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Eagle-Eye Cherry — Desireless
Album: Desireless
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 1388









Released: 1998
Length: 6:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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 khardog145 wrote:
Beautiful song.  I share the sentiments and appreciation for RP expressed below.  Music has been such an important part of my life from a young child dancing in my parents living room to their music... South Pacific, Kismet, Rhapsody in Blue, and New Orleans Jazz.  When I was 12 my cousin was moving and gave me a stack of his albums and his Zenith stereo with detachable speakers...  Paul Butterfield, CTA, Wayne Cochran, Cream, Hendrix.  What a foundation for a lifelong musical expedition.  RP has been the perfect vehicle to continue that journey.  Thank you RP!  Gettin' all sentimental here.  Music does that to ya.
 

What a beautiful comment, thanks for sharing !
Dang!

I have always heard his hit and did not know he was into making music like this!

Solid 8.

Thank you RP for uncovering the seldom touched by many great timeless musicians.
Beautiful song.  I share the sentiments and appreciation for RP expressed below.  Music has been such an important part of my life from a young child dancing in my parents living room to their music... South Pacific, Kismet, Rhapsody in Blue, and New Orleans Jazz.  When I was 12 my cousin was moving and gave me a stack of his albums and his Zenith stereo with detachable speakers...  Paul Butterfield, CTA, Wayne Cochran, Cream, Hendrix.  What a foundation for a lifelong musical expedition.  RP has been the perfect vehicle to continue that journey.  Thank you RP!  Gettin' all sentimental here.  Music does that to ya.
Sitting on my yacht in the Great Barrier Reef listening to this amazing tune, cached of course... Very few things match the colours of life that RP has provided for >15 years. Neil
 bluematrix wrote:
 passsion8 wrote:
This should probably go on the main forum but it fits here. 

I bought this this album years ago. One of the few that wasn't inspired by an RP listen. In the song he says "Nine-in-nine-ay". I live near routes 9 & 9A and the local traffic guy always runs them together in his report as "9 & 9A" and it make me think of this song. I haven't pulled the CD out for years, but here is the song on RP. It made me smile. Like a good friend would were they to select a song from my memory / past. That's why I'm posting:

This "station" and Bill's programming is akin to a long time friend. I've been listening for over 16 years and realize we have formed some sort of virtual friendship. I listen (and support when possible) and the music calls to me repeatedly and says,"Hey, check out this one..." I smile while memories flow. The new Ray LaMontagne is playing as I write this providing a new favorite to enjoy now and recall later.

Being a post-divorce music lover I glean so much strength / faith / hope from music and wanted to express my gratitude for the breadth of Bill's knowledge / arrangements. As  Kurt Vonnegut once said,

"Music, is to me, proof of the existence of God. 

It is so extraordinarily full of magic and in tough times in my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference."

Music is my religion. Thank you friend.  

 

Well said! Echos my own story and relationship with this fine temple of friendly frequencies. I too am smiling as I write this, now into the next song by King Crimson, a band who my older deceased sister used to hang out with and was some of the first real music I listened to as a kid. Keep the faith, all.

Passion8:  I'm so glad you DID NOT post this in the general forum b/c I'm rarely there and would have missed your awesome comment of gratitude to BnR and their wonderful station.  I also feel a "friendship" with RP, both the programming/programmers and the many listeners I've grown to 'know' and appreciate, like bluematrix's reply.  Long Live RP!!  OH...I've rated this track at 8....

 markybx wrote:

Me of Ian Dury!
 
Me of both!

Oh this is good! 
 Timbo080 wrote:
That opening riff made me think of the Boomtown Rats

 
Me of Ian Dury!
Ahhhh. My upload. {#Biggrin}
 Timbo080 wrote:
That opening riff made me think of the Boomtown Rats

 
Wow, just reached for the mouse to PSD.  No need now ...
Sublime masterpiece
Never would have guessed this was Eagle-Eye Cherry!  Definite Miles Davis / Santana vibe to this listener...
Ohhhh....this is good!
Yes yes yes! I thought of Miles Davis too! Trumpet is in his style.
nickshortie wrote:

jup, later in that song I thought of Miles Davis...

