Steve Smith & Sanford Sylvan

The John Adams Earbox: A 10-CD Retrospective Lyrics

Disc 1

  1. I. Negative Love
  2. II. Because I Could Not Stop for Death
  3. III. Wild Nights
  4. I. Shaking & Trembling
  5. II. Hymning Slews
  6. III. Loops & Verses
  7. IV. A Final Shaking

Disc 2

  1. The Chairman Dances - John Adams, Adams, John
  2. First Movement
  3. Second Movement
  4. Third Movement: On the Dominant Divide
  5. Fearful Symmetries - John Adams, Adams, John

Disc 3

  1. Act 1. Scene 1. Opening
  2. Act 1. Scene 1. "Soldiers of heaven hold the sky"
  3. Act 1. Scene 1. "The people are the heroes now"
  4. Act 1. Scene 1. Landing of The Spirit of '76
  5. Act 1. Scene 1. "Your flight was smooth, I hope?"
  6. Act 1. Scene 1. "News has kind of mystery:"
  7. Act 1. Scene 3. "Ladies & gentlemen, Comrades & friends,"
  8. Act 1. Scene 3. "Mr. Premier, distinguished guests,"
  9. Act 1. Scene 3. Cheers
  10. Act 2. Scene 1. "This is prophetic!"
  11. Act 2. Scene 2. Opening
  12. Act 2. Scene 2. "Oh what a day / I thought I'd die!"
  13. Act 2. Scene 2. "Whip her to death!"
  14. Act 2. Scene 2. "I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung"
  15. Act 3. "Let us examine what you did."
  16. Act 3. "When I woke up"
  17. Act 3. "I have no offspring."
  18. Act 3. "I can keep still,"
  19. Act 3. "After that - / The sweat / Had soaked my uniform"
  20. Act 3. "Peking watches the stars,"
  21. Act 3. "You won at poker."
  22. Act 3. "I am old & cannot sleep"

Disc 4

  1. The Wound-Dresser - John Adams, Adams, John
  2. Christian Zeal & Activity - John Adams, Adams, John
  3. Five Songs: Thoreau - John Adams, Ives, Charles
  4. Five Songs: Down East - John Adams, Ives, Charles
  5. Five Songs: Cradle Song - John Adams, Ives, Charles
  6. Five Songs: At the River - John Adams, Ives, Charles
  7. Five Songs: Serenity - John Adams, Ives, Charles
  8. Eros Piano - John Adams, Adams, John

Disc 5

  1. Prologue. Chorus of the Exiled Palestinians
  2. Prologue. Chorus of the Exiled Jews
  3. Act 1. Scene 1. "It was just after 1:15"
  4. Act 1. Scene 1. " My Grandson Didi, who was two"
  5. Act 1. Scene 1. "Give these orders"
  6. Act 1. Scene 1. "So I said to my grandson"
  7. Act 1. Scene 1. "We are sorry for you"
  8. Act 1. Scene 1. Night Chorus
  9. Act 1. Scene 1. Chorus of Hagar & the Angel
  10. Act 2. Scene 1. "I've never been a violent man"
  11. Act 2. Scene 1. "You are always complaining of your suffering"
  12. Act 2. Scene 2. Aria of the Falling Body
  13. Act 2. Scene 2. Day Chorus

Disc 6

  1. Two Fanfares for Orchestra/Tromba Lontana - John Adams, Adams, John
  2. Two Fanfares for Orchestra/Short Ride in a Fast Machine - John Adams, Adams, John
  3. Common Tones in Simple Time - John Adams, Adams, John
  4. Part I. A Dream of Gold
  5. Part II. Soledades

Disc 7

  1. Part I.
  2. Part II. The Anfortas Wound
  3. Part III. Meister Eckhardt & Quackie
  4. Part I.
  5. Part II. Chaconne: "Body through which the dream flows"
  6. Part III. Toccare

Disc 8

  1. Mongrel Airs
  2. Aria with Walking Bass
  3. Roadrunner
  4. Tundra
  5. Disappointment Lake
  6. Hoodoo Zephyr
  7. The Perilous Shore
  8. Hoe-down
  9. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me

Disc 9

  1. Act 1. I Was Looking at the Ceiling & Then I saw the Sky
  2. Act 1. A Sermon on Romance
  3. Act 1. Consuelo's Dream
  4. Act 1. Mike's Song about Arresting a Particular Individual
  5. Act 1. Tiffany's Solo
  6. Act 1. Song about the On-Site Altercation
  7. Act 1. Song about the Bad Boys & the News
  8. Act 1. Your Honor My Client He's a Young Black Man
  9. Act 1. Leila's Song: Alone
  10. Act 2. Three Weeks & Still I'm Outta My Mind
  11. Act 2. Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On
  12. Act 2. Dewain's Song of Liberation & Surprise
  13. Act 2. Este País! / This Country!
  14. Act 2. One Last Look at the Angel in Your Eyes
  15. Act 2. Finale

Disc 10

  1. Lollapalooza - John Adams, Adams, John
  2. Judah to Ocean
  3. Toot Nipple
  4. Dogjam
  5. Pavane: She's so Fine
  6. Rag the Bone
  7. Habanera
  8. Stubble Crotchet
  9. Hammer & Chisel
  10. Alligator Escalator
  11. Ständchen: The Little Serenade
  12. Judah to Ocean
  13. Slonimsky's Earbox - John Adams, Adams, John

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