Awakening

by Michael J Downey

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World Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of the new album by Michael J Downey. Once the lead guitarist for Femme Fatale (MCA, Atlantic), Michael later released two solo albums in 2004 and 2007, including the national Top 10 AC hit “America.” Most recently, the roots of devotional, ambient, mantra, and meditation music have emerged on the “Awakening” album. With contributions by recording artists Charanpal Kaur and Johanna Beekman, the album was recorded at Indigital Studios and mastered at Marsh Mastering in LA, California.

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released September 1, 2017

Michael J Downey – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synths, Harmonium
Valerie Byrne, Maureen Harrahy, Elizabeth Crow, Leah Jakob, Jude Jakob – Harmony and response vocals
Daniela Kosmalski, Hannah Muse, Emily Perry, Aruna Peters – Harmony and response vocals
Charanpal Kaur – Harmony vocals
Johanna Beekman – Harmony vocals
Susan Shloss – Violin
Andrew Foehner – Tablas, Djembe, Percussion
All song written by Michael J Downey except Govinda Hare (Krishna Das) and Maha Mantra (traditional)
Produced by Michael J Downey
Engineered by Will Kreiser
Recorded at Indigital Studios and MediaRoom B40, Santa Cruz, CA
Mastered by Stephen Marsh/Marsh Mastering

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Once the lead guitarist for Femme Fatale (MCA, Atlantic), Michael later released two solo albums in 2004 and 2007, including the national Top 10 AC hit “America.” Most recently, the roots of devotional, ambient, mantra, and meditation music have emerged on his newest release,“Awakening,” and at concerts, yoga classes, and kirtan throughout California. ... more

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Track Name: Ocean, Carry Me
I am one like the river
You are one like the sea
We are one like the ocean
Ocean, carry me

The earth, goes ‘round all around us
The sky fades into the sea
The sun it shines on everyone
Shine your light on me
Track Name: Hallelujah
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hare Krishna (Hare) Hare Hare (Hare)
Hare Rama (Rama) Rama Ram Ram (Rama)

Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Jesu Christo (Jesu) Gloria (Glori)
Sanctus deus (Sanctus) Gloria (Glori)

Om mani (ma-ni) Padme Hum (Padme- Hum)
Om mani (ma-ni) Padme Hum (Padme- Hum)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)

Gate gate (gate) Paragate (gate)
Parasam gate (gate) Bodhi svaha (gate)
Guru deva (deva) Jaya jaya (jaya)
Guru deva (deva) Jaya guru dev (jaya)

Jai Jai Amma (Amma) Jai Jai Amma (Amma)
Jai Jai Amma (Amma) Jai Jai Amma (Amma)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)

(instrumental)
(double-time)
A D A D
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah! :||
(answers)
Jai Ma, Jai Jai Ma, Jai Ma, Jai Jai Ma, Jai Ma, Jai Jai Amma! :||
(answers)
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Glori deus! :||
(answers)
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah! :||
(answers)
(together)
Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah) Hallelujah (Halle) Hallelujah (lujah)
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah! :||
(then slower, softer, and end)
Track Name: Govinda Hare Maha Mantra
Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.
Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.
Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.
Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.
Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.

Hare Krishna, hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama Ram Ram, Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram Hare Rama Ram Ram Hare Hare

Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare, He Prabhu deena dayala hare.

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