the Alien Suite

by Danielle Hebert

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1.
The Alien 03:22
THE ALIEN Big Ben it's midnight I'm the alien and I'm free You are all in bed Peacefully Just a few drunks but they can't see I have come dans la nuit to take over the world and set you free Big Ben it's midnight I'm the alien and I'm free Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
2.
WHO ARE WE? Who are we, and were are we going? Human race. Red, black, yellow and white Males and females Into wars of sex, power, supremacy Somehow, all in the name of freedom Who are we, and were are we going? The human mind. Capable of superlative brilliance As well as absolute insanity. And as we create wonders of art, we also build the tools to obliteration Who are we, and were are we going? I heard the preacher holler in the name of Jesus Christ He said “ The Lord wants you to give me your money, The Lord wants me to drive a Cadillac, Praise the Lord” So we live, we die go to hell or heaven? Do you fathom we come back? Or turn to dust? Who are we, and were are we going? Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
3.
Universes 05:57
Universes I'm standing here holding my breath On this gravel path looking up the stars I know we used to be so big, so strong and tall. I know we used to build universes. Alone and barefoot, under the moon. Glimpses of memories, they come back to me I know we used to be so big, so strong and tall. I know we used to build universes. In this body of flesh here on planet earth. I fear the cold and the politicians I know we used to be so big, so strong and tall. I know we used to build universes. We used to build universes Where has the knowledge gone? Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
4.
VISIONS OF FOOLS Waking up from a nightmare My bones feel like ice on a winter river Around me curled up in pain Lay my friends crying in vain We crashed our starship Landed in the hands of the ennemy After torture and mental erasure. Were loaded and shipped to a galaxy Guided by the visions of fools We lost our voices Guided by the visions of fools We lost our senses. On this cold and hostile plain Under single sun and moon With a shudder I realized We had forgotten how to fly... Guided by the visions of fools We lost our voices Guided by the visions of fools We lost our senses. Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
5.
Body Of Blue 05:51
BODY OF BLUE Touch the body of blue constellations in the center of my universe Don't fear, don't run away, don't believe what they say. Come closer to the center of the core of my beingness Don't fear, don't run away, don't believe what they say. Bite the fruit from the garden of Eden as it's ripe And hanging from the tree Don't fear, don't run away, don't believe what they say. My radar's out and I'm of course searching for intercourse Freed from the body, up in the arms of God Contemplating the odds. I know you're afraid Because of what is hiding Because love would open it Because you'd become so free... Touch the body of blue constellations in the center of my universe Come closer to the center of the core of my beingness Bite the fruit from the garden of Eden as it's ripe and hanging from the tree Don't fear, don't run away, don't believe what they say. Don't believe what they say. Don't. Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
6.
FRIENDSHIP SONG Never know the face of the one who lives next to you Never know the dreams hiding behind the shiny bright eyes never know what poison lies in the cup of cool red wine Never know, never know, never know. I give you my hand, give you my soul, give you my dreams, give you my trust I give you my weaknesses, I give you almost all that I am. The indecence of life's sharp turns with its share of daemons and cold shoulders Pulls us out of our axles. So for my relationships I got to fight every day. Put back in their tracks the train wrecks of our friendships. A maze of mis-emotions, mis-leading, mis-interpretations of what is reality, actuality. In the washing machines of our lives on the tumbling cycle we fumble a drunk tango. Color separated, cold water. Add in some softener to make sure all is smooth. Never know the face of the one who lives next to you Never know the dreams hiding behind the shiny bright eyes never know what poison lies in the cup of cool red wine Never know, never know, never know. Sometimes I feel like saying: I've had enough, I don't need you anymore, I'm going to be on my own. And how can you do that to me? After all we've been through? After all we dreamt too? Never know, never know, never know. You think you do. But it comes back and it hits you in the face and you fall, fall, fall... Never know the face of the one who lives next to you Never know the dreams hiding behind the shiny bright eyes never know what poison lies in the cup of cool red wine Never know, never know, never know. Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
