The Ledge

Go Back   The Ledge > Main Forums > Christine McVie
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Make the Ads Go Away! Click here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #121  
Old 06-23-2022, 12:56 PM
vivfox's Avatar
vivfox vivfox is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 13,785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macfan4life View Post
Well I'm so excited
My Songbird is on its way.I know any minute the Amazon guy will be knocking on my front door
Unless someone steals your package. They don't knock on doors any longer. They just leave the package.
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 06-23-2022, 01:36 PM
jbrownsjr jbrownsjr is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macfan4life View Post
Well I'm so excited
My Songbird is on its way
I just cant wait just cant wait another day
I know any minute
The Amazon guy will be knocking on my front door
Well I just cant, just cant wait a minute more
I can't eat, I can't sleep.
Since the first time daddy saw me!!
__________________
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 07-09-2022, 11:48 AM
jbrownsjr jbrownsjr is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,251
Default

https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/...n-she-deserves
__________________
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 07-10-2022, 12:15 AM
SteveMacD's Avatar
SteveMacD SteveMacD is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Buckeye State
Posts: 7,878
Default

It would have been better if it had included "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Got A Hold On Me," and "Love Will Show Us How" as well as the live versions of her Fleetwood Mac hits from the Country Club show.
__________________
On and on it will always be, the rhythm, rhyme, and harmony.



THE Stephen Hopkins
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 07-10-2022, 10:39 AM
Macfan4life's Avatar
Macfan4life Macfan4life is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Somewhere near Key Biscayne, nothing there so I came back
Posts: 4,536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveMacD View Post
It would have been better if it had included "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Got A Hold On Me," and "Love Will Show Us How" as well as the live versions of her Fleetwood Mac hits from the Country Club show.
I dont think anyone would disagree with that and also including her other movie track "Cant help falling in Love"

But isn't it the consensus that those songs are not on the album because she does not own the rights to them anymore? She put her shoes on backwards. She should have released a best of CD and then the next year sold her catalog.
__________________
Christine on Stevie 1984: "10 years ago she really had her feet on the ground but she seems to have developed her own fantasy world, somehow, which Iím not part of. We donít socialize much."
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 07-10-2022, 10:48 PM
Street_Dreamer's Avatar
Street_Dreamer Street_Dreamer is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Eureka, CA
Posts: 771
Default

I'm finally listening to the album right now. Just listened to The Challenge again and it's even worse than the first time I heard it. I don't even hear Todd or George. It's like they've been completely erased from the song. Just terrible.

EDIT 1: Ask Anybody might be even worse. It's just so devoid of spirit. It's like whoever made the decision to put this out was worried that some of the songs would sound too "dated" and felt it needed a "modern" sound. Mick's drumming is so key to what makes that song so great. Thank goodness they didn't choose to officially release Too Much Is Not Enough because I'm sure it would have been "modernized" too.

EDIT 2: All You Gotta Do is the one saving grace from this compilation. I didn't realize it was going to be a duet with George and when I heard his vocals, it hit me. This was a very nice surprise.

EDIT 3: WTF is up with this orchestral version of Songbird? Holy hell! The orchestra sounds like it's playing a completely different song. This is one of the worst releases from Fleetwood Mac or any of its members I've ever heard. I think it might be THE worst.

Last edited by Street_Dreamer; 07-10-2022 at 11:16 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 07-11-2022, 05:29 AM
Macfan4life's Avatar
Macfan4life Macfan4life is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Somewhere near Key Biscayne, nothing there so I came back
Posts: 4,536
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
I'm finally listening to the album right now. Just listened to The Challenge again and it's even worse than the first time I heard it. I don't even hear Todd or George. It's like they've been completely erased from the song. Just terrible.

EDIT 1: Ask Anybody might be even worse. It's just so devoid of spirit. It's like whoever made the decision to put this out was worried that some of the songs would sound too "dated" and felt it needed a "modern" sound. Mick's drumming is so key to what makes that song so great. Thank goodness they didn't choose to officially release Too Much Is Not Enough because I'm sure it would have been "modernized" too.

EDIT 2: All You Gotta Do is the one saving grace from this compilation. I didn't realize it was going to be a duet with George and when I heard his vocals, it hit me. This was a very nice surprise.

EDIT 3: WTF is up with this orchestral version of Songbird? Holy hell! The orchestra sounds like it's playing a completely different song. This is one of the worst releases from Fleetwood Mac or any of its members I've ever heard. I think it might be THE worst.
Yeah, the orchestra part is the oddest part of the album IMHO. It should be the highlight of the album called Songbird. I thought maybe it would warm up to me but no. The original is perfection but I am open to an orchestra that plays music that compliments the singing.
__________________
Christine on Stevie 1984: "10 years ago she really had her feet on the ground but she seems to have developed her own fantasy world, somehow, which Iím not part of. We donít socialize much."
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 07-11-2022, 07:08 PM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 5,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
I'm finally listening to the album right now. Just listened to The Challenge again and it's even worse than the first time I heard it. I don't even hear Todd or George. It's like they've been completely erased from the song. Just terrible.

