Happy Birthday Translucent Soul! (Sept. 15)

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Happy Birthday Translucent Soul! (Sept. 15)

Postby KarenZ » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:41 am

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Good morning folks!

It's hard to believe that it's been 8 years since Translucent Soul was released on Sept. 15, 1998. Talk about Essential Ellis! :) I played that CD non-stop for months when it came out. I can remember lying on the floor with the volume up high letting the bass vibrate the floor under me. Two of my favorite Ellis lines of lyric can be found on that CD:

1. "I'm letting go 'cause holding on's killing me" and
2. "Embrace what you have in common; celebrate what sets you apart"

Here's our fun for the day. Below are the opening lines from each of the eleven tracks on Translucent Soul. Let's see if we can identify each song from the opening line. To make it more fun, let's each take only one.

1. So you found yourself a corner apartment
2. Street corner, cityside lane
3. I've got a farmhouse
4. I found you sitting on a suitcase crying
5. You grew up thinking you knew her
6. She's in an emotional prison
7. Seven times I traced your number
8. I'm a 1-man line at a 24-hour store
9. Tell the man who repairs the wings for angels
10. I got a call from Vance, he's an old friend
11. Maggie looks out her window.

I'll take the first one - the easiest. ;)

"seven times I traced your number" is Seven :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:54 am

I'm a 1 man line at a 24 hour store..........Take Me Down


Always loved the picture painted in that opening line..........


Great Album....Great way to celebrate.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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Postby wendy » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:25 am

"She's in an emotional prison" - I'm the One to Save

This was my first EP recording... and what a kicker it was! :shock:
As with Karen, I listened to it non-stop for weeks and weeks, absorbing every nuance of voice, every note.
One of the things I like especially about it is the dominance of Ellis's voice throughout the album. It's never overwhelmed by the instruments accompanying him.

Truly ESSENTIAL ELLIS!
-wendy

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:30 am

Tell the man who repairs the wings for angels is Angel in Manhattan

I've recently been playing this CD on repeat in the car and have to say that I think it contains a very strong body of songs and if I had to choose a favourite then it would be really hard to do.

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Postby Sue Ellen » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:07 am

10. I got a call from Vance, he's an old friend is Transluscent Soul

What a great song.

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Taylor Mali, "Like, You Know?"

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Postby bonuela » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:12 am

5. You grew up thinking you knew her. ~ She Loves A Girl

Lucky that "Lyrics" tab is so close by. :P
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby Patti » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:42 pm

3. I've got a farm house.... Live in the Now...

I got a kitchen an oak floor kitchen!!. I used to hum this all the time after I did a kitchen renovation with you guessed it an oak floor kitchen... but I don't live in a farm house.... I do try to live in the now!!!

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Postby shari » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:00 pm

Finally! I get to participate!!! You guys are usually too quick for me....

7. Seven times I traced your number -- Seven!

I am still struck by the number seven and I love this song.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Postby KarenZ » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:07 pm

Thanks guys and gals! Only 4 to go! :) And it's been fun for me to read all your comments!

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:22 pm

shari wrote:Finally! I get to participate!!! You guys are usually too quick for me....

7. Seven times I traced your number -- Seven!

I am still struck by the number seven and I love this song.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Shari


Not so fast Shari..... :P

KarenZ was too Quick for you from the start, as she answered the first one for us....happened to be Seven....so you're still UP!!! :P

If ya need any help, holla!!! :wink:

Have a great weekend too...and thanks.
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Postby PotatoPicker » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:35 pm

11. Maggie looks out her window. is from I won't Cry Over You.

Thankfully I didn't let this happen :)
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Postby Jalapenos » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:03 am

Street corner, city side lane- Bring Me Backwards

Translucent Soul is my latest purchase and therefore my latest obsession. I have an affinity for the number and the song Seven. :)
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Postby shari » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:54 pm

Woops! :oops:

4. I found you sitting on a suitcase crying - The World Ain't Slowin Down...

K? Now I've participated!......or did I miss something yet again.....? "A" for effort? or eagerness? Oh yeah, neither of those begins with an "A".... "A" for attention...? no I guess I didn't get an "A" there either....

:-)

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Postby Sue Ellen » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:05 pm

How about straight A's for all the above?

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Postby KarenZ » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:33 am

HI everybody!

Only ONE left! Anyone want to give it a try? :)

1. So you found yourself a corner apartment

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:39 am

So you found yourself a corner apartment....Did I Ever Know You?

Great song - one of many from this fine album.

Happy 8th Birthday to all involved with the release of Translucent Soul.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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