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Ecstasy in the Shadow of Ecstasy

by Michelle Gurevich - EU Store

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jgueron Smart lyrics, sense of humor, the timber pf her voice and musicality.
Vassilis Gonis
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Vassilis Gonis Instantly hooked after listening to "Here's the part" and stayed for the whole album. The husky voice, the clear bass lines, the keyboards and guitar creating an ambience, that reminded me of the good side of the 80ies, which as all good things is timeless. And this sound fitted like a glove to the lyrics. Sometimes tender, sometimes bitter, but always witty, describing the human condition, in a surprising fresh manner. Easily one of the best albums of 2020, 2021 and for years to come. Favorite track: Here's the Part.
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Thomas I've been listening to Michelle for about 8 years now and with this album more than any before, I feel like she's writing the songs straight out of my head. The music here is excellent, varied and intricate and the lyrics are absolutely sublime. Feel More is the song I have listened to more than any other over the last 12 months. Another excellent album and I can't wait to see her live again soon. Favorite track: Feel More.
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1.
Art of Life 04:35
Here comes a vision Dancing my way The cosmic giggle Invites us to play When you see a line A line that’s worth crossing You gotta cross that line That’s the art The art of life We belong together We belong together tonight In the art of life We belong together We belong together tonight A magic potion For me and for you Love is a dream Authored by two When you meet the eyes That make you wanna turn away Don’t turn away That’s the art The art of life It’s not everyday you get the chance To be joined in such a perfect dance So when the masterpiece offers you a hand Take a chance That’s the art The art of life We belong together We belong together tonight In the art of life We belong together We belong together tonight Something in me Something in you Would make a masterpiece Something in me Something in you Would make a masterpiece In the art of life We belong together We belong together tonight In the art of life We belong together We belong together tonight
2.
Temptation 03:46
Meet me by the tracks Love me a good degenerate romance With a side of class Champagne and oysters in the underpass Life is suffering But less when we’re skinny dipping Want you close to me But life is short so better make it three Why resist temptation I haven’t found a good reason Why resist temptation With only one life to live Why resist temptation Summer by the lake Carried away is never a mistake My romantic friend Romantic friend until the end I’ll bring my guitar A cozy blanket and a big cigar Follow the music stumbling in the dark Better to live too much than not enough Why resist temptation I haven’t found a good reason Why resist temptation With only one life to live Why resist temptation When I’m so happy to see ya Why resist temptation What’s worth more than feeling Right now can’t think so clearly What’s worth more than feeling What’s better than being swept away I swear I felt the hand of fate What’s worth more than feeling Why resist temptation I haven’t found a good reason Why resist temptation With only one life to live Why resist temptation When I’m so happy to see you Why resist temptation What’s worth more than feeling Right now can’t think so clearly What’s worth more than feeling
3.
Feel More 06:27
I was born for the road A guest in happy homes Suffer six days alone For a seventh day of passion Desire doesn’t change Not your status, not your age Only after a storm can you feel the sun Only after a storm can you feel warm Mmm I wanna feel Mmm I wanna feel more I was born for the road Wanna taste of every happy home Gotta spend six days alone For a taste of Sunday passion Mmm I wanna feel more Mmm I wanna feel more Oooh I wanna feel more Oooh I wanna feel more Only after a storm can you feel the sun Only after a storm can you feel warm Oooh I wanna feel more Oooh I wanna feel more Oooh I wanna feel more Oooh I wanna feel more Ecstasy in the shadow of ecstasy in the shadow of ecstasy Oooh I wanna feel more
4.
The greatest joy is to begin But new beginnings getting scarcer every year I still recall back in the day Your eyes so beautiful I had to look away Now we meet, go for a walk But I know that the old you can’t be far off So how about after this stroll You and me get rock ’n roll My dearest friend sit on my face Sit on my face for old time’s sake For all the summers slipped away Sit on my face for old time’s sake The dinners get more civilized We’ve got more money and we’re all a little tired But she’s still there behind your eyes Back when each night revealed a prize We may have families and kids But we’re still gypsies within So crack a bottle and get set Because the show’s not over yet My dearest friend sit on my face Sit on my face for old time’s sake For all the summers slipped away The choices we can’t unmake For all our glorious yesterdays The summers forever slipped away For all the choices we can’t unmake Sit on my face for old time’s sake Sit on my face for old time’s sake For old times
5.
Kiss 03:47
