Reply to "New album: "Out Of Silence"... Is he bringing us along for the ride?"

Steve Shealy posted:

My mind has changed several times on my feelings about the style of this album. When I heard the "band" tracks on session two (three?) I looked forward to some variety being in the final product. When I listened to session four, I felt a bit disappointed about the "samey" feeling of everything, especially the last 3-4 tracks recorded. Admittedly, most of my time spent on the sessions has been having it in the background while at work or otherwise occupied, so I haven't exactly immersed myself in it. I'll save that for the final product. But in the midst of my (mild) post-four disappointment, I thought about my fondness for Tim's "The Conversation" disc, probably one of the most "samey" of all Finn-related efforts. I love that whole disc, and the picture it paints, so I'm trusting that "Out of Silence" will eventually stir the same feelings in me. There's no doubt in my mind that the songs are great, I just have to give it time to reveal itself to me.

I've been listening to the webcast tracks and loving the "samey" feeling. I'm a sucker for an emotional piano ballad so I'm sure not everyone feels the same. I could listen to Neil play an entire concert of piano ballad versions of his old songs in his "Largo"-style.

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