Κυριακή, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Fates Warning - Parallels






Πριν από 21 χρόνια -ΘΕΕ ΜΟΥ έχω μεγαλώσει  τόσο πολύ!!!- κυκλοφόρησε σαν αύριο -29 Οκτωβρίου- το Parallels των πολύ μεγάλων Fates Warning...

Η παραγωγή του άψογη, οι συνθέσεις του υπέροχες, η φωνή του Alder -με λιγότερη δόση πριμαντόνας- εκπληκτική,  τα κιθαριστικά μέρη, σόλο, riffs συναρπαστικά, οι μπασογραμμές μαγευτικές και τα τύμπανα..............μεθυστικά... -Άρε τσόγλανε Mark να είχα την μισή ικανότητά σου...-

Όπως κατάλαβες είναι ενας απο τους αγαπημένους μου δίσκους και έχει επέτειο...

Το tracklist είναι το εξής:

1. Leave The Past Behind
2. Life in Still Water
3. Eye to Eye
4. The Eleventh Hour
5. Point of View
6. We Only Say Goodbye
7. Don't Follow Me
8. The Road Goes on Forever

Και υπεύθυνοι για αυτό το αριστούργημα είναι οι:

Ray Adler -φωνητικά
Jim Matheos - κιθάρα
Frank Aresti - κιθάρα
Joe DiBiase - μπάσο
Mark Zonder - τύμπανα

την παραγωγή την επιμελήθηκε ο Terry Brown

Το  "Leave The Past Behind" ανοίγει τον δίσκο με ένα πολύ αισιόδοξο μήνυμα και όπως φαίνεται και απο τον τίτλο αναφέρεται για μια καινούρια αρχή.. πολύ καλό τραγούδι για να ξεκινήσει κανείς την μέρα του...
Με το "Life in Still Water" όμως περνάμε σχεδόν στο αντίθετο μέρος. Ένα τραγούδι που μιλά για το πόσο "νεκρή ζωή" έχεις όταν δεν έχεις πλέον στόχους και έχεις σταματήσει την εξέλιξη του εαυτού σου... -σε αυτό το τραγούδι συμμετέχει φιλικά ο τραγουδιστής των Dream Theater, James LaBrie-
Το "Eye to Eye" δεν μιλάει για το οφθαλμός αντί οφθαλμού, για όποιον βιάζεται να βγάλει συμπέρασμα μόνο και μόνο απο τον τίτλο. Μιλάει για μοναχικές ψυχές που αναζητούν την ζεστασιά στην αγκαλιά κάποιου, αλλά αυτό και μόνο ποτέ δεν αρκεί...Όταν υπάρχει έλλειψη αγάπης -λέω εγώ- δεν υπάρχει τίποτα...
Το "The Eleventh Hour" μιλά για την ματαιότητα των πραγμάτων, ειδικά όταν έρχεται και το πλήρωμα του χρόνου...
 Το "Point of View" μας επισημάνει πως μπορεί η απόψεις μας να μας χωρίσουν, να μας αποξενώσουν. Ένα τόσο απλό πράγμα, να μπορεί να φέρει την διχόνοια!
Το "We Only Say Goodbye" αναφέρεται στις ανεκπλήρωτες αγάπες...
Το "Don't Follow Me" σε όλους αυτούς που δεν παιδεύονται στην ζωή τους να μάθουν τον διπλανό τους, είτε είναι φίλος τους είτε είναι το ταίρι τους, αλλά και τον ίδιο τους τον εαυτό...
Και τέλος το "The Road Goes on Forever" αν και μιλάει για μια προσπάθεια συνεχή, για να φτάσει κάπου, και πόσο επίπονη προσπάθεια είναι αυτή....δεν εχω καταλάβει σε ποιο ακριβώς θέμα αναφέρεται...

Όπως και να έχει αυτός είναι ο αγαπημένος μου δίσκος των Fates Warning και λυπάμαι πάρα πολύ που δεν τους είδα σε κάποια συναυλία... ελπίζω να μου δοθεί η ευκαιρία στο μέλλον να επανορθώσω..

Η βαθμολογία μου...

Παραγωγή 10/10

Δίσκος 9/10

Εξώφυλλο 5/10

Για τους μη-μυημένους τους προτείνω να ακούσουν τα "We Only Say Goodbye", "Leave The Past Behind" και "The Road Goes on Forever"

Αξίζει να του δώσετε μια ευκαιρία....

