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Re: New album

Post by Evan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:24 pm

Kplusc wrote:I've almost created a topic about that, But then I changed my mind and I'm eventually asking it here...
It's been on my mind for a while and I'd like to know your opinion about that :

- Do you think that Frank can top England Keep My Bones?

Or will this album be his masterpiece? The paroxysm of his talent...?

I think it best to always look forward, rather than making comparisons to the past. Whether it ends up being better or not is purely down to one's opinion. Some might say he never topped Sleep Is For The Week or Love, Ire and Song.
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Re: New album

Post by Evan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:27 pm

I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
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Re: New album

Post by frank » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...

Producer / studio announcement coming tomorrow.
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Re: New album

Post by Evan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:28 pm

frank wrote:
Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...

Producer / studio announcement coming tomorrow.

I had pretty much the same reaction. She seemed quite baffled as to why this wasn't an opinion shared by everyone.
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Re: New album

Post by Kplusc » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:10 pm

Evan wrote:
frank wrote:
Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...

Producer / studio announcement coming tomorrow.

I had pretty much the same reaction. She seemed quite baffled as to why this wasn't an opinion shared by everyone.

If I had to establish a list...The Second Three Years would make it to the top 3.

And given the fact that EKMB is my favorite, this is not really a suprise as TSTY contains somehow that same "english vibe" that
percolates through EKMB...

I consider EKMB and TSTY as a sort of "pack", the "green pack" :lol: 8)

Well at least, for me there's no doubt its the best of the three "three years" albums.

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Re: New album

Post by smige2 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:23 pm

frank wrote:
Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...
Frank, which album of yours would you currently consider to be your best work (aside from the one you're working on)? I know around the time of the release of Tape Deck Heart you said your best album was TDH, followed by England, but I also know artists tend to talk up their current release so might change their minds as time goes by.
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Re: New album

Post by placidcasual76 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:41 pm

frank wrote:
Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...

Producer / studio announcement coming tomorrow.
Nashville?

Please don't be Jack White.

However - stab in the dark. David Cobb.

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Re: New album

Post by frank » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:13 am

smige2 wrote:
frank wrote:
Evan wrote:I once met someone who reckoned The Second Three Years was the best album ever recorded.
Hahahaha, wow, really? I mean, each to their own...
Frank, which album of yours would you currently consider to be your best work (aside from the one you're working on)? I know around the time of the release of Tape Deck Heart you said your best album was TDH, followed by England, but I also know artists tend to talk up their current release so might change their minds as time goes by.
Nigh on impossible question to answer. I think everyone is inclined to be excited about the thing they're working on - if I wasn't, we wouldn't be heading into the studio, we'd be working on it more. Beyond that, I guess I think the following:
- Sleep: naive, has it's charm, overly long
- LIS: proud of this one. It has a weird coherence to it that I can't quite explain. Still a little innocent, but in a good way
- POTD: wish I'd taken more time on this one, there's a lot of good on it, but I feel like I rushed the record, some of the ideas got buried
- England: proud of this one too, though I made a duff choice about tracklisting (swap balthazar for nights become days please); favourite production by far
- TDH: too close in time and in emotion tojudge right now; has its moments, got a little run into the ground in the studio i think
- next record: best thing eve, naturallt. ha.
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Re: New album

Post by darlenet. » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:25 am

placidcasual76 wrote:However - stab in the dark. David Cobb.
Oh, wouldn't that be fun? I'm a massive Jason Isbell fan, and I consider Southeastern to be one of my favorite albums of all time. But, I think I remember an interview with Jason at the time where he spoke about recording some of it in odd places in Dave Cobb's house!
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Re: New album

