bon hiver

by Harvey Summers

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Harvey Summers' long awaited new solo album, "Jupiter" is nearing completion and will be released in November 2012.
The first single from the album, "Bon Hiver" will be available for download or as a limited edition digipak CD.
Bon Hiver, which is French for 'Good Winter', is a hauntingly beautiful song, inspired by an extremely vivid dream. It features icy piano melodies, tumbling drums, bass as deep as the snow, and an evocative, very seasonal sounding brass ensemble led by trombonist, David Holt.


I caught a glimpse of the future in the morning light,
Strange like a dream but the feel is real.
I speak with my mind and they hear my words,
Holding hands with souls from another world.

The daylight is short and the night is long,
Mercury's heading south with no change in sight.
I yearn for the north and the northern lights,
Where the air's as cold as steel, you could take a bite!

Bon hiver, bon hiver.
I pray for a good winter.
Bon hiver, bon hiver,
Like the old days,

The still and the peace wash right over me,
Take away my fears and my faltering.
The scent from the pines pierce the heavy air,
Where the sun does not shine, my path is clear.

I follow every cloud that is fat with snow,
When you don't know where to go every path'll take you there.
I don't want for much but this much I know,
The fire in my soul cries out 'Bon Hiver'!

Bon hiver, bon hiver.
I pray for a good winter.
Bon hiver, bon hiver,
Like the old days,
Bon hiver.


released October 19, 2012
Harvey Summers: Vocals, guitars, piano, moog taurus bass pedals.
Sacha Trochet: Drums
David Holt: Trombone, bass trombone & euphonium
Bill Robinson: Trumpets & flugel horn

Brass arrangement by Harvey Summers & David Holt.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at



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Harvey Summers East Sussex, UK

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