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Re: Where are the live recordings
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Some very interesting collaborations!

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Re: The Band
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You need to open for Heather! That would be amazing!

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Re: The Band
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Oh I didn't remember you played at the Paard! We've been in the same place at different times then, you were up there on that stage! Amazing!

Posted on: 11/13 5:55
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Re: The Band
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Whatever happened to The Band? Where are the CDs, Youtube videos, vinyls, ticket stubs?

What was our breakup story? Sex? Drugs? Rock n Roll? Did we skyrocket to heights and then crash down?

I need to know the salacious story and who was at fault. Sounds like a management problem to me!

And I need our old songs to reminisce over. Will we have a streaming documentary about our storied music career, rise, and fall?

Posted on: 11/12 6:21
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Re: Where are the live recordings
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Is anyone still in contact with Christina???

Posted on: 11/12 1:17
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Re: Where are the live recordings
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Wow, thanks Bernd! I've missed a lot it seems!

Posted on: 11/11 20:43
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Re: Estellem
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I remember you once asked me about the difference between "to" and "for" in English, but I forget if it was for this song or another one?

I still always think of my high school Latin teacher's cheer:

"To, for, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Dative! Dative!"

(A variant on the English cheer "Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate? NAME! NAME!"

Posted on: 11/11 19:16
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Re: Estellem
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Oh i think that's "dug to reality" not "dug for reality".

Posted on: 11/11 17:57
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Re: Estellem
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Had to see what the final version of the lyrics were so I wrote them up based on the facebook video! It's a warm feeling returning to these words we discussed and worked on so much a couple years ago and finally hearing the melody!

Thought this might help others understand the song as well.

Golden Ghosts
by Estellem

(Verse 1)
Honesty is a dream in which we all wanted to believe,
The lifeblood of the team
No one craves for a lie to tie his soul to another one;
Still, it's all we can find

(Chorus)
And sometimes, I've fallen in love with a man who didn't exist at all,
And I've longed so hard for a spark from a golden ghost
I've fallen in love with a glimpse of what would have suited me,
Then I dug for reality, which saved me

(Verse 2)
We sail somewhere between bright peackock tail and raw shameful self
We don't want to be seen
While we bail out our hearts, scrubbing away the mud and the grime,
Keeping the glowing parts

(Chorus)

(Bridge 1)
When the blue turns to black,
And the king to the jack,
When the wine is water,
We run from the fire

(Verse 3)
Genuine truth is a tale on which we all wanted to rely
Who are you? What am I?

(Chorus)

(Bridge 2/Outro)
When the cock is crowing,
When the moon is fading,
When the toad is croaking,
Then we drop the pumpkin,
Drop the pumpkin,
Drop the pumpkin

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Gerd +++
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Haven't been around HNN much recently, but I hope you had a good birthday this summer!

Posted on: 11/11 2:54
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Re: +++ Happy birthday Johan +++
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Happy birthday, Johan!!

Posted on: 11/11 2:53
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Re: Estellem
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OMG, Golden Ghosts!!!!!

So happy to hear you sing this after all these years! Wonderful!!!!

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Re: Berit Fridahl
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Oh, huh, I wonder if the shipping would be more to the USA? Hmm. 1 euro doesn't sound like enough.

Well, I tried it so I'll see what happens!

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Re: Where are the live recordings
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OMG, that's a lot of videeos! Thanks!

Posted on: 11/11 2:02
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Re: Mary Lambert
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New album, Grief Creature, comes out November 15. http://marylambertsings.com/

Mary went independent and made the music herself with the help of kickstarter - she also did all or most of the production and mixing and such. She had been frustrated by record labels not letting her control her own music and pushing her to make music she didn't want to make - sound familiar?

I've heard it early due to being a kickstarter and I can say the first and last several songs are my favorites. It's actually a mixture of poetry and music.

There are some love songs and songs about depression and such on here, but the lyrics and poetry can get extraordinary intense - rape, child abuse, trauma, and the lingering effects of these are all delved into on several songs/poems. Not easy listening but some of the bravest and most painful music I've ever listened to.

Most intense tracks are Shame, Me Museum, Sister, Knife, Trauma is a Stalker, If You Ever Leave Somebody, Another Rape Poem.

Born Sad is a really fun song about depression (really!) that she's played live at shows for years now. It's the first single!

