The Bear and Other Stories

by The Fantasy Orchestra

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The Bear Who can operate the radio? the bear the bear the bear who can read the coordinates? the bear the bear the bear who can carry the hand-grenade? the bear the bear the bear who can by-pass the check point? the bear the bear the bear who fixed alexander's rifle? Oh, it was the bear the bear the bear who gives half his rations to the half-wit boy? the bear the bear the bear who talks carelessly a-bout the plan in public? it's not the bear the bear the bear but who settles all minor disputes within the group? God bless the bear the bear the bear
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Split Like A Lip Someone went and handled her with too tight a grip Trying to make the mess of their old wood glue stick It seems like the pressure brought her weight down Spitting all the pulp from her squeezed out little lime ahh I belong on my own I'm the sum not a part not the wheel on a cart Not a link in a chain not a seat on a train i'm my own ride That's what you get, when you mess with me she says That's what you get, when you step to me Get close and I might appear clear enough to get a good sense Too close is enough to pull you under In a force of false pretense And all the while you had bigger beams on your mind running around again with your head cut off you liked her just fine she's a nice girl but never mind wouldn't want to be any other way out side these walls I belong on my own I'm the sum not a part not the wheel on a cart Not a link in a chain not a seat on a train ah I belong on my own I'm the sum not a part not the wheel on a cart Not a link in a chain not a seat on a train ah I belong on my own Not a piece of a pie not a pit in a peach Not a fix in a pinch i'm my own ride I never know just when it's too good to be true I never notice ahh I never know just when it's too good to be true I never notice I never notice I never notice
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Strange beautiful, florescent green With your majestic silver scene Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer May I land my kinky machine
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Love In OuterSpace Sunrise love everlasting reaches out to a lover like me again sunrise and love love love everlasting Sunrise Love in it's splendour speak to me in metaphysical harmony We move in love in it's majesty Ever upward to delight inner mystery sunrise in love love love ever lasting sunrise love for everybody sun-rise in outer space love for every face Sunrise love everlasting Sun-rise in Outer Space Love for every face Sunrise in Outer Space Love for everybody Sunrise in Outer Space Love for everybody Sunrise in Outer Space Love for everybody
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One Of My Favourite Weathers Disapeared from the charts Not enough to be forgotten You know you must never have existed at all in the system And the time that I take with the information on my fingerprints It's soon I forget just remember and uphold it don't be sad Unseen unfelt unheard not spelt The eye it's word before before And the air so thick with the cries of the dead Who are they we forget we've forgotten what they said Go back-wards fellows defy the law of space When you crash into the terrafirma Cosmatize your face But how much did you say it would cost me? The friend I trust no more We hold hands together on The sweet sacred blasted shore
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The Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso From the stern to the bow Oh, my boat is empty Yes, my heart is empty From the hole to the how From the rudder to the sail Oh, my boat is empty Yes, my hand is empty From the wrist to the nail From the ocean to the bay Oh, the sand is clean Oh, my mind is clean From the night to the day From the stern to the bow Oh, my boat is empty Oh, my head is empty From the nape to the brow From the east to the west Oh, the stream is long Yes, my dream is wrong From the birth to the death
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This record documents the huge community of talent, love, dedication and positive energy brought about by members of the orchestra and about 160 of them, mostly amateur musicians and singers are on the record!

The tracklist represents a Fantasy mix of well-known and lesser-known composers such as Bristol-based master guitarists Paul Bradley and Jamie Harrison: who’s song, The Bear, gives the album it’s title. There are tunes composed in the 50’s, 60’s and 70s (Sun Ra, Hendrix, Caetano Veloso); and tunes written since 2010 (Richard Dawson, Disasterpeace).

The first session was in Paris on Sat 18th Nov 2017 at Midi Live studio. The next took place on April 15th 2018 at J and J studio in Bristol:

Both sessions feature an almost completely different set of musicians as the orchestra has branches in Bristol and in Paris

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released February 28, 2020

Jesse D Vernon conducted all except “Split Like A Lip” which was conducted by David Insua-Cao.
The album was mixed by Hugo Bracci then mixed some more by JDV at studio ruidomáximo with Cristián Sotomayor helping on Fave Weathers, Love in OS, One Rainy Wish and Split Like A Lip. Mastering by Remi Salvador at Climax Mastering

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