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by yopietro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Not sure about production but I remember reading somewhere this week that On the Level is a Sharon Robinson composition (at least the music). And Patrick Leonard was responsible for the string arrangements on Treaty. I'm sure there were more contributions though and I wouldn't be surprised if the mu...
by yopietro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Bennyboy wrote:
yopietro wrote:Traveling Light can indeed be the flip side of You Want it Darker.
And in the case of the vinyl version of the album, it's the first song on side 2 - so a nice symmetry between dark and light beginning each side.
Cool. Nice detective work Ben.
by yopietro
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

I have no issue with the violins on Steer Your Way', they add that bittersweet melancholia which seems to complement Leonard's vocal tone so well. It's the part that keeps coming in after every verse that gets under my skin. But it's a very minor quibble on an otherwise superbly produced record.
by yopietro
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Traveling Light can indeed be the flip side of You Want it Darker.
by yopietro
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

your opinion is the opposite of mine. ;-) according my taste, the music is sublime because is in old style, most the times. classy, light but really dark. the voice of Leonard sounds such genuine in this production. but travelling light, and sometimes even the title track, have electronic sounds to...
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Bennyboy wrote:For example, that section in 'Treaty' where uses the television and aerial metaphor works perfectly on that level, but gains an extra dimension when considering getting this:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_(angel)
Nice catch! It works perfectly both ways.
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

I was just making a return visit here to say exactly that - glad we are on the same frequency. Bob's song fails to transcend it's platitudes, while Leonard's mines it's long and latitudes. Exactly. Beautifully put. This one is deep and wide and does transcend any platitudes. When I mentioned To Mak...
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

It's this album's "My Oh My" - a sweet gulp of breath between dives, but that's not to damn it with faint praise. Try writing a better statement of loving need than this. It can't realistically be done. So well said. It can't realistically be done. (And for the record, I like it a lot more than To ...
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

If I Didn't Have Your Love was one of the tracks that initially grabbed me the strongest. It's simplicity is deceiving and whether it be addresssed to an earthly or celestial lover, this song goes straight to the heart. And it will be the track on this album that will be most covered and has the bes...
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Does anyone else hear the Jedi Theme from Star Wars in the recurring violin melody on "It Seemed the Better Way?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWe0xbi0euY
by yopietro
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Bennyboy wrote:I can't get over how well Leonard's singing across the whole album.. Sublime.
Yes, mate, I totally agree. Sublime is the word.
by yopietro
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Thanks for posting Marie. There were some nuggets there.
by yopietro
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

My god. Folks this album is as good as advertised. I'm on my second listening now. The production is super tasteful. The orchestrations well arranged with no whiff of synthesizer. The lyrics are as expected, superb. And these songs. These songs. They really burrow straight into your heart. This is a...
by yopietro
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Amazing article. also amazing quotes from dylan, i'm not sure i've ever heard him speak so lucidly about another artist before it's quite an honour. im little disconcerted about the section where he balled out the interviewer for being late however- not sure what to think of it but for some reason ...
by yopietro
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 67055

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

interesting to note that Dylan mistakenly describes Sisters of Mercy as opening in the minor key Yes, I also noticed that. But I think Dylan simply mixed up the first and the second line. The first line uses major chords, the second line minor chords. Could be. But as you know, the first chord of a...

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