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"They put you in a trance

they really captivate your heart

they make you lose your head

they are strangest friends you ve got"

CH moment! One of the best ever! Beautifull, superb, my heart is melting everytime I listen it!

Is it possible its a same song as on NF Dizzy Heights? I had to check it out altough I knew the answer. It is. But on DH its still almost awfull song to me. Still. Overforced, overproduced, too fast, without any emotion. To me, ofcourse. How is this possible? In this CH version, everythings fitting- beautifull guitars, right tempo, brilliant production, altough same structured but its almost different song. Plus Two minutes of silence and first part of this Strangest friends (Noncence), we have two (three) complitely fresh, different than anything before, and brilliant songs from unrealeased CH album. Plus, must say on this two songs I hear best production and arrangments from time of Together Alone. Honestly. And they never complited that album!!! Why, oh why???

Questions for Jaffaman, if you ll be kind

- Nonsense of course as this emerging two different songs was idea from begining or came for purposes of Deluxe edition?

- are these two (three) songs are typical for rest of Nick Launey sessions, are they showing direction of rest of recorded songs of that unrealised album?

- are they best of all recorded in your opinion? 

- how many songs left unrealised or unfinished from that songs?

Thanks in front, very very much!

 

 

 

 

Mariola

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I'm with you, Mariola.  I found the Nick Launay produced songs my favorites of the Deluxe editions, very worthy of a CH album.  I will be forever curious as to what happened within the group that put the CH vehicle on the proverbial blocks.   Yet, I honor their privacy and if they want to share that story someday, great.  If not, I will enjoy all that we have.  And what we have , I am definitely enjoying  especially those last songs on Intriguer Deluxe.. 

Did something happen? Or was it just a case of Neil getting restless  after 3+ years on the same vehicle and not reaching the same level of commercial & critical recognition that they deserved.

I'm not looking to point any fingers, but I remember that when they released Intriguer in 2010, the majority of the interviews and press coverage were still refering to a 'reunion' (even though they had been together, making new music and playing live for over 3 years).

It' hard to move forward with something, when everyone & everything around you keep pulling you back to past success and former glory.

In essence, it probably sucked that both TOE and Intriguer were great albums in their own right, and it was inevitable for most people to keep comparing to other albums from CH's heyday. 

If those albums would have come from a different/unkown band, they would garnered enough awards and praise around the world, to launch the career of any artist.

I'm with Mariola, out of curiosity I would love to know how much more they recorded. Word at the time was 40-50% of an album. We have three songs, at best that is 30% of a 10-tracker (I know, Captain Obvious). So there could be 3-4 more in some kind of completeness. Kitchen Sink someday? Hope so! In the meantime, any info from Peter or Jeremy to whet the appetite would be awesome!

 

BRANDO BRANDT posted:
In essence, it probably sucked that both TOE and Intriguer were great albums in their own right, and it was inevitable for most people to keep comparing to other albums from CH's heyday. 

If those albums would have come from a different/unkown band, they would garnered enough awards and praise around the world, to launch the career of any artist.

TOE is a good album; I didn't like Intriguer. But as far as your hypothetical scenario, there has never been a time with a more democratized music industry, with so much good music available. This means it's both easy for anyone to get their music out there, and that much harder for anyone to stand out. I guess I'm saying, in your hypothetical scenario, neither of those albums would stand out so much to ensure a career or be showered with awards...that sounds like total fan hyperbole to me. I listen to stuff from "best of the year" lists from Pitchfork and other sites, from new artists that I've never heard of and nobody I know has heard of, but it's very very good music and is unlikely to hit it big beyond getting on a few website lists.

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