99
7. Far Away
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:43 $0.99
8. Full Moon's Daughter
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:29 $0.99
9. Somewhere up the Street
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:46 $0.99
10. Calling Me Home
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
5:44 $0.99
11. Lee's Summit
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
5:55 $0.99
12. You Were Never Mine
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
4:49 $0.99
13. Down to the Bone
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
6:26 $0.99
14. Rain
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips
5:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
"If you love singers and the art of song, Sparks and Seeds is essential listening."
"Sprague has been a beacon — drawing in the very finest vocalists in Southern California to collaborate with…"
"This music is incredibly sophisticated and extremely well produced."
"Lisa’s performance on “Rain” brings me to tears almost every time."
"Jade completely dominates her four contributions. Her smoky alto hits every note dead center and her emotional interpretation of Phillips’ lyrics make the listener believe every single word."

Robert Bush
San Diego Troubadour review 2018
Here is the complete article:

I love writing songs that find their way into the voices of singers. Not only do you get the element of harmony and melody but you also get the beauty of rhyme and a story being told through words.

Randy Phillips and I have been writing songs together for many years and some of my favorite compositions are the ones that we’ve created together. We have a similar vision of the music and the world and it makes the process of creation joyous and smooth.

For this record we decided to bring together our songs that are gentle in nature, soothing and inspiring. Before I discovered Miles Davis I was listening to the music of Crosby Stills, and Nash, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles. These artists have a big influence in my composing. After all of these years I still resonate with this style of music and if you give me an open stringed G chord and a flat pick to strum with, I can experience nirvana.

We gathered some beautiful vocalists to give the songs their wings, we lassoed in the gifted studio musician posse to lay it down, and we’re thrilled that this gentle collection of music is making it’s way to you.

thanks for listening, Peter
July, 2018

A note from Randy:

As a lyricist, it has always amazed me how many musicians and lovers of music tell me (when I ask them) how, most of the time, they hardly notice the lyrics of a song – It’s primarily the music that speaks to them. For me, it’s the story. I love the sound of poetry fleshed out in the lift and fall of well composed music enhanced by a power that lies far beyond words.

Occasionally, as I listen, something sparks inside of me; a lyrical or musical moment ignites something within, something luminous, undefinable. Sometimes a particular phrase in a song resonates so deeply, it’s as if a small seed has planted itself within me, only to take root and sprout later in surprising, unexpected ways… Sparks and seeds.

It is in this spirit we offer you this collection of ballads.

My most heartfelt gratitude to all of the stellar musicians who have contributed their talents to this project, and to the world class singers who have made them their own and literally breathed life into them – Rebecca, Lisa, Leonard, Emily, and Allison. Thank you.

And thank you especially to Peter, my creative genius co-conspirator on the path… There are no words.

This record is dedicated to my beloved Patrick and Alex without whom, none of this would exist. You light up and deepen my life, you are my constant inspiration, my greatest joy, my heart.

Randy Phillips
July, 2018

Rebecca Jade — vocal
Emily Elbert — vocals
Leonard Patton — vocals
Lisa Hightower — vocal
Allison Adams Tucker — vocals
Randy Phillips — vocal
Peter Sprague — guitars and orchestration
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
Justin Grinnell — bass
Barnaby Finch — piano
Kevin Hennessy — bass
Marsha Bookstein — cello
Steve Kujala — flute
Tina Tourin — harp
Josh Nelson — piano
Darek Oles — bass
Tommy Aros — percussion
Duncan Moore — drums

All songs: music by Peter Sprague and
lyrics by Randy Phillips
© Satyam Music / BMI and
© Blue Violet Music / ASCAP

Produced by Peter Sprague
Recorded at SpragueLand Studios, Encinitas, CA / 2018
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Peter Sprague at SpragueLand Studios
Art direction, design, and photos by RixGraphix
Cover art by Annika Nelson
Special thanks to our families and friends.



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