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The View From Halfway Down

by Andy Bell

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    Japanese import version (released by Tugboat Records) featuring bonus tracks ‘Plastic Bag’ and ‘The Commune’. Housed in a jewel case.

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    Limited edition cassette of Andy Bell’s debut solo album, exclusively available from Bandcamp. Frosted blue shell housed in a blue case with specially adapted artwork by Marc Jones.

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition repress of the debut solo album by Ride’s Andy Bell on black vinyl.

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  • CD – SCR170
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD version of the debut album by Andy Bell from Ride. Comes in a cardboard mini-LP sleeve.

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1.
Love comes in waves, psychedelic raves Lost nights, found in days of volume, fuzz and delays If you’re searching for meaning, or a secret worth revealing, And you’re missing the feeling of connection, a reflection back from above, You’re ready to ride the first wave of love Love comes in waves, give us a wave I’m one step away, lost in the maze If you’re searching for meaning, or a secret worth revealing, Temptation is calling, and your self control is falling If your friends started stopping, but for you there’s no dropping off at all, And you’re missing the feeling of connection, a reflection back from above, You’re ready to ride the first wave of love Love, love, love, love If you’re searching for meaning, or a secret worth revealing, Temptation is calling, and your self control is falling If your friends started stopping, but for you there’s no dropping off at all, And you’re missing the feeling of connection, a reflection back from above, You’re ready to ride the first wave of love Love, love
2.
Indica 06:55
3.
Ghost Tones 02:28
Never say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
4.
Skywalker 06:22
Here’s a beginning, below as it shall be above The wounded have taken a risk on a promise of love Standing in the gaze of the one Blinded by the light of the sun And you tell me there are no more songs in the world left to be sung? Standing in line, denying our nerves for the ride Impatiently waiting our turn to flow with the tide Are you strong enough to know That the world outside your window Only exists to be seen and shaped by your eyes? You’re blinded by the light of the sun When you tell me there are no more songs to be sung Let go of the girl and watch her spiral away You’re not the centre of her world now anyway There’s nothing left you can say Her future flows out from today On the restless crest of a wave just starting to be And I’m all at sea, on the final lap of the race Standing in the gaze of the one Blinded by the light of the sun And you tell me there are no more songs in the world left to be sung
5.
6.
Cherry Cola 04:29
35 people, each one all alone Oh, nobody’s home There’s me looking for someone to blame Only to find that we’re all the same It’s funny the things that come into your head Waiting around for the lights to turn red I wish I was cool, or I wish I was dead I wish I was somebody else instead Oh no, did you know, could you see, did it show All the time I was looking, looking for somewhere, somewhere to go Oh no, did you know, you burst my bubble long ago But yours was cherry cola and you didn’t notice mine Sitting on my sofa Listening to The Wall Watching the raindrops fall, it’s a race down my window pane The tap is dripping, dripping, dripping, dripping Early in the morning, I’m sipping on a can What’s the time, I’m just looking, looking for somewhere, somewhere to go Oh no, did you know, you burst my bubble long ago But yours was cherry cola and you didn’t notice mine
7.
I Was Alone 06:45
I was alone, I was alone in the world All I could be, lost to the will of a whirlwind When I awoke, I was much less than before All that I am, was only potential for more Nothing is real, nothing is real anymore No-one is here, here is not what it was for I am alone, I am alone in the world All I have been, lost to the will of a whirlwind
8.

credits

released October 9, 2020

All tracks written and performed by Andy Bell (Copyright Control)

Recorded and mixed by AB except tracks 2, 4, 5, 6: drums, bass, guitar and piano recorded by Gem Archer

Mastered by Heba Kadry

Management: James Sandom, Carly Garrod and Laura Taylor (Red Light)

PR: Debbie Ball (Create Spark), Ruth Emery and Alex Dobson (Yes Please)

Artwork by Marc Jones

Thanks to Nat (Sonic Cathedral), Gem, James, Carly and Laura, Heba, Debbie, Ruth and Alex, Marc and Stuart, for help with the record

Thanks to Mark, Steve and Loz for your support and encouragement

Sending eternal love and thanks to Shiarra, Leia, Leon, Bailen, Cash, and the London Fam aka The Commune

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