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Old 07-31-2011, 04:02 AM   #4471 (permalink)
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I like the song, but when I saw that video several months ago I strongly wished they would have made a different one that didn't have a melodramatic, cliche plot with the captured damsel and the man who gets killed at the end. I prefer the song without the video, which seems so preposterous to me that it interferes with appreciation of the music. The video is like a really, really, really bad romance novel.
But it is not a plot they came up with..it is an interpretation of Alfred Noyes's "Highwayman" poem. I actually like the music video since I read the poem before I saw the video (kind of like reading the book before the movie ).

"And still on a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
When the road is a gypsy's ribbon looping the purple moor,
The highwayman comes riding--
Riding--riding--
The highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard,
He taps with his whip on the shutters, but all is locked and barred,
He whistles a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter--
Bess, the landlord's daughter--
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair."
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:19 AM   #4472 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:20 AM   #4473 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:41 AM   #4474 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #4475 (permalink)
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One of my favorite metal albums...

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Old 07-31-2011, 02:35 PM   #4476 (permalink)
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One of my favorite metal albums...

Great album. Jupiter really disappointed me though.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:59 PM   #4478 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:25 PM   #4479 (permalink)
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Scout Niblett, my favourite British female singer-songwriter. I love her minimalist style.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #4480 (permalink)
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But it is not a plot they came up with..it is an interpretation of Alfred Noyes's "Highwayman" poem. I actually like the music video since I read the poem before I saw the video (kind of like reading the book before the movie ).

"And still on a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
When the road is a gypsy's ribbon looping the purple moor,
The highwayman comes riding--
Riding--riding--
The highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard,
He taps with his whip on the shutters, but all is locked and barred,
He whistles a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter--
Bess, the landlord's daughter--
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair."
I didn't realize this, Lilagare. The video then is a pretty good representation of Alfred Noyes's "Highwayman" poem, in which I especially like the line, "The road is a gypsy's ribbon looping the purple moor."

I still don't think the video matches Fleetwood Mac's song "Everywhere" well at all, but I'm glad to know the background. Thanks for sharing it!

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Scout Niblett, my favourite British female singer-songwriter. I love her minimalist style.
I love her name, Scout Niblett, but not her slightly off-key, quavery, scratchy throated style of singing, which I found very distracting. I have no idea what the song was about, because I was just so repelled by her singing!

Now I'm listening to another of her songs, to hear if they are the same. I like the following song a tiny bit better than "Wet Road." I think her music may be the type that people either love or they hate.

Scout Niblett - "Comfort You"

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