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Track listing

  1. "Shiny" – 5:10
  2. "Benny Butler" – 4:44
  3. "Lazy Bones" – 3:56
  4. "Ballad Of The Lemon Man" – 4:00
  5. "Spring Song" – 3:35
  6. "Johnny's In Love With You" – 3:47
  7. "Summer Song" – 2:27
  8. "Bride Of Shiny" – 1:45
  9. "Fear Of Gravity" – 3:45
  10. "Talk To The Trees" – 4:51
  11. "Illusion" – 6:39

Additional Performers

  • Joshua Gregg - Mandolin, Harmonica, Piano, Wurlitzer, Percussion
  • Adrian Levi - Keyboards, Bass on "Shiny" and Illusion
  • Jonathan Neaves - Drums on "Shiny"
  • Dan Selsick - Tuba on "Talk to the Trees"
  • Leonie Van Wyk - Violin
  • Eriel Huang - Violin
  • Willie Barend v/d Walt - Violin
  • Maria Kolan - Violin
  • Siobhan Lloyd-Jones - Violin
  • Anna Cecilia Engelbrecht - Viola
  • Amore Steyn - Viola
  • Pierre du Toit - Cello
  • Jacco Viljoen - Cello
  • Cobus du Toit - Flute
  • Sophia Welz - Bassoon
  • Hendrik Coetzee - Oboe
  • Daniel Beaver-Seitz - Bass on "Bride of Shiny"

Additional Credits

  • "Bride Of Shiny" arranged and conducted by Dan Selsick
  • Strings on "Lazy Bones" arranged by Joshua Gregg
  • Strings on "Fear Of Gravity" arranged and conducted by Dan Selsick. Assistant: Hugh Davison
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