We're Not Strangers (1985)
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|
|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|
|17.||If Thou Must Love Me (slow instrumental) (3:09)||MP3||WMA||RA|
|18.||Invisible Backwards (4:13)
(based on "Invisible Bells")
Total time: 55:04
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|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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