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Kiki the pupper This whole album is just beautiful that it really moves me when I listen to it. I can't count how many times his music had helped me through my difficult struggle with mental health. Thank you for making this album.. This album is really one of my top favorite albums of all time. Favorite track: Colors.
James Sandeman
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James Sandeman Love the theme and tune, life is meant for being born again, of water & the Spirit! Favorite track: Born Again.
TONY ZAGORAIOS
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TONY ZAGORAIOS Everything about this album is great.
The voice, the lyrics, the music...Cant pick a favorite track because i love them all. Rarely i come up with good music!! Should listen to this great musical diamond!! Favorite track: Born Again.
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1.
Born Again 04:31
I came into the world, into the wild No place for a child Used my voice to howl With the ghouls of night In the dying light Had to learn to get what I need In the dark, empty Instincts are guiding me Like a beast to some blood And I can’t get enough I’m losing control; my body, my soul Are slowly fading away But I’m ready now To feel the power of change I’m my mother’s child I’m my father’s son It took me awhile But my time has come To be born again Running scared in between what I hate And what I need Savior and enemy are both trying To take my soul And I can’t hide no more Stumble out to the light Raise my fist up to fight Then I catch your eye So full of love Lord, what have I done? I cry at your feet, wounded for me And all of the monsters and men But here in your light We can begin again I’m my mother’s child I’m my father’s son It took me a while But my time has come To be born again
2.
Colors 04:44
Lift up your shoulders child Breathe in Carry the weight of love You’ve been given Storm is passing by Light breaks in As you learn to sing Every color can Be unwound Woven into a wave Of beautiful sound Open the heavenlies and Shake the ground And change the world So let all the creatures sing Praises over everything Colors are meant to bring Glory to the light Voices might fade away And begin Become a tapestry We all are in No one will ever be Forgotten There’s a place for us So let all the creatures sing Praises over everything Colors are meant to bring Glory to the light Glory to the throne This is our story This is our song We’re telling it slowly all life long Of a Savior and what He’s done It’s a mystery
3.
A Long Way 04:55
There’s a time in our lives To return, sacrifice Wild grass has grown high On the path between our lives There’s a light in the trees It’s closer now, I’m on my knees Oh Father, forgive me, please I came a long, long way back home To see you one more time ‘Cause I came a long, long way back home To see you and say Goodbye Father’s hands work the ground Turns the soil, lays it down Everything done and said Lives beyond the quick and the dead Heritage passed along To the sons like a blessed song So raise your voices on high tonight We came a long, long way back home To see you one more time ‘Cause we came a long, long way back home To see you and say Goodbye To hold you and say Goodbye, Goodbye
4.
Leviathan 02:30
All my love, all I’ve done Falls apart, is undone Built a tower; You tore it down I am weak; You are strong Who can tame Leviathan? Mouth of Sheol sings a lonely song Yahweh gives and takes away Will you curse or bless the name? Trial tests us like the flame
5.
The Arrow 05:10
An arrow is stuck between my ribs And I pray to God, Don’t let it end like this I fought like a man with will to live But I was betrayed by the man within How on earth did it all go down like this? I’ve got no words to make sense of it My shield, my fight for righteousness Could not protect me from myself I’m looking for the higher power To be my mighty tower Save me from myself, Oh yeah But I’m-a fall seven more times And it ain’t nobody’s fault except mine There’s only one way out Please, Lord, forgive me I’m down on my bended knees And I need your love Mercy is your medicine Help me turn around again To You, my friend How long did I fool myself Believing I, I didn’t need nobody’s help A fool trusts in his power and his wealth Until he’s brought down low Unto a shadow of himself The arrow was sent to intervene It pierced my bones and shook me from my dream Lord You know exactly what I need Wounds from a friend, severe mercy I’m looking for the higher power To be my mighty tower Save me from myself, Oh yeah But I’m-a fall seven more times And it ain’t nobody’s fault except mine There’s only one way out Please, Lord, forgive me I’m down on my bended knees And I need your love Mercy is your medicine Help me turn around again To You, my friend
6.
Take my hand I won’t let go We’ve waited so long And all my life I walked alone To you, my heart, my home Like the first man I was cut so deep by heaven’s knife When I awoke from my sleep Oh my Lord, she’s beautiful She’s a part of me She’s my wife Bound by love One flesh to be An unbroken ring And I lay down My life for thee In this we are free Like the first man I was cut so deep by heaven’s knife When I awoke from my sleep Oh my Lord, she’ s beautiful Walking up to me Oh she’s wonderful, standing next to me Oh she’s all All that I can see, yeah She’s beautiful, she’s a part of me She’s my wife
7.
There’s a place, a garden for the young To laugh and dance in safety among The shimmering light in the garden of peace But steal a bite and paradise is lost With darkened hearts we didn’t count the cost Forgot all we left behind Life picks up speed before you know We’re holding on for dear life, Oh Lord We’re too proud to turn back now One day it all falls down It breaks our heart and it breaks our crown Brings us down where we see It’s gonna be alright Turn around and let back in the light And joy will come Like a bird in the morning sun And all will be made well Once again There’s a way that seems right to a man Until he’s in over head and he don’t understand How the plans he made only led him astray But every good gift comes down from above From the Lord of light like a labor of love Upon the child who waits for Him Sometimes you’ll find what you’re waiting for Was there all along just waiting for you To turn around and reconcile And it may be broken down All the bridges burned like an old ghost town But this my son can be made new It’s gonna be alright Shake it out and let back in the light And joy will come Like a bird in the morning sun And all will be made well And all will be made well And all will be made well Once again
8.
Always Be 03:26
And I will always be And I will sing for thee All my life All my love Day and night All the way home
9.
Home At Last 02:51
Who is there at the end of lonesome roads? All of us hope there’s a home A place to rest where wounds get dressed, the table’s full The sound of laughter in the halls Light the fire, gather ‘round Join together, sing it loud Raise the glass and joyful be Home at last, one family We’re all orphans looking for an open door Hard times come no more Come on up to the house of the Lord Father adopts us all
10.
At The Table 04:49
I went the ways of wayward winds In a world of trouble and sin Walked a long and crooked mile Behind a million rank and file Forgot where I came from Somewhere back when I was young I was a good man’s child ‘Cause I lost some nameless things My innocence flew away from me She had to hide her face from my desire To embrace forbidden fire But at night I dream She’s singing over me Oh, oh, my child Come on home, home to me And I will hold you in my arms And joyful be There will always, always be A place for you at my table Return to me Wondering where I might begin Hear a voice upon the wind She’s singing faint but singing true Son, there ain’t nothing you can do But listen close and follow me I’ll take you where you’re meant to be Just don’t lose faith So I put my hand upon the plow Wipe the sweat up from my brow Plant the good seed along the way As I look forward to the day When at last I see My Father run to me Singing oh, my child Come on home, home to me And I will hold you in my arms And joyful be There will always, always be A place for you at my table Return to me My child
11.
Benediction 04:09
May all of your days shine brightly And your nights blessed with peace Wherever you lay down to sleep And all things are made good For those who believe May you grow from a seed Into a strong, fruitful tree As the days unfold Hold your breath to see Life is a mystery And joy, it is severe When the way is rough and steep But love will make your days complete And may the work of your hands help those in need Befriend the lonely, serve the weak And forgive enemies And if you find true love, one day marry Bear a child from your seed Help it to grow into a tree As the days unfold Hold your breathe to see Life is a mystery And joy, it is severe When the way is rough and steep Love will make your days complete

