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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Heather Nova herself talekd about Oyster, when announcing the album.
Bernd just copied the interview.
Plus, there is a connection between the albums covers (fonts, album titles, Heather standing approximately with the same gesture...). Same producer, as well.

Talking about the cover, in spite af all the hints to Oyster, I see a big change of mood : there's something aseptized in that Facebook-blue mood, Heather's leather trousers, the blue marine top... there was something much, much more organic and spiritual in Oyster's cover, more personal. Pearl cover is quite cold, imho. Because of the color. Possbly the choices about the make-up as well, though I'm not an expert at all (I don't know anything about make-up).

Lst album cover had more soul in it. 300 Days cover was ok to me, as well.

Well. The song makes me think bout Sea Glass, one of the songs I like less on The Way It Feels, but I am very fond of The Way it Feels, so if goes the same way this time, it's ok to me.

It's late, I'm not sure if my English was accurate, but you'll understand what I meant anyway.

Posted on: 5/6 0:45
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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To my mind, the problem is in trying to rock a song whose melody isn't made for rock.

I appreciated the acoustic live version, the lyrics are ok, and I like some parts pf the cd version (the guitar, for example). The arrangements have something very cristalline, delicate, soft, and full of light, that don"t match a rocking mood. I can't blame anything in the song ; it's just that the melody and the arrangements and the aiming-at-doing-rock stuff just don't fit well together.

It's just like if you served me a delicious beef steak for the dessert, or a wonderful chocolate cake as a min course : it's good stuff, but the way it's used is not accurate.

Well, that was my opinion.


The song definitely reminds me of Sea Glass, which I quite like, but is my least favourite (with Humanness) on the previous album. Too smooth, too many compromises, too many goals n one songs that don't fit together.

Posted on: 5/4 0:23
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Yes, there's something very Sea Glass in the song. In the song arrangements, I mean.

Posted on: 5/3 9:23
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Best comment ever, about the release of her single tomorrow: "This is excellent news. First release since I found out that Heather Frith is Heather Nova and I have been missing out all these years 👍😄" https://twitter.com/stufalconer/status/1123547759854915584


Tell me that person is joking.

Posted on: 5/2 23:46
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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It seems that the covers of your choice didn't sell well, this time. I thought she sold more of them during the previous campaign. Too expensive, probably.
Well, I would have buy one if I could have one of my song is covered, but legally, Heather can't until the song is released in one way or another. But having one's own cover is very special, and only something very special can't make me decide to pay 700 euros for it.


The difference between the vinyl price on merchcowboy and Amazon is quite high. Especially if you consider that French people don't pay postage.

Posted on: 5/2 18:05
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Indeed. Great job !

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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I love this tune !

It's been a long time since I listent to it the last time.

I feel old, now.

Posted on: 3/7 12:53
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Nice tune. Interesting night-time mood.

Posted on: 2/19 1:48
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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It's a constant balance, actually, between priorities and pleasure and bank account.

Heather's first campaign was in 2011. Prices were cheaper, I had no kids, I lived in a medium house, my salary increased a little bit each year, to partly follow the cost of life.

8 years later, some items are much more expensive, I got 3 kids, a bigger house, and my salary has been frozen for years.
Spending about 50 euros (if I remember well) for the fun to received a singed CD with my name in the credit was clearly affordable, and worth it. Now, spending 85 euro for the same item is 1- far more complicated 2- too expensive anyway...


Postcards price was obviously ok : they are sold out.
Clothes and jewelry prices seem ok to me. Not that I can afford it, but the price seems just fair.

This campaign doesn't seem to work as well as the previous ones : Heather had to adjust some prices, upgrade some items, etc. I don't remember something similar last time. For the 300Days campaign, of course, she had finally offer some extra mp3, but if my memory isn't fooling me, it was mainly due to the fake signed CD, when the company who was managing the packages and the posting had screwed up.

Posted on: 2/2 16:01
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Thanks.

I'm of course willing to support Heather. I was ready to pay for the cover of my choice item (which I finally didn't, for for legal reasons, I couldn't get what I want). I hope that next time...).

Still, I find many items so expensive. I don't mind paying, but I want more in return. I am not ready to pay 74 euros for a book just a little bigger than the Oyster one. 15 euros wes perfect, 20 or 25 would be ok, but 74 ?

I can understand, though, that Heather needs money. Well, I'm sure she has many b-sides and stuff that she could sell. A rarities and unrealised CD would be great, and not expensive to create.

Would some items be cheaper, she'll probably sell more of them.

Of course, I wans't speaking about clothes or artwork. This kind of stuff just has to be expensive, they are quiet unique, and the price seems fair to me.

Posted on: 1/31 21:38
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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It seems to be more or less the same kind of book than the one we bought about Oyster, for 20 euros, if I remember well.

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Re: When one goes through the tapes...
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Thank you, Jelger !

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Estelle +++
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Thanks Gerd. It was a pleasant day indeed for the five of us.

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Arne +++
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Happy birthday, Arne, and best wishes for you and your family !

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Estelle +++
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Thanks everyone !

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Matthew (cappy44) +++
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Happy birthday Matthew !

