ELECTRIC EARL
We're Not Strangers (1985)

We're Not Strangers
Earl and "Walter" in El Paso, 1955. Photo by Mom.


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1. Invisible Bells   (4:01)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
2. If Thou Must Love Me (slow version)   (3:10)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
3. We're Not Strangers   (4:32)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
4. Forty Years Later   (2:29)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
5. Was A Time   (1:53)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
6. Paper Raft   (3:11)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
7. Guilty   (3:03)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
8. Hope [instrumental]   (1:11)   MP3 WMA RA
9. Leadfoot Angels   (4:42)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
10. If Thou Must Love Me (original fast version)   (2:10)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
11. He Disappeared   (3:26)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
12. Ocean   (1:53)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
13. P-L-A-G-U-E   (1:31)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
14. More   (3:11)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
15. Sublimation   (2:07)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
16. Today   (4:28)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
17. If Thou Must Love Me (slow instrumental)   (3:09)   MP3 WMA RA
18. Invisible Backwards   (4:13)
(based on "Invisible Bells")
  MP3 WMA RA

Total time:   55:04



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CREDITS

# title musicians / singers
1. Invisible Bells EARL: vocal, guitar, keyboard, bass, drum machine
MATT LANIUS: piano
2. If Thou Must Love Me (slow version) EARL: vocal, guitar, banjo, keyboard, bass, drum machine
The title and basic concept came from the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem of the same name.
3. We're Not Strangers EARL: vocal, guitar, bass, drum machine, wash basin ("tom-tom")
MATT LANIUS: piano solo
4. Forty Years Later EARL: vocal, guitars, bass, drum machine
5. Was A Time EARL: vocal, guitar, piano, bass, drum machine
MATT LANIUS: piano
Nine years later I recycled the piano riff from this number in the instrumental solo in "Officially Speaking" on my graphomania album.
6. Paper Raft EARL: vocal, guitars, bass, drum machine, handclaps
7. Guilty EARL: vocal, guitar, keyboard, bass, drum machine
8. Hope EARL: guitar, banjo, bass, drum machine
9. Leadfoot Angels EARL: vocal, guitars, keyboard, bass, drum machine, handclaps
10. If Thou Must Love Me (fast version) EARL: vocals, guitar, bass, drum machine, percussion (drumstick on chair slats)
11. He Disappeared EARL: vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drum machine
12. Ocean EARL: vocals, guitars, bass, drum machine
13. P-L-A-G-U-E EARL: vocal, guitar, bass, drum machine
14. More EARL: vocal, guitar, keyboard, bass, drum machine
15. Sublimation EARL: vocal, guitar, bass, drum machine
16. Today EARL: vocals, guitars, drum machine
17. If Thou Must Love Me (slow instrumental) EARL: guitars, banjo, keyboard, drum machine
18. Invisible Backwards EARL: vocal, guitar, keyboard, bass, drum machine
MATT LANIUS: piano
"Invisible Backwards" came about as a result of a lucky accident. On a whim, I had flipped over one of the original 4-channel master tapes and played it backwards just to hear how it sounded. The backing track for "Invisible Bells" had a haunting, spacey quality that I quite liked. And so I used it, along with some of the lyrics from the original song, for a whole new recording.
Recorded 10/5/1985 through 12/10/1985. Engineered and mixed by Electric Earl.

The original cassette version of this album had track #1-9 on side one, and #10-18 on side two.

Instrumentation included a toy organ by Magnus (photos), and a Mattel Synsonic drum machine (photos).

Although I had been billing myself as Electric Earl for my live shows since 1983, I continued to use my full legal name on recordings until 1986.

All words and music by Earl P. Reinhalter.


 




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