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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 18, 2019 8:31 pm

lol, good speech Black Rider. Unfortunately, I don't see us getting a Dove award for the Polka Killer, but stranger things have happened so who knows right. Maybe just file that speech away for future use.
What is it about 4th grade teacher's anyway? Mine was a mammoth influence on my little life. More than most others.
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 28, 2019 11:31 am

I can't believe how well the dance moves lined up with that riff!

John and Jen...about the album...I LOVE it!!!  I think it is the strongest of the three.  I wonder if the fact that it is not a concept album makes it stronger because you aren't as locked into a musical direction as well.  Not that I don't love concept albums, but there are limits on them.  I'm going to get a full review up on my review site soon hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 28, 2019 1:43 pm

Thanks Eric. So glad you love it.
You hit the nail on the head regarding concept albums. While I love telling a meaty story to music, there are definitely creative limitations when writing a concept album. Writing is more directed. Every day it's "okay, now what do I need to write about today?" With Children of God we could write about anything. We wrote what we were inspired to write about, not whatever story point we needed to cover. I think that comes through. That said, I do love writing to a concept. 
You have a review site? I did not know this. url please.  : )
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 28, 2019 4:21 pm

I'm finally taking a little time to look through the lyrics/musing booklet that is a companion to the music for "Children of God" and I must say that it has some very cool stuff in it.  The layout and artwork are simply fantastic and it is great to have the complete lyrics.  Also if you are a active CHM member who purchased this album (download or cd) you owe it to yourself to get this booklet....we (the CHM) are all over this thing.  Not only does the CHM have their own paragraph in the "Thank You" section, we feature in some of the song insights too (provided after each song lyric by John & Jenny).  A very cool (and very well done) companion piece to the music of this fantastic album. 

I couldn't find any credits to whom performed what instrumentation (well with the exception of the John's extensive guitar list Laughing )...it's not that it is needed, but I'm left wondering who did the beautifully haunting violin (or is it viola) work on "Godforsaken".  And while we are at it, who does the piano intro on "The Devil's Tongue"?  I'm guessing maybe Jenny since she composed the piano for the "Garden of Eden"?

Here are some sneak peeks to the inside of the booklet.


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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 28, 2019 5:07 pm

Awesome. Thank you Gary. Glad you like it.
I write most of the melody and lyrics, John writes most of the music. In terms of the music, sometimes I'll send a music fragment to John (as with Garden of Eden) that he then builds from, but for the most part, the music starts with John. In the case of The Devil's Tongue, I wrote and played the intro and John wrote and played the main body of the song. Godforsaken is, erm, a midi violin. I wanted to play the intro (have violin, will play) but I couldn't figure out how to get a good recording of it that sounded as good as or better than the programmed one. This is a limitation of being 100% indie. Sometimes the technology and engineering side of things is a barrier. 
You're hearing John on lead and rhythm guitar, and bass. He also does some of the backing vocals.
You're hearing me on the black and white and vocals.
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 28, 2019 10:41 pm

Eric and Gary - Thank you guys so much for the support!!!! 

Eric - I think that this record not being one main concept (like the previous two were) also gave us more of an opportunity to be diverse with the music, not just the lyrics. 

Gary - So glad you're getting into the book! One day I saw an ad for this company where you can create books and have them printed and shipped to you for a reasonable price so we were like, why not! Lets do it! There is always a lot more to say about a song than just printing the lyrics. And trying to cram all of it into a CD jewel case seemed a bit difficult.


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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 29, 2019 1:53 pm

I never would have guessed that it was a midi violin, it sounds great (especially within the context of the song).  Just another testament to how great a job you both have done on this spectacular album.

Very glad you did the booklet John,  I wish more bands would do stuff like this.  You are correct, all of that never would have fit (legibly) in a cd booklet.

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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 7:52 pm

Here is the link to the 90% Angelic Warlord review: https://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/e/evansandstokes19.html
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 8:32 pm

Dynamis wrote:
Here is the link to the 90% Angelic Warlord review: https://www.angelicwarlord.com/reviews/e/evansandstokes19.html

Cool!

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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 pm

Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2019 3:20 pm

Thanks so much Andy. We've had other reviews, but yours is the one we really wait for with anticipation. I like the way you look at the whole as well as the parts. Very generous. Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2019 7:10 am

I FINALLY got around to getting on the E&S bandwagon.  I ordered your 2nd and newest album.


Is there a way where you can make it where people can order multiple items without having to check out for each one?  I had to place two separate orders as the site automatically takes you to PayPal for checkout.  Then you have to order something else if you want it.  It works, but some folks will probably not buy your wares if it isn't easy.

I can't wait to listen!

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PostSubject: Re: Evans and Stokes out September 25th   Evans and Stokes out September 25th - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2019 11:06 am

Thank you Chris! They are on their way to you now!

Regarding the ordering process, I'm sure there is a way to do what you are suggesting. PayPal has many options. I'll have to look into that.
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There should be a spot to make your links add to a cart before checking out.  It's been a long time since I've set one up so I don't remember the procedure.
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