Furia


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Brian May 'Furia'

Released 20 November 2000, and did not chart.
Album length 46:05.

Tracklisting:
1. Furia Theme (Opening Titles)
2. First Glance (Solo Flute)
3. Landscape
4. Tango: 'Cuesta Abajo'
5. The Meeting (Solo Guitar)
6. First Kiss
7. Storm
8. Phone
9. Pursuit
10. Diner
11. Apparition
12. Arrest
13. Father And Son
14. Aaron
15. Fire
16. Gun (Solo Violin)
17. Reggae: 'Bird In Hand'
18. Killing
19. Escape
20. Go On
21. Dream Of Thee
22. Alternative Gun

 

Written and Arranged by Brian May
Produced by Brian May and Justin Shirley-Smith
Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith

Vocals, Guitars and Keyboard Programming by Brian May
Orchestrations by Michael Reed, performed by The London Musicians Orchestra, conducted by Michael Reed
Solo Horn by Dave Lee
Recorded at Allerton Hill, and CTS Studios, Wembley, London, January-March 1999
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe and Gordon Vicary at The Soundmasters, London

Management by Jim Beach and Julie Glover
Sleeve design by Richard Gray and Brian May
Artwork by Richard Gray
Front cover illustration by Jerome Trebois

To Anita, my eternal inspiration


This album is the soundtrack to the French film 'Furia'. It has dialogue from the film, mostly in French, and there is only one song on the album, 'Dream Of Thee'. Two tracks were neither written or performed by Brian, these are 'Tango: Cuesta Abajo' and 'Reggae: Bird In Hand'.  


Furia Theme

(Opening Titles)


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 4:40 (music length 3:50).
This track includes film dialogue at the start and end, and the main theme includes orchestral and guitar music.

First Glance

(Solo Flute)


Track 2. Written by Brian May. Length 1:35.
Solo flute performed by Phillipa Davies.
This track is a flute version of the Furia theme, with some orchestral music, but no film dialogue.

Landscape


Track 3. Written by Brian May. Length 1:13.
This is a very atmospheric instrumental track.

Tango: 'Cuesta Abajo'


Track 4. Written by Carlos Gardel. Length 3:00.
Performed by Manuel Cedron.
This is an instrumental track, performed on an accordion, with a very French feel.

The Meeting

(Solo Guitar)


Track 5. Written by Brian May. Length 1:34.
This track is a slow, guitar version of the Furia theme, with no film dialogue.

First Kiss


Track 6. Written by Brian May. Length 2:03.
This is an orchestral track with no film dialogue.

Storm


Track 7. Written by Brian May. Length 2:19 (music length 1:52).
This is an orchestral track, with film dialogue towards the end.

Phone


Track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 1:07.
This is a mostly orchestral instrumental track, containing a flute version of the Furia theme, with no film dialogue.

Pursuit


Track 9. Written by Brian May. Length 3:44.
This is a fast-paced, drum dominant instrumental track.

Diner


Track 10. Written by Brian May. Length 1:18 (music length 0:54).
This is a mostly orchestral track, with some film dialogue towards the end.

Apparition


Track 11. Written by Brian May. Length 1:36.
Vocal performed by Emily May.
This track contains vocal and orchestral versions of the Furia theme, with no film dialogue.

Arrest


Track 12. Written by Brian May. Length 1:28 (music length 0:57).
This is an instrumental track, with film dialogue at the end.

Father And Son


Track 13. Written by Brian May. Length 1:33.
This is an instrumental track featuring orchestral and flute music, with no film dialogue.

Aaron


Track 14. Written by Brian May. Length 0:47.
This is an orchestral instrumental track, with no film dialogue.

Fire


Track 15. Written by Brian May. Length 0:55.
This is an atmospheric instrumental track, with no film dialogue.

Gun

(Solo Violin)


Track 16. Written by Brian May. Length 1:54 (music length 1:34).
Solo violin performed by Rolf Wilson.
This track is a violin version of the Furia theme, with film dialogue towards the end.

Reggae: 'Bird In Hand'


Track 17. Written by Lee Scratch Perry. Length 3:30.
Performed by The Upsetters.
This is a reggae track, with lyrics in French.

Killing


Track 18. Written by Brian May. Length 1:13.
This is a mainly instrumental track with no film dialogue.

Escape


Track 19. Written by Brian May. Length 1:50 (music length 1:24).
This track is a guitar version of the Furia theme, with film dialogue towards the end.

Go On


Track 20. Written by Brian May. Length 2:20 (music length 2:01).
The start of this track is a vocal version of the Furia theme, it then turns into an orchestral piece, with film dialogue towards the end.

Dream Of Thee


Track 21. Written by Brian May. Length 4:15.
This is the only song on the album, and is a very slow ballad.

Lyrics:
The sun too soon lost his light
And on my shoulder I look for thee
But clouds that gathered in the night
Have taken thee from me

And how shall I live through the shadows
And how shall I sleep in the night
Until our hearts set us free
I must not dream of thee

Be strong my love while we're apart
And know the love that I keep for thee
Is safe and secret in my heart
Lest thou shouldst dream of me

When lovers forget to blow kisses
And children no longer can dream
And lifeless the waters and silent the streams
And the stars lose their silvery gleam

Why then my lost love we'll see
I shall not dream of thee

When freedom is only a memory
And laughter is way out of style
And time now can spare on the face of the fair
Mona Lisa, no trace of a smile

Why then be sure love that I'll
No longer dream of thee

Shall I not dream of thee

Alternative Gun


Track 22. Written by Brian May. Length 1:31.
This is an instrumental track which is similar to 'Gun (Solo Violin)', but uses different instruments (including a flute), and a slightly different tune.