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Album: When It Falls
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7.5

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Total ratings: 2122









Released: 2004
Length: 4:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Lost in cheap delirium
Searching the neon lights
I move carefully
Sink in the city aquarium
Sing in the key of night
As they're watching me

Take me somewhere we can be alone
Make me somewhere I can call a home
'Cause lately I've been losing on my own

Wrapped in silent elegance
Beautifully broken down
As illusions burst
Too late to learn from experience
Too late to wonder how
To finish first

Take me somewhere we can be alone
Make me somewhere I can call a home
'Cause lately I've been losing on my own

Take me somewhere we can be alone
Make me somewhere I can call a home
Won't you take me home?

Won't you take me home?

Lately I've been losing on my own
Won't you take me home?
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Still fab.
It really is. Readers of this fine forum should definitely listen to it in it's entirety.  You'll be glad you did.  Zero 7 is one of many fantastic finds that would not have happened if we hadn't discovered RP.
 khardog145 wrote:
This a great album. 
 

 LPCity wrote:
A beautiful feel to this song.

 
 
Bumping up my rating to 8.  7 was just too low.
This was in what is considered heavy rotation on RP (yes, I'm being relative) back in late 2005-early 2006, just when I needed it the most. It was lovely to hear it again tonight. Thanks, Bill. <3
Good gosh! Listening to her voice....goosebumps!!  Whole piece is really nice but, that voice!!! WOW!! I'd give many of my "9's" a 10 but, and I've emailed Bill about this, there is NOTHING, even remotely"God like" on this planet. Many excellent artists out there, that we listeners have the distinct pleasure of getting to experience, only thru RP. Long live RP!! 
Thnx Bill & Co.!! 😁
This a great album. 
 lizardking wrote:

Is that really Sia singing on this one?  Wow....weird seeing her face!!  This one I've rated an 8.  

And for samples, apparently only the remixes of this tune have been listed as sampling it....LLRP!
https://www.whosampled.com/Zer...
 

This one is not sung by Sia, it's Tina Dicow
This song evokes total PASSION! Love it! The entire CD is awesome.
 lizardking wrote:

Is that really Sia singing on this one?  Wow....weird seeing her face!!  This one I've rated an 8.  

And for samples, apparently only the remixes of this tune have been listed as sampling it....LLRP!
https://www.whosampled.com/Zer...
 
Someone brought it up earlier but I believe it's Tina Dico singing on this number.
 che_cavolo wrote:
That's Tina Dico or Dickow (proper).  The band also featured Sia Furler and Sophie Barker.  Although Sia Furler has gained major acclaim and popularity, Tina eclipsed both of them in that band (IMO), probably because she has a terrific voice and poise, plus she's really really hot.  Would be good if Bill played some of her solo stuff here.
 
I saw Zero 7 twice in those days and have followed Tina's career with interest seeing her also three times in the UK.  Lots of videos on YouTube.  She just gets better and better.

Such a shame Zero 7 changed their music so much.  In those days with the four different singers they really were exceptional.  
Top tune. During the intro I was half-expecting to hear "Rock-on gold dust woman. Take your silver spoon and dig your grave."
oh, this is so calm...thanks, RP. :)
I first heard Zero 7 when my friend managed them. He gave me a couple of sampler EPs back in 2005, and I've been hooked ever since. 
 Egctheow wrote:
Man, if a lady asks me this in that voice... I think I'll try my best to comply! Sweeeet! Thanks 🙃
 
Is that really Sia singing on this one?  Wow....weird seeing her face!!  This one I've rated an 8.  

