"Path to Zero: Prayer Cycle" - Elias, Jonathan


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Full Track Listing:

  • Atomic Mother (8:04)
  • Trinity (10:03)
  • Deliverance (7:44)
  • Many Suns (2:16)
  • Devotion (7:44)
  • Path to Zero (11:59)
  • Awakening (8:52)

Background Information

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 song 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”.

Two shorter versions of the track were made available to various promotional sites around the internet.

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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