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    Beautiful Album art and crisp, warm sound take you back (and forward) to a better time for music.

    Side One ::
    01.The Promontory Wind
    02. Try, Try, Try, Try, Try, Try
    03. Bridges For Free
    04. Marigolds

    Side Two ::.
    01. A Tale Of The Northern Lights
    02. Transistor Radio
    03. The Morning
    04. Fire
    05. Lonely Firefly
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1.
The Promontory Wind by Michael Baker whooo hoo! Free Spirit Man, it's hard to love ya Why you treat me so unkind I do not know Far across the sea, we were joined you and me Now I look here at the sea and the Promontory Wind Oh I must get a boat built for that sea whoo! Out on the sea! Free Spirit Man, it's hard to move ya Why you feel you wait in line I do not know Far across the sea, we were joined you and me Now I look here at the sea and the Promontory Wind Oh, I must get a boat built for that sea whoo! Out on the sea! Out in the day when the buildings fell away oh, we knew we could see see it when it came - A perfect glowing light ferried down between the leaves bathing you and bathing me in the possibilities far across the crystal sea --
2.
Try Try Try Try Try Try By Barbara Gettes and Michael Baker Well, ain’t it a shame about the man who went insane shooting the bullets through the air cuttin’ through this endless rain There's a woman on the street looking for something cheap to eat, but the voices in her head make the pigeons her only friends Oh me! Oh my! lets get together and Try Try Try Try Try Try There was an artist down the street the Chinese cut his feet stuck a pole through his head he jumped the fence and went to Jersey! What does he mean? Oh me! Oh my! lets get together and Try Try Try Try Try Try I”m a pigeon in the rain I jump fence for a friend with Love in your head your head is easily spread It’s easy to spread! Oh me! Oh my! lets get together and Try Try Try Try Try Try --
3.
Bridges for Free By Michael Baker Love, look - recovery and destruction and the lovely luck lever I pull in my sleep - in mystical winds glowing ships out on that river well, if this ship 's for dancing, then dancing 's for free Love built a bird on my shoulder a fly-away fountain, a bird in reprieve don't leave in the morning if the wind is not behind you don't leave with your pushing don't leave me behind Sailing a clipper or sailing a big ship We know, we know, we know this thing is building up bridges that many can walk on we walk along bridges the bridges for free Love landed somewhere in Philadelphia and sat with a movement a movement for change in mystical winds glowing ships out on that river well, if this ship will have dancing then dancing 's for free Sailing a clipper or sailing a big ship We know, we know, we know this thing is building up bridges that many can walk on we walk along bridges the bridges for free Love, when will two boulders balance? When will I remember the climb in my sleep? When two eyes are closing and two others open, I blink for the fire we open in flame
4.
Transistor Radio By Barbara Gettes The only thing she had to show was a Transistor Radio Oh, the people walking down the street she was barely phased by the shoes on their feet da da da da da da da da da da da da She always liked to say, “hello” but the chances were rare cause she was sitting so low All she needed was her radio but where is it now, oh, where did it go? What happened to the radio? Noone here seems to know da da da da da da da da da da da da da When the cold air set in she took solace in a bottle of gin crooners say that it was not a sin except for the man with the toothless grin What happened to the radio? Noone here seems to know da da da He sat with her through the night Oh, and in his arms he was holding her tight Love would make the cold seem trite and the two became out of mind out of sight da da da da da da da da da da da da What happened to the radio? Noone here seems to know --
5.
Together 02:13
Together By Michael Baker and Barbara Gettes We see the guns fall down and people are equal to see each other as equals the sick with us are in boxes drowning in seas of money when learning is not a test and our health is no business let the built-ups lose their uniforms and dance naked we're all naked - bankers and teachers and healers and preachers truly feeling a light a sunshine even at night where is our dream together? and what grabs you and packs your bag to journey? --
6.
Marigolds 05:04
Marigolds By Michael Baker the day, the day the day with whistles, bumbles, clumps and clangs and boooooms I laid my head here I wake up here take a light, a handful take a light handful of bad cards - bad cards you can throw'em down they deal, you can just throw'em down marigolds tumbling through the light land in- side the wood land inside the wood is where he stood he stood he knew the wood the wood knew to come I come to come undone sometimes I come undone the honey police make their own bumblebees marigolds tumbling through the light the snouts around the fence, the snouts around the fence the grub a tub full of grub for America make a light, a handful begin to quiver hand in hand in foot let your hair down be free to me marigolds tumbling through the light in the city I fell from a tree and now I feel so free --
7.
