Autumn Of Love

by Big Sky Country

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1.
Well, are you in or are you out? There’s no time for you to doubt As the world hurry by And you still wonder why You’re telling me just how far You’re showing me who you are It comes by day and night But what if the muse runs dry? You are the one You are the one Thinking how and worry when For how long can you pretend? You’re telling me just how far You’re showing me who you are It comes by day and night But what if the muse runs dry? You are the one You are the one You are the one for me The one for me You’re telling me just how far You’re showing me who you are It comes by day and night But what if the muse runs dry?
2.
Blaze 04:33
Face the setting sun With my thoughts on the run Be the one to set the scene Don’t know where to begin Can’t say where I have been It’s a mystery to me Take a walk outside Try to clear up my mind Be the one to break the mold When I know what I know And I owe what I owe Then it’s no feat feeling old Oh, blue Don’t you long for the days When each day did amaze Long before the touch of grey Oh, blue See the light slowly fade With each calendar page Yet a turn of yet a tide So help me sing: "la, la, la!" Here I go out again Change the shape that I’m in Be the one to rule the game Yes, the problem with me Is the problem with you We both want to, but we can’t change Start all over again Sing a song with a friend As the night turns to day See the leaf hanging proud See the leaf falling down See the leaf is on the ground Oh, blue Don’t you know everyone Has their day in the sun Then a lifetime clinging on Oh, blue We might just be the proof That the search of some truth Is what cost us both our youth So help me sing: "la, la, la!" Why don’t you go outside? Oh, just for a while now, child Oh, just for a while now, child Oh, why don’t you go?
3.
Time it goes and time stands still Wondering what there’s in store for me For me Love will bloom and love will fade As the night will bleed into the day Away, away Mountain high and a valley low From the peak and to the floor we roll We roll Time it went and a time will come When my song will turn into a hum Carry on, carry on
4.
Once in a while I see a smile Hidden among The old and the young To be where there’s life Night after night You live and you learn Take and return They say That time heals all But I Can’t heal time Your eyes Blue in green Your mind A sea in me
5.
Heel Turn 03:20
Through the day to the night Never one to act surprised I never really realized You were always there to lead the way From my youth to my climb Never one to trace the time I never really made it rhyme You were always there to lead the way Heel turn Turn around Turn around now Heel turn Turn around Turn around now You turn around now You turn around now Now that life is moving past See the sky is overcast I never really made it last You were always there to lead the way Heel turn Turn around Turn around now Heel turn Turn around Turn around now You turn around now You turn around now
6.
Hey friend, wake up Can’t you tell you’re sleeping? How far can you go With unopened eyes? Treating your mind Like it was something to play with You’re sleeping on a featherbed of lies So what’s the difference If you don’t wake up You won’t know yourself When you finally do You look into some mirror And wonder what you’re looking at So what’s the difference if you do? I have shared your journey From the beauty of childhood To uniforms of flowers That you wear like some disguise Until you can’t hear them When soft words are sung to you You’re sleeping on a featherbed of lies So what’s the difference If you don’t wake up You won’t know yourself When you finally do You look into some mirror And wonder what you’re looking at So what’s the difference if you do?
7.
Cri De Coeur 05:18
Go Go outside, dear, for a while Walk for a mile and leave a smile A smile for everything that you see ‘Cause it may be the last time Out Out and about, in the crowds, in the zone It’s an art being part of the freakiest show Taking in, letting go, so pleased just to know That it may be the last time Christmas lights all around your town Turn around, go back home, leave the night Day is done, setting sun, come on Quick to fade every day Stay Stay for a night and stay for a day Let it rain, let it shine, you know I don’t mind Just as long as you’re here By my pale blue side ‘Cause it may be the last time Home Oh, what I do know is I don’t know Anything or anyone anymore But I worry none Christmas lights all around your town Turn around, go back home, leave the night Day is done, setting sun, come on Quick to fade every day
8.
Away 03:43
Soon All in gloom A night will arrive So it goes Away Comes back around again True Pure and new A day fades away Away, away, away Away, away, away I’m on my way Through A way to blue I’m on my way Away, away, away Away, away, away I’m on my way
9.
Yesteryear 03:28
Don’t let me waste your time Don’t let me fill your mind Don’t let me waste your time Don’t let me fill your mind With bright ideas With heavy words and fear To reappear From a yesteryear Come give me your hand Let me understand That it’s either or This or nothing more Into the night That pale blue night Into the dark of night Out of the light That bright white light Such a blinding sight Don’t let me waste your time Don’t let me fill your mind Don’t let me waste your time Don’t let me fill your mind With bright ideas With heavy words and fear To reappear From a yesteryear Turn off the light It shines so bright The dying of the light Into the night That pale blue night Let it burn out bright
10.
Now the day is gone And the night has come Why does it feel bad to be alone? Could be a rolling A rolling stone Well, the night is young And the day unsung Could this be the big one, we’ve waited for? All that was certain Will be no more In the by-and-by Under sunny skies There’ll be no worry, only rest To sleep on our mother’s Our mother’s breast But now I’m going through the motions Every puddle is an ocean Filled to the brim with rows and verses Is there a way to trade a purpose? I dream of life lived on some open plain But spend my hours hiding from the rain All the plans I made that came to naught The comma’s slowly turning into dots Now the day is gone And the night — come on I may go crazy, I might be still Before that mansion on the hill They’re growing older down in fifty-four I’m growing older on the second floor So hold my ticket and my place in line I’m only waiting for the sun to shine The thrill of life, is it to search and roam? Or is it just a quest to find back home? For some it’s heavy as the weight of coal For some it’s heavy as the weight of gold Falling in and out of your good grace I see the disapproval in your face Nothing is sacred, that won’t ever change Not even kids we breed to take our place And all the people in the street cafés Wondering all about the many ways How people act and how that beauty fades How life is really, really, really strange Let’s not forget about you and I So, what’s the deal about you and I? Yeah, what’s deal about you and I? Oh, we’re the ones that are never gonna die

