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  1. I think that is the point though. If something grabs you, then it grabs you. You cannot force something to do this. There are some great songs on this album. It's just that they have been captured in the wrong way.
  2. Having read through a few opinions of this album it seems clear that people are disappointed. Not only that, but people seem to feel guilty as if it's wrong to feel this way. I love Regina's music, I really do, and she is the greatest solo artist that I have ever witnessed. But it is these live shows, and the soul, power and energy in her music which has left people feeling disappointed with the album. I have a live bootlegged version of On The Radio (and also remembering the feeling of witnessing that song on a couple of occasions) and the album version is pitiful compared. The way she controls her voice at the end of the chorus as it drifts somewhere so beautiful is stunning. But on the album, it is just lost through the structured timing. The way I think about it is, when in 30 years time, I look back on my albums and think of Begin to Hope. I won't consider, "oh this is what she wanted to do with the songs", or "this is her moving forward." I will think "man that could have been better." She should have been left in a room with a piano. She wasn't and it has suffered. I don't mind saying it, as it's just an album. So for people to say things like "I don't like it, but that's not her, it's just me," is crap. Stop making excuses. I just look forward to The Lowry in Manchester on Saturday, where the real Regina will be.
  3. Us - Just played on BBC 6 Music

    I love listening to 6Music and especially the Gideon Coe show around lunch time. Oh my word, literally minutes ago, Gideon played Us. As it finished, he simply said; "Wow, thats a tune isn't it?" Yes I thought, thats an understatement. But he also announced that it would be released as a single in February, and that Mary-Ann' is due for release on 16th Jan. The BBC seem to be picking up on her now. I feel like we are about to lose Regina to the masses and that the small shows will be lost forever. Having said that, I wish you all the success you are destined for Regina. The whole world should hear your songs.
  4. I love listening to 6Music and especially the Gideon Coe show around lunch time. Oh my word, literally minutes ago, Gideon played Us. As it finished, he simply said; "Wow, thats a tune isn't it?" Yes I thought, thats an understatement. But he also announced that it would be released as a single in February, and that Mary-Ann' is due for release on 16th Jan. The BBC seem to be picking up on her now. I feel like we are about to lose Regina to the masses and that the small shows will be lost forever. Having said that, I wish you all the success you are destined for Regina. The whole world should hear your songs.
  5. So we all agree......

    That Regina's handful of UK shows have been brilliant?
  6. So we all agree......

    That Regina's handful of UK shows have been brilliant?
  7. Liverpool

    Thats great. Thank you so much.
  8. Liverpool

    Thank you so much for the replies. You are spot on with every song. It feels as though each time watching Regina, you are hearing songs that you may never hear again. Part of the magic I guess. At least I know these titles now. Does anone know the best place to find these previously mentioned songs. Any rumours of future releases, or good bootlegs.
  9. Liverpool

    Oh Regina, how you fill you fill the air with stunning dreams. Liverpool was fantastic last night, really fantastic. Regina seemed so relaxed and comfortable and took the chill out of the air. It was the 3rd time I had seen her, after 2 previous shows at the Night&Day in Manchester. But as is often the case, Liverpool's less pretentious culture made for a sweeter gig. Us, Carbon Monoxide, Poor Little Rich Boy, Samson were the familiar tunes. If anyone though could provide a full set list I would be grateful. Does anyone know the title:- "Meat Market St, they watch each other eat, but they want to watch each other sleep", or something similar. Or the song which contained a vocal melody that blew my head off, if I remember it ended with lyrics of "Broken hearts/Break my heart" or something similar - sorry that's so vague. She then finished her set with a track I am sure I heard in Manchester. About "Looking down" and a "town in Vermont". I am sorry about this vague and frustrating info. I'm afraid I was lost in another world for an hour last night. Thanks Regina.