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In The First Waking Moments​.​.​. (The Making of "In The Last Waking Moments​.​.​.​" Demos & Alternate Tracks)

by Edison's Children

- Twisted Don't Know Where The Hell I Am - Blinded Will I Ever See You Again - Silent The Secret That I Harbor Deep Within - Violence Hang On It's About To Begin - Winter Cold as the Nor'eastern Wind - Bitter So Ugly Just Under the Skin - Distant I Know That I Will Never Again go Home - All That's Inside Drains Into The Winter Snows - Haunted This Darkness is Overwhelming Me - Wasted Is This What I Was Really Meant To Be - Broken Left and Abandoned Here to Rust - Leave Now Before The Rising of the Dusk
A laser beam Like out of a dream Paralyzed Muted screams Like a movie theme Light up the sky Light up the skies… Don’t pretend I know the answers Don’t you kid yourself Maybe you’re the reason you’re self destructing Is you were always meant to die…
I Wish I Had A Time Machine So I wouldn't have to dream But I understand you need to be A Million Miles Away From Me The sky was so brilliant blue And I was lost in the sunshine of you And it's another sunny day But you're A Million Miles Away I Wish I knew how to change your mind The way it has a thousand times I remember how it felt that day When you looked at me that way I Wish I had a Time Machine So I wouldn't have to dream But I understand your need to be A Million Miles Away from me And sometime you will wake up and this will all have gone away It's time to make your mind up Because that someday is today I wish I had A Time Machine So I Could finally end this dream I know you have to be A Million Miles Away ...from me
Hey there big daddy We all come in peace come on down and feel the music rising off the street aw come on, let's all get along, take off.. Take it to the sky How high can we fly Let's ride. Welcome to our earth Try some of this Knock back a few of these, lets get intergalactic pissed. Let's all get along take off. Take it to the sky How high can we fly let's ride We've got happy trees The kindest of all herb Send you back to outerspace without leaving earth
sail along going nowhere after all you were already there adrift in space through the milky way to the promised land floating past the great expanse of your own head celestial sea tranquility across the heavens a journey from what i've become the emptiness through the void of celluloid to the darkness it won't be long before i've gone past the conscious you better not wait too long... you better not take too long... you better not take too long... you better not wait too long...
The Doctors 01:51
Irene 04:47
Rolling!... 01:39


On 11.11.11 Pete Trewavas (Marillion/Transatlantic) and Eric Blackwood (Blackwood & Foti/Sunblister) of Edison's Children released the Single "Dusk" and on 11.18.11 came the full CD "In The Last Waking Moments"... this epic record over the course of the past full year has gotten more 5 star reviews than nearly any progressive rock release in over a decade. Today, we celebrate this record with this new CD "In The First Waking Moments... The Making of ITLWM". A collection of the demos as they originally began. When Pete Trewavas was still the lead vocalist of A Million Miles Away and Eric had yet to put down his famed "Smokey Bar-room" style vocal. When Eric Blackwood was still the lead vocalist on Outerspaced (and still entitled Blackwater) and put through a vocal effort that would scare small children (and large ones). The Awakening was still called Squonkie 12.9 and didn't yet have the song "Slow Burn" in the middle but instead... "The Longing" which was pulled at the last minute to be used on Edison's Children's NEXT album. The lead was still 2 epic outro lead was 2 minutes longer before Pete gave it a haircut. The Legend of Irene... recorded during hurricane Irene on a simple iPhone, this is the only known version of the song in existance. The goofy blues tune by Fuzzy Waters (as they Pete and Eric rename themselves for the day), this is Pete and Eric letting off some steam in between some pretty intense writing and recording sessions.
Did you know that Pete Trewavas and Eric Blackwood had an entire albums worth of music written before the famed "Mont Saint Sauveur Sessions" including the 25 minute "Silhouette" but at the last minute, changed the album completely... all based on a single little song that Eric played for Pete? The song was Fracture 1.0. When Pete heard the song, he began writing pieces into it and together they wrote new songs around it, and by the time the Montreal 2011 Convention came, there was an entirely new album's worth of music written. All of the previously written songs were scrapped and the new "In The Last Waking Moments..." came to be. For the first time ever, you can hear Fracture, exactly as Pete Trewavas heard it that day that changed everything!

We hope you like this collection of material. There is so much more music in different stages of its life. You will hear them all right now... on In The First Waking Moments...

(Please note that the sound quality of these songs are demos mixed down by Pete Trewavas and Eric Blackwood and Mastered by Eric Blackwood... not Mike Hunter and Robin Boult or John Mitchell. These will not be of the same sonic quality as previous Edison's Children releases).
All proceeds go towards the making of the new Full Edison's Children record.


released November 11, 2012

Pete Trewavas
Eric Pastore


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