Forever & Eternity
Solomon Keal is a solo piano artist and composer from Lenhartsville PA. This is his fifth album release following 4 previous solo piano albums. Solomon Keal and Tirah Echols Keal were married on June 24th, 2001. At the time of this recording they had 3 children and one on the way. Solomon and Tirah have been inspired by the music of Lori and John Odhner, Neal and Leandra, the Child Sisters, Chris Rice, Michael W. Smith, Paul Overstreet, Josh Turner, Clint Black, Brad Paisley, Collin Raye, Norah Jones, Wendy and Mary. We wrote most of these songs back when we were dating, engaged, or in the first couple years of our marriage. So these songs capture the feelings of our young, honeymoon state of life. Whatever the season of your marriage (or relationship), we hope that these songs will help you to remember your own honeymoon state, and that those memories will bring warmth to your life, and strength to your marriage. This album was primarily recorded during nap times and in between loads of laundry. At the time of this recording, Solomon was a full-time stay-at-home dad of three kids, and Tirah was working full-time as the book store manager at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and also 5 months pregnant with their fourth child. The process of recording this album was a little like the process of marriage. On the surface it appears to be all romantic and fun, but it was also a lot of work, and even frustrating at times. Between colds, car troubles, and the chronic chaotic cacophony of life with kids, we felt like everything was trying to prevent the production of this album. (Not to mention that fact that Tirah was 5 months pregnant while trying sing!) We often had to remind ourselves to look for the fun in what we were doing. But if we hadn't persevered, you wouldn't be listening to this music. So don't give up! It's worth all the hard work! And don't forget to ask the Lord for help. With Him, nothing is impossible! We believe that Marriage helps us grow and find happiness when we think of it as: 1. Eternal 2. A Daily Loving Choice 3. A Complementary Union of two into one. 4. Something that takes regular Maintenance. "The masculine and feminine when united by true married love make one life completely human." (Emanuel Swedenborg, Married Love 316) "The marital union of one man with one wife is the precious jewel of human life and the repository of the Christian religion." (Emanuel Swedenborg, Married Love 457) Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Solomon Keal CD manufacturing by Oasis. Graphics design by Peter Genzlinger, Solomon Keal, Tirah Keal Line Drawing by Lynne Higgins Photography by Solomon and Tirah Keal and Roger Schrock Vocals: Solomon and Tirah Keal All instruments performed and recorded by Solomon Keal in 2008 in Peace of Heaven Studio in Lenhartsville PA.