Now And Then

by Easter Island

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    For the first time ever, collectors can hear the original Easter Island, LIVE, from a concert in Louisville, KY, on September 29, 1978. This concert featured Easter Island, followed by the legendary UK (original 4 piece band). The songs were originally recorded from the audience, with a hand held mono cassette recorder. Modern technology has allowed me to polish up the inadequacies from the inferior recording. However, nothing was changed with the actual performances. Purchasing the entire CD will give you two of these rarest recordings, FREE!!! The songs are Solar Sailor(Live), and Face To Face(Live). Enjoy!!!

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This is a remix of the original, self-titled vinyl album, by Easter Island, originally released in 1979. In 1991 I did a bit of remixing, and added the beginning song, Wanderer's Lament, and the last song, Now And Then.
Two of the members of Easter Island have passed away in recent years.
R.I.P. Mark Hendricks & Ray Vogel, two of the very finest musicians, that I have ever worked with.

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released December 31, 1979

Easter Island

Rick Bartlett - Vocals
Park Crain - Bass, Pedals, & Percussion
Mark Hendricks - Drums
Mark Miceli - Guitar, Vocals, Gato Drum, & Synthesizers
Ray Vogel - Piano, Hammond C-3, Mini Moog, Yamaha CS80, & Mellotron

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Track Name: Face To Face
Face To Face

Some people look to the preacher
Some people search the sky
Some try to buy it with money
I don't know why

Lovers, seekers, and dreamers take this day
Only does your reflection show the way
Freedom, freedom will will meet you
Face to face

Don't come to me for the answers
My words might get in your way
I hear the voice of your teacher
Calling your name

Lovers, seekers, and dreamers take this day
Only does your reflection show the way
Freedom, freedom will will meet you
Face to face, face to face, face to face

Illusion fades from your mirror
The answer comes into view
Your search has found your savior
Living in you

Lovers, seekers, and dreamers take this day
Only does your reflection show the way
Freedom, freedom will will meet you
Face to face

©1978 Mark Miceli
Track Name: Genius Of The Dance
The Genius Of The Dance

Scattered paths of searching slaves
Soon will form the great parade
Scorched by winds from empty dreams
These hearts must pray with silent screams
As our thoughts were etched in fear
Came the tide to send us

Spacing through an ocean of devotion
Flowing bright and clear
From the source we ripple onward
We are here…

Here is where my senses sleep
Here as though the hours never end
Here exploding fantasies
Here is where all the pieces fit
Exactly when you move
We are here…

Here with all your might you are
Here illuminated in the night
Here the madness shed a tear for
Here the melody is right
For dancing in the light
We are here…
The essence following through…

Spiraling endlessly
As prisms of laughter, some rhythms of time
Giving form only to thought
Craving disaster and standing in line
Only to form a sequence
With seeds of wisdom, weeds of tears
You and me, once again totally
To face ascending destinies
Lost in reality's variation
Chanting tomorrow while losing today
Of a cloud-hidden theme
Wanting and wasting each pattern away

Soaring here…

The search cannot escape the spiral
But the Genius of the Dance
Shall endure…

©1977 Mark Miceli
Track Name: Solar Sailor
Solar Sailor

Mysteries inside of life are moulding your desires
To find out who you really are
You first must feel the fire
Moving through a climax with the rhythm from stars
Emotion fills your ready wings, you fly to survive

Looking for the answers that are living at your side
Giving, wanting, one more time
Your dreams have been denied
As you watch, you wonder where you are
You're lost in a tide
There's a reason for it all, just lift up your eyes

Solar Sailor, drifting into your heart…
Solar Sailor, moving us one by one into just one…

Why are all our memories concealed inside a wall
Surrounding us, inviting time to keep us from it all?
I shouldn't try to show you
What is blowing through your air
But it seems as though so many things were meant for us to share

Solar Sailor, drifting into your heart…
Solar Sailor, moving us one by one into just one…

Down the road, as kingdoms flow, the birds will sing this song
You again will wonder where it is that you belong
Some fools will find some reason why some fools let it show
You will feel your life's desire about to let go...

