by Deborah Eckman

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Dust is based on a poem written by H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi when she was just seven years old. I performed an early version of the song in July 2011 at the Culture of the Spirit Festival in Cabella, Italy, but for this recording, I was extremely privileged to be joined by two amazing musicians:
Leo Vertunni (who produced and featured on his father Victor Vertunni’s 2011 CD ‘William Blake’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience’ which I was also involved with)
Thomas Gray (guitarist, composer & musical director who has played with artists including Brian May, Roger Taylor, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Steve Balsamo, Richard Niles and Philip Pope. He also helped me to mix and produce the track.)

Dust is dedicated to H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi whose divine vision was the emancipation of humanity and whose lifetime’s work it was to awaken the seed of divinity in every human being, enabling us to fulfill our soul’s potential.


I want to be smaller
Like a dust particle
Which moves with the wind
It goes everywhere
Can go
Sit on the head of the king
Or can go
And fall at the feet of someone
And it can go
And sit everywhere
But I want to be a particle of dust
That is fragrant
That is nourishing
That is enlightening

(Italian translation as used on track):
Voglio essere
Piu piccolla
Come una particella di polvere
Che si muove con il vento
Ovunque si posa

Voglio essere
Una particella di polvere
Che e fragrante
Che nutre
Che illumina


released February 14, 2013
Lyrics (based on a poem) by HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Music by Deborah Eckman
Italian translation by Monia Giovannangeli

Deborah Eckman - vocals
Leo Vertunni - guitars, bass guitar
Thomas Gray - additional guitars, all programming

Engineered by Alex Lizzori at Elfo Studio, Italy
Mixed & mastered by Thomas Gray, London, UK
Additional engineering & editing by Thomas Gray
Produced by Deborah Eckman & Thomas Gray
Artwork and music © D. Eckman 2013

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Deborah Eckman London, UK

Deborah Eckman is a singer/songwriter, actress and artist from London, UK. Her songwriting style reflects the diversity of her interests ranging from jazz influences through to pop and world, having spent time studying Indian Classical music. Her vocals have also featured on other artists' albums.
All the artwork on these pages can be found (& purchased!) on her main website under 'D.E.Designs'.
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