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The Nightmare Of J​.​B. Stanislas (The Cuts)

by NICK GARRIE

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Seashore 03:39
You came running cross the seashore Hair was drifting with the tide Eyes so gentle on the seashore Nothing left but go and hide On the seashore, on the seashore   Touched my fingers in the water Kissed my lips with salt most true No one near us for a life time May I whisper I love you On the seashore, on the seashore   Figure standing on the mountain All alone like man on earth I could see the smile so clearly  Drifting seagull from my birth On the seashore, on the seashore   Now I run across the seashore All alone yes it must be Wind’s so fine across my forehead Lost my love across the sea On the seashore, on the seashore
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Josefina 03:16
Le temps le temps le temps le temps le temps s’enfuit Et moi je chante chante chante soleil de nuit Ah Josefina, Josefina Seins de bronze cheveux en or Josefina Tes dents sont des perles qui viennent de la plus profonde Des mers Va va va vers elle Jamais tu ne l’attrapera Jambes de gazelle, tu es belle belle belle Josefina   Des gens sont venus pour me prendre Josefina Et  j’ai repondu que personne ne prend Josefina Josefina vit partout Josefina ces’t moi et vous Et moi je chante soleil de nuit Josefina Va va va vers elle Jamais tu ne l’attrapera Jambes de gazelle, tu es belle belle belle Josefina
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Mid a crowd of people, elegantly dressed Stands our little lady, aspiring to the very best   Cos she’s the St. Tropez whore And if your heart is sore You can always turn to her to calm the pain Oh she’s the St. Tropez whore And she always wants more So please don’t leave her standing in the rain Don’t think you will recognize her as she walks the street She’s no worse than all the rest Silver sandles on her feet Cos she’s the St. Tropez whore And if your heart is sore You can always turn to her to calm the pain Oh she’s the St. Tropez whore And she always wants more So please don’t leave her standing in the rain   Though her eyes are rather weary her waist is not so slim Her hair hangs down in golden tresses Lips as fresh as early spring Oh she’s the St. Tropez whore And if your heart is sore You can always turn to her to calm the pain Oh she’s the St. Tropez whore And she always wants more So please dont leave her standing in the rain In the rain In fact the only difference Between her and the rest Is that she’s more ambitious and she wants more than the best Cos she’s the St. Tropez whore And if your heart is sore You can always turn to her to calm the pain Oh she’s the St. Tropez whore And she always wants more So please don’t leave her standing in the rain In the rain
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Old mens’ faces blinking drinking softly into the falling light Still beat time on wooden floors Criticize our country’s laws   I’ll see you after the war or was it the game I’ve seen your face before At Lords a long long time ago You got the highest score   Seated round the wooden table Talk to you as long as I am able Bessie James and motor cars Cliff erosion calomine lotion I’ll see you after the war or was it the game I’ve seen your face before At Lords a long long time ago You got the highest score   Three old faces we maybe Dirty seen twice thirty She was tall and she was strong I was small and I was wrong   I’ll see you after the war or was it the game I’ve seen your face before At Lords a long long time ago You got the highest score I’ll see you after the war or was it the game I’ve seen your face before At Lords a long long time ago You got the highest score
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“The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas” could be the last cursed disc in history. Now that it's celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release, we can also celebrate the fact that Nick Garrie, the disc's author, has finally begun to receive all the recognition he deserves. First, through those album tributes that the Scottish music scene toasted him with, which got together with him to help him record “49 Arlington Gardens”, his last album, which was released in 2008, with Duglas T. Stewart (BMX BANDITS), Norman Blake (TEENAGE FUNCLUB) and Ally Kerr, among many others. But also because so many artists have raised their voices to call attention to one of the most interesting, as well as one of the most unfairly forgotten songwriters of the last century. Which is how CAMERA OBSCURA recruited him to open their London concert in Shepherd's Bush Empire in the biggest way possible, and why musicians like Gary Olson of LADYBUG TRANSISTOR, the very Tracyanne Campbell, PYGMY and Guille Milkyway (LA CASA AZUL), have expressed their deepest admiration for this British singer-songwriter, whose fame reaches from Japan to the United States, where the elegies have been unstoppable. Stanislas will finally see the light after 40 years of darkness, and the news is spreading like wildfire.

It was compared by critics, a posteriori, with other historical discs from that era like “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band” by THE BEATLES and “Smile” by THE BEACH BOYS.

This Digital Single contents “The Cuts”, three lost tracks from the “The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas” era that were never recorded or released, plus a cover version of “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”, one of Nick's mother's favorite songs, that Nick recorded for the occasion in Glasgow's “Riverside” studios with the collaboration of the Scottish super team, headed by Duglas T. Stewart and Duncan Cameron as the sound engineer (DELGADOS, TRAVIS, TRASHCAN SINATRAS). A fifth song finishes “The Cuts”, the precious and bare “Josefina”, recorded in French, this time again in Portugal, this past April, 2009.

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released August 10, 2015

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