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Alanabits new CD

31 Dec 05 - 07:47 PM (#1638411)
Subject: Alanabits new CD
From: Bobert

Well, Happy New Year to me!!!

Alans latest CD has just arrived here in this mountain holler and all I can say is, WOW!!!

What a great mix of sounds and stories... I've only given it one listen tonight as yet but "Traveler's Tales" is so filled with surprises and twiosts that it's gonna take a few listens to get them all sorted out... He's go dobros and mandolins and women chorus girls and keyboards and harps and, and, and...

The CD's title song is a hard driving song with some spooky dobro but with an overall feel of optimism and freeness to it... There are pretty songs and songs that ain't so pretty about stuff down in the pits where the hard battles are fought, won or lost... Eevn some of the pretty songs, like on "Ballad of Sam Brown" hetalks about his borther fallin' from a bomb bal;st in the "Great War" yet there is that hope in:

Though the night's dark I see
There's a light shines on me
There's a light up there shining down on me

Yes, this is going to be a very special New Years Eve with Alan's CD to play over and over again...

Thanks, Alan... Great songs... Great arrangements... Great instrumentation...

Congratulations, my frined, and thanks...

Bobert


31 Dec 05 - 09:27 PM (#1638468)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: alanabit

Thanks Bob. It was a nice surprise to see the thread, when I came in just now from clebrating New Year's Eve.
It is Markus who does most of the real work on my albums, so I'll be showing him your kind remarks. I was very, very lucky to have four kind hearted and talented friends to make the album. Had I gone to record companies, I would have spent a decade on my knees and the record would never have been made.
Happy New Year mate. Hope you are having fun up there in the mountains!


01 Jan 06 - 07:42 PM (#1639105)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Stephen L. Rich

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01 Jan 06 - 09:00 PM (#1639184)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Bobert

Lucky or whatever, Alan, the sign of a great CD is that it sounds better ech time you play it...

That's the case with "Traveler's Tales"...


02 Jan 06 - 10:01 AM (#1639573)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Lizzie Cornish

You can hear Alan's music and 'Travellers Tales' right here:

http://www.alan.free-pop.com/

I'm listening to 'Walk in the Shallows' right now...really gentle and calming......

Lizzie :0)


02 Jan 06 - 11:49 AM (#1639653)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: breezy

Happy new year Alan from us in St Albans

we moved outta da legion and are hovering tween the Duke and the comfort, so we are still ticking over.

You gave us a great night

all the best

john breeze


02 Jan 06 - 12:34 PM (#1639690)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: alanabit

Thanks John. Hope I get to see you again later in the year. I am planning a pub tour in May and a more folk club orientated visit in autumn. We are hoping to tempt the brilliant Thomas Kärner to join us for that one.
Best wishes to everyone in St. Albans. We enjoyed every minute of it.


03 Jan 06 - 08:25 PM (#1640771)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Stephen L. Rich

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03 Jan 06 - 10:44 PM (#1640851)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: khandu

Backing you up 100%, Bobertz! This is a fine collection. We must also note that there is a collaboration between two Mudcatters on one song; penned by Stephen L. Rich and Alanabit! Very very nice!

ken


04 Jan 06 - 05:14 AM (#1640973)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Lancashire Lad

You can also hear free samples from Alan's first two CDs and download the whole albums from those lovely people at Woven Wheat Whispers *S*. Click HERE to go direct to Alan's page

Cheers
LL


04 Jan 06 - 10:00 PM (#1641567)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Stephen L. Rich

Thanks for the mention, khandu. I plan on recording my own version of the song very soon. The odd part is that the instrumentation that I have in mind is pennywhistle and bowed psaltry. Alan used a dobro for the fills. That means that the Brit will have recorded the "Country" version while the cowboy will record the "Celtic" arrangement. Go figure.

Stephen Lee


09 Jan 06 - 06:09 PM (#1645202)
Subject: RE: Alanabits new CD
From: Stephen L. Rich

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