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Most of these songs were based on dreams, and I wanted the music to reflect that. In imagining what I should shoot for before recording started, I thought of what to some might seem 3 very incongruous influences: the Syd Barrett solo records, the Bee Gees "First" and "Horizontal" albums, and the third Peter Gabriel record. All of them seemed to me to have a kind of quiet, weird, haunted quality, and that's what I wanted for this; unexpected access to some private world.

The end result is often a lot more dark-edged and sinister than these influences, with the possible exception of Gabriel, might at first suggest.

It's my opinion that the lyrics here take a quantum leap forward over previous efforts. Something must have clicked because I found my voice as a writer- I was no longer swimming in my influences and experimenting with popular styles. The first song here with lyrics, "Nothing in the Dark", is the most straight ahead. After that it's a whole 'nuther ball game.

Recorded 12/86 - 4/87; some lyrics go as far back as '85. (The oldest one of them is the title track. Confused Celine Dion fans please take note. This is not a cover tune.)

 

Click on any underlined song to read the lyrics and/or see the instrumentation.

 

Side One:

Clear Day

Nothing in the Dark That's Not There in the Light*

The Invasion

My Soul Wants to Move South

The Taker*

 

Side Two:

The Rogue's Adventures in Dreamland

I Was Back in School Again*

Water From the Moon*

 

All songs/lyrics c 1987 by Greg Segal. All rights reserved.

All songs written, performed and recorded by GS. Recorded 12/86- 4/87 at Phantom Airship 1, North Hollywood.

Instruments used: electric and acoustic guitars, bass, electric and acoustic percussion, electric and acoustic vocals, electric keyboards, soprano and baritone recorders, effects.

 

click here to see original cover art and photos for this project

 

lettering , artwork and original cassette design: GS

photo: Ken Zelinka

 

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