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Following up on the Phoenix questions, the melody for the verses to "No way back" sounds to me like the one from "Walking on air" W/D version, though that could be my own interpretation.

I know I initially wrote something else, but after thinking about it more, it was just one song on Phoenix that I thought might had been writen from a W/D song.  And I believe it was No Way Back and Walking on Air.  But since that was not the case, perhaps they are in the same key?  But it doesn't really matter, at least to me, I love them both!


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"No Way Back," more appropriately, reminds me of "Die Is Cast" simply in the phrasing of the words and their meaning.

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They were written around the same time--within the Carpe Diem spectrum ---Rubicon actually contains that phrase "And there's no way back from here...."
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Hi Johan,

On W/D CD, the song "Lost In America" seems to be the impetus for the track "Long Lost Brother Of Mine" on ABWH (where Geoff is credited)

I had heard that this was supposed to be for a movie by the same name, "Lost In America" about a fighter pilot or something. Is this true? I think it's a great song and Geoff's solo sounds like Stevie Winwood's keyboard sound!

There are many on that CD that would be great to redo!
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strike that. I just googled it and there is a movie by that name in 1985 which would make sense. Not about a fighter pilot, but about a couple who spends their nest egg on a winnebago and heads across America. Interestingly, there is a Donna Summer track with subtitle (Finger On The Trigger).


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Yes,it's about a disillusioned advertising executive who wants,like the hero and heroine of Paul Simon's America, to rediscover himself and his country. Like all the other things (Astra,Days Like These,Prayin' 4 a Miracle,the list is endless) we did at Geffen--apart from our first album (which anyone's granny could have marketed)--when we presented it ,the suits just didn't get it.


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Is that the Albert Brooks Winnebago movie?

It still amazes me that Geffen had a band that labels would kill for and they basically euthanized it, breathe life into it again five years later and then kill it again. Empty suits would be a more apropo descriptive.

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Hi Johan,

On W/D CD, the song "Lost In America" seems to be the impetus for the track "Long Lost Brother Of Mine" on ABWH (where Geoff is credited)

Hey Richard!
I wasn't aware of that.
There you hevit, a W/D composition, I knew that the tune had a special something.

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I was wondering why when I heard "Pane Bruno" on Icon Live I kept getting a picture of a small boy pushing a bicycle up a hill in an unnamed Yorkshire village.  On further investigation the title comes up as "Brown Bread" in Italian - is there a connection? 

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It was to commemorate the funeral of a good man,a sailor, a RN Commander,who,at this event,was very brown bread-the connection was the Hovis ad village(which in the commercial actually was Shaftesbury, in Dorset,not Yorkshire). To further complicate matters Val,our management assistant,who IS Italian,told me the correct expression in her language is Pane Negro,as they don't really call it brown bread. I explained that the brown bread I wanted to describe was the state of Sailor Bill,but also to make it a word play on the staff of life (because of the tune),so we settled on Pane Bruno.It is not quite a complete plagiarism of Dvorjak's 'New World',but it is,I must admit,very similar. If it were indeed identical,I would be in a former Yugoslav jail by now.You may hear it again ( albeit only at an iCon show)--or you may not.
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Thanks for expanding Johan - having seen other examples of W/D humour I thought it might be something along those lines!

Have you seen the new Hovis advert that's out at the moment - not normally taken with ads but this one is quite cleverly done - a different street for each decade.  Brought a little tear to the eye it did.

Glad you didn't end up in jail - mind you - would have given you some different subject matter for songwriting !

Have you considered a brass section to complement the piece should you decide to perform it again - with bicycles perhaps?


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You may hear it again ( albeit only at an iCon show)--or you may not.
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You may hear it again ( albeit only at an iCon show)--or you may not.
  Tease!

Don't tease me, bro!


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. I hear the taser dude is now an intern for the National Inquirer. Figures.

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