7.
I FEEL SO ALIEN I feel so alien Tonight the stars are calling me back where there's no gravity I feel so alien Huston give me the go ahead 5,4,3,2,1 To Infinity. Only one sun, only one moon. I feel so alien And I stumble fumble crumble mumble 'Cause I Really don't understand The laws of your land. Only one sun Only one moon Can't you see I'm a lost interstellar rocket space pilotess with stardust in my hair. Can't you see I've lost my bearings and it looks like now I got a chronic human condition. Only one sun. Only one moon. Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
8.
Ugly Girl 06:31
Ugly Girl Feel the Love I Feel for You Want to Feel You Want me For you Need to Share my Need for you With you But you'll never know The colors of the sounds that I made for you But you'll never know That rain is falling for you know But you'll never know The passion burning inside me now But you'll never know The Ugly girl loved you All the times I think of you The lights grow dim the air grows thin In your space I long to be But it's impossible for me The love I have could burn the sun Tear the sky the world undone But silence is my residence You'll see my stance as innocence And I'm running from you Yes I'm running from you Running from you Yes I'm running from you Cause I could not bear the pain When you love Ugly goes... Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
9.
Super 04:39
SUPER Super, superb superlative supercool superman superhero supersexycool It's about the way that you want to live it's about the things that you wanna do it's about big corporations and governments taking all your money, it's about... Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me baby? Or is it just the air conditioning rattling in my ear? Super Supermodel super thin supermarket supersex superstitious superturbocharger It's about the way that you want to live it's about the things that you wanna do it's about big corporations and governments taking all your money, it's about... Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me baby? Or is it just the air conditioning rattling in my ear? Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
10.
Rise II 04:27
RISE II She was a girl from this world lived in a body but she wasn't it. She was looking for answers but they always seem to come from above So she called on the superpowers being aliens, Goddesses or Captain Kirk She wanted to be a star but not the kind you see on TV or on stage The ones who are way up out there and make you want to get out of your body She searched, studied, fought, cried and laughed spent a lot of money to finally discover how... Rise, rise, become celestial body Rise, rise forget the body Acquire power, liberate the soul mind over matter. Rise, rise... Devenir, les étoiles... Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved
11.
Far Away 02:02
Far Away I'm far away from home And the night is closing in Where's my matches Candle burn It's a strange world I fell in No one seems to care or dare. Time machine bring me back Billion years before etoday Where you ski on ice cream And walk chocolate streets It's a strange world I fell in No one seems to care or dare. I'm far away from home And the night has covered me Where's my spaceship? Candle burn.
12.
The Way Home 05:02
The Way Home I have been lost Eons passed me by I crawled the mud whence they said I came I believed, I trusted I have been a warrior and wife I killed, I healed Beautiful and ugly I crossed bridges and blown other And blown others... I know truth, I know lies Unburdened, I know now The Way Home I have been seeking the truth As a bigot and a fanatic Through the oblivion of drugs Sold by my bothers Or sold by me I have been my bodies, my wealth my titles I have been cold and uncompromising I have been My undoing I know truth, I know lies Unburdened, I know now The Way Home Copyright 2000 Danielle Hebert, all rights reserved

