The Awakening

Dudley Benson's 2008 debut full-length album. 

'A revelation' 
***** Album of the Month, Real Groove Magazine 

'Marvellous beyond belief' 
**** Sunday Star Times 

'Utterly beguiling' 
****1/2 Dominion Post


released 10 March 2008 

Written, arranged & produced by Dudley 
Recorded, engineered & mixed by Adrian Hollay 
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Electric Mastering 
Golden Retriever Records, GRR005D 

Piano, harpsichord, celeste & organ - Dudley 
Choir - Rachel Alexander & Anna McGregor (soprano), 
Chelsea Dolman, Elisha Fai & Jessica Lightfoot (alto), 
Pene Pati & Amitai Pati (tenor), 
Nicholas Forbes & Nicholas Sutcliffe (bass) 
Choir conducted by Dudley 
String Quartet - Jessica Lightfoot (1st violin), Caitlyn Westbrooke 
(2nd violin), Claire Lebouteiller (viola), Andrea Mundy (cello) 
Recorder Quartet - Ryan Chao (soprano), Peter Ou (alto), 
James Daniell (tenor), Thomas Warren (bass) 
Karanga manu performed by Richard Nunns - karanga weka, tua roria, harakeke, poi awhiowhio, porotiti 
Harp - Yi Jin 
Oggie's Story - Ric Mann 
Guitar & ukulele - Steve Abel 

Cover photograph by Warren Dawson - Sunnyside Mental Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand, now demolished