Burning the heather

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#91 Post by Seanyboy »

It’s my 50th birthday today and the mood of this track matches and probably enhances my feelings about the day. Not sure that’s a good thing!

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#92 Post by daveid »

DJ Mag are calling it Burning the Heater.

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#93 Post by stussyboy »

I really love this song. Reminds me of hearing the leak of London for the 1st time and being slightly tearful.

I’m all for banging and lasers live, and Vocal is the set highlight for me every time, but this sort of track is what the PSB listening experience is all about for me.

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#94 Post by james23_uk »

Niall wrote:
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 4:04 pm
I know Neil's explanation about the song but the lyrics....
(I’ve just dropped in for a drink before I disappear. Where did I come from? Where do I go? Time is so heartless. You don’t want to know. I set out in the dark waking from a nightmare hoping I could find the middle of nowhere. I'm a stranger in this town but that's as far as it goes and where I am bound no one knows.)

...made me think instantly of the case of Neil Dovestone, later identified as David Lytton. He was a 67 year old man found dead on Saddleworth Moor. He had taken strychnine. He was unidentified for more than a year. He had stopped in at the Clarence pub in the nearby town of Greenfield before climbing the moor and taking his life. Police later tracked his journey, mostly by CCTV, all the way back to Ealing Broadway. He took the train to Euston then Manchester Piccadilly. He was eventually identified via DNA testing. A relative said he was "a bit of a loner" who "liked his own company".
Link to the case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lytton
Yes nice fit.
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#95 Post by alig »

Meh...
"John 3:16."

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Seanyboy wrote:
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 6:24 pm
It’s my 50th birthday today and the mood of this track matches and probably enhances my feelings about the day. Not sure that’s a good thing!
Happy Birthday! I turned 50 earlier this year. It isn't all bad.

I create a new playlist twice a year in my home and in my car. This song fits in quite well for the autumn/winter.

Life is about balance. After Electric/Super, this one fits in quite nicely.
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#97 Post by Ewok »

Much better than Dreamland, I like it.

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#98 Post by TallThinMan »

It’s a warm, well-crafted song with interesting lyrics, but clearly not one where they were chasing “that ecstatic moment” they’ve often spoken of.

I’ve already played it more times than I did “Dreamland” when that came out. I particularly like the drums and Neil’s vocals sound good, not thin like they did on “Dreamland”. They’ve thrown us all a real curve ball with this one.

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#99 Post by alig »

It's too bland. It sounds like Night Song.
"John 3:16."

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#100 Post by Page Hall City Boy »

god thats poor hope the albums better

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#101 Post by East End Girl »

Warm and beautiful song. I loved it instantly. Can‘t wait for the album! :)

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#102 Post by ArtHist »

Way better than Dreamland. It's quite sweet and endearing.

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#103 Post by BoyStrange »

Such a pleasant and tender ballad. Better than any of the material on Release.

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#104 Post by ArtHist »

y3potential wrote:
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 2:04 pm
Looking forward to Drico's considered and witty musings on Burning The Heather.. :up:
Unless he and Scienceguy are one and the same person. The length of some of their respective posts takes 'scrolling' to a new level.

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#105 Post by markp »

My review: I like it!!

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