OCEAN SESSIONS EP

OCEAN SESSIONS EP

I am pleased to announce that the Ocean Sessions EP is again available digitally both as downloads and streaming in all usual outlets on the world wide web.

t r a c k l i s t

U (Try, Try, Try)
Message
It’s Never Gonna Be Perfect
Without A Heart I’d Rather Die
Out Of Skills
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 1)
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 2)

Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/SpotifyOSEP
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/iTunesOSEP

Almost all of the sessions were recorded on analogue equipment with little or no possibility of automation when mixing. So when putting down the final mixes we usually had one go where both hands and knees were engaged to get things right. I actually filmed us on one occasion doing this and that was during the mixdown of Message.

(well. ok. i agree. it looked rather pleasant. as we’d installed flying faders.)

Recorded and mixed at Ocean Sound Recordings, Giske, Norway.

(as you can see in the video, this is from the boat house where the studio was first located.)

BACK CATALOGUE

I can finally announce that the full back catalogue is soon available in all usual outlets on the world wide web. Today I am editing the files for the Ocean Sessions EP from 2007 and happy to let you know that it will include, for the first time since its release, the song Without A Heart I’d Rather Die that was a part of the original sessions. A longer version of U (Try, Try, Try) as originally only available on the CD version is also part of the new digital release.

Updates on the release with some behind the scenes footage will be posted later.

Best,
-robert

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TRACK LIST

U (Try, Try, Try)
Message
It’s Never Gonna Be Perfect (featuring Leigh Nash)
Without A Heart I’d Rather Die
Out Of Skills
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 1)
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 2)

 

WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE

I have had some requests about making this song available for the public. And it is one of those songs people search my website for. Now I have uploaded the song on my SoundCloud page for you to check out. The song was originally recorded for the Ocean Sessions EP but only released as a bonus track for the initial iTunes release in 2007 on Nettwerk Records. Have not been available since, but will be included on the LP version of Disarm & Let Go / Ocean Sessions EP that will be cut to vinyl directly from analog masters. Due out TBC.

LYRICS

I HAVE STRANDED ON A BEACH OF SNOW TRYING TO BE CLEVER NOT TO CRY I HAVE WISHED UPON A BROKEN STAR GETTING THE NEWS FROM AFAR I HAVE MINGLED WITH THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST STILL CAN’T TELL THEM APART I HAVE MADE ANGELS IN THE COLD COLD SNOW WISHING THEY CAN HELP ME OUT TONIGHT I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I HAVE GIVEN HER THE CHANCE TO GET IT BACK THE LOST TIME SHE NEEDED TIME AGAIN I AM SURRENDERED AND NOW OPEN-MINDED TO ANYTHING THAT HELPS HER FEEL FINE I HAVE OPENED ALL THE WINDOWS NOW WON’T MISS THE BIRDS WHO WANNA SING A TUNE IT’S JUST A SHAME IT TOOK ME SO LONG I REGRET I EVER DOUBTED YOU LOVE I’VE FELT THE BEAST SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE FELT BEAST SO MANY TIMES BEFORE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING OH NOW FOR SO LONG STAYING IN EVERY SINGLE NIGHT YOU’VE BEEN SINGING WITH THE BIRDS AND ALL THIS TIME I WAS NEARBY BUT HEY THIS TIME I WOULD BE HAPPY TO JOIN AND THE ANGELS WILL FORM A CHOIR IN THE SKY I KNOW I KNOW I HAVE MADE YOU CRY AND ALL THIS TIME I WAS NEAR ABOUT TO DIE I HAVE FELT THE PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN THIS TIME I WON’T BEAT IT WITH A LIE I HAVE FELT THE REASON I SHOULD TRY WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I HAVE FELT THE REASON I SHOULD TRY WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE