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Faithless — Evergreen
Album: Outrospective
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Running with my rain face on
Today I woke up feeling sad
I know that you said,
That one day I would be glad
Hold the Choirs of Winter,

The Birds are calling to me and
All the leaves I came to love are falling
Ribbons on evergreen, owls that pull them apart
I can hear you singing my funny valentine
Oh you know that breaks my heart
Hold the choirs of winter,
The Birds are calling to me and
All the leaves I came to love

Oh you know that breaks my heart
Oh you know that breaks my heart

Running with my rain face on
No Idea of what to say
No idea of who to do
In this fear that never goes
Waiting for all my dreams
Oh you know it breaks my heart
Hold the Choirs of Winter,
The Birds are calling to me and
All the leaves I came to love

Oh you know it breaks my heart
Oh you know it breaks my heart
Oh you know That breaks my heart
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lush
This is still my favourite version, shame there is no better quality:

Faithless - Evergreen (Live 2001)
"Hello is that Faithless?"

"Yup"

"Its Enya here...can I have my genre back please?"

Click.
this also please me
 VH1 wrote:
This band is overhyped and overplayed {#Snooty}

 
You're overhyped and overplayed. {#Snooty}

Seriously tho, where are you hearing about these guys and hearing their music, other than here? I was under the impression they're relatively obscure if you aren't an 2000's era trance head.
Every time I saw them live they performed faboulous
Nice      :o)~        Connecticut.
This band is overhyped and overplayed {#Snooty}


{#Sad}
 fredriley wrote:

I'll second that. It's so different from the usual Faithless output, which tends to go in one ear and out of the other. A beautiful and transporting song :)

 
Yes, I was about to comment about this tune being the real standout on that album.
This grew on me.  Ethereal and soothing.
Yep. Fabulous cover. Fabulous music.
 
Terrific album cover.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Always loved this spacy, trippy, melodic and groovy thing; love how the combo of artists brings a surreal soundscape right into my mind; for me, this is way up there with that one by William Orbit & Beth Orton (Water From a Vine Leaf)...

 
I'll second that. It's so different from the usual Faithless output, which tends to go in one ear and out of the other. A beautiful and transporting song :)
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...
 govna wrote:
After all this time, I have no idear as to weather I like this song or Knot.

 
FYT
 rdo wrote:

Ugh...I h8 it when people mispronounce the word "idea"
 
In fairness they may have pronounced it right and merely spelled it wrong.  I hate it when I am on the bog when this song comes on and can't hit PSD.
 govna wrote:
After all this time, I have no idear as to weather I like this song or not.

 
Ugh...I h8 it when people mispronounce the word "idea"
After all this time, I have no idear as to weather I like this song or not.
I agree very Sarah Mac, backed by Delirium.   Still good thou.
  cmarcan wrote:
Voice totally sounds like Sarah Maclachlan to me. 
         bh1 wrote:
 
          No, the October Project. A very distinctive sound. 
 
Her name is actually Zoe Johnston. She also sings on 'Swollen' by Bent - is on RP's playlist. Kind of a bit like Sarah, Marina Belica and Mary Fahl - but different.  I love them all! {#Cool}
...very ethereal - and that brownie sure helped too
Faithless in top form. {#Sunny}
really very nice.
Always loved this spacy, trippy, melodic and groovy thing; love how the combo of artists brings a surreal soundscape right into my mind; for me, this is way up there with that one by William Orbit & Beth Orton (Water From a Vine Leaf)...
 cmarcan wrote:
Voice totally sounds like Sarah Maclachlan to me. 
 
No, the October Project. A very distinctive sound. 
Voice totally sounds like Sarah Maclachlan to me. 
Feels good..
For a second I thought it was Florence and the machine. Glad to see it wasn't her, not that Florence isn't good.
Never heared this before. Very nice!
As long there is no or less rap in his songs I like faithless.
This is one of my favorite!
Do I like this song?  I have no idear...

