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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Gerd, I just phoned Merchcowboy right now and they admitted that they have indeed forgotten to process my order! They confirmed nothing was sent to me yet, and as my order status wrongly stated "completed", they thought everything was done already and there is nothing to do anymore for them. Oh well... So it was good I called them today so they can finally process my order. Plus, they will investigate again what will happen with the postcard, that I never got, while others got it more than two months ago.


I do know. Had a nice talk with them a few minuits later I guess, told them about yuor issues, where already forwarded to th management about the postcard.

Posted on: 6/28 22:21
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I got those few VIP tickes that I have ordered. Those are hard tickets, no printout, so very nice in this digital world. Instead of just the ticket you get even CD and Shirt for mayby 30 Euro more and Meet and Greet!

Posted on: 6/28 22:27
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I'm listening to the album for the first time. Consider this post as a lno, long, livetweet, but on a forum.

Careful, there may be some spoilers !

The Wounds We Bled : as I said earlier, I not really dislike it, for the arrangements are well done, but the melody is not my cup of tea, nor is the "mainstream pop side".
Still the electric guitar is fine, and makes the song more interesting than it could have been.
I think the song should not open the album ; it's not a matter of quality (tastes...), but its start is more made to follow a song than to open the album. I think the song would be more at its advantage (and at its "place", considering the "story" told by the album) near the end.


All the Rivers : Heather promised a rock album, and this is a rock song. Deal respected (I'm relieved). I can't tell or the lyrics yet, but the music, melody, arrangements are absolutely ok to me.

Rewild Me : a sweet and melancholic song. Oh, wait. Not. The heavy guitars are arriving, with all the rocky stuff. Well, in the end, nice mood, arrangements nicely done, and I have not studied the lyrics a lot yet, but they seem to fit. And, once again, it rocks (though you wound never guess when you hear the beginning of the song). Powerful music, the lead guitar (the electric one) is perfect.

Some Things Just Come Undone :
I heard the beginning, and said to myself : "hmmm, I won't like this one". But in the end, yes. Well, I'm not a deep fan of the end (for it looks like the beginning ), and some parts the bridge lyrics are far from Heather's best lines, but in between, I have nothing to complain about. Well done, once again.

After All This Time : much powerful than the acoustic version. Like Rewild Me (less haunting, it still has a piece of sweetness), but I really like it, and find it's a really good tune. Funnily, it has its quite vintage moments, which turns to be quite cute. The chords seem a bit enhanced compared to the acoustic version we knew (i didn't have a closer look yet), which is fine. The cello part is fine, the guitar part is fine, well, it's fine.

Over the fields : I like the lyrics, but I'm not that fond of the melodies. The instruments arrangements are pretty, but they don't work on me (except on the bridge, but I'm not fond of what Heather songs at things moment). The voice arrangements see quite weird (to me).

Just Kids : I still find some reservations about the song by itself (common chords, melody and rhythm too close to The Wounds We Bled), but I have to admit that, at the moment of the album, it finds its place, so I stop complaining. (except for the tab... )

Don't Worry What The Experts Say : THE song I don't like on the album. , mainly because I find it too plain, mostly musically, but I'm not really admiring the lyrics either.

See Yourself : a rock song, quite tense, it's ok. It has a kind of hardness (harshness ?), which hadn't been Heather's specialism for long, so I'm happy this side of her music is back. The lyrics on the chorus are a bit cheesy, I have to say, but it's easily easily (I put the word twice in purpose) forgiven.

If the game is about comparing Oyster and Pearl, this is Pearl's Throwing Fire At The Sun.

Vincent : cute song. Actually, the first song on the album that begins cute and stays cute. Which is not a compliment, nor a reproach, just a fact. I have no opinion about a song having to stay cute or note. The song is not my favourite on the album, but I like it.
I hope you'll like it, because I'm under the impression that Heather will sing the song at every show of the forthcoming tour.

Your Words : nice, begins sweet and cute, ends powerful.
Maybe it's only default is that it's the last song on the album, which brings it to be listened after several songs that follow more or less the same formulas, the same codes, the same tricks. Had it be track number 4 or 5, I would be very enthusiastic, I guess.
But well, it's fine.


