This radio mix version of the single was edited, remixed and re-recorded by Jon Kelly in London during the winter of 2001.
This poem was set to music by David Clifton after hearing it read during an Oxfordshire Easter Vigil service at St. Mary’s Church, Kidlington. The original demo was recorded at Fritz Lewak’s studio in Redondo Beach California while David was in the USA touring and recording with Julia Fordham. The finished production title track features Joanne Hogg, from the Irish band Iona, on lead vocals, and was recorded and produced in Suffolk by Nigel Palmer. The CD single was remixed by Jon Kelly in London, and re-mastered and edited in the USA in 2013.
Three mixes of ‘I Am The Great Sun’ are available for download; the full length album track, and the radio single edit. There is also a piano vocal mix version. The double CD Celtic music compilation was originally released in 2000 and there are a limited number of copies still available.. The title song was first featured on the international Celtic Expressions series, and then included in this double CD compilation of roots Celtic music.