about

On April 7th, 2015, Josh Garrels released the full-length album entitled Home. About the album Garrels states, “While writing these songs I was searching for joy, and this pursuit instinctively brought my attention back to the people and places closest to me. Because of this, these songs have less of an outward, expansive scope, and rather turn the attention inward, to the intimacy of family, forgiveness, and homecoming.”

Home features 11 new songs from Josh Garrels, produced in his fan-funded home studio, which sits in his backyard in Portland, OR. While Garrels has traditionally done much of his own production, Home relies more heavily on his collaboration with Brooklyn’s Mason Jar Music, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper, and David Wilton of A Boy & His Kite. While Home retains Garrels' eclectic influences in folk music, symphonic orchestration, and sample-based sequencing, the dominant sound of soul music is what sets this album apart from his previous work.

credits

released April 7, 2015

(*) - Songs Produced by Josh Garrels
Recorded by Josh Garrels in Portland, OR

(**) - Songs Produced by Mason Jar Music and Josh Garrels
Recorded by Dan Knobler & Jon Seale as Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn, NY
Orchestration by Gabriel Gall
Orchestration on "Benediction" by Russell Durham
Additional Recording by Josh Garrels in Portland, OR

(***) - Songs Produced by David Wilton and Josh Garrels
Recorded by David Wilton at St. Ida’s Studio in Lafayette, CO
Additional Recording by Josh Garrels in Portland, OR

