This House Is Empty Now

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This House Is Empty Now

Postby wehitandrun » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:36 am

I just bought this song on ITunes, expecting it to be what I heard live.

What I got was that blonde singing it.

ARGH.

Is there an EC studio version anywhere on this Earth?
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Postby migdd » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:40 am

It's on the album Painted From Memory. You bought the Sofie Von Otter version from the album For the Stars.

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Postby wehitandrun » Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:24 pm

Damnit. I should have known this!

Thankyou very much.
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Postby Branst » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:33 pm

"This House Is Empty Now" is a beautiful song. It's one of my favorites on Painted From Memory and I rarely see anyone mention it. The whole album is great in my opinion. There really isn't one bad song on it. One other favorite of mine is "The Long Division," I love the R&B type feel to it and I absolutely love that moog solo. It sounds like something that you'd find on a Stevie Wonder album!

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Postby Shatteredmannequin » Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:17 am

Wehitandrun:

I noticed your location was the Boston area. I'm guessing that the live version of "This House.." you're referring to was the one he played at the Wang Center earlier this year. It was truly incredible. I think you'll dig the Painted from Memory version. There's alot of other great stuff on there as well.

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Postby clairequilty » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:31 am

Interestingly, if my memory serves me, THIEN is a song on the record that is almost entirely Burt in it's composition and production. Still great.

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Postby wardo68 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:34 am

clairequilty wrote:Interestingly, if my memory serves me, THIEN is a song on the record that is almost entirely Burt in it's composition and production. Still great.


Not to quibble, but I recall seeing some footage from the all-star Bacharach show from a few years ago (before PFM) was finished that showed them working on the song together.

It's still a lovely, heartbreaking song.

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Postby clairequilty » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:41 pm

You could be right. I could be wrong. You were probably sober when you saw the footage. I was most definitely drunk when I posted the response.

By all accounts sober and smart beats drunk and stupid any day.

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Postby wardo68 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:30 am

clairequilty wrote:You could be right. I could be wrong. You were probably sober when you saw the footage. I was most definitely drunk when I posted the response.

By all accounts sober and smart beats drunk and stupid any day.


Actually, I was probably drunk when I saw the footage, but sober when I posted my response. But I would be curious if EC's contention that they collaborated completely on all lyrics and music for the album is true. EC's picked up a lot of habits from Burt, but has yet to catch up with him in orchestration.

It's going to be an interesting autumn, the soundtrack of which the last couple of years has been PFM and North -- now we get a loud album.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:55 am

when...i...was...cruel?
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Postby wardo68 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:10 am

wehitandrun wrote:when...i...was...cruel?


The two albums I mentioned (PFM and North) came out in the fall; WIWC came out in the spring of 2002 and I wasn't listening to it come the fall of that year. (Cruel Smile didn't last long in the player either.)

Blood & Chocolate was a fall album too.

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:22 am

Ohhh. I figured WIWC had a lasting quality to rule the upcoming fall.

TDM makes WIWC look like filler (even though I still belief that "Daddy Can I Turn This" is purely filler).
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:22 am

shitty song shitty album (imho :wink: )

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:23 am

WIWC No. 2 is a wonderful sonnng.
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Postby wardo68 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:52 am

PFM and North are firmly in my top 10 EC albums (four stars each), while WIWC is down around 2 1/2 stars. More a bunt than a line drive. From what I've heard of TDM, it's the loud album I've been waiting for.


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