Letter from Egypt

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«Letter from Egypt» – «Письмо из Египта»   2008

Спустя  двенадцать лет после выхода своего третьего сольного альбома на норвежском языке “Vogts Villa”, Мортен Харкет выпускает (19 мая для Норвегии и 30 мая для других стран) свой четвертый  сольный альбом на английском языке –«Letter from Egypt» («Письмо из Египта»).Творческий багаж сольной карьеры Мортена  гармонично  уравнялся:  двумя норвежскоязычными  и двумя  англоязычными альбомами.  Капризная муза Мортена Харкета  не вдохновляет его в стенах родной квартиры на написание музыки и текстов для сольных творений, вот и в этот раз она не изменила себе и направила Мортена в Марокко

, а уже там и нашептала ему мелодии к новому альбому и даже парочку текстов.

Но сказать, что Мортен записал «Письмо из Египта» в Марокко было бы не верно, непосредственная запись производилась в двух студиях: Nidaros Studio в Тронхейме (Норвегия) и Lydlab Studio (Дания). В альбоме есть два кавера: первый - Movies, кавер песни My Woman норвежской группы Locomotives, а второй - We'll Never Speak Again Магне Фурухольмена и Аннели Дреккер.

Альбом  пропитан всеми оттенками  грусти, а какая нежность растворена в голосе! Такие песни не подвластны времени, они обречены стать классическими балладами и жить в веках. Уместно здесь процитировать чудесную  рецензию от music.com.ua:

«“Письмо из Египта” Мортена Харкета – альбом без возраста, без примет времени. “Letter From Egypt” – музыка навсегда, вечная, как песок под ногами и небо над головой. Написанная то ли вчера, то ли сорок лет назад, сыгранная под гитару в опустевшем кафе или записанная в модерновой студии с целым штатом инструменталистов, легко приснившаяся во сне или трудно и долго создаваемая опытно-студийным путем – все может оказаться правдой. Она держится на трех беспроигрышных китах: классических гармониях, свободных, ненавязчивых оркестровках, нежном и трогательном вокале.»

«Только так – годами, судьбой, утратами, отчаянием, ранней сединой – пишутся такие настоящие, обезоруживающие мелодии, как “Letter From Egypt”, торжественно проплывающие сразу в классику, без остановок в суетливой конъюнктуре сегодняшнего дня».

Спасибо нашим землякам за такую высокую оценку.

Альбом состоит из 12 песен. Тексты и авторство указаны ниже.


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DARKSPACE - В темноте

(текст и музыка: O.S.Olsen, M. Harket)

In the dark space
When I close my eyes
I see your face shining
Like the moon in the night
And I must tell you
From my heart
I’ve been waiting my time
My love,
All over the world

You’re with me, you’re with me, with me,
You’re with me, you’re with me
Where ever I go

Remember who you’re on the back of
Riding through the human race
Crossing these rivers of memories
Girl, you’ve got sunshine on your face

You’re with me, you’re with me, with me,
You’re with me, you’re with me
Where ever I go

Time, time’s like a slow rising wave
Gathering, gathering up nights and days
And I feel, I feel I’m at the moment when it breakes
Yes I feel, we’re at the moment when it breakes

You’re with me, you’re with me, with me,
You’re with me, you’re with me
Riding through you every night
You’re with me, you’re with me, with me,
You’re with me, you’re with me
And in our window there is light

 

a-ha_about_Darkspace

 

 

SEND ME AN ANGELПошли мне Ангела

(музыка: K.Bjerkestrand, M.Harket & Tanya, текст: O.S.Olsen & Tanya)

I must have kept a burning truth
Too tight against my heart
I looked out in that night for you
Looked out in that night
God and his son apart

And every dream is far too sweet
I let them all come down
I do not know that we will meet
Do not know that now
Before I'm coming home

Send me God
Send me an angel
Send me a sign
Send me God

And all these things my hands will touch
Outside the name of love
Out here where nothing is too much
And people pray in gloves

 

WE'LL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN – Мы никогда не будем говорить снова

(музыка: M.Furuholmen, K.Bjerkestrand, текст: M.Furuholmen)

The world outside my window
Dig holes into my brain
And all the ones before us
Left nothing but their names

And all of us are broken
And all of us in pain
Though some of us have spoken
We'll never speak again

The world outside my window
Dig holes into my brain
And all the ones before us
Left me with nothing
Nothing but their names

And all of us are broken
And all of us in pain
Though some of us have spoken
We'll never speak again

 

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DIEМного способов умереть

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen, M.Harket)

Night across the harbour
Nightlight in the sky
I hear the sound of water
Boats are drifting by
I've been waiting here for centuries
I've lost my sense of time
My love, you should have warned me
There are many ways to die

