This version of the song was recorded live at Slipperworld as a quartet featuring Charlie, Scott, Ken and myself. You might wonder why I put the same song on the album twice. The basic answer is because I like both takes. The band gives the instrumental bridges a lot of musical depth in the way Paul would talk story during his shows. You also get to hear how a recording in DSD can handle the natural ambience of a single guitar and voice as well as the dynamics of a full band, both recorded in the same room on the same gear.

Audiophile Gary R wrote:
"With the final song “Miracles Take Time” the listener is gifted with two versions of the same song in this, David’s latest offering. One version is with his band; in the other he is solo. Both versions convey the same words but, at least for me, create a slightly different emotional response. Part of the delight of listening to great music like this is that the listener must construct meaning for his/her self. For me, “Miracles Take Time” conveys the indefiniteness of both outcome and time of things worth waiting for. The solo version is a deeply personal rendition that revels in the silence between the notes, whereas the version with the band is more communal – a shared experience, that is more upbeat in the sense of creating a lament that is shared with others in real time."


Miracles Take Time – David Elias
For Paul Pena

on and on now
don't be late
silver wings
on silver plates
autumn lingers
can't escape
miracles take time

sing me now
your hands must rest
your body lingers
'gainst the fences
of its own strength
time has tested
miracles take time

tell me now
remind me soon
how silk roads wind
under the moon
carry a windless
silver tune
miracles take time

lightly now
and none to bear
yet songs to sing
and words to hear
silent tears
your heart has shared
miracles take time


from Slipper Sessions: And The Bit Goes On​.​.​. (MQA DXD Master​)​), released January 1, 2014
David Elias – acoustic/vocal
Charlie Natzke – electric guitar
Scott Beynon – electric bass
Ken Owen - drums



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David Elias writes music and lyrics about living and dreaming and nature.

He takes photographs and uses them and his songs to make videos about nature and living and dreaming.

He has self-produced his own CDs and SACDs/DSD Downloads since 1995. Now pioneering MQA!

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