“Born Again” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Samples and Sequencing
Jay Kirkpatrick - Bass
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitars
Jason Barrows - Additional Electric Guitars
Jake Sherman - Organ, Wurlitzer, Casiotone, & Juno 6
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Jas Walton - Flute & Saxophone
Aleks Karjakas - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet
Ray Mason - Flugabone
Andy Clauson - Trombone
Mike Fatum - Trumpet
Russell Durham - Violin
Rebekah Durham - Violin
Trevor New - Viola
Trevor Fowler - Viola
Zsaz Rutkowski - Cello
Topu Lyo - Cello

“Colors” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Classical Guitar, Celeste, Samples and Sequencing
Liz Vice - Background Vocals
Hannah Glavor - Background Vocals
Jay Kirkpatrick - Bass
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitars, Mandolin
Jason Barrows - Hollow Body
Jake Sherman - Organ, Wurlitzer, Casiotone, & Juno 6
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Jas Walton - Flute & Saxophone
Aleks Karjakas - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet
Ray Mason - Flugabone
Andy Clauson - Trombone
Mike Fatum - Trumpet
Russell Durham - Violin
Rebekah Durham - Violin
Trevor New - Viola
Trevor Fowler - Viola
Zsaz Rutkowski - Cello
Topu Lyo - Cello

“A Long Way” - (***)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Moog, Samples and Sequencing
Holly Winchell - Background Vocals
Caleb Friesen - Drums
David Wilton - Electric Guitars, Bass, Banjo, Plucked Piano, Juno
Jason Barrows - Electric Guitars, JXP
Jay Kirkpatrick - Electric Guitars, synth bass, BGV’s
Colleen Davick - Flute

“Leviathan” - (*)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Classical Guitar, Samples and Sequencing
Jay Kirkpatrick - Bass, Electric Guitar Solo
Jason Barrows - Electric Guitar Rhythm
Eric Earley - Organ

“The Arrow” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tube Bells
Liz Vice - Background Vocals
Hannah Glavor - Background Vocals
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitars
Jason Barrows - Electric Guitars
Eric Earley - Electric Guitar Solo
Zack Rosen - Bass
Jake Sherman - Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer, Casiotone
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Jas Walton - Flute & Saxophone
Aleks Karjakas - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet
Ray Mason - Flugabone
Andy Clauson - Trombone
Mike Fatum - Trumpet

“Heaven’s Knife” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Tube Bells
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitar
Zack Rosen - Bass
Jake Sherman - Organ, Wurlitzer
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Russell Durham - Violin
Rebekah Durham - Violin
Trevor New - Viola
Trevor Fowler - Viola
Zsaz Rutkowski - Cello
Topu Lyo - Cello

“Morning Light” - (***)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Dulcimer, Percussion, Samples and Sequencing
Caleb Friesen - Drums
David Wilton - Bass
Eric Earley - Banjo, Harmonica, Electric Slide
Jay Kirkpatrick - Dobro
Peter Schottleutner - Pedal Steel

“Always Be” - (*)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Synths, Samples and Sequencing
Aaron Strumpel - Trumpets
Eric Earley - Electric Guitars

“Home At Last” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Charango
Dan Knobler - Acoustic Guitar
Jake Sherman - Organ, Piano
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Jas Walton - Clarinet
Aleks Karjakas - Bass Clarinet
Ray Mason - Flugabone
Andy Clauson - Trombone
Mike Fatum - Trumpet
Russell Durham - Violin
Rebekah Durham - Violin
Trevor New - Viola
Trevor Fowler - Viola
Zsaz Rutkowski - Cello
Topu Lyo - Cello

“At The Table” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Charango, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonium, Celeste, Samples and Sequencing
Liz Vice - Background Vocals
Hannah Glavor - Background Vocals
Holly Winchell - Background Vocals
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitars
Zack Rosen - Bass
Jason Burger - Drums & Percussion
Jason Barrows - Acoustic Guitar Solo
Eric Earley - Slide Guitar, Piano

“Benediction” - (**)
Josh Garrels - Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Celeste
Russell Durham - Violin
Trevor New - Viola
Trevor Fowler - Viola
Zsaz Rutkowski - Cello
Topu Lyo - Cello
Paul Kowert - Double Bass
Jay Kirkpatrick - Accordion
Eric Earley - Piano
Jason Barrows - Slide Guitar
Dan Knobler - Electric Guitar

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