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Soundscape No. 3 - "It's Full of Stars!"/Star Through My Window (Revisited)

Johnhoward on August 04, 2012 13:49

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    From my forthcoming September release, 'You Shall Go To The Ball!', the Soundscape introduces 'Star Through My Window (Revisited)' by using the chord motif of that song and adding layers of vocals, like a ghostly chant, through the track to give the effect of floating through an intergalactic landscape before 'landing' at the song it introduces. Other vocals weaving in and out of the Soundscape are samples from my past recordings featuring the word "Stars", including the song 'Casting Shadows', which I wrote for the 1975 Peter Fonda movie Open Season/The Recon Game. 'Star Through My Window' was originally written and demo'd in 1976, just a piano and voice demo, but I always wanted to record it 'properly', and now, at last, I have. It was written shortly after I left the label CBS where I'd recorded Kid In A Big World and had begun performing in various nightclubs around London, including The Blitz Club in Covent Garden and Morton's in Berkeley Square. It was a changing time for me and this song reflects that. Singing it again after so many years of first writing it and remembering my thought processes when I wrote it, felt somehow very settling emotionally, as though the song had finally 'come home'.

    Released by: John Howard/AWAL
    Release/catalogue number: You Shall Go To The Ball!
    Release date: Sep 24, 2012


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