Odd accent and odd way of saying idea in the song. 
MinMan wrote:
The cover art could represent Paris in 1968.... or Athens in 2010.
 
 
tonypf wrote:

Egypt anyone?

 
If things keep going the way they are, every city on the planet will look like that
I didn't even realize the segue from Catherine Wheel!  Both pieces very haunting.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Eleven
 
cha'! of course!!
Just magical. I absolutely *LOVE* this tune. Headphones on and head-a-noddin'  ... Happy day to everyone.
 TerryS wrote:

Thanks Fred, saw several Eschers this year and your pointer brought back the experiences nicely. Now I have to go look up Dotore Phibes.

 
Wikipedia is your friend. Dr Phibes was an unforgettable 'Phantom of the Opera' character played with tongue firmly in cheek by the late, great Vincent Price.
 fredriley wrote:
Have a look at the extraordinary artwork on the Faithless website - Escher meets Dr Phibes :o)
 
Thanks Fred, saw several Eschers this year and your pointer brought back the experiences nicely. Now I have to go look up Dotore Phibes.

Seamless segue into this track.
Ah, Faithless! {#Cowboy}

Danny Le Rouge?


Eleven
One of my favorites.....{#Bounce}
Have a look at the extraordinary artwork on the Faithless website - Escher meets Dr Phibes :o)
It is just amazing what these guys do with few electronic trinkets at their disposal. Love her voice! {#Sunny}
tkosh wrote:
It's always fun to sit in my chair, rocking back and forth to good music, while reading all the banter that rejects, dissects, praises, insults, analyzes, supports, or disregards it—all on my screen at one time!
Your observation has changed the content.

 MinMan wrote:
The cover art could represent Paris in 1968.... or Athens in 2010.
 
Egypt anyone?

I like this song. It stays with you.........
Ok,sold.
again, really pretty.
SWEET dreamy set Bill!  Love-love-love it!  thanks!!

Catherine Wheel - Fripp
Faithless - Evergreen
High Violets - Wheel
 MinMan wrote:
The cover art could represent Paris in 1968.... or Athens in 2010.
 

Berlin......every 1.of May in the last 25 years...

 

Nice song though.


That street looks really slippery.
The cover art could represent Paris in 1968.... or Athens in 2010.
Hyp...hyp...notic...atmosphere is dreamy...good song!!!
Near 8 hovering above 7.  The Live Video on YouTube is a good watch/listen.  Love the line "Running with my rain face on"
Yeah......Evergreen.....
Keep the faith. 
 sub-arctic wrote:
My brother and I went for a fishing trip into the outbacks of Lapland last summer. One of the CDs we had in the car was a Faithless album. After that I will always associate them with endless deserted gravel roads through the majestic scenery of mountains, lakes and vast forests in the midnight sun.
 
Nice. I have similar memories of a Hybrid CD and west Texas from a few years ago: Santa Elena Canyon, the Davis Mountains, and a tornado off in the distance.

I was compelled to google the singer. Her name is Zoe Johnston.

 loversclub wrote:
where the fuck is bonn ?
 
Last I heard he was on a highway to . . . oh, never mind.
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LOlXl6_Xi-k/SW1DHMOcvbI/AAAAAAAAAq8/GkDg8GwtpRo/s320/Ac-dc+-+Bon+Scott+Era.jpg

 wferrier wrote:
  

The French group Air creates electronica music, but it has a human component, and initiates live; then is recorded. Your argument is a red herring, served with a dash of slippery slope. The spirit of the argument lies in the quality of live drummers, who can then be recoded. It happens all the time, and is vastly superior to modular programming-if the drummer is talented that is.  



  
Tell me of a successful recording artist who didn't record in the studio.  Art is artful, artifice, artificial.
 iscoot4peace wrote:
Faithless may be faulted for inconsistency in their recordings...but when they are ON TRACK like this particular number they are awesome!  9
 
{#High-five} Completely agree => 9

First time I've heard this, and I really like it.
Was this the one with the pristine female vocals? Mmm, likey.
It's always fun to sit in my chair, rocking back and forth to good music, while reading all the banter that rejects, dissects, praises, insults, analyzes, supports, or disregards it—all on my screen at one time!
Faithless may be faulted for inconsistency in their recordings...but when they are ON TRACK like this particular number they are awesome!  9
 MinMan wrote:
This would be so much better with a drummer - those cymbals sound like a dripping faucet...
 
Maybe that's how the album became Evergreen. Someone left the faucet running.
I forgot about this song...I forgot how good it is.
 
Dire. Please make it stop.

This would be so much better with a drummer - those cymbals sound like a dripping faucet...
Always loved this ......again, great sets this night.
My brother and I went for a fishing trip into the outbacks of Lapland last summer. One of the CDs we had in the car was a Faithless album. After that I will always associate them with endless deserted gravel roads through the majestic scenery of mountains, lakes and vast forests in the midnight sun.
 bitbanger wrote:
Dude, its in Ohio! Everyone knows that...
 
Where the heck is Ohio?  {#Wave}
BTW, most people are unaware of it.... Bonn is Bono's mis-spelt little brother.

Nothing like stealing another artist's ideas as you have none of your own - or did you invent the line"need somebody to love"?
 loversclub wrote:

where the fuck is bonn ?

 

Dude, its in Ohio! Everyone knows that...
 loversclub wrote:

where the fuck is bonn ?

 

A joke, right?

Google Earth tells me that Cologne and Bonn are pretty much neighbors.

Nice joke.

Cool song, btw.
one of the good Faithless tracks (and boy, there are really bad ones ...)
Sublime. 
 loversclub wrote:

where the fuck is bonn ?

 

I'm not in context, but Bonn is a city in germany, rather large one too...

btw, great song ..{#Music}


Funny, while listening to Catherine Wheel's Fripp, I thought this would make a great segue.  I'd like tohear more from this album, though, to see if it's yet another one that RP is going to make me buy.{#Jump}
 pianocomposer wrote:
Music is in the ear of the beholder. To criticize any music for poor choice of instruments is valid only if the sound doesn't work for the song. I write almost entirely for piano & it's a pure sound, but some songs require more or would sound better if arranged with more instruments.
  Agreed.  Nicely stated.  Seems pointless to criticize a song for any reason, though I'm guilty of such a thing on here.  Nice that we are free to debate.  What I absolutely love is crap to someone else, yes?  I guess that's what makes the world go 'round.


 moonajohannes wrote:
for ever green - all woods and cities - beautiful sound!
 
where the fuck is bonn ?

for ever green - all woods and cities - beautiful sound!
 Photo-John wrote:


Pure snobbery. Performance and music aren't exactly the same thing. Based on that logic, everything should be recorded live.
   

The French group Air creates electronica music, but it has a human component, and initiates live; then is recorded. Your argument is a red herring, served with a dash of slippery slope. The spirit of the argument lies in the quality of live drummers, who can then be recoded. It happens all the time, and is vastly superior to modular programming-if the drummer is talented that is.  



 Photo-John wrote:


Pure snobbery. Performance and music aren't exactly the same thing. Based on that logic, everything should be recorded live.
 

Based on that logic, nothing should be recorded, everything should be performed live.  Nonetheless, I agree with you P-J!
 wferrier wrote:

I'm with the Swede. Any new thing I hear I check out the drumming first. If it's fake I don't waste my ears.
 

Pure snobbery. Performance and music aren't exactly the same thing. Based on that logic, everything should be recorded live.
 HazzeSwede wrote:

Anything without real drumming can´t score over five in my book.


 
I'm with the Swede. Any new thing I hear I check out the drumming first. If it's fake I don't waste my ears.


