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    Rachel Flowers covers Pirates


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    As usual Rachel works her magic, always getting to the ethos of the music brilliantly!
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    Well, that was fun!
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    Excellent!

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    Two observations.

    First, her voice has improved immensely over the years.

    Second, I'm glad she's taking a little more liberty with the original. I've never seen much point in exact note-for-note covers except as technical showoffery.
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    Outstanding. Worthy!

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    Perhaps she's preparing for Carl's ELP 50th.....

    If I wasn't paying really close attention, I'd swear it was Keith playing on a lot of it.

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    Varely nice!

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    Wow - really great stuff. Is she playing every instrument? Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by floyd umma gumma View Post
    Wow - really great stuff. Is she playing every instrument? Very nice
    She is playing everything. The drums are done live on the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Second, I'm glad she's taking a little more liberty with the original. I've never seen much point in exact note-for-note covers except as technical showoffery.
    Hmm... sounded like a note-for-note cover to me. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention.

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    She sure as hell isn't stagnating!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    Hmm... sounded like a note-for-note cover to me. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention.
    It's little things, like the flute solo is different.
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    Truly brilliant! I am not going to criticizes her voice, the flute or if it sounds like a cover but give her all the praise she deserves, what Rachel did with Pirates cannot be easily achieved or replicated.
    Hmm - Why don't you dudes give it a try to test your skills huh?

    Keith may be gone but he sure left a young prodigy who was inspired by his genius and will follow his path - congrats, Bravo Rachel!!

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    Scuzi? I said nothing but good about young Ms. Flowers.
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    Very excited to see her perform live on the cruise in a few weeks!

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    All that was done on keyboards??! Sounds like Rachel's got the full orchestra + Carl in her studio. Amazing. Her precision regarding arrangements is just perfect. She completely "gets" the tune and how to support it with the various instruments & instrumental passages. Amazing again. Also I should say I like her voice a lot on this. I had never heard her sing before.

    Two thoughts. First, does she have enough of these ELP covers now for a full CD? I would love to buy a copy. Second, she really needs to form a band. Maybe with Robert Berry? 3.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    All that was done on keyboards??!
    Mostly. She also played bass on the track. She plays the drums on the keyboard also.

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    I'm guessing she played a real flute too. She does that.
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