|re: Braver Than We Are.....how is it holding up?|
||steven_stuart 06:31 pm MST 11/17/16|
|In reply to:||re: Braver Than We Are.....how is it holding up? - rockfenris2005 11:54 pm MST 11/16/16|
|Karine is an amazing singer. Perfect for Jim. I hope that happens.|
> A KARINE HANNAH STEINMAN ALBUM IS THE DREAM PROJECT FOR
> ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's right up there with "BATMAN"!
> She is sensational!
> > > So it's been with us a while now. Like it better than at
> > > first? Less? Just the same?
> > Well the cover is great (although the inside booklet
> > artwork/layout sucks).
> > Pros
> > Who Needs The Young? has a great arrangement and Meat's
> > vocal just about works.
> > DIRTY JOB and GODZ also have great arrangements.
> > Ellen/Karla are great on GOING ALL THE WAY.
> > The new bridge section in TONGUES is great, although I'm
> > still not too keen on the song overall.
> > Cons
> > Meat's vocals (still) don't work for me. Jim describes
> > them as 'heroic' and they may well be but at best they
> > would only be suited (now) to a stripped back acoustic
> > type arrangement (think the last things Johnny Cash did).
> > Certainly not the bombast and complexity of a Steinman
> > song.
> > The piano sound throughout is not very good. Probably midi
> > and in turn 'thin' with no depth or richness of an
> > acoustic grand. I'm surprised Jim (presumably) okayed it.
> > The production is not on a par with Jim at his best (think
> > Bat 2 or Tanz). The more I listen the more it gets
> > 'diluted' for me. Certainly can't describe it as
> > Steinmanesque. The closest it gets is on GOING ALL THE WAY
> > (in a few places) but still falls short.
> > Also what were they thinking in replacing the thrilling
> > and frantic cello attack on MORE with a barely audible
> > electronic sound?
> > Stacy Michelle is obviously a very good singer but I do
> > not like the tone of her voice. Karine Hannah, Lorraine
> > Crosby or Patti Russo would have been better choices.
> > In fact, I wish they would still do the Karine
> > Hannah/Steinman album as her vocals at the NYC shows last
> > year were tremendous. She would be great on NOTHING from
> > Garbo?
> > The song choices were bizarre. Lets face it, SOUVENIRS and
> > TRAIN of LOVE are never gonna be in a Steinman top 10 (or
> > 50) and were long forgotten (even by Jim). There are far
> > better (and rare) pieces in the Steinman catalogue they
> > could have reworked (GARBO and Vaults of Heaven
> > immediately spring to mind).
> > The revision/edit of SKULL was horrible. I was hoping for
> > a real modern take on the compete TDE69 performance, or at
> > least something similar to what Meat did live in the 80's
> > but no. Also leaving out the 'let the revels begin'
> > section was unforgivable.
> > I really do hope the BAT musical releases some recorded
> > music, which feature Jim's (direct) production
> > involvement.
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