Yesterday saw the second anniversary of the release of Walk Between Worlds.
Of course it was the day that Jim and Charlie appeared at the HMV in Argyle Street for an album signing. I was so, sooo nervous! Lol. Silly, really, as I had met them both before already, but the more it goes on – my involvement in the fanbase, how much more in love with the band (Jim!) and the music I become, the less and less confident I am.
It all means too much, and I feel my eyes already beginning to sting with tears just thinking about what it all means to me.
But, hey. Never mind. All good things must come to an end.
I cringe at the memory of placing that bag of sherbet straws in front of Jim. Just me and my silliness. Just trying to deflect what was really going on inside my head which was me standing there gawping at this beautiful man and being struck dumb.
Anyway…as yesterday was the second anniversary of the album’s release, for MMM, I am sharing my favourite track on the deluxe version of the album. I still think it is a crime this song was not included on the standard version of the album.
The melody…Jim’s voice…the lyrics! There have been some 333 days since its release…so I reckon that means I must have played this at least 500 times already (I never play the song just once – and I don’t listen to Walk Between Worlds every day, so hence my conservative estimate of 500 plays). I love it to bits!
Still on the tidying up process of my Flickr account (I underestimated the number of images I have in my account. 20k was not quite right…the figure is nearer 34k! That’s A LOT of images to be sifting through and sorting out!)
The image below was posted by Jim on January 3rd, 2016. Underneath it was my comment to the news about it.
Just on 25 months later, I got my first listen of it…and by heck was it worth the wait! What an incredible song! No wonder Jim was already excited by it! Romantic alright! It’s frigging BEAUTIFUL!
The only gripe I ever had was that…much like Liaison and Bittersweet, it ended up a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Walk Between Worlds. Jim gave an explanation as to why a few days after the album’s release.
But, unlike the aforementioned tracks on the deluxe Big Music album, Silent Kiss was destined (so far, at least – due to the nature in which WBW was to be showcased) never to get a live airing.
Will it ever? Highly doubt it. Will I love it any less because of that fact? NO WAY! It was absolute love upon first listen.
It would be ssooo typical that the “also ran” would be my absolute favourite on the album (deluxe edition!). I looove the whole album…but…I dunno, there’s just something intangibly a little bit “extra” with Silent Kiss. I adore it.
Giveaway time, peeps! Who’d like a print of a Walk Between Worlds track? I’ll pick three winners and you can have your choice of the title track, Barrowland Star, Summer, In Dreams or Silent Kiss. Just comment on the post with which print you’d want to have. (Or retweet if on Twitter)
Enter by 23.59 Monday evening. Winners announced Tuesday. Good luck!