Bring Back The Violin

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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby somewhat_nifty » Mon May 24, 2010 10:58 am

I'm going to join the calls for a YouTube performance - come on BV, track down that CD! Then when you are performing with LC you can get us all backstage ;)
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby bridger15 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:45 pm

For those of you needing a violin fix, we were fortunate to be treated to one at the 2010 Krakow Event.
Kaz (radkaz55 on youtube) captured a terrific video of "The WIndow" at the final concert held in the acoustically splendid and historic Tempel Synagogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLakoge1yo&NR=1

Female singer. Female violinist. The ladies rocked!
Enjoy.

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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby Cheshire gal » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:00 pm

Yes bring back the violin. That was lovely Arlene. Thank you for posting it.


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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby B4real » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:42 am

Thank you Arlene,

You know I will take my violin fix anyway I can get it :D

And I'm glad to see that everyone had a great time at Krakow!
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby brightnow » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:59 pm

Well... it's back! :D
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby B4real » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:33 pm

brightnow wrote:Well... it's back! :D
Thanks brightnow,
For resurrecting this thread......You know I'm more than over the moon that 'Bring Back The Violin' is now a reality :D :D
Ask and you shall receive ;-)
remote1 wrote:I agree, bring back the violin, viola and cello. They are definitely missed. But we're keeping Dino too. We want it all and we want it now!
Well Natalie,
We had to wait over three years but now you also will get your wish, all of it :D 8)
(except maybe the viola and cello!)
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby remote1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:16 pm

B4real wrote: Well Natalie,
We had to wait over three years but now you also will get your wish, all of it :D 8)
(except maybe the viola and cello!)
:D Can't wait to hear Amen live! :D
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby B4real » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:05 pm

remote1 wrote: :D Can't wait to hear Amen live! :D
Me neither!.......and whatabout The Window.....seeing the 2012 tour has a violin now for sure it will be played :D

I wonder what other songs will have the violin played in them now?
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:52 am

Hey B4real, count me in on The Window too (not that there'll be too much room on that ledge)! ;-)

Seriously, apart from Amen, The Window is a must - I've adored the violin solo in it for 32+ years now! :D

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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby Liamberney » Thu May 10, 2012 5:44 pm

Me too for The Window. Leonard clearly reads this stuff.
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby holydove » Thu May 10, 2012 8:04 pm

Liamberney wrote:Me too for The Window.
Yes, The Window would surely be the #1 choice - & maybe The Guests & The Traitor too!
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby Liamberney » Fri May 11, 2012 5:29 pm

Holydove wrote:Yes, The Window would surely be the #1 choice - & maybe The Guests & The Traitor too!

Well Rachel, as we now have you also lobbying for more from the Recent Songs album, it will surely happen :)

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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby Ronaldson » Fri May 11, 2012 5:56 pm

If we are lobbying for "The Window", I will add my vote, too. It is the song I most hope will be added to the setlist.
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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby holydove » Fri May 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Liamberney wrote:
Well Rachel, as we now have you also lobbying for more from the Recent Songs album, it will surely happen :)

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Re: Bring Back The Violin

Postby B4real » Sat May 12, 2012 11:56 am

B4real wrote:Well then, as it was in the beginning - why can't it be now in the future :?: :)
That was written near the start of this thread in 2009 and now, because I'm physic and can see into the future :razz: ;-) I just know "The Window" is going to be played!

.....and The Traitor and The Guests are possibilities.

I also think that the violin playing a part in some of the established concert songs like:

So Long Marianne, The Gypsy's Wife, Bird On The Wire and Hallelujah would all be icing on the cake!

Dance Me To The End Of Love (whose real meaning becomes more obvious and expressive with a violin) is a must!

I'm warming up my crystal ball. All will be revealed in the coming months. :)
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