Dust if you must

from Silhouette by Beautifully Mad

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    Silhouette will be our last CD so it is an emotional one for us.
    Due to the realities of streaming and the demise
    of the CD as a format it will no longer be financially viable in the future, so it is the end of an era for us.
    Every musician on this album and their brilliant performances exist because of the generosity of you dear friends.
    When you hear the whole album we hope you will agree it is a worthy time capsule. The list of all the people we need to thank is too numerous to fit on this page but we thank you one and all.
    A special thanks to Doug Edwards, Purl Retsina & Juan, Paul Jackson, Catherine Wishart, Roy & Marion Nicholson, Matt Barletta, Keith and Rachel Milne, Rike Kullack and Maureen Cahill. We would also like to thank Elly Mantzaris and John Durr for the wonderful artwork and pressing of every CD we have made and to Jim Blackfoot and Linda Nagel for the great mics. We could not have made this album without the huge assistance of the world class musicians who played on it.
    This recording would also not be possible without many generous contributions, both privately and from our Indiegogo crowd fundaiser. We can’t thank you enough.
    Nina Vox & Tony King

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The lyrics to this song were written by the wonderful poet Rose Milligan in 1885 and I just had to set it to music.


Dust if you must
Written by Rose Milligan 1885/Music © Copyright 2016 T.King

Dust if you must
but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter
Bake a cake or plant a seed
Ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
But there isn’t much time
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb
Music to hear and books to read
Friends to cherish and life to lead
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
but the world is out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain
This day will never come round again
Dust if you must, Dust if you must
Dust if you must
but please bear in mind
Old age will come and it isn’t kind
And when you go
and go you must
You yourself... will make more dust.


from Silhouette, released August 4, 2017
TONY KING - Lead Vox, Electric Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars HAMISH STUART - Drums


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Breathtaking original music reminiscent of the beauty of James Taylor, some honey from Melody Gardot, a lyrical spice of Cohen washed down with some Waits-like humour. A musical flame that licks at the heels of Folk and Jazz

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