James sang his song!  

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(@ash-neuro)
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I like this song and I smiled with joy after few first notes. I wondered for a moment how his voice was going to sound. It was version from 1990 though.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 8:42 am
(@ruskinowl)
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That really was like being back in 1990!

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Posted : 07/08/2017 8:45 am
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: Karen

The girl with a crush on James has a number on her arm. Hmmm...

That's nowt special.  Lots of lasses round here have that.  It's her birthdate.

As for the song, somehow it wasn't as atrocious this time around.  I mean, same song and all that but the context made it less cringe worthy.  Can't exactly say I enjoyed it but I didn't want to throw stuff at the screen.

He should have a chuffing Gibson, though; I know that particular Epi is a top of the line model, with the vine inlay on the head, but the Gibby is a far better version.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 8:52 am
(@artie42)
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Posted by: Christen Phillips
Posted by: Brian Snoke
  • Told you he was gonna sing it! LMAO ?

OMG I was laughing so hard, thought of you guys and your last thread on this.  I was dying.  You totally called it.

So was I!! I was sitting there laughing my arse off to the point my partner came into the room perplexed...Good stuff.

 

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Posted : 07/08/2017 9:07 am
(@wow-brad-wow)
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I really wish they rerecorded the song so that we could hear how James has changed, maybe he can't hit the notes as well or maybe he messes up. I guess he's in his own loop.  

Also glad that after 25 years he finally finished playing the song. 

Once the song got going i kind of assumed it would be background music to a scene.  But it was good at least that there was some sort of story going on. 

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Posted : 07/08/2017 9:16 am
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Posted by: Jeffery M. Thompson

I own an Epiphany like that I am going to burn it in honor of Ed.

Epi - as in epilepsy, Phone - as in telephone.  Named for the guy - of Greek origin - who created them, plus the Greek root for sound.

Absolutely nothing to do with a religious experience.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 9:21 am
(@captionhere)
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I felt this performance was much more powerful than the original 27 years ago. He does not appear to be singing to the girl in the road house, regardless of what she is thinking, he looks like he is singing about his lost loves (two died, one MIA). 

While some think he was a womanizer, i think he was just an incredibly emotional empath.

he loved Laura. Donna and james found mutual solace after their friend's death, for better or ill. Maddie was twinner of his dead laura. That is A LOT for a teenager to deal with in the span of a year. it seems ridiculous to assume he is insincere, he is just a child.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 11:00 am
(@bmoscovitz)
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Posted by: Eric from Sweden

Anyway, why does the song always sounds so familiar? Ever since I first heard it, I have always felt that it's like a carbon copy of a much older song. In my mind, it sounds like a mixture of Billy Fury's "Maybe tomorrow" and Ritchie Valens "Donna" (mostly the falsetto voice). But maybe there is someone out there who has other suggestions of songs it reminds them of?

It's a fairly common harmonic sequence in romantic ballads. The theme song from "Ghost" follows a similar chord pattern (Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers)

Write it in your diary

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Posted : 07/08/2017 11:23 am
(@caleb_tanner)
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Surely in 27 years he could have written another song. Or maybe he's just stuck in the past from a traumatic brain injury

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Posted : 07/08/2017 11:23 am
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Not sure why the MC didn't introduce him as The James Hurley 

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Posted : 07/08/2017 11:38 am
(@adam-lamella)
Lodger

The first time, the song (or more exactly, the scene) had a rich symbolic function within the narrative texture. This time, the mute button was swiftly and savagely smashed. Ending it with Ed instead was a poignant, redemptive touch. From "Just You and I" to "Just Me... Frame Straightening... Forever."

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Posted : 07/08/2017 2:51 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: groofay

I can already hear the howls of rage from a certain Bowie-phile among us...

And no, James did NOT sing his song. He lip-synced to the same damn recording that he lip-synced to in the original scene. What lazy-ass....GAH!

Okay, breathing. Finding the happy place...Ed burned something immediately after, so at least there's that. He might have burned something a bit bigger and more satisfying, but it's okay. It's all gonna be okay.

Nah, it's all good.  The original scene with Laura and Donna was horrible.  This one was somehow fitting, even though it's the same recording.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 3:00 pm
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Posted by: Wow Brad Wow

I really wish they rerecorded the song so that we could hear how James has changed, maybe he can't hit the notes as well or maybe he messes up. I guess he's in his own loop.  

Also glad that after 25 years he finally finished playing the song. 

Once the song got going i kind of assumed it would be background music to a scene.  But it was good at least that there was some sort of story going on. 

There are real time, very high quality pitch shifters/harmonizers for singers now, so it wouldn't be a problem to sing in a lower register and have it come out squeaky.

<------ Is a guitarist and singer, so knows these things.  And no, I don't use 'em.  Just a little reverb and/or delay on me voice.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 3:03 pm
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Posted by: Bela Moschkovich

It's a fairly common harmonic sequence in romantic ballads. The theme song from "Ghost" follows a similar chord pattern (Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers)

I guess you're right. It's the chord progression that makes it sound so familiar. And it has very typical late 50's/early 60's vibe to it too. But at that time, many pop songs sounded very much alike. Maybe that's why I can't put my finger on any specific song from that time. It simply sounds like so many songs from that era.

https://youtu.be/NpYEJx7PkWE

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Posted : 07/08/2017 4:14 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: Eric from Sweden
Posted by: Bela Moschkovich

It's a fairly common harmonic sequence in romantic ballads. The theme song from "Ghost" follows a similar chord pattern (Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers)

I guess you're right. It's the chord progression that makes it sound so familiar. And it has very typical late 50's/early 60's vibe to it too. But at that time, many pop songs sounded very much alike. Maybe that's why I can't put my finger on any specific song from that time. It simply sounds like so many songs from that era.

It's also very much like the Bee Gees "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart".  In fact, that was the first thing I thought of, way back when it first aired.

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Posted : 07/08/2017 4:17 pm
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