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'The Hunter'

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:08 am
by Killiney
What are your views on the song 'The Hunter'?

Re: 'The Hunter'

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:12 am
by pietree
Killiney wrote:What are your views on the song 'The Hunter'?


Well, The Hunter comes from the short period of Clannad music which I like least. Nevertheless, I like this song very much and what's more I reckon its video is the best ever music video made by Clannad. What do you think about the music video?

Re: 'The Hunter'

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:20 am
by Killiney
pietree wrote:
Killiney wrote:What are your views on the song 'The Hunter'?


Well, The Hunter comes from the short period of Clannad music which I like least. Nevertheless, I like this song very much and what's more I reckon its video is the best ever music video made by Clannad. What do you think about the music video?


I have to say when I first saw the video for 'The Hunter', I absolutely fell in love with it. I like the way Máire's image is super imposed on the trees. The video really got to me when I was watching it. And I heard the song on FineTune about 5 minutes ago, and I decided to see what peoples' views are on this.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:14 pm
by cantilena91
Nothing special for me, really. Haven't seen the video though, but somehow not even the song is memorable enough for me.

Suvi

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:24 pm
by Killiney
Each to their own, Suvi. To me, the song is hauntingly beautiful, Máíre's voice really rings with something truly wonderful, its so amazing, I can't describe it.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:49 pm
by Turlough
To me the song occurred in an unfavorable context: on "PastPresent" it follows the lively "Closer to You Heart" and the mournful "Almost Seem Too Late to Turn", so it is anticlimactic. It's just not that strong a tune to me, and I find myself waiting for something more compelling.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:15 pm
by Killiney
I adore 'Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn)' its a wonderful song, I also love 'What Will I do?', saying that, I've just realised that I like the sadder songs in a sense. They have a certain 'hold' over me, perhaps that's why I like Enya as well.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:21 pm
by Grania
I like it well enough, but I have to be in the right mood for it. I have it as a bonus track on the remastered 'Sirius' where it fits in quite well - I can certainly see that it wouldn't really compare to 'Closer to Your Heart' or the emotional magnificence of 'Almost seems', yes.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:38 pm
by Killiney
To be honest, the album 'In A Lifetime - The Best of Clannad' (Bonus CD) got me into Clannad, and that album features both 'What Will I Do?' and 'Almost Seems...', and I like that album, apart from the song with Bono 'In A Lifetime', its just not me, shame I haven't got 'PastPresent'.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:12 pm
by Methica
I like The hunter, but I prefer Herne... :P

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:21 pm
by Killiney
I like 'Herne' too, but they sound very similar.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:26 pm
by Methica
Killiney wrote:I like 'Herne' too, but they sound very similar.


The Hunter is kind off a new version of Herne... :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunter ... ad_song%29

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:38 pm
by Phantas
I must say, I had to go back and listen to this track before replying! ofcourse, the first few seconds were enough for me ;) I like it, especially the rhythm line in it, but it isn't a "wow" factor song. Somehow all songs around PastPresent have Moya singing in a very low, almost subdued voice, almost inaudible over the music. Was this ever done intentionally or just a bad mix?

In any event, I'll prefer Herne over The Hunter anytime! I must admit I believe I've never actually seen the video methinks....will have to check that!

Love,
Phantas

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:12 pm
by Anya
I really love this song and the video. :)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:13 pm
by Killiney
Hmmmmmmmmmm. To me, 'The Hunter' has a certain hold over me, a certain magic, it has a very strong power, and I feel it, if that makes sense.