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    • Remixed & remastered
    • Original cover artwork
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    • Complete lyrics
    • Interview with Dan Jefferies
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1.
Die Hard Rock n’ Roller Rock n’ rollin’, keep on goin’ Irreversible sound Feelin’ so proud when the music is loud I’m never turnin’ down Fly away out on the highway Rock n’ roll on the radio I want to lose control Can you feel it, yeah Deep down inside of you baby Die hard rock n’ roller Feelin’ the beat, I start sweatin’ in heat And I’m shakin’ into convulsions Oh, I’m flyin’ high Hey mister, what’re ya tryin’ to lay down Get out of my way Your impotent sound is kinda gettin’ me down So take it all away I don’t need it Die hard rock n’ roller, yeah I need my fill and I’m out for the kill I’m the hunter instead of the hunted Satisfaction, want some action immediately Gonna say my line, situation do or die Take a ride on the melody line C’mon, rock it hard Rock n’ roll it one more time Fallin’ down in a rock n’ roll dream Calling me, tell me, what does it mean? I’m floating far away Into another plane Oh, now the fever’s rockin’ up inside of my head Don’t you realize Rock forever, roll till I die Ahh! (C. Wilkinson)
2.
Terror Eyes 04:49
Terror Eyes Children laughing out my window Playing soldier in the road Marking death with child precision Realization that they’ll never know Terror eyes Stand up and witness the writing on the wall The message is clear, and the solution affects us all Pushing buttons may come easy Casting rockets to the sky Shake the world with indecision Fight to live and live to die Terror eyes, terror eyes Stand up and witness the writing on the wall The message is clear, and the solution affects us all, whoa Stand up and witness the writing on the wall The message is clear, and the solution affects us all (Repeat) Whoa yeah Terror eyes Whoa yeah (C. Wilkinson)
3.
Bonds of Restraint Take the strain when the leash is pulled too tight You’ve cut my flesh right to the bone What’s that lurking in that evil mind of yours? This is the pleasure from the start You can’t hold me like you used to Cause I’ve got my feet back on the ground The link that holds us together, I’m breakin’ away Breakin’ the hold from you forever You’ve had me in the palm of your hands I’ve got this feelin’, my heart you’ve been stealin’ away Push comes to shove and we’ve got a fight on hand With looks to kill, I’ll strike you down Stand aside, I’m runnin’ wild from you My barrel’s loaded, my aim is true You can’t hold me like you used to The tears won’t wash my will away The link that holds us both together, I’m breakin’ away Breakin’ the hold from you forever You’ve had me in the palm of your hands Now you’ve been stealin’ away Take all of this, and reminisce Take back your bonds of restraint This is the las time Ooh, you’ve been holding me too long Take back your bonds of restraint The link that holds us both together, I’m breakin’ away Breakin’ the hold from you forever Break the chains and the ones that you’ve held I’m here comprisin’ Disruptin’ the rain from the pain And you’ll see how it feels to believe Ahh, whoa (C. Wilkinson)
4.
Mister Spock 04:38
5.
The Fury 04:28
The Fury Lurkin’ the night shift where she walks the night alone Looking with stilleo eyes Cuttin’ you straight to the bone She holds a fire that’s burnin’ deep inside of you You’re branded with lust when she gets through Oh no, my sufferin’ heartbreak I can’t escape The kiss of death Her flaming breath Pleasure of the pain Her touch can make you quiver sending shivers down your spine You wind up dead without a sign Oh no, my sufferin’ heartbreak I can’t escape The love she brings Her kisses sting Pleasure of the pain The kisss of death Her flaming breath Hell hath no fury like the damned The kisss of death Her flaming breath She holds command The love she brings Invited stings She holds command Hell hath no fury like the damned Like the damned (C. Wilkinson)
6.
Get Away 03:50
Get Away I open up the door, I see you’re never there Is it hard for you to show you care? I tried to make myself turn and run away But somethin’ chains me down and holds me there to stay On and on, it’s just a game we play You’re foolin’ with my heart, won’t you get away On and on, it’s just a game we play Someday you’ll pay Won’t you get away When I met you, you were always around Now when I need you you’re nowhere to be found You say you love me, but deep down I know You’re cheatin’ me, you’re hurtin’ me So now I’ve gotta, now I’ve gotta go On and on, it’s just a game we play You’re foolin’ with my heart, won’t you get away On and on, it’s just a game we play Someday you’ll pay, won’t you get away I don’t want you here no more, yeah I’ve had enough, enough of you I don’t need you here no more What you’ve done, I’ll do it too I finally changed my mind, yeah yeah Won’t you get away On and on, it’s just a game we play You’re foolin’ with my heart, won’t you get away On and on, it’s just a game we play Someday you’ll pay, won’t you get away I said on and on, on and on, yeah On and on, it’s just a game we play (F. Bortolotto)
7.
8.
Day by Day 04:24
Day by Day Day by day is just a dream Thoughts flow like a stream Is there somewhere I can go, See myself and say hello? Time kills time and I go on Hang on tightly, be strong Let me go, don’t let me down Day by day Don’t you wanna take a ride? Leave the rest of them inside? Don’t you love me Won’t you help me Don’t you leave me alone, yeah If you’re out there let me know Show me a place where I can go Don’t you lead me astray Day by day Day by day is just a dream Thoughts flow like a stream Is there somewhere I can go, See myself and say hello? See where there’s a home For my spirit to roam Lead me there, yeah Day by day Lead me there, just beware I just can’t, I just can’t live without you When I’m there, don’t you dare Treat me like the fool Day by day I told you, I said Take me there Just beware (F. Bortolotto)
9.
New Dream 04:51
New Dream You can’t get by on your own And you won’t rock that road alone No matter how you try, there’s gonna be somebody else standing there Get off of your high horse, oh yeah Wake up, this is a brand new dream C’mon, let me show you what I mean Wake up, this is a brand new dream So take it by the hand And spread it across the land You could go the road alone I’ve done some right and I’ve done some wrong And I’ve been travellin’ down this road for so long Take my hand I’ve got a master plan Shed the fears that you once had Wake up, this is a brand new dream C’mon, let me show you what I mean Wake up, this is a brand new dream Cause dreams are fantasy And I’m reality You could go the road alone C’mon, take my hand I’ve got a master plan Shed the fears that you once had Wake up, this is a brand new dream C’mon, let me show you what I mean Wake up, this is a brand new dream So take it by the hand And spread it across the land Someday baby you’ll realize The time has come to open up your eyes Take it from a dreamer Open up your eyes Take it from a dreamer Yeah, oh yeah Take it from a dreamer Take it all the way (C. Wilkinson)

