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Author Topic: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)  (Read 16025 times)

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2017, 10:46:44 pm »
And he really does! (Oklahoma Ponies! :D )
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2017, 04:13:54 pm »
You have a Heart of Oak when you are young, you have it all and can achieve anything you want. And when you are getting older you really  need a Heart of Oak to manage things with at least almost the same power that were available in you in younger years. That's all it is about. It has nothing to do with cricket really and nothing with Remembrance Day as I assumed some time ago. It's still the most powerful song of the complete record to me. Love and adore it.

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2017, 05:20:34 pm »
You have a Heart of Oak when you are young, you have it all and can achieve anything you want. And when you are getting older you really  need a Heart of Oak to manage things with at least almost the same power that were available in you in younger years. That's all it is about. It has nothing to do with cricket really and nothing with Remembrance Day as I assumed some time ago. It's still the most powerful song of the complete record to me. Love and adore it.

LE

A great and simple explanation! From the very first listen this one was my favourite song from Tracker.
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2017, 08:27:10 pm »
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2017, 09:20:22 am »
You have a Heart of Oak when you are young, you have it all and can achieve anything you want. And when you are getting older you really  need a Heart of Oak to manage things with at least almost the same power that were available in you in younger years. That's all it is about. It has nothing to do with cricket really and nothing with Remembrance Day as I assumed some time ago. It's still the most powerful song of the complete record to me. Love and adore it.

LE


I am glad that someone's else recognises the meaning of this song
It's not the best song of Tracker and certainly not of the whole MK career, although o love it very much,
But in those 2' Mark has fully responded to all criticisms about dire straits and great solos...
There are lots of lovely things in the worlds and then there is Mark... And he is unique and irreplaceable!

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2017, 06:32:18 pm »
Thank you LE and FabioSorbello, for bringing this interpretation full circle.  I agree with you both -- 100%. 
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #81 on: September 19, 2019, 07:06:42 pm »
This melody really reminds you of Matchstick Man, just realised now when listening to it. Beautiful  8)

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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #82 on: September 20, 2019, 12:46:12 am »
This melody really reminds you of Matchstick Man, just realised now when listening to it. Beautiful  8)

Yeah, Mark simply bring out "bonus" songs to the main record. Matchstick Man sounds like Heart of Oak bonus track, but in 4/4 time instead of waltz, while Back On The Dance Floor sounds like Terminal Of Tribute with different arrangement.
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2019, 08:37:53 am »
I always thought that MK wanted to use again the melody from "heart of oak" for something more important than a bonus track... and thats why he used it on Matschtick man again.
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2019, 11:29:28 pm »
like whiskey or wine, you store both in a cask of oak
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Re: (15) Heart Of Oak (1:43)
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2019, 09:57:24 pm »
I always thought that MK wanted to use again the melody from "heart of oak" for something more important than a bonus track... and thats why he used it on Matschtick man again.
I also thought something like that. I assumed he already wrote both songs at the time of recording Tracker and of course was aware of the similarity between the two, so then he probably decided to use one as a bonus track and shelve the more important song to be released on the next album as a centre piece. From Guy we know it was the very first thing they recorded when starting on the new album, which became DTRW. Anyway, both are fantastic songs imho and I’m glad they both got released.

 

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