Caravanserai - NEW VERSION !!!

Thank you Vale, it's wonderful, this is what I always look for!! I know it's not the original L.M. sound but let me tell you I simply love that version! Wink It's interesting to play with the old and the new in music. By the way, if someone knows where can we buy that version I would be very grateful to know that. Thank you!

MANEL
quote:
Originally posted by Betty:
Caio Vale!
ma come devo fare per ascoltare caravanserai?
è dopo l'intervista?
Betty
but wath is possible for to listen "Caravanserai" version remix?
Betty


Betty ciao!! Ti ho mandato una mail...

TRANSLATION: Hi Betty!! I sent you an e-mail...
Ok, I absolutely love Loreena McKennitt but this remix is awful. They added that trite minimalist lounge-music beat (is this Delerium or Esthero or worse?) taken right from the "chill out" genre that all the clubbers were into in 2002. Her delivery and lyrics are so compelling and dramatic that they clash with the empty beat. It sounds that they misapplied the chord coloring in the second part of each verse passage, "...life that pulls me far away" and so forth. And the "I'm calling! I'm calling!" in the chorus, Oh My God.

Loreena is way too good for this remix and setting her to such a non-expressive backing track is quite awkward.

On the other hand, I do love The Mummer's Dance remix and the Stolen Child excerpt from the site.
Hi Brianpk80 Cool!!

I want to support this remix, I really love the backing vocals in the chorus!
You know, some artists just take a track, put some beat in it and call it "remix"... this remix is quite a different song from the original instead, and I really like it.

I hope it will be released as a single Smiler.
Hello Vale,

Thanks a lot for the link. Really enjoyed the interview and the remix. Loved it, but still prefer the one from the original CD.

Warm greetings and good journey.

Joris
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Originally posted by vale:
*Click here* and then click on "Listen" to hear a wonderful new mix of "Caravanserai"... it seems to be a remix Cool.

The song starts at min 5.40 (approximately).
Greetings Vale!

Thanks for sharing the link and I enjoyed the interview, alas I am very very sorry to say I could not listen to the new Caravanserai all the way through. It was as if Loreena had no other option but to sing at a lounge bar. You have no idea how much it pains me to say that.
One of the reasons I love her music is she writes songs more on a primal level and not in the pop or American music style. Those drums are great for rock or pop, as for music that is Celtic and ancient, they just don't fit in. The traditional drums fit perfectly in with the time of which she is singing of, not the bang, bang, clash that collides with her beautiful voice. The background vocals were too heavy. She sings so beautifully, so should the instruments and vocals that back her up. I am so sorry...

Hope you are well,
Gina
quote:
Originally posted by Brianpk80:
And the "I'm calling! I'm calling!" in the chorus, Oh My God.


that's exactly what I was thinking! the beat doesn't bother me at all but the background vocals in the chorus - brrr.
I liked the interview, though (thank you, vale!).
Yep ! You're right ! I didn't like the remix at all but I've liked very much the interview !



quote:
Originally posted by Brianpk80:
Ok, I absolutely love Loreena McKennitt but this remix is awful. They added that trite minimalist lounge-music beat (is this Delerium or Esthero or worse?) taken right from the "chill out" genre that all the clubbers were into in 2002. Her delivery and lyrics are so compelling and dramatic that they clash with the empty beat. It sounds that they misapplied the chord coloring in the second part of each verse passage, "...life that pulls me far away" and so forth. And the "I'm calling! I'm calling!" in the chorus, Oh My God.

Loreena is way too good for this remix and setting her to such a non-expressive backing track is quite awkward.

On the other hand, I do love The Mummer's Dance remix and the Stolen Child excerpt from the site.
Opening Doors for Others
Okay so some may not like the remix but think if you had never heard of Loreena McKennitt and you heard this remix because you like that kind of beat and chorus. Could that not lead some to explore and hear the rest of her music. Surely music is meant for exploring the different ways it can be played. The greatness of a song is the many ways in which a piece can be arranged. How many genre's has The Beatles Yesterday been arranged (Classical, Jazz,Easy Listening to name a few.)If you heard someone singing or humming the tune as a result of the remix wouldn't that be good to hear. Loreena McKennitt's music will last for generatons and no doubt in hundreds of years time become traditional folk songs as was Greensleeves.
Hmm I wonder what Henry VIII would have thought of Loreena McKennitt's remix of his song.
I totally agree with you, although I respect others' opinions, of course! In my case and as an example, I love the intro of that remix, it sounds new and fresh. Thank you for your post!
Best,

MANEL

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Originally posted by Bombadil:
Opening Doors for Others
Okay so some may not like the remix but think if you had never heard of Loreena McKennitt and you heard this remix because you like that kind of beat and chorus. Could that not lead some to explore and hear the rest of her music. Surely music is meant for exploring the different ways it can be played. The greatness of a song is the many ways in which a piece can be arranged. How many genre's has The Beatles Yesterday been arranged (Classical, Jazz,Easy Listening to name a few.)If you heard someone singing or humming the tune as a result of the remix wouldn't that be good to hear. Loreena McKennitt's music will last for generatons and no doubt in hundreds of years time become traditional folk songs as was Greensleeves.
Hmm I wonder what Henry VIII would have thought of Loreena McKennitt's remix of his song.
SmilerHi all,hi vale

i didn't like the Remix but Thanks a lot for the link.The interview enjoyed me but the remix..... Roll Eyes
i think that the remix did not ring true.(you understand me??)Where is the authenticity of the song, the music??But if i can grade it i give 7/10, it's a good mark Razzer.

