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Author Topic: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....  (Read 1924 times)

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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2021, 01:01:50 pm »
It's a record I loved when it came out, but with time it's the one that I listened the less.

For me when it came out was like a continuation of his DS sound mixed to what he wanted to achieve as a solo artist, specially adding country and celtic sound to his musical palette, and I liked the way he was going, as he was still playing a lot of great guitar stuff, but then he released STP with nothing of that country or celtic stuff and also little of that DS sound, and then RPD which was even further from that sounds... It took me some time to adapt to the new MK sound, and every record and step forward from MK; buried more and more the GH record, specially because for any reason, apparently only Bonaparte or Rudiger were worthy songs from that record to MK, both songs I use to skip from that record.

Still has songs I love like Darling pretty, No can do, Don't you get it, Vic and Ray (yes, I like that atmosphere a lot) and Are we in trouble now, but everything sounds to a very very far away MK to me, so I barely listen to this record.

Almost exactly the same for me.   When GH came out it was played over and over and I couldn't get enough of it.  I loved the sound of MK's guitar and it was a  kind of relief that he hadn't gone too far away from DS, but as other albums emerged it became much less played and although it is still a beautiful album, others have taken its place.

It is such a beautiful album, and one the started the journey for us all with regards MK's solo path..funnily enough I listen to it just as much as I did. One wonders how it will sound tomorrow when I pick up the Vinyl box set!!

When I play it nowadays, I skip all the country kind of songs, as that style clearly dissapeared in MK music, the celtic and folk ones still are represented in his music.
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2021, 01:06:21 pm »
It's a record I loved when it came out, but with time it's the one that I listened the less.

For me when it came out was like a continuation of his DS sound mixed to what he wanted to achieve as a solo artist, specially adding country and celtic sound to his musical palette, and I liked the way he was going, as he was still playing a lot of great guitar stuff, but then he released STP with nothing of that country or celtic stuff and also little of that DS sound, and then RPD which was even further from that sounds... It took me some time to adapt to the new MK sound, and every record and step forward from MK; buried more and more the GH record, specially because for any reason, apparently only Bonaparte or Rudiger were worthy songs from that record to MK, both songs I use to skip from that record.

Still has songs I love like Darling pretty, No can do, Don't you get it, Vic and Ray (yes, I like that atmosphere a lot) and Are we in trouble now, but everything sounds to a very very far away MK to me, so I barely listen to this record.

Almost exactly the same for me.   When GH came out it was played over and over and I couldn't get enough of it.  I loved the sound of MK's guitar and it was a  kind of relief that he hadn't gone too far away from DS, but as other albums emerged it became much less played and although it is still a beautiful album, others have taken its place.

It is such a beautiful album, and one the started the journey for us all with regards MK's solo path..funnily enough I listen to it just as much as I did. One wonders how it will sound tomorrow when I pick up the Vinyl box set!!

When I play it nowadays, I skip all the country kind of songs, as that style clearly dissapeared in MK music, the celtic and folk ones still are represented in his music.

That's a very good point with regards the 'country' influenced tracks on GH jbaent. Indeed I'm ok with them but it is true how that genre slightly faded out of MKs catalogue bar 'All the roadrunning' of course!
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2021, 01:46:46 pm »
It's true, but sometimes I miss real pedal steel.
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2021, 02:02:06 pm »
It's true, but sometimes I miss real pedal steel.

OES/OTN is the quick fix for pedal steel!!
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2021, 02:36:59 pm »
Yes :) Missing ...And Neck And Neck too.
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2021, 02:42:00 pm »
Yes :) Missing ...And Neck And Neck too.

And quite brilliant albums they are too!!
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2021, 02:57:39 pm »
Yes :) Missing ...And Neck And Neck too.

And quite brilliant albums they are too!!

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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2021, 03:22:24 pm »


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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2021, 06:05:38 pm »
I really wish Mark went back to the country style songs like on this album, I feel it is more him than the brass he is currently into.
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2021, 07:05:57 pm »
But in songs like Slow Learner or When You Leave, it sounds great:)
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2021, 07:22:49 pm »
I really wish Mark went back to the country style songs like on this album, I feel it is more him than the brass he is currently into.

Cannot stand MK playing with the 'salvation army' one bit!!
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2021, 08:41:06 pm »
I really wish Mark went back to the country style songs like on this album, I feel it is more him than the brass he is currently into.

Cannot stand MK playing with the 'salvation army' one bit!!

 'salvation army' ? :think
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2021, 08:49:00 pm »
I really wish Mark went back to the country style songs like on this album, I feel it is more him than the brass he is currently into.

Cannot stand MK playing with the 'salvation army' one bit!!

 'salvation army' ? :think

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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2021, 08:53:24 pm »
Now I understand:)
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Re: Golden Heart - Album 1996 - 2001 (25 years) Thoughts.....
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2021, 08:55:37 pm »
Now I understand:)

I was having a joke - glad you got it!!!
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