Silver Hunter - Mad Moonlighters

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The first full length album by the Anglo French Prog and Classic Rock band featuring English Singer/Songwriter Tim Hunter and Lyon (France) Based Vocalist and writer Thierry Sportouche.

'Silver Hunter...invite us to share their delirium in the great tradition of a surprisingly crazy progressive rock...An esoteric adventure in which it is pleasant to visit ‘The Temple of Music’, to meet The High Priest of Prog or Doctor Beyond...' Plouc, French Music Magazine.

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released April 9, 2017

© Tim Hunter and Thierry Sportouche 2016
Marc Paygnard: cover photo © Marc Paygnard 2016.
Steven Rivera: Silver Hunter logo and ‘on-disc’ artwork. More info: timmusicworld.com; aciddragon.eu

Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved.
This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No:284703376

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Northern Soundscapes is Tim Hunter's music label. He is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.

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Track Name: Aquitaine
Oh Queen Alienor,
Queen of the Atlantic shores
Now married to Henry she rules us no more
Once united something was ignited
Now separated by this cruel war

Oh Aquitaine,
when will I see your fair shores again?
'cause soon I’ve got to go – 'cause I am a Huguenot

Eleanor married an English King
Soon we lost the Kingdom of the Angevin
A kingdom that stretched across two lands
An empire that turned to sand

Aquitaine, in the mists of time
I can see the town of my birth
Aquitaine, one day I'll return
and find the long lost mirth. Aquitaine!

Oh Aquitaine, when will I see
your fair shores again?
'cause soon I’ve got to go –
'cause I am a Huguenot

Oh Aquitaine, when will I see
your bastides again?
I miss my claret vine I miss my faithful wife

Queen Alienor, betrayed by your own sons
Now imprisoned, you cry in Chinon
Far from your wild Garonne
And the proud Dordogne castles,
The towers of war

Queen Alienor, Queen of Kings,
Queen of hearts
Queen of the troubadours, Queen of wisdom
I miss your heydays of arts and freedom
Your son Richard is no more

Aquitaine, in the mists of time
I can see the town of my birth
Aquitaine, one day I'll return
and find the long lost mirth
Aquitaine!

(Lyrics: Tim Hunter & Thierry Sportouche / Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Temple Of Music
‘Welcome to the Temple of Music , I am the High Priest of Prog, beloved congregation, we are gathered here today to honour our great heroes of Prog Rock.’

Temple of music,
Where we live and we let live
Please come and worship,
We’ve got so much to give

We don’t want to hurt no one
We just want to worship the sun
This is our religion
To smile and always have fun
You’re always welcome in our temple

Temple of music,
Where we live and we let live
Please come and worship,
We’ve got so much to give

We just want to play you our songs
We don’t want to do you no wrong
This is our religion
To play music all day long


We just want to play you our songs
We don’t want to do you no wrong
This is our religion
To play music all day long

‘So raise your voices high and open your hymnbook at page number 1970 and sing ‘The Temple of Music’

You’re always welcome in our temple

Temple of music,
Where we live and we let live
Please come and worship,
We’ve so much to give

‘Thank you for visiting the Temple of Music. Do visit us again. If you would like to donate towards the upkeep of the temple, please leave a contribution, no matter how small.’

(Lyrics & Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Dr Beyond and the Prisoner of Dreams
‘My name is Doctor Beyond. Welcome to The Asylum of Musical Delusion. No one has ever escaped. This island is an ideal place for such an institution, particularly in castle, high on a mountain. These are the patients you’ll be looking after. This ward houses our most dangerous inmates. They’re mainly incurable. These poor souls suffer from what is known as ‘Severe Musical Delusion Syndrome’.
(Opening of a cell door – the disturbing wailing of a madman can be heard). ‘Give me a recording contract, please! I’ve written another song!!’ (The door slams shut)
‘You see how pitiful they are – he believes his singing is like a chorus of Angels.’
‘That’s what these delusionals are like – they can persuade themselves their music is good, but they can’t persuade anyone else. Beware, though, some have the power of hypnosis, which we must resist.They must wear straight jackets and we’ve all had all recording equipment and instruments taken from them. We get them referred from studios, bands, record companies and friends. Now this patient is showing signs of recovery.’

