I feel you...I think this version is 'alright'...but definitely not as good as her when she's just being natural...I always feel like she doesnt 'sing out' enough on her studio recordings...so much more passion when she does it live...
Anyway, I won't be deleting either version from my iTunes library, so I guess I can live with both, huh?
"All of you haters who talked crap about the 30-second clip and said that it was too "over-produced" should definitely take a listen"
So people aren't allowed to have differing opinions? wow.
Anyway, I don't really like the fake sounding drums and guitar in the background on the verses. Regina is at her best when it is just her and her piano - the rest is unnecessary noise that drowns her voice out. It sounds mixed wrong, too (like her last album).
(Blue Lips is one of my favourite Regina songs, too.)
Love it. Not traditional "Regina", but something different she hasn't done much with. A nice alternative approach.
What do you think is different? All of Begin to Hope was like this - fake drums and guitars and poor mixing.
Why do the drums sound really fake AGAIN? Why does she keep doing that?
I was expecting more from this. It's one of my favorites of all her songs. :(
I completely agree! The drums always sound weird and it never sounds like she's using her voice as much as she does live. I'm so disappointed.
I kind of like it. :o I don't know anything about music, but the background sounds definitely sound a lot more complex and mature (does that even make sense?) than those on "Begin to Hope" IMO.
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It's a lot better then I thought it would be after hearing the clip. The guitar sounding thing was too over powering in the clip, but I think that was just because it was such an unexpected shock to hear it all the sudden.
Blue Lips is one of my favorites, and I'm a little disappointed that it's not like Laughing With and just piano/a little cello. But it's alright, It's not over the top I don't think. It still has a little bit of that feel the live version has and like she said. "We can still listen to the live version." It's not gone, she won't preform it with all the extra bells and whistle in the future ether.
So all and all a big thumbs up from me Regina!
PS- I'm kinda nervous to hear the rest of the album..know it sounds silly, maybe we just take it all too seriously...but I'm somehow afraid that other songs I like and look forward to will have some silly sound in them that will detract from the overall beauty.
Forgive me, I'm being a brat :-)
I don't think you're being a brat. I totally understand how you feel! While part of me does want nice, clear versions of the live productions I love, another part of me would really just prefer brand new songs that I think I could appreciate more because I haven't heard them before and thus I would be more accepting of the techniques she's chosen to use. I've been fearful of this new album for a while now, wondering if it's going to sound overproduced or not. When I heard "Laughing With" I was pleased because it had more of the stripped down quality to it I prefer in Regina and I was hoping for more of the same. Now I'm not so sure about the album again. *sigh* Of course, we'll just have to wait and see, but I truly understand where you're coming from.
It's weird to me, but I think once I'll get used to it, I'll like it more...
How can I download each of those versions? new and live.
I like the live version better... but I think this version would be a LOT better without the random guitar thingy. It seem so out of place, like a weird amateur remix.
Do not like. The guitar is too loud and a little to r&b/90's ska sounding. Like the live version is this existential roller coaster full of emotion that makes my soul weep..this isn't the same. I don't want a cheery synth drum rhythm in the back of my melancholy jam. Also, she's completely removed the vibrato from her voice. :(
On many more listens, I've decided that this is a headphone song. It's much better when you can hear the nuances of the track. Still, though, the room is too dry. I want to hear the chords resonate after the "assembly line" part.
For those that Regina sounds quieter and not as passionate on studio recordings:
Coming from a stage performer, there is a *huge* difference between singing in an auditorium full of people and a studio with just yourself, most of all in how you project your voice. I've known some amazing singers that sound like shit in a studio setting, and vice versa. If Regina were to full out belt on a studio recording like she does in a lot of live performances, it would sound awful. There's not really an accurate way to record a live performance in a studio setting unless the performer is actually performing in an auditorium.
Plus, her live shows wouldn't be nearly as amazing if she did sound the same as on her studio recordings. Musical artists are more than their albums. Not that I think this album will be bad - on the contrary, I'm incredibly excited based on what I've heard so far. I'm psyched to see what she does with Dance Anthem of the 80s, which desperately needs something other than just Regina-and-piano.
I agree (to an extent), live vs studio are two different things I just don't think she was going for the raw stripped down live feel. I think she said as much in an interview about trying new things production-wise and not doing all the songs in one take, I don't doubt that if she wanted to present it that way she could though.
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