Look at the moon - Cocoon

I'm deep inside this world now
Got to take a step aside
I'm deeper than I ever was
I must have crossed the line
She just stood there in my way
Now I see her all the time
Oh, girl - you should have told me
There are many ways to die

Look at the moon - Cocoon

This wind is blowing through me

It is nothing I can fight
Tomorrow I may lose her
Tonight she's by my side
Her head upon my shoulder
Her angels speak with mine
She was sent me to remind me
There are many ways to die
Look at the moon - Cocoon
- watching centuries go by

 

WITH YOU - WITH ME -  С тобой – со мной

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: M. Harket, O.S.Olsen)

Can I see you for a moment
Can I seat with you a while
I know it's late
But everything is late

All my life I've been a drifter
And that's how you know me too
I've never seen
Tomorrow's view

All along I hear this song
That something else some day will come along
Late, but suddenly, I know what I must do
I didn't see it coming
I didn't know it was you

The days are high
And the nights are deep
And I can feel it moving in me
And nothing's like it used to be
With you - with me

You may have seen me live my life
Sometimes I've lived for fun
It's easy said...
Not so easy done

You may have watched me in the moonlight
Falling from the sky
Like every dreamer
Can go to high

And all along I hear this song
That something else some day will come along
Seamless night,
- to find you by my side
I didn't see it coming
My ever drifting mind

 

LETTER FROM EGYPTПисьмо из Египта

(музыка: M.Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen)

It's a pity to disturb
what happens by itself
By greed and hunger
we won't reach it any longer
You're a fool to use force
when you walk through open doors
And see this night, perhaps it falls
not for you and I at all
All these stars they would shine
even if we both were blind
But something new is gonna come
We can live some day
like if we're gone
We won't need much space
We won't need much space then

So let me walk you down the street
kicking leaves up with our feet
That's not a sound for us to hear
but for the blind man over there
It's allright baby, it's ok
Everyone is on their way
Have a look - around you
Everybody knows it's getting late
Baby it's ok
Everyone is far from home these days

My love what can I say
Tomorrow's always been
a very special day
And it's alright baby
It's ok
Have a look around you

As I was walking down the street last night
The streets were no longer mine
I was heading for the park
A dog strayed in front of me
It was the night of the sleepless people
- Their clouds drifting above the treetops
But it was the youth in the park that really owned the night
- Exuberant amidst the flickering shadows
None of this, however, belonged to me,
Yet still I was included
A door here and there slammed to
And the stars started to appear
It was the end of august
- In this troubled, angelic town
Which you don't leave
Before you receive its blessings

 

A NAME IS A NAMEИмя - это имя

(музыка: M.Harket, текст: M.Harket, O.S.Olsen)

A name is a name
But your names in the night
Call on your sleep
Where your soul comes alight

I could be there by your side
I would walk and you could fly
I'm not counting these days
Where I'm taken aside

I'm not losing my pride
I just left it outside
Cause I can't fight these waves
There's an ocean behind

Thought I looked you in the eye
But you came up from behind
A name is a name
I know your names in the night

This could be the dream of the angels above
To fly on the wings of a woman in love

You could be here by my side
I would kneel and you could fly
I'm not counting these days
Where I'm taken aside

 

MOVIESФильмы

(музыка и текст: K.Vestrheim, G.Buljo, H.J.Stoep, T.Tofte, A.Engen)

My woman so lonely my woman so fine
My flower don't worry you will shine
A marriage the secret the shadows behind
Pianos are playing Summertime

But as long as your hero's in the movies
And the turtle is safe in the Carribean sea
While the power of nations set the rules
Still I've got no one lying next to me

Red carpets, no windows, she longs to escape
Her secret against fairytales

But as long as your hero's in the movies
And the turtle is safe in Carribean sea
While the power of nations make the rules
Still there is no one lying next to me

 

SHOOTING STAR – Падающая звезда

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen)

Eyelids black, but blue behind
Will I ever see her shine
Touch the hunger in her skin
Touch that soul she's kept within

Will I ever make her mine
Will I ever see her shine

Hey little girl, whoever you are
Flying like a shooting star
Who are these men that make you sad
Who's your uncle, who's your dad

Clouds are moving through your past
Will these clouds forever last

Up like fire, down in rain
Run away, come back again
Shadows flicker in the past
On my skin you make them last

This little girl would learn so fast
This little girl could never ask

 

SLANTED FLOOR - Хрупкий мир

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen)

Now be my eyes
Paint colours bright
As day turns to night
Baby, be my eyes

And tell me, dear
All this freedom left to share
At the cost that we can not bear
Tell me, tell me dear

'Cause out here
We dance along the rim
Though none of us can swim
Like we know the deep we're in

And I, I feel like I felt before
We live on a slanted floor

And so, tell me all the things we know
Is heaven still above?

