In The Morning Light

by Geva Alon

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Geva Alon – "In The Morning Light"
"Absolutely Brilliant" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, 2012

"This latest from Geva Alon slips by with such impressive crazy horse - via - R.E.M effortlessness...In the morning light 10 airily produced epistles are a vehicle for Alon's flights of instinctual, pealing pleads - Neil young via Ira Kaplan - and a distinctive singing voice which channels Jose Gonzales and America's Gerry Beckley." MOJO Magazine 2012

"IN THE MORNING LIGHT is an album of subtle guitar heroics and immersing songwriting that really ought to bring him into international attention." 
R2 Rock & Reel Magazine 2012

"In The Morning Light charts path through introspective soul-searching set to Byrdsian harmonies and catchy hooks, like Fleet Foxes with McCartney-lite sensibilities, the floaty "I Wonder If She's Fine" and the sombre "Come Here Anytime" veers towards Nick Drake territory."She Calls My Name" recalls Fables-era R.E.M". UNCUT 2012

Israeli Singer/songwriter and guitarist Geva Alon is back with his fourth album “In the Morning Light”, produced and mixed by wiz producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Benhart) at "Paco Loco" studios in Southern Spain.

The Album features an incredible line-up of musicians including Daniel Hindman and Neal Casal on guitars (Ryan Adams), Otto Hauser on drums (Bert Jansch, Vetiver, Espers), Jeff Hill on bass (Rufus Wainwright, Joan Baez), and Dave Scher on keyboards and pedal steel guitar (Beachwood Sparks, Elvis Costello).

Geva's musical influences are drawn from the likes of Neil Young, Tom Verlaine and more recent acts like Bill Callahan and Wilco, his music has been described as passionate, inventive, and mesmerizing, enfolded in warm and compelling vocals.

His third album “Get Closer” (also produced by Thom Monahan 2010) has recently turned gold in Israel for selling over 20,000 copies and earned him the "Male Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year" award nominations. “Get Closer” was Alon’s first European Release (ADA Global).

*** “In the Morning Light” was just voted "album of the year" by two major magazines and one major radio station in Israel.***

For more information please contact management
Carmi Wurtman – 2b Vibes - carmi@2bvibes.com

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released January 1, 2012

All music and lyrics by Geva Alon
Produced recorded and mixed by Thom Monahan

Geva Alon - vocals , organ, acoustic, electric, 12 string & tenor guitars.
Daniel Hindman - electric guitars, organ
Jeff Hill - bass guitar
Otto Hauser - drums
Dave Scher - keyboards and pedal steel guitar
Neal Casal - guitars
Shai Halperin – piano
Thom Monahan – percussion and vocals

Recorded at Paco Loco studios, Cadiz, Spain.
Assistant engineer - Paco Loco
Mastered by Eric Broyhill at Monster Lab Audio, Copenhagen

Graphic Design – Alteröy
Photography – Yiftach Belsky

Management – Carmi Wurtman carmi@2bvibes.com
Label – 2B Vibes Music & Production/Lev Group Media
Pre production - Karin Alon & Bryan Steiner
Executive Producer at LGM - Mariah Bejerano
Post Production - Esti Sarusi


Very special thanks to all the wonderful and talented friends who contributed, supported and helped during the making of this album.
I love you all. Geva

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Track Name: The Great Enlightenment
The Great Enlightenment

The seasons in this town all look the same
And I've lost all track of where I am
I hear a song when I call your name
And miss the scents of the ground after the rains

We are aching for the walls to fall
Into the great enlightenment
Let’s not wait until its dawn my love
Before we hit the highway

Dangerous times
To live on the outskirts of town
With open fields all around
Keeping you from going downtown
To smile to camera on time
On Friday in the boulevard
Where everything’s going down
When everything's going down

We are aching for the walls to fall
Into the great enlightenment
Let’s not wait until its dawn my love
Before we hit the highway
Track Name: I See The Love
I SEE THE LOVE

My boat is ready
I built it strong
I hope it will last those
Wicked storms
As i must go now

Way down this canyon
The river holds
All of my stories
Or so i'm told
And i must find them

The pass gets wider
The wind it blows
My rowing is nothing
Against the wall
Of raging waters
Still i am thankful for it all

I start to question
My purpose here
Will love provide me
With a getaway
From this asylum

And will i manage
To keep my breath
So when i see her
I have the strength
And words to tell her

And so i'm shouting
That i fear none
Between my dives
I see the sun
I'm very thankful
For all my life

I see the love
I see the love
I see the love i found
And know that there's no other

The pass gets wider
The wind it blows
My rowing is nothing
Against the wall
Of raging waters
Still i am thankful for it all

And if i call her
Will she reach out
'til i feel the warmth
Of a thousand suns
Or will it echo between the rocks
'til it fades out

