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5 weeks ago
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Figge fellow Swede - I enjoy and usually dig your comments! sure do. "Constant self promotion" and the like.. I have always thoroghly enjoyed to get first hand information and insight from a guy who's doing it. He is playing in very interesting settings for a living and he is sharing this with us. I for one think he has been very sincery in his approach talking to us like family. How
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5 weeks ago
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Sounds really good! Hav't had goose bumps an album trough sine Wings of heaven, but this might be the one. Al - should you guys read - you've done some great things also since 2000. Cheers and thanks for keeping the night light burning for all of us! Please play Down to earth again.. Per
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7 months ago
perf
Come on..:-) Phenomena's first live performance ever... might just go there for that one..
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8 months ago
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That singer is a true find! Sounds great in low, middle and high registers. Tone and soulfulness. Outshines his predecessor to say the least. Eden's Curse should have a bright future. Come play in Sweden.
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8 months ago
perf
Definitely looking forward to this one! You guys are qualified for the Premier League of melodic rock/metal.
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8 months ago
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Count me in at that dinner table - would be fantastic. Now, go and play plenty at that lottery, CTM!
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8 months ago
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A Major thank you to Andrew and all you posters here also from me! Such reading delight and wonderful source for new artists in the genre I love - for me since 1998.. thanks. Discovered many of the "usual suspects", already mentioned, due to the site: Harem Scarem Masterplan Jorn Lande Allen / Lande Starbreaker Work of Art W.E.T. Eclipse Lionville Last Autumn's Dream Ni
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9 months ago
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Some additions: A few that also still having it: Glenn Hughes - his whole register, albeit somewhat different sounding. Joey Tempest - songs downtuned slightly, but still sounding great. Bryan Adams - wow - very impressed with his live singing - seems unchanged from his glorious prime days. Like Gillan - have lost that upper part of their register: Joe Elliot Rob Halford Unfo
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9 months ago
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DP Mark III might be best line up of any group, IMO. What musicianship and talent on every position! I too believe a reunion won't happen as Richie just isn't interested and does not want to "rock the boat" with his new career, which he apparently is very happy with as evident in a lenghty interview in the latest number of Sweden Rock Magazine (in which the reporter was not allowed t
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9 months ago
perf
Thanks for your feedback. I did actually think of parameters / definition of a comeback when launching the thread (evoked by my inclusion of Brave New World) - I did however decide not to include such in order not to limit associations and the range of suggestions. There is a subjective element to what is a comeback as well, If you don't agree on that a suggested comeback actually is a com
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9 months ago
perf
I do agree with you on which are the stronger vs weaker ones on the album. Some of the weaker ones are so weak I scratched my head regarding their qualty control. However - I did really enjoy most of the songs you indicated as strong. Cheers mate
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9 months ago
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To me Start from the dark had only 3-4 great/solid songs - of which the title track being the only stellar one. The one following, Secret Society, I rank as a masterpeice - very consistent - easily the best since the reunion. Glad we have different opinions - makes this board interesting. Cheers
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9 months ago
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Cheers everyone for the inspirational read on the best / weakest debut follow up albums! Came to think of another scenario where the pressure to deliver is high - the comeback albums. Pressure high in terms of living up to past glories and at the same time, depending on ambition, trying to be somewhat relevant to the current times. Which solid / less solid comeback albums are there and
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9 months ago
perf
Yes, I remember the demo for that song surfaced in some form - it's wasn't Joeys strongest effort I have to say and did not sound like scorpions either. Did not find it on Youtube.
