Build It Up Again

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Lovingly packaged in a digi-pak
    Artwork beautifully crafted by Sarah Joy at Random Panda
    Includes 8 page booklet with full lyrics and many inspiring photographs
    You will like it
    You will like it lots
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    Includes unlimited streaming of Things Unseen via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Get your hands on a pair of the actual sticks Ben used when recording Things Unseen
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  • Sheet Music

    We have musical notation of various parts from the recording of the album
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    Flute parts
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  • Choose a song (not longer than 5 minutes)
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    We will play and record it using acoustic guitar/keyboards/voices especially for you.
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  • We will come to your house
    We will bring acoustic instruments (and keyboard)
    We will sing several songs
    We will go away again afterwards (we promise)
    If you are more than 100 miles away from London, could you drop us a message first?
    We might still be able to do the concert, but may need a bit more for travel costs.
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This song is inspired by an interlocking block type construction toy.
You know the one.


Built it up, take it apart, build it up again
On a spaceship to moonbase four,
in bright coloured uniforms
Command centre on the line
Cosmic charger’s doing ne
Got his radio, got his ‘scope,
got his miscellaneous tools
Space probe launcher, satellite car,
surface explorer in low gear
Build it up, take it apart, build it up again
Black Falcon’s fortress, scale the walls
Forward siege tower, horses and swords
Armoury, etchery, guarded inn
Drop the drawbridge, let me in
Bow and quiver, shield and lance
Catapult and trebuchet
Got his helmet, got his plumes
We’ll take King’s Castle before noon
Limitless possibilities, bound only by your imagination
Unfettered creativity, building is a verb in this quotation
Take a journey through the town
See the sights and hear the sounds
Police siren, fire house
Bucket loader, dumper truck
Past the station, forklift crane
Loading pallets onto the train
Weekend cottage, white picket gate
Takes me right back to ‘88


from Things Unseen, released April 24, 2020
Written by Michael Whiteman


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I Am The Manic Whale Reading, UK

Please note we are away from the office until 1st of August so any orders placed between 18/7 and 1/8 can not be dispatched until 2/8. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We are a progressive rock band from Reading & London, UK. 2nd album out now.
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