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Postby kylestyle » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:38 am

We've been rating the Macca albums, I think it's time we did a John album!

I'm Stepping Out - 9
Sleepless Night - 9
I Don't Wanna Face It - 8 (tune is a ripoff of Dancing in the Streets but has a good rock groove)
Don't Be Scared - 3
Nobody Told Me - 10
O Sanity - 8
Borrowed Time - 10
Your Hands - 7
(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess - 8
Let Me Count The Ways - 4
Grow Old With Me - 10
You're The One - 6

92/12 = 7/10

I actually think there are a couple of good Yoko songs on this album, others are kinda forgettable. John's songs are pretty good - Nobody Told Me is a classic - Grow Old With Me is a timeless anthem ballad, and Borrowed Time is superb - love those guitars and that reggaeish rhythm / melody. I'm Stepping Out is also a great opener.
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Postby Cologne girl » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:01 pm

I'd love to rate some of John's albums, but until I get my new record player I can't - I've only got them on vinyl and there are (even though only few) tracks I don't remember that well.

Anyhow, one question, Kyle: do you mean the song "Dancing in the Streets" which was done by Mick Jagger and David Bowie in 1985? If so, was that a cover version then? Right now, I can't quite see the similarity, would have to give it a re-listen. I've always liked this John song (in my book it's a 10) - also (though not mainly) because of the hilarious "German" intro :lol:
It's the start of a journey
To a much better place
And this wasn't bad
So a much better place
Would have to be special...
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Postby kylestyle » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:13 pm

Hi Cologne Girl - take a listen to the Martha and the Vandellas' "calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat" - then put on I Don't Wanna Face It - "say you're looking for a place to go,
where nobody knows your name"
- the same melody except transposed one exact tone lower. :wink:
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Postby nerktwin » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:54 am

"Nobody Told Me" is fantastic- just the demo of it went TOP 5 in America. The rest are not so fleshed out and they suffer in comparison. "Grow old With Me" might have been incredible if John has been able to do a proper arrangement for it.
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Postby kylestyle » Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:52 am

I've heard a lush 'Spectorized' :lol: mix of Grow Old With Me and it totally ruins the song, turns it into something it isn't - except John doesn't have the opportunity to fight back and do a Paul 'Winding Road' re-rendering of it. I love the beat-box original version.
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