 


Very interesting tune! Positive {#Dance}
Gorgeous Music and a score of Fabulous People tuned in

Joy
 passsion8 wrote:
This should probably go on the main forum but it fits here. 

I bought this this album years ago. One of the few that wasn't inspired by an RP listen. In the song he says "Nine-in-nine-ay". I live near routes 9 & 9A and the local traffic guy always runs them together in his report as "9 & 9A" and it make me think of this song. I haven't pulled the CD out for years, but here is the song on RP. It made me smile. Like a good friend would were they to select a song from my memory / past. That's why I'm posting:

This "station" and Bill's programming is akin to a long time friend. I've been listening for over 16 years and realize we have formed some sort of virtual friendship. I listen (and support when possible) and the music calls to me repeatedly and says,"Hey, check out this one..." I smile while memories flow. The new Ray LaMontagne is playing as I write this providing a new favorite to enjoy now and recall later.

Being a post-divorce music lover I glean so much strength / faith / hope from music and wanted to express my gratitude for the breadth of Bill's knowledge / arrangements. As  Kurt Vonnegut once said,

"Music, is to me, proof of the existence of God. 

It is so extraordinarily full of magic and in tough times in my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference."

Music is my religion. Thank you friend.  

 

Well said! Echos my own story and relationship with this fine temple of friendly frequencies. I too am smiling as I write this, now into the next song by King Crimson, a band who my older deceased sister used to hang out with and was some of the first real music I listened to as a kid. Keep the faith, all.


 Timbo080 wrote:
That opening riff made me think of the Boomtown Rats

 
jup, later in that song I thought of Miles Davis...
 {#Notworthy}
passsion8 wrote:
This should probably go on the main forum but it fits here. 

I bought this this album years ago. One of the few that wasn't inspired by an RP listen. In the song he says "Nine-in-nine-ay". I live near routes 9 & 9A and the local traffic guy always runs them together in his report as "9 & 9A" and it make me think of this song. I haven't pulled the CD out for years, but here is the song on RP. It made me smile. Like a good friend would were they to select a song from my memory / past. That's why I'm posting:

This "station" and Bill's programming is akin to a long time friend. I've been listening for over 16 years and realize we have formed some sort of virtual friendship. I listen (and support when possible) and the music calls to me repeatedly and says,"Hey, check out this one..." I smile while memories flow. The new Ray LaMontagne is playing as I write this providing a new favorite to enjoy now and recall later.

Being a post-divorce music lover I glean so much strength / faith / hope from music and wanted to express my gratitude for the breadth of Bill's knowledge / arrangements. As  Kurt Vonnegut once said,

"Music, is to me, proof of the existence of God. 

It is so extraordinarily full of magic and in tough times in my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference."

Music is my religion. Thank you friend.  

 



 


My first hearing — like it very much!

{#Music}
That opening riff made me think of the Boomtown Rats
This should probably go on the main forum but it fits here. 

I bought this this album years ago. One of the few that wasn't inspired by an RP listen. In the song he says "Nine-in-nine-ay". I live near routes 9 & 9A and the local traffic guy always runs them together in his report as "9 & 9A" and it make me think of this song. I haven't pulled the CD out for years, but here is the song on RP. It made me smile. Like a good friend would were they to select a song from my memory / past. That's why I'm posting:

This "station" and Bill's programming is akin to a long time friend. I've been listening for over 16 years and realize we have formed some sort of virtual friendship. I listen (and support when possible) and the music calls to me repeatedly and says,"Hey, check out this one..." I smile while memories flow. The new Ray LaMontagne is playing as I write this providing a new favorite to enjoy now and recall later.

