Ballad Of A Deadman (Live)

from by Steve Jansen

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the occurrence of slope
live at meguro persimmon hall tokyo february 29 2008
featuring david sylvian & joan wasser

lyrics

oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
there are places in the damp northwest where
the bodies lie down head to feet
there were loses in the california sunshine
tell you stories that you can’t repeat
 
in the winter when the valleys flooded
those were towns where the rooms were cheap
the summer dirt lines the corners of your pockets
i’m still buried there ten feet deep
 
papa don’t place this curse on me
heaven knows i can’t use it
papa don’t place this stone on me
mama there’s no future in it.
 
we travel on the back roads lightly
through carson city and the hills beyond
me and joan on the sacramento
me and joan this is where we’re from
 
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
papa don’t place this curse on me
heaven knows i can’t use it
papa don’t place this curse on me
mama there’s no future in it.
 
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
oh honey wears the colours of the springtime
the pale green of an organdy dress
her shadow grows in the california sunshine
but nothing else in the south, southwest.

credits

from Slope (2013 Deluxe Triple Disc Edition), released February 27, 2018
composed by steve jansen & david sylvian   performers:
steve jansen (drums,keyboards, computer programming, strings arrangements)
keigo oyamada (guitars) by the courtesy
of warner music japan
masakatsu takagi (paino, keyboards) masahiko todo (1st violin)
mika naramura (2nd violin)
mikiyo kikuchi (viola)
seigen tokuzawa (cello, quartet leader, strings arrangements)

vocalists were featured at this concert in the form of pre-recorded back-projections created by Shoko Ise. the vocal soundtrack was therefore a playback sourced from the original album audio and to which the live band members were playing in sync. both live visuals and audio were being generated from the laptop operated by steve jansen onstage.
music produced by steve jansen

sound recording: kenji hayashi (edith grove) except & steve jansen
sound mixing: steve jansen at ‘the nest’, london.
re-mastered by steve jansen at ‘the nest’ london 2013
event produced by epiphany works
organized by motomu horiuchi & sari hayashiguchi (epiphany works)
supported by great britain sasakawa foundation, daiwa anglo-japanese foundation
production supported by promax, disk garage cooperated by edith grove, realtokyo, ryu,
p-vine records, virgin atlantic airways
stage manager: so ozaki
chief sound engineer: kenji hayashi (edith grove) monitor engineer: takuhiro yoshimura (edith grove) sound engineer: hideo shikichi
lighting designer: masayoshi takada (ryu)
lighting engineer: junya ogawa (ryu)
visual engineer: yoshihiro yoshida (edith grove) instrument tech: kiyoharu terada, takuya kumagai production assistant: kazetake kubo, makio izu (epiphany works), ikue horikoshi (epiphany works) production support: yoshiko amemiya
(promax), rie yokomichi (promax),
ayako eguchi (promax), kunio watanabe (disk
garage), toyomi nishi (disk garage)
project organized by sari hayashiguchi (epiphany works) a&r director: yoshiaki ando (p-vine records)
promotion: hajime morita (p-vine records), shinpei fukuzumi (p-vine records) international
affairs: kei matsuoka (p-vine records)
special thanks
kei kobayashi (edith grove), hideya seki (ryu), nobuo yamamura (roland), jerome marcus (sabian), matthew davidson (motu), yukihiro yoshida (hoshino gakki), mitsuaki odanaka (hoshino gakki), ,manabu yokota (korg), yasushi hayakawa (promax), seiichi inoue (warner music japan), richard chadwick & adrian molly opium [arts] ltd, tim elsenburg, anja garbarek, thomas feiner, david sylvian, joan wasser, nina kinert.

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