"Path to Zero" - Elias, Jonathan

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Background Information

To promote the release of the album “Path to Zero: Prayer Cycle” two mp3 files at 320kbps were released on the internet featuring edited versions of the song “Path to Zero”. One of these was called “Collage” and the other was just an “Edit”. The files could be found at http://www.publicmediaservice.org/2011/07/path-to-zero-jonathan-elias/ as well as other locations around the internet.

The album “Path to Zero: Prayer Cycle” is by composer Jonathan Elias. All proceeds from the album were to be made available to the global disarmament charity, Global Zero. The album features classical and electronic music combined, with spoken words and sung performances. It involved musicians such as Sinead O’Connor, Sting and Jim Morrison, as well as other famous voices such as Robert Downey Jr.

The song “Path to Zero” features Jim Morrison, Serj Tankian, Robert Downey Jr., Joanne Shenandoah, Leah Shenandoah, Sinead O’Connor, and Howling by “B”. The full length song as featured on the album primarily features Jim Morrison of the Doors reciting “Moonshine Night” over traditional-inspired music mixed with classical and electronica. What does this all have to do with U2? Well the “B” that is doing the howling is Bono. His voice comes in at in the song at 2:13 and he howls for just over a minute of the song.

It is unknown why Bono is not credited by name in this release and instead is listed only as Howling by “B”.

Path to Zero (Radio Edit) was described as “JIM MORRISON‘s previously unreleased recording of his poem “Moonshine Night” set over Elias’ music inspired by Native American arts. You, too, can easily spot the true identity of guest vocalist “Howling by B” when his uplifting parts come in around 2:15.” Path to Zero (Collage) was described as “4:00 highlight reel of the full work and appearances by Sting, Trudie Styler, Robert Downey Jr, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Angelique Kidjo, Sinead O’Connor, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jon Anderson (Yes) and others.”

Liner Notes

Music by Jonathan Elias. Produced by VIncenzo LoRusso and Jonathan Elias. Mixed by Vincenzo LoRusso. Additional production by R. Walt Vincent and Nathanial Morgan. Recorded at Phoenix Sound, Wembly. Engineer: Dick Lewzy.Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Schwartz. Artistic Director: Rosanna Arquette. Howling by “B” Engineer: David Tickle. “Path to Zero” features Jim Morrison, Howling by “B”, Serj Tankian, Robert Downey Jr., Joanne Shenandoah, Leah Shenandoah, and Sinead O’Connor.

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