Harvest In The Snow
Harvest in the Snow was nearly the first song demoed for Long Distance Song Effects but we decided to work on one of John’s new tracks instead. The consequence of leaving the demo of this song until a later date was that when John asked Mira Heller, a harpist/school teacher from Luzern, to play on our recording session we happened to be working on the next track to be demoed which was Harvest in the Snow. I had no prior intentions of having a harp on that song but within minutes of hearing her inspired improvised part on top of the acoustic guitar and vocal we realised that the song was basically finished. As a result the vocal performance that made the album was not only a first time take but also the first time that I had ever sang the song above a mumble to myself. Most of the lyrics were written whilst on tour driving through Europe and the chords are an amalgamation of Bob Dylan’s It’s All Over Now Baby Blue and Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright.