All Life is One

by Elegant Simplicity

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This album took longer to make than anticipated on account of abandoning the original demos / recordings and starting from scratch with all new musicians: a change is as good as a rest . . apparently!

'All Life is One' is a relatively short album (by our standards), though it originally kicked in at over an hour. However, I pruned it right back of the stuff that didn't sit with the overall vibe and ended up with a much more cohesive and structured release. The other tracks will be released as B-Sides, so you will get to hear them at some point.

This album is a huge departure in many ways for us: first, it does not feature either Ken or Christopher (though they did perform on the original demo tracks)! It does feature, however, a whole host of great talent: from the sax playing of Nathan to the stunning violin of William to the rock steady drumming of Nathanael and the melodic bass of Jair-Rohm Parker Wells.

I truly believe this release to be amongst the best of our catalogue. As usual, the songs are diverse and involving but still retaining their trademark melodic sound. There is also much harder guitar than seen of late and the sax and violin solos make for a much more dynamic and involving listen.


released October 2, 2015

Steven McCabe - guitars and keyboards
Nathaniel Graham - drums
William Stewart - violin
Nathan Madsen - sax
David Lipari Jr - vocals
Allen Bruce Ray - native american flutes
Hendrick Valera - flute
Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, Damjan Kapor, Justin Bassman - bass guitar

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All songs composed, arranged, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Steven
McCabe August / September 201 5 at Propinquity Studios, Cheshire, UK

Art Design and layout by Steven McCabe, with special thanks to for some of the photographic elements.


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Track Name: Falling to the Ground
I saw you falling to the ground
And I watched as you stood up again
Was it a day's mourning that I had found?
While the sky was so dark and pale?

I followed you through an uncertain town
I listened but you said nothing
Your eyes were strangely closed and drawn
Seeing only veins that passed across the air

You've hated the day on which you were born
And have wanted to die ever since it would seem
So you're climbing to the top
Scaling the height you felt you lacked
Hoping it ends when you drop

I saw you falling to the ground
Into the tears of those that cried for you
Ain't it strange how many friends you have
When it's too late and you've grown tired?
Track Name: Love is Transferred
Don't know what to believe any more
You've told me so many lies
In your arms I felt the truth
In your arms there's no disguise

The time we spent together
The days we shared in the sun
Holding hands against the world
Not afraid of anyone

And now you tell me it's over
But can't tell me why
Love is transferred, you say
Love never dies

And now you tell me it's over
But can't tell me why
Love is transferred, you say
Love never dies
Love is transferred, you say
Love never dies

How I miss your smile, your touch
The way you held me when the world was cruel
And here you are beating up my heart
And leaving it in the cold


Is this what it has come to
My sweet, sweet soul-mate?
Fighting in the streets
Over the love we had made

The pain will always be with me
For years and years to come
Truly, my love, you were the only one


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