Heaven Born and Ever Bright

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Heaven Born and Ever Bright

Postby Pheeel » Fri Jun 30, 2006 15:38

Who sings the backing vocals on "March", then? It doesn't like Jon. Is it Bic?

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Backing vocals...

Postby actionfish » Tue Jul 04, 2006 16:19

It was Bic, Jon joined just after the recording was made, he was present at some of the mixing but none of the actual doing...

Even so, he got his big ginger face on the album cover, thanks to Bic being otherwise engaged.

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Postby Carli Dogstand » Tue Jul 04, 2006 16:20

Actionfish knows many secrets.. (nods sagely)
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Re: Backing vocals...

Postby paddy_b » Tue Jul 04, 2006 16:24

actionfish wrote:It was Bic, Jon joined just after the recording was made, he was present at some of the mixing but none of the actual doing...

Even so, he got his big ginger face on the album cover, thanks to Bic being otherwise engaged.

i thought he played the guitar on some of it. like over or instead of some of bic's parts.

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Postby Carli Dogstand » Tue Jul 04, 2006 16:42

Actionfish - what do you know of this?
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Re: Backing vocals...

Postby actionfish » Tue Jul 04, 2006 17:00

paddy wrote:
actionfish wrote:It was Bic, Jon joined just after the recording was made, he was present at some of the mixing but none of the actual doing...

Even so, he got his big ginger face on the album cover, thanks to Bic being otherwise engaged.

i thought he played the guitar on some of it. like over or instead of some of bic's parts.


Not to my definite knowledge, as far as I can remember on told me that he had no real input. I could be wrong.

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Postby Stevefarcue » Sun Sep 17, 2006 17:48

I recently acquired this album, and while there are undoubtedly astounding moments, such as Home of Fadeless Splendour, Goodbye Grace and Bodysbad, for some reason the album isnt clicking like the others did for me.

Does anyone think it needs more listens than i've already allowed it? Or did some of you also have trouble with Heaven Born.....?

Trawling the net, it's almost like it's regarded as a love it or hate it affair.

Steve

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Postby Alternate BC » Sun Sep 17, 2006 18:06

No, never had any trouble, in fact i listened to it the other day. And it was the first cd i bought of Cardiacs. I like it very much.
I never got used to Guns. It's the least played cd of Cardiacs that i have.

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Postby Pet Lamb » Sun Sep 17, 2006 18:16

'HB and EB' is my least played Cardiacs album...I always 'skip' the first track... :evil:

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Postby clippa » Sun Sep 17, 2006 19:07

It took longer for me to get into this album than the others but I love it now. I've never understood why some people don't care much for guns though, it's lovely.

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Postby schlep » Wed Oct 25, 2006 14:39

Just starting to listen to this one - it's definitely dense with words and singing isn't it? So the tunes may take a little longer to sink in.
Tim had a brainstorm of poetry to get out, apparently.
I love the A.B.C. Hymn of Fadeless Splendour! Stirring, ridiculous stuff. Children should be made to sing it every morning in school.

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Postby The Mop™ » Wed Oct 25, 2006 14:44

I really like HB&EB, I like the crunchy guitarriness of the whole thing, it adds a nice flavour to Cardiacs' stuff :)
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Postby schlep » Wed Oct 25, 2006 14:56

Yeah, good call - there's some tasty guitar thrashing.

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Postby Batesy » Wed Oct 25, 2006 15:02

I love the A.B.C. Hymn of Fadeless Splendour! Stirring, ridiculous stuff. Children should be made to sing it every morning in school.


This is Pet Lamb's absolute favourite - isn't that right PL?? :wink:

Any other favourites on this yet?

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Postby schlep » Wed Oct 25, 2006 15:53

"Day Is Gone" is a good one.
"Snakes-a-sleeping" has some great Beatle-y background vocals. The rest is shrouded in mystery pretty much!
I like it though, as an album it's definitely of a piece with the rest. Which means brilliant though maybe difficult in parts. The only way Tim Smith could really disappoint me would be if he wrote music trying to sound like somebody else, or to please somebody else. Which he has not done yet, to my certain knowledge!


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