To my mind, the only real reproach I have to do about Pearl is not connected to the album by itself, but I think the singe were badly chosen. As you'll probably have read on this very topic, after hearing them, I was not really particularly waiting and eager for the album to come out. Had I heard Rewild Me instead of The Wounds We Bled, I'd have been looking very forward (I don't know if this is correct in English) to the album being out (and the blue cover with the background resembling to Amazon music's one, didn't made my appetite grow either). And the merchwcowboy thing with higher prices than usual, and so few 'thank you" stuff. I have to say, between Pearl and me, things hadn't started well.

But in the end, it is out, and it is good. I have to re-listen, of course, but if I have to compare with the last time we were supposed to be a rock powerful album, I spoil you all at once : Pearl is better, by far, to 300 Days. It is not, either "even better than Oyster" as Heather pretends, for Oyster has rawer music and stronger lyrics, but it's a nice work, and, for once, the rock album is a rock album . Let's enjoy it.

Posted on: 6/28 22:27

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I definitely like Your Words a lot.

And, oh, I do have a reproach to do to Pearl : Heather didn't put Rose Gold on it.

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I got the cd yesterday and listened a few times to it. It definitely has a more rocking sound, a bit like Oyster. However, I'm not convinced yet, I find the lyrics too mellow, soft and without risk. No intensity. Well maybe I need to get used to it.

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@Estelle : I find The wounds we bled the best song on the album and it's good it's the single

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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That was my opinion.

I think you are right concerning the lyrics. The music is a bit like Oyster, but the lyrics don't have its rawness.

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No, it's all 'I'm so in love, I'm so happy' or 'I love my son' … No pain, weltschmerz, sadness … but there are other bands for that

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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There is pain, but each time there's pain, it doesn't really matter because every pain has its purpose and brings her to be over-happy with Vincent. So, even pain becomes something positive.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Very positive review of Pearl in German:
https://www.echte-leute.de/heather-nova-pearl

Very long and interesting portrait of Heather, with three great photos, in Dutch:
https://www.volkskrant.nl/de-gids/de-l ... oeder-te-worden~b1d3925e/

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"Rewild me" is a masterpiece. I cried so hard. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! ))))

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Rewild Me and See Yourself and Your Words are my favourites from a first few listens. Haven't yet posted any review of the album as I first want to understand all the songs.

Rewild Me reminds me a bit to I Miss My Sky how it develops although it is different.

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Love the power, musical arrangement of "Some things Just Come Undone"

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Also a positive review here...:
(German)

plattentests.de

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Do all orders not come with a digital copy of the album? I'm waiting for the physical copy to arrive and got the demos sent to me as well as the thank you song but not the album itself. Wasn't sure if that was correct or not?

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Do all orders not come with a digital copy of the album? I'm waiting for the physical copy to arrive and got the demos sent to me as well as the thank you song but not the album itself. Wasn't sure if that was correct or not?

I guess it is. In contrast to the old Pledge campaigns in 2011 and 2015, when the digital copy was automatically included for all pledgers, they never said so during the currect Merchcowboy campaign.

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- The Volkskrant interview is the best and longest interview of Heather I've ever read. Funnily enough they keep mentioning Heather was born on the 6th of juli 1968, which is in my opinion, not correct, she was born in 1967.

- I had to buy the cd and lp separately. If you just buy the lp, I doubt there is a cd or a download link …

- I must get used to the new cd. It's definitely no second Oyster unlike what Heather says. Maybe in a few weeks I'll like it more, now I have mixed feelings about it

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Btw I guess the German people will understand the Volkskrant interview, it might be harder for the French and English speaking people

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Use «Google translate» or «Microsoft translator»...of course not perfect but the meaning is ok.

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https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/
search after "heather nova"

and you will find "Walk This World" acoustic and "Your Words" acoustic from today's show, also an interview from today's show. (Likely each recorded a few weeks ago.)

You'll have to register there to watch it. (I haven't done that yet.)

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Btw, Heather's French is soooo cute. <3

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Seems that the heart smiley doesn't work anymore.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Ah, okay, thanks for the confirmation, Bernd. I'll just have to wait for mine to arrive from Germany! I can stream it until then.