about

The alien suite is a series of songs written by Danielle Hébert. Danielle performs the songs on guitar, keyboard, computer wizardry and vocals. On bass is Dino Dinicolo, on drums is Terry Paton and on guitar Chris Percy. The guest musicians on this recording are : Vincent Mai on horns and keyboards, Pierre Imbert on hurdy gurdy, John Roper on jazz guitar and Mike Rheault on organ.

The production and engineering hats were worn by Juno winner Commodor Perry Barrett. Mr. Barrett created a brilliant three-dimensional soundscape that reflects the spirit of the music and lyrics.

The idea behind the Alien Suite is that spaceships are not a part of the future but part of our past. Sometimes we remember… Hence our fascination for science fiction movies lie Star Wars and series like Star Trek.

The songs on the Alien Suite touch all sorts of viewpoints such as aliens, humans as aliens, past lives, the spiritual connection of the soul and space as well as feeling alien in this world.

Musically a lot of ground is covered going from really spooky and weird atmospheres to very groovy and funky to anthemic songs. Each participating musician’s abilities are clearly showcased. The general feel is one of free expression, freedom and gleeful dare…

We were once told that this music took listeners to the stars, forgetting their bodies behind. So come aboard, there are no seat belts, no speed limits in this wide, open alien space!

Press Reviews for the Alien Suite

...I thought babies were beautiful. That sunrise over the Pacific Ocean were beautiful. That love was beautiful. That is, until I started playing the Alien Suite this morning ...Absolutely brilliant. Lyrics, mood, performance, production, everything...
Peter Pallett

...she has a basket of valuable goods : an expressive voice, a supportive band and ear for anthemic tunes that immediately distinguishes her from all the other post-Sarah songwriters now flooding the market... there are moments that rival Pink Floyd or Kate Bush for both drama and sheer sonic loveliness... Both 'Rise II' and 'The Way Home' are guaranteed to raise goose bumps with their delicious blend of otherworldly passion and enthralling melody.
Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver

...sonically it's gorgeous, it showcases not only Danielle's songwriting ability and her gorgeous voice but her amazing guitar work as well... she breaks all the molds... her stuff is amazing...
Cal Koat, Music Director, FM 96.1 Vancouver

...At times it's folk rocky, but very ethereal. Danielle's voice is absolutely stunning and beautiful It's richness is well showcased here on many tracks... Unlike anything today that radio experiences.
Heavy Lenny Bronstein, Record Promoter, Los Angeles

Hauntingly beautiful... made us want to listen to it over and over again. The guitar work is great and innovative. The harmonies on the whole are really nice, different and very pleasing in an organic way, on a gut level they reach way down inside you and make you feel alive...
Marc Carpentier, NHK Radio, Japan

A very creative album... The production is amazing... Reminiscent of Jeff Buckley...So much emotion, so over the edge... The album is indeed a journey
Taylor James, artist Vancouver

Appeared in Canadian Musician, June 03

Québec native, Danielle Hébert's latest release The Alien Suite is an exceptional recording. It is her second full-length and first all English release. Although the CD was actually recorded in 2000, it has recently been re-released.

The performances, compositions, arrangements and production on The Alien Suite are all excellent. Hébert cites Beethoven, Miles Davis and Hendrix as early influences, and her compositions reflect this broad scope of styles. The CD's title alludes to the ethereal collection music within as each song definitely evokes its own atmosphere.

What immediately draws one's attention when listening to The Alien Suite is Hébert's hauntingly beautiful voice, both as a lead vocal and in rich harmony tracks. As exceptional as her voice is though, it's hard not to also appreciate Hébert's guitar playing.

Though they definitely play a supporting role, the musicians Hébert selected for The Alien Suite are as equally adept at creating atmospheres as she. From song to song, or even within a song's form the moods can suddenly change and the musicians adapt beautifully. They are equally capable of minimalist hinting, as they are all-out driving.

she is currently working on a new project, in French this time. This is good news as it would be a travesty to for her to stop something for which she has such obvious talent.

Julian Mainprize, Canadian Musician Magazine

credits

released December 12, 2000

Danielle Hebert: music, lyrics, guitar, vocals, Fender Rhodes
Chris Percy: Guitar, Vocals
Dino Dinicolo: Bass, vocals, mouth drums,
Terry Paton: Drums

Guest artists:
John Roper: Jazz guitar
Mike Rheault: organ
Vince Mai: trumpet
Pierre Imbert: hurdy gurdy
Perry Barrett: sound design

On Super: the voices of Brent Chapman, Al Murdoch, Kevin Williams, Diane Leash, Kelly Falconer.

Air traffic controller (the real deal): Terry Rae

Produced by Danielle Hebert & Perry Barrett
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Dark Horse Studios, Richmond, BC
Additional recordings at Blue Wave Studios, Vancouver, BC and Bear Studios, Vancouver, BC

Album Graphics: Danielle Hebert
Photography: Arlene Littler

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Danielle Hebert

Danielle Hebert travels a unique path. Poetic, mysterious, generous, passionate and brave, she goes her own way allowing her fertile imagination run free.

Danielle's music is intense, compelling, a rich sonic universe that speak of adventures and travel. Her passion for the guitar is evident on all her recordings, always in search of original phrasings and musical colors.
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