RANUM :: TRACKS :: 09087 :: JULIA

The song “Julia” builds upon a mesmerizing sequence from 1981. I originally created the vocal lines in Danish language, but the vocal quality of that version is not up to standard, although rather amusing. The melody however, is the same as in the release version. The English lyrics were written in the Nyhavn rehearsal studio.

Below you can follow the song from first demo and rehearsals to premix, final release and subsequent live performance.

Music & Lyrics by Jesper Ranum

Composed 1980. Last recorded 1985 by DeFilm.

Published by EMI Music Publishing

“JULIA” – TRACK VERSIONS.  For continuous playback please play an album or playlist.

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DéFilm – Release version (1985)

The officially released version, with a very sharp, bright snare and an almost overly clear sound image, probably inspired by the sound of the New York scene at the time it was mixed. Mixed by Harvey Goldberg & Gis Ingvardsson in Media Sound Studios, New York.

[09087-099]

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DéFilm – Live – Hotel Klitten, Søndervig (1985)

A live recording from Hotel Klitten, Ringkøbing, October 1985.
Not the best sound quality, but shows that DeFilm was actually a good live band.
(09087-101)

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DéFilm – Demo PUK Studio (1984)

The original DeFilm demo recording from PUK Studio 1984, before signing with Medley Records. With a much warmer sound, and a deep cohesive groove, that is missing on the official version.
(09087-080)

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DéFilm – Live Rehearsal Nyhavn (1983)

A live rehearsal recording from Nyhavn. With a vibey and more desperate character, influenced by David Bowie. This was the sound that we originally went for with the band.
(09087-020)

Posing my book with PPG in b/g in Studio version 3

Ranum – 1st Electronic Demo – Nyhavn Studio (1982)

Instrumental demo from the Nyhavn rehearsal studio using the Roland System 100M, Roland Jupiter-8 and Amdek CMU-800 MicroComposer.
(09087-003)

LYRICS

Julia
(Ranum)

I read it in the paper
little Julia was dead
she passed away yesterday in London
We used to be together
in such a tender sort of way
she changed my life corrected my lies so calmly

Every time I look back in my life
I feel I’m attached to the picture inside
of Julia coming, Julia leaving

Relations were cut
She took a job in the USA
I would not stop I could not stop her going
I read it in the paper
little Julia was dead
I thought we were the everlasting couple

Every time I look back in my life
I feel I’m attached to the picture inside
of Julia coming, Julia leaving

Julia coming
Julia leaving
Julia coming

Julia