Imaginary Lines 33

Imaginary Lines 33Released on September 9, 2009

Imaginary Lines 33 is a compilation album which is actually three albums in one. It includes the entirity of two previous releases, Imaginary Lines I in 2005 and Imaginary Lines II in 2007, plus several new and previously unreleased tracks. In all, its 33 songs have a combined running time of nearly two and a half hours.

This album came together when the project’s producer, Ric Albano, decided to abandon the originally-planned “trilogy” of albums because he did not feel there was enough quality material to make an adeguate Imaginary Lines III. Instead the focus shifted to enhancing previously released material and developing the better songs of the unreleased music.

Disc One Writer(s) Previously Composed
 1. Crimson, White, & Indigo     Ric Albano Unreleased 02/03/06
 2. Sister Josephine Ric Albano Unreleased 08/08/08
 3. Rubicon Ric Albano Unreleased 03/01/09
 4. Princess of Pearl Avenue Ric Albano Unreleased 06/07/06
 5. 999 Escape Ric Albano Unreleased 11/03/08
 6. Tommy’s Got a Gun Ric Albano /
Hunter S. Thompson    
Unreleased 12/25/05
 7. Can’t Get My Mojo Risin’ Ric Albano Unreleased 07/02/09
 8. Ashes Ric Albano Unreleased* 10/09/08
 9. The Phoenix Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I     12/10/04
10. Good Friday Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I

03/22/02
11. Perfect Light Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 06/23/04
12. Lorelei Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 06/14/04
13. 33 Flames for Mary Ric Albano /
Ron Simasek
Imaginary Lines I

05/11/03
14. Anthem Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 04/07/03
15. Donovan’s Dread Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 05/17/05
16. Peace Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 03/08/05
17. One Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 08/03/04
Disc Two Writer(s) Previously Composed
 1. The Fool’s Overture     Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 05/07/07
 2. She Said Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 05/31/06
 3. Keep Doing What You Do Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 03/10/06
 4. The Last Man to Walk Alone     Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 02/28/06
 5. You Sure Were Fun Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 12/19/05
 6. 33 Shots at Louis Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 09/26/06
 7. Believe Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 09/12/06
 8. A New Religion Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 08/25/06
 9. The Cup Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II     03/02/06
10. The Old Man In the Sea Sue Kovaleski /
Ric Albano
Unreleased 03/17/06
11. Twilight of Innocence Ric Albano Unreleased 05/19/97
12. Here On the Beach Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 04/20/06
13. Naked Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II

04/18/06
14. Deuce Ric Albano Unreleased 08/25/06
15. Half Hearted Ric Albano Unreleased 12/07/07
16. Long Way Home Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 12/03/07

Song for Diane (Don’t Give Up)

Bonus Track by 

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:28
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Lyrics
Some tried to write your swan song, so quickly to surcease
So hastily forsaken, so suddenly released
Don’t give up, there are more songs left to sing

Some “experts” started chanting, stoic “realities”
Dug deep down for the valiance, those words they had to eat
You don’t give up, when at stake is everything

Everywhere see the future And ever-remembered pasts
And never forsake every step that you’ll take
To every lot that you shall cast
And everyday make it happen, and everyday chase the dream
And everyday shout at every neigh and every doubt
When the train appears to run out of steam

This morning you discovered a perplexing travesty
Woodpecker is in your garden and with the Snake infests the tree
But don’t give up, this movie has got some more scenes

And everyone knows the future while everyone pans the past
And everyone cries for everyone who dies
They sure thought life would last
And everything is a challenge, and everything takes so long
And everything shouts “there is no easy way out”
What won’t kill us sure makes us strong

Tomorrow is a new day, another chance to be
Another move towards freedom and opportunity
The new girl, she’s waiting in the wings
She won’t give up while there’s still more songs to sing

Composition © 2008 Ric Albano
Publication © 2008, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on May 13, 2008
Recorded May 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: Recorded for a special Dollars for Diane benefit show.

An updated version was recorded in 2009 by P.J. Heckman and released on the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD.

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Donovan’s Dread (Live)

Bonus Track by 

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:09
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Lyrics
You say that the means fortify the ends
But I refuse to crucify any more friends
You claim that the crow is tolerable with white wine
I choose instead to draw my own imaginary lines

When will we ever feel the sun? When will we ever have some fun?
When will we ever be all but done with our accomplishments?
Fulfilled by mass acknowledgement? Relieved of our embarrassment?
When? When?

