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Old Jun-03-2002, 3:33 PM
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Alchemist Reviews?

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Old Jun-04-2002, 4:24 PM
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as soon as it comes in I will drop a review. First ship got delayed a few weeks so I'm not sure if anyone has it yet Shirean? David?



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Old Jun-04-2002, 6:01 PM
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June 18th..

yes, delayed until June 18th.

See here for more info.
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Old Jun-21-2002, 11:38 AM
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Delayed again....

Just read on the distributors site, Songs From The Westside is delayed another week....now Tuesday, June 25th!!



Also appears to be an updated CD cover....
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Old Jun-23-2002, 5:10 PM
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man.....hope it's worth the wait. Hopefully I'll get mine by the end of the week. I'm starting to get itchy. I need my Glenn fix!!

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Old Jul-02-2002, 6:58 AM
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Yet another delay!

Got this message this morning from the distributor...

"2 bonus tracks were added to The Alchemist CD, but when they arrived from the pressing plant, the two tracks were missing. Evidently the producer sent the pressing plant the wrong master and now must repress the whole lot.

We are sorry for this inconvenience, however this is a third party deal with LedSled Records and M&K Sound is acting solely as the distributor and promoter of The Alchemist project.

We have been assured of a quick turn around with the re-press. I hesitate to give an actual date due to the delay but it should be the middle part of the month(ish).

The bonus tracks added are:

"Hypnotized"
(A cover of the Bob Welch hit)

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"Fools at the Wheel"
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Old Jul-02-2002, 12:36 PM
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bonus tracks

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do we know if Glenn sings on those songs or are they instrumental? Another singer? Should be worth the wait(Hoping!!)

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Old Jul-02-2002, 12:47 PM
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Unknown...

I'm not sure. As far as I know Glenn is the only vocalist involved in this project, so if they're not instrumentals, there's good chance he's on them.

We'll have to wait and see...
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Old Jul-08-2002, 10:17 AM
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The Alchemist

Hi all. Recently signed up to the fan forum, I thought it about time I did this as I ran The Voice (The GH Official Fan Club) with my wife Karen for 5 years.

During that time Glenn gave me a tape with these tracks on which he referred to as a project he'd been involved with called The Alchemist. I played them for a number of people we'd become close to and I can tell you that they are sensational. Don't expect rock, don't expect funk, just expect late night AOR of the highest quality. The title(?) track, which I knew as The Westside of Town is, for me, one of Glenn's greatest vocal deliveries.....EVER!!

I recognised all the tracks listed, bar one, and on all the ones I've heard Glenn does all the vocals. I've gotta be honest, I'd been suggesting to him to release these somewhere ever since I first heard them. I was hoping they would surface through Pink Cloud, but anywhere will do so long as all the great fans we met over the years get a chance to hear them .... which you will now.

Prepare for a real treat !!

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Old Jul-08-2002, 11:24 AM
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Thanks Pete!!

From the sound of the clip you're right on the money. I cant wait to get this CD!! Hopefully there will be no more delays!!

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Old Jul-08-2002, 9:11 PM
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Welcome aboard...

First off, it's great to see you here Pete (and Karen)...hopefully Shirean and I will get another chance to say "Hi" later in the year [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

Now you've made us even more anxious to hear this material...from the snippets we've heard so far it sounds just up our alley!

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Old Jul-09-2002, 9:31 AM
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Alchemist Release

I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

The reason I say this is the fact that I was disappointed with the production on the Brazen Abbott title track Live and Learn. I think in one of The Voice mags we issued I said, as with The Alchemist, that Glenn had given us demos of this on tape. Well, demos or not, the track Live and Learn in demo form was such an atmospheric track yet so simple. Basic single tracked guitar with Glenn over the top in an almost haunting type of way. It really did make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Then the album came out, all multi-layered guitars, full on production. Talk about disappointed! It really change the whole complex of the song for me and to this day I still think the demo is a million times better.

From the MP3s I've heard of the Alchemist I don't think that Westside has changed that much, it's simple, yet brilliant. I've got it on order in the UK and I'm told it's out on Monday July 15 on Cargo Records.

We shall see.

See ya!
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Live and Learn demo

Any chance of hearing that Live and Learn demo? Wouild be cool for the members of GHPG to hear. Please!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old Jul-11-2002, 9:31 AM
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Live and Learn Demo

Sorry, I can't do that!

I'd only mentioned the demo as a comparison to The Alchemist demo vs official release. In the past whenever Glenn gave us demos etc he always used to make us promise that we would not copy them on for fear of them being bootlegged. He had done this with other people in the past, I'm not sure but I think in Sweden, and had been let down. So he was very wary of this.

We still have occasional contact with Glenn and see him when he is in the UK sometimes. I would never break my promise to him or do anything to jeopardise my friendship with him. We're very lucky that he actually classes us as friends so I hope you all understand that I couldn't risk losing that.

Put it this way, if you had been in my shoes would you risk it?

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Old Jul-11-2002, 12:13 PM
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That's cool

I can totally respect that. Hey, if I didn't ask how would I know. Hopefully stuff like that will see the light of day on his Pink Clouds label on future archive releases.

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Old Jul-12-2002, 11:21 AM
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Cheers, Maz! Thanks for understanding. Next time I see Glenn, although I've no idea when that will be, I'll suggest that maybe some of the original demos of things he's been involved with should come out through Pink Cloud. Then everyone gets a chance to hear these things.

Stay cool !

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Old Aug-06-2002, 8:55 AM
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Maybe...

on August 9th the CD will finally be ready...although this is not confirmed. If I hear more, will be sure to post it here.
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Old Aug-16-2002, 9:40 AM
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arghh!!!!

The natives are getting restless!!!!!!!! Good thing we didnt hold our breath.....we's be like the M&M character in the Valentine's candy box that never got opened!!!!


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Old Aug-16-2002, 10:42 AM
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Today...maybe!

Haven't heard anything new since my last post...however, Buccanneer Records are now showing it being available today in their Coming Soon section!

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Old Aug-19-2002, 11:10 AM
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Another delay...

Heard today it's not expected to get to the distributors until the end of the week - so it might be a few days after that before it's in your hands - if you ordered it direct - it might show up sooner.

But of course, this may well change once again!!
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Old Aug-19-2002, 4:20 PM
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CD Arrival

Oh well,

Kinda wanted it for my vacation. I'm driving North 3 hours tomorrow night and it woulda been a good listen. Looks like Hughes Turner gets a reprieve. Although it will be nice to see it in my mailbox when I return at the end of the week.......Here's hoping

Thanks for all the updates David.

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Old Sep-03-2002, 3:41 PM
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Available now...

Heard from the distributors today....they say it's now shipping!!

"...NOW AVAILABLE!

If you have pre-ordered this title, consider it shipped between 9/3/02 and 9/4/02".

I'll believe it when I see it come through the postbox [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]
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Old Sep-04-2002, 12:09 PM
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shipped!!

got email notification my cd shipped so hopefully by the weekend!!

YEAH!!!!!

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Hi

This is now out of print, anyone want to trade for a copy of it ?

Drop me a mial at ayup@mailcity.com - loads of boots to trade.

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Welcome to ghpg Rich! I've sent you an email.

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