CHEERS Big Grin J-9 ROUBAIX
quote:
Originally posted by vale:
*Click here* and then click on "Listen" to hear a wonderful new mix of "Caravanserai"... it seems to be a remix Cool.

The song starts at min 5.40 (approximately).
I just listened to the "remix" version of "Caravanserai"...did not like mit much at all. Too "jazzy" for my liking, and as has been said it has too much of a "lounge" style beat to it. It put me in mind of a 1970's/1980's movie where the music is supposed to be "cool" but is just a poor attempt at copying last year's popular music. It actually sounded as though large portions of the recording were missing, such as about half of the instrumentation used on the CD. I prefer the CD version, definitely and definitively.

I tried to listen to the interview as well, but it was really choppy -- due to the fact that I have to use dial-up internet service. I wish I could get DSL out here!

--Artúr
Hello, where is the celtic feeling? Gone, I'd say; that sounded VERY strange to me. Do they have to do that to her music to play it on the radio? Do they fear that people that's listening will get scared of the pure spirit in the wonderful song "Caravanserai"? They should have cut it to a very short version instead, even that would have been better.
I'm a little upset, so don't get mad at me...

The other songs where great. As always.
thanks Vale for this gift..Loreena is good as ever Smiler
actually i prefer the album version of caravanserai,especially the live version at the ahlambra..i think this one is too "ambient","chill out"..doesn't seem to be a loreena's song..anyway ,it's just a way to publicize an ancient muse,a sort of pop version,but it's nice as well
I belatedly listened to the remix version and I have to say that I don't like it at all. I love Loreena because of her interest in conveying various cultural sounds in her music. Her music has never been average or "commercial". I was just in Turkey and Greece over this summer and can fully appreciate the sounds and musical instruments that she uses in The Ancient Muse. She experiences cultures, and then interprets, and conveys it in her music. Quite successfully I might add! So I hope that this remix was just and experiment, and I hope she stays an artisan and is true to her own soul's journey!
Lol, when I first heard her version of Greensleves, I really couldn't understand why she was singing in that way, you know...but I liked it. When I read in the booklet for The Visit, I laughed...:
"I always wondered how Tom Waits would sing Greensleves..."


quote:
Originally posted by Bombadil:
Opening Doors for Others
Okay so some may not like the remix but think if you had never heard of Loreena McKennitt and you heard this remix because you like that kind of beat and chorus. Could that not lead some to explore and hear the rest of her music. Surely music is meant for exploring the different ways it can be played. The greatness of a song is the many ways in which a piece can be arranged. How many genre's has The Beatles Yesterday been arranged (Classical, Jazz,Easy Listening to name a few.)If you heard someone singing or humming the tune as a result of the remix wouldn't that be good to hear. Loreena McKennitt's music will last for generatons and no doubt in hundreds of years time become traditional folk songs as was Greensleeves.
Hmm I wonder what Henry VIII would have thought of Loreena McKennitt's remix of his song.
I have already listened this version but I don't remember where... Maybe in the interview corner...
It's a beautiful version because Loreena experiences a new way for her music, but I prefer the original version with original instruments. Carevanserai and The gates of Istambul are my fauvorite songs of AAM.
Bye, Mary
quote:
Originally posted by Mary:
I have already listened this version but I don't remember where... Maybe in the interview corner...
It's a beautiful version because Loreena experiences a new way for her music, but I prefer the original version with original instruments. Carevanserai and The gates of Istambul are my fauvorite songs of AAM.
Bye, Mary


Hello Mary,
On www.toazted.nl, in an interview of 2007, part two, Ms McKennitt is announcing the remix of Caravanserai as a hip hop song.
Both, the hip hop- and the original version are worldmusic genres.
Still I prefer also the original; the arrangement, the beautiful variety of instruments, the lyric. In the hip hop song I miss the atmosphere of the sun which is rising in the eastern sky, to be one with an overwelming landscape and after a day's journey, the arrival in a romantic ancient spot of history.
The hip hop version for me will do for the speakers of a shoppingcentre. Although the content is not townlife's. "It is not my cup of tea" as the English could say, but perhaps others will like it.

Kind regards,
from "it is skating time in Holland".(in nature!)
Sia
quote:
Originally posted by Mary:
I have already listened this version but I don't remember where... Maybe in the interview corner...
It's a beautiful version because Loreena experiences a new way for her music, but I prefer the original version with original instruments. Carevanserai and The gates of Istambul are my fauvorite songs of AAM.
Bye, Mary


I think it is also possible to go to www.toazted.com
Bye
Okay, I've heard it now! I LOVE the idea, BUT I would have preferred it to have the full lyrics (does anyone know if there is a version like that?). I've also listened to the version of Stolen Child in that interveiw; lyrically it's the same as the Alhambra version (with the third verse omittedMad). it's also instrumentally the same, except Loreena is playing piano instead of harp. There is also a version of Bonny Portmore that is the same.
Look out for the blood-presure, Jesse!!
I can see it's starting to boil any minute. Eeker


quote:
Originally posted by Jesse:
Okay, I've heard it now! I LOVE the idea, BUT I would have preferred it to have the full lyrics (does anyone know if there is a version like that?). I've also listened to the version of Stolen Child in that interveiw; lyrically it's the same as the Alhambra version (with the third verse omittedMad). it's also instrumentally the same, except Loreena is playing piano instead of harp. There is also a version of Bonny Portmore that is the same.

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