Sophie Ellis Bextor - The Song Diaries

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  1. ManicKangaroo

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    She's releasing an Orchestral Greatest Hits set in 2019. Here's the first teaser, a cover of the song that was sampled on Spiller's Groovejet

     
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    Sorry gays - pregnant again, here's a disco cover, see you in 18 months...

    That's a nice nod though, it sounds very well done.
     
  3. SDF

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    I just heard the news about her being pregnant again

    Quite frankly I was expecting UPROAR in this thread :evil:
     
  4. POP!

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    I'll let her do the fifth spawn after the glory that was "Death of Love"
     
  5. FetchFugly

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    Love Is You performance:



    Interviewer rather charmingly refers to her dropping her next child. She looks lovely though; blooming as they say.
     
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  6. Commotion

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    Isn't she great?
    I do love her - the fertile minx.
     
  7. Halli

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    I haven't seen a SEB interview in years but watching that reminded me what a great personality she is. I remember back in the day she could be VERY DIRECT which made interviewers uncomfortable.

    She's looking beautiful too and just the same. I can't believe SEB has a 15 year old offspring. I/WE are officially OLD
     
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    How have I only just discovered Love is You and why is it on iTunes chart?
     
  9. FetchFugly

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    Radio 2 are playing it (and The One Show performance).
     
  10. lolly

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    She performed Take Me Home on the Blue Peter 60th Birthday bash. Can't find a YouTube clip, but it's at approx 32 minutes here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bp5t7h via @bbciplayer

    Difficult to get excited indeed, but at least she looks lovely
     
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  11. VoR

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    Song Diaries release confirmed for March 2019.

    She's just released the orchestral mix of Take Me Home as her latest single.



    It sounds pretty much like Cher's version with Sophie's vocals on top, which to be honest doesn't really serve either that well. Nice idea though.
     
  12. Sheena

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    NASTY, SOULLESS DISCO-LITE
     
  13. lolly

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    I don't think it's a nice idea at all.
     
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    Confirmed for March 15th

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    1. GrooveJet (Orchestral Version)
    2. Take Me Home (Orchestral Version)
    3. Murder On The Dancefloor (Orchestral Version)
    4. Move This Mountain (Orchestral Version)
    5. Music Gets The Best of Me (Orchestral Version)
    6. Mixed Up World (Orchestral Version)
    7. Catch You (Orchestral Version)
    8. Me and My Imagination (Orchestral Version)
    9. Today The Sun's On Us (Orchestral Version)
    10. Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) (Orchestral Version)
    11. Bittersweet (Orchestral Version)
    12. Not Giving Up On Love (Orchestral Version)
    13. Young Blood (Orchestral Version)
    14.Love Is a Camera (Orchestral Version)
    15. Wild Forever (Orchestral Version)
    16. A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed (Orchestral Version) (Bonus Track)
    17. Love Is You (Bonus Track)
    18. Take Me Home (Orchestral Disco Version) (Bonus Track)
    19. Murder On The Dancefloor (Orchestral Disco Version) (Bonus Track)
     
  15. lolly

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    Her website has a few different packages and signed items, including signed limited edition baby blue vinyl, which I'm finding oddly alluring, even though I've no interest in this whole project, really.

    https://sophieellisbextor.tmstor.es
     
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    No I Won’t Change You? I’m OUT.
     
  17. lolly

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    Perhaps you're in the market for a tote bag or tea towel instead?
     
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  18. ameraal

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    oooh, is the cover art by david downton? it's beautiful!

    totally here for an orchestral version of today the sun's on us. a lot of the others - not so much.

    also: poor forgotten if you go.
     
  19. lolly

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    I have to say I do like the cover art. I think that is what has got me (very) mildly excited.
     
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    The tea towel IS quite nice. Did she get one of her kids to draw it?
     
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    Clearly I'm just a sucker for the DISCO STRINGS, but the orchestral disco versions of Murder On The Dancefloor and Take Me Home are hitting the spot this afternoon. Shame the others are all just orchestral.
     
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    I didn't realise she gave birth a month ago. Hopefully she'll be up to a bit of promo for the album by the time of release.
     
  24. SDF

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    I don’t understand why they are not more disco versions

    Talk about not knowing your audience
     
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  25. monsta

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    I looned out at the gig and bought the cover art as the poster, T-shirt & tote :D

    I don’t even know if I’ll even get my preorder - it was initially through Pledge and they seem to have went down the swanny :(
     
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    In her last email the Pledge situation was referenced and it was said that all orders would be honoured or something along those lines.
     
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    Here for this.
     
  28. BoysForSeles

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    Yeah I saw that post. She’s doing the same as Wendy James is with her project and recommending any new orders are placed direct with her. Wendy has a list of all existing pledge orders and says they will be honoured. The pledge issue is more that the artists themselves may not receive or have to wait a long time for their payments from pledge who pay them once the project is completed normally. People’s orders aren’t in jeopardy.
     
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    Does she absolutely hate Get Over You? Where is that? Wasn’t it a top 3 hit?!

    She said the original version of Groovejet would be on the release. Unless there is a digital release of the original versions.
     
  30. VoR

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    She's announced an extra set of tour dates for November.

    http://sophieellisbextor.net/

    19/11: Southend Cliffs Pavillion
    20/11: London Palladium
    24/11: Leeds Town Hall
    25/11: Sage Gateshead
    27/11: The Anvil, Basingstoke
    28/11: G Live Guildford

    £55 a ticket for the Leeds date seems... optimistic. :bruised:
     
  31. VoR

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    This is out today.

    I hate to say it, but I really don't have any interest. The whole project just feels really misconceived. I'm previewing some tracks now and Groovejet, while a fabulous dance track, does not lend itself at all to a sweeping orchestral arrangement.
     
  32. BoysForSeles

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    I’ve loved the last two albums but don’t feel inclined to get this or listen. I suspect it’s something that might be enjoyable as a live experience for an evening but not for repeated cd listening.
     
  33. Devil

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    Yeah - for a concert it's a great idea. And I think perhaps the two disco mixes at the end might be worth a listen. But a whole album of orchestral versions? No.
     
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    I listened to some SAMPLES. It's pretty boring and I don't think her voice suits this :(
     
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    Can we bring back FLUSH ? :(
     
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    I'll buy it at some point I expect but I'm in no rush. I think it would have been fine as a quick diversion but the GESTATION PERIOD has been just too much. Who knows when she'll get around to a proper new album - I expect she is getting broody again.
     
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  37. BoysForSeles

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    She’s put a few ideas in a notebook she said. Workaholic.
     
  38. Suedey

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    I'm really surprised she has fans to be honest?
     
  39. Suedey

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    She won't fill the Palladium. Most certainly not at £55 a pop.
     
  40. Halli

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    London Palladium is such a good venue for pop concerts. Tempted by that, especially if its a best of setlist
     

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