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Mike Oldfield: Crises

 A l b u m   D e t a i l s


Label: Virgin Records
Released: 1983
Time:
37:21
Category: Pop/Rock
Producer(s): Mike Oldfield; Simon Phillips
Rating: *********. (9/10)
Media type: CD
Web address: www.mikeoldfield.org
Appears with:
Purchase date: 1997.05.13
Price in €: 10,99



 S o n g s ,   T r a c k s


[1] Crises (Mike Oldfield) - 20:40
[2] Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield) - 3:38
[3] In High Places (Jon Anderson) - 3:32
[4] Foreign Affair (Mike Oldfield) - 3:53
[5] Taurus (Mike Oldfield) - 2:25
[6] Shadow on the Wall (Mike Oldfield) - 3:08

 A r t i s t s ,   P e r s o n n e l


MIKE OLDFIELD - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bells, Tambourine, Shaker, Boots, Harp, Mandolin, Banjo, Electronic Drums

PHIL SPALDING - Bass
ADAM ANT - Guitars
RICK FENN - Guitars
SIMON PHILLIPS - Drums, Percussion
PIERRE MOERLEN - Vibraphone

MAGGIE REILLY - Vocals on [2]
JON ANDERSON - Vocals on [3]
ROGER CHAPMAN - Vocals on [6]

 C o m m e n t s ,   N o t e s


LP: 1983 UK (Virgin V 2262)
CD: 1983 UK (Virgin CDV 2262)
CD: 1991 US (Caroline CAROL 18529-2)

Recorded in Denham, England from November 1982 to April 1983.

"Moonlight Shadow" was originally intended to be sung by Hazel O'Connor.



"I was at somebody's birthday party just after "Moonlight Shadow" had been a big hit and of course they all thought "Wow, big hit - got to do them all exactly like that then!" which was a blinkered mentality, and unluckily I followed that advice and wrote a lot of songs, most of which weren't very good. You can't force things like that; all you can do is what is right for you at the time and that's all I'm doing at the moment..."

Mike Oldfield about this album
 

 L y r i c s


CRISES

[ Chorus 1 ]

Crises, crises - you can't get away!
Crises, crises - you can't get away!
Crises, crises - I need you on my side 'cause there's a crisis.
And you can't get away!

[ Repeat Chorus 1 ]

[ Repeat Chorus 1 ]

Take a walk until the next dawn.
In the winter, rain and storms.

[ Chorus 2 ]

The watcher and the tower,
Waiting hour by hour.

There's a breech in the security,
A disturbance in tranquility.

[ Repeat Chorus 2 ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 ]

[ Repeat Chorus 2 ]


MOONLIGHT SHADOW

The last that ever she saw him,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
He passed on worried and warning,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Lost in a riddle that Saturday night,
Far away on the other side.
He was caught in the middle of a desperate fight
And she couldn't find how to push through.

The trees that whisper in the evening,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
All she saw was a silhouette of a gun,
Far away on the other side.
He was shot six times by a man on the run
And she couldn't find how to push through.

[ Chorus ]

I stay, I pray
See you in heaven far away.
I stay, I pray
See you in heaven one day.

Four a.m. in the morning,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
I watched your vision forming,
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Stars roll slowly in a silvery night,
Far away on the other side.
Will you come to terms with me this night,
But she couldn't find how to push through.

[ Repeat Chorus ]

Far away on the other side.

Caught in the middle of a hundred and five.
The night was heavy and the air was alive,
But she couldn't find how to push through.

Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Carried away by a moonlight shadow.
Far away on the other side.
But she couldn't find how to push through.


IN HIGH PLACES

Look down from in high places.
Lift off the ground
Without a sound, yeah.

We move through open spaces.
The wind, it pulls.
The sky gets close, yeah.

Could we get much higher?
Could we get much lighter?
Navigator to heaven.

Check out, did you check your heart?
This cloudless blue.
This starlight night, yeah.

Shoot out into the shining,
That devil moon. (That devil moon)
He sings of love, yeah.

Can we get much higher?
Can we get much lighter?
Navigator to heaven.

The stars, so close we touch them.
They seem so small.
They make me wonder.

Far out in formation,
Five thousand moons.
Floating balloons.

Couldn't get much higher,
Couldn't get much lighter.
Navigator to heaven.


FOREIGN AFFAIR

Foreign affair.
Take a trip in the air
To a tropical beach,
An island to reach.
A new territory
For an intimate story,
A lagoon by la mer.
It's a foreign affair.

Drifting and free
On a mystical sea.
A wishful emotion,
A drop in the ocean.
A hush in the air
You can feel anywhere
In the cool twilight
On a tropical night.

[ Chorus ]

Floating on air.
Foreign affair.
A magical potion,
A cool locomotion.
A dream,
A prayer.
(It's a foreign affair!)

[ Repeat Chorus ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

[ Repeat First Verse ]

Foreign...


TAURUS 3

Instrumental


SHADOW ON THE WALL

[ Chorus ]

Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Like a shadow on the wall!

Treat me like a prisoner,
Treat me like a fool.
Treat me like a loser,
Use me as a tool.
Face me 'til I'm hungry,
Push me in the cold.
Treat me like a criminal,
Just a shadow on the wall!

[ Repeat Chorus ]

Treat me like I'm evil,
Freeze me 'til I'm cold.
Beat me 'til I'm feeble,
Grab me 'til I'm old.
Fry me 'til I'm tired,
Push me 'til I fall.
Treat me like a criminal,
Just a shadow on the wall!

[ Repeat Chorus ]

Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Like a shadow on the wall!

Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Like a shadow on the wall!

Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!
Like a shadow on the wall!

Shadow on the wall!
Shadow on the wall!

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