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Notes On Sunset [CD]

Hobotalk Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Circular
  • ASIN: B0009MA8YW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little Light
2. Half You Life Away
3. Letter From A Friend
4. In The Arms Of Love
5. Book Of Life
6. Give Your Heart
7. Headstones
8. Me & My Mountain
9. Life Amongst These Graves
10. Who Are You Now
11. On The Edge Of Nowhere

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Hobotalk play the words and music of charismatic singer/songwriter Marc Pilley. Marc combines thought provoking, sensitive lyrics with atmospheric melodies. His writing is complimented by a powerful vocal performance delivered with a sweet, haunting warmth. The Hobotalk style and sound is folk based, layered with rich vocal harmonies and uncluttered accompaniment. Comparisons to Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, The Band and Joni Mitchell have been drawn.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars songs to treasure 15 Jun 2005
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The songs on this CD are thoughtful, musical and deceptively simple. Lots of magical subtle touches. The voice is great and Marc Pilley knows how to use it to good effect. One to buy now and listen to forever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised 8 Mar 2007
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I received a mySpace request from Marc Pilley a few weeks ago and decided to check him out. After listening to a few tracks I came to Amazon and bought this, his most recent album. All lyrics and music are written by Pilley.

There's no doubt he's a very talented man. This album is the epitome of easy listening. The lyrics can be simple, yet intelligent at times and the same goes for the music. Hobotalk haven't really done anything new with this album, but there's little to fault them on either as the songs they've created are very good. At times I felt like I was reminded of Badly Drawn Boy, but a better, more consistent version with the album having a nice easy flow to it. If you could judge an album by it's album cover then this would be a perfect example. The scenario that's depicted on the cover is one of travelling on a train with the sun setting on a warm day somewhere in America, with you relaxed on board; and relaxed is what you feel listening to this.

Highlights from the album have to be Little Light, Half Your Life Away, Who Are You Now & On The Edge Of Nowhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caledonian folk.... 1 Feb 2006
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For this incarnation of his band Hobotalk Marc Pilley has recruited different players to his previous album in the form of Ali Petrie keyboards, backing vocals and bass, Nick Houldsworth electric guitar, harmonica, mandolin and backing vocals with Alan Cranston playing percussion.
The opener “Little light” (4.00) starts with Marc stroking the acoustic, singing the opening line “little light stay part of me” the acoustic builds to the sound of a high hat, then a piano is heard playing the same theme as the guitar, the snare is quietly played so as not to drown the other instruments but give a sense of rhythm to the pleading chorus of “help me be a better man”.
During the track an electric guitar is used sparingly to accentuate the lyrics such as “Little light” and “don’t let go”.
The use of three part harmony during the repeated phrase “help me be a better man” during the fadeout makes this the perfect opening and sets the tone.
“Half your Life away” (3.26) this starts with a acoustic, the words begin with “Heaven keep you safe” after the first line another acoustic joins the first to make a blend of guitars, followed by the backing vocals of Petrie and Houldsworth during the chorus and nothing more.
“Letter from a Friend” (4.00) the snare plays a 1-2-3 beat then a honky tonk sounding piano plays the main theme this then allows Marc to deliver an anti-war song that has a little anger to it than the usual confessional style.
For this song Marc asks the listener not leave him on his own and also asks the question “is America dying”, as the track fades the following track blends into the fadeout.
“In the Arms of love” (3.
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