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Old 02-06-2002, 11:57 PM   #1
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Starsailor...

I've downloaded this cd of theirs, Love Is Here, I'm finding it quite enjoyable at the moment; has anyone else listened to their music yet? I believe the first single is "Good Souls" which is an excellent track to start with if you want to check them out, other would be "Poor Misguided Fool," "Lullaby" and "Come Down"
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deathbear made me download 'Good Souls'. I do like it but I know I heard one of their songs on the radio recently that I liked better. It was more upbeat I believe, but I cant remember the name now.
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Old 02-07-2002, 01:38 AM   #3
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I really like Good Souls.
Alcoholic is a killer.
I like lullaby a lot too.
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Old 02-07-2002, 01:52 AM   #4
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Sicy,

"Tie Up My Hands" is getting some air play.That is the song I first heard. I have the CD, it is good.

I listen to it when I eat my sandwich.

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Maybe thats the one then.

I'll check it out thanks!

What kind of sandwich?
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Actually the singer reminds me a lot of Jeff Buckley.
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CDNOW agrees with you amanda:

*Starsailor's 21-year-old singer James Walsh is so enraptured with Jeff Buckley -- emotive vocals, emotional baggage and all -- that Love Is Here plays like his interpretation of how the follow-up to the late Buckley's Grace debut would have sounded. Considering the British quartet's swelling dynamics, Walsh's raw-nerved emoting, and shockingly similar vocal timbre, it's not at all a stretch to envision a proper second studio set from Buckley sounding like this had it ever arrived.

However overpowering the Buckley homage, Love Is Here is an undeniably powerful collection of songs that strikes a keen balance between all-guns-blazing theatrics ("Poor Misguided Fool"), the stark raving depressing ("Alcoholic") and exhaling comedowns ("She Just Wept"). But similar to the Radiohead-lite maneuvers of fellow Brits Coldplay, the bright spots (of which there are a fair share) are dulled by the facsimile presentation.

That said, even money says that Starsailor ends up finding an identity all their own. Walsh shows too much potential as a songwriter, vocalist and a true presence for the band to be cut-rate Buckley for much longer.*

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Downloaded Alcoholic, Good Souls, and Fever. Not bad stuff, though not too original either. Sounds kinda like watered down Travis to me.

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His voice is nowhere near is good as Jeff Buckley...having said that it is nonetheless a fine album.
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Definitely doesn't compare to Jeff.
You missed a good special on Jeff here this week Zoom.

I'm not knocking Starsailor but isn't it kinda funny how sometimes one artist or band will show their original sound to the world and then there will be this phase of other artists and bands who sound just like them?
It happened with Eddie Vedder, Nirvana, and maybe you could even say more recently so with a band like Limp Bizkit. There seem to be so many bands that sound just like them now.
I suppose it has always happened.

hmmm...

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Starsailor are fantastic, I had the privilege of seeing them live a year ago in my home city, A very small pub like venu and it was fantastic. The album is good, would recommend it, and while James Walsh's voice may not be as good as Jeff Buckleys, it is still a very distinct vocal.


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i really need to get this cd.
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Starsailor's CD rocks!!

Quit downloading it people, BUY it!!! Support your artists. Download crap, buy good stuff!
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I LOVE Starsailor.

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