Being a post-divorce music lover I glean so much strength / faith / hope from music and wanted to express my gratitude for the breadth of Bill's knowledge / arrangements. As  Kurt Vonnegut once said,

"Music, is to me, proof of the existence of God. 

It is so extraordinarily full of magic and in tough times in my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference."

Music is my religion. Thank you friend.  

 


Liking this more every time I hear it!{#Bounce}
Desireless for this song.  No rating...
Liking this alot!
Thought I heard some Don Cherry through this p didn't realize that Don is Eagle-Eye's father.
 
 unclehud wrote:
Well, I think it's a nicely played mute trumpet.  Exactly how you/re supposed to wield that instrument.  So there.
 
I'm with you, uncle H., although the "unmuted" parts are less impressive.
Quite excellent
Well, I think it's a nicely played mute trumpet.  Exactly how you/re supposed to wield that instrument.  So there.
 OHMish wrote:
Ok song. Horrible trumpet

 
I quite agree.  My rating went from 8 to 7 after the trumpet solo.  Sure like the rest of the song, though.
the opening of the "song" is from Keith Jarret / Koln concert
Ok song. Horrible trumpet
Haven't heard this in years, loved it endlessly. What a nice memory... and what a great, gorgeous song. Thanks.
Wow, been some time since I heard this... So nice to have it fill my ears on this late summer night, Thanks Bill..
As Mark and Lard would say; 'Boss eyed cherry'. (one for those who listened to the beeb in the 2000s)
Bob Geldof - Boontown Rats

I had the same thought.

Piano intro.
I couldn't listen to this piece repeatedly — but I would always really appreciate it. He's trying to expand the range of musical expression and I find that fascinating and affirming. No slacker he. 
Most excellent grooves! 
the piano at the beginning reminds me, only voor a second, of the song "I don't like mondays" by, what's his name, the guy from Band Aid...
Better than people think!
Wow.  Loud and uninspired.  This reminds me of the worst of the butt-rock artists.
Just gave Eagle Eye a bump to a 9. A unique and wondrous piece that channels a great vibe. 
First bars - Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays.
the guy has good genes...this is a wonderful fusion of different styles and things.....
 sirdroseph wrote:

Wow! It's like he channeled much more sophisticated musicians for this one song, much better than the other pop crap!{#Cheers}

 
The slow beginning with the cool trumpet reminded me of Miles Davis' "Sketches of Spain"—way more than "Sounds of Silence." 
I don't wanna lose my Cherry! Even after I get married...
Great cut. I want to hear it again. I could easily bump it to a 9. A unique jazzy thing. 
God DAMNIT I love this song!!!! I haven't logged in for a couple months but I had to so I could bump this from a 9 to a 10. I wish there were hours of music like this from him. This is so good it frustrates me. Gimme more!
 Orodrigues wrote:
The sounds of silence...
 
Good catch.  "Hello, darkness, my old friend..." But that's where it stops and becomes something completely different,.. I love this song. Can't quite believe it's Eagle-Eye Cherry, but I'm SO glad it is...

Seriously loving this - it ends too soon for my liking, though.{#Music}
 sirdroseph wrote:

Wow! It's like he channeled much more sophisticated musicians for this one song, much better than the other pop crap!{#Cheers}


 
Pretty impressive line-up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desireless_%28album%29

I want more. Lots more. I love this so much.
The sounds of silence...
Whoa?!  Nice horn!  When did I miss this Eagle-Eye Cherry?
Old-days trumpet... just as sweet as it can get....

Wow! It's like he channeled much more sophisticated musicians for this one song, much better than the other pop crap!{#Cheers}


Simply a great track. I love it. Real good drums. Soulfull....o year !!!!
I sure do love this a ton. And the history makes it even more interesting. I'd love to discover that there is more like this but the comments about the rest of his music scare me off. If the rest is mediocre or even bad, that is a terrible shame. Because I think this piece is wonderful.

