Welcome To John Calvert Music

Announcing Mandala

A Mandala is a symbol that springs up spontaneously from the sub conscious. For John, the Mandala represents a bull’s-eye or crosshairs aimed at awakening. As he says, “my third eye hasn’t awakened yet but I can hear it snoring.” The song order forms a mandala. The two hymns are placed at the top and bottom. The second song “All Hands on Deck” and the second to last song “More Hands on Deck” are really one song split into two parts. The third song “Lu” and third to last song “Lew” are both about a relationship-good at the top, bad at the bottom. The rest of the songs are loosely paired like this, forming concentric circles until the center of the album is reached, which is Sally Cornuts-the first song John ever wrote.

All music written by John Calvert, except for “Take My Life and Let It Be”
and “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” which are hymns written before the
turn of the century.
Produced by Bob Pachman.
Recorded by Sean Cooney at 3 Leaf Post Recording in Phoenix:
http://www.3-leaf.com/, except “Take My Life and Let It Be,” recorded by
Bob Pachman at Living Room Studios.
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering.

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