2005: SPRINGTIDES (A collection of rare & unreleased tracks 1992-2002)

(CD Mellow Records)

Tracks

Ace of sunlight (previously unreleased)

Starfields (demo)

Seascape (demo)

Season of eve (demo)

Aries (previously unreleased)

Morning (live in studio)

Rainbow (previously unreleased)

Living stone and 1st reprise (alternate version)

The night the moon fell down (previously unreleased)

Crossing the bar (previously unreleased)

Musicians & credits

these songs are taken by different kind of supports ( tapes, cd, dat, etc…) and the sound quality is not ever very good but i hope very much you can like them because in these songs there’s the roots of the hostsonaten works in this 10 years.

thanks to you all
Fabio zuffanti – june 2004

ace of sunlight ( previously unreleased, 1992 )

fabio zuffanti. guitar, vocals
boris valle. piano
edmondo romano. sax, recorder

recorded in july 1992 by edmondo romano at eris pluvia studio, genova
this is the real first hostsonaten incarnation, our first reharsal and the first song that I composed for this project. it’s a part of a long suite that it’s never been released. I hope one day to re-work on it. the lyrics are completely improvvsed

starfields ( demo, 1993 )

fabio zuffanti. guitar, bass, keyboards, programming, vocal
stefano marelli. lead guitar

seascape ( demo, 1993 )

fabio zuffanti. guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals
edmondo romano. sax, recorder

recorded in march 1993 by edmondo romano at eris pluvia studio, genova
different versions of these 2 songs take place on the hostsonaten’s suite. these are the first demos for the future recordings of that cd

season of eve ( demo, 1997 )

fabio zuffanti. guitars, bass, keybords, vocals
osvaldo giordano. keyboards, programming
recorded by osvaldo giordano in september 1997 at new musical box studio, genova
this song is in the album “mirrorgames” and this is an usual demo that I give to the musicians to explain them the parts to play

aries ( previously unreleased, 1997 )

fabio zuffanti. guitars, bass, keybords
osvaldo giordano. keyboards, programming

recorded by osvaldo giordano in september 1997 at new musical box studio, genova
still form the “mirrorgames” sessions, this song has never been finally recorded but some parts of it will take place on la maschera di cera’s albums

rainbow ( previously unreleased, 1999 )

fabio zuffanti. bass, bass pedals
nicola bottino. guitasr
agostino macor. keyboards
luca scherani. keyboards
andrea orlando. drums
massimo zelante. sitar

recorded by robbo vigo in september 1999 at fenixlab studio, genova
this is the instrumental version of a song that appear on the ‘merlin-the rock apera’ album with the title of ‘the wedding march’. The first version of this song was intended to be an istrumental piece and so here it is

morning ( live in studio, 1999 )

fabio zuffanti. bass, bass pedals, acoustic guitar
nicola bottino. electric guitar
fausto sidri. recorder
agostino macor. keyboards
luca scherani. keyboard
andrea orlando. drums

recorded by pio arcidiacono in june 1999 at p.a. studio, genova
we played this song only 2 times in concert with the musicians of merlin-the rock opera

living stone and 1st reprise ( alternate version, 2001)

fabio zuffanti. guitars, bass, bass pedals
agostino macor. keyboards
stefano marelli. lead guita
edmondo romano. sax
federico foglia. drums

recorded by robbo vigo in november 2001 at fenixlab studio, genova
another interesting alternate take with some more tricks respect on the final version

the night the moon fell down ( previously unreleased, 2002 )
crossing the bar ( previously unreleased, 2002 )

fabio zuffanti. acoustic guitar, organ, vocals
recorded by fabio zuffanti in march 2002 at spiralstudio, genova
2 new song from the demos of an entire acoustic album that I’ll record one day

produced by fabio zuffanti
all music & arrAngements by fz
lyrics by fz except for 05 ( s. t. coleridge) & 11 ( a. tennyson )
mastered by marco olivotto at sonica studios – june 2004
a spirals/mellowrecords produciorn 2004
illustrations taken by the bible of borso d’estegraphycs: claudio feltrin/b&b studio – sanremo

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