And for samples, apparently only the remixes of this tune have been listed as sampling it....LLRP!
https://www.whosampled.com/Zer...
Man, if a lady asks me this in that voice... I think I'll try my best to comply! Sweeeet! Thanks 🙃
*yawn*
very pretty song
Great tune.
I think Alt-J used this for one of their pieces, but I can't place which one.  Definitely hear it though.
Fantastic live version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZZSMXuGw-I
OK, no work getting done for a few minutes.
How did I only have this rated a 7? Bumped to 9.  Love her voice, style.
That's Tina Dico or Dickow (proper).  The band also featured Sia Furler and Sophie Barker.  Although Sia Furler has gained major acclaim and popularity, Tina eclipsed both of them in that band (IMO), probably because she has a terrific voice and poise, plus she's really really hot.  Would be good if Bill played some of her solo stuff here.
I have no words other than lush, sensual and "10".
A beautiful feel to this song.

 
going to have buy this
TINA DICO! Rarely has breathy chill been done so well... Tasty and HOT and everything all the way down to mellow and this is superb!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Reminds me of the woman I am (so very) lucky enough to be married to. 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KFN1HdVclk


Mmm-mmm-mmmmmmm.   Yeah, that's the spot... right there...  
Wonderful...
 Vakse wrote:
I could listen to Zero 24/7
Sorry I had to do this...
{#Iamwithstupid} 

 
I could listen to Zero 7 24/07. Haha! {#Wink}

Nice tune. I give it '8'.
 Vakse wrote:
I could listen to Zero 24/7
Sorry I had to do this...
{#Iamwithstupid} 

 
Very nice song !
I could listen to Zero 24/7
Sorry I had to do this...
{#Iamwithstupid} 
I could listen to Zero 7 all day!
 siriusrising wrote:
cool track good use of acoustic guitars
 
Damn fine trumpet too.  
Has a CSN/Joni Mitchell feel to it.

{#Sunny}
Ah the great Tina Dico. Hope about more Tina, Bill?
 unclehud wrote:
Reminds me of the woman I expect to meet any day now.
 
Reminds me of the woman I am (so very) lucky enough to be married to. 
I was just thinking about this song today...
Big, big fan of this song and the whole album. 
I LOVE THIS SONG!!!  Now this is music!!
When I was working I was dependent on this album - took it everywhere. Now I'm semi-retired, I don't need to carry it around any more but it has to be somewhere close
Beautiful song, gorgeous voice
 govna wrote:

specifically, her cover of "Woodstock."

 
Joni Mitchell wrote the song (i.e. "Woodstock"), so her version is not a cover.
I just learned that the trumpet on this song is played by (and the brass arranged by) none other than Gerard Presencer.  
For most people I know, he'd be most easily remembered as the one who played the amazing trumpet solo (at age 18!) on US3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) -- although he's done much, much more than that :)
 powellrb wrote:
Reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell.

 
specifically, her cover of "Woodstock."
 unclehud wrote:
Reminds me of the woman I expect to meet any day now.

 
nice.
cool track good use of acoustic guitars
Easily one of the most perfect songs ever.  The arrangement, the sounds...the ethereal mindscape it conjures up...and THE VOICE...
—YEAH!
Reminds me of the woman I expect to meet any day now.
Reminds me of Vanessa Daou a bit too...
 powellrb wrote:
Reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell.
 



I hear a bit of Karen Carpenter in there somewhere....
Interesting (to me) that I've never rated this song. Because at one time I imagine it would have been an 8, certainly a 7 for years. But I'm tired of it. 4.
I think I rather love this song...I know not why.
The song would have been fine except for the last 5 seconds of tinnitus-replicating whine!
GET IT OUT OF MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!{#Fire}
 tphord wrote:
This has influences from or similarities to Reniassance from the late 70s I think.
I like it...
 
There are some parts which have that "English folk" sound, which Renaissance often did, and some of the high notes of the melody do remind me of Annie Haslam's style but the overall tempo seems very different form their stuff.  Nice tune.
Reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell.
This has influences from or similarities to Reniassance from the late 70s I think.
I like it...
 ziggytrix wrote:
Today those horns are reminding me of one of the songs from one of the Conan movies...

or maybe I'm just imagining it.  {#Think}
 
No, I can see where you are getting that.  Those movies had a certain dramatic use of heavy brass horns and a frequently chaotic drumming underneath it.  

I loved those movies growing up.  I watched one of them recently and was blown away.  Movies like that don't get made anymore.  It isn't so much that it was a fantastic movie (it wasn't) or the great acting (it's was really kinda mediocre), but the atmosphere and pacing of the movie built the suspense in ways that modern movies would never try to do.  It would be too slow paced for today's audience.  

