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Jerome Froese

Shiver Me Timbers

- Studio, released October 2007 -


CD release Germany 2007
Photo: Monique Froese
Design: Patrick Schuerfeld



Recording date2007
Recording site(s)Noontide (Berlin)
Recording engineer(s)Jerome Froese
Composer(s)Jerome Froese
Musician(s)Jerome Froese, Anja Kathmann
Producer(s)Jerome Froese


"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
- Charles Kettering


Wikipedia tells about the album title: "Shiver my timbers (usually pronounced 'shiver me timbers') is an exclamation in the form of a mock oath usually attributed to the speech of pirates in works of fiction. It is employed as a literary device by authors to express shock, surprise or annoyance. The phrase is based on real nautical slang and is a reference to the timbers, which are the wooden support frames of a sailing ship. In heavy seas, ships would be lifted up and pounded down so hard as to "shiver" the timbers, startling the sailors. Such an exclamation was meant to convey a feeling of fear and awe, similar to, 'Well Blow Me Down!', or, 'May God Strike Me Dead'. [...] 'Shiver my timbers' was most famously popularized by the archetypal pirate Long John Silver in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883). Marryat and Stevenson both wrote grammatically correct Victorian fiction, even when their characters were pirates. The use of 'me' instead of 'my' has appeared in popular culture such as with Popeye."


The tracklist features eleven compositions, two of them being pre-released on the Precooked Munchies CD.


The CD comes with a 8-page booklet featuring photos by Jerome's mother Monique Froese and hence somewhat reminds of the style of Tangerine Dream releases of the seventies and eighties.


In December 2008 this release became available as MP3 download at the Cybersounds Download Shop as well.


2007: Moonpop
CD: moon cd-703; silver/black disc
2008: Moonpop/Cybersounds
Download: CSDLSMT; complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2015: Moonpop/Bandcamp
Download: complete release or individual tracks in several lossless or lossy audio formats
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