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by aldamasta
27 Nov 2018, 21:29
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
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I can't get enough of these videos! I hope to god at least a few of these will be professionally recorded. A live album would be so nice too...!
by aldamasta
21 Nov 2018, 23:31
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Woo! Both of the songs are great, but I think St. George and the Blackbird is the better of the two. I dig the sort of Latin vibe of the ending of The Imperial, though. Wasn't it supposed to be four bonus tracks, or am I remembering incorrectly? Maybe those come out later? Man, they have just nailed...
by aldamasta
21 Nov 2018, 23:13
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Thanks lumaka!
by aldamasta
21 Nov 2018, 22:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
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Views: 88831

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I haven't seen any download links for MP3s yet, but there is a rip on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2PMezj4FJM As good as Lady Boston sounds here, it'll be even better with the choir, wow. Three Changes sounds great, and fits perfectly with the tracks from Merrie Land. Can't wait to hear...
by aldamasta
19 Nov 2018, 22:27
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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My biggest hope is that they play the Royal Albert. That's a venue I have always wanted to go to, and it would be so fitting for them and especially this album. Lady Boston, with the choir, at the RAH would be euphoric on so many levels. There definitely seems to be enough interest to warrant a worl...
by aldamasta
18 Nov 2018, 21:02
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I absolutely agree that Merrie Land is better than the debut - which is no slight against the debut, as it is one of Damon's top 5 best records... but Merrie Land is just stunning from start to finish. I find new things to love everyday. I am so excited for the following months (and years, even) lis...
by aldamasta
17 Nov 2018, 21:58
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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This list has already changed 3-4 times since the album came out yesterday… but I’m currently at: 1. Lady Boston 2. The Poison Tree 3. The Truce or Twilight 4. Ribbons 5. Drifters and Trawlers 6. The Last Man to Leave 7. 1917 8. Merrie Land 9. Gun to the Head 10. The Great Fire Damn… I feel so confl...
by aldamasta
16 Nov 2018, 14:46
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I know it’s very early, but I do think this is better than the debut album.

I agree daii! I have had Lady Boston on repeat. Bringing the choir to some gigs would be soooo lovely. Just think how immaculate it would be to hear this live in the Royal Albert…!
by aldamasta
16 Nov 2018, 05:12
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Lady Boston may be the most beautiful song Damon has ever written. It’s so majestic.
by aldamasta
15 Nov 2018, 22:46
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Of course I caved. I downloaded it to just listen to The Poison Tree, but as I was listening to it on my drive back to campus, it started snowing. Every song was fitting so well. It was a magical moment, and this album is magical no doubt. So many times through the first listen I found myself feelin...
by aldamasta
15 Nov 2018, 21:27
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Views: 167639

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Jesus Christ this forum makes it so hard to wait. I’m tempted to listen to The Poison Tree alone…
by aldamasta
15 Nov 2018, 17:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Views: 167639

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Since it’s the last day to do rankings based on snippets, wanted to throw in mine so I can see how hearing them in full changes things. 1. The Poison Tree 2. Ribbons 3. Lady Boston 4. The Truce of Twilight (this sounds like single material) 5. 1917 6. The Great Fire 7. Drifters & Trawlers 8. Gun to ...
by aldamasta
15 Nov 2018, 16:51
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Reviews are looking very promising. And I agree Neal Zeal, the independent review in particular reads like a 5/5. Seems like reviewers these days are hesitant to go further than 8/10 or 4/5, perhaps I’m wrong. And perhaps 8/10 is what this album is. Based on the snippets I feel like this will be a 9...
by aldamasta
14 Nov 2018, 18:23
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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So the box sets won’t be shipped until a month later? Damn, I was hoping to get my hands on it sooner. Can’t wait to get those 4 bonus tracks though!
by aldamasta
14 Nov 2018, 17:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Views: 167639

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I’m in the same boat, consigliere. Gun to the Head has grown a lot on me, to the point where I think I like it better than Merrie Land. And based on the snippets, Merrie Land and Gun to the Head are the only “growers” on the album for me — all the snippets have sounded marvelous on first listen.