1000 Doors

by Elden Kelly

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a compilation of ten original musical settings for solo voice and guitar of the sacred writings of the Baha'i Faith.

"Kelly approaches his source material with humble reverence. Much like Sufjan Stevens’ numerous musical explorations of Christianity, Kelly is quietly awed by God’s grace. The result is an intimate collection of works that, whatever your religious inclinations or disinclinations, makes for a stirring listen...From opening invocation 'The Word' through the disc’s benediction, 'The Seven Valleys,' Kelly displays near blessed control of his abilities. In both style and tone, his voice evokes memories of another grace-struck tunesmith, Jeff Buckley...And at the risk of musical sacrilege, Kelly boasts similarly emotive chops."--Dan Bolles, Seven Days Magazine


released July 15, 2009

Elden Kelly: voice, guitar
All music composed by: Elden Kelly



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Track Name: O Son of Being
“O son of Being!
Love Me, that I may love thee.
If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee.
Know this, O servant.”

- Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words (Arabic no. 5)