I see the love
I see the love
I see the love i found
And know that there's no other
Track Name: Carolina
Carolina

yes i can remember darkness fear and never ending deserts
that dried your face from tears
i'm picking the memories off the trees
and from the scent of summer
in yellow, brown and green

now i'm lost within the arms of Carolina
and she's the warmest getaway, feels just like mother
inside my mind

i saw myself running in a dream
i was storming down the hallway but no one heard my plea
when i was a young boy this was life
from a speaker yelled a stranger when you called for your mom

now i'm lost within the arms of Carolina
and she's the warmest getaway feels just like mother

she's free, she makes her own rules
i cruise her sea and forget my old wounds
but i still feel the blisters
they drag me down to hear the whispers
inside my mind

i feel lost just like a child

now i'm lost within the arms of Carolina
wishing that i could forget but i still want her

i saw myself running in dream
i was looking for a doorway but never was let in
Track Name: I Wonder If She's Fine
I wonder if she's fine

when the winter rains wash through me
you know i'm still on my way
and then summer leaves me in ruins
and no words are left unsaid

i wonder if she's fine
down in the corner of my mind
i wonder if
i wonder if
i wonder if she's fine

like the fields that are left with nothing
but crying out for the floods
i am emptied with just a fragment
of one solid train of thought

i wonder if she's fine
down in the corner of my mind
i wonder if
i wonder if
i wonder if she's fine

and she answers in the wind
hiding in the pine trees' green
She's always there to lead me through the haze
is it easier to go on when you know the way?
Track Name: Valor Girl
Valor Girl

inside your eyes i see an orchestra
conducted madly by your brain
the motif's louder now
and it can never stop
i once knew you a valor girl

marks on your skin like soldiers on the field
the campaign is set, they're marching on
and i watch from the side
no words of wrong or right
and frightened of what's coming next

I know she's a valor girl
she can guide us through and show us to the promised land
i see it in my mind
magnificent and loving
i will follow her
until the end of time

she can guide us through and show us to the promised land
i've seen her in my mind
from her smile poured many colors
but it's hiding now

i once knew you a valor girl
Track Name: Come Here Anytime
Come here any time

you can come here any time
the garden is neglected
but the door is open
you can come

turn the light on and sit with me
we'll no longer live in misery
there's room to hold your burden
my loving is for free

you can call me anytime
or surprise me at the door
'cause i don't mind
you can come

leave your troubled mind behind
and forget about the time
the world is at our fingertips
so why go outside

shifting sands have drowned me
blizzards often dusted my soul
ocean waves have pounded me
until i found my home

you can come here anytime
the garden is neglected
but the door is open
you can come
leave your troubled mind behind
and forget about the time
there's room to hold your burden
my love don't cost a dime
Track Name: Grey Herons
Grey Herons

Herons flew above me in the morning light
giant shadows fell down on me
and misty waves sounded in my ears
they still echo in my mind

baby, once in a while
as my eyesight fails
and all the colors range
between tones of gray
i recall that sound
and i wish i was
in that morning light
where the herons fly

the creek and i have aged
the herons are all gone
grey and white, they don't fly here
but as i stare through the rising dawn
they're still vivid in my mind

baby once in a while
i can hardly see
through my memories
it's like a crazy dream
i once had of dying
and i wish i was
in that morning light

in the morning light
in the morning light
i wish i was
in the morning light
as the years come tumbling down
i wonder if i'll hear the sound
of the grey herons flight
in the morning light
Track Name: She Calls My Name
she calls my name

I saw a thing of beauty
and her face was tired and pale
I think of her again
when the stars are rising
I met her somewhere between worlds
As she was slowly fading away
And soon she will be dead
Just a star shining

She calls my name
Sometimes I wish we'd never met
She calls my name
Too young to go, too young to fade

I had only minutes
To distract her from the pain
To fill the room with sound
And then go on my way
But as I left
I realized i'd never be the same
Cause I had seen the world
Reflected from her face

I see a thing of beauty
In almost everything around
But then I hit the ground and run for shelter
And she was a flash of goodness
In this broken world of mine
My visit there was short but lasted ages

She calls my name
Sometimes I wish we'd never met
She calls my name
Too young to go, too young to fade

I had only minutes
To distract her from the pain
To fill the room with sound
And then go on my way
But as I left
I realized i'd never be the same
Cause I had seen the world
Reflected from her face
Track Name: The Jordan River
The Jordan River

went down to see an aching woman in her twilight days
and i meant to feed her hope while the guitar played
with a shuttered glance she told me
we shall meet again
on the banks of Jordan's River

i went down to see The Jordan River
as her words foretold
but I'm searching still as the cold wind blows
to find The Jordan River
and my soul

now i know that she is watching from long ago
and i hold my head up high, see there's always a choice
in her sorrow she reminds me that i must go on
'til i find that misty river

i went down to see The Jordan River
as her words foretold
but I'm searching still as the cold wind blows
to find the Jordan river
and my soul
Track Name: Rock All Night
Rock all night

my house stands in the meadow
and it welcomes no one
i'm out following footsteps
toward the bridge to your heart

i saw myself on a highway
one destination and a one way ride
i thought you'd never rejoin me

my house is closed for the winter
and there's no key to be found
i keep warm on strange wishes
and a passion for life

and as i try to get closer
will you see here the man in me
will you come on and join me

to rock all night
to dive in the water
and swim towards the light
to rock all night

above a wishing well i was standing
minding my own self
wishing for wounds to recover from
and the burning of the flame
i threw a rock to the bottom
and felt so high
felt like everyone joined me

to rock all night
to dive in the water
and swim towards the light
to rock all night

but i'm in trouble
my house is locked
i can't get out now
it's getting dark
so goodnight brothers
goodnight love

goodnight mother
goodnight dad
goodnight lovers