Holiday '17

by Parralox

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Holiday '17 is Parralox's annual festive album, containing a selection of tracks that have inspired the band. Also included are a few fan requests. This year we feature vocals by Katja von Kassel and Louise Love. Includes songs by Fleetwood Mac, The Assembly, Secret Service, Depeche Mode, The Human League, Strawberry Switchblade and The Cure.

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released December 15, 2017

Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen
Vocals - Katja von Kassel, Louise Love & John von Ahlen

01 - O Tannenbaum (Ernst Anschütz)
02 - Dreams (Stevie Nicks)
03 - The Dignity Of Labour (Part 3) (Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh)
04 - I'm Not Scared (Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe)
05 - Shine (Martin Gore)
06 - Who Knows What Love Is (Jill Bryson, Rose Mcdowall)
07 - Fools (Alan Wilder)
08 - Love Letters (Edward Heyman, Victor Young)
09 - The Dancer (Björn Håkansson, Tim Arnold Norell)
10 - A Forest (Tolhurst, Hartley and Gallup)
11 - Stop/Start (E.C. Radcliffe, Vince Clarke)

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen
Photography - John von Ahlen (AUS)
Hair & Makeup - Chloe Mackenzie (AUS)

Buchla Modular Synthesiser courtesy of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Limited.
Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

© 2017 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2017 Subterrane Records

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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Track Name: O Tannenbaum feat Katja von Kassel
O TANNENBAUM
(Ernst Anschütz)

Verse 1
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
Wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
zur Sommerzeit
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

Verse 2
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen

Verse 3
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
Gibt Trost und Kraft
Zu jeder Zeit
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
Das soll dein Kleid mich lehren
Track Name: Dreams
DREAMS
(Stevie Nicks)

Verse 1
Now here you go again, you say
You want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It’s only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering what you had
And what you lost, and what you had, and what you lost

Chorus
Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know

Verse 2
Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself, it’s only me
Who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering, what you had
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost
Track Name: The Dignity Of Labour (Part 3)
THE DIGNITY OF LABOUR (PART 3)
(Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh)

Instrumental
Track Name: I'm Not Scared
I’M NOT SCARED
(Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant)

Your life’s a mystery, mine is an open book
If I could read your mind, I think I’d take a look
I don’t care, Baby, I’m not scared
What have you got to fight? What do you need to prove?
You’re always telling lies, and that’s the only truth
I don’t care, Baby, I’m not scared

Tonight the streets are full of actors, I don’t know why
Oh, take these dogs away from me, before they, they bite

What have you got to say, of shadows in your past?
I thought that if you paid, you’d keep them off our backs
But I don’t care, Baby, I’m not scared

What have you got to hide? Who will it compromise?
Where do we have to be, so I can laugh and you’ll be free?
I’d go anywhere, Baby, I don’t care
I’m not scared, I don’t care, Baby, I’m not scared

Tonight the streets are full of actors, I don’t know why
Oh, take these dogs away from me, before they, they bite
Tonight I fought and made my mind up, I know it’s right
I know these dogs still snap around us, but I can, I can fight

If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn’t treat me the way you do
If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn’t treat me the way you do - you
If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn’t treat me the way you do
If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn’t treat me the way you do - you

I’m not scared, Baby, I don’t care, I’d go anywhere
Baby, I’m not scared,
I’m not scared, No, I’m not scared
Track Name: Shine
SHINE
(Martin L Gore)

Verse 1
Put on your blindfold, And a dress that’s tight
And come with me on a mystery night
Open your eyes
Follow our stars under a painted sky
We’ll leave the world behind, we’re learning to fly
We used to get by
Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We’ll steal the visions, that you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on
I was blind and I saw the light
My angel coming in a brilliant white
Shine for me

Chorus
You’ve been hanging from a rope of mediocrity
Strung up by your insecurities
You can shine for me
Somebody has to shine for me
It’s difficult not to shine for me

Verse 2
Follow our stars under a painted sky
We’ll leave the world behind we’re learning to fly
We used to get by
Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We’ll steal the visions that you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on
Track Name: Who Knows What Love Is?
WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS?
(Jill Bryson and Rose Mcdowall)

Verse 1
Sitting in my front room
On a rainy afternoon
My mind turns to think of you
And how I might see you soon
Then I get myself a glass of milk
And a color magazine
I flick through it slowly
But the pages are unseen
And I think

Chorus
Who knows what love is
I wonder if you do
Who could tell me what love is
I wish it could be you
I wish it could be you

Verse 2
Sitting in my front room
As the sun is going down
I’m wishing I had someone
Who could maybe come around
Oh but all I do is watch TV
A program I want to
But I never see it
Cause I’m thinking about you
And I think
Track Name: Fools
FOOLS
(Alan Wilder)

Verse 1
Don’t know the reason why I
Think I’ve been here before
This place seems so familiar
But then I can’t be sure
Here comes that time again when
You’ll walk right out the door
Don’t tell me secrets anymore

Chorus
And fools don’t run away
You’ll be followed another day
And all the chances that fall your way
Are in the fire on your dying day
So call me now and tell me that you’re home

Verse 2
Can’t see the sense in crying
There’s too many tears to fall
My thoughts are multiplying
So I’ll try to save them all
Track Name: Love Letters
LOVE LETTERS
(Edward Heyman & Victor Young)

Verse 1
Love letters straight from your heart
Keep us so near while apart
I’m not alone in the night
When I can have all the love you write

Verse 2
I memorize every line
I kiss the name that you sign
And darling then I read again right from the start
Love letters straight from your heart
Parralox -
Track Name: The Dancer
THE DANCER
(Björn Håkansson & Tim Arnold Norell)

Verse 1
It was a simple story of provocation
No claim of fame no glory
Just aggravation

Pre Chorus 1
That might be an answer fading away
Running like a shadow wanting to stay
Oh, It was a simple story

Chorus
Burning hot and learning, when you tip toe cross the floor
It’s hard to face the music
When the dancer you have loved walks out the door
Burning hot and learning, like a frozen picture frame
No one else can help me stop the pain

Verse 2
There’s not a hint of Kristy, no investigation
At times my mind goes misty, to much sedation

Pre Chorus 2
All that midnight phantoms sharing my bed
Mmm, Mixing up the reasons inside my head
Oh-oh, It was a simple story

Chorus 2
Burning hot and learning, when you tip toe cross the floor
It’s hard to face the music
When the dancer you have loved walks out the door
Burning hot and learning
Like a frozen picture frame
No one else can help me stop the pain
Track Name: A Forest
A Forest
Written by Tolhurst, Hartley and Gallup

Verse 1
Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl while you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes
Just follow your
Eyes

Verse 2
I hear her voice calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees
Into the trees
Into the trees

Verse 3
Suddenly I stop
But i know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again....
Track Name: Stop/Start
STOP/START
(E.C. Radcliffe , Vince Clarke)

Instrumental

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