The waves of transience

The melancholy lyrics are about the transience of beauty that comes with ageing. The ripples in the chorus symbolise this fading away. The lyric line “Blue girls come in every size” was also inspired by the poem “Blue Girls” by John Crowe Ransom. “Ripples” is still a ballad-like cult song among prog fans today because it is a mixture of sentimental mood and artful musicality. For once, the song “Ripples” is not an original composition, but was penned by Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Originally recorded and released by progressive rock pioneers Genesis on their 1976 album “A Trick Of The Tail”.


André Fedorow – Mellotron, RMI Piano & Taurus Bass Pedals
Nathan King (Level 42 / Frost*) – E-Guitar
Simon Moskon (The Cryptex) – Piano
Raquel Schüler – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Niko Becker – Drums
Horacio Valdivieso – Acoustic Guitars

Music & Lyrics written by Mike Rutherford & Tony Banks (Genesis)

Engineered, Produced, Mixed by André Fedorow at Stratosphere Sound Studio.
Additional Engineering by Gabriel Gutierrez
Mastered by Ricardo Santos Alves
Technical Production Consutant –Sebastian Hirsch
Coverartwork by Anthony Walters & André Fedorow

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