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    Posted: December 11 2010 at 02:01
Available as a download from Magenta's website. Has a nice Christmassy feel to it. Apparently it was part of a now shelved ELP tribute project.
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2010 at 04:11
Thanks Rich!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2010 at 04:18
I love Magenta, but that version left me cold to be honest. Shame.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Passionist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2010 at 07:52
What's with the christmas bells?


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I love it:) I like that they put their own spin on it and didn't make a carbon copy:) Great guitar work!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2010 at 04:00
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

I love it:) I like that they put their own spin on it and didn't make a carbon copy:) Great guitar work!!
Yep thats sums up my feelings. I can understand Snowy's comments and Christina's voice does not really suit this song bearing in mind Lake's rich baritone on the original is impossible to match but she adds her own stamp nevertheless and the guitar work of Chris Fry and Rob Reed is certainly excellent.

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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

I love it:) I like that they put their own spin on it and didn't make a carbon copy:) Great guitar work!!
Yep thats sums up my feelings. I can understand Snowy's comments and Christina's voice does not really suit this song bearing in mind Lake's rich baritone on the original is impossible to match but she adds he own stamp nevertheless and the guitar work of Chris Fry and Rob Reed is certainly excellent.

The guitar work in Magenta is always excellent. It's just this version is a bit "saccharine" to my ears. I think they could have done more with the song too. And the lack of any synth solo is unforgivable for me. All sounds a bit cold too.

But...I don't hate it. Just nice. That's all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote huge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2010 at 05:26
Followed the link - thanks, like some of the previous comments it didn't come across as was probably intended, as a Magenta cover it didn't come up to what I feel is their high standard, and as a staple from the ELP repetoire it didn't compare. However a pleasant listen but not one I'd either buy or consider listening to again...

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This female singer is possibly the most uninteresting and common sounding female voice I've heard.  Add's nothing.  If anything it takes away from the musicianship.  Boot the broad!  I think she's just there for T&A.

Also, this song without a keyboard is sacrilege.  This song takes out everything that made it special.  An abomination.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2010 at 13:39
Originally posted by cemego cemego wrote:

.  Boot the broad!  I think she's just there for T&A.



She isn't.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 15 2010 at 08:09
Originally posted by cemego cemego wrote:

Boot the broad!  I think she's just there for T&A.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 17 2010 at 10:11
Considering that I tried to see Christina on PA, how could I not enjoy this cover?
It's enough different from the original to be appealing. Of course I have to forget ELP.

The coda is a bit too long and mellow, this is I think what leaves the listener with a sensation not as good as it should be.
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I saw Magenta live in Montreal I hate them. They make unispired music and should not deserve to be called Progressive Rock
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2010 at 01:50
Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

I saw Magenta live in Montreal I hate them. They make unispired music and should not deserve to be called Progressive Rock
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Originally posted by PabstRibbon PabstRibbon wrote:

I saw Magenta live in Montreal I hate them. They make unispired music and should not deserve to be called Progressive Rock
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Originally posted by cemego cemego wrote:

This female singer is possibly the most uninteresting and common sounding female voice I've heard.  Add's nothing.  If anything it takes away from the musicianship.  Boot the broad!  I think she's just there for T&A.

Also, this song without a keyboard is sacrilege.  This song takes out everything that made it special.  An abomination.



So Magenta's lead singer Christina Booth is not Kate Bush or Patti Smith, mkay ... but you know, so what?

Her vocals are simply not as bad as you say, and Magenta does very well with this song given what they have to work with.  Besides, Rob Reed wouldn't sound very convincing on the keyboard part.  Remember also that the original "Lucky Man" only had the Moog solo added as an afterthought.

If there is a valid criticism of Magenta, I'd say it would be that their original material isn't as entertaining as their covers, which speaks to a whole different underlying problem - that of Reed's rather superficial take on what comprises truly "progressive" rock.  A long suite here, a melodic guitar solo there is supposed to make you Prog?  I mean they might actually have been up to Marillion par, but for a considerable dearth of talent in the lyrics and composition departments!Shocked













If anything I'd say the most valid criticism of the group would


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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by cemego cemego wrote:


Boot the broad!  I think she's just there for T&A.



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Absolutely agree. Christina is an ANGEL 👼🏻 with a most beautiful, emotive voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote npjnpj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2016 at 05:47
I prefer this version to the original. Considering that it's an overly saccharine song in the first place, Magenta and Christina Booth especially have managed to make an astonishing salvage.
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........To a point. Cnristina can sing sh*t, and I'm there..............,a real bonus that musicians backing her are superb......    Z
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