Trip the Life Fantastic

by Drifting Sun

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Ilia Lvov
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Ilia Lvov Some of the catchiest melodies that I've recently heard in prog. The vocals are beautiful and the keyboards are mesmerising; great musicianship overall! Favorite track: Last Supper.
Michael Knapton
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Michael Knapton This is a fine album, I had heard good things about it through the progrock grapevine and I've not been disappointed. The longer tracks are connected by shorter acoustic ones. The standard of musicianship is very high throughout and the lead singer has a great voice with confident delivery. Recommended. Favorite track: Lady Night.
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Mari van Os This is really a great album. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Last Supper.
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Trip the Life Fantastic is an original and atypical album... professional musicianship and production, not to forget this fantastic and omnipresent sophisticated piano playing.
(Christian Imbault/Big Bang-France)

An album steeped in the classic prog and rock sounds, it's a good revival for Drifting Sun... this will resonate the most with fans of classic prog but others may also find a lot to like here.
(James Cook/Get Your Rock Out-UK)

An excellent release that prog fans should be checking out immediately.
(The Rocker-UK)

Drifting Sun's music makes life worth living.. 'Last Supper' crowns this exceptional work.
(Michael Haifl/StreetClip.TV-Germany)

A very competent and enjoyable album, there is a lot to like about it.
(Matt Spall/Powerplay-UK)

Trip the Life Fantastic has put Drifting Sun back on the map. A must for those who like neo prog with hard rock influences.
(Wilco Borg/IO Pages-Netherlands)

If you want beautiful melodies, plenty of piano and some strong guitar solos, then Trip The Life Fantastic is your album. four solid stars.
(Ivan Melgar M/Prog Archives-USA)

A group to discover.
(Neoprog-France)

A worthy album to include in 2015s collection.
(Angelo's Rock Orphanage/Prog PLanet-Netherlands)

You must discover this album, listen to it in its entirety to savor every moment.
(Richard Hawey/Profil-Canada)

An oasis of beautiful prog rock.
(CD Score-Netherlands)

Beautiful guitar elements, dreamy solos and exotic experiments
(DanielF/Whiskey Soda-Germany)

Drifting Sun has made a nice comeback album here. This is appealing music with a good production that will sit very fine in a neo-prog collection.
(Edwin Roosjen/DPRP-Netherlands)

Drifting Sun is obviously a labour of love for Pat Sanders and he can be proud of this album. Another album is already in the pipeline for 2016 so the continuity of the band will only help to produce a new album of equal quality.
(Dave Smith/Background-Netherlands)

When I listen to some of the variety and flow of the album, I’m reminded a bit of Fragile from Yes... Kudos to them for the achievement of 'Trip the Life Fantastic'.
(Brad Birzer/Progarchy-USA)

Solid neo-prog release soaked in gorgeous keys, soaring melodies, spacious and clever soundscapes.
DP/Classic Rock Society-UK)

Gorgeous piano, breathtaking instrumentation, rock backbone and passionate, emotional vocals build the essence of Drifting Sun’s unmissable sound.
(Olga Polomoshnova/Rock Britain-UK)

It's great that a band that is legit and from that era is sticking to their guns to show younger bands how neo-prog is done.
(Rob/Power of Metal-Denmark)

The talent and experience of this group of musicians is palpable in the melodies, performances and expertise with which they deliver these tracks... a must for all symphonic, neo-prog and progressive rock/metal fans.
(Amalia Grassi/Prog Metal Zone-UK)

If you at all like epic progressive rock, you HAVE to hear this album!
(Jeff Stevens/Prog Metal Zone-UK)

Drifting Sun have absorbed a lifetime's music, and then spat it out as something quite unique... beautiful melodies combining to paint pictures, rich tapestries of notes joined by some simple but effective stitching.
(Tony Colvill/The Progressive Aspect-UK)

I strongly recommend this album to all those who are fans not only of Progressive Rock or Neo - Prog, but Rock in general. It is a really wonderful album!
(George Eleftheriou/GFreedom Webzine-Greece)

This is music! Faultless technique, awesome production, neat compositions... what we have here is something special. It’s Drifting Sun.
( Elias Chatzialexis/Metal Invader-Greece)

Each track really takes you on a journey through atmospheric and spacious soundscapes... this has not left my Spotify playlist since its release.
(Chris J Martini/Prog Archives-USA)

The production, songwriting and talent on display here are bar none... a must for any neo-prog fan.
(Rickdeckhard/Prog Archives-USA)

A beautiful and truly marvelous slice of music that sounds like it was cut by young blood.
(Lear's Fool/Prog Archives-USA)

