"Prodigal Journey" was recorded in 1997 though the songs represent some of the pieces I wrote in my late teens and early twenties. You might recognize my influences: Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Carole King, Paul Simon, Donovan...so many amzing singer-songwriters of our time. Also, the Viet Nam War was in full swing during these years and you may notice my silence through the Watergate period. These were both such difficult issues for we who were both Christians and Patiots; working class kids facing adulthood after graduation.
I wrote these at the same time that I was studying "serious music" in college and during my first years of teaching. I wasn't quite sure where my music would lead me and really had no idea that I would receive a call to music ministry.
While these are all secular (except for "Living Christ In My World") I think it is obvious that they are greatly influenced by my early years in the church.
Thanks to Dan Meredith who spent three days to help me record these way back when CD burners were a new thing.
Also thanks to Gary who was so influential and supportive through the years of writing, rehearsing and recording of these songs.
All songs on this album were recorded at M.S. Studio, Warfordsburg, PA ©1997 Donna Ankney
© 2011 Donna Ankney www.gottasing.org
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Professional recordings cost about $.99 a song these days. Ok, so this is not professional. Still it's 16 tunes say...$10.00 for the CD? I don't really need that money, but there are so many that could benefit from it. If you found anything here that "fed" you then make a donation to your local food bank or soup kitchen or to one of the groups I have listed at "Feed the Hungry".