Sunday, December 09, 2007


Released on CD in 2001 on S.O. records.
Format: Mp3
Bitrate: 320kbps
Executive Producer: Brett Owen Wilson
Produced, Arranged and Performed entirely by Space Opera
Recorded At: Eagle Audio, Ft. Worth, Texas
Engineered By: Jeff Ward, assisted by Jerry Hudson
Graphic Design: Scott Fraser
Photography: Mary Fraser
Awake Verse 1
Vieux Carre
Stolen Ground
Awake Verse 2
Mother Nature and Father Time
Awake Verse 3
Who's Calling?
Awake Verse 4
Still Life
Brett Wilson - Drums, Percussion
Philip White - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Scott Fraser - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
David Bullock - Guitar, Flute, Harmonica, Vocals
Assisted by:
Jeff Ward - Keyboards
Jon Shipley - Woodwinds
29 years is a long time to wait for anything, even if you don't realize you're waiting. Up until a couple weeks ago I thought that Space Opera's entire discography consisted of one album released in 1972. Until 2001 that was exactly the case but it took me awhile to catch up with history.
I would've been estatic if this new Album sounded completely like the first one, with different tunes, but although there are certainly similiarities between the two releases this new one has some twists to it that makes it more than a clone of the first one. I've been playing it a bunch the last couple weeks but haven't been able yet to pick out a "favorite" tune. For right now the album is one long, flowing piece of work. I'm not sure if that was the intention or not, but that's my perception.
The two cuts I've listed here for mp3 downloads are representative of the whole album, but I will say now that if you haven't heard the first Space Opera album yet than I'd suggest downloading that one first and spending some time with it to get the vibe of the album. Then come back and download these two tunes to get a taste of what 29 years can do to a band.
On a sad note since this 2001 version of Space Opera was released two of the four members of the band have passed on to a higher musical plane. Because of that reality chances of a 3rd Space Opera album are probably nil. Right now I plan to enjoy the ones we have and be thankful that these boys came back after 29 years to do one more.
READ THIS for more information on this album.


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