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Miracle Sun Don McGlashan, Music Video – 2006

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Don McGlashan has won the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award twice. In 2006 Miracle Sun gained him another nomination. McGlashan's lyrics evoke a mythical summer and directly reference Opo, the 'friendly' dolphin whose visits to Opononi in the mid 1950s became the stuff of Kiwi legend. The song's sweeping chorus is bittersweet, and a lap steel guitar adds a slightly mournful tone. The black and white video mixes National Film Unit footage of Opo charming holidaymakers, with shots of McGlashan and his band heading to the Hokianga and playing a gig for locals.

Key Cast & Crew

Paul Taylor

Director

Don McGlashan

Performer

I did 'Miracle Sun' for some people the other day, and so much sand, wind and Hokianga light came into the room I almost forgot to sing...
– Don McGlashan in an interview with The NZ Herald, 31 August 2018