The Official BIG WRECK Thread

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Postby BUK » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:37 pm

More Suhr treats.
Thank you John.
Always Loved this.
https://youtu.be/pdEPCABXzhM

And an isolation on the Albatross theme…
Just so classic.
https://youtu.be/y5YsCssU6bw

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Postby Rosenblaetter » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:50 pm

Sweet!
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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby devv88 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:03 pm

The new solo album dropped today. Just about through listening to it, and still, I'm not finding that it's grabbing me the way previous material by Thornley has. The instrumentation is lovely and worth sinking your teeth into, but the melodies aren't grabbing me. The best two songs are 6-7 years old: "Just to Know I Can" and (my favourite) "Stop and Think". And I had my fingers crossed that "Provide" and "All I Need" would show up under different titles, but alas...

Maybe this one is a grower.

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Postby BUK » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:20 pm

Let it marinate.... I've been listening for months. Ian said he wanted to create some wallpaper/background music.... like not "in your face" demanding like BW tends to be. Yet, it's VERY deep and engaging in a quiet, personal way....

Also, I had expectations for this to be on it....
https://youtu.be/N_oqwnzT9TM

And the old timey "All I Need".

It's a snapshot of 2 weeks in the midst of personal changes and should be regarded as such. Yes it's a grower.

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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby BSC » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:41 pm

Does anyone know where to buy this in the UK? I can't find it on Itunes and it's not on Amazon, I'd be surprised if it's not released here, especially as he did that Birmingham clinic.

EDIT - just downloaded it off his website, looking forward to giving it a listen!

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Postby Crumbso » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:41 pm

I like it so far. It's like a really good intimate pub jam/gig. I feel like the vocal performance on Frozen Pond gets it off to a weak start but then it's a great record. Cut down to 45 mins or so on a vinyl would be great.
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Postby BUK » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:26 am

Throwin' down a little Gypsy...
https://youtu.be/7bqU7VqP4Gk

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Postby Crumbso » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:23 pm

On My Way is a fantastic song. It's definitely got a great wistful and hopeful atmosphere about it. I love Ian's lower register as well. An underused part of his voice.
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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby BSC » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:12 pm

I'm enjoying the album. It took a while to grow on me but I once got back from work in a shitty mood and the album really calmed me down. I think the album leaves a bit to be desired vocally though, Ian has a great voice with a really good range, but it doesn't really show on this album. Stay, Secrets, Stop and Think and the new version of Blown Wide Open are the highlights for me.

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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby BUK » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:39 pm

Nice presentation...
https://youtu.be/TcYWDlJ6itI

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Postby devv88 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:24 am

I'm also enjoying the album, but I agree that the vocal performances are holding it back. It's nice for it to feel like a raw, off the cuff kind of recording, but it sacrifices longevity and memorability for it, and that's disappointing. You can even see in that live video above how much more comfortable Ian is already getting with the material - and that, sadly, makes the album feel like a batch of demos to a final product that we'll never get. Too bad, but still very enjoyable.

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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby Crumbso » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:58 am

Sometimes the vocals are bang on, like On My Way but then sometimes it really sounds like he's having an off day. Like you say, it's a massive shame as Ian is hands down my favourite vocalist normally. He especially used to shine on acoustic stuff but something is off on some of these performances.

I love the stripped down nature of the instrumentation and hope that he carries on doing these quieter albums alongside Big Wreck but the vocals may need more work next time.
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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby NytestrykerZ » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:27 pm

I loved the flow of the solo album. An acoustic while also having a Lanoisesque vibe made for a good mix. Like I really dug 'On My Way' which reminded me a bit of Buckley and 'Frozen Pond' which was a great combination of Knopfler and Lanois features while still being authentically Ian. I feel like he implied that he'd do an album like this when he put together a lot of acoustic based numbers on Thornley's 'Tiny Pictures' album and I'm glad he saw followed up. Personal favorites are the overall catchy nature of 'Eloise' and the undeniably impactful 'All Along'.
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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby devv88 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:50 pm

Made it out to the Toronto solo show on Wednesday. I must say, the album sounds much better live than on the album. There's still a few melodic choices I'm not a huge fan of, but on the whole the tracks sound much more polished live.

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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby cheesedip1 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:47 am

Mistake-Big Wreck I like that song.

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Re: The Official BIG WRECK Thread

Postby BUK » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:26 pm

MAN! I've neglected this thread!

2 New ones..... the moody BWO v2
https://youtu.be/yWCtbOa2zrA

And the chunckie How long live from Suhr 16
https://youtu.be/jAXhKChVzi0


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