Author(s): Nerida Cuddy
This album is something of a departure from Nerida's previous releases and general public performances, which have been prepared for secular audiences. This time, in 'Prayers for a Broken Journey', Nerida clearly expresses her faith, some of the nuances of her own spiritual journey, and the foundations underlying her life and outlook.
Comes with a booklet full of lyrics and extra thoughts, with artwork by Nerida Cuddy and Geoff DeMain.
Nerida Cuddy - guitar, piano, vocals, leafy album art
David Gleeson - violin, native american flute, duduk (recorded by Warwick Vincent)
Liz Frencham - backing vocals, double bass
Steve Vella, Dog & Bear Studios - recording all tracks except 1,7,11
Warwick & Andrew Vincent - live recording of tracks 1,7,11
Phil Butson - editing and mixing
David Briggs - mastering
Chris Cuddy - photography & graphic art
Geoff DeMain - painting: Walking the Golden Mile, featured on CD & inside cover
"These are songs of comfort, faith and peace. Very easy to listen to, they naturally take you into prayer and contemplation of the presence of Jesus. Tuneful and beautiful, with a quite lovely accompaniment of guitar and violin, Nerida's clear and haunting voice affirms in flowing melody the unfailing love of God, there with us even in times of tears and brokenness. I love these songs."
- Penelope Wilcock, Author, Hawk and the Dove Series
Nerida has been described as “a composer & musician with not only an ear for music, but a social conscience & a sense of humour” (ABC Central West). A story teller and poet, she shows great sensitivity to a range of human experiences, often drawing on the imagery of the Australian bush where she has lived for over 20 years.
1. God of All Comfort (4:40)
2. Weakness (3:06)
3. Thirst (3:49)
4. Jesus (3:41)
5. Tears and Fragrance (3:29)
6. King of Love (3:25)
7. You Name The Tune (3:48)
8. Good Gifts (3:40)
9. Home (5:07)
10. You Are Faithful (3:27)
11. Peace (3:26)
Bonus Track: Living for the Day [A Hymn] (2:31)