Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Release”

by Afro Celt Sound System

Composed by Simon Emmerson/James McNally/Iarla Ó Lionáird/Martin Russell/Sinéad O'Connor

24 versions

7:36

Volume 2: Release album
Release” single

4:15 album edit

Stigmata soundtrack album
Release” single
Release Remixes” single
Collaborations compilation album

3:59 Rollo remix (radio edit)

Release” single

7:59 Nu Yorican Soul mix

Release” single

4:24 video version

Release” single

7:58 Masters at Work main mix

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

9:36 Rollo remix

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

5:30 Bi-Polar remix

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

8:02 Masters at Work Nu Yorican Soul mix

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

8:02 Masters at Work Nu Yorican instrumental

instrumental, so it doesn't really feature Sinéad

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

7:58 Masters at Work Keyapella

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

7:12 Masters at Work dub 1

instrumental, so it doesn't really feature Sinéad

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

7:59 Masters at Work instrumental

instrumental, so it doesn't really feature Sinéad

Release Remixes” single

4:24 Masters at Work bonus beats

instrumental, so it doesn't really feature Sinéad

Release” single
Release Remixes” single

9:38 Rollo + Sister Bliss mix

Release” single

? Masters at Work main vox

Release” single

8:02 Nu Yorican main mix

same as the Nu Yorican Soul mix

Release” single

8:05 Nu Yorican beats

Release” single

5:13 Masters at Work Main mix

edit

Release” single

7:58 Masters at Work dub

Release” single

4:59 Masters at Work dub

Release” single

7:13 Masters at Work dub instrumental

Release” single

? Masters at Work dub 2

Release” single

8:03 Nu Yorican instrumental

Release” single

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

Oh, oh, oh, don't think you can't see me.
Don't argue amongst yourselves
Because of the loss of me.
I'm sitting amongst yourselves.
Don't think you can't see me.
Don't argue amongst yourselves
Because of the loss of me.
I haven't gone anywhere
But out of my body.
Reach out and you'll touch me.
Make effort to speak to me.
Call out and you'll hear me.
Be happy for me.
Don't argue amongst yourselves
Because of the loss of me.
I haven't gone anywhere
But out of my body.
Reach out and you'll touch me.
Make effort to speak to me.
Call out and you'll hear me.
Be happy for me.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Reach out and you'll touch me.
Make effort to speak to me.
Call out and you'll hear me.
Be happy for me.

Notes

This is one of Simon [Emmerson]'s top Afro Celt songs. He describes it as "Proof of the healing powers of music and Sinead's amazing shamanic qualities. A gift." In this song, founding Afro Celt member Jo Bruce (Jonas Asher Bruce, 9 February 1968 - 8 October 1997), who passed away from a massive asthma attack, is speaking to the band. With the help of Sinead O'Connor, it was the last song written for Volume 2, provided the inspiration for the title of the CD "Release" and a healing force for the band after the tragic loss of Jo Bruce. Iarla and James speak about the recording of this song in their June 2, 1999 interview with Nic Harcourt on KCRW's program "Morning Becomes Eclectic".

(Source: Afro Celt Sound System Fan Website: Lyrics)

Quotes

Simon Emmerson (Source: Afro Celt Sound System Fan Website: Lyrics)

Proof of the healing powers of music and Sinéad's amazing shamanic qualities. A gift.

Musicians

(Source: Volume 2: Release)

Michael McGoldrick uillean pipes
Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Nigel Eaton hurdy gurdy

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