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  • Originally posted by SlimChances

    Alan Mearns is a solo guitar player originally from Ireland who grew up as a teenager in the US. He plays classical, folk, rock, fingerstyle, vocals. he is quite brilliant and his work is known by his proper name as well as 'Yes the Raven'. I think most of his studio work is available at Bandcamp. I learned of him from a video by Rick Beato
    I wasn't really familiar with Bandcamp (heard it mentioned on here a few times) after seeing your first post and googling his work, I found it and picked up the album, his Abilene album sound good too.

    Anthony
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    • Originally posted by agburnsky

      I wasn't really familiar with Bandcamp (heard it mentioned on here a few times) after seeing your first post and googling his work, I found it and picked up the album, his Abilene album sound good too.

      Anthony
      His albums are also on Tidal.
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          • The "AllMusic" review of the album has this to say about "Once In A Lifetime"

            "The album's single, "Once in a Lifetime," flopped upon release, but over the years it became an audience favorite due to a striking video, its inclusion in the band's 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, and its second single release (in the live version) because of its use in the 1986 movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, when it became a minor chart entry.​"

            What it fails to say is that this situation only existed in the US. The rest of the world got it and the single reached 14 in the UK. Not bad for a quirky art-rock track πŸ˜€. Oh the second release the review talks about reached 91 in the US, not a great deal better than the original's 103 πŸ€”

            Edit. The album itself reached 19 in the US and 21 in the UK. The album was popular but the single less so which makes perfect sense to me. Why would you buy a single if it was on the album?

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            • Who knew that Marcy Levy who co-wrote "Lay Down Sally" was Marcella Detroit of Shakespeare's Sister? I didn't until 5 minutes ago 🀣 Click image for larger version

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              • Originally posted by slartibartfast

                What it fails to say is that this situation only existed in the US. The rest of the world got it and the single reached 14 in the UK. Not bad for a quirky art-rock track πŸ˜€. Oh the second release the review talks about reached 91 in the US, not a great deal better than the original's 103 πŸ€”

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                The US is ridiculously regionally diverse. In the north east US, we got it. Especially since they were born in CBGB (NYC). In western new york (basically southern Canada), we were incredibly lucky to be able to receive CFNY FM Toronto Ont ("the spirit of radio") across the lake with a good antenna. That station was leading edge musicallyand influenced many, including myself well before any of it was heard on US stations (if ever).

                The official historical site for Toronto's CFNY-FM 102.1


                I used to bring home albums and my friends would call it "Jimmy music" as if it was a personality defect Eventually they would start to like it....

                Jim

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                • Originally posted by slartibartfast
                  Who knew that Marcy Levy who co-wrote "Lay Down Sally" was Marcella Detroit of Shakespeare's Sister? I didn't until 5 minutes ago 🀣 Click image for larger version

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                  I knew πŸ˜€
                  Jim



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                  • Originally posted by slartibartfast
                    The "AllMusic" review of the album has this to say about "Once In A Lifetime"

                    "The album's single, "Once in a Lifetime," flopped upon release, but over the years it became an audience favorite due to a striking video, its inclusion in the band's 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, and its second single release (in the live version) because of its use in the 1986 movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, when it became a minor chart entry.​"

                    What it fails to say is that this situation only existed in the US. The rest of the world got it and the single reached 14 in the UK. Not bad for a quirky art-rock track πŸ˜€. Oh the second release the review talks about reached 91 in the US, not a great deal better than the original's 103 πŸ€”

                    Edit. The album itself reached 19 in the US and 21 in the UK. The album was popular but the single less so which makes perfect sense to me. Why would you buy a single if it was on the album?

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                    AllMusic is incredibly US centric. Badly so.

                    Jim



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                    • Originally posted by d6jg

                      I knew πŸ˜€
                      Have you always known or was Google involved? πŸ˜€
                      Listening to my Vinyl rip I thought the vocal on "Next Time You See Her" sounded a little distorted but the Tidal version sounded exactly the same so I stopped worrying 🀣
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                      • Originally posted by slartibartfast

                        Have you always known or was Google involved? πŸ˜€
                        Listening to my Vinyl rip I thought the vocal on "Next Time You See Her" sounded a little distorted but the Tidal version sounded exactly the same so I stopped worrying 🀣
                        I read it somewhere ..... possibly via Google but it must have been a long time ago.
                        Jim



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                        • Originally posted by d6jg

                          AllMusic is incredibly US centric. Badly so.
                          Maybe this is why?

                          "AllMusic is an American online music database. It catalogs more than three million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musicians and bands. Initiated in 1991, the database was first made available on the Internet in 1994. AllMusic is owned by RhythmOne. " - Wikipedia

                          Talking Heads is a US band. I would think that maybe a UK publication writing about say, the Beatles, Cream, Who, Zeppelin, Clash, Floyd, etc might have a UK perspective/slant, no?

                          btw, just having fun

                          Jim

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                          • Originally posted by Redrum

                            Maybe this is why?

                            "AllMusic is an American online music database. It catalogs more than three million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musicians and bands. Initiated in 1991, the database was first made available on the Internet in 1994. AllMusic is owned by RhythmOne. " - Wikipedia

                            Talking Heads is a US band. I would think that maybe a UK publication writing about say, the Beatles, Cream, Who, Zeppelin, Clash, Floyd, etc might have a UK perspective/slant, no?

                            btw, just having fun

                            Jim
                            Seems Bryan Adams isn't a fan of AllMusic. He add all his info removed 🀣
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                            • Originally posted by slartibartfast

                              Seems Bryan Adams isn't a fan of AllMusic. He add all his info removed 🀣
                              who's Bryan Adams??...See, it worked

                              Jim

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                              • Neither did I, but I do now. Amazing what you don't know.

                                Bryan Guy Adams OC OBC FRPS is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and photographer. He has been cited as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and is estimated to have sold between 75 million and more than 100 million records and singles worldwide.

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