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  Quote baranroma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2005 at 7:13am
Hi there,

I do have a copy of 'Got you on my Mind' and did try to post a comment
on this album back in the early days of this forum. It was taken down
which annoyed me, so I am glad the decision was (finally) reversed.

I have also been perplexed as to why Madeleine never mentions this
project in any of her interviews as it is certainly nothing to be ashamed
of. I guess the Boston Herald piece goes towards clearing this up a bit. If
all that Galison says is true it's certainly nasty tactics on Rounder's part,
especially as they pride themselves on being an 'indie'.

Anyway as for the merits of 'Got You On My Mind' I couldn't agree more
with higglety. It's a gem, and a quick whizz round the net sees many
critics saying the same thing. I would also go as far to say as it has less of
a contrived quality to it than Careless Love, and overall Madeleine sounds
more joyous and relaxed. As for Galison he is obviously a great musician
with a voice not unlike Paul Simon's, and I love the way the two
complement each other on this work. You can really feel them working
together to produce some great, very memorable music.

But of course this is all down to personal taste. All I can really say is that
Madeleine fans should check it out. Two of the tracks are repeated on
'Careless Love', but treated quite differently, so don't let that put you off.

And yes, what has Galison been up to (musically that is)? It would be great
to have some news from him and any future projects he may have coming

cheers, Baranroma

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  Quote higglety Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2005 at 4:18pm
Hey ss,

I agree that Galison is not a singer on the level of Madeleine,
but he sings with sincerity and he's not off key. His
performance on "heaven help us All" is heartfelt and nicely
phrased. Actually, I think that's not Madeleine's strongest
performance and it's not my favorite track on the CD.

Regarding the "additional tracks", I think "Flambee
montalbanese" is a little masterpiece. Not only is it probably the
best harmonica performance i've ever heard, but the whole
arrangement is brilliant. (though i don't think Galison arranged
it!). I also think that the french cabaret flavor fits really nicely
into the flow oof the CD.

"Rag For Madi" is just a great tune, with a very cool interplay of
harmonica and clarinet and a terriffic ragtime groove. I mean
Shawn Pelton's on drums and Tony garnier on bass, so what
do you expect? I think it's very cool that Galison dedicated this
to Madeleine.

"jealous Guy" is simple, definitely heartfelt, and well played,
but it doesn't knock me out. I'm not sure if I like Galison's vocal
line at the end or not. Doesn't bother me.

"Shoulda Known" rocks as far as i'm concerned. The way the
frog sounds morph into the Bass harmonica is a great piece of
production, and the guitar/ wurlitzer solo is right on the money.
Again, galison is no pavarotti, but he gets across the lyrics
(which are pretty funny, and have extra meaning since I read
that "Boston Herald" article). cool to hear Carly on that one too.

I'm not saying that Got You is a better record than Careless. No
question it's a rougher production. but Madelaine sings her ass
off on "Playin" and 'Got You on mmy mind' and a few other
tracks and Galison is a talented son of a gun.

Het gotta run.. thanks for the input!

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  Quote something Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2005 at 3:42pm
dear higglety,
i have heard got you on my mind with friends and found it lacking in
some obvious places. Do you really like Galison's singing on 'Heaven Help
Us All'? And I find there are a lot of things lacking in the additional tunes,
like continuity with the rest of the record with madeline's songs for
example. all in all, i like it of course, but wouldn't give it your high
praises. -glad to hear your thoughts. --ss
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  Quote higglety Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2005 at 9:19pm
Hello friends,

First of all thanks Rich. I finally figured out how to post! And
thanks for restoring our freedom of speech (For you all
who were wondering, it was NOT Rich who banned this topic.)

I am wondering if anyone saw the article about the lawsuit
against Rounder in the Boston Herald from March 9th. Very
interesting. According to this story, Rounder Records is being
sued for threatening record companies that wantd to sell or
distribute "Got You On My Mind" just because they didnt want it
to compete with "Careless Love". That would be bad.

I have both Cd's and I think they're both great. I bought "Got
You" on, so i guess it's being sold after all, but if
the accusations are true, that's pretty wretched behavior on
Rounder's part. Could that be why this topic has been banned
'til now? Hey Rounder, you listening? or Madeleine for that
matter....Can you enlighten us please? Tell us it ain't so. In
any case, anyone else been bummed out about being
on this topic?

Also, in all the interviews I've seen, Madeleine says she didn't
record anything between Dreamland and Careless love, and
that's weird. I mean "Got you on my mind" is a terrific album,
even if Madeleine doesn't sing on every tune. According to the
notes, it was recorded almost two years before "Careless Love"
came out. Are we in parallel universes or something?

In my humble opinion, Got You on my mind is not as polished
as "careless Love, but it has a lot more more fire and
Madeleine sounds wonderful as usual on the seven songs she
sings .I think Galison is about the best harmonica player I've
ever heard (and not a bad guitarist). i generally don't love
harmonica, but this guy takes it to a whole different level and he
and Madeleine have a definite vibe. For me, the most moving
moment on the record for me is when they sing together on the
song "Got you on my mind". If your reading this, Maddy, "Got
You on my Mind" is nothing to be ashamed of. Get it out there,

I will say this, I've worked in sound for years, and if nothing
else, the sound quality of "Got You" is better than Careless
Love". It;s actually really well recorded, while CL sounds a little
muted and compressed on my system (which is a good one).
Other than that CL is georgeous, and Madeleine sings like an

Anybody else have Got You on my Mind? Do I have the only

Does anybody know more about this lawsuit?

Anybody know where Galison is playing? His website seems to
be neglected- he needs a Rich Hansen!

Enquiring minds want to know!



PS: I've heard two cuts from "Got you on My Mind" in Starbucks
recently, so I guess i'm not the only one who likes it..
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