Sometimes when working on a long project, your view of the work can change. There are sometimes pieces that, while I love them still, for whatever reason end up no longer fitting the overall vision of the whole collection of songs. Such is the case for this tune.
“The Sky Above” was actually the first song I started on when recording “By Your Side” and was an early favorite. But as the rest of the CD began to take shape, this particular song (and some others as well) no longer fit the feel of the rest of the record and, ultimately, I left it out. It’s a song that, frankly, is probably a little too strange for most people and is one of those things that you’d have to be into my music to really enjoy.
And so, in that spirit, I give it to you in hopes that you are one of those who will enjoy it for what it is – a document of where I was and what I was doing at the time.
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