Places

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FORMATS: 7" Single [Clear Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 300 copies] / Digital Single

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It has been almost a year since an absolutely marvelous collaboration hit the streets. Erin Moran (A GIRL CALLED EDDY) and Mehdi Zannad (FUGU) created “The Last Detail”, a fascinating and seductive album. Harvey Williams (ANOTHER SUNNY DAY, BLUEBOY, THE FIELD MICE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS) himself decided to take the pleasure of starting off the press kit. In that text, he included the line: “And even if it always seems hard to highlight one thing over the rest, in this case I’ll stick with “Places” as something particularly huge. Lyrically, it’s a fond memory of days past, poured into a dazzling and happy melody with countless hooks; you think you’re listening to the chorus, and then the song moves on to the real chorus. And then it plays the same trick again. Magnificent”.

That wonder called “Places”, an authentic paragon of love for Burt Bacharach and THE BEACH BOYS, with that halo of THE CARPENTERS that Moran impresses on (almost) everything she touches in the last few years, is the title track of this four-song Single. The 7” Single, transparent vinyl, in a 300-copy limited edition, includes two previously unreleased tracks. Side A closes with “Killing Time”, proof of the magic that this alliance has made: harmonic and instrumental elegance, classicism in the melodies and arrangements, overflowing with good taste and elegance. There are so many virtues that the references are endless: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Françoise Hardy, Lee Hazlewood, Dusty Springfield… Meanwhile, Side B opens with another previously unreleased track, “Trash Core”, an (almost) instrumental song starring a twelve-string guitar, and which includes Moran’s precious choruses and her harmonies, which remind us of THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL and THE KINKS, and have some wonderful indescribable sabadabadas. To close the release, we have taken another song from the album, “Fairweather Friend”, that folk touch that leads us to Carole King and even at times to a colorful Joni Mitchell.

And as a finishing touch to this release, Santi Capuz has made an interesting video for the title track, where a kind of “Clue” game is played in a gathering of old friends. There’s a murder, and a detective tries to figure out who did it. Obviously, we’re not going to give away the ending. Surprise!

THE LAST DETAIL is unique and inimitable. The history of pop will include several pages about it, either in the chapter on classics or the one on cult groups, but there is definitely a space reserved for them.

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released September 6, 2019

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Track Name: Places
Places I keep missing the faces
Of the friends I used to know
Where did the years all go?
Never ending recollections keep creeping in
Every corner and boulevard
Back in the old schoolyard

Life is cruel
Wish I was making the rules
Wish that I could put those happy times in little cans
And keep them near and close at hand

All of those moments they shouldn’t go away
So, I’d be constantly happy
Even the failures could last another day
It’s everything that I’m missing
Forever I need them to make it better
I love them all
Whatever I wish they would leave me never

Traces of those Saturday kisses
Like the sand washes over me
Tell me could it really be
That places hold inside of them memories
Watch them all roll out to sea
Only you ever had the key

Life is cruel
Wish I was making the rules
Wish that I could put those happy times in little cans
And keep them near and close at hand

All of those moments they shouldn’t go away
So, I’d be constantly happy
Even the failures could last another day
It’s everything that I’m missing
Forever I need them to make it better
I love them all
Whatever I wish they would leave me never

They’re all a part of me
Track Name: Killing Time
Lately there’s a dark cloud hanging
In my head and in my heart
Just like in a dime store novel
We’re getting to the saddest part

You’re never satisfied
My friends give bad advice
It’s keeping me up at night
Something just isn’t right
Honey we gave it a real good fight

I know we were more than willing
But we’re both just killing time

Over and over round we go
Where does it ever stop I never know

Blue sky on a purple dawning
Didn’t heed the warning signs
Like the note left on my pillow
On a cold grey morning
There’s always somebody left behind

I’m never satisfied
Your friends give bad advice
It’s keeping you up at night
Something just isn’t right
Honey we gave it a real good fight

So now if it’s really over
Let’s stop wasting good red wine
Just save it for another lover
Cause we’re both just killing time
Track Name: Trash Core
We got the whole world at our feet
We were always meant to be
Track Name: Fairweather Friend
Picking up on that they sold you down the river
Picking up on that they won’t be back again
When you go down for the third time
When you went down they paid you no mind
And then once you close your eyes
Everything will be alright
Won’t you say goodbye
To fairweather friend

Picking up on that he’s in it for the money honey
Picking up on that you gave him your last dime

When you went you down for the last time
When you go down they pay you no mind
And they always close their eyes
Holding out for sunny skies
Won’t you say goodbye

To fair weather friend
Yeah, they always close their eyes
Holdin’ out for sunny skies
Won’t you say goodbye
To fairweather friend

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