Neneh Cherry is a half sister, huh? Crazy :-)
Pretty nice rhythm section  ... I'm diggin' it {#Devil_pimp}
Asl te bam23 wrote:
In response to a comment made earlier, Don Cherry was one of the pre-eminent avant guarde jazz trumpeters of the 1950s and 1960s. He was associated with Ornette Coleman as well as working with a number of groups. I note that he was associated, as he died in 1995. The trumpet work may have been recorded before the album itself. This piece was the reason I bought the album, and it is by far the best cut. I should note that the sequence of songs tonight, Jan 22, has been exceptional. I should turn off the computer and do other things, but each new piece calls me back. Thanks, Bill.
Note added in proof: I recently looked at the liner notes and, no, the trumpet is not played by the late DonCherry.
 
But it is a reworking of his dad's tune

 fredriley wrote:
For a horrible moment, after that opening glissando, I thought this was the Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays - that was a bad scare. This quite a smooth number and I do like the muted horn, but it doesn't stick long in the mind. 5 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Yes, started out like that, then into a Simon and Garfunkel thing, and then the rest sounds much like Fotheringay's "The Way I Feel" - without the groovy beat.
 Darkmatter wrote:

In addition, he screwed around quite a lot in Sweden as well, since he has one son and two daughters there, with different mothers. Naturally, all is quite musically talented. Eagle-Eye is one of them.

 

Neneh Cherry maybe,

I remember getting an album of hers a long time ago.

looked it up

Don - step father
Eagle Eye - half brother

Really like this song. I wish though that the horn was a bit mellower — it seems to clash with the rest of what's going on.
 gabbadar wrote:
Eagle-Eye Cherry, aren't they the ones who produced that awful song that got so played so much years ago? This is nice.
 
Indeed. EEC was the last band I would have guessed this to be. Definitely redemption for that other dreck.

c.

 mwsteele79 wrote:
The beginning sounds a lot like a Stevie Wonder song.
 
Funny, it totally sounded like the beginning of Love Reign O'er Me....but not disappointed.

Hello darkness, my old friend - we've come to rip your tune off again. . . .
Eagle-Eye Cherry, aren't they the ones who produced that awful song that got so played so much years ago? This is nice.
I'll have to go back to this album, this is desire-able. My copy got badly scratched due to an in car player, 2 CDs in 1 slot don't go  incident.
i had no idea eagle-eye made this kind of music.  awesome!
The beginning sounds a lot like a Stevie Wonder song.
I forgot how amazing this whole album is....mmmmm
This is more than 10 or ? {#Yes}
This is beautiful.  Thanks, Bill.

More from this CD?
 bam23 wrote:
In response to a comment made earlier, Don Cherry was one of the pre-eminent avant guarde jazz trumpeters of the 1950s and 1960s. 
 
In addition, he screwed around quite a lot in Sweden as well, since he has one son and two daughters there, with different mothers. Naturally, all is quite musically talented. Eagle-Eye is one of them.

Dig the name of the song, too - "Desireless." Grooving and letting it all go. Maya. I'm in the moment. Thanks, Bill!
 Alpine wrote:
Hello darkness my old friend
come to talk with you again

WTF?

Is this a direct pinch from simon and garfunkle or what?
 

