And so it begins, where it all began so many years ago. This album is the fulfillment of a dream, once but a fleeting memory, now made real.
“Tales From The Tower” is a rare album of real songs performed, interpreted and recorded in the modern progressive idiom, and features the songs of Tim Cox and Richard Cory. Most of the songs on this album are from the time of the first incarnation of The Tirith, they are the classic Tirith songs of our youth. Those songs have been taken, rearranged in some cases, lyrics have been supplemented, and the songs have been reinterpreted and presented for a new century and audience. Additional material has also been written.
“Tales From The Tower” is not a concept album, but there is a theme that runs through several of the songs. It starts with “The Tower”, that alien Tower on a distant planet, surrounded by methane snow, that we envisaged long ago. The Tower was one of our earliest songs and ends with the line, “The door drew back and so we saw”. “Song of all Ages” follows this theme, it tells of what we saw when that door drew back, the lone figure standing there, with the two moons in the sky, a witness for a lost alien race. The subject of these two songs is reflected in the cover art. “Lost” and the former song “Monday Evening”, both early Tirith material have been re-invented within this framework, as “Lost” and “Pioneers of the Outer Arm”. The former a tale of lost love on a galactic scale, and “Pioneers” a tale of a hapless band of privateers (probably us) bungling their way across the galaxy (in a ship too old to be for real). “Lost” is the epic track, it brings the album to a climactic finish with its big build up and slow epic end section.
“Tales From The Tower” took 3 years to complete and has been expertly produced and mixed by Tim Cox bringing all of his production experience to bear on the tracks.
This is only the start ,The Tirith have much more material ready for recording, and we are currently writing more.
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