From his appearance on Alan Watts’ This Is It to his epic piece on I Am The Center, the prolific Joel Andrews is the suzerain of new age harp. And what Vision Songs is to Laraaji’s catalog, Paradise Bird is for Joel Andrews — the outlier, the beautiful odd one; summery, jubilant, captivating. Joined by partner and fellow harpist Serafina Andrews and friend, vocalist and genius of the kalimba Pinche Pete Velasquez, this beautiful record has the power to calm the fussiest babies.
Presented on vinyl for the first time—directly from the original master tapes with no digital step—this 1985 cassette-only release has the power to cure your depression.
Edition of 500
All songs composed by Joel Andrews
Joel Andrews: Harp, whistling on “Paradise Bird”
Serafina: Harp, Castanets, Finger Cymbals
Peter Velasquez: Kalimba, vocals
1985 sessions engineered by Justin Mayer & Lou Judson
Original cassette cover artwork by Ramon Morones
Cassette layout by Arnold Clapman
Reissue produced by Douglas Mcgowan & Tyler Craft
Artwork by Rumi Mesa Craft
Analog masters supervised by Lou Judson for Intuitive Audio
Lacquers cut from original tapes by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering, Portland, OR
Pressed at Cascade Record Pressing
Jackets printed by Stoughton Printing Company