Earthrise (album)

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Earthrise
Studio album by
Richard Tandy and David Morgan
Released 1985
Genre Rock
Length 44:58
Label FM-Revolver

Earthrise is a concept album originally released in 1985, written by former Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) member Richard Tandy and David Morgan, both from Birmingham, UK. Morgan also wrote songs for 60s band The Move.

The album's storyline is about a space explorer who longs to return to his one love on Earth, only to eventually find that true love has always been with him - inside. The sound of the album is reminiscent to that of ELO's Time (1981), containing a mix of rock and synthesizer soundscapes. Although the album was well received by ELO fans,[1] there was no commercial success, largely due to the absence of marketing. Rock Legacy released a remastered version on CD in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

The track order of the original 1985 release (44:58), on LP and cassette with the FMRevolver label, is:

Original track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Earth Rise" – 2:06)
  2. "Under the Blue" – 1:17
  3. "Asteroid" – 1:57
  4. "Suddenly" – 3:34
  5. "Escape from the Citadel" – 2:47
  6. "Caesar of the Galaxy" – 2:44
  7. "One Thousand Worlds" – 3:30
  8. "Spaceship Earth" – 4:35
Side two
  1. "Zero Zero" – 3:07
  2. "The Third Planet" – 2:33
  3. "Ria" – 2:48
  4. "Princeton" – 6:00
  5. "Pictures in My Pillow" – 4:00
  6. "The Secret" – 3:54

CD issue[edit]

The remastered CD (54:04), released on 18 August 2011 contains the following tracks, some of which are previously unreleased or bonus.

  1. "Spaceship Earth" – 4:32
  2. "Earth Rise" – 1:52
  3. "Under the Blue" / "Asteroid" – 3:12
  4. "Starclipse" / "Purpose" – 3:36
  5. "Escape from the Citadel" – 2:45
  6. "One Thousand Worlds" – 4:01
  7. "The Third Planet" – 2:29
  8. "Suddenly" – 3:32
  9. "Princeton" – 5:21
  10. "Wheels" – 2:05
  11. "Caesar of the Galaxy" – 3:00
  12. "The Secret" – 3:49
  13. "Zero Zero" – 3:07
    plus 29 seconds of silence added
  14. "Pictures in My Pillow" – 4:03
  15. "Ria" (instrumental + backing vocals) – 3:11
  16. "Starclipse" (outmix) – 2:59

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