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Old 08-11-2002, 07:03 PM
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Exclamation Bare Trees...

Here is my "review" of Bare Trees after listening to it for only the 2nd time...LOL

Child of Mine - The guitar is AWESOME in this song!! It's a long song too...no wonder there are only 4 songs on side 1! LOL

The Ghost - I like the flute, if that is a real flute. LOL It's an ok song.

Homeward Bound - I really don't care for this song much. Christine's vocals on it are eh, but the piano KICKS!!

Sunny Side of Heaven - GORGEOUS instrumental...Love it!!

Bare Trees - Dang, is that chorus catchy or what..."I was alone, in the cold, of a winter's day..." Cool song!

Sentimental Lady - I LOVE this song!!

Danny's Chant - Interesting...LOL

Spare Me a Little of Your Love - I don't really care for this song either. Christine's MTM songs are a TON better!!!

Dust - Pretty melody, I like this song.

Thoughts on a Grey Day - What the? She sounds like her dentures are about to fall out. LOL

I don't have an insert for this one either, I only have a gray insert with an album offer for 2 bucks on it. No lyrics or pictures, dangit!!
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Old 08-12-2002, 03:33 AM
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Heart Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound made me sad when I heard it for the first time, and I didn't even understand the lyrics (I was too young to figure out English words by listening only). But I knew it was about pain and anger.
And now, knowing her reasons for retirement, the song is even more saddening.
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Old 08-12-2002, 05:59 AM
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I really enjoy Bare Trees. It's my second favorite Bob Welch era Mac album, after Mystery To Me. I love Spare Me A Little, Sentimental Lady & Dust. I do wish that there had been a song at the end instead of that poem.

I agree with Anna about Homeward Bound. It's sad that Chris felt the same way 30 years ago that she feels today. She apparently spent 25 years touring on the road and was not very happy.
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I was going to start a new thread asking y'all what your favorite Bare Trees track is, but I found this and figured it wasn't necessary to start new thread. And I have to say that I agree with you, Christy, about Christine's vocals on "Homeward Bound." I don't think they're anything to get excited about, and I'm surprised, because I've NEVER had a complaint about Christine's vocals. I do agree that Christine's songs on MTM are better than on this album, and I think the same can be said for Bob. Like you, I really do like the music on "Homeward Bound," though.

So what is everyone's favorite track? I think mine is "Child of Mine."

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Old 12-09-2004, 01:34 PM
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I was going to start a new thread asking y'all what your favorite Bare Trees track is, but I found this and figured it wasn't necessary to start new thread. And I have to say that I agree with you, Christy, about Christine's vocals on "Homeward Bound." I don't think they're anything to get excited about, and I'm surprised, because I've NEVER had a complaint about Christine's vocals. I do agree that Christine's songs on MTM are better than on this album, and I think the same can be said for Bob. Like you, I really do like the music on "Homeward Bound," though.

So what is everyone's favorite track? I think mine is "Child of Mine."

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I think Child of Mine and Homeward Bound are tied for my favorites. And Sunny Side of Heaven is just beautiful as well.

FWIW Chris has always said she didn't think her voice was too great years ago, and that she improved as the years went by, with practice. She had a quote from her 1984 documentary that was along the lines of-- "I just didn't start singing overnight and sound great....John'll tell you cause he's heard some of my early records, boy.... (chuckles)..my moral support."

IMO her voice aged really well, like a fine wine. it totally got better as time passed.

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I think Child of Mine and Homeward Bound are tied for my favorites. And Sunny Side of Heaven is just beautiful as well.

FWIW Chris has always said she didn't think her voice was too great years ago, and that she improved as the years went by, with practice. She had a quote from her 1984 documentary that was along the lines of-- "I just didn't start singing overnight and sound great....John'll tell you cause he's heard some of my early records, boy.... (chuckles)..my moral support."

IMO her voice aged really well, like a fine wine. it totally got better as time passed.

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Christine really is the opposite of 99% of singers. Most go steadily downhill after about age 35-40. She just keeps getting better.
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Christine really is the opposite of 99% of singers. Most go steadily downhill after about age 35-40. She just keeps getting better.
I completely agree. Early on, she was singing in her lower register. I think she started using her upper register a bit on the Penguin album & thereafter even more so. You can't even begin to compare her singing during the early days with her singing on In The Meantime. I think she's one of the best singers alive now.

By the way, my favorite songs on Bare Trees are "Spare Me A Little Of Your Love" & "Sentimental Lady" with "Dust" close behind.
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Christine really is the opposite of 99% of singers. Most go steadily downhill after about age 35-40. She just keeps getting better.
Absolutely, Homer! Christine is a real treasure.

As for my favorite Bare Trees track...Oh, God...That's near impossible. Bare Trees is my favorite album ever (even though my favorite Fleetwood Mac album is Tusk, because it is much more "Fleetwood Mac sounding). If I post just one I'm certain that I will end up "flip flopping" . How about a top five, all on an equal level of perfection?
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-Bare Trees
-Sentimental Lady
-Dust
-Sunny Side of Heaven
-Child of Mine
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Christine really is the opposite of 99% of singers. Most go steadily downhill after about age 35-40. She just keeps getting better.
That is so true!

She sang beautifully on ITM, and it was clear no or very little studio effects were used on her voice there.

I was also amazed at how she grew as a live singer from 1984 onward. Before this, it was not unusual to hear her struggling to stay on pitch. But on her solo tour, and then especially the Tango tour forward she was really dynamite live. I am in awe of how well "Save Me" sounds in the 1990 live Vegas show. And her "Dance" vocals were impeccable.

I thought she might be a disaster on the most recent tour, given her age, but she was great. With the exception of a handful of shows, her voice was pretty much in tact. And it has lost none of its warmth.
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IMO her voice aged really well, like a fine wine. it totally got better as time passed.

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I couldn't agree more!

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