lifeblood: songs: background: galileo


emily saliers quote from 1992-05: rites of passage, epic records press release:

"this is about reincarnation. it's meant to be light-hearted, like 'if this is really true, i've got a lot of baggage from my past lives!' "

emily saliers quote from 1992-10-14: cbs this morning:

"well, it's about reincarnation, plain and simple. but i thought about the whole notion of how, you know, each life you're supposed to learn something and get wiser. and then i thought about my own life. it's like forget it. it's never going to happen."

emily saliers quote from 1997-09: no boundaries - indigos girls cut loose, acoustic guitar:

"mary chapin carpenter taught me a couple of tunings, but i didn't start using them until 'galileo' (rites of passage (the tuning is d a d g b c, the same as for carpenter's 'the moon and st. christopher,' with a capo at the fifth fret))."

emily saliers quote from 2000-10-03: retrospective liner notes:

"trying to make sense of reincarnation, in awe of galileo for his vision, feeling like a young soul, laughing about serious things."

emily saliers quote from 2012-08-27: q&a: emily saliers, theater jones performing arts news:

you have used symphonic instruments in a number of recordings, such as the intro to the song "virginia woolf." how did you decide which songs to arrange for orchestra?

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the agency wanted "closer to fine" and "galileo" in there, a couple of well-known songs. if they hadn't asked for those, i wouldn't have chosen them because it's more fun to do the obscure songs.


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