Band Name The Shroud. Album Name Long Ago and Far Away. Released date 12 February 1996. Labels Unknown label. Music StyleGothic Rock. Members owning this album2. 1. Under a Dark Sky. 2. Tonight. 5. Ashes in the Wind.
Far's next release was an EP titled Soon (1997), which was quickly followed up by their fourth and most popular album, Water & Solutions (1998). This record attracted a strong cult following in the late 1990s, due mostly to the single "Mother Mary" and the band touring with longtime friends the Deftones, and Incubus. The more melodic sound showcased on this album is increasingly cited as an influence on present-day alternative rock bands by the rock press, . Thursday, Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World. Break-up and post-Far activities (2000–2007).
Long ago and far away I dreamed a dream one day And now that dream is here beside me. Long the skies were overcast But now the clouds have passed You're here at last. Chills run up and down my spine Aladdin's lamp is mine The dream I dreamed was not denied me. Just one look and then I knew That all I longed for long ago was you. Long ago and far away I dreamed a dream one day And now that dream is here beside me. Long the skies were overcast But now the clouds have passed You're here at last
This same group then released Long Ago And Far Away in 1996. Both records included a collection of Great American Songbook standards. After a successful collaboration with Jim Keltner on The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon, Watts and Keltner released a techno/instrumental album simply titled, Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project. Watts stated that even though the tracks bore such names as the "Elvin Suite" in honour of the late Elvin Jones, Max Roach and Roy Haynes, they were not copying their style of drumming, but rather capturing a feeling by those artists. The Charlie Watts Quintet – A Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings (1992/Continuum Records). The Charlie Watts Quintet – Warm and Tender (1993/Continuum Records). The Charlie Watts Quintet – Long Ago and Far Away (1996/Virgin Records). The Charlie Watts-Jim Keltner Project (2000/Cyber Octave Records).