Bad Dream 04:09
Bad Dream By Barbara Gettes You left your letters scattered filled with words that once did matter And all I know now you’ve left it somehow Oh, this old heart feeling tattered Yesterday’s back roads were windy Left me a-glow and so timely I was floating around on the wings of your sounds Now I’m gonna walk away blindly Let yourself be free to me, please And when you climb those fire-colored trees collect some leaves bring them back for me And tell me this has just been a Bad Dream --
8.
The Morning 02:29
The Morning By Michael Baker I don't wanna be a gypsy I don't wanna open up your town call up in the morning call around to everyone to come around that's just not my sound of words in and out the time I've spent around you I have become a mess talkin' bout the morning talk about the sun that 's calling 'cross the sky but I don't ask why cuz I know in and out the morning when the time has come the sun casts its spell you would say that morning you would sing it I knew well the words the words of the birds! --
9.
A Tale of the Northern Lights By Barbara Gettes and Michael Baker In the night a gypsy roared the birds, the birds began to soar In through a desert rain In through a sea of change Birds flew in and out of time The night began to rewind to a time when time stood still when the gypsy met the man on the hill Ahhhh ahh ahhhh In his eyes she did stare electricity soaked up the air The ground fell out beneath their feet when they whispered words sweet Ahhh ahhh ahhh Through endless skies they danced and twirled with those who’ve passed on from this world Exploded in excited light magnetic ribbons of the night Magnetic ribbons of the night! Ahhhh ahhhh ahhhhhhh --
10.
Sad Maggie 03:39
Sad Maggie By Michael Baker Well, hey Sad Maggie! gonna tell you one day tell you one day how your daddy ran away Well, he ran out west cuz the train was a-going Blew out west cuz the wind was a-blowing Always had a dime but he never had the time He was a-riding first class on the cross-country line He was a hard-time winner a rovin misfit Hey, little Maggie gonna tell ya one day tell ya one day how your daddy ran away Well, you were happy as a hen for the money that he sent ya money for the schoolin' that you always went to He always gave a dime but he never had the time was a-riding first class on the cross-country line He was a pocket-full traveler a roving gambler Hey, little Maggie gonna tell ya one day tell ya one day how your daddy ran away Well, there was money in his hand but his hand was on the table Ace in the pocket and a Royal Family Well, he always had a dime but he never had the time was a-riding first-class on the cross-country line --
11.
Fire 04:00
Fire By Barbara Gettes In the glowing hour the sun casts its spell painting the walls red Lifting words you say into the clouds hovering above my bed Oh, I know that time will bring a blanket with patches we've sewn on together the blanket will wrap itself round around us setting the day on Fire Fire Fire Fire The galaxy of snowflakes and once fallen leaves will wake with the budding of trees Time can pass slowly with you and I walking walking through some crazy dream Oh, I know that time will bring a blanket with patches we've sewn on together the blanket will wrap itself round around us setting the day on Fire Fire Fire Fire --
12.
Lonely Firefly By Michael Baker and Barbara Gettes I can feel that flame a-fumin' in my knees and in my nose feel the flame afumin' as it grows, it grow-ow ow-ow-ow-ows! all the people of this land are surely making plans for something sweet to eat they tap the trees they tap the tree-ee-ee-ee ee-ee-ee-ees! there's a big roll a-rollin' a big storm a-comin' in big flower open up to see be free, be free Freedom! well, I'm movin' towards the light very Lonely Firefly lights reflecting reflecting in the river reflecting the river ah, ah, ah, ah There's a big roll a-rollin' big storm a-comin' in big flower open up to see be free, be free Freedom! --

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The Spinning Leaves are a glowing experience, steeped in traditional American music, sweetened with psychedelic folk and a garnish of New Weird America. LOVE is a winding tapestry that envelopes the listener, taking you on a journey through a world that at firs glance could have been, but by record’s end truly can be. Our guides are Michael Baker, whose Kentucky heritage is not only evident but absolutely authentic - and Barbara Gettes - a Pennsylvania native whose voice is simultaneously suggestive and comforting.

Michael and Barbara present their vision of Love (with a capital L) for all the world to hear. LOVE presents powerfully real, insightful landscapes of people, dreams, and emotions. Swirling choirs of harmonies, bent harmonica, lazy horn sections, sitar and oud, wooden pump organ, and children’s voices, all perfectly placed.

In their own words... ‘We met on Barbara’s birthday in October of 2006 and started singing the next day. We believe in community and the connections that can form
when people look each other in the eyes. There are more than fifty people from the Philly music scene who have contributed to LOVE. We support with our music local farms and farmers, and treasure the complex connections between the earth and humans.’

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