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For those interested, i uploaded the full Classic 21 session here :


https://we.tl/t-zprVNuPKv7

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Hi,

I had the same problem! I called them and it turned out I entered a wrong e-mail address (oooops) They told me that some items will be delayed, but the music should have arrived on Friday or Monday. I received mine today and I am super happy!! :D

Love

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I am new to this forum and glad to be able to join this community :) I did not find out how to reply directly to somebody so I will just post it here and hope it helps you all - I saw that some of you said they did not receive the 'Don't Stop Believing' track. I called at their office and if you write an e-mail to heathernova@odyssey-music.net they will help you out and send the track.
I hope that helps someone.

Love

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Welcome greenlilly!

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Thanks !

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Welcome greenlilly and thanks for joining and providing the information. Indeed Odyssey and also Merchcowboy is very responsive in helping out what is missing. They had a lot to do with the relase to deliver in time for most of us.

This forum software is very old, so if you face issues let me know and I try to solve. As we have somehow 140.000 postings I don't want to change anything here to not loose the entire history of posts.

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greenlilly wrote:
I am new to this forum and glad to be able to join this community :) I did not find out how to reply directly to somebody so I will just post it here and hope it helps you all - I saw that some of you said they did not receive the 'Don't Stop Believing' track. I called at their office and if you write an e-mail to heathernova@odyssey-music.net they will help you out and send the track.
I hope that helps someone.

Love

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I am just quoting a part of your message, like the summary.

When talking of better or not, this is on a a high level for me as in general I like so pretty much all what Heahter does, well sure are songs that hit me more or less.

I also love the rawness and edge of the early previous albums as well as intense like Storm and Jasmine. From this point of view Pearl it might me a bit smooth or produced to much in detail.

The interviews links posted here really helped me to understand the reason of most of the songs. You cannot evaluate a song without it's meaning!



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But in the end, it is out, and it is good. I have to re-listen, of course, but if I have to compare with the last time we were supposed to be a rock powerful album, I spoil you all at once : Pearl is better, by far, to 300 Days. It is not, either "even better than Oyster" as Heather pretends, for Oyster has rawer music and stronger lyrics, but it's a nice work, and, for once, the rock album is a rock album . Let's enjoy it.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Merchcowboy is very responsive in helping out what is missing.

May I strongly disagree, based on my own experience with Merchcowboy? With my order, they messed everything up so far.

Posted on: 7/1 22:15
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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1. Has anyone a good translation of those lines into English?

Les vagues viennent s'écraser
Dans mes veines et je m'enivre
Vincent, je veux
Only to be with you


Even with three years French in school some 25+ years ago and with knowing some online translators, I trust more in native speakers.

2. is the name "Vincent" pronounced differently in French and in English? Heather pronounces it totally different in "Vincent, yours is", compared to "Vincent, je veux".

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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The waves come crashing
In my veins and I get drunk
Vincent, I want
Only to be with you

Yes, it is pronounced different : "in" is "ɛ̃ " (the wave is supposed to be above the letter), and "en" is "ɑ̃ " (same).

And you don't pronounce the final "t".


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

vagues
viennent
veines
Vincent
veux

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RTBF has added another video, this time a 22min "Spéciale Session et Interview : Heather Nova".
I haven't seen it yet, but since we know only 15min so far, it must contain something new!

RTBF

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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RTBF has added another video, this time a 22min "Spéciale Session et Interview : Heather Nova".

Sorry, it's no video, just audio. And it contains the same as the videos plus two songs from CD. So nothing new really.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Did the journalists choose the two singles, or did they make more personal choices ?

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Did the journalists choose the two singles, or did they make more personal choices ?

"The Wounds We Bled" and "Re-wild Me", no reason given.

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One single, and one journalist-choice, then.

Good.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Little game : close your eyes, think strongly of TWWB's verses, then think of Just Kids chorus. It worls.

Then, play reverse : close your eyes, let your imagination play Just Kis'd verse in your mind, then add TWWB's chorus. It works as well.

Both songs have the same rhythm (or almost), and the choruses have very close melodies.

It's weird to have chosen these both songs as singles. They should have kept one if they wanted, then a song more different (for example, Rewild Me).

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