West of Eden

by Vance Sheaks



released March 3, 2005

All music written & performed by Vance Sheaks except where noted. Produced by Darren Rogers. All songs recorded, mixed and mastered at Imagineer Records. Vocal samples couresy of Spectrasonics' "Symphony of Voices." Cover Art & Design: Art In Me Designs

Vance: I would like to thank Darren Rogers for just about everything. The wonderful string patches, keyboards, pianos, recording and insight. I couldn't have done this without you! No really! I would also like to thank the lovely & talented singers & actresses, Rebecca Saathoff and Jessica Knickerbocker for their beautiful vocals on Morning Mist, Mirage & West of Eden. Also many thanks to Mark Ham for his expertise on drums & percussion programming. Also the fantanstic piano on West of Eden. Always, thru the heart.
Thanks to: Dave Daniel Pete Skylstad Sonny Curtis Michael Hedges Leo Kottke - for inspiration.
A big thanks to Michael Punzo for the CD cover concept, looks great.
I dedicate this album to my children: Sara & Isaiah Though fools have caused us to live apart, I love you always
P.S. There is a theme to this project. For those of us who feel the music and emotions. Hopeless romantics of sort. - Vance Sheaks.

Darren: I would like to offer a big thanks to a great guitar player, Vance Sheaks and for challenging me on recording this album. A special thanks goes out to the great & talented vocalists, Jessica Knickerbocker and Rebecca Saathoff. To Mark Ham for bringing it all together with his drumming and his great musicianship. A wholehearted thanks to a great trumpet player, Jerry Serrano, for adding that finishing touch to West of Eden. And thanks to my parents for bringing me up with and helping me develop my passion for music, esp. for buying my first guitar.



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Track Name: West of Eden
We look to the West,
West of Eden.
A place where youth and innocence lives.
Where dreams are fulfilled,
Where love is found and never forgotten,
Where memories are never forgotten.
Where endless summer nights,
one can gaze upon the stars.
Where a gentle summer rain,
washes away our tears.
We blink and West of Eden is gone,
Only but a far and distant memory.
Where our tears are of lost loves and dreams,
Innocence is lost it seems.
But we only have to look deep within ourselves,
For West of Eden lies within,
Never lost or forgotten.