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Re: Berit Fridahl
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If I just buy it on https://www.beritfridahl.com/ I'll get the sound files I take it?

Posted on: 11/11 1:40
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Re: Where are the live recordings
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Recommendations of the best/most interesting concerts?

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Re: 2019-08-02 - Leuven (B) - M-idzomer festival (M - Museum)
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Thanks for all the info and the recording! Very nice!

Songs from Oyster, Siren, South, 300 Days, TWIF, and, of course, Pearl.

Nothing from Glow Stars, Redbird, or TJF. Hmm.

Posted on: 8/5 4:57
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Re: Still have not received my Pearl order from Merchcowboy
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I got mine the same day as Feral!

Posted on: 8/2 6:47
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Still have not received my Pearl order from Merchcowboy
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It's been a month now (June 25) since I got a shipping notice for my order but neither DHL nor USPS show any status at all for my order tracking.

I have heard from other U.S. fans who haven't gotten theirs yet but wondering how widespread it is? Has anyone outside the U.S. not gotten theirs yet either?

I was willing to be patient but this is getting to be a long time and I'm worried something is wrong. I just emailed Merchcowboy to ask and will update if I hear back.

Posted on: 7/25 21:18
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Re: 2016-04-19 Berkeley, CA (USA) - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
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I saw Berkley, CA at the top of the forum and thought a new U.S. tour had been announced! Alas.

Posted on: 7/25 21:15
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Re: 2019-01-11 Cologne (D) - Gloria
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The Storm tour! I remember that recording. So good.

My favorite version of Aquamarine is from those early live shows touring on Storm before she started doing the Chris Coco version.

Posted on: 7/17 20:27
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Re: 2019-10-22 The Hague (NL) - Paard
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2006? Oh, the memories!

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Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse tonight
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I saw the total solar eclipse in 2017. My Dad lived in the path of totality and I went down to visit him and we drove to the middle of the path and saw totality for two and a half minutes or so. Was really cool. It was both of our first total solar eclipses.

Posted on: 7/17 2:23
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Finally listening to the demos straight through now that I know the album better. Most of them make me really appreciate how well the album was produced, but See Yourself works really well as a demo. Probably would be quite good acoustic.

I think After All This Time works well acoustically as well.

Posted on: 7/16 2:59
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Re: Heather Nova live band
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Okay, that makes so much more sense, Estelle!

I'd like to hear Berit's take on Pearl. Part of me wants to travel to Europe again just to hear Berit again since she's not ever going to be on an American tour. Arnulf is amazing too but he does come here.
There's nothing like Berit shredding a good guitar solo on a Heather song and now we have a new song with a long solo! Vincent is really good but I still want to hear Berit's take. I feel she could have a lot of fun with Rewild Me.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I feel like the rise of vinyl is making albums shorter again so they fit in one record. I would guess Rose Gold didn't get included because that would get one song over a single vinyl which would be inefficient. I don't know that for a fact but it's got to be a consideration.

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Re: The People of Heather's Songs
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Yeah, I thought of that one, but it's written by her father rather than being about him so i left it out.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Good to know it got to someone in the U.S. I still haven't gotten any update that it's gotten to USPS from DHL so I guess it's on a boat somewhere?

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Re: Order The Redbird Songs!
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I am the world's second biggest fan of Overturned.

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Re: The People of Heather's Songs
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Oh, good catch. I meant to put that in Songs About Other People but forgot.

I have a personal theory that the song is far more autobiographical than it it appears, though.

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Re: Pearl Lyrics
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Quote:

cappy44 wrote:
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Cassander wrote:
My shipment hasn't arrived yet


Cassander - have you received yours yet? I have not. Last update showed DHL handed it off for international transfer on 27-June.


Nope. I'm in the same boat. Still hasn't even gotten to the U.S. yet.

Thankfully I have friends who help me out with stuff like the lyrics booklet.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Anyone knows whom about she sings in 'Rewild me' and 'Over the fields'?




Rewild me is about herself. Getting back to nature. Also recovering from the divorce. She talks about reading about the rewilding movement of getting back to nature to heal and how that seems so obvious to her.

Over The Fields is about the guy Island is about. She heard he was dying and wrote him a letter to forgive him. Then he wrote back apologizing for everything he had done to her. Scroll up for more details and to read it in her own words.

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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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Just in case there was a language barrier issue, I meant haunting in a good way. A very good way. The last verse of Everytime is amazing. I remember doing research on sea grass and where it grows when the album came out. That would be one of the things I'd want to note if I ever went to Bermuda.

