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Hey, I got an idea for a thread! How about DA's best MIDDLE TRACK?

wheres that one Johnny Cash pic when you need it...

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Hey, I got an idea for a thread! How about DA's best MIDDLE TRACK?

wheres that one Johnny Cash pic when you need it...



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Sorry, to be honest (heretical?) Dig is not a good recording.

Dissonant, opaque, almost non-Christian.

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What's Dig?


adam again - dig



Simply one of the greatest albums ever made in the history of the universe...

Pleased




yep.... Cool

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Sorry, to be honest (heretical?) Dig is not a good recording.

Dissonant, opaque, almost non-Christian.


Roll Eyes

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Sorry, to be honest (heretical?) Dig is not a good recording.

Dissonant, opaque, almost non-Christian.


Those are three good reasons why I love it so much. Tongue

It's also brutally & beautifully human

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Sorry, to be honest (heretical?) Dig is not a good recording.

Dissonant, opaque, almost non-Christian.



The first two reasons definitely make it such a great album. What's your definition of Christian as related to art, though, that causes this to be almost non-Christian?
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Hey, I got an idea for a thread! How about DA's best MIDDLE TRACK?

wheres that one Johnny Cash pic when you need it...





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Hey, I got an idea for a thread! How about DA's best MIDDLE TRACK?

wheres that one Johnny Cash pic when you need it...


HEY! Frown


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Sorry, to be honest (heretical?) Dig is not a good recording.

Dissonant, opaque, almost non-Christian.


Roll Eyes



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Let me clarify. When I said "almost non-Christian", I meant the lyrics were so opaque at times it was difficult to discern clear spiritual values from the song.

I see it a lot with Adam Again, much more so that DA. You can lose your audience if they fail to grasp the deeper/spiritual meanings behind the songs. On the other side is a group like Petra who puts the scripture right there with an explanation. That's okay, but you can't really dig your roots down with a song like that.

Somewhere away from that and in the middle is better for me. With the exception of a few recordings, DA usually hits a nice equilibrium between transparency and opaqueness. The early was too transparent and DFBB a little too opaque for my liking.

[rant]A little ranting on DBFF:
I know a lot of you rave over it as the best DA recording ever, but I think there were tangible reasons why sales were so poor. As I see it, it boiled down to lyrical opaqueness and musical dissonance. In other words, it is hard to understand and difficult to enjoy musically. It took a long time for me to see things differently and really appreciate the spiritual depth and sheer poetry it is infused with.
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Then as Bob Dylan says, it's not your song! Tongue

Dig is a record that really speaks to me.

Also just because I don't understand all there is to know about a song that does not mean I cannot enjoy it. I love the song "Safety Net" but don't ask me to tell you what it's about. Same for a lot of Dylan's middle 60's tunes.

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[rant]A little ranting on DBFF:
I know a lot of you rave over it as the best DA recording ever, but I think there were tangible reasons why sales were so poor. As I see it, it boiled down to lyrical opaqueness and musical dissonance. In other words, it is hard to understand and difficult to enjoy musically. It took a long time for me to see things differently and really appreciate the spiritual depth and sheer poetry it is infused with.
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People were not brave enough to try it and give it a chance. It took me a long time to apperciate it as well. That was my problem, not Terry's or any one else in DA. I love DA and Adam Again because they make/made records that challange me.

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You can lose your audience if they fail to grasp the deeper/spiritual meanings behind the songs.


Then as Bob Dylan says, it's not your song! Tongue

Dig is a record that really speaks to me.

Also just because I don't understand all there is to know about a song that does not mean I cannot enjoy it. I love the song "Safety Net" but don't ask me to tell you what it's about. Same for a lot of Dylan's middle 60's tunes.



or in other words, you need to dig deeper.... Tongue


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What would you say if you knew what I was thinking?
Maybe you do but you know not to dig too deep
What if I knew what you needed for sure?
I've seen in your eyes you need more
Much more.

And I could be happy and you could be miserable
I'll grab a metaphor out of the air
The Cuyahoga river on fire

What can you say, the impossible happens.
What can you settle for, what can you live without?
I remember the night I first darkened your door
And I swore that I loved you
My heart was pure

You could be happy and I could be miserable
I'll grab a metaphor out of the air
The Cuyahoga river on fire


My open window, a dream in the dark
My fingers, your face
A spark, a trace


And I could be happy and you could be miserable
I'll grab a metaphor out of the air
The Cuyahoga river on fire
I know a lot about the history of Cleveland, Ohio
Disasters that have happened there
Like the Cuyahoga river on fire


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I believe 'Safety Net' is about security of salvation, with some Annie Dillard poetry inexplicably thrown in. That safety net is there to catch me when I hit rock bottom spiritually.

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To the top!

For me, it is SANCTUARY.
(Beautiful One is pretty high up there though).

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I wondered "How did I miss this thread" until I noticed the date on the next to last post.

Sanctuary is up there for me; it's really hard for me to choose.

AGT has something there with "Stone Away." It really opens the album up right at the end.
"Ghost of the Heart" and "Hollow Man (Reprise)" were favorites when I was younger.
"Soon" is the only DA song to make me cry the first time I heard it.

But I think for me, the answer may be "The Sun Shines on Everyone" (though in fairness it wasn't released when this thread was made). If one only considers albums made under the "Daniel Amos" moniker (DA, da included), it strikes me because the message of the song marks quite a journey from "Jesus is Jehovah to Me", not to mention "Skeptic's Song." It makes quite a capstone on what is likely the end of the road for DA proper.
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I found this thread because yesterday's "birthdays" section had someone who was an actual member who posted stuff (his age was a giveaway) and that had been the last thread he posted on! Because it was an interesting topic that I had missed the first time around, I thought it might be worth resurrecting.

I like your thoughts there, Jimmy. "Dig here..." is such a strong album, and sits right up near the top of my DA faves (which still do change as I re-listen to them). Anyone else want to share their thoughts here?

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Glad to know I'm not the only one who clicks on the names in the birthday list to find their last post! Big Grin
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