I had to smile when I meditated with the Heart Breath Meditation posted by Theo last month. In the middle somewhere appear the lines “Love is what we came here for/Do you know what I mean/Have your eyes really seen”. For those of us actively listening to music in the early 1970’s, this instantly was recognizable from Love Song from Elton John’s wonderful 1970 album, Tumbleweed Connection. Listen to song below.. The song was additionally unusual in that it was one of the very rare songs that Elton John ever recorded that he did not write or co-write. The song was written by the lovely Lesley Duncan and appeared on her own solo album the following year. The Elton cover is actually a duet with Lesley. She also did vocals on his 1971 Madman Across the Water album. Lesley never achieved commercial success. She was a session singer, working with Dusty Springfield for many years. Hardcore Pink Floyd fans might recognize her name as one of the background singers on Dark Side of the Moon. Although the song has been widely covered, I don’t think it gets much better than the Tumbleweed version or alternately, Lesley’s own version.
The meditation itself is incredible. Historically I have massive blocks with guided meditations but this is one of those that works for me. I started early and every day it never fails to take me to a new level. Entheo’s backing music, the unreleased Endless Wonder is impeccable as usual. And that little whale song-like sample at 15:44 as the cetaceans, the whales and the dolphins are mentioned, is just too perfect. Thank you Theo.