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The Yoga Records mission of making great music available to the world just in case continues with Candles Glow by Carl Hakansson, another Massachusetts favorite. Hakansson recorded this, his debut, in 1979. He dedicated it to the memory of his wife Maria, who died in a car accident shortly before their first anniversary. This unassuming, mellow album sounds vibrates with life. There's a sadness, but it couldn't be described as maudlin. It even has its share of hooks, and at least one track, 'Morning Bird,' rocks. As the local newspaper article below indicates, Hakansson didn't "make it technically fancy or musically flashy to sell more albums." He designed the record, which was pressed in an edition of just 500, to have lasting integrity, and he clearly succeeded. It's an album that should appeal to fans of CSNY, Ted Lucas, Nick Drake, and Michael Hurley.
We did a painstaking restoration on the original master tapes to get this to sound right. Yoga Records and Riverman Music are proud to present this minor classic. (image: the house where Candles Glow was recorded)