You claim the dream solidifies the means
But I reject my assignment to the underground machine
You only run approaching the divine
I choose instead to draw my own imaginary lines

Where is the roadmap to the promised land?
Where is the soft and sympathetic hand?
Where is the hunger for the justice of our own righteousness?
Promotion of our exultance? Adoption of our endorsement?
Where? Where? Where? Where?
Where? Where? Where?

Composition © 2005 Ric Albano
Publication © 2008, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on May 17, 2005
Recorded April 27, 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: Recorded live at Cygnus Wave studio.

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Hormoans Not One of You

Not One of You by HormoansIn December 1981, the new wave band Hormoans recorded a few dozen tracks made up of their original compositions along with original “translations” of some standard material. The recordings were made at Future Sound Studios in Harrisburg, PA with all the songs recorded “live” by the band and mixed down to Stereo Digital Audio Tape. Unfortunately, the band broke up soon thereafter and these recordings remained “lost” for over a quarter century.

Finally in 2008, these recordings were remastered and produced to form the Cygnus Wave album Not One of You. The album includes 12 songs from the Future Sound session along with a live recording of “Stürmish Ding”, a German-language version of The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” recorded live in 1982.

Track   Composer(s)  Length
 1.   Sanity Squad     Tim Pelton  1:57
 2.   Coming War Paul Smith, Hormoans  5:25
 3.   Boys Don’t Cry Michael Dempsey, Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst  2:35
 4.   Quick Joey Small Joey Levine, Arthur Resnick  1:54
 5.   Fantasy Tonight Paul Smith, Steve “Gibby” Womback, Hormoans  3:18
 6.   Lonely Dialer Mark McCormick  4:01
 7.   Red Rubber Ball Paul Smith, Bruce Woodley  3:21
 8.   Damaged Goods Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, Jon King  3:04
 9.   Blockhead Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh  2:39
10.   Stürmish Ding Chip Taylor, Jim Hammond, Hormoans  3:37
11.   Amazon     Tim Pelton  3:35
12.   California Dreamin’ John Phillips, Michelle Phillips  2:24
13.   Not One of You Paul Smith, Hormoans  4:11

Imaginary Lines Songs

   Song  Year Length Track
 33 Flames for Mary 2003  5:57   13
 33 Shots at Louis 2006  3:07   23
 999 Escape 2008  3:20    5
 A New Religion 2006  4:11   25
 Anthem 2003  4:39   14
 Ashes 2008  1:16    8
 Believe 2006  4:19   24
 Can’t Get My Mojo Risin’ 2009  2:14    7
 Crimson, White, & Indigo 2006  4:13    1
 The Cup 2006  4:18   26
 Dawning of Decadence 1998  2:18  Bonus
 Deuce 2006  5:29   31
 Donovan’s Dread 2005  3:16   15
 Donovan’s Dread (Live) 2005  2:09  Bonus
   Song  Year Length Track
 Elitist Lament 2000  6:41  Bonus
 The Fool’s Overture 2007  4:12   18
 Good Friday 2002  7:50   10
 Half Hearted 2007  4:52   32
 Here On the Beach 2006  3:00   29
 I Don’t Want to Live Without It 2004  3:13  Bonus
 Keep Doing What You Do 2006  5:04   20
 The Last Man to Walk Alone 2006  3:49   21
 Long Way Home 2007  6:03   33
 Long Way Home (Original Version) 2007  6:14  Bonus
 Lorelei 2004  6:30   12
 Naked 2006  4:35   30
 The Old Man In the Sea 2006  3:54   27
 One 2004  5:47   17
   Song  Year Length Track
 Paradise 2004  3:20  Bonus
 Peace 2005  4:45   16
 Perfect Light 2004  4:26   11
 The Phoenix 2004  3:56    9
 Princess of Pearl Avenue 2006  4:22    4
 Rubicon 2009  2:33    3
 Rubicon (Live) 2009  2:42  Bonus
 She Said 2006  3:09   19
 Sister Josephine 2008  4:32    2
 Song For Diane (Don’t Give Up) 2008  3:28  Bonus
 Speak No Evil 2004  2:45  Bonus
 Tommy’s Got a Gun 2008  3:09    6
 Twilight Of Innocence 1997  7:02   28
 Welcome Home 1998  3:17  Bonus
 You Sure Were Fun 2005  4:16   22

 
 

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