Fly Free

by Jimmy Gunn

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"Fly Free" is a selection of devotional songs, Psalms and musical compositions. The subject matter cover various aspects of my life's journey - creative, vocational and spiritual. The album comprises nine track which I have written over the past 25 years, together with my own arrangement of the Old Testament Psalms 63 and 107. The musical styles vary from Blues and Country to Folk, Scottish Dance Band and Calypso.

Part of the proceeds from the album are to go to my sister Val Whyte's charity in Indonesia, the Safe Haven Project. This is an educational outreach initiative to empower street children and their families with income-generating knowledge and technical skills. "Fly Free" is the name of the school: hence the title of the album. It is also an apt summary of the freedom that the Christian life brings to the individual.

One of the songs is dedicated to Alison MacDonald - the daughter of the Rev. Kenny MacDonald, formerly of Rosskeen Free Church, who now lives in Golspie - who went missing when travelling in Kashmir, North India, in 1981.

The final track list is as follows:

1. Prodigal Son
2. Song for South Africa
3. Time's Short
3. Alison
4. Psalm 63 (to the tune Bays of Harris)
5. Moment In Time
6. Man From Galilee
7. Reach Out Your Hands
8. Psalm 107
9. Thy Word

The beautiful artwork on the album cover is by the acclaimed painter, Rob Sweeney. Rob has kindly allowed us to share his work on the new album sleeve as a gesture of support for the fundraising potential it has for my sister's charitable school in Indonesia.

My grateful thanks also go to my good friend Martin Stephenson of the Daintees, who played a variety of guitar parts on this album. His experience and contribution to the recording has been invaluable.

Recorded 2013 in Invergordon, Ross-shire @ The Barbaraville Studios
Recorded & produced by Martin Stephenson

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released July 16, 2013

Jimmy Gunn: Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals
Martin Stephenson: Electric & Acoustic Guitars/ Dobro/Ukelele, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals & Percussion
Brian Skinner: Fiddle & Keyboards
Jim Hornsby: Additional Electric Guitar & Lap Steel
Stevie Smith: Electric & Acoustic Blues Harmonica
Liza Mullholland: Accordian
Miriam Campbell: Backing Vocals
Davy Cowan: Acoustic Folk Harmonica
Chris Aicheson: Drumming
Jimmy Jarvis: Drums

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Jimmy Gunn

The subject matter cover various aspects of my life's journey - creative, vocational and spiritual. The album comprises nine track which I have written over the past 25 years, together with my own arrangement of the Old Testament Psalms 63 and 107. The musical styles vary from Blues and Country to Folk, Scottish Dance Band and Calypso.
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Track Name: Prodigal Son
"Lord I've been a wonderin', how I let you down
Yes Lord I been a wonderin', how I let you down
Feelin kinda lonesome, just like the prodigal son "
Track Name: Song For South Africa
" Xcollani Xcollani
Carries a torch of hope for Africa"
Track Name: Time's Short
"Well it might not be long, before I finish this song
Before Jesus appears in the sky
And his face will shine like the sun"
Track Name: Alison
"Why did you buy, three apples on that day?
Ass you walked through the hills, picking flowers on your way!"
Track Name: Moment In Time
"To bring love to a stranger, at a moment in time"
Track Name: Man From Galilee
" Reality of our Savior, who walked the dusty to Galilee
Reality of our Savior, who went to the cross for you and me
He went to the cross for you and me"
Track Name: Reach Out Your Hands
"As a child cries out a cross the sea
A hand extends to you and me
Thousands of miles with nowhere to go
It's hard to find, a little sanctuary,
" Reach out your hands, show them you care
Reach out your hands, shine love on despair"
Track Name: Psalm 107
"Who go to sea in ships and in, great waters trading thee
Within the deep these men Gods work, his great wondrous sea"
Track Name: Thy Word
" Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path!"