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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Here's another new tune. Thoughts?
    I liked this one. Some really nice hooks in there.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    The guitar at around 2:15 reminds me of something from that Producers album. The extended version of "Freeway," perhaps?
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Chris Braide interview at https://www.progradar.org/index.php/...e-association/ with interesting comments about his influences and history.

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    At first glance, and several later, I thought it was a new Geoff band called Downes Brigade!

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    Downes talks about the new DBA album (and the new Yes album) in a new interview for the Yes Music Podcast: https://yesmusicpodcast.com/geoff-do...s-in-2021-465/

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    Really enjoyed this conversation. Very insightful. Looking forward to the new DBA very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    Downes talks about the new DBA album (and the new Yes album) in a new interview for the Yes Music Podcast: https://yesmusicpodcast.com/geoff-do...s-in-2021-465/

    Henry
    Fast forward to 4.25 to avoid a bunch of unnecessary fluff.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Listening to the album now. It's certainly rock-pop but a very pleasant listen. So far, "Your Heart Will Find The Way" stands out for me because of the melody of the chorus which I think is quite nice.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Today is their newest lyric video release. Looking forward to hearing if the album flows.
    https://youtu.be/xmAs7K1OjkM

  10. #35
    New Jon Kirkman interview with the boys.
    Louder: Watch Geoff Downes and Chris Braide discuss their new album Halcyon Hymns.
    https://www.loudersound.com/news/wat...-halcyon-hymns

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    Here's an in-depth separate interviews with Geoff Downes and Chris Braide. You can listen to the audios separately, or I've woven much of the two interviews together in the written transcript:

    https://www.sonicperspectives.com/in...-chris-braide/


    And here's an overview of the new album. It's quite good!

    https://www.sonicperspectives.com/al...halcyon-hymns/

  12. #37
    Very easily listenable, relaxing, fun album with a very nice cover.

  13. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by yodathedog View Post
    Very easily listenable, relaxing, fun album with a very nice cover.
    Yes! The Roger Dean cover is my favorite of his if we are just looking at his output from recent years. The album itself is pretty great.

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    I put off a lot of stuff lately, other than work, because of the so-called pandemic. I finally ordered some c.d.s and Halcyon Hymn was at the very top of the list, and it's a perfect remedy for this past year.* Disclosure, since I got Spotify for my wonderful student and athlete daughter who requests very little, I've been doing something I normally don't do, listening and enjoying all the songs on the album, abeit without my normal bass boast, before it was finally in my hands. What was I thinking and what was I waiting for?

    The reviews are all spot on. Remembering about past happiness and loves/a better place of complicated youth and love, that now in hindsight with experience and age, though emotional difficult times back then, you can now look fondly on those experiences, times and emotions. At least I can anyway, who cares about the rest if you? ;-)

    This album is a complete package, because of maybe more, the life-changing situations in the world when it eas written and put together, maybe growing older, but certainly a labor of love, and extreme talent. Thank you Marc Almond for giving Chris a friendly nudge to get this latest DBA project going, along with your wonderful contribution to this album. I can't say enough good things about all those involved, but the addition of uber talented Andy and Ash as a real rhythm section since the previous album, Skyscraper Souls, just adds so much more. Speaking of more, and adding a whole new dimension for this project and hopefully more than two live show band, is the phenomenal Dave Bainbridge on guitars and all things stringed instruments. Dave squareky puts the other wise fine DBA into a top tier band and album. I don't think it can be overstated that Dave just doesn't contribute with his multi-skills to this album, he's thrown in a ton of love in there as well to add to Chris' and Geoff's. Thank you, Dave. Love seeing, just now while I wait for new tires to be put on my automobile, that Elijah and Sascha Braide have joined the rest of "the boys" on this album as well.

    Totally English album you wouldn't find produced, or narrated, let alone themed and entitled as a yankee project.

    I hate xmas, but opening up my c.d. and looking at the beautiful colors and booklet was like someone, unlike me, who actually enjoys getting a great Christmas gift. And it's a dvd with Roger and three videos, and the c.d. itself. Downes Braide Association's Live in England three disc package only beats it beauty wise as a package because there is more to look at and take in. Fantastic artwork direction and use of colors. I put the dvd in immediately and was so happy watching and listening to Roger, who really explains a lot more than I knew about Roger, what he sees, his mediums, and how he really can't concentrate at the momement too much when he's creating these not from this world masterpieces that take the rest of us on journeys over these many decades, still. Thank you, Roger!

    Too many songs to say I like. They are all great! Warm Summer Sun is certainly a favorite. She'll Be Riding Horses always majes me smile thinking about a long a go lost love. And, Late Summer, if allowed, would be the song I would like to play in another fifteen years or so when my daughter gets married, explaining how the many years I have shared and enjoyed with her ( 16 so far ) have only been in actuality been one wonderful day, that I will be in my kate summer of my life, what a thrill it's been to have her in my life since day one, abd to never forget this day, and me. This song makes me cry everytime, and here, again, I am crying, but this time in the waiting room of the automotive place. Soneyhing only music can do. :-)

    Thank you, Geoff, Chris and company, for giving me yet anorher brilliant gift of music to enjoy a lifetime.

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