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Old 05-01-2010, 21:24
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Small Black Flowers & Facing Page:Top Left

Has anyone ever noticed the similarities between the two? Both have Richey only lyrics, and both have a similar sound (Harp, acoustic guitar and James's voice).
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Old 05-01-2010, 21:55
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Well my only take on this is that richey loved how small black flowers turned out (without the harp though) so I imagine james wanted to repeat what the same tone on at least one track of JPFL
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Old 05-01-2010, 22:01
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It's not a popular opinion, but JFPL would have probably been even better and even more effective if all the songs on the album would be more like Facing Page. The three calm songs are my favourites.
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Old 05-01-2010, 23:20
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It's not a popular opinion, but JFPL would have probably been even better and even more effective if all the songs on the album would be more like Facing Page. The three calm songs are my favourites.
On that note, I love the itunes (acoustic) version of JFPL-track, the vocals are a lot more felt.


Anyhow, I thought the similarity was meant to be seen as intentional. Before the album was released the band announced there would be "Acoustic tracks like Small Black Flowers."
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:14
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I like the mix of louder and quieter songs on the album. But yeah, Facing Page obviously is a nod to Small Black Flowers without the songs sounding overly similar. To me anyway!
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:34
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Yeah both are very lush, very Jamesy and very fragile lyrically
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Old 06-01-2010, 19:49
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I agree, very similar. although on the whole I like a mix of accoustic and loud songs on this album.
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Old 06-01-2010, 19:56
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Aren't they both Manics songs too? Spooky.
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Old 06-01-2010, 19:59
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Aren't they both Manics songs too? Spooky.
Nah I thought small black flowers was lady gaga weren't it?
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Nah I thought small black flowers was lady gaga weren't it?
you wish

there both songs are amazing and I love James vocals on them
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