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12 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
My favourite Flower Kings tracks (that I've heard) are the ones co-written by Jonas. He has a really melodic sensibility. I too prefer Karmakanic with the wonderful Goran Edman. I've managed to pick up all of The Flower Kings back catalogue fairly cheap, but I'm still working my way through them. When they're good, they're great, but I do struggle with them at times.
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17 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
It was hands down my favourite album of that year. I'm a Jim Steinman fan so those epic tunes really hit the spot for me. Sound of Fear is just perfect, and as for Chloe Lowery's vocal performance on Try... I simply don't have the words! I appreciate the musical theatre style songs won't be for everyone, but there's plenty of diversity on the album.
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18 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
Good stuff! Love Charlotte's high vocals at the end of the chorus. Of course, I'm a massive Everon fan (that's Everon, not Everton... he says, as though he knows anything about football) so my favourite release is the Phantasma album 'The Deviant Hearts' with Oliver Philipps and Georg from Serenity. I'd love to hear a sequel to that!
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18 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
What are your thoughts Dennis? Are you flattered by covers? Do you prefer it when they change the arrangement and make it their own? Personally, I thought it was a really good stab at the song, but I too prefer the original. Great recreation of the 80s sound but lead vocals a little loud in the mix perhaps? Still, pleased to see them picking up on an underrated classic from AOR history.
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19 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
'Tis a mystery! Definitely hear Schon on some of those demos - World Gone Wild, for example.
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19 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
Weren't those 4 songs -World Gone Wild, Full Circle, Who Is This Talking and Hard Rain genuine BE demos, but recorded around the time of the first album rather than for a third one? Or was Cain etc. writing WITH John Waite for a solo album at some point? (It's the credits that confuse things!) There's one of the other demos co-written by Cain (Love Burns possibly? Sounds like something from the S
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22 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
I didn't feel they really gave Floor the room to stretch out on Endless Forms Most Beautiful. I was hoping for some of the vocal pyrotechnics she displayed on Ghost Love Score live. Maybe they will remedy this with the new album?
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23 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
Very good album, some of Erik's best songwriting. Not quite up there with the 'true' Survivor of course (or Crossroads Moment) but a great collection of songs nonetheless. Plenty of nods to his legacy (Calling the Game, anyone?) and the title track has a ton of 'Didn't Know It Was Love' references, especially the middle 8 and solo. Jimi sounds great too.
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28 days ago
Idiosyncrasy
I'm hoping they wrote it together as a band this time. Too much songwriting talent to go to waste.
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5 weeks ago
Idiosyncrasy
80s/early 90s kids cartoons had the best theme tunes (often featuring some AOR greats) Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Thundercats MASK Galaxy Rangers Hulk Hogan's Rock n Wreatling Defenders of the Earth Ulysses 31 Bravestarr Mysterious Cities of Gold Biker Mice From Mars To name but a few!
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6 weeks ago
Idiosyncrasy
Ten - The Loneliest Place In the World
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
The Chasing the Monsoon project is complete and available for pre-order! (Featuring Ian Jones (Karnataka) and former Karnataka vocalist Lisa Fury. I loved The Gathering Light album and really missed that sound on their last album, so this is great news for me!) https://chasingthemonsoon.com/ "The debut Chasing The Monsoon album ‘No Ordinary World’ will be released on September
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
The immediate one that springs to mind is Everon.
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Survivor considered Kevin Chalfant, Brett Walker and Mark Free. Roger Scott Craig was offered the job as keyboardist for Foreigner. David Longdon (Big Big Train) was almost in Genesis for Calling All Stations.
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Prefer this version! ;-) Agent - Heart in My Hand
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
For those interested, Mitch LaFon has an interview with producer David Prater where he talks about the making of the album. (Posted Friday). https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/rock-talk-with-mitch-lafon/id1218868456?i=1000446526926
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Tall Ships is one of my favourite albums of all time. Class through and through. I doubt we'll see another official It Bites album as it seems like Bob Dalton isn't interested but Mitchell and Beck have been writing together recently (my guess would be for a new Kino album). They did start recording songs for a third It Bites MkII album but Mitchell felt it was too It Bites by numbers, Beck's
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Personally, I could live without the swearing too. Doesn't add anything to me. Love Eric's voice and energy though.
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Loved Address the Nation (spun it the other day) but couldn't get into Tearing Down the Walls (much as I tried). I definitely prefer the more AOR sound to the hard rock side of the band. I appreciated the last album a lot, but agree it was patchy and not every experiment quite worked. (And yes, I realise I will be cast from this board never to return for not enjoying Tearing Down the Walls!)
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
standing-hampton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My local car wash has just advertised > > Chamois Hagar Bravo, sir!
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Plus he looks a little like Rovers Return era John Waite! ????
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2 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Liked his work with FM-84: https://youtu.be/TvZskcqdYcE
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
It sounds like Danny actually saved most of the best songs for his solo album from the press release. I was very disappointed in The Optimist. Love their lush, symphonic post-rock with hints of Sigur Ros sound on We're Here and Weather Systems. Less interested in the electronica direction they were heading on with Distant Satellites which I imagine is more of Vincent's influence.
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Yeah, that's my understanding too - no Steve West, no Danger Danger. I love Revolve too. Best thing they did since the debut and I would also take it ahead of the first Defiants album (which is very good in its own right).
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Love We're Here... and Weather Systems. Distant Satellites was a bit patchy and The Optimist only has one track I liked. Have a couple of other albums but they're not on regular rotation. Dreaming Light is my absolute favourite. Great live band - saw them at The Koko but the place was massively over-packed. Spent the whole gig crushed in like a sardine. Every aisle and staircase was packe
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Stunning cast of players on it too - must have cost a fortune!
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
Hoping they really give Floor room to stretch out on the next album. Her live vocals are stunning (especially Ghost Love Score) but I was disappointed that there weren't many vocal pyrotechnic moments on the studio album last time.
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
... and featuring Vince DiCola too! I remember thinking there was a very DiCola-esque section in one of the songs on their last album so this makes perfect sense to me.
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
They always throw in a few interesting slightly proggy quirks or chord sequences. I appreciate that.
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3 months ago
Idiosyncrasy
PJayBe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > pure666metal Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > I think you'll find that many exclusive Japan > > songs remain just that for a few years after > > release. > > > > Those songs are legally not allowed to be > released > > outside J
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