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This album probably has some of the best Janus tracks on it, but is not really "immediate". From 1993 to present day, pieces from this album crop up as background music on TV stations throughout Europe, which given the volume of library music that is available, are quite a compliment to the atmosphere generated on this album. The majority of the tracks were instrumental, and half the CD was given over to a tale penned by Orr, for which the music was meant to be the story.
"Journey" sold hardly at all, but the people who liked it, REALLY liked it. It looked like Orr had blown it by trying to be too original. The music industry hates original.
Lost Cello (4:06) / Terracotta Children (3:17) / Primitive Instinct (4:12) / Babi-Yar (4:56) / Credo (4:56) / Excerpt From Agnus Dei (4:14) / Awakening (2:19) / The Dark River (5:00) / The Paper Shop In The Field (3:19) / Distant Voices (2:07) / If I'd Listened (4:37) / The Angry Tower (3:28) / The Infinite Maze (3:15) / Unknown Number (4:23)
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Mike Batt composed the score for "Keep The Aspidistra Flying", American title "A Merry War", from the book by George Orwell. The song "Tiger In The Night" was written by Batt for the end titles, and sung by Colin Blunstone. It is a very classically based score, with a suite in the first three tracks. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Mike Batt.
1. The Aspidistra Suite - First Movement (Poetry And Torment) 8:32 / 2. The Aspidistra Suite - Second Movement (Love And Passion) 5:40 / 3. The Aspidistra Suite - Third Movement (A Bright Future) 4:13 / 4. Main Title 3:38 / 5. Bugger The Blasted Daffodils 0:52 / 6. Walking To Ravelstons House 2:24 / 7. It Tolls For Thee, Gordon 1:49 / 8. The Poet At Work 1:48 / 9. The Cancelled Party 1:11 / 10. Find The Editor And Kill Him 0:44 / 11. A Kiss Down An Alleyway 1:32 / 12. Off To The Countryside 2:40 / 13. A Bower Made For Us 2:48 / 14. Trudge Home After A Day Out 1:27 / 15. Booking At Modiglianis 3:20 / 16. The Aspidistra Quickstep 1:57 / 17. The Aspidistra Waltz 1:57 / 18. The Aspidistra Foxtrot 1:48 / 19. Sad Bit After Gordonis Sacked 1:04 / 20. I Never Want To See You Again 1:52 / 21. Tea With The Undertaker 1:24 / 22. At Last Gordon Gives Rosemary A Really Good Seeing To 2:16 / 23. The First Day Of Spring 0:43 / 24. Rosemary Announces That She Is Pregnant 1:37 / 25. Gordon Returns To Work 4:16 / 26. Walking Home 1:37 / 27. Tiger In The Night 3:02
For all you lovers, writers, happy and unhappy, lonely, free and trying, crawling, kissing and wandering....
Fuck the Writer is a Rotterdam (the Netherlands) based 25 year old singer/songwriter who writes and performs his material by himself. The first album “Maar Ik Dans Niet” (“But I Won’t Dance”) was recorded on a multitracker using a cheap condensator mic, a melodica, 12 string guitar, nylon strings, acoustic bass, wine bottles, a toy piano and a moon guitar . The warm, intimate sound reflects the mood of the winter in which the album was recorded. The second album "Keeping the Aspidistra Flying" (inspired by Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying") was released nationwide and got excellent reviews from press and peers. The third album "Dear Holland", this time recorded in a studio with a band, is soon to be released.
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Noosha was relegated to backing vocals for half the songs on the late 1975 follow-up album, Tails of Illusion, with the other songs sung by Young. The album enjoyed neither the critical nor the sales success of its predecessor; without Noosha's distinctive voice, casual listeners did not associate the songs with the band that had recorded "Only You Can". Although it was sabled down by the critics in 1975 it's a nice album nevertheless.
The band returned to the charts in April 1976 when "S-S-S-Single Bed" was a Top 5 UK hit and topped the Australian chart. This track is added as a bonustrack.
- Tracklist: 01. Yuli Yuli 3:36 / 02. Survival 4:26 / 03. Strange Ships 4:39 / 04. For Whatever It's Worth 2:47 / 05. Little Brown Box 4:07 / 06. Minor Therapy 4:53 / 07. Lily Sing 3:10 / 08. Kupu Kupu 5:45 / 09. Howdja 3:25 / 10. Me Without You 4:07 Bonustracks: 11. S-s-s Single Bed 3:48
Click here to download a Tom Mix 12" extended remix of "S S Single Bed":
The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1975. The lead single, "Only You Can", was a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart, the follow-up "Imagine Me Imagine You" also reached the Top 20 and "He's Got Magic" was a hit in some European countries. Also the track "Love Ship" was played extensively on Radio Caroline, and was subsequently adopted as one of their theme tunes in the 1970s.
- Noosha Fox (Susan Traynor) - vocals, harmonies After FOX she went solo and had a minor hit with "Georgina Bailey". She als recorded "The Heat is On" wich became a big hit for Agneta Faltskog a few years later. Kenny Young - rhytm guitar, vocals After FOX he became a record producer but he will always be known for writing the song "Under the Boardwalk" for The Drifters in the 60's. Herbie Armstrong - lead guitar, vocals Before and after Fox he was a bandmember of Van Morrison. He made one soloalbum wich can be found here. Gary Taylor - bass, vocals After FOX he made a few solo albums and worked as a sessionmusician. In the 60's he was a member of "The Herd" together with Peter Frampton Pete Solley - keyboards, vocals Pete Solley joined Whitesnake on keyboards in 1977 for "Snakebite" and also joined Procul Harum for "Something Magic". Then started as a writer/producer (f.i. Romantics - What I Like About You) Jim Frank - drums, percussion, vocals Worked as a soundengineer for Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel and played drums on several albums by various artists.
- Tracklist: 01.Love Letters 2:50 / 02.Imagine Me, Imagine You 3:22 / 03.The Joggler 3:12 / 04.Patient Tigers 3:05 / 05.Only You Can 3:03 / 06.The More 1:06 / 07.Spirit 2:52 / 08.He's Got Magic 3:32 / 09.Pisces Babies 3:42 / 10.Love Ship 2:48 / 11.Red Letter Day 3:12 Bonustracks: 12.Out of My Body 2:58 / 13.If I Point At The Moon 3:06 / 14.Georgina Bailey 3:58 / 15.Pretty Boy 3:32 -