Footsteps stop, sound of a some pipes playing can be heard, cell shutter is opened)

‘He’s responded to treatment, he’s becoming more realistic, so we‘ve taken his straight jacket off and allowed him a set of simple pipes to play.’
He plays the pipes as he looks out through the bars of the cell window. As you can hear, he might be fit enough, one day, to be released back into the community.’

(shutter is closed)

‘Still, be careful when you go into any cell, don’t look the patients in the eye and keep heavy sedation at hand. If they can, they’ll try to trap you into their musical nightmare …’


Chorus:
Prisonnier des rêves brisez vos chaînes!
échappez de la tour ancienne
Prisoner of Dreams it’s a world of fantasy
Prisoner of Dreams somehow you must find the key
Prisoner, Prisoner of Dreams, Prisoner, Prisoner of Dreams

Welcome to the asylum of musical delusion,
we’re here to make you well
We help those who are trapped in an illusion,
only we can break the spell

Chorus:

Chorus

On a faraway island on in a castle of dreams,
The prisoner looks out from his cell
On his magic pipes he plays a tune,
Hoping the friendly dragon will rescue him soon

Chorus

Deep in the woods the friendly dragon dwells,
Thousands of years have passed
Only waiting to break the spell,
There are so many stories to tell

Chorus

(Lyrics & Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Drive Out The Demons
As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away
Like wax melteth, so let them die away
Get rid of small talk, Get rid of brainwashing
Out mental demons ,
Out creators of superficiality
Out preachers of integrism,
Vade sermonis subversores
Vade animi daemones,
Dictators of all speeches, Stop deceiving us
Let’s share our hearts,
In peaceful harmony!

Drive out the demons, Tear off the curtain
The sounds of silence, Fly like a falcon
Dream like a cloud in the sky
Drive out the demons

Open up and free your mind
Drop out the chains of your life
Let peace and love flow in your mind
Drive out the demons, the demons
Don’t get away from me, Fight for harmony
Won’t let chaos surround me
Won’t let desert surround me

Drive out the demons
Tear off the curtain,
The sounds of silence
Swim like a dolphin,
Run like a fox in the grass
Drive out the demons
Open up and free your mind…
Drive out the demons,
Your demons, my demons!

(Lyrics: Thierry Sportouche / Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Mad Laughter
Alone in the night with a bag
Madmen laughing in the sky
Wildness in the blue grass
Biting his feet to the bone
Alone in a winter far
Searching a shooting star

The child cries, lost into the dark
He wants to fly from this car.
Madmen laughing in the sky
Why do angels cry?

Can’t you see that I need love?
Can’t you care about me?
Can’t you see that I need love?
Can’t you care about me?

Smoke fills his head to the blind
He cannot see with his eyes
He doesn’t know where he’s going
Madmen laughing in the sky
Wildness in the blue grass

Can’t you see that I need love?
Can’t you care about me?
Can’t you see that I need love?
Can’t you care about me?

They wanted to rule the world
Total control of feelings
They wanted to rule the world
Total control, total control
Madmen laughing in the sky

Can’t you see that I need love?
Can’t you care about me?...

(Lyrics: Thierry Sportouche / Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: The Silver Key
I’m searching for silver I’m searching for gold
I hope that I find it before I get too old
Before I get too old
You know that for so long I’ve been in the cold
I’m looking for ways I can get back to the fold
Get back to the fold
I can see my prize I can reach out and hold it
I can see through the lies The story’s mine,
So many times I’ve told it

I’m a Silver Hunter and I’m searching for gold
The Silver Key will set me free
Gonna find it before I get old
One final quest one final test

I’m searching for something that I’ve got to find
It’s the silver key that will unlock my mind
That will unlock my mind
Although I’m blindfold my eyes can still see
The answer’s somewhere right in front of me
Right in front of me
I can see my prize I can reach out and hold it
I can see through the lies The story’s mine,
So many times I’ve told it