Solar Sailor, drifting into your heart…
Solar Sailor, moving us one by one into just one…

©1977 Mark Miceli
Track Name: Winds Of Time
Winds Of Time

Since the winds of time have blown
Our need for change has shown
That the rule of greed in man
Has control, it's out of hand
So with wisdom wings can grow
Rejecting greed, it has to go.

©1977 Raymond Vogel, Jr. and Park Crain
Track Name: The Alchemist's Suite: Life Celebration
Life Celebration

Minds move as one, as one mind moves through two
And we must renew the concept
Which is moving on in our lives, brought by disguise
Now is the time to rise

Here in the morning light, when sights touch tangled dreams
Could it mean we'll take and make what's left
And give of our lives, have them rise?

Time whirls around, the sound of laughter in the air
Do we dare take care, end emotions
Moving on in our lives, we must rise
With a song of celebration…

Realize we all are one, no matter where you're coming from
Come with me, the time is here
We're going home into the sun

Let us fly now, and get high now on life,
It's worth a try now, join the celebration
Our life celebration, pass it on…

You are not a better man,
You scratch and crawl for the upper hand
And when you find your total goal, there's nothing left,
So let it go…

Let us fly now, and get high now on life,
It's worth a try now, join the celebration
Our life celebration, pass it on…

Rest your eyes and soothe your soul, feel the afterglow
Sip the air and take it slow, let the feeling grow
A renaissance is drawing near, to brighten up your darkest fewr
Once you've found your Evening Star
Your life will shine with rays of revelation

Life Celebration…
Life Celebration…

©1977 Rick Bartlett, Park Crain, and Mark Miceli
Track Name: Resurrection
Resurrection

Locked inside illusions feeling disconnection
Apprentices were looking for transfiguration
Messengers of justice gave direction to us
There beyond the distant borders of our silence
We set out to find and climb the lofty tower
Our desires were lashing at that magic hour
Ice and fire were waiting, painting with their colors
Western Wisdom told us to prepare the others

A wind is causing all the motion
The clouds have covered up their portion
Somehow, again the sky is broken
The sun is hanging as the token
As we await some real assurance
Will feeling measure all the distance to
Resurrection?

Truth unveiled completion of the preparation
To expand the chance to share all inspiration
Touch the world, the feeling will immortalize you
Alchemists of destiny have set the stage for
Resurrection.

Surfacing into another transformation
Taking just a fragment of this situation
Open up the window of an inner vision
This dimension claims the victims of its passions
Resurrection!!!

Follow your heart and escape from your silent doom.

A silver cord is reaching through our lives
A gentle pull on all the webs we've spun
It seems to weave a precious set of wings
Flying for real, once just imagination
Now we can feel all the joy, all the pain
All the hate, all the love…

©1977 Mark Miceli
Track Name: Summerland
Summerland

Where's the flow? Got to know! What's the toll?
Looking for a special today?
"Cross the stream, through a dream", such a deal!
Can you show me, if I give you time?

Just in time, to tune the dream machine
Grease the palm, the future is all green
You can keep it till you fall apart
Transfer now, before the taste grows tart
From the banks to castles in the air
Take it all? The world is there to share
Pay your way? Does the game seem fair?
Give it back? You know the need is there!

Give me yours, I'll give you mine, understand,
Maybe we can be for free in Summerland.

See the lines connecting to "amaze"
All the I's that filter through the haze
See the darkness blending with the light
Crystallized and packaged up just right
Suddenly, your heart begins to shake
Trade your mind for all you want to take
"Buy it now" the voice begins to wail
Stop the sound, but still the echoes sail…

Give me yours, I'll give you mine, understand,
Maybe we can be for free in Summerland.

I thought the flowers were still growing
I thought the river was still flowing
I thought that wisdom was in knowing what to know
Was I just dreaming again?
We only have what our sensations show…

Rock and roll feeds your soul, makes you whole!
Want some more? Pay some more. What's it for?

©1978 Mark Miceli
Track Name: Now And Then
Now And Then

Now and then a blue light shines
And shows us all the other side
Of what we thought, and said, and did, and were…
And everything we think we are
Reminds us of a falling star
Lucky to see it…
Now and then, I know that I'll live on….

©1991 Mark Miceli