Randall Kromm, Happy New Year, Beautiful
Joe Barbato piano, accordion
Randall Kromm vocal, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Eric Kilburn at Wellspring Sound. Co-produced by Randall and Eric. (c) 2017.
Cover design by Grace Kromm. Couple image from a print entitled Paris, New Year’s Eve Toast #22 produced by Barbara DiPrizio from a vintage print.
Thirty years ago, on December 31, 1987, my wife and I had our first date on New Year’s Eve. Several years back, I began writing this song about the occasion and our many returns to the place of that first date in the years since. This recording was made during a one-day session on December 12, 2017.