Terry Sings!

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Terry Sings!

Postby =Tamar » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:37 pm

While looking forlornly for any site in the USA offering the new Wintersmith album, I noticed this:

http://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span ... smith.html

Their listing of details for the Wintersmith album just released by Steeleye Span mention
mentions under "special guests"
"Terry Pratchett, vocals"

Which songs, I wonder.
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:52 pm

Interesting. Maybe he'll be reading passages rather than singing. I've heard Terry sing . . . :?
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby =Tamar » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:03 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Interesting. Maybe he'll be reading passages rather than singing. I've heard Terry sing . . . :?


Reading a brief introductory passage seems likely.
OTOH, I also have heard Sir Terry sing, albeit over ten years ago. He sang a lot better than I did. Or do.
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:04 pm

I can confirm that Terry speaks some lines rather than sings. ;)

I really, love the album and would recommend it to anyone. It is certainly far better than I thought it might be. And the songs are very catchy and I find myself singing along (good thing I live alone). The songs are very relevant to the Tiffany books, Wintersmith in particular.
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Mixa » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:45 am

Wow! :o This news sounds really good! How can I listen to the album?

It is the first time that a Terry Pratchet’s book has inspired a music project?

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:15 am

Here's one of the tracks on the CD. :)



And here's the official promo of the album.

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:31 pm

The Dark Morris song at the start sounds like/reminds me of Jethro Tull similar vocal style. :mrgreen:
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby =Tamar » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:11 pm

Mixa wrote:It is the first time that a Terry Pratchet’s book has inspired a music project?

No, there were two earlier ones. First there was the CD titled "From the Discworld" which was a concept album by Dave Greenslade (if I have that right), with music inspired by the ideas in the Discworld, plus one song with the wizards themselves singing "A Wizard's Staff Has A Knob On The End".

Second, there was the music composed for the animated film of "Soul Music" which had complete songs written and performed. Only parts of the songs were included in the film, but the complete songs on the CD were very good pastiches of the style and content of the various periods of rock and roll music history.
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Mixa » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:44 pm

That’s cool! Thank you, =Tamar! I’m looking forward to hearing that "A Wizard's Staff Has A Knob On The End". :mrgreen:

About the song ("You"), I think it perfectly gives some atmosphere to the book. And Tonyblack, you were right! It is really catchy! ;D

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:46 pm

You can call me Tony - everyone does. :)
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Mixa » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:54 pm

All right! Nice to meet you, Tony! ;)

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:09 pm

Tonyblack wrote:You can call me Tony - everyone does. :)


Unless he's been naughty, then you don't want to know what we call him!! ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Mixa » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:23 pm

:lol: Oookey-dokey! :mrgreen:

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:26 pm

More from Terry and Steeleye Span. :)

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Re: Terry Sings!

Postby Mixa » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:49 pm

Thank you! ;) Seems they have enjoyed very much making the album!:D

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P.S. I heard "A Wizard's Stuff has a Knob on the End". Love it! XD
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