In some ways, this music is the same way.  If Zero 7 was a new act and put out music like this, they would have been regulated to a small niche.  

In may ways, I feel bad for the text message, gotta-have-the-payoff-now generation.   Of course, I'm on the earliest edge of that generation at 33.
in two days, up from a 8 to a 9. i love this band all of the sudden.
This has a Joni Mitchell quality to it
love this.
awesome
 Poacher wrote:
Ahhhh. Back in rotation. How splendid. Smooth as a very smooth thing. 10. 
 
Smoother than mercury on glass, and that's smooth! Soothing balm for the lugholes. 9 from the chilled Nottingham jury.

Ahhhh. Back in rotation. How splendid. Smooth as a very smooth thing. 10. 
love the voice.
this song still makes my hairs stand on end!
This is the song that made it clear to me that Zero 7 was one of the bands I will be listening to for a long, long time.
For the rest of my post... Zero 7 geek alert...

When the sophomore album has tracks like this... slightly more mature than the first but still true to what was great on that first album.  On the first album they would have let Sia blow it out during the crescendo.  I love Tina but the wall of electronics along with the organic acoustic stuff during the crescendo is perfect.  Nobody's been able to match Zero 7's ability to make all those knobs and dials sound so organic.
Wow, good set, Bill!
Today those horns are reminding me of one of the songs from one of the Conan movies...

or maybe I'm just imagining it.  {#Think}
I've always loved this song, ever since the first time I heard it. Those vocals, that spooky, minor-key shift - I can imagine a moonlit night with the fog swirling around and figures dressed in black like wraiths...
I don't know why, but this song makes me feel like I'm underwater.
It's so peaceful here, away from all the stressing things up there...
And she's here.

 Jelani wrote:
In some parts her voice has a timbre similar to Karen Carpenter.
 
Yeah—well spotted. I think the arrangement has a Carpenters feel to it as well. 
In some parts her voice has a timbre similar to Karen Carpenter.
 huebdoo wrote:
Tina would be allowed to have her way with me - Just saying
 
Yup, she is a hottie!!

This CD is instant relaxation...beautiful.
Tina would be allowed to have her way with me - Just saying
 mirland wrote:
Tina Dicos solostuff never reaches these heights.
 
It's amazing what a difference brilliant producers make, eh?

love this song, album, and band.  saw them live.  half of the show was incredible, the other half was "experimental electronic improv" and was, well....not incredible...will just leave it at that.  definitely worth seeing though.
Tina Dicos solostuff never reaches these heights.
Great track, really catches my ear! Is that a Led Zep sample or just sound similar?

I wish this track had been around when I was still friends with Dr. Tim....
I know this is stupid but why does this sound so familiar....did Airplane have a version (back around the time of Tripod)??
There's also an acoustic version of this song that's very good.  I love Tina Dico's voice - she does a song called "Warm Sand" that gives me chills...{#Sunny}

Edited: "Warm Sand" was rejected. Hmmm...

Like this song!!
 Pyro wrote:
Anyone hear k.d. lang?
 
just a wee bit..but it might just be something common to all good pipes
This is still sounds so good.
Perfect :)
We just signed on a house contract yesterday!
I second that.

 
firefly6 wrote:
We need more Tina Dico around here.
 


Catchy little number...
She's pretty! Great clip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT8Wz1fa-_4

Really like this song!!
 Cachatons wrote:

Yeah, what happened Bill stopped playing her solo stuff!
 
Go over to one of her tunes here and hit the "request this song" link, and send Bill an email.  Maybe he'll toss them back in rotation.  Three years does seem a bit much of a rest considering some of the hackneyed stale classic rock stuff that gets played.

I really like the way it builds. Would have sounded great back in the day on the X, late at night with the cans on and liitle light show going on inside my head. Not that it doesn't sound that way right now.

("Excuse me, boss... I gotta take a little trip for a few moments here...")

They just do it for me.  'Nuf sed.
 firefly6 wrote:
We need more Tina Dico around here.
 
Yeah, what happened Bill stopped playing her solo stuff!


sure do!

 
Pyro wrote:
Anyone hear k.d. lang?
 


