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Author Topic: How do you like the album, a year down the road?  (Read 1323 times)

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How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« on: December 05, 2019, 02:12:58 pm »
Got to say I rarely play it these days. It's a good album, but I'm hardly excited about it.

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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 02:20:46 pm »
Got to say I rarely play it these days. It's a good album, but I'm hardly excited about it.

The same for me.   There are a lot of songs I like very much, but it isn't amongst my favourite MK albums.   
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 02:28:35 pm »
Got to say I rarely play it these days. It's a good album, but I'm hardly excited about it.

The same for me.   There are a lot of songs I like very much, but it isn't amongst my favourite MK albums.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 03:30:31 pm »
Good question.  Now is the best time to review an album now the initial excitement has worn off.  I personally only really listen to OSAAT now, but I prefer the bootlegs.  It really wasn't his worst album.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 04:30:57 pm »
I like it a lot. It's one of my favourite albums from MK.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 08:29:42 am »
Yes some really good songs in this album, but I prefer listening to live recordings and watching live videos with good sound... It's like MK once said himself:

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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:43:26 am »
In which case, what a shame he performed so few songs from the new album on the tour.

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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 09:01:21 am »
In which case, what a shame he performed so few songs from the new album on the tour.

Yes, I agree, it is a shame he didn't perform more from the new album, because the ones he did perform were much better than the album versions.   These days I am listening to the live shows more than the albums.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 10:43:07 pm »
Well i can't tell that but I know i listen a lot - I like to leave that old dog be as i listen to
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 03:41:37 pm »
A year later, it remains the worst of his production, along with Kill to get crimson, in my opinion. Even songs that I would appreciate so much, like Trapper Man or Back on the dance floor or Good on you son itself, I consider them "ruined" by something; in this case, by that cold and "mechanic" drumbeat.
Let's be clear, it's still Mark, so high levels, but definitely not one of my favorites.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 09:16:27 am »
It has been in stand by since the tour started, it's a usual reaction from me to the fact that MK is touring and no playing the best songs for that record, actually, playing just two, so I can stand listening to it.

Once the tour is over, I played it again this weekend while doing some home duties and I have to say that I still love it, and it's a piti that just two songs made it into the tour, and not the best ones imho...

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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 10:33:40 am »
It has been in stand by since the tour started, it's a usual reaction from me to the fact that MK is touring and no playing the best songs for that record, actually, playing just two, so I can stand listening to it.

Once the tour is over, I played it again this weekend while doing some home duties and I have to say that I still love it, and it's a piti that just two songs made it into the tour, and not the best ones imho...

Jbaent - Don't forget he played "Nobody Does That" in a few venues too.   I would have liked to hear that at one of my concerts, actually.  :)
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2019, 10:38:27 am »
It has been in stand by since the tour started, it's a usual reaction from me to the fact that MK is touring and no playing the best songs for that record, actually, playing just two, so I can stand listening to it.

Once the tour is over, I played it again this weekend while doing some home duties and I have to say that I still love it, and it's a piti that just two songs made it into the tour, and not the best ones imho...

Jbaent - Don't forget he played "Nobody Does That" in a few venues too.   I would have liked to hear that at one of my concerts, actually.  :)

Yes, in all the Spanish concerts I attended...

Still not one of the best of that record.
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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2019, 01:49:56 pm »
I think many more of the songs from Mark's solo career would have been more special too us had he played more of them live, or simply "supported" the album which the tour was named after. Too many songs are just put out there (on the album) and never revisited. It's a strange way to treat his "children".


Granted, not all songs may work well live, but surely on DTRW there were several that would have been fantastic live.

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Re: How do you like the album, a year down the road?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2019, 11:36:34 pm »
I think many more of the songs from Mark's solo career would have been more special too us had he played more of them live, or simply "supported" the album which the tour was named after. Too many songs are just put out there (on the album) and never revisited. It's a strange way to treat his "children".


Granted, not all songs may work well live, but surely on DTRW there were several that would have been fantastic live.

This is true, although it is also true that as the years go by it gets harder and harder to fit every album in the setlist as Mark, at least, tries to do.

GH - Bonaparte is almost always there, Rudiger and Cannibals appeared once or twice and left forever (Are We In Trouble Now ??).
STP - Speedway is always there and WII and STP also feature regularly. At least I was lucky enough to hear Silvertown, but The Long Highway, which would have been great with the LP Signature and even Who's Your Baby Now is a fun song to listen to: shelved forever.
TRD - Why Aye Man brought back this year and Hill Farmer's Blues, which is a masterpiece, left. The Ragpicker's Dream could have been there this tour. Criminally underrated.
SL - Postcards is there, but why not Boom Like That?
KTGC - Heart Full of Holes was finally brought up.
GL - Piper is there, so was Reiver in 2010, but where's Before Gas and TV, So Far From the Clyde?
Privateering - Always CBC. But songs like Go Love never appeared, as well as Redbud Tree (correct me if wrong).
Tracker - Another mystery. The choices in 2015 tour were ridiculous. Beryl would be great live: nowhere to be seen. Terminal Of Tribute To, My Heart Has Never Changed?
DTRW - Another mystery. NDT (this one left for good after it crossed the Pyrenees), MM and MBR were there, but OSAAT, Heavy Up and BOTDF were ruled out.

Of course, as always, Mark plays what he wants and 2019 was an improvement on 2015. But there are so many songs we'll never get around to hear live because he always chooses the same ones from the albums.

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