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sam_bowie
(kook)
06/27/02 03:41 PM
heathen tracks  

i still feel the same as when i downloaded the album a few weeks before its release, that its one of the best and most powerful albums hes done, lyrically and vocally.

but what do you think the most powerful track is on heathen?

vocally i'd have to say 5:15 the angels have gone because he keeps it consistant throughout.

lyrically i'll have to say sunday because its spooky after the september 11th tragedy.

whats your views on heathens powerful tracks?

"I still love the feeling I get from you, I hope you never stop cos it gets me through"

dukewhite
(wild eyed peoploid)
06/27/02 05:06 PM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: sam_bowie]  

I think that "Heathen (the rays)" is the most spooky after 9/11, but I try and not analyze everything based on that one event, even though it was a big one. The most powerful song on the album, imo, is "Everyone Says Hi." This could be more meaningful to me since a very close friend passed away in April. I do agree though that it is one of his most moving albums. I even think "Better Future" is a pretty powerful song, given the meaning behind it.

The crack inside your fucking heart is me

skellaway
(grinning soul)
06/27/02 06:26 PM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: dukewhite]  

I think all of the songs have there strong points, Davids voice is strong in all



Sysiyo
(acolyte)
07/01/02 09:29 AM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: sam_bowie]  

I don't really see a connection between 11.9. and Heathen, but I naver the less think that Heathen (The Rays) is the stringest track on the album, followed by A Better Future. Slip Away is IMO probably the worst song on the album... it just misses something that the other tracks have.

I dread to think of when the wind blows

sam_bowie
(kook)
07/02/02 12:25 PM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

Slip Away is IMO probably the worst song on the album


Slip Away is my favoruite, quickly followed by Slow Burn

images speak LOUDER than words ..........

blondon
(mortal with potential)
07/04/02 01:42 AM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: sam_bowie]  

My selection for best songs on Heathen: Sunday (outstanding, most powerful for me), Slip Away, I Would Be Your Slave and Heathen (also very powerful)--however, there is not one bad song on the album. Heathen is fantastic; I am totally in love with it.



KuriousMoonlight
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/04/02 09:03 AM
Re: heathen tracks new [re: sam_bowie]  

I love the album and like it even more than Scary Monsters, but unlike Scary Monsters, it does not seem to have any outstanding tracks.

But, I find A Better Future, the most catchy song and in my opinion the best single.

KuriousMoonlight

EJSunday
(crash course raver)
07/04/02 10:50 AM
Outstanding new [re: KuriousMoonlight]  

In reply to:

unlike Scary Monsters, it does not seem to have any outstanding tracks.


Sorry?!? "Sunday" + "Heathen (The Rays)" not outstanding? "Everyone say Hi" not a particularly catchy tune?

What's your outstanding tracks from "Scary Monsters"? My vote goes to the title track.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


Sysiyo
(acolyte)
07/04/02 11:19 AM
Re: Outstanding new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

What's your outstanding tracks from "Scary Monsters"? My vote goes to the title track.


I'd say Ashes To Ashes, Fashion and my personal curiosity, Because You're Young. And it seems I have to agree with Kurious Moonlight. The songs on Heathen are generally quite good, but no track truly stands out in the same fashion as those I mentioned. (And how can it be that we allways seem to be at odds, EJ? )

I'm Ba-ack. (Did you miss me? )

TopperHarley
(mortal with potential)
07/04/02 12:28 PM
Re: Outstanding new [re: Sysiyo]  

All my trials, Lord, will be remembered. Everything has changed.

Sunday really does it for me. A bit too short but a powerful album opener. But what the hell, tomorrow it might be 5.15 The Angels Have Gone or Heathen (The Rays). Superb album by Mr. B!

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"I wrestle with an outlook on life that shifts between darkness and shadowy light" - David Sylvian

Sysiyo
(acolyte)
07/04/02 12:35 PM
Cut off too soon... new [re: TopperHarley]  

In reply to:

Sunday really does it for me. A bit too short but a powerful album opener.


Indeed, the song seems to end too soon. It could (should) be a few minutes longer in the end. It sort of seems that the song ends just when it's starting to get it on (quite Mike Oldfield-esque in some ways).

Transatlantique

EJSunday
(crash course raver)
07/04/02 12:49 PM
Re: Cut off too soon... new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

Indeed, the song seems to end too soon. It could (should) be a few minutes longer in the end. It sort of seems that the song ends just when it's starting to get it on (quite Mike Oldfield-esque in some ways).


Very Low-ish, too.

In reply to:

(And how can it be that we allways seem to be at odds, EJ? )


Dunno, but I don't mind. The Ying and Yang of TW, maybe.


And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


Sysiyo
(acolyte)
07/04/02 12:53 PM
Re: Cut off too soon... new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

Dunno, but I don't mind. The Ying and Yang of TW, maybe.


Nor do I. In fact you are on continuous rise on my favourite TWers list because of this (well, Buddha Of Suburbia might have something to do with that as well ).

Transatlantique

UncleFloyd
(mortal with potential)
07/04/02 03:44 PM
Re: Outstanding new [re: TopperHarley]  

Heathen is the first Bowie album I bought. I now have eight. I have to admit that this album is truly incredible. It is deep, moving and soulful. His voice is just so.....nice.

My standout tracks at the moment must be 5.15 (consistent and melodic), I Would Be You Slave (could have sworn Portishead walked into the room at this point! The music is beautiful) and Everyone says Hi.

All in all I am very impressed.



"I've never done good things. I've never done bad things. I've never done anything out of the blue..."

shambuei
(electric tomato)
07/04/02 04:43 PM
Re: Outstanding new [re: UncleFloyd]  

i don't know.... i am loving
heathen today few times more than 5 days ago

and i did love it a lot by then

i still think the title track is the best bowie song (somewhat)
but "i would be your slave" is nearly as incredible
it sounds like a movie about rain

////////////////////////////////sad

littlechinagirl
(mortal with potential)
07/08/03 09:45 AM
Re: Outstanding new [re: shambuei]  

This was a record that took a while for me to fall in love with. But it was worth the effort!

A Better Future is my favorite at the mo, followed by ESH, and Slow Burn. ABF should have been a single - I think it would of been a huge hit, as would Slow Burn,

I know that Slow Burn was a single in some countries, does anyone have any idea how it performed? Petes guitar playing a the beggining is excellent, by the way.




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