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23 February 2008 @ 09:02 am
Second Soundtrack CD, Final Track  
[Crossposted from forkni-l.]

I know this was asked and answered back when the second soundtrack CD first came out in '99, but I'm afraid I've forgotten.  Remind me?  You know that final, unlisted, almost-hidden spoken-word bit at the very, very, very end of the second FK soundtrack?  It's part of the final track (suite from "Last Knight," movement "End of an Era"), not separate, but you don't hear it until you wait through a period of silence.

A male voice says:
"Well, here we are.  We're coming up to a new millennium, going into our next eight-hundred years together.  What's gonna happen?  I don't know.  I don't know.  Just hope we can do it together.  Hope we all make it through.  Stay friends.  Maybe find some new ones.  Should be fun.  Just keep a smile on, huh?  Yeah, keep a smile on."

Is that Geraint Wyn Davies's voice?  Or is it Fred Mollin's voice?  (I recently listened to it on a better sound system for the first time, and it sounded different to me, making me doubt what I thought I knew.  Perhaps it's just time passing.)

Valerie - Postmodern Pollyannawiliqueen on February 23rd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
It sounds like Ger to me. I haven't listened to it closely in a long while.
Amy R.: Historybrightknightie on March 1st, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yep, forkni-l agrees with you. :-) The unanimous response was that the voice is Ger's. No one seemed to know whether the remark was scripted (and if so, by whom) or ad-libbed.

I think it is quite clearly directed at us, from GWD (and Fred Mollin), in that moment as we looked from 1999 into 2000 with third season only three years behind us, and is not in character, but at least one person opined that it might be in character. I think she was perhaps confused; not everyone seemed to grasp that none of the spoken-word selections on the albums are direct quotations from the show ... which made me a little sad, because there was a time when we all knew it too well to fall for that, and I still do, which makes me ... ? Still in love with a sleeping story ...