THE POST ROMANTIC EMPIRE ALBUM

 

 

I.

Sheherazade
(photo by Giulio Di Mauro)

The Story of Shéhérazade
or/ou Le Triomphe de l'Amour sur l'Haine

In Three Movements:

Le Roi
La Princesse
Les Deux



composed and produced by Roger O'Donnell in 2010
mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering in 2012 • London, UK

Roger O'Donnell ~ piano
Julia Kent ~ cello

Recorded in New York, USA and Elstone, UK
Published by 99 Songs out of 10 Ltd Administered by Tunercore Publishing ©2011






 

 

 

II.

the house of the rising sun
Untitled by Stacia Blake (photo reproduction by Andy Mason)

The House of the Rising Sun

composed by Baby Dee in 2011 • Cleveland, US
produced and mixed by Andrew W K at his studio in November 2012 • New York, USA

Baby Dee ~ piano and vocals
Little Annie Bandez ~ vocals
Matt Sweeney ~ electric guitar
Andrew W K ~ bass guitar
Skip Shirley ~ bells, whistle, toys and electronics
Sarah Alden ~ violin
Robbie Lee ~ guitar woodwinds and portatif organ
Sarah Nowicki ~ vocals
Matthew Robinson ~ cello

all the musicians recorded live togheter at Trout Recording Studio in June 2011 • New York, USA





There is a house in New Orleans, They call the Rising Sun
And you know that house had been the ruin, the wrecked ruin of many a poor boy, And Good Lord I'm one

My mother she was a tailor woman, Sewed my old blue jeans
And my father was many things but he also liked to gamble our whole luck, Down South in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs, Is a suitcase, a gun, a trunk full of junk,
And the only time that he made me satisfied, Is when he's drunk and got some pills and some junk

Oh mother please tell your children, Not to do what I have done,
You don't want to spend your lives in sin and misery, In the House of the Rising Sun.




 

 

 

III.

Love will tear us apart
(photo by Ksenia Nefedova)

Love Will Tear Us Apart

re-arranged by Matt Howden in 2011 • Sheffield, UK
produced and mixed by Andrew Liles in April 2012 • Hepton Stall, UK

Matt Howden ~ violin
Peter Hook ~ bass guitar
Nat Wason ~ guitar
David Tibet ~ vocals
Annabella Lwin ~ vocals
Dave Barbarossa ~ drums
Vin Cassidy ~ drums
Massimo Pupillo ~ bass guitar, driller
Andrew Liles ~ samples

Peter Hook and Nat Wason recorded in 2011 at Phil Murphy's studio • Manchester, UK
David TIbet recorded in 2011 at Andrew Liles' studio • Hepton Stall, UK
Massimo Pupillo recorded in 2011 at Gas Vintage Studio • Roma, IT
Annabella Lwin recorded in 2011, in Los Angeles, USA
Dave Barbarossa recorded in 2011 at Turtle Studio with Adam Donen • London, UK
Vin Cassidy recorded in 2011 at West Orange • Preston, UK





When routine bites hard, And ambitions are low
And resentment rides high, But emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways, Taking different roads
Love, love will tear us apart again

Why is the bedroom so cold? Turned away on your side
Is my timing that flawed? Our respect runs so dry?
Yet there's still this appeal, That we've kept through our lives
Love, love will tear us apart again

Do you cry out in your sleep? All my failings exposed
Gets a taste in my mouth, As desperation takes hold,
Why is it something so good, Just can't function no more?
Love, love will tear us apart again




 

 

 

IV.

Love will tear us apart (elegy version)
(photo by Ksenia Nefedova)

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Elegy Version)

re-arranged by Matt Howden in 2011 • Sheffield, UK
produced and mixed by Andrew Liles in September 2012 • Hepton Stall, UK

Natt Wason ~ electric guitar
Eliot Bates
~ oud
Peter Hook ~ bass
Larry Cassidy ~ voice

note ~ this version features also remixed sounds from the musicians involved in the previous Love Will Tear Us Apart version.
Larry Cassidy recorded in 2011 at West Orange • Preston, UK
Eliot Bates recorded in 2011 at Miq Productions • Trumansburg (NY), USA






 

 

 

V.

Dreams Never End

Dreams Never End

re-arranged by Maja Elliott in 2011 • Galway, IRL
produced by Matteo Spinazzè in October 2012 • Ostia, IT

Maja Elliott ~ piano
John Contreras ~ cello
Gitane Demone ~ voice

Maja Elliot recorded in 2011 at Shay's Studio • Galway, IRL
Gitane Demone recorded in 2012 at Studio Abstractise • Los Angeles, US
John Contreras recorded in 2012 at home • Los Angeles, US





My promise could be your fiend, A given end to your dreams
A simple movement or rhyme, Could be the smallest of signs
We'll never know what they are or care in it's escapable view
There's no escape so few in fear, Give in a changing value

To be given your sight, Hid in a long peaceful night
A nervous bride for your eyes, A fractured smile that soon dies
A love that's wrong from your life and soul, A savage mine had begun
Hello, farewell to your love and soul, Hello, farewell to your soul

Now I know what those hands would do,
No looking back now, we're pushing through
We'll change these feelings, we'll taste and see
But never guess how the him would scream




 

 

 

VI.

Annarella

Annarella

re-arranged by Maja Elliott in 2011 • Galway, IRL
produced by Matteo Spinazzè in March 2012 • Ostia, IT

Maja Elliott ~ piano
Pueri Cantores Regina Nivis choir ~ voice
Matteo Spinazzè ~ samples

Maja Elliot recorded in 2011 at Shay's Studio • Galway, IRL
the Pueri Cantores Regina Nivis recorded in June 2012 at the Madonna della Neve parish • Carpi, IT





Lasciami qui, lasciami stare, lasciami così
Non dirmi una parola che non sia d'amore

Per me, per la mia vita che è tutto quello che ho
È tutto quello che io ho e non è ancora finita




 

 

notes

The Post Romantic Empire album has been mastered for vinyl reproduction by A.P / GS Mastering & Post, Sweden.

The Vinyls have been pressed at AGR Manufacturing, U.K.

The packaging has been hand-made by Fabio Saccavino at Grafica Antica, Roma, Italia.

Fabio Saccavino ~ Grafica Antica
(photo by Gabriele Saccavino)