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A Personal Journey: Revisited

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    Australian metallers LORD have released A Personal Journey: Revisited - a reimagination of the 2003 debut album, A Personal Journey.

    LORD mainman L.T. explains, "It's been ten years since LORD played our first show under the current name so it seemed like an ideal time to cast an eye back to where it all began, and to bring the one remaining 'demo production' sounding album into line with the rest of our back catalogue.

    "A Personal Journey was recorded on literally zero budget, in a spare bedroom, on ancient hardware, into a computer less powerful than a current entry-level smartphone, and some parts of it were even transferred from a cassette into that computer. Although it eventually had professional mastering done to it, the album you hear today is still, more or less, that original demo. It's both a blessing and a shame that this album is largely considered a little known collector's item, despite boasting some really strong material."

    He continues, "In 2014 we revisited the early years of the band with The Dungeon Era box set, which featured all of the original Dungeon studio albums re-recorded by the current line-up, with modern production techniques and available in better-than-CD-quality HD audio. The positive response from that release set the wheels in motion to give A Personal Journey the same treatment, and finally give that album the production that wasn't possible when it was originally conceived.

    "We literally thought outside the box when doing this release. We chose not to do a CD pressing. Instead, we've made a collectible 'Access All Area pass' style USB key with the songs pre-ripped to MP3 and 24 bit HD FLAC. Rather than a small CD booklet, we chose to do an A5 sized saddle-stitched card-covered booklet, with larger artwork, lyrics, liner notes and lengthy retrospective of the last ten years. We think that gives people the best of all worlds with the convenience of digital files, the sound quality of an exact reproduction of the studio masters, a collectible physical product and larger than CD booklet sized artwork."

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    PRESS RELEASE:

    Australian metallers LORD have released A Personal Journey: Revisited - a reimagination of the 2003 debut album, A Personal Journey.

    LORD mainman L.T. explains, "It's been ten years since LORD played our first show under the current name so it seemed like an ideal time to cast an eye back to where it all began, and to bring the one remaining 'demo production' sounding album into line with the rest of our back catalogue.

    "A Personal Journey was recorded on literally zero budget, in a spare bedroom, on ancient hardware, into a computer less powerful than a current entry-level smartphone, and some parts of it were even transferred from a cassette into that computer. Although it eventually had professional mastering done to it, the album you hear today is still, more or less, that original demo. It's both a blessing and a shame that this album is largely considered a little known collector's item, despite boasting some really strong material."

    He continues, "In 2014 we revisited the early years of the band with The Dungeon Era box set, which featured all of the original Dungeon studio albums re-recorded by the current line-up, with modern production techniques and available in better-than-CD-quality HD audio. The positive response from that release set the wheels in motion to give A Personal Journey the same treatment, and finally give that album the production that wasn't possible when it was originally conceived.

    "We literally thought outside the box when doing this release. We chose not to do a CD pressing. Instead, we've made a collectible 'Access All Area pass' style USB key with the songs pre-ripped to MP3 and 24 bit HD FLAC. Rather than a small CD booklet, we chose to do an A5 sized saddle-stitched card-covered booklet, with larger artwork, lyrics, liner notes and lengthy retrospective of the last ten years. We think that gives people the best of all worlds with the convenience of digital files, the sound quality of an exact reproduction of the studio masters, a collectible physical product and larger than CD booklet sized artwork."