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9 months ago
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No, they didn't break big outside of the Nordics with Wings of tomorrow. And within the Nordics nowhere near as big as with TFC. They did stir up quite a bit of interest with Wings of tomorrow though and got an international multi-million deal with CBS - that deal in combination with THAT song was a good thing of them.. Remember reading an interview with Klaus and Rudolf from Scorpions who
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9 months ago
perf
Sorry if we already had this thread - I remember the "that important 3rd album" thread a while back. Isn't the 2nd album just as important? To follow something promising (that you have written material for often over a long period of time) with something that lives up/surpases expectations and often with material written over a shorter space of time and under pressure, still being re
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9 months ago
perf
Boston wins for me as well! Insanely strong songs.. Many great suggestions! I'd like to ad: Work of Art 1) Why do I 2) Maria Did we have a thread on best debut follow up album? Believe we had one on that important 3rd album sometime back..
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10 months ago
perf
It truly was. The soul and gospel ingredient made it very special - a welcome deviation from his ordinary path. Loved it.
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10 months ago
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It is a very strong album, bringing back many of the Classic QR elements. Strong songs throughout and I do actually appreciate the shortness of them and the album as whole. The production sounds a million bucks compared to F.U. but my only remark on the album is that the production perhaps is a bit too lush and therefore lacks some edge. I can take that with a smile as the QR I grew up lov
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10 months ago
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First full listen and I Think this sounds like a true Winner! Some hooks not very immediate but I Believe I can grow to love them with a few more listens. Classic sound is back and production sounds very good I Think. Todd is Close enough to Tate to recreate the Classic vibe but has his own slant as well. Finally!
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10 months ago
perf
Very good call. Roxette have plenty of hidden gems on their albums. As a Swede music lover I have had no chance but to get well aquinted with those albums - part of our upbringing. Roxette have made some stellar stuff over the years, but I have always had slight problem with the programmed drums - taking away a bit of the soul and feel they could have had. Roxette does not groove :-) Neverthel
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11 months ago
perf
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXL6XP0/ref=sr_1_album_1_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B00CXL716A&qid=1369227091&sr=1-1 What ya think?!
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11 months ago
perf
Thanks for that! I read As above, so below and saton the fence whether reading also Relentless. So your input here is valuable. Thinks As above, so below was a very interesting read. Some very unflattering stuff in there, but also a lot of credit to him. I can recommend As above, so below for what it is - uncensored but not from the man himself.
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11 months ago
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I think it is fantastic that Parker apparantly has this ability to compose and in the vein of classic QR. This + his now quite extensive tenure with the band adds crediblity to the line up I think. Surprising fact indeed.
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11 months ago
perf
Love Where Dreams Go To Die - best QR song since classic era! Fallout sounds very promising too, but the live version shot with a mobile phone is muddy. Well... seems like the QR I've missed painfully for almost two decades is BACK!! Tate-camp is worried now.
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11 months ago
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I respect that you don't choose what music to listen to based on personalities (or lack thereoff). I do just the same - I've listen to plenty a seemingly crazy personality over the years. Just in this case - there is a bit at stake supporting Tateryche with purchases etc (for us wanting ToddRyche to own the brand post November).
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11 months ago
perf
Yes, disgrace it is. I will give the "real" QR come June a chance to prove they are worthy of the name.
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11 months ago
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Well pls consider it is NOT Queensryche. the musicians plaing on the cd are all mainly session musicians and not the blokes in Tate's new line up. Those "new" guys contributions are Rudy on bass on three-four songs, Simon Wright playing on one, Kelly Gray doing 1 solo (only) and that keyboard guy playing on perhaps 4-5 songs. THe rest are session guys and namey guest musicians (Tate
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11 months ago
perf
Shade and Quicksand - I agree 100%. Whitesnake at its finest and with DC at the top of his game voice wise. Head and shoulders above anything released thereafter (Donington -82 VHS excluded).
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11 months ago
perf
And the 'Live at Donington' VHS release from the Saints and Sinners tour. Must have been 1982. As well as the Starkers in Tokyo CD (and DVD?) from 1997. Well, the live releases up until the 90-ies were pretty sparse actually, looking at it. But from 2004 and onwards 'a tad' to many.. but I do like the idea of releasing live albums from earlier line ups - like the Live at Donington 1990-
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