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 Post subject: Is This All We Feel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Might be my current favourite on the album.

What Verve song is it reminding me of though... seems so obvious but I'm drawing blanks? It's driving me mad! Thanks!


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Would guess an Urban Hymns-era b-side. For some reason reminds me of Gorillaz!


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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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Daniel wrote:
Might be my current favourite on the album.

What Verve song is it reminding me of though... seems so obvious but I'm drawing blanks? It's driving me mad! Thanks!

Absolutely, my favorite too.

It reminds me of One Way to Go in a way.

But yeah, Agree with ANS that it has also has a Longest Day / Stamped feel to it, particularly in the intro.

Upon further reflection, the guitar also reminds me of Back on My Feet Again.

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It's that little bit from 0:47secs (ish) to 1min 07secs (ish) that sounds so familiar to me. Can't put my finger on it!


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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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Daniel wrote:
It's that little bit from 0:47secs (ish) to 1min 07secs (ish) that sounds so familiar to me. Can't put my finger on it!

Very beginning of Space and Time maybe? Or some of the flair Nick added to Lucky Man?

Seriously, that part you called out might be the pinnacle of New Shores to me.

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Permanent Starlight wrote:

Seriously, that part you called out might be the pinnacle of New Shores to me.

Without a doubt it's up there! Sublime.

It really reminds me of something in the Verve catalogue... it will come to me. Hope someone else knows what I mean.


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Daniel wrote:
It's that little bit from 0:47secs (ish) to 1min 07secs (ish) that sounds so familiar to me. Can't put my finger on it!

All Night Long and/or Blue Pacific Ocean

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Listening to this tonight, what if this was on Forth? Would people still **** on Richard's lyrical banalities and over repetition?

It would have made an excellent Verve tune, wish Richard sung it and not Davide.

New Shores as a whole still meh.


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I can't stand Is This All We Feel because of Davide's voice. It just ruins the whole song for me.

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Thethirdreunion wrote:
I can't stand Is This All We Feel because of Davide's voice. It just ruins the whole song for me.

I agree with you, if you can try to put aside his vocals there's a damn good song.

I really like Amelia's vocals, especially on Here So Rain, but hopefully they can recruit better male vocal talent for the next one. Lyrics too.

Black Submarine the track is maybe the worst on the album.


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Thethirdreunion wrote:
I can't stand Is This All We Feel because of Davide's voice. It just ruins the whole song for me.


Even before we get to the vocals the first minute is more interesting and inventive than anything RPA has managed as a solo artist.


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patgarrett wrote:
Thethirdreunion wrote:
I can't stand Is This All We Feel because of Davide's voice. It just ruins the whole song for me.


Even before we get to the vocals the first minute is more interesting and inventive than anything RPA has managed as a solo artist.


I couldn't disagree more.

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Thethirdreunion wrote:
patgarrett wrote:
Thethirdreunion wrote:
I can't stand Is This All We Feel because of Davide's voice. It just ruins the whole song for me.


Even before we get to the vocals the first minute is more interesting and inventive than anything RPA has managed as a solo artist.


I couldn't disagree more.


Ok - point me to any 60 seconds of an RPA song that's better than that and explain why. No gifs or memes allowed.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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Is This All We Feel was one of the few tracks I loved the first time around but the album has really grown on me. Heart First and Heavy Day are the other standouts.

Charlie Bickers is probably the best vocalist they had, but he could never have escaped comparisons to RPA I don't think and Ashcroft is the better singer. So is was smart to go with basically a female lead, Amelia is good (Move Me A Mountain is a lovely pastoral bit), Davide is adequate (reminds me of middling Spiritualized offshoots like Slipstream and Lupine Howl) but the shoes are terribly big especially for a male singer to fill. Davide is better than the guy from The Shining, let's give him credit.

Maybe they tried and couldn't get anybody, but I really think the album would have gotten a lot more attention had it had a few guest spots from famous or semi-famous friends. Perhaps a Chris Martin vocal would be out of their reach but a bridge with Jarvis Cocker or Andy Bell or Mani or Reni or a few along that line might have kept the story going on blogs and such and reached a broader audience.


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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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Do a review of the album!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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Seriously... WHY did they allow Davide to sing in the album?? WHY!! He truly fucks every song he sings.

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 Post subject: Re: Is This All We Feel
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You've got a point there, The pre "New shores" material was better, would love to hear a instrumental version.


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