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    A 3 track vinyl version of the album featuring the signature songs "Blue Bird" and "Houdini - King of Cards"in a superb gatefold sleeve displaying the original fine art painting of the artist Sean Jefferson in glorious detail across the inner span.

    Mastered at Abbey Road by the legendary Sean Magee for a true vinyl lovers experience .

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    NB - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SO POPULAR THAT WE'VE RUN OUT OF SIGNED CD'S. WE'RE GETTING ANOTHER SET SIGNED ASAP. IF YOU ORDER NOW, WE CAN HOLD YOUR BOX BACK UNTIL WE GET THE CD'S OR SEND IT OUT WITHOUT AND FOLLOW UP AS SOON AS WE GET THEM IN. LET US KNOW WHEN YOU ORDER WHAT YOU WOULD PREFER.

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    The famous Uranium Club "Club Edition" version of Fate Outsmarts Desire. You get:-

    The CD in replica vinyl gate-fold packaging, signed by Kaprekar's Constant
    A set of 4 art cards
    A set of badges
    A signed David Jackson music chart and notation for his parts in the classic track "Houdini - King Of Cards"
    A colouring sheet "The History Of Prog"

    All housed in a custom box, hand assembled for your pleasure here in the UK.

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    A bundle of Kaprekar's Constant joy ! The must-have vinyl version, in full colour gatefold sleeve, joins forces with the smaller, but perfectly formed CD version, also in a gatefold sleeve and 12pp booklet.

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lyrics

Blue Bird

i) 1925 Record Attempt
But it rings in your ears like blood...
Three miles a minute can never be enough. The Sunbeam’s captain - take your seat. The aero-engine at your feet
Spitting fire, oil... steam.
350 horses scream,
‘You won’t come back; you can’t survive!’ But come on let’s just give it one more try.
It wasn’t one for the money or one for the fame, But just for the hell of all who came.
One for Albion. One for fun.
But, please God get this record done.
‘You won’t be coming back; you can’t survive!’ But come on let’s just give it one more try. Come on now let’s give it one more try.
The vultures’ row, a vague unrest -
Not in the smoking hole just yet.
The flying mile. A distant hum.
The watches stop and the deed is done.
‘You won’t be coming back; you can’t survive!’ But come on let’s just give it one more try. Come on now just give it one more try.
ii) John Godfrey Parry Thomas
The hands of a juggler with Brunel’s mind Become a potent brew.
Some days you write the story.
Some days it’s writing you.
Challenger, Columbia, fate outsmarts desire. The finest brains. A will of iron.
Speed’s the smoke; courage: the fire.
iii) Babs
Babs now lives beside the sea. Peace and quiet guaranteed:
An undignified end for a great lady.
She was born of nobility:
A childhood steeped in luxury.
The sisters they lived their lives at speed.
Babs turned her back on the quiet life. The firebrand made for a difficult wife Right up to the day that she took his life.
Babs paid for her terrible crime.
Fifty years is a very long time.
The passing days have not been kind.
iv) Fresh record attempt
So our man is back on Pendine’s shore To bring the record home once more. The hardware’s new. Worries canned: The fastest of them all on land.
Fly low, coldly you go.
It’s what they say you’re born to do. Call it obsession...how you’re wired. Speed’s the smoke, courage: the fire.
v) Blue Bird restored
The ninety years just raced on by.
A thousand miles an hour they try, And barely touching ground they fly.
Carbon fibre rocket cars; we learn so quickly, come so far.
The follies of that golden age - we’ll never see their like again. But sometimes out on Pendine Sands, the beast will roar again!

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from Fate Outsmarts Desire, released March 10, 2017

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