 SquatterMadras wrote:
Really pleased to hear Faithless on RP. Their music isn't my favourite, but my good lady wife is a lifelong friend of one of the band members :)

Namedropper Madras ;)

 

Sounds like a plan......this sounds good....also LOVE Celtic WOMAN.....great voices. awesome sound and pretty young ladies too!!!names My (one of my ) kittens after Chloe!!!        no jokes please!!!{#Whisper}Celtic Woman.................
Really pleased to hear Faithless on RP. Their music isn't my favourite, but my good lady wife is a lifelong friend of one of the band members :) Namedropper Madras ;)
beautiful, sublime stuff, even if it is highly 'synthetic'
EniwaMan wrote:
While I share your appreciation for the physical skill in crafting music, and generally prefer that bands not resort to programmed, fake instruments, I guess I'm not as absolute about it. If you browse through my iTunes library, you'll find, even amongst my favorite tracks, a number of songs that have fake drums, fake orchestral backing, sampled vocal or instrumental riffs and whatnot. I'm not saying my opinion is any better, but I just think in most cases a great song shouldn't be reduced to, and is not limited by a single element. A song can be a complex creation, as with other art forms, as with life, as with a philosophy or a world-view. I don't write off friends because of a single flaw, and thank God they seem to give me the same slack! I know songs are not people, but just as with a person I love, when a song has so much going for it, sometimes the quibbles become non-issues. This song is a good example. Would I like it better with real drums? Yes, but it has such rich vocals, warm and inviting background textures (many of which are probably sampled or programmed), great melody, and tasteful production that the lack of real drumming just doesn't matter to me. And, by the way, not all fake instruments are of equal quality. Sometimes they sound horrible, but the drumming in this one sounds good to me, real or fake. Even when using machines, musicians make thousands of choices which, taken together, shape the way a song sounds and feels. Perhaps there is credit to be awarded for musicianship even when it's not an instrument, but rather an electronic device that is being used to good effect. Not always, certainly, but in many cases. My two cents.
That long but ya right, it's how ya use it?
EniwaMan wrote:
While I share your appreciation for the physical skill in crafting music, and generally prefer that bands not resort to programmed, fake instruments, I guess I'm not as absolute about it. If you browse through my iTunes library, you'll find, even amongst my favorite tracks, a number of songs that have fake drums, fake orchestral backing, sampled vocal or instrumental riffs and whatnot. I'm not saying my opinion is any better, but I just think in most cases a great song shouldn't be reduced to, and is not limited by a single element. A song can be a complex creation, as with other art forms, as with life, as with a philosophy or a world-view. I don't write off friends because of a single flaw, and thank God they seem to give me the same slack! I know songs are not people, but just as with a person I love, when a song has so much going for it, sometimes the quibbles become non-issues. This song is a good example. Would I like it better with real drums? Yes, but it has such rich vocals, warm and inviting background textures (many of which are probably sampled or programmed), great melody, and tasteful production that the lack of real drumming just doesn't matter to me. And, by the way, not all fake instruments are of equal quality. Sometimes they sound horrible, but the drumming in this one sounds good to me, real or fake. Even when using machines, musicians make thousands of choices which, taken together, shape the way a song sounds and feels. Perhaps there is credit to be awarded for musicianship even when it's not an instrument, but rather an electronic device that is being used to good effect. Not always, certainly, but in many cases. My two cents.
Music is in the ear of the beholder. To criticize any music for poor choice of instruments is valid only if the sound doesn't work for the song. I write almost entirely for piano & it's a pure sound, but some songs require more or would sound better if arranged with more instruments.
