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Posted: May 13 2005, 08:58

Korgscrew, could you please add a "top level" album-name discussion item for this one in the forum?

The name reminds me of two things: one is the cover art for Platinum, that features what I always thought was a pool of  mercury.

Second, there is already an album called "Quicksilver": the soundtrack to the Kevin Bacon film. This album featured such illuminaries as Fish (who has worked with Mike) and Tony Banks of Genesis. Definitely of "Prog" interest. "Shortcut to Somewhere" is a fantastic song.  (I don't see any problem with Mike using the name for his album at all, no chance of confusion)


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Posted: May 13 2005, 09:06

Quote (hiawatha @ May 13 2005, 08:58)
The name reminds me of two things: one is the cover art for Platinum, that features what I always thought was a pool of  mercury.

Second, there is already an album called "Quicksilver": the soundtrack to the Kevin Bacon film. This album featured such illuminaries as Fish (who has worked with Mike) and Tony Banks of Genesis. Definitely of "Prog" interest. "Shortcut to Somewhere" is a fantastic song.  (I don't see any problem with Mike using the name for his album at all, no chance of confusion)

And thirdly, there was a West Coast 60s band called Quicksilver Messenger Service.

And fourthly, one of the instrumentals on the Pink Floyd "More" soundtrack was called Quicksilver.

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Posted: May 13 2005, 09:07

it souns like a name for a Horse. Come on Quicksilver, we have to go for the gold, come on.
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Posted: May 13 2005, 18:14

Quicksilver is a Pawn Shop in Leeds....I did say pawn!!!!

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Posted: May 13 2005, 18:16

Quote (torbenyj @ May 13 2005, 14:07)
it souns like a name for a Horse. Come on Quicksilver, we have to go for the gold, come on.
TY

It was in the 3.30 at Haydock...A non starter i believe!!

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Posted: May 13 2005, 18:32

Quicksilver? Hmmm  Sounds like a material that might be used to make a certain bell when solidified???  Why not call the double disk Hemispheres.....
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Posted: May 13 2005, 18:47

Like the Rush album? Counterparts would be a good name too :)

I made a comment in the announcement thread that the more enigmatic "Hg" would work too. Perhaps the next MVR project?
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Posted: May 13 2005, 19:10

Slowgold????

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Posted: May 13 2005, 19:10

I'd love to see stuff like that:

Hybrid

Hybridized

since it's something that it's different and a combination of 2 different thingies regarding to each CD's theme,IMHO.


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Posted: May 13 2005, 19:40

Hybrid already used by Gary Numan.

Maybe quicksilver from the speed he's put it all together - not :p


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Posted: May 13 2005, 22:29

Quote (familyjules @ May 13 2005, 09:06)
And fourthly, one of the instrumentals on the Pink Floyd "More" soundtrack was called Quicksilver.

i knew that i had heard that title before  :p
but its a good title!!

just right now! Everything is better than tubular!!
Good that he didnt name it tubular dobbel bell! that would be a hell (only kiddin!!! ha ha)  :)


Quicksilver is good!!


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Posted: May 14 2005, 03:29

I can not say if Quicksilver is a good name for the album or not. I strongly think that the name of an album depends on the content of it.
One proposal could be putting "Quicksilver", as Mike has done in the past, in other language than English (Tres Lunas, Ommadawn, Amarok).

For exemple: Quicksilver is Azogue in Spanish, Vil-Argent in French, Argent viu in Catalan,... Only a suggestion  :D
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Posted: May 14 2005, 05:15

How about using the name for Mercury in other languages:

French - Mercure
Spanish & Italian - Mercurio
German - Quecksilber
Dutch - Kwik


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Posted: May 14 2005, 05:28

Tubilver Chills?
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Posted: May 14 2005, 06:38

Quicksilver= "¿ywe srebro" or "rtêæ" in Polish ;) [zywe srebro, rtec]
Mercury= "rtêæ" ("rtêæ" [rtec] is one of the elements), and "Merkury" which is one of the planets of course.
who has the weirdest language? :D  ;)
Mike likes chemistry? ;)

I hope the name will be different than QS. QS brings "DJ Quicksilver" on my mind and that's bad :/

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that funny letters you see are the charm of polish language you doesn't see them as they are in real.


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Posted: May 14 2005, 07:37

Quote (Ostach @ May 14 2005, 06:38)
who has the weirdest language? :D  ;)

kvikksølv on norwegian  :p

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Posted: May 14 2005, 08:29

Quote (Ostach @ May 14 2005, 07:38)
Mike likes chemistry? ;)

First was Platinum(Pt) in 79...now thinking about Quicksilver,maybe he likes(I know he likes science),but I'm sure I do like Chemistry ;)(well,I'm an undergraduate chemistry student)


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Posted: May 14 2005, 15:59

Hmmmm, I'd like "Hg" achowally.

By the way, "Tubular Bells" in Polish will be "Dzwony rurowe". Dzwon = bell, tube = rura. :) CzeϾ Ostach.


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Posted: May 14 2005, 17:30

Quote (TUBULARMAN @ May 14 2005, 13:37)
Quote (Ostach @ May 14 2005, 06:38)
who has the weirdest language? :D  ;)

kvikksølv on norwegian  :p

ok, you win :P

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siema :) dobrze kogo&#347; swojego spotka&#263; :D zapraszam na http://members.lycos.co.uk/thebell/index.php

sorry for a little Off topic... hope you underastand it...

BTW: I think the title should be different, Quicksilver doesn't bring me good thoughts...


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Posted: May 14 2005, 21:18

Quote (Ostach @ May 14 2005, 17:30)
kvikksølv on norwegian  :p[/quote]
ok, you win :P

yes i know...

its awful ha ha!!!!!  :p


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