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Orpheus Again

by Bruce Arnold

If you liked Orpheus you will like Orpheus Again.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Playground
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2. The Glow of Love
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3. It's Insane
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4. Can't Find the Time
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5. Lonely
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6. Round and Round
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7. High Flying Bird
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8. You Say
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9. Cinnamon
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10. The Love Bite
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11. All of the Time
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Find me on Facebook under Bruce Arnold-Orpheus. The lyrics to all the songs are printed below and in the cd booklet.

I can't thank my illustrious partners in this effort enough. Brad Delp was always an angel. Bernard Purdie, who did virtually all the drumming on Orpheus albums, also sings here for the first time on record. Orpheus bassist Howie Hersh also always knew exactly what to sing or play every time. Japan's premiere jazz arranger Tiger Okoshi invented such a careful, thoughtful touch. Elliot Sherman's keyboards helped knit it all together, and with respect to John Arnold...it's a very good thing that he can remember how to play and sing everything.


Bruce Arnold (vocals, guitar and keyboards)
Brad Delp (vocals)
John Arnold (vocals)
Howie Hersh (vocals, bass and keyboards)
Elliot Sherman (keyboards)
Bernard Purdie (vocals and percussion)
The Tiger Okoshi Horn Section

Written, arranged and produced
by Bruce Arnold

Published by BAM!
(Bruce Arnold Music)


Recorded at Skywalker Ranch,
Blue Jay, Tres Virgos
and Free Mountain

Engineered by Bob Edwards,
Lester Arnold, Robin Yeager
and David Freiberg

Mastered by Lester Arnold

© Copyright 2010 Bruce Arnold Music

1. Playground

We'll have luncheon in New York
Then fly to Maine and find a hideaway
Or any time of year
We can play along the esplanade

And hear the fine music from the Shell
People sit for hours
Because it's played so well
And it pays to know Cambridge well
In love with life in town

Find the King and I
We'll be there at table number nine
The Prince on Newbury suits me fine
Boston DJs seem able to read my mind
Take the noon ferry to the Vines
Let's go, let's stop, unwind

Sweet summer treats in the Park
Beat summer heat after dark

Brave the new culture underground
You can park your car
Or travel round and round
To the true future wonders found
In love with life in town

Bim bam boom bum ba
Let's forget about it all
Bim bam boom bum ba
Just forget about it all

2. The Glow of Love

Have I been going crazy?
Have I been seeing things?
Or have you overwhelmed me
And I didn't feel a thing?

You're smile, you're eyes
They hypnotize
You show the glow of love

You have made my mind up
I'm thoroughly convinced
You knew that we would wind up
As much in love as this

//You're charm, you're style
Disarm, beguile
You're warm, you glow of love//

The best of all the women
You've turned this man around
All my wheels have stopped spinning
I've come to settle down

You wise, you're kind
You read my mind
You show the glow of love


3. It's Insane

Sex is such a silly thing
But it sure do cheer me up
You're such pretty thing
That I just can't get enough
Just can't get enough

Don'tmake promises, promises
Promises you can't keep
You make promises, yes, you did
Make it so I can't sleep, no

//Yes, you're such a pretty thing, pretty thing
Such a pretty thing, pretty thing//

//Don't you tease me, roll you're eyes and go away//

//It's insane and I can't explain
But I like it, yes, I like it//

In the middle of the night
It can sure get cold as ice

You make promises, promise
Promises you won't keep
All your promises, promises
Make it so I can't sleep. no

//// Yes, you're such a pretty thing, pretty thing////

//Don't you tease me, roll you're eyes and go away//

////It's insane and I can't explain
but I like it, I like it////

4. Can't Find the Time

Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you
Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you

So many things to say, I could fit 'em in a book,
fit 'em in a book of a thousand pages, yeah.
So many people say that I couldn't tell a lie,
couldn't tell a lie in a thousand ages.

Baby you're wrong, baby you're wrong

Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you
Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you

I look at your pretty face and I fall in love with you,
fall in love with you every time I see you, yeah.
Nightgowns of regal lace that are flowin' to the ground
flowin' to the ground in a mist around you.

Baby you're wrong, baby you're wrong
Baby you're wrong, baby you're wrong

Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you
Ba da da da da da da
I can't find the time to tell you

////Ba da da da da da da////

5. Lonely

Are you lonely?
Are you all by yourself?
Does every man that you see
Remind you that we were together
Are you lonely, lonely tonight?