KILLER album of beauty and emotion, buy this album!... a cinematic and reflective hour of gorgeous classical pop-prog, this band should be a household staple... The album was such a delight I feel like a parent - unable to select any one child over the other :)
(Father Watson/The (N)everland of Prog-UK)

Catchy melodies, epic guitar solos, should appeal to every neo-progger.
(Daniel Eggenberger/Proggies-Switzerland)

credits

released January 20, 2015

Peter Falconer - Vocals
Dan Storey - Guitars/Bass
Andrew Howard - Additional Guitars
Pat Sanders - Keyboards
Will Jones - Drums

Music: Pat Sanders
Lyrics: Peter Falconer
Mixed by Dan Storey at Storey Studios

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Drifting Sun Chesham, UK

Drifting Sun are a UK-based Progressive Rock studio project. Their music has been described as dramatic, theatrical, & atmospheric, in the true style of Progressive Rock giants such as Dream Theater, Queensryche, Genesis and Jethro Tull, to name but a few of the bands that influenced their sound. ... more

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Track Name: Trip the Life Fantastic
They call me the dreamer
They call me the spirit guide
They call me the lover of every heart that’s left behind
They call me the wanderer
They call me the solitude
They call me the dreamer
They call me the spirit guide

I could take you to the highest mountain
I could take you to the end of time
When you turn to me and say you need me
Darling one, where do we go from here?
I could take you to the edge of reason
I could take you to the stars beyond
When you turn to me and say you want me
Darling one, where do we go from here?

And if we stand, stand together
I could let you in my life
And if we stay, stay together
I could let you share my life... my life fantastic

I could take you to the edge of reason
I could take you to the stars beyond
When you turn to me and say you need me
Darling one, where do we go from here?
I could give you all the empty shadows
I could give you all the tender words
If you look at me and know I love you
Darling one, where do we go from here?

They call me a dreamer
They call me a witch and I did nothing
They call me the end
They call me the start of all that matters
Come to me, stand together
I can share it all with you
And now you are here
We’ll stand, we’ll stand together
I can let you share my life... life fantastic

This is what you wanted from me
And I give it to you freely
(4x)

They call me the dreamer
They call me the spirit guide
They call me the wanderer of every heart that’s left behind

This is what you wanted from me
(They call me the dreamer)
And I give it to you freely
(They call me the spirit guide)
(2x)

They call me the dreamer
They call me the spirit guide
They call me the wanderer of every heart that’s left behind

They call me the dreamer
They call me the spirit guide
They call me the lover of every heart that’s left behind
(You could share my life fantastic)
(4x)
Track Name: The Wizard
Behind every story must be a history
Behind every lie must be a truth

Before a legend turns to myth
It must be twisted out of hand
Behind the twisting of the words you may have heard
There glows an ember - secret of sincerity

He was the wizard
The chieftain of his clan
The greatest of his breed

The birth of a nation
The Odysseus star
It came like a thunder through the midst of time
Pierced through the scarred
Those who saw him rise
Were soon to fall
Those who saw him rise
He came to clear the land of those
who prayed upon the weak
He came to free the sons of evil fathers
who would dare to speak his name
He came to sow the seeds of hope
across the bloody land
All this and more, the power in the wizard’s mighty hand

Father Constance rode a chariot of fear
He drove the people screaming praying for deliverance
The constant difference of love and hate
was withering away

The Wizard came and Father Constance fought
through night and night and day

People came to witness every blow
The shock of fire and lightning rain down hard
And rude Father Constance, fell to his knees
A deathly pale, the wizard took his final breath away

The only thing he feared was in the darkness of his heart
The only thing he feared will one day tear his very soul apart

(The only thing he feared was in the darkness of his heart)
How can you deny his power?
How can you deny his majesty?

Hidden away, a shack of despair and solitude
No one saw the torture in his selfish nemesis
Have you seen the wizard?
Have you seen his majesty?

Have you seen the wizard?
Have you seen his majesty?
How can you deny his power?
How can you deny his majesty?
(2x)

700 years of keeping evil from the world
700 minutes locked away from all he loved
700 seasons till they found him
Nothing left but dust… nothing left but dust

The wizard came to nothing
Just as all who came before
Came to nothing
Just as everything that came before
Behind every story must be a history
Behind every lie must be a truth
Track Name: Lady Night
Advertising Linda, hanging in the night
Like a crystal chandelier, but twice as bright

Like stockings punctuate the shape
And the supplements you offer
And your lipstick guarantees that your lips
will open freely for a price

Do you like what you see?
What will it be?
Honey, can you afford me?