about

What would become known as DAN JEFFERIES’ CENTURY began to form in 1980 with childhood friends guitarist/songwriter Dan Jefferies and drummer Kevin Dempsey. The two began playing together in a previous band called Axent until sometime around 1983 when the two would part ways with the other members. Soon after Jefferies and Dempsey began to hear of a new singer on the scene by the name Fabian Bortolotto. They would meet with Bortolotto and CENTURY would be born.

After several live shows in which the band would have to focus mainly on playing covers of commercial hits in order to continue to be booked, Jefferies decided to record his original material. Jefferies would take the project to the newly opened studio by high school friends Joe Notarianni and Phil Gregory. Into the recording sessions, Bortolotto would accept a gig going on tour with another causing Jefferies to find another singer for the sessions. He had known of Colin Wilkinson from the local scene for several years and so Wilkinson would be recruited into the project. Bortolotto then would return rejoining the project resulting in two vocalists on the sessions.

With busy schedules and limited space and equipment in the small studio, the album was recorded track by track. Jefferies and Dempsey often worked together, but for the most part, the musicians came in and recorded individually. Still, there were challenges. And then once the recordings were finally finished an accident caused all the tapes to be destroyed. Not being able to get all the original members of CENTURY back at the time to start over studio musicians would be hired to re-record the album. Jefferies would be unsatisfied with the rushed recordings and mix. He later would decide to go back and re-record yet again, this time with the original Century members.

A pressing of the album simply titled Dan Jefferies Century would be released that would lead to a bit of confusion in later years. After most of the first printing of Dan Jefferies’ Century had been sold, Jefferies again returned to the studio to redo the rushed mix that had been done in one overnight session. This time, he headed to Grant Avenue Studios in Hamilton, then operated by the Lanois family. There, he worked with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Dream Theatre, Godsmack, King Crimson) who was just starting his career. Although happy with the final product, Jefferies was unable to release the remix due to time and budget constraints.

Jefferies is thrilled to be able to do that now. The new CD package features Bottrill’s remix, along with the original cover art. It also contains the full lyrics, which were never before published, and an additional track that had been left off of the original album.

“The CD release of Dan Jefferies’ Century completes a musical circle that began more than three decades ago. This new package, featuring an updated mix and complete lyrics, represents the project envisioned by Jefferies in the early 1980s, but wasn’t possible until now.” - Dan Jefferies

credits

released August 21, 2020

CREDITS
Music – Dan Jefferies
Assistant – Steve Hileman
Produced and engineered by Dan Jefferies at Eclipse Productions
Mixed by David Bottrill at Grant Avenue Studios
Mastered by Jamie King at JK Audio
Cover art by Jeff Ward
Dan Jefferies – guitar and bass
Colin Wilkinson – lead and backing vocals
Fabian Bortolotto – lead vocals, “Get Away” and “Day by Day”
Kevin Dempsey – drums
Phil Gregory – drums, “Day by Day”
Joe Notorianni – keyboards
Jim Starchuck – additional keyboards

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