Wondrous Paradise

by Luke Slott

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steven cleasby Such a beautiful creation dear Luke. Well done!!
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button77041 How to exemplify the presence
of God? This song does it. What
a perfect melody for words
“no paradise more wondrous”.
At first unsure which syllable of
“wondrous” was the down-beat,
(and how many beats per phrase?)
- but to speak the words and breathe - the rhythm flows naturally. Intoxicatingly beautiful.
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Wondrous Paradise

There is no paradise more wondrous for any soul
than to be exposed to God's Manifestation in His Day,
to hear His verses and believe in them,
to attain His presence,
which is naught but the presence of God,
to sail upon the sea of the heavenly kingdom
of His good-pleasure,
and to partake of the choice fruits
of the paradise of His divine Oneness.

From the Persian Bayán, Váḥid 2, Chapter 16
Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p.77


released March 16, 2019
Words from the Writings of the Báb


Produced and mixed by Kelly Snook and Luke Slott

Song composed by Luke Slott

Music composed and arranged by Luke Slott and Kelly Snook

Recorded and Engineered by Kelly Snook at:
It’s Not Rocket Science Studios, Portland, OR, USA; Lewes, Sussex, UK; Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

(in order of appearance)

Luke Slott - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Trumpet
Kelly Snook - Layering
Anwar Marshall - Drums
Emily Alves - Cello
Diane Badie - Vocals
Jasmine Olinga - Vocals
Adam Siegel - Saxophone
Ian Rafalak - Electric Bass
Jason Rafalak - Mandolin
Cora Venus Lunny - Violin & Viola

Additional Engineering by:
Jasmine Olinga at It’s Not Rocket Science Studios, Portland, OR, USA and the Phelps' home.
Ryan Moys at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cora Venus Lunny in Wicklow, Ireland

Assistant Engineers:
Jax Savage at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Eli Wilson at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mastered by Simon Heyworth
at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, UK.

Mastering Assistant Bill Sellar

Art by Shirin Sahba


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Luke Slott Dublin, Ireland

Luke Slott is a singer, songwriter and composer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays piano, guitar and trumpet, and collaborates with a variety of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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