Autumn Days

A magical journey to refresh the mind and uplift the spirit!

Travel from summer woodlands to distant shores via far Eastern temples, Spanish castles and tranquil North American lakes. Autumn Days features the sounds of flutes from around the world, dreamy autoharp, ambient guitars, soprano sax and soft percussion, blended with the sounds of nature and the sea. Gently energizing, this album is ideal for entertaining, or for the therapist at the end of a hard day!

Tracks include: Pastures Green and The Golden Temple by John Hackett; Across the Tides and Alhambra by John Hackett and Clive Williamson; Earth Chant and Bahia Nova. Joining John, Clive and guitarist Richard Bolton are the guest musicians: Ian Ritchie (soprano sax); Rupert Flindt (fretless bass); Michèle Drees (percussion including shakers, bongos and surdo drum); Ashley Drees (mbira and anklung) and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute and voice).

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Autumn Days

A magical journey to refresh the mind and uplift the spirit!

Travel from summer woodlands to distant shores via far Eastern temples, Spanish castles and tranquil North American lakes. Autumn Days features the sounds of flutes from around the world, dreamy autoharp, ambient guitars, soprano sax and soft percussion, blended with the sounds of nature and the sea. Gently energizing, this album is ideal for entertaining, or for the therapist at the end of a hard day!

Tracks include: Pastures Green and The Golden Temple by John Hackett; Across the Tides and Alhambra by John Hackett and Clive Williamson; Earth Chant and Bahia Nova. Joining them and guitarist Richard Bolton are guest musicians: Ian Ritchie (soprano sax); Rupert Flindt (fretless bass); Michèle Drees (percussion including shakers, bongos and surdo drum); Ashley Drees (mbira and anklung) and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute and voice).

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Autumn Days

A magical journey to refresh the mind and uplift the spirit!

Travel from summer woodlands to distant shores via far Eastern temples, Spanish castles and tranquil North American lakes. Autumn Days features the sounds of flutes from around the world, dreamy autoharp, ambient guitars, soprano sax and soft percussion, blended with the sounds of nature and the sea. Gently energizing, this album is ideal for entertaining, or for the therapist at the end of a hard day!

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Tracks include: Pastures Green and The Golden Temple by John Hackett; Across the Tides and Alhambra by John Hackett and Clive Williamson; Earth Chant and Bahia Nova. Joining John, Clive and guitarist Richard Bolton are the guest musicians: Ian Ritchie (soprano sax); Rupert Flindt (fretless bass); Michèle Drees (percussion including shakers, bongos and surdo drum); Ashley Drees (mbira and anklung) and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute and voice).

The CD cover of Autumn Days by Symbiosis

The CD cover

The music on Autumn Days is inspired by live performances and concerts given by Symbiosis at Festivals for Mind-Body-Spirit in London and Sydney, The Open Centre (New York) and at Rudolph Steiner House, Cecil Sharp House and Swedenborg Hall in London.

The iTunes 2007 edition has new cover art (see above) and four bonus tracks:
The Wind Cries Mary (written by Jimi Hendrix); Sergeant Early’s Dream (Trad. arr. Ashley Drees); Born to Synthesize (written by Todd Rundgren); Dreamtime / Crossing the Silver Sea (Concert Version)

The Amazon & Google Play edition has two bonus tracks: Sergeant Early’s Dream (Trad. arr. Ashley Drees); Dreamtime / Crossing the Silver Sea (Concert Version)

Sample Tracks

“Symbiosis are calming, uplifting and exhilarating by turns and, above all, musical: John Hackett is a classically trained flautist; Richard Bolton (guitars) is also classically trained (on cello!) and Ashley Drees is an accomplished folk musician, playing cittern, mandolin and percussion. Clive Williamson, the group’s leader, is aptly summed up in the words of the Todd Rundgren song that he sang superbly: ‘I was born to synthesize’. Somehow he takes all this diversity and weaves it all together. Spread the word; and see them if you can. Symbiosis are exceptional.”

Symbiosis at Rudolph Steiner House, reviewed by singer John Saxby

Autumn Days original CD Cover

“Symbiosis are calming, uplifting and exhilarating by turns and, above all, musical: John Hackett is a classically trained flautist; Richard Bolton (guitars) is also classically trained (on cello!) and Ashley Drees is an accomplished folk musician, playing cittern, mandolin and percussion. Clive Williamson, the group’s leader, is aptly summed up in the words of the Todd Rundgren song that he sang superbly: ‘I was born to synthesize’. Somehow he takes all this diversity and weaves it all together. Spread the word; and see them if you can. Symbiosis are exceptional.” Symbiosis at Rudolph Steiner House, reviewed by singer John Saxby

Autumn Days original CD Cover

The CD cover

“Symbiosis are calming, uplifting and exhilarating by turns and, above all, musical: John Hackett is a classically trained flautist; Richard Bolton (guitars) is also classically trained (on cello!) and Ashley Drees is an accomplished folk musician, playing cittern, mandolin and percussion. Clive Williamson, the group’s leader, is aptly summed up in the words of the Todd Rundgren song that he sang superbly: ‘I was born to synthesize’. Somehow he takes all this diversity and weaves it all together. Spread the word; and see them if you can. Symbiosis are exceptional.”

Symbiosis at Rudolph Steiner House, reviewed by singer John Saxby

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