Live [at the End of the World]

by Traffic Experiment

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  • Live [at the End of the World] Blu-ray & CD

    Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World] is a 5-track live performance of songs from Traffic Experiment's debut album , Blue Suburbia, recorded and filmed at Wincraft Studios on 21st December 2012.

    The item is packaged as a 4-page double-disc card wallet containing both the video on Blu-ray and an additional CD of the audio.

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  • Live [at the End of the World] DVD & CD

    Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World] is a 5-track live performance of songs from Traffic Experiment's debut album , Blue Suburbia, recorded and filmed at Wincraft Studios on 21st December 2012.

    The item is packaged as a 4-page double-disc card wallet containing both the video on DVD and an additional CD of the audio.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Live [at the End of the World] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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On 21st December 2012 Traffic Experiment recorded and filmed a live session of 5 tracks from their first album at Steve Winwood's Wincraft Studios.

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released June 21, 2013

Phil Burns: Hammond organ / synths
Stuart Chalmers: guitar / vocals
Mitch Gasser: guitar
James Holloway: electric piano / backing vocals
Harri Norris: backing vocals
Claire Turner: backing vocals
Tom Vincent: drums
Simon James White: fretless bass guitar / backing vocals

Written by Stuart Chalmers

Engineered by George Shilling, James Towler and Tom Colwill at Wincraft Studios.

Produced by Stuart Chalmers and George Shilling.

Mixed and Mastered by George Shilling at Bank Cottage.

Camera Operators:

Richard Wakefield
Stephen Hill
Paul Richman
Paul Roscoeut

Video Produced and Edited by Richard Wakefield (FXMedia - www.fxmedia.co.uk).

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Traffic Experiment Guildford, UK

Traffic Experiment are a progressive art rock band from the UK. They released their debut album Blue Suburbia in 2010. In 2011 the band released a reworking of the classic Doctor Who theme. A live Blu-ray (Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World]) was released in 2013, with a new album and a short film due in 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Heavy Braking [Live Session]
The signal comes in a flash of green
And sets the rats upon their way
Wheel-to-wheel and nose-to-tail
So, will I play?
Metallic roars and Pirelli screams
A motion-blur in dust and flame
Forget the rules, don't give an inch
It's just a game

The Sun will come and the race will begin
There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in
Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that it's too late

It's hard to make sense of the photographs
Of the twisted metal graves
Our faith is in technology
And all it saves
The spiralled tracks remind us of
The ghosts of yesterday
The blood that stains the tarmac red
Fades away

The Sun will come up and the race will begin
There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in
Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that its too late

It's easy to deny and blame
The recklessness of youth
But in the end we're all the same
And here's the truth
The jack-knife hidden round the bend
Will one day lie in wait
The brakes are locked and fingers crossed
But it's too late

The Sun will come up and the race will begin
There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in
Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that it's too late
Track Name: Once More (with feeling) [Live Session]
The new cog in your machine has already started to rust
The decay of our childhood dreams, stagnated and gathering dust
Each minute that drags itself by is another minute's money in the bank
Each minute that drags itself by is another minute that I'll never get back
The future had seemed so bright before
Now day after day you want me to do this once more (with feeling)

The years seem to stretch behind and I still haven't come all that far
I need freedom to motivate more than promotion and a company car
When I'm stuck in an endless queue, through traffic experiments, past diversion signs
While beneath my mind's paperwork lie forgotten melodies and unfinished lines
And life seems to drain from every pore
And day after day you want me to do this once more (with feeling)

I used to believe I'd have all I desired
Now each day's the same and it leaves me so tired
The stars in the night sky that had me inspired now seem dimmed
And so I can't do this once more

Sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep...

Confined within these four walls I plan out my great escape
As I cling on to this fading dream and pray I've not too long left to wait
And the world moves on through that door
And day after day you want me to do this once more

I thought independence would help set me free
Now I'm living my dreams through the things on TV
While the feelings I had for this world around me have been numbed
And so I can't do this once more
Track Name: Sirens [Live Session]
Now cast away and lost at sea
Upon the waves of uncertainty
With shipwrecked heart and shipwrecked mind
Temptation sailing close behind
I lock myself up to the mast
Deny the solitude of the past
But when the mist come rolling in
I hear the Sirens start to sing

And now I hear the many tales
Of those before who've tried and failed
The endless quest for something pure
But where it lies they're not so sure
With scars as proof of what they say
They spoke of dangers on the way
Of those who practice to deceive
With smiles that helped them to believe

But could there be someone
To lead me from oblivion?
I lie awake beneath the stars
Just trying to work out who we are
Now that I can't see the shore
I can't feel things any more
And so I won't release the locks
And end up lying on the rocks
I won't end up broken on the rocks

In a scene of deepest clarity
She sailed right in from 'cross the sea
And took me firmly by the hand
And pointed me towards the land
With lips that spoke of something pure
She drove my mind towards the shore
And let me dream of what could be
With songs from far across the sea

And could you be someone
To save me from oblivion
Light my way beneath the stars
Take me home and heal the scars?
If I can't see the shore
I can't feel things any more
So help me cast away the locks
And lead me safely across the rocks
Don't leave me broken on the rocks
Track Name: Enlightenment [Live Session]
I've been wandering around in my mind
Searching for things that I'd hoped not to find
Belief in One who has hurt and controlled
Question this truth as it's always been told

It seems something's left me now
I've lost my fear of the dark somehow

I asked but it was not given to me
I sought, found nothing that I could see
I knocked, when nobody answered the door
I begged until I couldn't take any more

I know that wiser men than me believe
And still I cannot see

I yearned eternity and a love that's so defined
A dream to keep until the day I die
But I've seen a golden shore of beauty unrefined
And it was here beneath this endless sky

I took a walk past the stones and the moss
Inside the coloured light falls on the cross
I caught a glimpse of my Lord and His might
It was all just a trick of the light

In here, fear and love once lived
And now I've nothing left to give
Track Name: The Crimson Sky at 5am [Live Session]
Now these streets lie empty and still, warmed in the early light
The clear morning air breathes life into day
All of the world is lost deep in dream, oblivious to the night
That left me awake here where I lay

But here I am before the dawn
Tired and ready for sleep
The darkness has now almost gone
And with it the thoughts so deep

The ticking clock that hangs on the wall counted the hours away
I thought they might be my last here with you
Now a crimson sky is painted across the world outside our door
And gold vapour trails scar the rising blue

I had to see this day begin
And know that the night would end
The sleepless fears so deep within
Evaporate once again

Now here you lie so close by my side and wrapped in my arms so tight
And there's where you slept all of the while
The hope and dreams that yesterday held seemed fragile in the night
But now reborn within your peaceful smile

Please don't wake just yet angel
A beautiful day awaits
The sunlight cast by Summer's spell
Heals all it illuminates