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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby slightbreeze » 29 Jul 2016, 23:22

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The whole album is FANTASTIC!! Talk about a step up in musical maturity.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 29 Jul 2016, 23:23

Where've you heard it?
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby slightbreeze » 30 Jul 2016, 10:00

clive gash wrote:Where've you heard it?

Only a download. Soulseek. Brilliant guitar.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 30 Jul 2016, 10:01

Is the 40 minute version of "Sullen Mind" included?
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby slightbreeze » 30 Jul 2016, 15:35

clive gash wrote:Is the 40 minute version of "Sullen Mind" included?


If only. Fave track at moment ..."The halfwit in me", which I don't take personally.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 23 Aug 2016, 14:15

Picked up the new one last night and played it a couple of times. It sounds great, and the playing is fantastic, but I kinda wish I hadn't read the lyric sheet.
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby Guy E » 23 Aug 2016, 20:03

clive gash wrote:Is the 40 minute version of "Sullen Mind" included?

I got a copy of that, a DL from a Drop Box buddy. It's probably 15-minutes too long up front, but who's counting?

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby PENK » 23 Aug 2016, 20:34

slightbreeze wrote:
clive gash wrote:Is the 40 minute version of "Sullen Mind" included?


If only.


It's on the Spotify version...
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby Spec » 24 Aug 2016, 11:41

Got it. It is good, excellent in places, but maybe not as great as I hoped/expected. A few songs are just a bit too short and restrained. I look forward to spending more time with it.

I've played the long version of Sullen Mind a couple of times. The second time I confess I skipped forward through the first ten minutes as it isn't that interesting. The second half is great and I wish that the ten minutes of noodling at the start had been 10 minutes of jamming at the end.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby Spec » 18 Nov 2016, 09:24

Saw him live in London last night and it was everything I'd expected and hoped for. A very talented singer songwriter surrounded by a great band, wanting to play, wanting to have fun and wanting to rock. It was one of the loudest and heaviest gigs I've seen - as someone there commented: at times it was like Tim Buckley fronting Black Sabbath.

As usual he stretched and morphed the songs. The first three - Primrose Green, Sullen Mind, and Roundabouts took over the first 30 minutes and I'd have been happy for them to be twice as long.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 18 Nov 2016, 09:37

Sounds fab, the drummer is a monster apparently.
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 18 Nov 2016, 09:42

Lonely Kal wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily.

Ho Ho Hodgson wrote:I know you think I pick on you.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby blindlemonjefferson » 18 Nov 2016, 18:49

Spec wrote:Saw him live in London last night and it was everything I'd expected and hoped for. A very talented singer songwriter surrounded by a great band, wanting to play, wanting to have fun and wanting to rock. It was one of the loudest and heaviest gigs I've seen - as someone there commented: at times it was like Tim Buckley fronting Black Sabbath.

As usual he stretched and morphed the songs. The first three - Primrose Green, Sullen Mind, and Roundabouts took over the first 30 minutes and I'd have been happy for them to be twice as long.


I saw him a couple of weeks ago in Brooklyn (the show linked to in the post above mine, in fact). Great show, great act, but I was actually much more impressed by the opener, Circuit Des Yeux, who just totally blew me away. Her set was a total revelation to me, and one of the best live acts I've seen in a long, long time. Did she open the London show?
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby blindlemonjefferson » 18 Nov 2016, 18:53

clive gash wrote:Sounds fab, the drummer is a monster apparently.


So the regular drummer isn't playing on this tour because he fell off a roof. The new drummer was good enough that he played with bells in his mouth for 15 minutes and it didn't feel gratuitous.
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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby Spec » 18 Nov 2016, 19:46

blindlemonjefferson wrote:
Spec wrote:Saw him live in London last night and it was everything I'd expected and hoped for. A very talented singer songwriter surrounded by a great band, wanting to play, wanting to have fun and wanting to rock. It was one of the loudest and heaviest gigs I've seen - as someone there commented: at times it was like Tim Buckley fronting Black Sabbath.

As usual he stretched and morphed the songs. The first three - Primrose Green, Sullen Mind, and Roundabouts took over the first 30 minutes and I'd have been happy for them to be twice as long.


I saw him a couple of weeks ago in Brooklyn (the show linked to in the post above mine, in fact). Great show, great act, but I was actually much more impressed by the opener, Circuit Des Yeux, who just totally blew me away. Her set was a total revelation to me, and one of the best live acts I've seen in a long, long time. Did she open the London show?


No, she didn't. It was Kayla Cohen who plays under the name Itasca. Pleasant female singer, very good guitarist, but kind of lost in the venue and background chat.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 27 Jan 2017, 18:34

Lonely Kal wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily.

Ho Ho Hodgson wrote:I know you think I pick on you.

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Re: Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Postby kewl klive » 08 Oct 2017, 23:24

Lonely Kal wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily.

Ho Ho Hodgson wrote:I know you think I pick on you.

Baldy K wrote:I'd love to meet Jeemo (no idea if he'd like to meet me).