We’ve been friends For a long time now Missed our chance For the window of romance I can tell Wouldn’t take much to get there Do you dare Let this glance become a stare Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens Through the gate Of your prime real estate Oh the view Darling sure looks good on you Slow that kiss Feels good to be nervous I admit I could get used to this Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens Let’s kiss and see what happens (I suggest) Let’s kiss and see what happens (I suggest) Let’s kiss and see what happens (I suggest) Let’s kiss and see what happens (I suggest) Let’s kiss and see what happens
6.
No one will ever know The life we shared The greatest romance of all time Our little universe, our family But now it’s only in my mind Our life may not have been unusual Like all the millions come before But to us it meant everything The greatest story ever told And here’s the part Where we are laughing And drinking champagne In a restaurant (here’s the part, here’s the part) Here’s the part Where we are dancing It’s like a postcard In my heart (here’s the part, here’s the part, here’s the part) I pass the buildings We once called home The blueprints burned into my dreams Where now new stories are written Our love just one of many Back when you looked just like a movie star And I was also not too bad I’ll keep that universe inside of me And carry on the best I can And here’s the part Where we are laughing And drinking champagne In a restaurant (here’s the part, here’s the part) Here’s the part Where we are dancing It’s like a postcard In my heart (here’s the part, here’s the part) Back when you looked just like a movie star And I was also not too bad I’ll keep that universe inside of me And carry on the best I can And here’s the part Where we are laughing And drinking champagne In a restaurant (here’s the part, here’s the part) Here’s the part Where we are dancing It’s like a postcard In my heart (here’s the part, here’s the part, here’s the part)
7.
When did I become Mrs. Robinson? I was just a girl Now I’m a woman Just kidding Life has just begun Used to be the youngest in the room Don’t know when it happened But it happened way too soon Now they call me Mrs. While I’m contemplating kisses And a Mrs. gotta have a little class When did I become Mrs. Robinson? Used to like ‘em old Now I like ‘em young Just kidding I like everyone But to flirt with some would now be indecent So a woman’s gotta keep it Where a woman’s gotta keep it I remember what it’s like to be 18 All those over 30 All looked the same to me But people don’t ever really change We all want to remain Players in the game But you gotta keep your schnapps More tightly under wraps And set a fine example For the young ladies and chaps When did I become Mrs. Robinson? I was undercooked Now I’m overdone Just kidding I’m still having fun So come on over son Cause life has just begun For me Mrs. Robinson
8.
It seems a dream That we could be So far apart so suddenly How quickly life can change Into something very strange The spring has sprung But it’s no fun All our plans abruptly turned to none Now the sad songs of the war They seem closer than before I send my love Love from a distance I send my love Love from a distance I’ll see you soon When this is through I know you’re there Inside your room And I know You feel me too We’ll meet for lunch It won’t be long More sweet Now we’ve tasted things gone wrong Like those who lived In times of strife Who were once just like us Living the life But then the sad songs of the war They got closer than before I send my love Love from a distance I send my love Love from a distance I’ll see you soon When this is through But for now We share a love Love from a distance We share a love Love from a distance I’ll see you soon When this is through
9.
Life is coming back to me Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Finally, finally I’ve been living under a rock I’ve been sick around the clock But life is coming back to me The days have been dull The evenings have been null But life is coming back to me I thought it might have left me for good As I knew it eventually would But it seems I may still get the chance To ask all those ladies to dance Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Finally, finally Life is coming back to me I’ve been lonely, I’ve been stressed I’ve been straight up depressed But life is coming back to me I’ve been down on my luck Forgotten how to fuck But life is coming back to me One winning ticket’s all you need And all falls in place suddenly Remember one winning ticket’s all you need And all falls in place suddenly Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Dream of tomorrow Something we can’t live without Comings and goings Keep breaking my heart Home is a memory Now gone with the wind I’ll bear the endings As long as something new begins Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Life is coming back to me Finally, finally Life is coming back to me Finally, finally

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released May 15, 2020

Written and produced by Michelle Gurevich
Michelle: vox, synths, classical and electric guitars, melodica ▪ Steve Fishman: bass on 5, 6, 7 ▪ Larry Salzman: percussion on 1, 6, 7 ▪ Gustavo Lopez Retamal: classical guitar on 1, 6 ▪ Rob Calder: bass on 2, 3 ▪ Leo Abrahams: electric guitar on 2 ▪ Bart Dietvorst: electric guitar on 3 ▪ Matt Davies: drums on 2, 5 ▪ Esteban Vázquez: drums on 3 ▪ Chaun Horton: drums on 3 ▪ Oleg Maximov: classical guitar on 9 ▪ Tim Isherwood: whistling on 9

1, 4, 8 mixed by Michelle Gurevich ▪ 3, 5 mixed by Chris Brown ▪ 7, 9 mixed by Lisa Bregneager and Michelle Gurevich ▪ 6 mixed by Peter Jensen ▪ 2 mixed by Lisa Bregneager ▪ 3 edited by Lisa Bregneager ▪ Mastered by Kramer.

Album design by Michelangelo Greco. Album cover photo by Kiana Tajammol.

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