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PostSubject: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 17:55

Well - am on about the 6th listen of the album - and this song has just CLICKED.

God, this song is beautiful, I think I would break down if I ever heard this live - poignant, sincere and dreamy - on about 3 minutes my whole body just melts listening to it - it's truly spellbinding, gorgeous and well, I just can't compliment it enough....

".....you stuck a pin in the map I was in and you are the stars I navigate home by."

A tender hug on a summers day....
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:39

AHHHHH I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH. <3

No, really. From the 30-second previews, I knew I was going to love this song. It's just...I can't even describe how I feel about it. It's a definite fave. :}
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:46

took a listen or two for me too.. still not quiet there yet, but i kind of sense it will
grow.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 19:19

It's stunning. Possibly the finest final few seconds of an Elbow album too when the brass, like a steam train leaving the station chimes in to say goodbye until next time. Just gorgeous.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 19:48

Well you guys have pretty much put into words how I feel about this song and better than I could ever put it. This is such a beatiful song, I listened to it today for 5 times in a row, plus many more times, it's absolutely fantastic
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 19:54

Kayleigh wrote:
Well you guys have pretty much put into words how I feel about this song and better than I could ever put it. This is such a beatiful song, I listened to it today for 5 times in a row, plus many more times, it's absolutely fantastic

It's a fine line Kayleigh - I've played 'Open Arms' enough now for a while...

I just don't want to play it too much, so I get blase about it - for the moment though I'm submerging myself in all it's glory..... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Wed 09 Mar 2011, 00:01

I had the exact same experience - at first I was rather indifferent to this song but after listening to the album about 5 times through I fell in love with this track. There's a wonderful warm and gorgeous quality to it. Dear Friends slightly reminds me of an older song.. perhaps Not A Job or Asleep in the Back?
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 20:27

i'm totally in love with this song! just love
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 14 Mar 2011, 20:36

emma wrote:
I had the exact same experience - at first I was rather indifferent to this song but after listening to the album about 5 times through I fell in love with this track. There's a wonderful warm and gorgeous quality to it. Dear Friends slightly reminds me of an older song.. perhaps Not A Job or Asleep in the Back?

yes! Exactly this. Reminds me of Asleep In The Back too. Lovely stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 11:54

Yep, sounds like it could have been on AITB. Nevermind I LOVE it.
This song gave me 5 secs of absolute peace. You know, when you don't think, when you're "one with yourself". That happened yesterday when I drove in the car and listened to it.
Thanks for that!!!

And to me it sounds like laying on the beach on a beautiful sunset.... *gosh* Smile

And I gave it to my best friend who lives appr. 300 km away from me.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 21 Mar 2011, 21:50

This song is so lovely, I heard it first in my car and when this "Floydian Sigh" comes in, my eyes get wet...
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Thu 24 Mar 2011, 20:40

yes this track is amazing just beautiful from start to finish my fave i think
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 28 Mar 2011, 07:20

emma wrote:
I Dear Friends slightly reminds me of an older song.. perhaps Not A Job or Asleep in the Back?

Great Expectations - "You were the sun in my Sunday morning"...?
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Mon 28 Mar 2011, 10:00

Glendarian wrote:
emma wrote:
I Dear Friends slightly reminds me of an older song.. perhaps Not A Job or Asleep in the Back?

Great Expectations - "You were the sun in my Sunday morning"...?

Great point! The songs do feel 'related' in some way. Garvey nails the vocals on this one. Wonderfully understated, heart-breakingly beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Tue 29 Mar 2011, 22:48

For me, the best song on the album.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 11:02

This tune is one of the most beautiful tunes I've ever heard... The whole album is great, but the ending is pure bliss... I couldn't help it, I had to record a minimalistic cover version of it:

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 12:23

That's really a lovely cover. Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 14:33

Thanks Smile Glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 15:13

Very impressed too, Michikawa - sounds like an ideal Sunday Morning track. Cool
I especially like how your picking sounds. What guitar do you have/what kit did you use to record it?

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 15:39

Thanks! I have an old nylon string acoustic guitar from 1970s and I just strummed it with fingers. Recorded with Rode NT3 and mastered with Isotope Ozone mastering VST plug-in with mellow compression. Also drove the individual recorded tracks through SIR impulse reverb with quite a big hall reverb seed.


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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 19:46

Nice one Michikawa - REALLY like your take on it - god I hate naturally talented people ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 21:43

What's left to say???!!!
Not ashamed to say this often brings a tear to the eye. Stunning lyrics, and the way the sound blooms into a trancendent wash of vocal harmonies and guitar towards the end.......bliss.
Tucked away at the end of the new album, this is my Scattered for the new decade Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 13 May 2011, 11:38




from Giel Beelen's morning show on Holland's Radio 3FM, was it tues? or probably wednesday morning just gone, May 2011 ..doesn't get much better than this live,
(apart from a rare b-side Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 13 May 2011, 15:46

I absolutely love this! They all look like they're having such a great time, too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Friends   Fri 13 May 2011, 19:36

That's awesome LWD - A majestic few minutes I had there.....
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