Ars Nova (3) ‎– Sunshine & Shadows

Atlantic ‎– SD 8221
Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing

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A1 Sunshine & Shadows
Written-By – Gail Collins, Wyatt Day
A2 I Was Once
Written-By – Wyatt Day
A3 Temporary Serenade
Written-By – Gregory Copeland*, Wyatt Day
A4 She Promises Everything
Written-By – Gail Collins, Wyatt Day
A5 Well, Well, Well
Written-By – Wyatt Day
A6 You Had Better Listen
Written-By – Jimmy Owens
B1 Round Once Again
Written-By – Wyatt Day
B2 Walk On The Sand
Written-By – Wyatt Day
B3 Rubbish
Written-By – Wyatt Day
B4 Please Don't Go Now
Written-By – Wyatt Day

Companies, etc.



Released on a green and red Atlantic label with the logo on top.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): ST-A-691551-1A T CTH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): ST-A-691552-1A T CTH

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 8221 Ars Nova (3) Sunshine & Shadows(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 8221 US 1969 Sell This Version
SD 8221 Ars Nova (3) Sunshine & Shadows(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 8221 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
ATL-SD 8221, SD 8221 Ars Nova (3) Sunshine & Shadows(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL-SD 8221, SD 8221 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
REP 4377-WY Ars Nova (3) Sunshine & Shadows(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4377-WY Germany 1993 Sell This Version
SD 8221 Ars Nova (3) Sunshine & Shadows(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic SD 8221 US 1969 Sell This Version


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July 16, 2016

Your review ignored side B. Walk on the sand is a great song with a rare and unusual bossa nova type beat. Rubbish is very early song about heroin addiction. Please don't go now, a great unrequited love song. A real tearjerker.


February 14, 2014
In the wake of the album's release the band was torn apart by musical and personal disagreements. When things finally settled down, Day and Pierson stood as the only survivors. Supported by a brand new lineup consisting of keyboardist Warren Bernhardt, guitarist Sam Brown, drummer Joe Hunt, Art Koenig and horn player Jimmy Owens the revamped band signed with Atlantic. Released in mid-1969, "Sunshine and Shadows" found the band working with producer Arthur Gorson. With Day providing the majority of material (trumpet player Owens contributed the instrumental "You Had Better Listen"), numbers such as the title track, "I was Once" and "She Promises Everything" retained the band's "arty" leanings, though with less impressive results. Pastorial melodies, folkish harmonies and thoughtful lyrics made for a decent album, though stretched over most of the first side, it began to sound alike. "Well, Well, Well" was far better, if only due to the atypical rock tempo and Brown's screaming fuzz guitar solo. Another commercial nonentity, the collection vanished without a trace. (In case anyone cared, Jon Borgzinner, who had authored the earlier piece in Life, contributed the liner notes.) Shortly after it's release the group called it quits.