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Old 18 May 2020, 07:42   #1
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New release: I DIE FOR YOU TODAY (Wave III)

Released today on Alphaville's YouTube channel:

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"Dear Friends,
years ago I found a record cover of Colin Bluntstone’s LP „One Year“ at the website of a vinyl record collector.
I was not easy to decifer the lines scribbeled by one of the previous owners, but then I discovered the following dark drama:
The earlier of the two notes was obviously inspired by a beginning love-affair:
"NB This LP was felt by me in the early days of 73 & now I ask with a hand in my past that maybe you can join in the ever playing of his soft power so we may fall into his slow moving voice and in a moment two bodies will turn on a smokey, a love the way we love us! xx 20th Nov '73"
The more recent text reveals the ending of this affair:
"I called out to the dark side of the room and she stood with her school books by the fading floor dust. I held a white & eaten hand up, in the smoke of the dieing mummies. She sucked it off, in memory of Mr & Mrs Maybe, who now play with dead rats and eat green snakes. The big world is a dustbin of us & them and thin cunts!"
Moreover, there were other handwritten notes referring to each track.
Next to the third song at the second side “I Can't Live Without You” there was: „True?“
What happens to us after suffering boundless lovesickness?
For the majority life goes on like it did before; but some of us are actually different.
What did this guy do after having written "True?"
Anybody can bear a gun and sing a song: on stage, on a rooftop or on a plane…
See you tomorrow
Marian Gold"


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Old 18 May 2020, 13:57   #2
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I really like this version. The alternate chorus vocal part is really nice especially. Is this a remix or was it an intended version for the album which got scrapped? I've listened to it maybe 4 times now. Really like it! The video of a city with raindrops fits it perfectly!


Anyways, I can hear the "beeps" which the demo from CROG Deluxe had in the verses. This must've been made around that time, right?
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Old 18 May 2020, 19:02   #3
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I like it. I don't know whether it's the music or the vocals too but this is more wistful than other versions and fits better with the lyrics.


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Old 18 May 2020, 20:25   #4
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The change to a minor key does that. Nice version.


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Old 19 May 2020, 08:36   #5
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This song offers so many possibilities in terms of arrangements -and speed- that it must have been tough, back then, to decide which options for the album. Very pleasant version, appeased by the strings melody.
There is a Timothy Howard Kepple credited for the lyrics, could he be The Outsider?


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Old 19 May 2020, 18:26   #6
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Yep. That's him.


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Old 27 May 2020, 17:41   #7
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I can't stop listening to this. It sounds so good...
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Old 28 May 2020, 00:44   #8
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Dear Marian. The album by Colin Blunstone is named One Year. I know the album but I haven't got the Vinyl. Here is the tracklist. It is an album from from 1971, and there is a seller here https://www.discogs.com/Colin-Blunst...r/master/87140


She Loves The Way They Love Her
Misty Roses
Smoky Day
Caroline Goodbye
Though You Are Far Away
Mary Won't You Warm My Bed
Her Song
I Can't Live Without You....True
Let Me Come Closer
Say You Don't Mind


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An orbit full of questions, a perforated sky
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