THE VOLARES

The Volares disbanded in 2006. Marty Willson-Piper played with them on one song.

THE NIGHT WE TAUGHT OURSELVES TO SING (1998)

LP VERSION

The Volares - The Night We Taught Ourselves To Sing LP Cover

Tracks

Side A:

  1. Down To The Lane (5:12)
  2. Teepee By The River (3:55)
  3. Morning On You (4:01) – 
  4. Open Book (5:26)

Side B:

    Universe Verse Chorus: The Big Suite (21:15)

  1. Aspen
  2. The Spirit Reveals Itself
  3. Asleep In Egypt – 
  4. Elegy For Tiny Tim

Releases



CD VERSION

The Volares - The Night We Taught Ourselves To Sing CD Cover

Tracks

  1. Down To The Lane (5:12)
  2. Teepee By The River (3:55)
  3. Morning On You (4:01) – 
  4. Open Book (5:26)
  5. Aspen (4:18)
  6. The Spirit Reveals Itself (5:56)
  7. Asleep In Egypt (4:11) – 
  8. Elegy For Tiny Tim (6:55)
  9. Universe Verse Chorus: The Big Suite (21:15)
    (this last song is an edit of tracks 5-8 joined together as one long song after one minute of silence)

Credits

The Volares are:
Bucks Burnett - vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
Dare Mason - vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming, bass
Paul Averitt - vocals, rhythm and slide guitar, drum programming, bass

Special guests:
Julianne Regan (All About Eve) - organ on "Open Book", vocal on "Egypt"
Marty Willson-Piper - lead guitar on "Open Book"
David Tibet (Current 93) - spoken vocal on "Elegy", ambient whisper on "Egypt"
Ali Abdel Salam - tabla, duoff, req on "Aspen", "Spirit", "Egypt" and "Elegy"
Bill Breeze (Coil) - viola on "Elegy" and "Spirit"
Helen Moffat - vocals on "Teepee", flute on "Aspen"
Matt Kemp - djembe on "Teepee"

Releases

Notes

The Volares are guitarist/singer Bucks Burnett's project. He recorded the LP entirely in England (1994-98) during 4 separate sessions with producer Dare Mason and fellow Texan Paul Averitt, plus all their special guests. This album has been described as bearing "the influences of the acoustic ethnics and folky intermezzos of 'Led Zeppelin III' or 'Physical Graffiti,'" with 'Aspen' and 'The Spirit Reveals Itself' from the 'Universe Verse Chorus: The Big Suite' "done in the best early 70's Zep tradition."