For The Stars

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For The Stars

Postby ice nine » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:43 pm

Every day before work I stop in my local cd/album store and rummage through the dollar bin. Sometimes I find a keeper. I saw this and immediately picked this up. I am now halfway done listening to it and I am liking what I hear. With most Elvis' offerings they grow on you. I'm sure For The Stars will be no different.
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Re: For The Stars

Postby ice nine » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:51 pm

One of my favorite Ron Sexsmith's song is 'April After All' and I'm thrilled that it is on here.
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Re: For The Stars

Postby FAVEHOUR » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 pm

This is a really good record!

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Re: For The Stars

Postby bronxapostle » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:01 pm

I make an unpopular vote that THIS record comes off more authentically [a/k/a less forced] than the RIVER IN REVERSE lp. though the 2006 'with TOUSSAINT' tour was WAY more inspired and authentic.
I still sometimes wonder how a full tour, even if a short one, would have evolved with ASVO.

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Re: For The Stars

Postby sulky lad » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:56 pm

It's not often I disagree with My Legendary Apostle friend but it would have taken a lot to persuade me to go and see EC and ASVO on the same bill - she always came across to me as too classical in her stylings and unable to shake that off to accommodate less than formal classical compositions - unlike The Brodskys who leapt at the chance to expand their modus operandi.

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Re: For The Stars

Postby ice nine » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:48 pm

The album seemed uneven to me. I enjoyed some tracks. Elvis dedicated the album to Cait. Does Diana let him listen to it?
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Re: For The Stars

Postby FAVEHOUR » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:40 pm

sulky lad wrote:It's not often I disagree with My Legendary Apostle friend but it would have taken a lot to persuade me to go and see EC and ASVO on the same bill - she always came across to me as too classical in her stylings and unable to shake that off to accommodate less than formal classical compositions - unlike The Brodskys who leapt at the chance to expand their modus operandi.


I attended their one US full-length appearance in NYC (6/6/01) and it was excellent.

Dave

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Re: For The Stars

Postby bronxapostle » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:13 pm

FAVEHOUR wrote:
sulky lad wrote:It's not often I disagree with My Legendary Apostle friend but it would have taken a lot to persuade me to go and see EC and ASVO on the same bill - she always came across to me as too classical in her stylings and unable to shake that off to accommodate less than formal classical compositions - unlike The Brodskys who leapt at the chance to expand their modus operandi.


I attended their one US full-length appearance in NYC (6/6/01) and it was excellent.

Dave


Yes, sadly i either did not hear of it until too late or didn't think i would get a ticket. But it sure was an excellent show via boot. Was it radio broadcast live Dave initially? I'm getting more forgetful as the years pile up. No worry sulky, FRIENDS TO THE END!! maybe because it came so quickly behind PAINTED FROM MEMORY and i just so happened to be smack in the middle of a 4 or 5 year binge of classical guitar concert going.... so it was a great fit for my mindset then and a wonderful predecessor to my beloved NORTH!!

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Re: For The Stars

Postby sulky lad » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 pm

bronxapostle wrote:
FAVEHOUR wrote:
sulky lad wrote:It's not often I disagree with My Legendary Apostle friend but it would have taken a lot to persuade me to go and see EC and ASVO on the same bill - she always came across to me as too classical in her stylings and unable to shake that off to accommodate less than formal classical compositions - unlike The Brodskys who leapt at the chance to expand their modus operandi.


I attended their one US full-length appearance in NYC (6/6/01) and it was excellent.

Dave


Yes, sadly i either did not hear of it until too late or didn't think i would get a ticket. But it sure was an excellent show via boot. Was it radio broadcast live Dave initially? I'm getting more forgetful as the years pile up. No worry sulky, FRIENDS TO THE END!! maybe because it came so quickly behind PAINTED FROM MEMORY and i just so happened to be smack in the middle of a 4 or 5 year binge of classical guitar concert going.... so it was a great fit for my mindset then and a wonderful predecessor to my beloved NORTH!!


Ah, we're back on track now, BA, because I LOVE North and I think I managed to go to all the UK shows in 2003 with Elvis and Steve. I have a bit of as blind spot where I feel no one sings Costello like Elvis, which might explain my feelings for FTS.
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Re: For The Stars

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:25 am

There are some decent songs on here. It is a really good album but not a great one. I might have to dig it out, I do think her voice struggles a bit with the poppy elements.

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Re: For The Stars

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:24 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:There are some decent songs on here. It is a really good album but not a great one. I might have to dig it out, I do think her voice struggles a bit with the poppy elements.


No, not GREAT at all. Actually, probably would have been served better by a bigger EC presence vocally, and i don't mean necessarily in the lead role. His excellence in all harmony vocals could have made it both a better record AND one more easily embraced by us fans. However, i said it somewhere before: GREEN SONG is in the very top of his lyrical best. while the musicianship and production alongside her heavenly vocals and his bridge too make it a small masterwork.


https://youtu.be/AwjzJeAR8-I

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Re: For The Stars

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:50 am

bronxapostle wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:There are some decent songs on here. It is a really good album but not a great one. I might have to dig it out, I do think her voice struggles a bit with the poppy elements.


No, not GREAT at all. Actually, probably would have been served better by a bigger EC presence vocally, and i don't mean necessarily in the lead role. His excellence in all harmony vocals could have made it both a better record AND one more easily embraced by us fans. However, i said it somewhere before: GREEN SONG is in the very top of his lyrical best. while the musicianship and production alongside her heavenly vocals and his bridge too make it a small masterwork.


https://youtu.be/AwjzJeAR8-I

I agree BA more EC would have been good

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Re: For The Stars

Postby fred darden » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:17 am

More ec is always good.


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