By the Dawn's Early Light

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By the Dawn's Early Light
Studio album by Harold Budd
Released January 1, 1991
Genre Ambient
Length 53:12
Label All Saints Records
Harold Budd chronology
The White Arcades
(1988)
By the Dawn's Early Light
(1991)
Music for 3 Pianos
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

By the Dawn's Early Light is an album by composer Harold Budd. It was first released in 1991 by the Warner Bros. and WEA record labels, and subsequently re-released with new cover art in 2006 by All Saints Records.[citation needed] The album is typical of Budd's signature minimalist style, and features several short poems, each read by Budd himself.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Aztec Hotel (Poem)" – 1:33
  2. "Boy About 10" – 4:59
  3. "Arcadia" – 2:00
  4. "Dead Horse Alive with Flies" – 3:40
  5. "The Photo of Santiago McKinn" – 6:55
  6. "The Corpse at the Shooting Gallery" – 2:57
  7. "Albion Farewell" – 2:38
  8. "Distant Lights of Olancha Recede (Poem)" – 1:27
  9. "Down the Slopes to the Meadow" – 7:39
  10. "She Dances by the Light of the Silvery Moon" – 2:12
  11. "Blind Bird" – 2:03
  12. "Saint's Name Spoken" – 3:59
  13. "The Place of Dead Roads" – 4:50
  14. "A Child in a Sylvan Field" – 3:36
  15. "Boy About 10 (Poem)" – 1:18
  16. "Wings (Poem)" – 0:37
  17. "Advent (Poem)" – 0:49
Additional track from release by Opal/Warner Bros Records
  1. "No Name (Poem)"  – 0:55

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