King's voice from his famous speech at the Civil Rights March in Washington 1963 rings in the ear the way a powerful piece of music does. The more I hear it the more it has spiritual resonance. I may well believe that freedom is indeed only ever an aspiration never a reality but MLK's rhetoric is no less inspirational for that.
Free At Last appears on the Celtic Skin album. It was composed in tribute to the great man and for what his work represented: an attempt to liberate America from its racial transgressions toward everything that Abraham Lincoln had wished for. The job is far from complete.
Free At Last
performed: Sorley & Kennedy
produced-arranged: CS (1998)