Quarter Century

by Carlo Barbagallo

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    Quarter Century is collective album; a sort of compilation of collaborations between myself and some incredible musicians; members of Albanopower, Music For Eleven Instruments, Suzanne'Silver, Les Dix-Huit Secondes, Enablers, Tellaro, Wisdom Teeth, Diane And The Shell, Skrunch, Camera 237.

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Quarter Century videoclips project (work in progress): www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F0CC5F3B15607625


released December 28, 2010

Personnel (in alphabetical order):

Francesco Accardi (Great Sun),
Michele Alessi (Clouds Behind The Moon),
Carlo Barbagallo,
Ruben Barbagallo (Mediocre),
Francesco Cantone (Reject),
Mauro Felice (H.L.),
Giovanni Fiderio (H.L.),
Joe Goldring (The Crowd)
Carlo Natoli (Simon Templar),
Maria Bruna Natoli (Simon Templar),
Ignazio Nisticò (Clouds Behind The Moon),
Forrest Peaker (White),
Salvo Rizzuto (A Place Called Home),
Giuseppe Schillaci (H.L. / Ercoidem / Mediocre / Show),
Dario Serra (Wake Me Up),
Salvo Sultano (Show)
Lorenzo Urciullo (Reject),
Vincenzo Tabacco (H.L.),
Lucia Urgese (A Place Called Home / Mediocre / The Crowd),
Toti Valente (Reject).

See song info for roles & details about each track.

Produced & Mastered by Carlo Barbagallo.

Grazie Mille to all the wonderful people involved in this album
as musicians & as friends.
A special thanks to my family
& all my love to Lucia.



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Carlo Barbagallo is a sicilian musician, composer, sound engineer, producer. He always played & recorded his music, experimenting the possibilities of home & studio creative recording. Owner of totally DIY Noja Recordings; founder or guest member of a lot of different bands/projects. Full info at barbagallo.weebly.com ... more


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Track Name: A Place Called Home
I'm here not because
I have got nowhere
Nowhere else to go
I'm here because
With you I'm in
In a place called home
Track Name: Wake Me Up!
I live an endless childhood
I live in an endless dream
Here am I?
With the same games of the old times:
Playing and recording
But I'm afraid!
I'm a quarter of century without a salary
Darling, I know you know the way to save me
To make me be a brand new man
My sweet darling
Wake me up!
Track Name: Mediocre
They write words and sounds for you poor
And you are only here to drink and spend your useless time
No genuine ear
No real attention
And we know it
And you know it
And that's good for all
The constant search of fun
Contenting you with enthusiasm for the well known and have yet seen
You're perfectly satisfied of the Box
Because they never forget the random crumbs of originality
Ongoing research of one-way communication
Ongoing research of power over the standardized minds
Strategies to be here and there
Those to be accepted.
Those for creep and earn
And you are here only to show the new suit
And you are here only to share useless words
Conscious and happy that you are kidding
Some have often said that my work has always been mediocre
I just tried to believe in myself
I just tried to act like I am
But now I know certainly that those who go forward are those that you tease
And I'm slowly losing myself in this world
And it's probably already too late
Maybe I'm already dead
I just waste my time in believing in me
It's true!
... compared to excellence spontaneity or repellent poor forgery
But this is the only world
And we all live it
Rather be mad or dead
Or ask anything
To not think
Track Name: Reject (No Reaction Time)
Hi! Here they go
The reject do retry to
No matter how hard they have tried
They just lose
As winners win
The reject come to quit
Let me introduce to you
The university of second chance
Which has all the time you need to
Fall and stand up for another prance
And we’re feeling like no reaction time was left for us
No reaction time
None to say goodbye to
If we did
None replied
Track Name: Holiday / H.L.
Track Name: Tx313
Track Name: Show
Cry Alone
My little and funny love
Everything today will be an hurt
A fake and dirty place
There where come down the rain
Where you are alone with your mistakes
In my head your friends are tell me of your mistakes
In your head my friends are waiting your love again
I'll show your way
And I'll show my heart
While you are in pain
I'll burn in my love
Track Name: Simon Templar
Here’s that kind of transformation you never expected
Here’s that kind of healty guilty I’ll never forget
Here’s that man who hidden inside me
Believe is possible to have another transformation
Here I am that kind of man
Here I am that hidden man
Here is my revelation
Track Name: Great Sun
Painted by the colour of your skin
Laugh to me, the moon
Behind the tip of a cypress tree
Oh great sun of the night!
Now you set behind a cornice
That it’s like an horizon between us
Track Name: QM6MZ1468413 - Clouds Behind The Moon
I'm not drunk like Tom Waits
Anyway I'm emulate him
You're right!
A lot of coffee and cigarettes
I'm only trying to stay awake
You could think Ribot is playing
But the weather here is warm
More & more & more
Than there
For sure!
We stay an hour on a boat to do in and out the island
Garbage from feet to knees
You're talking about bridges but we haven't streets
Miles of coast with miles of factories
There is a three-eyed-baby going east from my town
Born in a green sea
Under a pink sky
So we try to hide us behind the moon
We are like the clouds behind the moon
Track Name: Town Calls
Town calls Sunday for lunch
I've to run too miles with this car
This country smells and looks like overseas land
And the best thing
That makes me happy
It's to feel you close
Here by me
Track Name: White
Foothills are a drag when you have high ambitions
Just a passage to the destination
Glamour stains your mind and your fantasy
Give up time and be frivolous with me
My mind spins webs in my skull
This nervous twitch won't let me go
We traveled North
North by Northeast
Born on a current that puts you to sleep
Please be alone
Alone with me
Beneath snow
White white snow
Hidden I know
Beneath silent snow
A blazer of protest pockets no passion
Just a message
Only reaction
Track Name: The Crowd
I sing with the arms open towards the sky
I ask to the clouds to give me the rain
To wash the streets
To cleanse the crowd
And swept away the thoughts from my mind
Track Name: Ercoidem