Album Sitting Targets. That token drag on your cigarette That well-known face in the fire It could be someone you can't forget Someone you've learnt to admire. And it's strange how the feeling goes; All change – down the river Ophelia goes. You're treading water, the price is steep You say you'll cope with it all; You've made some promises you can't keep You throw yourself against the wall You throw yourself against the wall You throw yourself against the wall
The Love Songs is an album by Peter Hammill, originally released on Charisma Records in 1984. The album is a compilation of ballads from Hammill's previous solo albums, re-recorded in new versions; all reworked, redubbed and remixed to form this album. The lead vocals were replaced on all tracks, except "Been Alone So Long". All tracks were based on the original multitracks, except "Again" and "If I Could", which are based on live K Group performances taken from the Margin Tour.
Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. She is one of only two female characters in the play.
While Peter Hammill is often seen as a somber and brooding songwriter, this characterization is quite a bit off-base - as "Ophelia" proves handily, simply by its sheer prettiness. Hiding behind its gentle charm and sweetness, however, is something a bit darker - "Down the river Ophelia goes," Hammill sings, and indeed she does, being the tragic waif of Hamlet. The lyrics obscure this point with wordplay, however, and it could as well be about a lost relationship. The obscured lyrics were originally (on Sitting Targets set into a musical diadem, built on a simple strummed.
This is the 25th studio album by Peter Hammill, released on his Fie! label in 1998. There is a large variety in the compositions, ranging from the minimalism of the final song, "The Light Continent", to the rough, almost Nadir-like sound of "Always is Next", the complex "Unrehearsed" and the ballad "Since the Kids". Peter Hammill performed the song "Unrehearsed" live many times. Nightman" can be heard on the live-album Veracious (2006).
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Peter Hammill – Ophelia. That token drag on your cigarette, That well-known face in the fire, It could be someone you can't forget, Someone you've learnt to admire. And it's strange How the feeling goes; All change - Down the river Ophelia goes. You're treading water, the price is steep, You say you'll cope with it all; You've made some promises you can't keep, You throw yourself against the wall, You throw yourself against the wall.
|A1||The Future Now|
|A2||Loosing Faith In Words|
|B3||The Second Hand|
- Record Company – Metropol Rec. Inc.
- Mixed At – Musicland Studios
- Mastered At – Hansa Tonstudios
- Artwork – Robert & J.
- Bass – Nic Potter
- Cover – Atlan Prod.
- Drums – Guy Evans
- Guitar – John Ellis
- Producer – Rough Mouse
- Vocals, Piano – Peter Hammill
NotesRecorded live in Berlin 27.9.81 at the Kant Kino.
For promotion only. Made in Italy.
"All rights reserved / Metropol Rec. Inc. / For Promotion only" (on back cover).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8711500011497
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, scratched): OPH-85/62/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, scratched): OPH-85/62/B
|OPH-85/62||Peter Hammill||Ophelia (LP, Unofficial, Whi)||Metropol||OPH-85/62||Italy||Unknown|