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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #195 on: March 05, 2023, 09:36:13 AM »
Heavy Up is just a stupid song in every way.
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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #196 on: March 05, 2023, 09:43:24 AM »
Heavy Up is just a stupid song in every way.
Probably just like the person it was written about.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #197 on: March 05, 2023, 04:50:25 PM »
Heavy Up is just a stupid song in every way.

Agreed.
Half of the songs recorded for DTRW says nothing to me.
The worst MK album ever.

Would be a shame if DTRW was the last MK album.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #198 on: March 05, 2023, 08:53:37 PM »


I find that each album has something distinct from the others unlike the general opinion it seems.
I don't think any of the song from KTGC would fit in TRD for example, obviously you could make a frankenstein album by putting random song together, they are from the same mind, but each album has its own flavour that a collection of random songs would lack. 
I can't really listen to tracker as an album for instance, apart from the two openers and the closing song the rest are skippers and KTGC too (I do love Madame Geneva) while I regularly play the whole of Get Lucky or Privateering and even Down the road. A question of atmosphere I think.
The songs are less varied than between the 4 first albums that's for sure.


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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #199 on: March 06, 2023, 11:29:08 AM »
Heavy Up is just a stupid song in every way.
Probably just like the person it was written about.

Did we ever find out who that was?

In my view, Ticket To Heaven is one of Mark's greatest songs.
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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #200 on: March 07, 2023, 12:07:35 PM »
Heavy Up is just a stupid song in every way.

Agreed.
Half of the songs recorded for DTRW says nothing to me.
The worst MK album ever.

Would be a shame if DTRW was the last MK album.

Also agree and seldom listen to most tracks now.
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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #201 on: March 25, 2023, 01:43:44 PM »
GF:

These days Mark is very much ‘all about the song’. Having said that, the impressive assemblage of guitars adorning the walls here in Studio 2 never fails to arouse the creative juices, bestowing upon us a veritable cornucopia of tonal colours and musical textures that invariably make their way onto our meticulously crafted recordings.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #202 on: March 25, 2023, 02:33:40 PM »
Guy Fletcher is such a joker. He's the master of using thousands of words to say pretty much nothing.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #203 on: March 25, 2023, 03:45:41 PM »
Guy Fletcher is such a joker. He's the master of using thousands of words to say pretty much nothing.

AHAHHAA!
Absolutely true!

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #204 on: March 25, 2023, 09:35:51 PM »
Guy Fletcher is such a joker. He's the master of using thousands of words to say pretty much nothing.
+1000

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #205 on: March 26, 2023, 02:27:22 PM »
[rant]

I don't trust Guy on that matter since the Shangri-La release.

At least we have not the same definition for some words.

This is probably my bitter thing about Mark on records, all these guitars but the guitar hero from the early days in solo is just gone.

This 'all about the song’ bad joke makes me truly mad.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2023, 02:51:53 PM »
[rant]

I don't trust Guy on that matter since the Shangri-La release.

At least we have not the same definition for some words.

This is probably my bitter thing about Mark on records, all these guitars but the guitar hero from the early days in solo is just gone.

This 'all about the song’ bad joke makes me truly mad.

[/rant]

Well, the songwriter from the early days is also gone, but that was actually a different person. Other MK wrote "Brothers In Arms" and "Sultans Of Swing", someone even Mark himself probably wants to return to, but can't. I think 'all about the song’ is not indeed a joke, but the truth, is that if Mark writes songs nowadays that don't call for lots of solos, he won't play them. And I think not every Dire Straits song called for lots of solos either, so we just should get on with it.

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #207 on: March 26, 2023, 03:46:41 PM »
I fully agree with ds1984 on that 'all about the song’ thing
or that 'song is king' thing
it's a nonsense. If you write/compose a song, you can do what you want with it

I never understood : why for example you don't know you're born "needs" an outro with a long solo, and Hill farmer's blues doesn't need it ? .... oh wait, when played it live, it needs one !

so, all songs can have long instrumental section if the composer wants to, and all songs can have no solo if the composer wants to.

I can't see why a sepcial song would "need" a solo more than another

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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #208 on: March 26, 2023, 04:27:55 PM »
I remember he said something about Hill Farmer blues when the record was released, he said something like he didn't want another boring guitar solo for it, just leaving like that.
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Re: Studio Diary 2022
« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2023, 11:04:35 PM »
[rant]

I don't trust Guy on that matter since the Shangri-La release.

At least we have not the same definition for some words.

This is probably my bitter thing about Mark on records, all these guitars but the guitar hero from the early days in solo is just gone.

This 'all about the song’ bad joke makes me truly mad.

[/rant]

+1000   :clap
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