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02:03
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FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND Tonight my spirit dances like an angel in the flames While my body lay alone I can fly outside of time Where we all exist, all free to roam Seeing tomorrow today Every step of the way (Is this) just a role that we play? Like footsteps in the sand It sometimes seems we’re following A destiny that’s planned Predetermined lives I see the choice is mine A million ways, a million dreams A twisted path through time The story still untold, the future now unfolds Like Deja Vu and future dreams we have in stranger days Icy fingers rake down your spine The answer lies beyond our reach Lies within subconscious minds Thousands of ways yet to go So much more left to grow Leave this path that we know
3.
THE TRAVELLER He lived long ago in innocent times When all seemed clear and right A singer of songs, a teller of tales The bringer of light But he was shunned Betrayed by the ones he once called his own As once they did he They promised him love, they offered their gold Then turned him away In the cold – they turned him away Far from home – he’s travelling far from home He left for a land to follow his dreams Far from his home A stranger he was but they still took him in Like one of their own kind Where once was seen as a curse His difference was praised, a gift loved by all Small minds in his own homeland Hypocrisy burns Forever he’s turning his back on them And the story goes on, it’s not just a tale It’s happening now So open your eyes and open your hearts And embrace what is yours
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05:42
FREEDOM Betrayer, you’ve had your last chance So enjoy your tainted prize On a night such as this When the moonlight’s kiss means goodbye The tables have turned and the rules don’t apply And you will know sacrifice Now we’ve come to the time When the lion becomes the lamb No more control, no judgment toll My life is my own No more “can’t see,” no more “can’t be” Now I’m free… We know these are magical times Creation that begs for release Now I wander the world And I walk through the fire alone The choices are mine, my voice is my own The secret revealed – mine to know: Belief in yourself is the key It keeps your heart strong Call it ego, I call it self-respect I believe I deserve much more than this That place that we know deep inside our hearts Follow your dreams and forever you’ll be free
5.
05:07
ONE WORLD Our world is crying Our children die in our arms A life of hunger and disease So are we trying? A million miles away Another day and no one cares If we see beyond illusion We’ll see we only have one world… Our world is dying And we watch with jaded eyes This silent cancer, apathy Turn your back, denial ’til the day we pay with our lives Wake up – it’s real, not some crazy dream If we see beyond illusion We’ll see we only have one… One world, one life, one chance To make things right One heart, one mind – stop and think Don’t leave this world behind So rise above your scandalous lives Rise above your greed If we open our eyes to look beyond ourselves One day we’ll see We’ll see there’s just one world One world, one life, one chance To make things right One heart, one mind, so be strong Don’t ever stop the fight One world, one life, one chance To make things right One day we’ll see – we’ll stop and think We won’t leave this world behind
6.
THE RICHEST MAN Old eyes stare beyond these lonely walls Out toward the sea In a darkened room, he sits and thinks Of all that might have been Sure, there’s regrets But he wouldn’t change a thing He had it all and lost it all But the memories remain To you and me he may not seem a wealthy man (but) If this is what we’re really worth He’d be the richest man on earth A young man so long ago, so full of hope Of what he may become Never scared to take a risk, a life so full Would someday come undone So, roll the dice ‘Cos the future isn’t clear
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05:25
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04:52
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10.
BEHIND THE MASK Now night time is falling and I sit here alone With the sound of the waves and the setting sun Walking the long mile from the sand to the sea A personal journey of childhood dreams A lonely road So much more left to see Hoping one day that this road leads to me I walk alone on the beach in the night Feel the wind that whispers memories Sometimes it feels like you’re not in control of your life But you live each day like nothing’s wrong So what can you do When your dreams all come true The future’s bright, but you’re dying inside Behind the mask is where you’ll find the real me It’s true for every one of us Behind the mask you’ll find us crying in the night Shut out the world, I close my eyes Living the lie – it’s so easy to do Only to find one day a truth I always knew Breaking away from uncertainty’s sweet embrace I wipe the sand now from my eyes In a blinking eye Ten years pass us by And all we’re left is wasted time Facing my demons here alone Down on my knees I shed my skin
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03:52
12.
07:23
LAST RITES One flash – I see my life in front of me One crash – it’s fading from my mind A journey incomplete, I was brought back from the light Is this a destiny of fire? How can this be? I’m lying in front of me Family and friends are gathered around I scream But no one can can hear me Surrounded by people I know but so alone I’m watching from the other side Bound to this flesh that clings to life Can’t return – beyond the help of anyone Can’t move on – so much is left undone Can’t break out – set me free So do what must be done – How can I make you see? So many days here by my side So many nights I sit and cry Can you see me? Can’t you hear me call your name? Sometimes I’m sure that you can see It’s like you’re staring (back at me) But you walk away, walk away… Oh, can’t you hear my cries? I see the world in a different light I hear the words of those that think they have the right The right to make a choice that isn’t theirs to make Playing God They can never hope to ever understand Pull the plug, flick the switch Let me leave this life of hell Let me die in my own way – it’s my right They say it’s wrong – they can’t see They’d do the same if they were me It’s time to set me free It’s time to go, it’s time to leave – it’s time to say goodbye It’s time to go, it’s time to leave – and walk into the light It’s time to go, you will know I’ll be waiting for you on the other side It’s time to go, it’s time to leave – goodbye…

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VIDEO PROMO: www.youtube.com/watch


PRESS RELEASE:

Australian metallers LORD have released A Personal Journey: Revisited - a reimagination of the 2003 debut album, A Personal Journey.

LORD mainman L.T. explains, "It's been ten years since LORD played our first show under the current name so it seemed like an ideal time to cast an eye back to where it all began, and to bring the one remaining 'demo production' sounding album into line with the rest of our back catalogue.

"A Personal Journey was recorded on literally zero budget, in a spare bedroom, on ancient hardware, into a computer less powerful than a current entry-level smartphone, and some parts of it were even transferred from a cassette into that computer. Although it eventually had professional mastering done to it, the album you hear today is still, more or less, that original demo. It's both a blessing and a shame that this album is largely considered a little known collector's item, despite boasting some really strong material."

He continues, "In 2014 we revisited the early years of the band with The Dungeon Era box set, which featured all of the original Dungeon studio albums re-recorded by the current line-up, with modern production techniques and available in better-than-CD-quality HD audio. The positive response from that release set the wheels in motion to give A Personal Journey the same treatment, and finally give that album the production that wasn't possible when it was originally conceived.

"We literally thought outside the box when doing this release. We chose not to do a CD pressing. Instead, we've made a collectible 'Access All Area pass' style USB key with the songs pre-ripped to MP3 and 24 bit HD FLAC. Rather than a small CD booklet, we chose to do an A5 sized saddle-stitched card-covered booklet, with larger artwork, lyrics, liner notes and lengthy retrospective of the last ten years. We think that gives people the best of all worlds with the convenience of digital files, the sound quality of an exact reproduction of the studio masters, a collectible physical product and larger than CD booklet sized artwork."

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released March 31, 2016

PRODUCED BY LT

Recorded and Mastered by LT at SLS Studios, Wollongong

Booklet design by.... OK, look - this is getting silly. Unless it says otherwise, just assume it’s LT’s credit / fault and we’ll save a lot of typing.

Cover artwork: LT and Carol Larsen
Cover photography: Pixels Of Shae - www.pixelsofshae.com
Cover model: Carol Larsen - www.carol-larsen.com

Original harpsichord performance on The Traveller by Gustav Hoffmann

All Music and Lyrics written by Tim Grose except Music
on The Traveller by Tim Grose and Gustav Hoffmann

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LORD is one of Australia’s highest profile heavy melodic bands, touring both nationally and internationally with artists such as Queensryche, Iced Earth, Nightwish, Saxon, Helloween, Gamma Ray, former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno and many more, as well as their own headlining tours and international festival appearances. ... more

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