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A GLIMPSE OF THE STARS...

Another week drawing to a close. Friday already and another visit to my mother in Wakefield planned for tomorrow. 


I'm almost continuously working on the 'These Stars Are Fire' album. 22 tracks finished so far, so it's already a double disc affair but will probably grow further over the next two or three months. Whether I'll finally decide to release it as a double album or really push the boat out and make it a triple (or even a four disc box set) is something I'll ponder later when I look at the final tally. It may be that I'll set aside any tracks that exceed the double album limit and use them at a much later date, but I'll see where this thing ends up and decide then.


I'll let readers of this journal have a peek at the titles I've completed so far. This is not a running order as I'll need to experiment with the album's flow once I know the final number of tracks for inclusion, but here are the 22 tracks recorded and mixed so far:(I've indicated, alongside each title, whether the track is an instrumental or a vocal.)


'LUNA ROSA.'  (INSTRO.)


'RAINDROPS.'  (INSTRO.)


'THE EYE OF HEAVEN SHINES.'  (INSTRO.)


'A LONG TIME AGO.'  (INSTRO.)


'THE CLOCK THAT TELLS THE TIME.'  (INSTRO.)


'FOREVERTRON.'  (INSTRO.)


'AURAVILLE.'  (INSTRO.)


''WHAT FURNACE IS THY BRAIN?'  (INSTRO.)


'MYSTERE.'  (INSTRO.)


'DRIFTING THROUGH YOUR DREAMS.'  (VOCAL.)


''SUMMER COMES IN COLOUR.'  (VOCAL.) 


'THESE STARS ARE FIRE.'  (VOCAL.)


'THE ICING ON THE CAKE.'  (VOCAL.)


'ALL HAIL THE DREAMER. (MISS FUTURAMA SMILES.)'  (VOCAL.)


'THERE IS A MOMENT.'  (VOCAL.)


'WEATHERPROOF.'  (VOCAL.)


'WHIRLAWAY.'  (VOCAL.)


'ASTRA.'  (INSTRO.)


'THE WOMAN OF TOMORROW. (HI-LO HEAVEN.)'  (VOCAL.)


'AQUA CELESTE.'  (INSTRO.)


'ORSON'S GHOST.'  (VOCAL.)


'THE DRIVING FORCE.'  (VOCAL.)


Another track is currently on the drawing board and is awaiting overdubs.


Many of the vocal pieces have surreal, 'stream of conciousness' lyrics that contain their own illogical kind of logic. An example:  "The driving force is in the fuse/Eddie sings the 'Summertime Blues'/The square of the hypotenuse is not my style..."

And so on...


Right, time for my afternoon walk around town. My blood-sugar level's a little on the high side today.




© Bill Nelson 2020

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