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CC Final Round Match 10 *Thang-y 8- Neige 12*

Postby never/ever » 29 Oct 2017, 10:34

A

Elbow - Teardrop





B

Orkestra Obsolete - Blue Monday

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Thang-y » 29 Oct 2017, 11:38

Oooh, really tough one. I may have to come back to this - both of these are really good.

B - Actually, no, the (dulcimer?) in place of vocals early on doesn't work for me whereas

A - Northern style Elbow electric-bleak does West Country electro-bleak beautifully.


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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Moleskin » 29 Oct 2017, 11:49

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Jumper K » 29 Oct 2017, 21:58

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Oct 2017, 15:53

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby toomanyhatz » 30 Oct 2017, 18:27

Band that's written the occasional good song covers band that hasn't. Why?

B is another pointless genre exercise but at least it goes somewhere.
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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby PENK » 30 Oct 2017, 19:52

I was quite close to picking the Jose Gonzalez take on 'Teardrop', which turns it quite effectively into a '60s psych folk number. This version is prettily played but the chap's voice isn't suited.

B is a cut above the usual novelty stuff, as there is actually a coherent concept and point there. I just didn't really think that the final product sounded all that great; the song just doesn't sound right in this style.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Oct 2017, 12:08

Ooh, the shopping-mall-indie of Elbow taking on the coffee-table politeness of Massive Attack. Guy Garvey always came across as a nice but essentially boring bloke on BBC 6 Music. Nothing wrong with that, I'm particularly uninteresting and boring myself. I don't know why he's trying to sound like Aled Jones, but he's not really getting close.

I'm impressed that someone recalled this version of Blue Monday, it must've been a good couple of years since it was doing the rounds on facebook. It's a novelty, but it's a cut above, done quite well, with a lot of love for the original. I love the percussion for the last 30 seconds.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Count Machuki » 31 Oct 2017, 14:02

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Osgood » 31 Oct 2017, 15:23

It took me a while to get into it, but in the end I did enjoy B quite a lot. Whereas A spoiled the initial good impression. It happens.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby echolalia » 31 Oct 2017, 18:26

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby The Modernist » 31 Oct 2017, 22:11

A was very faithful to the original arrangement, but managed to suck the sensuality out of the track nevertheless. Guy Harvey for Liz Frazier is never going to be a good swap.
B was interesting in a radio workshop type way; wondering how they might recreate Hook's bassline using only horse shoes and a map of Wolverhampton. Once my initial curiosity had been satisfied it got pretty dull though.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Hightea » 03 Nov 2017, 14:50

B - interesting instrumentally but the vocals don't work for me. Still pretty good

A - Elbow turns this song into a ballad and it works for me. Guy Harvey mellow vocals always works for me.


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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby Rayge » 03 Nov 2017, 17:53

a - don't know the original, and since it's Massive Attack, I'm not inclined to find out. I'm sure this is an improvement. It's enjoyable enough, in a Junior Blue Nile sort of way, and the vocal is pleasingly melismatic and unintelligible, so I can easily imagine Liz Frazier doing it. Maybe I'm demob happy, but I kind of liked it 5.5 / 10
b - Like DF, I enjoyed, and indeed shared, this on Facebook when it was doing the rounds a while ago. Now that the novelty has worn off a bit, though, I'm liking it less. They're no Temple City Kazoo Orchestra, that's for sure. 5 / 10

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2017, 23:12

Hightea wrote:
A - Elbow turns this song into a ballad and it works for me.


The original was a ballad. There's no difference in tempo between this and the original.

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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby The Modernist » 03 Nov 2017, 23:13

Rayge wrote:a - don't know the original, and since it's Massive Attack, I'm not inclined to find out. I'm sure this is an improvement.


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Re: CC Final Round Match 10

Postby fange » 04 Nov 2017, 01:53

No, it's not.



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