Like Inside The Hurting, another guitar free album.
This is a concept work, mainly based around piano and synth. No guitar (except for the guitar synth) and it ends with the completely drum-free title track, edited from 22 mins to 12.04. The original release included sleeve-notes containing the story behind the concept. They are reproduced in full below, along with the original cassette sleeve.
- Proximity Records | ESDD 06 | 2007 | MP3 Album | Deleted
- Proximity Records | ESCD 06 | 1999 | CD-R | Deleted
- Proximity Records | ESA 6 | 1994 | Cassette | Deleted
- Incidentally (4.14)
- The Visitor (2.35)
- 1948 (8.01)
- Re-percussions (3.29)
- Anabel Sims (2.05)
- The Third Principle (8.45)
- Nobody Else (1.20)
- Endless Longing (12.07)
- First Wish
- Second Wish
- Waltz on Water
- Endless Longing
- Steven McCabe: Keyboards, Guitar Synth, Programming, All Compositions, Arrangements and Production
On the original cassette album, tracks 1-5 appeared on Side 1 and 6-8 appeared on Side 2.
A chance encounter. A sudden need to communicate. Any excuse. INCIDENTALLY. War is raging. Conflict. Tearing them apart. THE VISITOR arrives. Brooding menace. Veiled treachery. 1948. It’s over. Optimism. Triumph. And then the RE-PERCUSSIONS. She is alone. ANABEL SIMS. Finally alone: he is taken from her …
Hard. Harder than anything she’s ever had to do. To sacrifice; the ultimate, tragic confirmation of humanity. THE THIRD PRINCIPLE. She had to do it. Without him, there could be NOBODY ELSE.
Finally, he is free. Home. It’s empty – just a note. Everything is gone. He sits on the floor, clutching her photograph – all they would allow. Tears, regret, anger and hope. Nothing is left. Just a longing, an ENDLESS LONGING. A pain that never goes. A pain that never ends.