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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Oh blimey, I opened a right 'can of worm's when I suggested that the vocals were a little low in the mix on The Dreamshire Chronicles CD. However, I'm encouraged by the sensible and polite discussion that's followed, and the input of Bill himself. :)

The artwork and general look of this double CD is very professional looking. I would say that all 3 of the double CDs, including, Whimsey and Clocks & Dials look very good. They are much more striking than some of the frankly 'home-made' efforts that have been put out previously. Some of the 1950s styled artwork just looks cobbled together from Google images and not really in keeping with the music on the CD. BUT, it's all down to personal taste, cost and how the paticular CD is perceived my Bill himself. I rather suspect though that this double CD is one that Bill himself thinks much more of than some of his recent 'free-form' instrumental flights of fancy? !

I'm enjoying both discs of the Dtreamshire Chronicles. but it would be great to have a lyric booklet as there is with Whimsey.

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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:27 am 
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Sorry about the typos . . .oh bother and blast. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
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Oooh, I don't think any of my album sleeve art looks 'home made' Major, though most, if not all of my music these last 30 years or so is definitely home made! :lol: So, we'll just have to differ on that.

But 'The Dreamshire Chronicles' artwork does feature my photography rather than sourced/adapted vintage graphic images, so maybe that's more to your taste. My own tastes in visual art are as broad as my musical tastes so things get shifted around as the mood takes me. There's no one course of action with this stuff...it's flexible and dependent upon the mood of the music. :wink: :)


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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:22 pm 
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major snagg wrote:
I rather suspect though that this double CD is one that Bill himself thinks much more of than some of his recent 'free-form' instrumental flights of fancy? !


Hmmm...Missed this comment in my previous post but feel I should clarify: No, the truth is that I don't think any more of 'The Dreamshire Chronicles' than my, (to use the Major's term,) 'free-form instrumental flights of fancy.' To judge one against the other, to me, seems like missing the point of either approaches. They each have their own individual function and identity and are not in any way meant to compete with each other. It's like criticising a dog 'cos it doesn't meow...or a cat 'cos it doesn't bark. :lol: As always, personal taste is often mistaken for absolute judgement. :wink: Pleased you're enjoying 'The Dreamshire Chronicles' though. :D


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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
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Thank you very much for replying personally Bill. Perhaps what I'm neglecting or even possibly avoiding saying, is that as yet, I still haven't given some of these 'difficult' albums the listening time they deserve. . . namely, Fantasmatron and Signals From The Realms Of Light. and Blossom Tree Optimists
I wonder why these albums still languish un-played when I so very much enjoy Gleaming Without Lights ? Strange isn't it. Maybe it actually is the artwork that puts me off ? Well, I must try again with these albums and see if I finally 'get it'. you spent a lot of time creating them, so I guess it's only right that I should spend a little time listening to them too.
I seem to be judging the book by the cover as it were. Oh bother , isn't life too complicated sometimes. So much music, so little time to hear it all. :?

When, and if the penny finally drops with these albums, I'll be sure to let you know about my Eureka moment.

Thank you for being so understanding. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: NEW CD - THE DREAMSHIRE CHRONICLES
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Not an issue with Sound-On-Sound, I just hadn't ordered it until recently.

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