Double Helix

Micheal Young

Double Helix

Double Helix

This album is the result of my desire to document the duo collaborations I have enjoyed performing over the past decade. Besides being satisfying musically, these songs have also helped forge bonds between myself and all these beautiful people. They are all jewels in my life.

Each song here (except the last) is performed by myself and one of twelve others. So you will enjoy sparse and intimate arrangements as we do our best to honor the songwriters and their songs.

While mulling over the nature of duo collaborations I was reminded of the basic structure of life, the double helix of the DNA molecule. The two performers comprise the twin spirals and the songs are the links that bind them. So really it is a three way collaboration between the two performers and the song writer.

Blow 'em AwayChuck BrodskyJane Blackler
Hold Up the SkyJulie MillerFrances Dickenson
As Beautiful as NowWalt WilkinsEmily Giles
CaledoniaDougie MacLeanJane Blackler
Take Me BackJulie MillerMartha Louise
In Spite of OurselvesJohn PrineSue Hill
Prisoners WaltzDavid GrismanDave Warren
PontiacLyle LovettEmily Giles
Mood IndigoDuke Elllington/Barney BigardMiles Shepheard
Little DarlinJulie Miller Frances Dickenson
Walking on the MoonTom Russel/Katy MoffatBeverley Young
Cold Frosty MorningTraditionalBryan Christianson
SouvenirsJohn PrineChris Priestly
The Wurlitzer PrizeChips Moman/Bobby EmmonsFrances Dickenson
I Don't Love You MuchGuy ClarkTrude Mattingly
If I Needed YouTownes vanZandtBeverley Young
Christmas in ParadiseMary GauthierSue Hill
Stand Up SevenWalt Wilkins/Mark PrenticeSimen "Blue Keys" Taylor

Recorded at Studio 27A, Devonport, Auckland
Recorded, edited and mixed by Micheal Young at Studio 27A
Mastered by Robbie Duncan at Braeburn Studio, Wellington
Photography by Paul Restall of Available Light
Graphic design by Dave Robertson
Copyright 2008, Wires & Wood Music
Made in New Zealand

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