Producer, Randy Mitchell and I have known each other since 2000. I heard about his gifts ten years before that from mutual friends when I lived in Seattle. His album credits appear on some of my favorite music. He has a reputation for being a humble, good man with considerable skills and phenomenal ears. I can vouch for that. There's something of Divine Providence that brought Randy and I together for this collaboration. Through this process we celebrated life, Spirit, eternal hope and communion with God. Randy's thoughtful vision, fastidious care of every track and sound selection, combined with a mindset that 'good is an enemy of the best' * produced music that stands up, and sometimes bows down deep. My daughter, Kirsten has scores of hidden treasures buried inside dusty journals, on Pro Tools hard drives and unmarked CDs, lying on the floor of her car, and God knows where else. Those life-giving treasures of melody and lyric have been floating in my brain for years. In 1976, this brilliant spirit arrived on planet Earth when I gave birth to Kirsten. Generously, she then let me give birth to several of her songs via this project; and like new life, they speak of water, blood, and Spirit. The circle, the cycle, the rhythm delightful. Kirsten mined my humble ideas for the 'Great Love' title cut, fashioning a gem. She also arranged and recorded the beautiful background vocals from her studio in Tacoma. In 1978, my joy was exponentially increased when beloved daughter, Heather was born, and thus the world grew richer. She has a miraculous ability to regularly make me laugh and cry simultaneously. What of that? These moments come when I least expect them, and often around something intensely creatively produced, such as her spectacular paintings. These touch a deep and resonant place that bring me to tears, until her comedic timing and self-deprecating humor kick in, interrupting my moment. And just when I'm starting to hear violins, laughter ensues once again. Her brilliant blog on life in Australia is another case in point. Heather co-wrote and sings the lead vocal on my favorite cut, 'I Call With All My Heart.' Her stellar voice on this prayerful anthem stirs hope and builds my faith. Eternal thanks to God from whom all blessing flows. Heartfelt thanks to Randy Mitchell. You took my raw material and made something of it. Beloved kin, CA family, supportive friends and everyone who had a part in this process, sincere thanks and gratitude. Thanks to Heather Pasley and Kirsten Wenlock for your love, inspiration, gorgeous vocals, and not letting me give up. Thanks to Robert Watson for the latitude and longitude. I love and honor you. Thanks to Richard Souther, Michito Sanchez, Eric Lutes, Tommy Walker, Glacia Robinson, Dee Jones, Papa San and Brian Gregory. Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered at Akadak Studio in Burbank CA by Randy Ray Mitchell Carolee Mayne: Vocals, background vocals, vocal arrangements and photography Randy Ray Mitchell: Stringed instruments, programming and musical arrangements Michito Sanchez: Percussion Richard Souther: Keyboards Eric Lutes: Bagpipes Heather Pasley: Featured Vocalist on 'I Will Call,' background vocals on 'Orphan Girl' Kirsten Wenlock: Background vocals on 'Great Love,' 'Beautiful Scandalous Night,' 'Find Rest' and 'Orphan Girl' Glacia Robinson: Additional vocals on 'Great Love' Dee Jones: Photography Glacia's vocals recorded at Papa San's Beloved Records, Weston FL Glacia's vocals engineered by: Marurice Brian Gregory To each one who listens, be encouraged, and remember that you are not alone. God is for you. Blessing and Great Love, Carolee *Quote from Graham Cooke.