Images (Of Life And Death) (25​:​13) Full Track

by Peter Cobb and Anthony Hickey

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Images (Of Life and Death) was a conceptual piece of music written and recorded on lo-fi equipment in 1982 by Prestonian musicians, Anthony Hickey and Peter Cobb. Thirty three years on and the duo have completed a new up-to-date version of their progressive pop/rock epic at Bioluminescence Studios with John Hickey taking on production duties

Images (Of Life and Death) was composed by Peter Cobb and Anthony Hickey during the summer of 1982 in Newman College music rooms, Preston. All lyrics by Anthony Hickey.
Vocal arrangements by Anthony Hickey and Peter Cobb.
Instrumental arrangements by Peter Cobb with Joe Cobb.

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released October 16, 2015

MUSICIANS:
Anthony Hickey: All lead vocals.
Peter Cobb: Vocal harmonies, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, drum programming.
Joe Cobb: Bass guitar and drum programming.
Andrew Carr: Flutes
John Hickey: Percussion programming

Produced by John Hickey with Peter Cobb.
Engineered by John Hickey.
Mixed by John Hickey with Peter Cobb.
Mastered by Si Hardacre.

All music copyright 1982/2015 Peter Cobb and Anthony Hickey.
All lyrics copyright 1982/2015 Anthony Hickey.

Recorded, engineered, mixed and produced at Bioluminescence Studios, Preston between 2013 and 2015.

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Track Name: Images(Of Life And Death) (25:13)
(i) The dream (1:55)
Yesterday I saw a man; a man who sold a dream of paradise many miles away, which you and I can reach, if we can fly, fly like a bird through the air.

(ii) Such a man (0:29)
Such a man I have never seen before; such a man who spoke of peace instead of war; such a man who spoke of fortune and much more. Now his dream is mine.

(iii) Minos (0:52)
Minos, the king of this land, needed Daedalus to work for him.
Minos imprisoned the man and forced him to build for him.

(iv) Bribery (0:36)
I'll give you gold, I'll give you great wealth if you build for me.
Use your talents and use your skills to build for me.

(v) Thoughts and meditations Part 1 (Instrumental) (0:45)

(vi) Images of Life (1:58)
Reflections on the water; reflections of my life.
I see the sun reflected in the sea; I see a bird and I see me.
These are images of life, only images of reality.
I see the sun high above the sea; I see a bird and I see me.
These are images.

(vii) Thoughts and meditations Part 2 (Instrumental) (0:43)

(viii) The laws of nature altered (1:24)
Daedalus altered the laws of nature; he watched birds flying through the sky.
When he had altered the laws of nature; he was able to join them in the sky.
“I shall fly like you,” he said, “I shall fly to my paradise.”

(ix) You can learn to fly (1:21)
You can see me fly in the breeze, you can watch me soar through the trees,
You can wonder how you can fly, you can join me, you can learn to fly.
You can see me high in the breeze, you can watch me soar through the trees,
You can wonder how you can fly, you can join me, you can fly.
You can see me fly through the trees,
You can wonder how you can fly, you can join me, you can learn to fly.
You can learn to fly, you can learn to fly.

(x) The vision (Instrumental) (1:36)

(xi) The Warning (1:03)
Daedalus made a pair of wings with feathers which he cut and when he'd finished them he gave them to Icarus, his son.
Daedalus taught his son to fly, instructing him with fear.
He said, “Avoid the sun for this will melt the wax which holds your wings in place.”

(xii) Waiting (Instrumental) (0:43)

(xiii) Soaring Part 1 (Instrumental) (0:48)

(xiv) Soaring Part 2 (Instrumental) (0:48)

(xv) Panic (Instrumental) (1:40)

(xvi) Helplessness Part 1 (Instrumental) (0:33)

(xvii) Helplessness Part 2 (1:40)
I saw him flying high, floating in the morning sky - a dream come true.
The sky grew overcast, I knew that he was falling fast, what could I do?

(xviii) The Lost Son (1:29)
Daedalus had lost his son; all he found were feathers on the water.
Just a painful memory of the way things should have been. Icarus was dead.

(xix) Images of Death (3:48)
Reflections on the water; reflections of my life.
I see a star shoot across the sky, I see it flicker, I watch it fade and die.
These are images of death, only images of reality.

(xx) Images Finale (0:54)
I bought a dream, a dream which cost me dear, don't buy your dreams for they may disappear, they're only images.