If you'd only
If you'd only see
If you'd only see, it's like I said it would be
and you're all alone
Yeah, you're lonely, lonely tonight

You sit at home
There's something wrong
You're on your own
But your man is gone
And where you going
With a face like that

Yeah, you told me
That you need to be free
But when will you see
You're meant to be my woman
Yeah, you're lonely, lonely, alright!

You sit at home
There's something wrong
You're on your own
But your man is gone
And where you going
With a face like that

Yeah, you're lonely
Cause you're meant to be my woman
Well, why can't you see
You're meant to be my woman
Yeah, you're lonely
Cause you're meant to be my woman


6. Round and Round

You say you love me and then you don't
You say you're willing and then you won't
All this confusion has got to go
This indecision, this I don't know, I don't know

//Round and round//

If you could be me, and I were you
Then you could see what it is you do
You're like a puzzle, a mystery
Why can't you let go and let it be, let it be

//Round and round//

What can I offer, what can I say?
What can I give you to take away
This apprehension, and your dismay?
Let's let our love take us far away, far away

///Round and round///

7. High Flying Bird

High flying bird
How am I going to catch up to you, now?
To see the world
From such a heavenly viewpoint

You fly so high
You're like a honeybee, oh

Everybody seems to be so peaceful
From up here

High flying bird
I'll leave it up to you how
True to your word
You lift me up to you, now

Will I grow wings?
Or will you carry me?

Oh, everything is effortless and easy
Everybody seems to be so peaceful
Flying bird

//High flying bird//

Everything is effortless and easy
Everybody seems to be so peaceful
Every breath I've taken made me feel full
Flying bird

8. You Say

You say it's all right
When we have a fight
You say it's okay
You do things your way

But if you leave me
I won't go on as before
If you deceive me, well
//What can I say?//

In my mind I'm trying
To be strong and stay
But if I find you're lying, well
//What can I say?//

You say it's all right
You say it's okay
First you're out all night
Then you're gone all day

Love's more than feeling
Love's more than sharing a bed
Or else you're stealing
//What can I say?//

In my mind I'm trying
To be strong and stay
But should I find you're lying
///What can I say?///


9. Cinnamon

Cin, Cin, Cinnamon that's for me
Just like any man, I concede

Yeah, she's got the winning ways
That makes you want to say
That you can't live a day without her

I like Cinnamon with my tea
We always get together 'ventually

Yeah, I got a tendency to fall
So every one can see
Because I just can't be without her

No one can tell me I'm wrong
We're truly growing as strong today
As yesterday
We two just fit together
Hand in glove and we're in love

I like Cinnamon and she likes me
But she likes everybody equally

Yeah, she's got things to see
She's even on TV
But she's got time for me tomorrow

No one can tell me I'm wrong
We're truly growing as strong today
Just like yesterday
We're as strong today
Just like yesterday

We two just fit together
Hand in glove and we're in love

I call Cinnamon on the phone
She always greets me with the sweetest tone

Yeah, she's got to harmonize
She sees a million miles
Yeah, she's got a permanent wave
She got people to save
But then Cinnamon stays with me

///Meow, bap ba da///

10. The Love Bite

I've got the Love bite
I'm not saying that I want it
I'm saying that I need to love right
You know how to feed it
You can make me plead for a Love bite

Turn off the bright light
All I want to see is light
coming off of me, I need a good night

If I can get to you, then what
you and I can do will make it alright
alright

//These things have a mind of their own
I'm in its way, I surrender
One sting and the love seed is sown
I'm on display//

Put up a hard fight
I'll still come out on top
There's nothin that can stop this appetite

//Love bite//


11. All of the Time

Six o'clock, I raise my head
Time to get up, get out of bed

But there by my pillow, a soft summer sigh
I try not to wake you but why shouldn't I 'cause

//All of the time, I love you //
All of the time, I love just you

Ten o'clock, I take my break
My time is important, but make no mistake

I'll pick the phone up just like yesterday
And you'll act surprised when you hear me say that

//All of the time, I love you//
All of the time, I love just you

And If I get home late 'cause the traffic's insane
You'll know I can't wait just to see you again
I'll hang my coat up and head straight for your arms