οι γνώστες...

n'joy

1 Leave The Past Behind



And here we are again the door is closed behind us
And the long road lies ahead
Where do we go from here

It's time to make a change

Lets trace the problem to its source
No more riding the waves
On a river that's run its course

I stood at the door to a new beginning

Two choices before me and I was afraid

Leave the past behind

The long road lies ahead
Bury your pride and say goodbye
Leave the past behind

Tied to a fading memory

Of something lost in time
Afraid to make the change
Scared to leave the past behind

I stood at the door to a new beginning

The future called and frightened I turned away

Leave the past behind

The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind

We stand at the door to a new beginning

Two choices before us don't be afraid

Leave the past behind

The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind

Leave the past behind

The long road lies ahead
Close your eyes, forget the fear
Leave the past behind



2. Life in Still Water



Feeling the weight of unseen chains
This routine is growing thin
It's a narrow path that we walk
And the walls are closing in
Caving in
Is there room still for us to grow
Within the bounds we've come to know

Beneath the dust of our days

Hides the key to our emotions
And it's been a while since we've been moved
Without going through the motions
No emotions
Is there time still for us to show
Feelings we forgot long ago

Living life in still water

Blinded by what we've become
You get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone

I think its time now for YOU to know

Holding on is easier than letting go

Living life in still water

Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone

Living life in still water

Blinded by what we've become
YOU get tired of screaming
When you're not reaching anyone


3. Eye to Eye
 
 
 
I saw you once again last night
Through a sea of sullen faces
Admiring eyes following
The path that the spotlight traces

Eye to eye

And the miles still divide
Eye to eye

What was it YOU saw last night

When YOU gave yourself to me
Was it the thread of a common bond
Or the touch of cold reality

Eye to eye

And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
Each of us alone in silence
When we meet
Eye to eye

All we can really share

Is the coldness we feel
And the silent memory
Of the moment we met

Eye to eye

And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
Each of us alone in silence
When we meet
Eye to eye
And the miles still divide
We can move each other to tears
But we can't see
Eye to eye

4. The Eleventh Hour



I know it's getting late
But I feel I need, I need to explain
All the laughter and the lies
Can't stay the fear or hide the pain

Somewhere along the way

We exchanged our dreams for selfish pride
There was a common goal
But somehow that vision has died

Is it so hard to understand

The facts that you ignore?
We've grown so tired of trying
Wasting our time criticizing

Oh, and nothing's easy anymore

Nothing's easy anymore

Is it too late to understand

The writing that's on the walls?
While we watch time slip through our hands
We're deaf to our own demands

Oh, when the eleventh hour calls

The eleventh hour calls

Oh, and nothing's easy anymore

Oh, when the eleventh hour calls
The eleventh hour calls

I know it's getting late

But I feel I need, I need to explain


5. Point of View
 
 
 
Looking out on a familiar scene
There's no agreement in what we see
Your perception lacks clarify
And my perspective is blinding me

Side by side

Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU

To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Caught up in our convictions we forget

How our senses distort things we see
We can't accept our differences
But we can always disagree

Side by side

Divided they stand

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU

To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

Where I stand is not so far from YOU

A different opinion is just another point of view

Parallel lives running parallel with YOU

To the point where our horizons divide
My opinion is just a point of view
And your position is the other side

 
 6. We Only Say Goodbye
 
 
 
Today was the end of a dream
As I watched your shadow disappear
Another moment for the memory
As we lose another year

Thought I heard You call my name

But you only said goodbye

Always somewhere we only say goodbye

Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

Tonight I felt your presence again

As we shared the sorrow we've always known
But I heard the distance in your voice
And I knew I was alone

Tried to tell YOU my deepest thoughts

But I only said goodbye

Always somewhere we only say goodbye

Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

Across the miles

Both of us reaching we try
But it's so hard to touch
When we only say goodbye

Always somewhere

We only say goodbye
Going nowhere
We only say goodbye
There's never time to say
All the things we need to say
When it's too late
We can only say goodbye

7. Don't Follow Me



Through another late night confession
Told to a captive audience
And YOU listen with your ear to the door
Waiting for pearls of wisdom to fall
Like open secrets overheard
Through the cracks in the wall

With calculated candor YOU play the part

Of a trusted confidant
Moving closer for a better view
Looking for more than eyes can see
On the tattered pages
Of an open diary

If YOU want to know

Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't ask me
And if YOU want to know
Where we're going
Keep your distance
And don't follow me

Like an old friend with nothing left to say

You'll find I'm not who YOU thought I'd be
As YOU contemplate the silence
Waiting for pearls of wisdom to fall
From the still uncertain heart
That beats behind the wall

If you want to know

Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't ask me
And if YOU want to know
Where we're going
Keep your distance
And don't follow me

If you want to know
Just what I see
Look at yourself
And don't follow me 
 
 
8. The Road Goes on Forever
 
 
 
Its so cold in the shadow of distant lights
And the chilling wind slows our pace and tests our will
Still a voice whispers it will be over soon
And there we find the courage to climb the hill

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going

Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever

Year after year with renewed ambition

We scale the walls to find there's nothing there
Still idle hands clutch the empty page
With the passion of a desperate prayer

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going

Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever

And here we are again

The doors close behind us
And the road goes on and on and on and on

Sometimes I lose sight of where I'm going

Fanned by a flame I can't remember
But distant lights still burn bright
And the road goes on forever
Forever

2 σχόλια:

  1. Και μονο το Eleventh Hour να υπηρχε στον δισκο παλι θα ηταν απο τους καλυτερους εβερ...σπουδαιο αλμπουμ!

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  2. Δεν θα διαφωνήσω Βασίλη... Αλλά έτσι αδικούμε και τα υπόλοιπα διαμάντια του δίσκου ;)

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