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Re: New Songs 2018
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I tried for Rose Gold, but I couldn't manage it.
Same for the two others, except I also lost what I had... I ca re-try both of them, but I doubt it will be convincing.

Posted on: 12/12 21:39
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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The song's music on the new video is the song she sang in London.

Posted on: 2018/11/29 23:17
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I love the album name.
I'm less fond of Heather's pic ; well, there's something in the hair or in the make up that seems a bit weird to me (the rest is ok).

The pic with the guitar and the jeans is fine. It sounds quite rock (still, the last "rock" album Heather announced was 300 Days, who was clearly much more pop than rock, so, we'll see).

Posted on: 2018/11/23 22:03

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Great news !

But is it me, or have the prices increased since last album ?

I thought a cover was 500 euros last time. this time, it's 700...

Posted on: 2018/11/23 19:01
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Re: My music
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Nice tunes.

Posted on: 2018/11/4 0:00
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Re: Heather on Instagram - https://instagram.com/realheathernova/
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Yes, that's what I meant, too.

Posted on: 2018/10/6 17:37
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Re: Heather on Instagram - https://instagram.com/realheathernova/
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I find it interesting too.

Posted on: 2018/10/2 23:22
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Cassander will probably work on it. I think he's been a bit busy.

Posted on: 2018/9/26 0:19
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Btw, if Heather does like I do, she'll have several versions for some verses, and time will let her find which one she prefers.

Posted on: 2018/9/21 23:23
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Didn't know at all about it.

Thanks, Bernd !

Posted on: 2018/9/14 13:03
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Thanks, Arietis, for these lyrics, which seem totally accurate.

Posted on: 2018/9/6 13:45
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Yes, it's the interlude.

Btw, i might I written E instead of E7 in my previous post.

Posted on: 2018/9/5 12:11
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Re: New Songs 2018
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For the verses, it'"s not Em but G/B : X20010.

I guess that the Em on the chorus, when she's strumming and not picking the ropes is Em then E (the chord seem to change in a few seconds - I don't know if I'm making myself clear, I'm a bit tired ).

Same for the bridge : C Em C Em E Dm G then chorus again.

Posted on: 2018/9/5 0:56
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Well done !

I tried to find out the lyrics, but I had gaps, and obviously, what you find is clearly better than what I found.
I'll compare your version and mine, though, and if I think I may have understood a line better than you, I'll tell you.

Posted on: 2018/9/4 15:19
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Re: Newsletter
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I re-suscribed. We'll see.

Posted on: 2018/9/3 18:34
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Re: +++ Happy birthday, Gerd +++
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I think next tour will be ok.

Besides, once you get a family, you have a little less time and money than before. And the smaller once we only 7 months old. He'll be older for next tour, which will make things more convenient for everyone.

Posted on: 2018/8/30 0:11
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Re: +++ Happy birthday, Gerd +++
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Happy birthday, Gerd !

Enjoy your birthday, and the forthcoming show !

Posted on: 2018/8/29 15:27
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Re: Estellem
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If only.

Thanks for all your kind words. I had to practice, anyway, and needed to be forces to train to memorize lyrics, and stuff.

Lyrics are my biggest matter, actually. I am close to 90 songs now in my songbook, and even if I won't sing 10 or 15 of them because either they are crap or I just don't want to share them (I have 3 or 4 that are kind of diaries song, and I finally prefer keeping private), there are at least 70 songs left. You can't keep in your head the 75 songs lyrics* unless you are to sing them from time to time.

* I mean : lyrics of your songs -> songs you won't happen to hear on the radio or put the CD, etc.

Oh, and I was rather happy with my singing. I'm no good at singing (nor bad, but I just ain't got something special on this side and am a songwriter rather than a singer), but it seem I kind of improved (a bit). For some reasons, I wouldn't swear that pregnancies had nothing to do with it. But what and why, I have no clue.

Posted on: 2018/8/22 1:43
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Re: Newsletter
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Same for me. Thanks for sharing, so.

Posted on: 2018/8/22 1:36
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Re: Estellem
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Hi, nd thanks for all the kind words !

Well, it was very noisy, people were there to eat. Honestly, I didn't mind : i hadn't playing live for ages, so it was a kind of soft rehearsal after all this time. Besides, the challenge of playing in this kind of situation is a good training. Not to forget, we enjoyed the nice meal offered by the restaurant. So, it wasn't a bad time.
I'd like to get an opportunity to play in front of an audience who's here to listen.

Sorry, no pics nor videos this time, my husband was busy with the baby.

I'll try to, next time.

Posted on: 2018/8/19 0:45
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Re: Estellem
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I'll be playing tomorrow night 9 PM in Mo˙-de-l'Aisne.

Posted on: 2018/8/17 23:37
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Thanks for the video ! This one is better than the previous one : there's the whole song, and the lyrics are easier to catch.

Posted on: 2018/8/10 22:00
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Re: New Songs 2018
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Thanks for gathering the four of them.

Already working on lyrics ?

Posted on: 2018/8/8 23:36
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Re: Happy birthday, Bernd!
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Happy belated birthday, Bernd !

Thanks for being hnn's soul all these years !

Posted on: 2018/7/5 23:33
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