Winner of the 8th Annual One World Music Award for 'Best Piano with Instrumentation Album.'
Co-Winner of the 18th Annual ZMR Award for 'Best Neo-Classical Album.'
Number on 1 on the ZMR Charts for September and October 2020.
In The Pale Blue Dot, I try to provide resonance to our ever-growing knowledge of who we are, where we came from, and what may help life on this planet continue well into the future. The language used is intended to celebrate scientific achievement in a way that fosters spiritual revelation, examines the social fabric of our species, and provides hope for our future.
Inspirational quote by Albert Einstein:
“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.”
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Original music composed and produced by Terry Lee Nichols.
All piano performances are by Terry Lee Nichols.
Vocalise performances in "Stardust" and "East of Eden" are by Rebekah Eden.
"The Pale Blue Dot" authored and recited by Dr. Carl Sagan.
"Greetings from planet Earth" from the Voyager Golden Record - NASA
Excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488: II. Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart appear in the opening and middle sections of "Asteroids".
The end of Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯minor "Quasi una fantasia (Moonlight Sonata)", Op. 27, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven appears at the conclusion of "Asteroids".