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🔘 LINER NOTES

The Strings Still Sting

Occasionally you are lucky to find yourself in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. As was the case with this record, and as with most major moments in life, it all came to by mere happenstance.

In your hands you are holding the third album by Danish alternative folk rock band Big Sky Country. This collection of songs is entitled Autumn of Love and it deals with the constant change of the world, love and life in general. Immortal themes that evoke a sense of wonderment.

The 1967 Summer of Love seems far away and yet it is only 53 years since people gathered in the name of peace, love and harmony. As we know a lot has changed since then and it feels as if we are now stranded in a new social phenomenon. We have named it Autumn of Love and this album can be regarded as its unofficial soundtrack.

The Summer of Love, and the music birthed in or around Laurel Canyon, have been the main sources of inspiration. Which begs the question: Is it possible to long for something you have never had? And is it possible to be inspired by something that you have never known, heard or seen?


With a new-gained respect for simplicity, it would seem that Big Sky Country have finally come to terms with their existence and their (musical) purpose in general. To terms with life, love and the world around them.

The fascination and awe for the singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s shines through. Inspired by those who went above and beyond. Beyond song structures, beyond genres, beyond contemporaries. Linda Perhacs, Vashti Bunyan, Bill Fay, Bob Carpenter, Goldberg and Bryan MacLean of Love comes to mind upon hearing these selections, the instrumentation and the arrangements for the first time.

Each cut on this record have an almost entirely acoustic backbone and is made up of multiple layers of vintage acoustic guitars from the 70s. Many tracks were recorded directly through (or sent into) a vintage tube tape echo from the late 50s, to secure an authentic sound and experience.

Although the expression is mainly acoustic, the amplifiers never got a chance to cool down. This is clear on lead single Blaze and certainly on the epic Once A -, Always A - (named so for you to fill in the blanks). Here the raw essence of Big Sky Country is still very much intact — but it has matured like fine wine. Conversely, the gentle build-ups on Heel Turn, and on the Scott McKenzie penned What’s The Difference (Chapter II), skillfully demonstrates the diversity, beauty and raggedness of the electric guitar.

Being shy, the songs may not reveal themselves easily, but give them time and they will let you in. One could say that most of these selections are what the enthusiasts tend to call deep cuts, as they are slow risers that do not follow the traditional — and in our view — worn out song structures and songwriting formulas. No excuses, just facts.


So this is where we are at — in the Autumn of Love. Maybe someday we will return to the Summer of Love and maybe someday Big Sky Country will return to their roots, whatever they may be. Maybe they will carry on with the unspoiled and pure sounds of this record. Hey, who really cares?

Although the world around us is always on the run, constantly changing, some thoughts are universal, abiding and spared by the passing of time. We end this paragraph with a quote from the late great Robert Hunter, who passed away during the completion of this album:

"Let there be songs, to fill the air."

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released November 12, 2021

🔘 CREDITS

Produced by
Philip Skovgaard

Written, arranged, engineered, recorded and mixed by Philip Skovgaard

Except "What The Difference (Chapter II)"
Words and music by Scott McKenzie
Originally released on the album
"The Voice of Scott McKenzie", 1967

Recorded by 10 Fingers Mobile Studio
Between August 2017 and November 2019
Mastered by Morten Bue at Orange Orchid Studio

Portrait painting by Thomas Dausell
Artwork and photography by 10 Fingers

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