You are the escape from our human misery
Open your smile for me, Lady Night
This is the museum of unnatural history
Turning the wrong into right

In the splendor of the evening
You stand there like an angel
On the questions and the morals of our lives
In the daytime we will spite you
By night we will invite you
Into the greedy sacred rhythms of our heart
We will dine

Do you like what you see?
What will it be?
Honey, can you afford me?

You are the escape from our human misery
Open your smile for me, Lady Night
This is the museum of unnatural history
Turning the wrong into right

Take away my sorrow
Take away the feeling in my soul

You’ve got what I need; it’s all I can see
And my heart is broken freely for your price

Won’t you take away my sorrow?
Won’t you take away the feeling in my soul?

You are the escape from our human misery
Open your smile for me, Lady Night
You are the escape from all this misery in my life

Open your smile
(You are the escape from our human misery)
Open your smile
(Open your smile for me, Lady Night)
Open your smile
(This is the start of unnatural history)
Lady Night
(Turning the wrong into right)

(You are the escape from our human misery)
You got what I need
(Open your smile for me, Lady Night)
It’s all I can see
(This is the start of unnatural history)
Open your smile for me, Lady Night
(Turning the wrong into right)
Turning the wrong into right

Take away the feeling in my soul... Lady Night

You got what I need; it’s all I can see
And my heart is broken freely for your price
Track Name: Five Ever
You stand before the light
You wait to hear the sound
You look for comfort here
Come to my arms, my dear

‘cos I love you forever
Yes I love you forever

You ask if this is real
Just know the way it feels
It’s not the first time
Make it the last time

But I love you forever
Yes I love you forever

Don’t shed a tear
Forever I’ll be here

You were mine forever
No escape to never
You will put your promise to the test
I will never put this love to rest
You’ve given me your word
I’ve given you my words
But words don’t mean anything without love

You are nothing to me

You will once again be mine
Never live without me, be mine
Never wanted things to be like this
Broken heart should never be like this

‘cos I love you forever
Yes I love you forever

I was born to die for you
You were born to die with me
And you, forever more
You were born to die with me

(Everything you do, everything you see)
(Everywhere you go, you belong to me)
Me and you, forever more
Now I see the way the story has to twist and turn
Never-ending love will burn

You are nothing to me

You stood before the light
Wouldn’t hear the sound
You look for comfort here
Come to me, my dear
(This is the last time)
(You are nothing to me)

You are nothing to me
(You stood before the light)
(Wouldn’t hear the sound)

Forever…
Track Name: Tormented
A summer breath brushes over me
No darkness closing in, I’m so free
And in the sky, tourmaline and gold
My goddess, kiss away the cold
Never seen the likes of this before
Make it last forevermore

Never seen this side of me before
Make me last forevermore
I hear you beating in the dusty walls
Silence Keeps Forevermore

Never seen this kind of fear before
Make it last forevermore

A summer sky rushes over me
The darkness closing in, let me be
And in my mind, tourmaline and gold
My goddess, kiss away my soul

I never did it
You never saw
I won’t confess it
Any more
I don’t believe it
Let go of me
I’ll be tormented
Let me be

I never did it
I never saw
I won’t confess it
Anymore
I never did it
I never saw
I won’t confess it
Anymore
I never did it
I never saw
I won’t confess it
Evermore
Track Name: Last Supper
What is this I see before me?
Is it something new,
or just the end of what we had together?

Find myself in the middle of the fray
And I never look back
Got to find a way to get away
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
Nothing you say will ever dissuade me

Crying out for the confidence to be
What the others cannot be
And I look away to see you away
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
Nothing you say could ever evade me

I can see from the look in your eye
That you’ve made up your mind
You sneak up behind
And I feel sad
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
Nothing I say can stop you from falling

You made a pact with the devil himself
And you’ll never look back
Gotta find a way to get away
And you know, you know, you know, you know, you know
Nothing’s ever gonna be the same when he calls you

You caved me in
You gave me up for silver blindness
You caved me in
You gave me up for silver blindness
And he’s coming for you

Welcome to my last supper

And when I bathed in the dragon’s blood
And when the leaf did fall upon my shoulders
That’s when you betrayed me
And when the one I love did wrong me
When she made the mark that sentenced me
That’s when she betrayed me
I was the hunter on the path
I didn’t know that I would soon become
The object of your hate, your rage, your silver blindness

You caved me in
You gave me up for silver blindness

Find myself at the centre of the table
Lovers on the left, lovers on the right
And you, and you, with your kiss
To lock me away in darkness
Sacrificed for the sake of nothing more
Than a talking of the state
What’s the price you had to pay
for the kiss that you pierced through my heart?

Welcome to my last supper

You caved me in
You gave me up for silver blindness