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Reviews for "Tales from a City"

Tales from a City
by radiotimes
Recommends (18)
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 12:33 AM

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CiggiBurns
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 1:03 AM
This is so clever. But what else would one expect from you, darling? I love the heavy, inexorable throb of it (ooh-er, mrs) and that you haven’t gone for jaunty. I feel proud to be included. And I totally agree with you about cities. When I’m in the country I feel as though I’ve died and not gone to heaven. Thank you, Mr Times. xx
oldDog
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 2:44 AM
I really like the way you’ve gone in a dark and melancholy direction with this, it works well with the nostalgia of the words.

[as usual, can’t recommend because Ciggi got there first]
Budapest BluesBoy
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 5:48 AM
This is some online collab w/ Ciggi? Brilliant. Congrat. It’s sounds like a live studio recording. Atmospheric, strange, strong. Great ballad for open minded humans.
colab
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 8:03 AM
Yes. This is very sweet, very real.

I liked it right from the start, but oh when the piano notes begin in earnest at the mid-point - well, now - that’s just luverly.
Subliminal
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 10:49 AM
I am going to be perfectly honest with you guys, I don’t like big cities (even Amsterdam is too big for me), but I do like this song. A great collaboration.
timberman
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 11:20 AM
Fantastic mix! And those two voices… Like two Boeing 747’s steadily navigating on cruising altitude through this cloudy (and slightly turbulent) mix. Anchor and Ciggi, a guarantee for a safer arrival. Well done, Sir.
panu
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 11:50 AM
to be honest w/ you, RT, there are no appropriate adjectives to describe how brilliant this track is. it operates on more levels than i can count, and is a career highpoint that you, Ciggi-bomb, & Anchor can be proud of forever.
Anchor
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permalink   Tue, Jun 23, 2009 @ 3:22 PM
RT
what a nice surprise that “Taxi! Taxi!” reference is - harkening back to our initial collab - “Map of London”. I love the Celtic undertones and drone chords that pull one on in the piece. The melancholic slant of the lyric is actually more philosophical in the musical setting you created. It took me back to an earlier period of my life - wandering around South Kensington and Earls Court in student days. Thanks for this.
SackJo22
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permalink   Wed, Jun 24, 2009 @ 6:55 AM
What a congruent treatment of the song, capturing the nostalgia of the lyric, yet, like a travel brochure, enticing me to a place I would so dearly love to visit! I always love to hear the inimitable Anchor and darling Ciggi in your masterful hands. I am now ready to go sit in the garden and have a lash or two or champagne. Thanks!
tripledoubler
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permalink   Wed, Jun 24, 2009 @ 6:05 PM
This is a very nice track, a little joy divisionesque and very interesting, perfectly build, a great song.
AT
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permalink   Fri, Jun 26, 2009 @ 8:45 PM
there are just certain people on this site that go so well together, RT, Ciggi and Anchor are just great for me. very well done RT—personally torn on the city thing—give me an island and ill be happy—just got to Ciggis darling bit—now I miss home—she sounds like me mum. Nice work RT.
TheJoe
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permalink   Fri, Jul 3, 2009 @ 10:02 AM
Beautiful!
Great collaboration. Great listen, lovely piano notes…..