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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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Storm is funny. I expected to put Everytime ahead by just a little and for both to be four and a half like Out In New Mexico.

But I can't find anything wrong with Storm. It's an extremely tight, vivid extended metaphor with perfect singing and guitar. Beautiful folk or folk/rock song. You could say, I guess, the metaphor isn't original enough but the preparation for the tropical storm (I assume) is just so vivid and real. I guess you could say maybe she hits the metaphor over the head too much but the point of the song is how you're living through something that feels like a metaphor and you think about it and feel it - how she thinks about "things that got lost" when making her storm preparations with the shutters and the anchors.

I don't know that it doesn't get a little tired with repetition the way Island and Sugar never do. But I can't really separate it from them either.

It also is the one and only second encore I've ever gotten at a show - in Portland after the first encore, Heather came back to play one final song without Arnulf this time and it was Storm. Portland was her favorite city of the tour and it was a beautiful theater and the crowd was good and it was just magical. Only time she played Storm on the entire tour.

Everytime is a little more interesting musically with that guitar and maybe her singing though I find her singing amazing on both. It's very short and simple. Maybe I could say "yours the thorny crown" doesn't fit in with the rest of it or do a whole lot as a Jesus reference but, eh, the song is still perfect for me.

Also the whistling. That beautiful melody which so perfectly fits the song. The way she captures these vivid images - riding in a car at night has never been done better? I don't quite know what haunts me about the last verse but it just sticks with me. "Where the sea grass grows dark among the stones, you have thrown the line, saved me everytime." Gorgeous.

I cannot find anything not to like about Drink It In either. Maybe a touch less vivid but really, really moving and so quiet and contemplative which fits it perfectly. Love the way it builds. Oddly reminds me a whole lot of Everything Changes.

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Re: Order The Redbird Songs!
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Typo for A Way To Live, lol.

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Re: Pearl Lyrics
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She capitalizes it so I assumed so?

But I probably should have looked it up.

I wrote a poem called Autumn Leaves when I was 16 or 17. She's probably not referring to that.

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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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Storm *****
Everytime *****

Drink It In ****½

Aquamarine ****
I Wanna Be Your Light ****

One Day In June ***½
Fool For You ***½

All I Need ***
River Of Life ***
You Left Me A Song ***

Let's Not Talk About Love **½


I did this without looking at my old order and weirdly, my current order matches my old order better than what I thought my old order was matches my older order. Down to the very same "Let's Not Talk Above Love" being right on the line. I did not remember that at all! I actually thought it had been River of Life which i liked more than I expected. I also didn't remember Fool For You was my favorite of all the songs that weren't right at the top.

That's really uncanny. I have switched Everytime and Storm but those two have switched places before for me. Great songs.

Funny enough, the four shortest song songs on the album are the top four.

I do love quiet and sad songs. So Storm, The Jasmine Flower, and The Way It Feels are three of my favorite albums. Half the songs are good, half the songs are great, what's not to love?

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Re: Pearl Lyrics
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For Bernd.

Lyrics in the booklet are basically 100% accurate. Just leaves out the outro and the Break (which has no actual words anyway).

And okay, it's a pretty song. I like the chorus.

Vincent
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Vincent, yours is the first name I've ever sung;
Sometimes life is a movie and it's only just begun.

Waves are crashing through my veins, I'm overcome;
Sometimes, life is a movie and it's just begun.

(Chrous)
And the stars will make us wild,
And the dark will make us hesitate, but that's our fate,
The stars will make us wild;
It's not too late for us.

(Verse 2)
I want to laugh, sing Autumn Leaves, and whistle grass with you;
I want to lie under any kind of sky.

(Chorus)

(Break)
Ooo ooo, ooo-oo-ooo
Ooo ooo, ooo-oo-oo

(Verse 3)
Les vagues viennent s'écraser dans mes veines et je m'enivre,
Vincent, je veux only to be with you.

(Chorus)

(Outro)
The stars will make us wild;
It's not too late for us.

Ooo ooo-oo-ooo

It's not too late for us.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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This posting was more ment from a productional point of view maybe from a first listen. And the word disappointing might be close to you, but yes maybe I need to listen more often.

In general there is no bad song by Heather at all from wathever album. But for sure some connects more or less.


A Way To Live

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