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Old 12-14-2023, 11:08 PM
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I figured when Christine came back that she'd have been all about it.

I wonder if she still has the dress?

And I used to search for her on fb, but never found her. She was so nice.
She was the sweetest person. I count her as one of the good things to come from the internet!
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Old 12-15-2023, 02:16 AM
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She was the sweetest person. I count her as one of the good things to come from the internet!
She really was. The world was much more kind, 20 years ago. Even I only lurked on the Ledge from 2001-2003, without joining. People were just too mean, and I didn't feel like I could take it. Look at me now.
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The only singer that sounded remotely like Christine to me was Sandy Denny.
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I don't think Chris sounded like Cher and vice versa. IMHO her voice is very similar to Steve Winwood. The first time I heard One In A Million on the radio I did not even notice it was a duet because their voices are so similar. When I got the album and saw the credits is when I realized it was Steve.
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I don't think Chris sounded like Cher and vice versa. IMHO her voice is very similar to Steve Winwood. The first time I heard One In A Million on the radio I did not even notice it was a duet because their voices are so similar. When I got the album and saw the credits is when I realized it was Steve.
They do have a common sound which may have something to do that they grew up just 20 minutes apart.
Similar accents.
Christine grew up in Smethwick, Steve in Kingstanding both districts of Birmingham in the Midlands (the Black Country)
Also their musical background is the British blues sound of the 1960s.
Both have that smokey bluesy sound.
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I figured when Christine came back that she'd have been all about it.

I wonder if she still has the dress?

And I used to search for her on fb, but never found her. She was so nice.
I sent her a cardboard cut out of Christine. Can't remember how I got it. She loved it. Or maybe it was just a poster. Gosh, it was either or. My memory is shot.
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Old 12-15-2023, 09:22 AM
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They do have a common sound which may have something to do that they grew up just 20 minutes apart.
Similar accents.
Christine grew up in Smethwick, Steve in Kingstanding both districts of Birmingham in the Midlands (the Black Country)
Also their musical background is the British blues sound of the 1960s.
Both have that smokey bluesy sound.
Why do they call it the "Black Country"? Dark forests like Lord of the Rings?
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Old 12-15-2023, 09:53 AM
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Why do they call it the "Black Country"? Dark forests like Lord of the Rings?
Mmmm..no not quite.
It was the birthplace of the Industrial revolution, consequently there were many chimneys from foundries and factories polluting the atmosphere…causing discolouration of buildings.
Also coal mining was prevalent in the Birmingham area both underground and open cast….
Hence the name Black country
Obviously both are now part of history but the name stuck.
(Though I prefer your description)
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The only singer that sounded remotely like Christine to me was Sandy Denny.
Bud Scopa in his RS review of BARE TREES said her approach was somewhere between Sandy Denny and Dusty Springfield. That still rings true for me. Her style is a bit closer to Sandy Denny but there are definite RB/Dusty overtones, too. I can’t picture Christine singing “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” with as much warbly vibrato as Sandy Denny but I can picture her singing a carbon copy version of Dusty’s “Lost.”
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I sent her a cardboard cut out of Christine. Can't remember how I got it. She loved it. Or maybe it was just a poster. Gosh, it was either or. My memory is shot.
It's not just you. I'm the same. Being in our 30's is tough!
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It's not just you. I'm the same. Being in our 30's is tough!
How can you be in your 30's if Mirage came out at the height of your fandom?

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It depends on when you ask me...

Rumours is the album that made me who I am, but I'm so tired of it. I've lost track of how many copies I've purchased.

Mystery To Me was my summer album for years. I'd put it on in the afternoon, blasting by the pool while I floated around until it was over.

Tusk is deeper than I'd normally choose as my favorite. It's great for a night of quiet thinking.

Live always held a place in my heart. I remember driving around in high school, BLASTING it for the world to hear. I never knew Oh Well before then(yes, I'd heard it on the Tusk tour, but didn't know what it's name was, even).

BuckVie is my second favorite. What a joy to get this at the late stage in the game. It's Mirage, part II.

For me, I'm going to have to pick Mirage. It's such a fun album, and came out at the height of my fandom. And yes, I realize that it's lightweight. Maybe that's all it needs to be. Light and fun.

I reserve the right to change this list at the drop of a hat.
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They do have a common sound which may have something to do that they grew up just 20 minutes apart.
Similar accents.
Christine grew up in Smethwick, Steve in Kingstanding both districts of Birmingham in the Midlands (the Black Country)
Also their musical background is the British blues sound of the 1960s.
Both have that smokey bluesy sound.
Yes that explains it.
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How can you be in your 30's if Mirage came out at the height of your fandom?
It's the new math. I'm sorry that you can't comprehend it. We're all not the same. There's nothing wrong with you being mathematically challenged...
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How can you be in your 30's if Mirage came out at the height of your fandom?
Leave our fake ages alone!!
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Mmmm..no not quite.
It was the birthplace of the Industrial revolution, consequently there were many chimneys from foundries and factories polluting the atmosphere…causing discolouration of buildings.
Also coal mining was prevalent in the Birmingham area both underground and open cast….
Hence the name Black country
Obviously both are now part of history but the name stuck.
(Though I prefer your description)
BTW, in 1986 Steve's hit Freedom Overspill I would always imagine Chris singing it. The organ and his mannerisms how he sings the song let alone they have a similar sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgva5e6UAsw&t=162s
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