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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #570 on: March 30, 2019, 08:30:22 am »
Ian Rankin talks about Local Hero on BBC 4 "Front Row"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003jx2
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #571 on: March 30, 2019, 09:14:19 am »
Going tonight!
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #572 on: March 30, 2019, 10:19:29 am »
Going tonight!

Enjoy! (I’m pretty sure you will.)

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #573 on: March 30, 2019, 01:19:16 pm »
Going tonight!

Going to the castle this afternoon (Tynecastle that is)?
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #574 on: March 31, 2019, 06:44:09 pm »
Going tonight!

Perhaps you didn’t enjoy it - you’ve gone very quiet!

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #575 on: March 31, 2019, 06:48:12 pm »
Going tonight!

Perhaps you didn’t enjoy it - you’ve gone very quiet!

He's speechless
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #576 on: March 31, 2019, 08:34:00 pm »
Just back home.

So, overall it was a great show and I don't mind admitting I was in tears at the end.

I was really surprised that the songs were so "MK like". That seems like a strange thing to say but I think I thought they would be in a different "musical theatre" style. But really they will be very familiar to all of us. As with the last few albums, lots of little motifs we've heard before.

Off the top of my head I was reminded of Good On You Son, Monteleone, Heart Full of Holes, Hard Shoulder and Beryl. Probably others.

The guitarist in the band did a good job of mimicking MK, to the extent that I did wonder if he had sat in for the night.

So the songs are good, but not amazing. In fact, they are probably the weakest part of the show, not   that they are weak, just weaker than the script, staging and acting which is all fabulous.

I really hope we get to hear MK's demos as it will essentially be another MK solo album.

Stand out songs for me were I Wonder If I Can Go Home Again and Big Mac.
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #577 on: March 31, 2019, 09:30:47 pm »
Dusty
Just remember you’ve only heard the songs once!

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #578 on: March 31, 2019, 09:43:57 pm »
True, but that's going to be the case for most musical goers.

Do you think non MK fans will come out of the show raving about how good the songs are?
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #579 on: March 31, 2019, 09:51:48 pm »
I think they’ll say how much they enjoyed the show. If the songs were weak, they wouldn’t have, so they make a substantial contribution. Of course, they’re not all masterpieces, but that’s not exactly the role of a song in a musical.

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #580 on: March 31, 2019, 10:08:28 pm »
Never said they were weak.
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #581 on: March 31, 2019, 10:30:34 pm »
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #582 on: March 31, 2019, 10:38:45 pm »
Great review Dusty. Can't wait to my show next Saturday!
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #583 on: March 31, 2019, 10:53:44 pm »
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.

I think that would have been cheesy to be honest.

It really works as is. I was just making the point, as others have done, that the songs aren't amazing compared to everything else.

That shouldn't really be a surprise given that just about everyone else involved is experienced in the genre and this is MK's first time.

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #584 on: March 31, 2019, 11:25:49 pm »
Never said they were weak.

No, you didn’t, quite! And your point about most people only hearing the songs once is absolutely valid. I wonder if it would have been an idea to slip one or two old favourites in - wouldn’t be hard to integrate say 'Walk of Life' just so there’s a bit more familiarity. Only one or two, and tastefully, I wouldn’t want to turn it into a jukebox musical.

I think that would have been cheesy to be honest.

It really works as is. I was just making the point, as others have done, that the songs aren't amazing compared to everything else.

That shouldn't really be a surprise given that just about everyone else involved is experienced in the genre and this is MK's first time.

Yes you’re probably right, probably cheesy.

 

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