EDIT 1: Ask Anybody might be even worse. It's just so devoid of spirit. It's like whoever made the decision to put this out was worried that some of the songs would sound too "dated" and felt it needed a "modern" sound. Mick's drumming is so key to what makes that song so great. Thank goodness they didn't choose to officially release Too Much Is Not Enough because I'm sure it would have been "modernized" too.

EDIT 2: All You Gotta Do is the one saving grace from this compilation. I didn't realize it was going to be a duet with George and when I heard his vocals, it hit me. This was a very nice surprise.

EDIT 3: WTF is up with this orchestral version of Songbird? Holy hell! The orchestra sounds like it's playing a completely different song. This is one of the worst releases from Fleetwood Mac or any of its members I've ever heard. I think it might be THE worst.
Outside of the two “new” old songs, it’s pretty awful. Johns has ruined a number of otherwise fine songs. And the matter of the inclusions and the exclusions is just so head-scratchingly weird.
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 07-12-2022, 10:23 AM
BigAl84's Avatar
BigAl84 BigAl84 is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,140
Default

Is it me or does it seem like the bass/bottom end on a lot of these songs are really lacking compared to the originals?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 07-13-2022, 09:33 AM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 5,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAl84 View Post
Is it me or does it seem like the bass/bottom end on a lot of these songs are really lacking compared to the originals?
Itís not you. They are mixed down or have been muddied by the new arrangements.
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 07-13-2022, 10:03 AM
jbrownsjr jbrownsjr is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
Itís not you. They are mixed down or have been muddied by the new arrangements.
I want to cry. I really tried to be happy and love this.

It's me that's failed!!! Not Christine!!
__________________
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 07-13-2022, 11:55 AM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 5,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrownsjr View Post
I want to cry. I really tried to be happy and love this.

It's me that's failed!!! Not Christine!!
In our hearts, we KNEW this record would not feature new vocals, but somehow the production and song selection seems to have outstripped even my worst fears. This is a head-scratching swansong. It won’t be a disappointment for anyone who wants to get a taste for Christine’s solo work, but those people are few in number, so most of the buyers of this compilation already have the original two solo records. I’m happy for the two “new” songs.

But I was listening to the original 1984 record yesterday. Mick’s drumming on “Ask Anybody” is exceptional, one of the finest features of that song. On “The Challenge,” the original keyboards and echoes may be rooted in 80s production, but they suited the song. Don’t get me started on the changes to “Friend,” “Northern Star,” and “Giving It Back”— all of which were highlights from the original 2004 record.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 07-13-2022, 12:46 PM
WalkAThinLine. WalkAThinLine. is offline
Ledgie
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 42
Default

At the very least, some effort was put into revamping these songs. Going into this compilation, I only anticipated some light remastering, but instead we got brand new mixes. Even for those who prefer the originals (I would put myself in that category), there is little harm in having alternate mixes of Christine McVie songs readily available.

Last edited by WalkAThinLine.; 07-13-2022 at 06:22 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 07-13-2022, 04:00 PM
aleuzzi's Avatar
aleuzzi aleuzzi is offline
Addicted Ledgie
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 5,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WalkAThinLine. View Post
At the very least, some effort was put into revamping these songs. Going into this compilation, I only anticipated some light remastering, but instead we got brand new mixes. Even for those who prefer the originals (I would put myself in that category), there is little harm in having an alternate mixes of Christine McVie songs readily available.
You’re kinder and more generous than I. And you’re right. But man do I hate some of these remixes.
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 07-13-2022, 07:48 PM
jbrownsjr jbrownsjr is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
Youíre kinder and more generous than I. And youíre right. But man do I hate some of these remixes.
I'm not hangin around.

God I'm obsessed with that song, though!!
__________________
I would tell Christine Perfect, "You're Christine f***ing McVie, and don't you forget it!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


FLEETWOOD MAC - RUMOURS NEW CD picture

FLEETWOOD MAC - RUMOURS NEW CD

$8.40



Fleetwood Mac : Greatest Hits Rock 1 Disc CD picture

Fleetwood Mac : Greatest Hits Rock 1 Disc CD

$5.91



Say You Will Fleetwood Mac picture

Say You Will Fleetwood Mac

$4.75



Fleetwood Mac - Rumours NEW Sealed Vinyl LP Album picture

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours NEW Sealed Vinyl LP Album

$17.99



FLEETWOOD MAC - GREATEST HITS [WARNER BROS.] NEW CD picture

FLEETWOOD MAC - GREATEST HITS [WARNER BROS.] NEW CD

$9.29




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© 1995-2003 Martin and Lisa Adelson, All Rights Reserved