Anyone hear k.d. lang?

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 skindy wrote: Mmmm... love this song, and several others by them. Question: I've put "In the Waiting Line" on my MySpace page a few times, and each time eventually I've found "song removed by artist." Anyone have insight on this?
 

 


There's a new Sheriff in town policing copyright infringements:

https://www.websheriff.com/websheriff/intro.htm
They are being hired by artists to remove unauthorized links to their music. There's in article in the latest Rolling Stone about them.

 skindy wrote:
Mmmm... love this song, and several others by them. Question: I've put "In the Waiting Line" on my MySpace page a few times, and each time eventually I've found "song removed by artist." Anyone have insight on this?
 

I put some Stevie Ray on my page and it hasn't been removed. Oh wait. He's dead. Never mind.{#Rolleyes}

If you want to fall in love with Zero 7, here's a studio clip of this song on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjXCMiLASR0




 tkosh wrote:


Like them, or hate them, Karen Carpenter had the greatest voice ever, anywhere, and her's is a sad, sad story.
  I agree, Karen Carpenter had a wonderful voice.

 enidualc wrote:
oh goodie, i love the Carpenters!  {#Daisy}
 

Like them, or hate them, Karen Carpenter had the greatest voice ever, anywhere, and her's is a sad, sad story.
Lovely vocals, great arrangements and a fine album cover.

uhm...yeah...agreed!
 

 
coolpeople_rule wrote:


Yeah, not so much. Zero 7 is very diverse...great song from a great group!
 

 enidualc wrote:
oh goodie, i love the Carpenters!  {#Daisy}
 

Yeah, not so much. Zero 7 is very diverse...great song from a great group!
oh goodie, i love the Carpenters!  {#Daisy}
Amazing song.
 Han wrote:

Yep. That's TRIAD, composed by David Crosby.
the Byrds rejected Crosby's controversial "Triad" composition as either a single or an album cut on Notorious Byrd Brothers in August. It was widely reported that the other Byrds were offended by the topic (a ménage à trois). This angered Crosby so much that he began to frequently skip sessions. As a result, Crosby was dismissed from the Byrds in the fall of 1967.<3> Jefferson Airplane recorded "Triad" and released it on their album Crown of Creation in 1968. David Crosby sang a solo acoustic version on CSN&Y's 1971 double live album Four Way Street. The Byrds' version appeared decades later on the 1988 Never Before release and is now available on the CD re-release of Notorious Byrd Brothers.
 

Thanks for that. DC is one of my favourite artists, and 'Triad' one of my favourite songs of his. The FWS version is stupendous, IMO, as is 'All Along The Lee Shore'.
This track is a beauty, too.
We need more Tina Dico around here.
The song "Somersault" - also on this CD - is great as well. The lead singer for this song is Sia. Check it out on youtube.com if you haven't heard it already.
Still terrific!
 mano wrote:
I thought this was the old song by Jefferson Airplane " possibly Triad?
WHADYATHINK?
 
Yep. That's TRIAD, composed by David Crosby.
the Byrds rejected Crosby's controversial "Triad" composition as either a single or an album cut on Notorious Byrd Brothers in August. It was widely reported that the other Byrds were offended by the topic (a ménage à trois). This angered Crosby so much that he began to frequently skip sessions. As a result, Crosby was dismissed from the Byrds in the fall of 1967.<3> Jefferson Airplane recorded "Triad" and released it on their album Crown of Creation in 1968. David Crosby sang a solo acoustic version on CSN&Y's 1971 double live album Four Way Street. The Byrds' version appeared decades later on the 1988 Never Before release and is now available on the CD re-release of Notorious Byrd Brothers.
OUTSTANDING
I thought this was the old song by Jefferson Airplane " possibly Triad?
WHADYATHINK?
This was a great album before I knew Tina was singing on it, now it just got even better. =D
Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else hear a straight rip of a CSN(Y) riff in this song's chorus? For the life of me, I can hear the song, but I can't remember its name or what album. Or have my ears finally succumbed to 50 years of rock'n'roll?
Tina Dico is the sweet voice.
Beautiful melodies abounding! Love this track and album.