Re Tangko's violin is as always immaculate; his solo is really beautiful, and more so the little tremolos and pizzicatos he emits in the last few verses. We have Jim Turk on percussion and Ken Keeley on bass again, making this bounce along nicely.
Iris has always sung harmonies live with me on this, but I pictured a massive, Fleetwood Mac-sort of thing, so when we were all together in the studio in late September, Rei, Ken, and Jim all took turn in the vocal booth. We mostly mixed this last week, but I felt like some of the harmonies that Iris was singing in the verses weren't the ones going through my head. Coincidentally, I was working my 15-year-old daughter Mina up to sing a few songs with us live (the gig was last night, and she did great; I'll post video when I load it off my camcorder), so she ended up putting those harmonies on top of the rest of us.