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Beautiful Wings by Flicker.
Album: At Least 1000 Words

Composed by G. Davies/D. Danielli/L. Welsman/E. Williams.

George: guitar, synths, samples
Dave: Plank, drums
Lucy: cello, keys
Emma: flute

hollywoodedge.com, The Double Locks Hotel Exeter, the nature and wildlife of Sidmouth.

Project directed by George Davies.

Drums recorded at Clark’s Cottage, West Putford, North Devon.
Strings, synths and flute recorded at Chiseldon House, Exeter.

Engineered, mixed, produced and mastered by Dave Danielli.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios (uk) 2012.
Remastered again at Wud Records Studios (EU) August 2023.

Originally released 31st July 2002.
First re-release 12th May 2012.
Second re-release 1st September 2023.

Copyright © 2023 Wud Records.
Copyright ℗ 1999 Explicit Music.

Fun Facts:
* Black Sabbath once told us that fairies wear boots.
* Flicker can confirm this.
* It is absolutely true.
* There was once a Very Naughty Fairy who had the most beautiful wings.
* One day George played her this tune.
* She didn’t like it, so she flew away, leaving a sparkly trail behind her.
* George’s girlfriend at the time often wore fairy wings.
* If she walked past something and brushed her wings against it, she would cry “Ow!”, hold the wing, grimace, and complain of having a terrible wing-ache.
* On the occasion of the Solar Eclipse in south west England in 1999, a member of the public asked the Very Naughty Fairy how she got her beautiful wings.
* A: Where did you get your beautiful wings?
* B: Well… when I was a very small fairy I had these two funny little stumps on my shoulder blades, and then suddenly one day, I woke up and these two beautiful wings had grown.
* A: Huh. Come on, where did you get them, really?
* B: (stamping booted foot in indignation) I told you already!
* A: …!?!
* Beautiful Wings was composed on acoustic guitar using DADFCE tuning.
* It starts in D minor and ends in F major.
* There was a guitar harmonic that had to be recorded separately as it just wasn’t coming across loudly enough.
* Emma’s flute was the first or second take.
* She had never heard the tune before.
* Lucy’s cello avoids cliches and the obvious and plays things one might not expect.
* The evil laughter is the mischieviousness of the naughty fairies.
* The baby sounds represent the innocence and wonder of fairydom.
* There is a sampled bell from the food bar inside the Double Locks Hotel near Exeter.
* The seagulls represent the sounds of Sidmouth, where they often went.

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