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Post by Xanadu » Sun May 06, 2007 9:02 am

AWESOME! :-D LOVE IT...love the cover art too :-D
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Post by schuette » Sun May 06, 2007 9:11 am

we agree on something :-D
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Post by Xanadu » Sun May 06, 2007 9:17 am

:razz:

I would love to have a poster of the album cover.
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Post by Walkinghairball » Sun May 06, 2007 1:33 pm

I don't like the front cover.

But a poster of the back cover, now yer talkin!!
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Post by Kares4Rush » Mon May 07, 2007 7:58 am

I want a poster of the back cover.

The picture is reminiscent of Carrie's picture of Neil's hands on the cover of Rythm & Light. However with the SnA religious "theme" it reminds me of an elderly monk's or other clieric's hands clasped in prayer.
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Post by Me » Mon May 07, 2007 10:02 am

Yes' I think it's awsome too.
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Post by Fridge » Mon May 07, 2007 10:55 am

I think the stand out track is undoubtedly "Armour and Sword". This tune, I genuinely believe is fit to be ranked along with their very best stuff.(Yes that DOES include Hemispheres!)It will be a travesty if they don't play this live.

Workin' them Angels is a pretty close second as well. I just love the almost conversational, folky vibe of this one from start to finish.In all, very spiritual and uplifting.

The three instrumentals are also very good. I love TMMB as it's a lot more subtle than first listening would suggest. trust me, there is a great deal going on musically there.
Mail Nar is quirky and has that goofy sense of humour that has often been missing lately from their work.
And what can I say about Hope? Absolutely beautiful, and reminds me of some of Bert Janschs folky stuff.

Ok, it's not all good, and there are the inevitable clunkers, though even these seem to be growing on me, so I won't pass judgement quite yet (this is very unusual for me, as normally I can tell pretty much after one spin whether I like an album or not).

All in all, S&A has surpassed all my expectations, and even though it is (IMO) not consistent enough to be ranked amongst their very best works, it certainly contains material that matches that standard.

Cautiously, I would say that it is certainly as good as Presto, and almost matches HYF, but it is early days yet as has already been mentioned.

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Post by awip2062 » Mon May 07, 2007 1:46 pm

Please, Fridge, ramble on (shamless Zep reference); that's what we like best.
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Post by Xanadu » Mon May 07, 2007 8:12 pm

I hope they do Hope live, and I hope they play an extended version, like really jam out on that hell yeah!!! :-D
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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon May 07, 2007 8:14 pm

As long as they play nothing from Feedback I will be happy.
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Post by Xanadu » Mon May 07, 2007 8:15 pm

I liked when they did songs from feedback live it was cool but I'd like it if they just did their stuff this time.
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Wed May 30, 2007 9:57 am

Its been a while and I've had enough time to assimilate S&A past the initial flush of a new album and I've got to say that I love it - in fact, in my opinion, its the best since Moving Pictures. There's a wonderful sense of fatalism that runs through the whole album which closely matches the way I'm feeling at the moment.
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Post by doctorbraino » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:47 am

Slaine mac Roth wrote:Its been a while and I've had enough time to assimilate S&A past the initial flush of a new album and I've got to say that I love it - in fact, in my opinion, its the best since Moving Pictures. There's a wonderful sense of fatalism that runs through the whole album which closely matches the way I'm feeling at the moment.
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Post by ElfDude » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:04 am

Slaine mac Roth wrote:Its been a while and I've had enough time to assimilate S&A past the initial flush of a new album and I've got to say that I love it - in fact, in my opinion, its the best since Moving Pictures. There's a wonderful sense of fatalism that runs through the whole album which closely matches the way I'm feeling at the moment.
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Post by Rocinante » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:48 pm

ElfDude wrote:
Slaine mac Roth wrote:Its been a while and I've had enough time to assimilate S&A past the initial flush of a new album and I've got to say that I love it - in fact, in my opinion, its the best since Moving Pictures. There's a wonderful sense of fatalism that runs through the whole album which closely matches the way I'm feeling at the moment.
I'm really sorry you're going through this, Slaine.
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