Another Satellite

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Skylarking

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 4'16.
    Released on Skylarking.
  2. BBC version, 4'20.
    Recorded ‘live’ for “The Sunday Show” on 22 February 1987.
    Produced by Martin Colley and Jonathon Russle.
    Engineered by Fred Kay.
    Released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Limited.
    Released on 1 June 1987 as the B-side of the Dear God 12" single in the U.K.
    Also available on Transistor Blast.
    Also available on Rag & Bone Buffet.
    Andy: “The BBC sent us into the studio to do this live show. Since we don't have a drummer, we chose this song because it needs a mechanical drum sound anyway and we could use a drum machine. But we hadn't played live for ages, so going out to the nation in half an hour we slammed down a two track backing tape and when the red light went on, just sang along. It was Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, ‘Sunday Not Quite Live’. It's the most recent song on Rag & Bone Buffet.”
    Andy: “Dave Gregory programmed the little Hammond organ beatbox sound, and he sampled my guitar into a $70 Yamaha sampling synthesizer - a kid's synth. We hadn't played live for some time, so I begged the engineer, with about half an hour to spare, if we could go bang down the backing track and sing to that live, because it was all we could do to sing and play at the same time.”
  3. Demo version.
    Released on 25 September 2006 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Eight in the U.K.
    Also released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
    Andy: “Oh how I wish I hadn't written this song. Trying to put into words a gentle rebuff to Erica's persistent and obviously romantic intentions, I came up with something too hurtful that wounded her terribly. It was so difficult. Here I was, a married man, but pulled so fiercely by the gravity of her vivacious being. She was my new moon but how guilty I felt. At the time of writing this I had no idea that the stage name she used for her musical ‘happenings’ was Luna.”
  4. 2016 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  5. 2016 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  6. 2016 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.
  7. Early sketch.
    Released on the reissue of Skylarking on 14 October 2016 in the U.K.

Art

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Lyrics

My heart is taken it's not lost in space
And I don't want to see your mooney mooney face
I say why on earth do you revolve around me
Aren't you aware of the gravity
Don't need another satellite

I'm happy standing on my feet of clay
I have no wish to swim your milky milky way
I say why on earth do you send your letters 'round here
Only to gum up the atmosphere
Don't need another satellite

So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away

Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite

Abort your mission let's just say you tried
Before you glimpse I have a darker darker side
I say why in Heaven's name do you come on these trips
Only to freeze in a total eclipse
Don't need another satellite

So circling we'll orbit another year
Two worlds that won't collide
So circling we'll orbit another year
Moon still tries to steal the tide away
Don't need another satellite
Don't need another satellite

© 1987 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:33:31 +0200
From: Florian Decros <flodecros (at) gmail dot com>
Subject: Bass tabs of "Skylarking"
Message-ID: <CAPtZtiPs1nY1yeFCibNRa75qhzrX8U_JhcbCUurHrPpGN_p=XA (at) mail dot gmail dot com>

Hi !

As a big fan of the album "Skylarking" and an enthusiast bass player,
I decided to transcribe all the songs from the record (except "1000
Umbrellas" because there's no bass, duh), including "Dear God".
There's surely mistakes here and there, but I tried to do my best.
Hope it will help some bass players across the word :)

Cheers,
Florian.

PS : Sorry if I made some grammatical mistakes, i'm french :)


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1993 13:24:12 -0500 (CDT)
From: Andrew Russell Mutchler <andym (at) owlnet dot rice dot edu>
Subject: Another Satellite

I've worked out the chords to Another Satellite, in case you're interested:

Intro: Eb Bb (x2)

Eb Bb                                      Eb
      My heart is taken, it's not lost in space,
Bb                                           Eb
   And I don't want to see your moony moony face,
        Db     Gb             E7
I said why on Earth do you revolve around me?
 D                        G              F            Bb        Eb G(addC#)
Aren't you aware of the gravity?  Don't need another satellite.

I'm happy standing on my feet of clay,
I have no wish to swim your milky milky way,
I said why on Earth do you send your letters round here,
Only to gum up the atmosphere?  Don't need another satellite.

A     G6              A     Cmaj7
  So circling, we'll orbit another year,
G      F                    C G    E7
  Two worlds that won't colli-ide.
A     G6              A     Cmaj7
  So circling, we'll orbit another year,
G              F                 C
  Moon still tries to steal the tide away...

F Bb                          Eb
     Fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa ta ta ta,
Bb                          Eb
   Don't need another satellite.
Bb                          Eb
   Fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa ta ta ta,
Bb                          Eb
   Don't need another satellite.

Abort your mission, let's just say you tried,
Before you glimpse I have a darker, darker side,
I said why in heaven's name do you come on these trips,
Only to freeze in a total eclipse?  Don't need another satellite.

So circling, we'll orbit another year,
Two worlds that won't collide.
So circling, we'll orbit another year,
Moon still tries to steal the tide away...
       F            Bb        Eb G(addC#)
Don't need another satellite!

C G
    Fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa ta ta ta,
                         C
Don't need another satellite.
G
  Fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa ta ta ta,
                         C
Don't need another satellite. (Fade out)

 -Andrew Mutchler

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