Susan RavenGlittering Cities
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Friday, March 04, 2005 9:37:56 AM
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:45:24 PM
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This is the title track of Susan Raven's critically-acclaimed debut album. It is a splendid mixture of sitars, dance rhythms and mantras with a glorious tale of spiritual flight on a rich, melodic top line. Featuring David Rhodes, that fine guitarist from Peter Gabriels band, this track is a rich and full journey of seven minutes plus of sumptuous melody and ethereal imagery.

In the sand of a desert that once was a sea
The wind carves a tale for those who want to be
Awakened to a mystery
And far in the reaches of the midnight blue
A flame that connects in the heart of me and you
Now I see we're going to

Somewhere between the dark and light
A doorway opens in for a solitary flight
And then it's round the river bend

Where I saw the glittering cities I know they are there
they radiate in splendour woven in the air
And when I rise into their realm among the stars in the sky
No more to reason why......I know I am alive

See your base metal melt to a beaten gold
And a land we've forgotten will soon unfold
This your vision to behold
So long left in darkness where only a few
Could light up a flare for the infinite view
Now I see we're going through

Somewhere between the dark and light
A doorway opens in for a solitary flight
And then it's round the river bend

Where I saw the glittering cities I know they are there
They radiate in splendour woven in the air
And when I rise into their realm among the stars in the sky
No more to reason why......I know I am alive

Meanwhile back at home it rains
Another brick has hit my window pane
And the sirens won't stop the air is thick and hot
My heart is heavy with memories of pain
Connect me here and now to the flame.....

You see the glittering cities you know they are there
They radiate in splendour woven in the air
And when you rise into their realm among the stars in the sky
No more to reason why......Just know you are alive



Words and Music Copyright © 2000 Susan Raven / Izun Music
Vocals and 12-string acoustic guitars – Susan Raven
Drums and Percussion – Liam Genockey
Drum Programming – Martin Lister
Bass – Simon Edwards
Electric Guitars – David Rhodes
Keyboard Programming – Martin Lister
Recorded at Red Fort Studios by John Ravenhall, Rooster Studio by Trevor Hallesy
Mixed at Konk Studios by Trevor Hallesy, assisted by Graham Weeks
Produced by John Ravenhall

Song Comments

Greatest Clicks
All that glitters is not gold, but this track could be


BeST for MY TAsTE - World
23/07/05


Suspended In Gaffa
Very cool


srm suggests
European World music in the vein of Gabriel or DF with a voice that grabs you and caresses you alternately.


Fountain of Youth
This song glitters like gold.


This Music is Not Yet Rated...
Captivating...


The little station that could.
A spiritual Journey through our sacred hearts. Lyrics that speak of inner truth and the true meaning of our spirit. We need more artist's like this who are not afraid to just BE WHOM THEY ARE.


RedRobin's SONGS FROM THE HEART
It's bugging me who Susan's voice reminds me of - There's a strong hint of a "White" Joan Armatrading at her best. The rhythms in this song are great and I particularly like the gritty keyboard hook. A very rich production but in balance with Susan's voice. Perhaps I'm reminded of Susan Raven!


TEXAS JAKES MILLION WATT RADIO !
beautiful!


WE THE PEOPLE POWER
Freedom comes in many forms


Skylark Global Z-Ped Music Player
A seriously compelling aural vision and experience. Truly outstanding.


Shama World
This is the title track of Susan Raven's critically-acclaimed debut album. It is a splendid mixture of sitars, dance rhythms and mantras with a glorious tale of spiritual flight on a rich, melodic top line. Featuring David Rhodes, that fine guitarist from Peter Gabriels band, this track is a rich and full journey of seven minutes plus of sumptuous melody and ethereal imagery. Very nice


Cup 'A Tea
grand, complex stuff...


Radio Mperia
This is the title track of Susan Raven's critically-acclaimed debut album. It is a splendid mixture of sitars, dance rhythms and mantras with a glorious tale of spiritual flight on a rich, melodic top line. Featuring David Rhodes, that fine guitarist from Peter Gabriels band, this track is a rich and full journey of seven minutes plus of sumptuous melody and ethereal imagery.


GQ-RamStation
This is the title track of Susan Raven's critically-acclaimed debut album. It is a splendid mixture of sitars, dance rhythms and mantras with a glorious tale of spiritual flight on a rich, melodic top line. Featuring David Rhodes, that fine guitarist from Peter Gabriels band, this track is a rich and full journey of seven minutes plus of sumptuous melody and ethereal imagery.Welcome Susan


ZONE PURPLE
very, very nice ...


=WILD FRONTIERS=
From the mistress of the 12 string guitar who has a voice as ethereal as the air that floats through dreams sings of the magical cities where pain and hate do not exist somewhere in the astral skies.


Farewell to Arms
Glittering Cities lights a candle in the dark and shows the shadows for what they really are


THE ART GALLERY
Painting by Susan Raven!


International IMP Artists
BRITAIN #3 in World Music GOLDEN KAYAK NOMINEE


AOR (All Over the Road)
you can really hear the Gabriel influence


RPW Radio
Wonderful Glittering Cities, so romantic and cosmic.


All The Best
simply spectacular


Arcadian Heights
This tune has been beatifully sculpted. The deep strings work very well and help build an unusual emotion here. The song moves effortlessly on its journey through different arenas of emotion which is built with the unusual beat, the powerful vocals and very thoughtful lyrics.


Surf's Up
More than an element of philosophy.


The Allure
susan glitters & shines with her songs & voice


HunkaFunk Favorites
Moving forward with force and style...the groove


De Clock is Ticking
a magical voice. another great talent on IAC.


MUSIC IS TRUTH
I seem to be the only one who has ever added this tune to any stations in the past, and now at IMP. if you want something unique, unusual and intriging take a chance on Edge of the world. really cool progressions and neat guitar riff thing going on, kinda haunting vocals, nice bass , good mix really tasty vocals and solid production. real good listen. love this guys writing and performances


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