Architect of Light (2014 Remastered Edition)

by Elegant Simplicity

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Fully remixed and remastered from the original multi-track recordings, this classic album (CD out of print since 2002) has been lovingly restored to delight your ears!

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released November 3, 2014

Credits -

Steven McCabe: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar, Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Synth, Flute, Electric Mandolin
Ken Senior: Vocals
Christopher Knight: Drums
Joseph Dawson: Electric Violin Solo on 'A Crack in the Ice'
Emily Dawson: Contra-Bassoon on 'Capillary Attraction'

All songs composed, arranged, produced and engineered by Steven McCabe

(p)2014 Proximity Records
(c)2002 S.M. McCabe
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Notes:
This album was originally released in 2002 and quickly sold out. It has been out of print ever since, though it has made a sporadic appearance as a Digital Download.

This has always been a favourite release of mine, capturing as it does our many flavours: by turns classic prog with some funk, jazz and folk themes - all our influences and sounds into one glorious conceptual epic!

The original album was not without its flaws, though - the biggest culprits being the poorly produced drums and practically obscured brass. They were ok, but did not do the music justice.

Well, fast forward to 2014.

With new technology at my disposal, a bit of time and patience, between 11th March and 1st October, I finally produced the album it should have been. Nothing has been added or taken away (though it was tempting to redo some organ solos!): everything is the same, (for good or bad) but totally remixed from the ground up.

There is a new found clarity, punch and power to the music that was not evident before: the guitars rock, they scream, they sing. It's almost like a different album now.

Enjoy.

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Steven McCabe (October 2014)

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Elegant Simplicity

Underground / Melodic / Progressive Rock Band from the UK.

Formed in 1992 by guitarist/composer Steven McCabe, the band has released 20+ albums of original material and gained itself a worldwide cult following.

The current album ALL LIFE IS ONE is OUT NOW!

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
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Track Name: Stars on the Water
Is this a dream
Cos it feels like I'm walking on air
(Too scared to breathe)

I'm afraid to wake up
Cos it feels like I'm walking on ice
(Too frozen to move)

How can you say
That you won’t go away
When I can see the door closing in your eye?

The Architect Of Light
Is building me a bridge I cannot cross
(Suspended in starshine)

The light on the water
Calls my name
I dare not go to them
(Freedom is my fear)

How can you say
That you won’t go away
When I can see the door closing in your eye?
Track Name: A Crack in the Ice
I’m looking out at you
From this crack in the ice
The light shines from the stars
And bounces off the trees

And when I find the way
Out from Under
The Architect Of Light will take me home

The sky split in two
And suddenly you appeared
You looked to me so strange
And I was so afraid

And when I find the way
Out from Under
The Architect Of Light will take me home
Track Name: Architect of Light
Time was when I felt so low
I couldn't get off the ground
You somehow lift me up again
And make me smile once more

It's only because of you
That I make it through the night
Nothing stands in my way
You're my Architect of Light

I'm afraid to stay with you
In case I want some more
When you look at me that way
I start heading for the door

In the garden of that summer long ago
You led me through the pathways and trees
To where the shadows fell on the ground
And the sky was violently ill

You turned to me
And put your fingers to my lips

'Hush', you said, 'this is my world now'
'Hush', you said, 'you can never go home'
'Hush', you said, 'you can never go home'

As the sounds of day turned to night
I knew that it was all but a dream
A passing fancy that had passed me by

Alone at my machinery
Watching your doors and windows
For one more glimpse
I would give my life
For one more glimpse
I would die

How well I remember the touch of your skin
How well I remember the times we shared
Those days are now gone
Can't be replaced

I close my eyes and you're the only face I see
Architect of Light
Smile the stars on me again
Architect of Light
Smile the stars on me again
Architect of Light

It's only because of you
That I make it through the night
Nothing stands in my way
You're my Architect of Light