I’m a Silver Hunter and I’m searching for gold
The Silver Key will set me free
Gonna find it before I get old,
One final quest one final test
We have lost the key to the gate of dreams
With the Silver Key we’ll unlock the gate
And find what lies behind it

(Lyrics & Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Ascension
It’s not surprising people’s spirits are rising everywhere
They’re reaching out for the obscure an end to their despair

The establishment has no answers
Their music is for mindless dancers
But we want to use our brains
This world is driving us insane

Ascension to a new dimension
Reach a higher plain
Ascension vers une nouvelle dimension
Où les choses ne sont pas les mêmes

There’s an unseen world that we can share
we know that something is out there
We’re trying to reach another stage
we can feel the coming of another age

The establishment has no answers
Their music is for mindless dancers
But we want to use our brains
This world is driving us insane

Ascension to a new dimension
Reach a higher plain
Ascension vers une nouvelle dimension
Où les choses ne sont pas les mêmes

We’re seeking invention that is our intention
We’re seeking a mention,
We’re seeking attention

The establishment has no answers
Their music is for mindless dancers
But we want to use our brains
This world is driving us insane
Ascension to a new dimension, Reach a higher plain...

(Lyrics & Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Fly Above The Storm
Can somebody take us higher?
Far above the mire
To hear the heavenly choir
Find something to inspire

We’ll fly above the storm
So high above the storm
And find a love that’s warm
A life that is transformed

Fly above the storm
High above the storm

Our burdens weigh us down
And drag us to the ground
Lift us with heavenly sounds
That’s where the answer’s found

We’ll fly above the storm
So high above the storm
And find a love that’s warm
A life that is re-born

Fly above the storm
High above the storm

(Lyrics & Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Lyre Bird
Kingdom of blue fairies,
Stretching in front of me
Princess of all my dreams,
Teasing my poor spirit

Float, lyre-bird, Fly me away
Float, lyre-bird,For my girl
Float, lyre-bird, Fly us away,
Float, lyre-bird,For our love!

Lyre-bird of all the seas,
Flying above the trees
Please tell me how to please,
This girl of fantasy

Float, lyre-bird, Fly me away,
Float, lyre-bird,For my girl
Float, lyre-bird, Fly us away,
Float, lyre-bird,For our love!

(Lyrics: Thierry Sportouche/ Music: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: The Man In The Moon
The man in the moon
He came down too soon
He asked his way to Norwich
He went by the south
And burnt his heart
With your cold language
The sky is dark
And despair on the horizon

Chorus

The man in the moon
He came down too soon
He asked his way to Norwich
He went by the south.

Away from those black walls
Those gloomy streets, Starless and lost,
He’s just a shadow getting free.

Chorus

(Lyrics: Thierry Sportouche / Music: Pascal Lachaize / Arrangement: Tim Hunter)
Track Name: Universal Fromage
Is it just a fantasy, the wide world is made of Brie?
Is it just a fairy tale, the moon is made of Wensleydale?
N'en faites pas tout un fromage ! For all is made of cheese

Universal Fromage, Universal Fromage (oooh)
Am I a Rock ‘n’ Roller, ‘Cos I eat progonzola?
Am I a Rock ‘n’ Roller, ‘Cos I eat goody gooda?

Universal Fromage, cheesing the human age,
Universal Fromage , Universal Fromage

Never brie cheesed off
Looking at all those pretty cheesecakes
Wearing their yellow cheesecloth
Goat not to gaze cheeseparing them

Hey fellas have you heard? Your brain's made out of Camembert
Hey fellas have you heard the news? Girls are made out of Stilton Blue
N'en faites pas tout un fromage ! For all is made of cheese

Universal Fromage, Universal Fromage (oooh)
Am I a Rock ‘n’ Roller ‘Cos I eat rockonzola?
Am I a Rock ‘n’ Roller ‘Cos I eat creamy rockfort?

Universal Fromage across the milky way,
Universal Fromage Universal Fromage
Universal Fromage, Gruyère through the space, Universal Fromage!

(Lyrics: Tim Hunter & Thierry Sportouche / Music: Tim Hunter)