Bright Field

by The Rheingans Sisters

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    All tracks composed and arranged by Anna and Rowan Rheingans, except Xavier’s (Xavier Vidal), Lo Segoner (Trad.) and The Bright Field (poem by R. S. Thomas)

    Violins & Banjos by Helmut Rheingans www.helmutrheingans.co.uk Tambourin à Cordes by Serge Cladères

    Flabuta by Jean-Daniel Talma
    Recorded and mixed at Stiwdio Felin Fach by Dylan Fowler www.taithrecords.co.uk
    Produced by Anna Rheingans and Rowan Rheingans
    Mastered by Dean Honer
    Artwork by Kathleen Neeley
    Design by Tim Morris
    Photography by James Fagan

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released March 19, 2020

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Track Name: Appel
Appelle-moi vers le sud
Le vent du nord va gêler moi
Je vole avec les yeux glacés
Pour aller voir les violettes
Appelle-moi vers le sud

Envole-moi vers le sud
Je suis la girouette
Pour rentrer dans le sud
Survolant la giboulée
Le vent après lequel je soupire
Appelle-moi vers le sud

Appelle-moi vers le sud
Accueillie par le vent d’autan
Et un orage qui n’eut jamais pleuré
Autant de lourdes larmes pour s’y baiger
Appelle-moi vers le sud
Track Name: Green Unstopping
Lock up this old house
We have grown too heavy
And soon the ivy
Makes the walls unsteady

The walls will tumble
Cracks in the windows
Decomposing
The birds are moving in

All of the big roads
Are split down the middle
Sunk in the water
Of every river

Seas of plastic
Floating plasters
In every corner
Are our disasters

Lime leaf kisses
A wild uniform
The green of unstopping
The blueness of nothing

Secret freedom
Relentless growing
Concrete pavements
With small shoots showing
Track Name: Bright Field
I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realise now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying

on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you

Poem by R. S. Thomas
Track Name: Edge of the Field
Take me to the edge of the field
Where the snow is settling
Walk me down the frosty path
Where we have often walked
My saddle’s sore my bridle’s bent
My blinkers are cracked and broken
Take me to the edge of the field
Where I will see the ocean

Take me to the edge of the field
Through the open window
Walk me down the corridors
Where we have often talked
My legs are tired of lying down
My eyes have not forgotten
Take me to the edge of the field
Where I will see the ocean
Take me to the edge of the sea
Between sand and water

Walk with me into the waves
Hopping over them like children
Take me to the edge of the sea
Between sand and water
Walk with me into the waves
But don’t follow after

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