Post by Kplusc » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:27 am

frank wrote:
Nigh on impossible question to answer. I think everyone is inclined to be excited about the thing they're working on - if I wasn't, we wouldn't be heading into the studio, we'd be working on it more. Beyond that, I guess I think the following:
- Sleep: naive, has it's charm, overly long
- LIS: proud of this one. It has a weird coherence to it that I can't quite explain. Still a little innocent, but in a good way
- POTD: wish I'd taken more time on this one, there's a lot of good on it, but I feel like I rushed the record, some of the ideas got buried
- England: proud of this one too, though I made a duff choice about tracklisting (swap balthazar for nights become days please); favourite production by far
- TDH: too close in time and in emotion tojudge right now; has its moments, got a little run into the ground in the studio i think
- next record: best thing eve, naturallt. ha.
I love that kind of post, thanks Frank.

For England, I think I'd trade One foot for Eva Mae and add Wanderlust on the tracklist and not as a bonus, then the record would have been more than perfect, but again, it is already perfect.

And the term Coherence you coined I do think it's what define the greatness of an album at the end of the day (of course when other qualities are here) and I agree about LIS and EKMNB having that.
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Re: New album

Post by marowak » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:19 am

Kplusc wrote:
frank wrote:
- Sleep: naive & charm
- LIS: coherence & innocent
- POTD: rushed
- England: favourite
- TDH: has its moments
- next record: best thing ever
I love that kind of post, thanks Frank.
I also love those kind of posts and it reminds me how lucky people are to have this forum as a way of asking frank questions that most other musicians would not give a damn about.

I've taken franks post and used his words to sum up my view on the albums so far.

It's impossible to ever say what someones 'best' record is. Everyone's views are different and external circumstances can change peoples views of when they hear something.

I also think the point at which you start listening to an artist can influence things. A lot of people were turned onto Frank when EKMB came out and then listened back to the early albums. I personally love L,I&S - purely because it was at a time when I was seeing Frank live every few months in tiny venues so all those songs were predominatley the setlist.

Anyway - that's enough of my mumblings ....
06 06.3 08.8
07 04.4 11.5 17.5 08.6 10.11
08 28.3 21.04 13.6 06.7 06.9
09 11.1 06.2 21.4 10.10 29.10
10 23.3 16.7 12.12
11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
13 10.1 24.6 11.7 12.7
14 12.2 13.2 14.9 17.12
15 29.1 02.2 13.8 7.11
16 10.12 12.12

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Re: New album

Post by Evan » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:48 am

Kplusc wrote: For England, I think I'd trade One foot for Eva Mae.
I am pretty sure Eva would agree, were she to understand the concept of bonus tracks.
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Re: New album

Post by Blonde » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:25 am

Kplusc wrote: For England, I think I'd trade One foot for Eva Mae and add Wanderlust on the tracklist and not as a bonus, then the record would have been more than perfect, but again, it is already perfect.
Woah, trade out One Foot? Why would you even think of that? It's madness. That's one of the best songs Frank has ever done.

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Re: New album

Post by marowak » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:15 am

Blonde wrote:Woah, trade out One Foot? Why would you even think of that? It's madness. That's one of the best songs Frank has ever done.
Agree with this - Lyrically one of my fav FT songs, very clever.
06 06.3 08.8
07 04.4 11.5 17.5 08.6 10.11
08 28.3 21.04 13.6 06.7 06.9
09 11.1 06.2 21.4 10.10 29.10
10 23.3 16.7 12.12
11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
13 10.1 24.6 11.7 12.7
14 12.2 13.2 14.9 17.12
15 29.1 02.2 13.8 7.11
16 10.12 12.12

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Re: New album

Post by DavidPorges » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:33 pm

Blonde wrote:
Kplusc wrote: For England, I think I'd trade One foot for Eva Mae and add Wanderlust on the tracklist and not as a bonus, then the record would have been more than perfect, but again, it is already perfect.
Woah, trade out One Foot? Why would you even think of that? It's madness. That's one of the best songs Frank has ever done.

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I'd probably trade Nights Become Days and Rivers for Eva Mae and Balthazar

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