Joined: Jan. 2014
||Posted: Feb. 24 2014, 19:33
|Quote (Korgscrew @ Feb. 24 2014, 19:18)|
|Quote (Andy_Swizz @ Feb. 24 2014, 21:53)|
|I'm sure the record company's are in a far better position to judge on a vocalist than me or you,after all they know there business.|
Whatever First_Excursion's background is, he's perfectly entitled to say Luke's voice grates on his nerves. If the answer to every statement on this forum was "well there's someone who knows more about that than you do" we'd quickly find ourselves with very little space for debate (though does anyone else know what grates on First_Excursions nerves more than he does?).
What sells and what counts as 'good' by whatever standards a particular individual uses for assessment can be two very different things - the record companies are interested primarily in the former, so for example, a singer who fits their profile of someone that's marketable (which includes their image and personality, and what kind of following they've built up already) is far far more important than, for example, their technical musical ability.
That then leads to the question of what makes someone a good singer - does it depend on their musical ability (judged on, for example, intonation, control, range, the ability to effectively interpret the song and so on) or on their ability to sell records...and to what extent does the latter depend on the former?
Amarok could be taken as a further example - a large number of fans would say that album is good, but it didn't sell all that well...so if the record companies know best about what's good, and what's good to them is whatever sells, then is Amarok a bad album? Is Ommadawn a worse album than Tubular Bells for similar reasons? Were they less marketable or less well marketed, or both? There was certainly a time when I'd regularly spot articles and reviews which seemed to essentially take the viewpoint that Tubular Bells was the only good album Mike had ever done...
Answers on a postcard (or a message in a bottle, pushed gently in the direction of the Bahamas)
Think mikes current standing in the music world,means he isn't really in a position to call the shots anymore. Fact of life,that only very few artists have control over record company's. Christ even pink floyd got pressured by bosses.
A lot seem to mention Maggie Reilly,lovely singer,but is that moving with the times.ommadawn 2 I hear also.is there really a market for this album,except for loyal fans.