David Crosby to re-record "If I Could Only Remember My Name" with Orchestra

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PhilBorder, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Sheboygan, WI
  2. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    This could be great. I like the idea of Crosby singing these songs in his current voice, though I'm not sure how something like Cowboy Movie is going to work, despite the assertion that "it sounds just as ragged with [the orchestra]". Nevertheless, a welcome addition to the Crosby canon. With a plethora of new music from him in recent years, he can hardly be accused of taking the easy way out in revisiting this gem.
  3. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Forum Resident

    Wylie, TX, USA
    So does anyone thing that he can convince Neil to join him on "Music Is Love"? :)
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  4. Crawlin From The Wreckage

    Crawlin From The Wreckage Custom Titled

    Artist reviewing/revisiting/re-recording old sh!t = red flag.
  5. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

    No. No, no, no.
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  6. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
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  7. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator

    Walmartville PA
    sounds great to me, I'll buy it upon release.
  8. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    What the heck does this mean: ‘We want to make it an orchestral remix, remove elements that we approach acoustically again without losing their intensity.’ ?
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  9. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    Didn't see this one coming. A live Lighthouse band recording would be my preferred choice.
  10. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Probably not, cause all I ever see them do is repeat blog posts and press releases.
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  11. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    What’s the matter Coz not going broke fast enough? :)

    Orchestras are expensive, as Zappa found out. I love the album but I don’t think it’s crying out for strings.

    We’ll see how it turns out.
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  12. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    "David Crosby With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra", anyone? ;)
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  13. Joti Cover

    Joti Cover Forum Resident

    With Special Guest Conductor Yanni
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  14. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Maybe he should get Giles to remix it. Do the full Monty of revisionism.
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  15. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Not when he has released 4 CDs of excellent new material in the last 4.5 years
  16. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    Pulling a Joni? Uh-oh.
  17. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA

    I don't see this being successful. No interest here.

    I would rather have a new release by the band that did Sky Trails.
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  18. fast'n'bulbous

    fast'n'bulbous Forum Resident

    New York, NY
    The article doesn't actually say they're going to re-record the vocals. It says: "We want to make it an orchestral remix, remove elements that we approach acoustically again without losing their intensity.” Whatever the heck that means. I can't imagine the album without Neil, Jerry, or Joni.

    Either way, it sounds like a bad idea to me.

    (Edit: oh sorry, I see somebody a few posts back already called out that ridiculous statement, complete with a "what the heck" comment masking stronger words.)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  19. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

    NYC, USA
    Since redoing an album that has the particular vibe of that one with an orchestra will add at least 50 musicians to the sessions, that's going to call for a pretty incredible quantity of pot.
  20. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    I look forward to it. Probably one of my top 25 albums and I have purchased it on LP, CD and DVD-A so I look forward to hearing what more he can do with it.
  21. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Well, he couldn't get the band back together (CSNY), so he went a different route. ;)
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  22. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    Sounds interesting.
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  23. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    :rolleyes: My turn for a snarky comment: "So do the Rolling Stones have any plans of giving Jamming With Edward the same treatment?"
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  24. kohoutek

    kohoutek Forum Resident

    Nothing wrong with this.

    Good for him--I don't think he's ever had his music scored like this and this choice makes sense--good idea, good orchestra.

    Get it out there. I think it'll play and sound grand. Get Decca Classics to record it.
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  25. Gray Beard

    Gray Beard Forum Resident

    Southern NJ
    This was a life changing album for me so I am excited to hear what this will be! Croz has been on fire for years. Wanted to hit up his show in NJ last year but it was cancelled due to illness.
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