Dearly

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    ♫ Spiral ♫ contains eight of Allison Crowe’s original songs, ranging from the tender and playful country/roots of “Dearly”, to the upbeat pop of “Double-Edged Swords”, ’cross the loving “Oceans”, and darker terrain of “I Don’t Know” and the hard rocking title track. Raw, natural, emotion is embraced passionately with elegiac beauty and melody in these, and such joy-filled tunes as “Going Home Tonight” and “No Matter the Battle”. With the live track, “Wake Up”, Crowe, again, renders the personal universal, and the global, human.

    Uniquely known not just as one of the most exciting songwriters of a new generation, Crowe is also one of our finest interpreters of popular song. Spiral’s mix of light and shadow includes a trio of fresh covers –
    revisiting music of Annie Lennox (“Why”), Leonard Cohen (“Chelsea Hotel No. 2”), and Hunters and Collectors’ Antipodean anthem, “Throw Your Arms Around Me”.

    On this new song collection, the bi-coastal Canadian, (she calls Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Nanaimo, British Columbia, home), is joined by ideally-skilled and sympathetic west-coast musicians Billie Rocha-Woods (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Dave Baird (bass, backing vocals), Laurent Boucher (percussion), Brendan Millbank (cello) and Larry Anschell (electric guitar, and, also, Engineer/Producer at Turtle Studios in White Rock, B.C.)

    Kayla Schmah, Los Angeles-based, Canadian-born, composer and film scorer, orchestrates and produces the album with, yes, "gorgeous" musical textures, and cinematic ideas artfully brought to life. Concert capturings by Engineers B.R.N. (aka Condor) and John MacMillan complete this diverse mix of music made in Corner Brook, Nanaimo, as well as Chilliwack, White Rock, Denman Island and Salt Spring Island, Canada, Vienna, Austria, and Hollywood, USA.

    The visual art of Spiral matches its aural beauty - with cover paintings by Netherlands-based Tara Thelen, photographs by Canada's Billie Rocha-Woods, and California's Dan Goldwasser, fontage from Brazil’s Billy Argel and graphic design by Florida's Alix Whitmire.
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Dearly

Words and Music by Allison Crowe

I open my door
And I never know who’ll walk through
It could be him, it could be her,
My God, it could be you

And I don’t know whose face I see
But I can see it clearly
And I don’t know whose hand I hold
But I know I hold it dearly

But for now I rest my mind,
And I lay in kindness and cry
For some day near
Love will find me here,
Some day near this pain will die

We’ve laid our terms
We’ve held our crimes
And we’ve gone our separate ways
We need to heal, we need to die
To be born in better days

And I don’t know whose face I see
But I can see it clearly
And I don’t know whose hand I hold
But I know I hold it dearly

So scar me up, come on
Just add another to the pile
You see I’ve done so much just to myself
And you know it’s been a while

So break my heart, hurry
It likes the pain, it is sick, but it’s what I do
And besides the droning beating of itself
It could use the breath of you

And I don’t know whose face I see
But I can see it clearly
And I don’t know whose hand I hold
But I know I hold it dearly

And I see the faces
Of those I could love
And I have seen them turn away
And so you turn yours next to mine
But I can’t ever say

That I would…

Dearly

I would hold you dearly

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from Spiral, released March 17, 2010
Allison Crowe - voice, guitar, engineer
Billie Woods - guitar
Dave Baird - bass
Laurent Boucher - percussion
Larry Anschell - engineer
Kayla Schmah - orchestrator, string arranger, producer

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