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ASTROLOGER (KIDDIES’ TV FROM HELL RMX)

ASTROLOGER (KIDDIES’ TV FROM HELL RMX)
The planets run their course and then
Make signs we cannot read
The stars of choice they got no voice
Just wink and dumbly plead
When dawnlight speaks from out the dark
Of night’s grim cloak of ice
All the telescopes of the scientists
Don’t help them to be wise

And I hear rainbows climb the sky
Coloured tears from Heaven’s eyes
I taste sunlight’s yellow wine
See black night fade back into time

Mystic men write words that flame
To banish Satan’s lies
The human race must join the chase
Instead it just slips and slides
On special days weird omens come
Judged by blind-eyed priests
But the tribes of man like grains of sand
Pray only for release

And I hear rainbows climb the sky
Coloured tears from Heaven’s eyes
I taste sunlight’s yellow wine
See black night fade back into time

The planets run their course and then
Make signs we cannot read
The stars of choice they got no voice
Just wink and dumbly plead
When dawnlight speaks from out the dark
Of night’s grim cloak of ice
All the telescopes of the scientists
Don’t help them to be wise

And I hear rainbows climb the sky
Coloured tears from Heaven’s eyes
I taste sunlight’s yellow wine
See black night fade back into time

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) D & G Music 1991.
Note: there is no singing in this version, although you are welcome to sing along.

Music by George Davies/Peter Greatorex.
Recorded at Silent Running Studios Exeter by George Davies 1993.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2010.

Performers:

George Davies – Sequencer, E-Mu Pro-Cussion, Yamaha TG33, Kawai K4r, Akai S900.

Facts:

  • When Dark Company went digital in 1992, George and Jeff spent a long time making Cubase play all of their songs and many new songs were written at this time also.
  • This is a fairly embryonic version of Astrologer that was transferred to the Atari. Most of the main musical themes of the original are evident.
  • Nothing further was done with this but we felt it had a quaint charm all of its own and we felt that Dark Company fans would be interested to hear some of this rare material.
  • This track first appeared as a bonus track on the reissue of Signmaker in 2000.
  • This is more of an & co piece as Pete is not featured in this version.
  • It is unclear exactly why this version was as twee-sounding as it is. Several people commented that it sounded like some kind of theme tune for a kiddies’ TV programme.
  • It was nice to not have to write out any score in F#major for tenor saxophone in this version. The keen-eared can compare the sax line of the original version to the synth line in this version to hear how the original sax part was scored in the choruses.

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