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fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Musical opinions wanted
Posted by fox on Thursday, March 9, 2023 5:27 PM

 I'm an 82 year old senior citizen who usually listens to classical, opera, big bands, some jazz, 50's, 60's, and a smidgen of country music, but I just finished listening to over an hour of what I consider to be fascinating and very enjoyable music. I have never heard, or heard of this group before today and they are not in my usual area of listening. 

I know there are some of you here who are talented musicians and others who are not but enjoy various types of music during relaxing moments (when and if you get any and/or while building). I would like to have your opinions of their music. The group is called "Gregorian". I came to a spot of their music while looking for something to listen to while at the bench this afternoon and stayed there. 

I would be very interested in hearing what you who have heard them have to say about them. 

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

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I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:02 PM

I heard their covers of "Now We Are Free" from the movie Gladiator and Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms" -- both two of my favorites, in their original versions -- used in a documentary soundtrack a while back, and was just blown away...which led to a deep dive on Youtube. It's definitely a captivating approach to pop music, and a refreshing change from (most of) what passes for that category these days.

I'm about a decade and a half behind you age-wise, but with similarly eclectic musical tastes.

I should add that...as a big fan of the sort of cover art that used to grace the albums that the late Jim Steinman had anything to do with...most of Gregorians' stuff fits right in with that 'over the top' artistic style.

Rock on! (And stay safe your own self!) YesBeer

 

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:21 PM

Good on you, Jim! I haven't listened to Gregorian, but look forward to doing so. Way to keep the old gray matter active.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, March 9, 2023 7:11 PM

I don't like Gregorian - their thing strikes me as fake. I love blues, and Gregorians don't have the blues.

But that's just me - enjoy your music and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, March 9, 2023 10:14 PM

Thanks Greg, Bill and Pawel for your input.

I've got time scheduled for the bench tomorrow so I can listen to more of the "Gregorians" music and get a better feel for their type of music. As Johnny 5 used to say "Input", "Input".Wink

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, March 10, 2023 7:52 AM

I personally love that group, Gregorian Chants.  Sure, it is not pure Gregorian chants.  I see it as a mixture o gregorian chants and Riverdance.

I know they have cut CDs, but have not found them online.

 

  • Member since
    July 2016
  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Friday, March 10, 2023 11:31 AM

Also in my early 70s with pretty eclectic music tastes, I've recently discovered an Irish group called Dea Matrona that I've been enjoying. The two female leads are in their early 20s and their original drummer was a younger sister who had to stop to do her A levels. Mainly well done covers of classic rock with several of their own compositions.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 10, 2023 12:09 PM

Polkas.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 10, 2023 1:52 PM

You might like this one from Enigma as well: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4maoo4A3x4

 

Thanks,

John

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