THE CAT: Lost SanityWelcome to the Lost Sanity!
The newest album by the CAT.
"To this world, she's fair and cruel."
"To you people, listen and behold!"
"To mother, may her health grow with her wisdom."
Johnny Tai, Tiger, 2003.
This got to be one of the hardest album to produce, and its path to birth was long and rough. Ever since our last album, Sounds of Art, we've been searching for a more unique style of performing our music- and this is the result.
After six months of writer's block, I was going to give up on this production. Facing pressure from fans and friends, and mp3.com, I shut my eyes and wrote the first song of this album: Write A New Song.
Since then, other songs were added with great speed...
After a few successful performance of Hotel California by the Eagles, I decided to put that song on this album also. One of my poetry is also incoded in the song, along with clips from some of my favourite radio shows.
One request came through from one of our fans, from lady Margarita, requesting a song with her name as the title. I took up the challenge, thus gave birth to our third track: Margarita. Thank you Margarita, this got to be one of the finest song we've ever produced...
Track four is for mother, who supported me through thick and thin. Thank you mother for teaching me how to sing when I was young, and thank you for requesting this song!
Track five is for the world, and especially dedicated to the 911 incedent. Glory and pride will not do any good, especially to those among the dead.
Desperado is dedicated to one of my favourite old radio program: Gunsmoke.-------
Our concert at Bowen Island was a success. After the concert, I walked alone towards the ocean in the shadows of the night, with my guitar in my arms. I sat on a rock, listening to the wind, the waves, and thought of the world and its secrets. Then without knowing, I start singing and playing, and it was born: Beautiful Fantasy World. The last track of the album recreates the scene of the first appearance of this song.
Every song has a story, and we try to tell them in our music, voice, and sound effects. We want to tell stories with songs, sing songs within stories.
Now, let us hold hands and start down this lane of madness, corruption, and lost SANITY!!!
1. Write a New Song
2. Hotel California
4. House of the Rising Sun
5. Dawn of a Million Souls
7. Beautiful Fantasy World
8. Streets of London
9. Feel Like a Drink
10. Killing Me Softly
11. Beautiful Fantasy World (bonus)
- The Cat