And I, I feel like I felt before
We live on a slanted floor

 

ANYONE – Кто-нибудь

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: M.Harket)

Anyone
Go tell my girl I've seen the tables turn before
Now there will be no one at the door
Go tell her not to keep the lights on
Anyone

To belong
The weaves of trust can make a man so strong
But, then you know, when a thread is gone...
Go tell her not to keep the lights on
Anyone

It was for real
It was for real

Gone, gone
Gone the wounds of life that used to be so strong
Now a track is deep where we went wrong
Go tell her now I'll keep the lights on
For anyone

It was for real
It was for real

Babe it was for real
It wasn't real
It wasn't real

 

SHOULD THE RAIN FALL- Пусть упадет дождь

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen)

And should the rain fall after this
It'll leave no colour on the things I miss
The clouds are empty now inside of me
And in a way somehow I am free

Another mountain there to climb
But I won't look back just to see where I turned blind
Goodbye love, you almost broke my wings
This is my goodbye to this little thing

Well, it takes no colour by the winter snow
Takes no light where the sunshine flows
Takes no damage by the stones I throw
Takes no distance out of this lonely road

Has no taste of the wine that's flowed
Takes no colour of green where the spring explodes
Takes no red where leaves fill the road
And it has no face
Got no face that I know

And should the rain fall after this
It'll leave no colour on the things I miss
Goodbye love, you almost broke my wings
This is my goodbye to this little thing

 

THE ONE YOU ARE Тот, кто ты есть

(музыка: M. Harket, текст: O.S.Olsen)

When the night comes falling from above
When the night comes rising from below
And you're looking for some place to go
When you come to people you used to know

Still you wake up to the morning sun
And you're looking back on all the fun
When you think you've lost,
Though you may have won
When you've got to slow down 'cause there's no time to run

Go easy now

When you look around
And you've come too far
You're just a moment away
From the one you are
You're just a moment away

Still you wake up to the morning sun
And you're looking back on all the fun
When you think you've lost,
Though you may have won
When you've got to slow down 'cause there's no time to run

When the night comes falling from above
When the night comes rising from below

 

Две песни из альбома “Movies”и “Darkspace” были выпущены как синглы, но релизы синглов были лишь в Норвегии и Германии. В Норвегии одновременно с синглом в продажу поступили  новые модели мобильников Walkman от Sony Ericsson, на которые уже был записан сингл “Movies”.  При покупке  этих телефонов (моделиW610, W880, W910 через оператора NetCom), предоставлялся  специальный код, с помощью которого можно было загрузить не только сингл “Movies”, но и остальные песни из  альбома «Letter from Egypt», а в придачу к этому еще одну эксклюзивную песню, пять картинок-обоев, одну тему,  два видео и пять рингтонов. В сети и сейчас можно  найти рекламный ролик  с Мортеном и мобильным Sony Ericsson.

Movies Mobile

Видео к песне


Было озвучено, что  Мортен сам выступил с такой инициативой, потому что считает, что мобильный телефон — это нечто большее, чем просто средство коммуникации. Путешествуя по свету с мобильником в руках, он не просто сохраняет голоса и звуки, но и настроения тех моментов, когда они были записаны.

Синглы:

«Movies», ноябрь 2007,

(релиз только для Норвегии)

1.Movies


«We’ll never speak again» (июнь 2008)

(релиз только для Норвегии)

 

«We’ll never speak again» (август 2008)

(релиз только для Германии)

 

«Darkspace», 2008,


(релиз только для Германии)

1. Darkspace
2. All of you concerned *

*Примечание: песня «All of you concerned» является переводом с норвежского языка на английский  известной нам по альбому “Vogts Villa” , песни «JEG KJENNER INGEN FREMTID».

All of you concerned - Все, что тебя занимает

I know no future
My path is my stride
Every footstep is a journey
Every instance of it mind

I leave the day behind me
With all I might have learned
Every service, every harvest
And all of you concerned

All my thoughts and worries
I can bring in to the day
Would be waiting for me out there
To point each different way

And all the tears fallen
For things that I have seen
Could take me to the doorstep
But never let me in

I know no future
My path is my stride
Every footstep is a journey
Every instance of it mind

 

All of you concerned

Видео к песне All of you concerned

Movies

Видео к песне Movies

Darkspace

Видео к песне Darkspace Видео к песне Darkspace

We’ll never speak again

Видео к песне We’ll never speak again


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