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Clive55



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Love story-Taylor swift Reply with quote

Taylor swift's "Love Story" is the radio 2 record of the week.
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WhaT do you guys think of it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. I've got her first album, which is enjoyable enough. Sounds a bit like early Avril Lavigne tinged with a bit of country. Which is no bad thing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It's country, Hank, but not as we know it"

Another run-of-the-mill country/pop singer, formula song, key change three quarters of the way through. It has been No 1 in the US country chart for 14 weeks.

It's OK, but if they couldn't break Carrie Underwood in this country with this sort of stuff, there's no chance for Taylor Swift.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
It's OK, but if they couldn't break Carrie Underwood in this country with this sort of stuff, there's no chance for Taylor Swift.

Ah yes - but Swift has the heavyweight backing of Universal Music, where the person who's job is to get the acts on radio and telly is a certain Lesley Douglas... Expect more than "Record of the Week" on Radio 2!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
RockitRon wrote:
It's OK, but if they couldn't break Carrie Underwood in this country with this sort of stuff, there's no chance for Taylor Swift.

Ah yes - but Swift has the heavyweight backing of Universal Music, where the person who's job is to get the acts on radio and telly is a certain Lesley Douglas... Expect more than "Record of the Week" on Radio 2!

Taylor Swift has far more potential than Carrie. Taylor is an ace songwriter & is very cute. Carrie probably has the better voice, but Taylor certainly has the edge with her songs & presentation
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Taylor Swift Reply with quote

Taylor's CD Fearless is another album I have acquired recently and I like it a lot.I was sold on it by the TV ad-up till then I had never heard of her-but now I have the CD and recognise her for the major talent that she is.I hear she will be making a big screen appearance soon in the forthcoming Hannah Montana movie.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taylor Swift is doing a couple of gigs at the shepherds bush empire in May/ I look forward to seeing her live (again) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If she is touring in addition to those London gigs then I would certainly be interested in checking out her live show.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Taylor or Norah? Reply with quote

Taylor is not my cup of tea from what I have heard of her, but she is featured in this months CMP magazine (or 'Country' as it is now called), with a big article and photo spread for anyone who may be interested.
Meanwhile, back to my DVD of Norah Jones 'Live in Nashville.' Now that's what I call a talent! What a sublime band she has too in The Handsome Family. Dolly Parton joins Norah for one number as do Gillian Welch and David Rawlings for a later song in the concert.Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Taylor or Norah? Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
Meanwhile, back to my DVD of Norah Jones 'Live in Nashville.' Now that's what I call a talent!


I'd call her "sexy", actually! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be the Handsome Band with Norah. Yes she is a beautiful lady too! I saw her in Manchester a year or three back . She surprised us by playing guitar for the first part of the concert before playing the piano after a short interval, for the rest of the show. I first saw her on TV in Jools Holland's programme in 2002. I was knocked out by her Peggy Lee like vocals and her performance of the Hank Williams song 'Cold cold heart.'
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's very, very talented. Isn't she married to Elvis Costello?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elvis Costello is married to Diana Krall, I believe.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
Elvis Costello is married to Diana Krall, I believe.


Yes, that's the one.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread appears to have sprouted offshoots Smile

For what it's worth, and purely personal observations...

Diana Krall, who is married to Elvis Costello, has a lovely singing voice and produces highly polished CDs, the latest of which, Quiet Nights, out on June 1st, sounds very lounge and latino.

Norah Jones has a lovely singing voice and is the daughter of Ravi Shankar. She produces nice but sleep-inducing records.

To bring us back to topic, Taylor Swift has no famous lineage that I know of, looks very photogenic and is a triumph of marketing over substance. Her current album is a bestseller in the USA and her record label, Universal, have made sure that its release in this country has been accompanied by high profile exposure in all the music magazines and some of the broadsheets. Love Story is an annoyingly catchy single which has been played to death on both Radio 1 and 2; there is nothing else on the album to come anywhere near it - in fact the album is full of boringly homogenous pop only partially redeemed by the inclusion of three more country-sounding tracks transplanted from her first album.
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