///We'll just start over again///

///All of the time, I love you///










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Dan Williams

Orpheus Again: A Review
I received a copy of Orpheus Again in the mail today, and with high expectations, I managed to guide my shaky hand toward the CD player in my Chevy Silverado before entering traffic to head home. My high expectations were met with an even higher standard of crystal clear production quality, which is paramount when taking in the rich blend of acoustic strings, percussion, horns and vocals offered by the music of Bruce Arnold.
Arnold and his group, Orpheus, had turned out a series of hits in the late 1960s that, while lacking the longevity they deserved on the pop scene, defined an entire genre of music by providing influences many artists may not have realized they got from this source. The use of instruments in the arrangements that were not commonly used on the pop scene, along with the lyrics mixed in, made the music from this band unfamiliar, yet with an element of familiarity that made it wonderfully listenable along with granting the pleasure of something new.
“Can’t Find The Time” is the Arnold-penned song the group is perhaps best known for, having been covered in the ‘70s by the Capris; one-hit wonder group Rose Colored Glass and, much later, Hootie And The Blowfish for the soundtrack to the film, “Me, Myself and Irene.” It displays enough versatility for artists of differing styles to perform it in their own way, yet keep in an immediately recognizable form.
Arnold resurfaces in a welcome reprise of his own brilliant style, adding these tasteful, individual and mesmerizing arrangements to his masterfully crafted lyrics, bringing an even higher level of perfection to them with the tone, the diction and the creative interpretations of his own writing as he sings. The die-hard Orpheus fan will be taken home; the new and uninformed listener will be taken to a new world of musical experience not quite imagined before.
Having only visited the east coast twice in my life, I was taken back there in the first track, “Playground,” and given a new understanding of a lifestyle that differs from mine here in the desert Southwest. The second track, “The Glow Of Love,” paints a picture with words and music that whisks me away into a world I haven’t thought of in a long time, and does so in a way that makes me actually experience it. “It’s Insane,” the third on the list, gathers a confused angst and makes sense of it while being insanely captivating. The fourth one, an updated version of “Can’t Find The Time,” mixes the familiar with new creativity that gives the listener the gift of experiencing this masterpiece for the first time all over again. Need I go on? The rest of the album will bring the listener to a level at which the next track is being anxiously awaited even while the current one is being savored, experienced and enjoyed all at the same time.
This is driving music, it’s listening music, it’s relaxation music, it’s music that will fire up a creative storm if played while writing or painting or even doing homework, and would make the quintessential backdrop for low-key entertaining on a back porch during magic hour. We customarily give five stars for some reason; if I could give this one six, I certainly would.

ORPHEUS AGAIN

Pioneering Adult Pop
Press Play: Bruce Arnold's 'Orpheus Again'
By Paul Liberatore
Marin Independent Journal

Posted: 11/30/2012 06:20:00 AM PST






Bruce Arnold


"Orpheus Again"

At the same time that Bay Area bands were creating the San Francisco Sound in the '60s, an East Coast group called Orpheus was defining what became known as the Boston, aka Bosstown, Sound.

One of the founders of Orpheus, singer-songwriter-guitarist Bruce Arnold, came out west in the early '70s after the breakup of the group and is a longtime Marin resident.

In 1969, Orpheus had a regional hit, and a minor national one, with the single "Can't Find the Time." And now, some four decades later, Arnold recorded a glossy contemporary remake of that song on his album "Orpheus Again," released on his own BAM! label.

As testament to the song's enduring quality, "Can't Find the Time" was covered by Hootie and the Blowfish, who invited Arnold to sit in with them when they performed it at the Fillmore and in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

The difference between the psychedelic rock of the San Francisco bands contrasts sharply with the pioneering adult pop of "Orpheus" and now "Orpheus Again," which has more in common with Michael Franks and Steely Dan than the Grateful Dead or Quicksilver Messenger Service.

"Orpheus Again," featuring 10 unreleased songs from the band's archive, was produced at George Lucas' invitation at his Skywalker Sound in 21 sessions over eight weeks.

The album opens with "Playground," an Arnold tune that references


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Cambridge and New York and Maine and could have been written by Donald Fagan. Arnold has reportedly said that he believes it's an even better song than "Can't Find the Time," and he may be right.

One thing for sure, with his honeyed baritone, he's a smoother singer than the rock stars from San Francisco in the '60s, and his crooner's voice has held up beautifully.

Also of note on "Orpheus Again," original Orpheus drummer Bernard Purdie makes his vocal debut on the song "It's Insane." And Arnold, who lives in Novato with his wife, Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold, proudly duets with his son, John, on the tune "Cinammon."

Orpheus made its mark on the East Coast when the music and the musicians were young, but "Orpheus Again," with its grown-up sophistication and gentle observations about life and love, is mellow Marin all the way.

Buy It: "Orpheus Again," Bruce Arnold, independent, CD Baby, CD $12.97, MP3 $9.99.