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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2011, 08:02:29 pm »
The Ep is amazing! Just downloaded it on itunes. It's already midnight here in Sweden. Gonna play it on repeat until xmas:)

You're making all of us more antsy  :D The next four hours for us on the Pacific coast will feel like eternity..

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2011, 08:05:19 pm »
The Ep is amazing! Just downloaded it on itunes. It's already midnight here in Sweden. Gonna play it on repeat until xmas:)

You're making all of us more antsy  :D The next four hours for us on the Pacific coast will feel like eternity..

I know! :D I'm just staring at iTunes, even though I know it'll release in like 3 hours.

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2011, 08:25:11 pm »
Purchasing my copy now!!!


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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2011, 08:39:57 pm »
It's lovely.

"Hear the Bells" is better than the album version, IMO. Definitely the stand out track for me. "A Thousand Miles" is cute; it has a holiday feel to it...a bit more cheery, too. I can picture her sitting their on Christmas Day with 'the gang', by a warm fire, playing this to a bunch of family & friends after unwrapping gifts. She's adilibing more with "ooh's" and stuff. "Do You Hear What I Hear" is stunning.

Overall, it's a nice lil EP. :) Nothing to be disappointed about. Hopefully this is the first of many.
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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2011, 09:06:51 pm »
yay just downloaded it. i'm so stoked she did my fave holiday song "do you hear what i hear"

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' (Nov. 21st)
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2011, 09:52:53 pm »
It's out on iTunes! Go check for yourself, West Coasters. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hear-the-bells-ep/id479330900


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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2011, 10:33:30 pm »
Got it!
On 'Happy Xmas' even though I've already heard it (I want to listen to them in order). I want to review it here, but I've already stayed up later than I should've. ::) Stuff to do tomorrow.

I'll edit this post with an opinion when I'm not risking my grades. :D

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2011, 01:06:54 am »
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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2011, 02:36:34 am »
I find it interesting that she posted Nicole Atkin's version of 'The Little Drummer Boy', too. It's a shame that she didn't cover it herself for the EP  :D

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2011, 07:11:22 am »
I LOVE IT!

feel kind of guilty for not being able to buy it :(
but amazon, itunes and everything... they don't accept brazilian cards.
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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2011, 08:44:39 am »
Don't feel guilty. :)

Here's a review from Beatweek (they LOVE her):

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Vanessa Carlton is back with a vengeance. This summer she released Rabbits On The Run, her first full length album in years and her best ever, and now she’s following up with a Christmas EP due out November 21st. It’s not quite the traditional collection of holiday standards, however.

Things start off straightforwardly enough, as Vanessa takes her instantly recognizable vocals to “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Hear The Bells.” But by track three she gets more ambitious, tackling John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and delivering a rendition that’s nothing less than haunting. Her confident singing style has always stood in unique contrast with the inherent vulnerability in the tone of her voice, something her fans have long eaten up, and Happy Xmas turns out to be one of the best examples to date of her strengths as a vocalist.

By the fourth and final track the EP steps away from the Christmas theme and comes home to Vanessa Carlton’s past with a gentle and slowed down live-acoustic recording of her original big hit, A Thousand Miles. As her label points out, it’s the first time she’s re-recorded the song since it was first released nearly a decade ago.

As with all holiday records from famous artists, you’ve got to be both a fan of the artist and of holiday music in general for Vanessa’s Hear The Bells EP to make sense to you. But if you’re both of those things, then this one is a treat.

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2011, 09:09:58 am »
In my opinion "ATM" sounds very melancholic  :'( I feel bad because I can't buy it! Amazon and iTunes dont accept cc from Central America. The piano part "hear the bells" is really amazing.
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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2011, 09:12:00 am »
Love the EP. Cried my eyes out listening to ATM. Just beautiful!!

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Re: Vanessa's Digital Holiday EP 'Hear The Bells' IS HERE!!!
« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2011, 09:52:44 am »
ATM really has a completely different arrangement, and it really suits the new direction of the song. I like all the songs, but HTB is great.