|A||I'd Still Walk Across The World
Written-By – Bob Cameron
|B||Love It Back Together
Written-By – Patricia Bruant
A Walk Across the Rooftops is the debut album by Scottish band The Blue Nile, released on 30 April 1984 on Linn Records in the UK and on A&M Records in the US. Although the album was released to little fanfare and was not a big hit on its initial release, it slowly accumulated fans and sales through word of mouth as the years passed, and by the time the follow-up Hats was released in 1989, A Walk Across the Rooftops had sold 80,000 copies. It continued to gather praise when reissued in 2012.
Still a landmark, still high, still somehow intangible: The Blue Nile didn’t sound or function like any normal band. 1984’s A Walk Across the Rooftops remains unique in its fusion of chilly technology and a pitch of confessional, romantic soul that ‘alternative’ types would usually shy away from for fear it wasn’t ‘cool’. It was always (at least) two things at once: in the years since, its peerless power to affect has accrued multiple layers of rueful resonance
The Blue Nile's debut album has a rather fascinating genesis. Scotland's Linn Electronics wanted a demo track to demonstrate the fidelity and versatility of their new recording console and tapped a struggling local trio, the Blue Nile, to provide it. Their effort was a deliberately disjunctive song called "A Walk Across the Rooftops. To demonstrate the recording equipment's dynamic range and clarity, the song was arranged most peculiarly, with vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and full string and horn sections all appearing, but never at the same time.
I walk across the rooftops I follow a broken thread Of white rags falling slowly down Flags caught on the fences. I am in love, I am in love with you I am in love, I am in love with you. I walk across the rooftops The jangle of Saint Steven's bells The telephones that ring all night Incommunicado. The traffic lights are changing The black and white horizon I leave the quiet Redstone And walk across the rooftops. I walk across the rooftops On graduation day To look for independence, yeah
Traveling around the world is one thing; walking around it is a completely other story. Here are six people who, in one way or another, took the slow route. It takes about 20 millions steps to walk around the world, several years commitment as well as determination, stamina, and a state of mind that few of us can imagine. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the first person to walk around the world solo, Steve Newman crossed 20 countries and walked some 15,000 miles during his four-year journey. Since the time he finished his walk in 1987, he has also walked the length of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and completed the 900-mile Henro Pilgrimage path on Japan’s Shikoku Island. He is currently planning the first ever walk across the entire length of the Great Wall of China.
Given you take a walk through the equator, the distance you really walk is around 6000km across Africa and 7100 kms across the South America and a few of the south east asian countries and the papa new guinea. So, I guess, along the equator, the distance you walk can be approximated to 15000km, which would take 20 months at 25 km a day. In fact, I guess (I am not sure) that that would be the shortest route to walk the whole circumference of the world. Anyway, thanks for the question. I tip my hat to them, but I'd still want to do my thing at the South Pole with an irate penguin behind me. 939 views · View 2 Upvoters. David Nivala, Travel Consultant ww. avidstours.
Walk Across the Sea book. Fletcher did a wonderful job creating the background. I'd read the book again just for that. Made me think of the boys in "The Karate Kid".
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