Although it's in a 'genre' these guys don't seem to have an 'house-style' - which I think is a good thing - in these days of corporate find a hit then flog it to death. I was just just at lunch with a photogapher friend who is old school, Hasselblads, 60's Vogue (click here) etc. He equates digital photography with today's build em cheap pile em high society. I'm into digital everything, including internet radio, I love rp! But he has a point... RP is an exception, but with this 'who shouts loudest' ie most output, bulk email, biggest bulley-boy, wins vibe, where's the place for the softly spoken, more profound words - the real creativity.
I love dreaming about this song it gives me faith
HazzeSwede wrote:
Anything without real drumming can't score over five in my book.
While I share your appreciation for the physical skill in crafting music, and generally prefer that bands not resort to programmed, fake instruments, I guess I'm not as absolute about it. If you browse through my iTunes library, you'll find, even amongst my favorite tracks, a number of songs that have fake drums, fake orchestral backing, sampled vocal or instrumental riffs and whatnot. I'm not saying my opinion is any better, but I just think in most cases a great song shouldn't be reduced to, and is not limited by a single element. A song can be a complex creation, as with other art forms, as with life, as with a philosophy or a world-view. I don't write off friends because of a single flaw, and thank God they seem to give me the same slack! I know songs are not people, but just as with a person I love, when a song has so much going for it, sometimes the quibbles become non-issues. This song is a good example. Would I like it better with real drums? Yes, but it has such rich vocals, warm and inviting background textures (many of which are probably sampled or programmed), great melody, and tasteful production that the lack of real drumming just doesn't matter to me. And, by the way, not all fake instruments are of equal quality. Sometimes they sound horrible, but the drumming in this one sounds good to me, real or fake. Even when using machines, musicians make thousands of choices which, taken together, shape the way a song sounds and feels. Perhaps there is credit to be awarded for musicianship even when it's not an instrument, but rather an electronic device that is being used to good effect. Not always, certainly, but in many cases. My two cents.
A pleasure to hear this tune again. Just what I needed this morning.
Mindscrape wrote:
This is just plain cheesy.
Do you like the Greenbay Packers?...it's the only time when being cheesy is acceptable!
inindian wrote:
Good sailin' music
I saw the post before realising it was mine and thought, hey yeah, that's how I feel, duh. So now I'm replying to my post, double duh. But I still think the same.
Contradiction in terms...Faithful, introspective!!
snowcat wrote:
Dido's brother's band. Good musical genes in that family!
LOL I applaud your dry wit
HazzeSwede wrote:
Anything without real drumming can't score over five in my book.
poor soul :flamed: :angel:
Good sailin' music
Dido's brother's band. Good musical genes in that family!
Bill you are on a roll, excellent sequence: King Crimson Catherine Wheel Faithless Perfect for bad to work after a holiday!
ElSupreme wrote:
Yeah I moved it from a 3 to 6. But I am not sure about great.
It's getting even better... :redface:
nigelr wrote:
Very nice indeed. Cover art looks like Paris circa '68...........
....or 2007 when you have a look at the latest development in Paris' suburbs...
Very nice indeed. Cover art looks like Paris circa '68...........
Anything without real drumming can't score over five in my book.
EssexTex wrote:
It's Friday!.....need rock
I really like the last two songs, but you do have a point. Something more upbeat and rocky might be better for a Friday.
Not typically the type of music I like...but this one is really good. The lyrics especially hit home for me. Thanks RP.
meydele wrote:
A face dripping tears? Not bad.
It's Friday!.....need rock
Odyzzeuz wrote:
What's a rain face?
A face dripping tears? Not bad.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
What's a rain face?
That sounds like a question for Jenna Jameson.
Hummmm, I usually like Faithless but this one didn't really do it for me...
Kerly wrote:
After second listening it sounds better indeed.
Yeah I moved it from a 3 to 6. But I am not sure about great.
crowhog2000 wrote:
it's most excellent
After second listening it sounds better indeed.
Groovy, indeed. Will rate it an 8.
What's a rain face?
Wonderful tune! I didn't recognise Faithless! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:cool:
perfect description crowhog2000 wrote:
groove