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Big Sky comes from The Little Desert album (Rampant, 1985). Left alone in the studio overnight with a bunch of harmonisers and stereo delays Johnny started to tinker… This tune became one of the highlights of the live shows over the years as Johnny refined the sound and weird picking technique - the rest of the band would retreat to the wings and he'd stand alone making this huge sound that was at once ethereal and unnervingly demonic.

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from Through The One Last Door, released October 10, 2005
(PHILLIPS)

Recorded by John Phillips at the little house in Kew, mixed by Tim Cole at the Jam Tin.

John Phillips - guitars

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Not Drowning, Waving Melbourne, Australia

NDW's music was haunting, evocative, brooding, sensuous and a million other words that excite people who type for a living. In record stores, you could usually find NDW filed under ambient or art-rock, ill-fitting labels if ever there were. Though they were often minimalist, they never made background music. Arty by comparison to other acts of the era, but they knocked out some glorious pop tunes. ... more

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