I would call it a re-interpretation. If anything, it's a a reverent nod to a respected artist. Nothing wrong with that in my book. And it's beautiful. At least I think so. Love this.
hippiechick wrote:
His sister is singer Nenah Cherry
His brother is Buster Cherry. Get it?
excellent pik, i feel completed liberated
Hello darkness my old friend come to talk with you again WTF? Is this a direct pinch from simon and garfunkle or what?
I like
Enjoyable, and not so Eagle-Eye style at all. :whistle:
In response to a comment made earlier, Don Cherry was one of the pre-eminent avant guarde jazz trumpeters of the 1950s and 1960s. He was associated with Ornette Coleman as well as working with a number of groups. I note that he was associated, as he died in 1995. The trumpet work may have been recorded before the album itself. This piece was the reason I bought the album, and it is by far the best cut. I should note that the sequence of songs tonight, Jan 22, has been exceptional. I should turn off the computer and do other things, but each new piece calls me back. Thanks, Bill. Note added in proof: I recently looked at the liner notes and, no, the trumpet is not played by the late DonCherry.
There must be something wrong with me. I thought the trumpet playing was no better than mediocre. Kind of stilted. Where's the smoothness?
fredriley wrote:
For a horrible moment, after that opening glissando, I thought this was the Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays - that was a bad scare. This quite a smooth number and I do like the muted horn, but it doesn't stick long in the mind. 5 from the Nottingham jury.
You too?! for a second there I was like...I don't think I can deal with this..change the channel Glad I stayed, this song fits my mood right now.
:cool:
Wow! The first 30 seconds or so of this made me flashback to a Supertramp song from the 80s. Now I've got to go dig that CD out and listen to it. Although this is sounding very nice!
For a horrible moment, after that opening glissando, I thought this was the Boomtown Rats' I Don't Like Mondays - that was a bad scare. This quite a smooth number and I do like the muted horn, but it doesn't stick long in the mind. 5 from the Nottingham jury.
THanks rp. nice.
Nice for the morning after the evening you had too much 'Gluehwein'. :shifty:
Sympatoche ! :sunny:
:cool:
wow... long live eclectic RP!
Just beautiful!
Dinner yes, but don't forget breakfast and lunch - 5 fruit and veg a day, regular meals, one glass of red wine.
Well it's better than "Buffalo Stance" by his sister, the trumpet is anyway
ZedLeppelin wrote:
So does Eagle-Eye Cherry usually sound like this, or Save Tonight? I'm new to them - love this, but Save Tonight is pretty bland.
This is the gem from that album for sure.
EB3 wrote:
Also bits of "The Sound of Silence" in the intro. Nice stuff.
hello darkness, my old friend. . .
...:meditate:...
Cool, Very Cool.....
Fantastic CD all the way around.
jagdriver wrote:
His dad is noted jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.
His sister is singer Nenah Cherry
tinybubbles wrote:
for a second there, I thought it was "I Don't Like Mondays", by the Boomtown Rats....
I heard that also....and thank God it wasn't - this is exponentially better.
CanuckBeaker wrote:
Damn nice track. I likey it more each time I hear it.
Agreed.
His dad is noted jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.
for a second there, I thought it was "I Don't Like Mondays", by the Boomtown Rats....
zaknafein wrote:
Every time I hear this tune I go through about 5 (Paul Simon/Miles Davis/Santana...) different songs/artists before I remember "Oh yeah! That's that EEC song!" This is a really cool tune, I love when it comes up in the playlist, even if it takes me a minute to recognize it.
Tonight I was thinking, the Paul Weller tune, "You Do Something To Me."
Great, wonderful music again - and never heard before! Thanks RP! :dancingbanana:
ah-ah-ahhhh-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!Nice 10-4 on this
CanuckBeaker wrote:
Very very nice. Me likey.
Oh yes.
Also bits of "The Sound of Silence" in the intro. Nice stuff.
zaknafein wrote:
Every time I hear this tune I go through about 5 (Paul Simon/Miles Davis/Santana...) different songs/artists before I remember "Oh yeah! That's that EEC song!" This is a really cool tune, I love when it comes up in the playlist, even if it takes me a minute to recognize it.
And the very opening sounds like the opening of "I don't like Monday's" (Boomtown rats)
So does Eagle-Eye Cherry usually sound like this, or Save Tonight? I'm new to them - love this, but Save Tonight is pretty bland.
xkolibuul wrote:
Sorry, I'm not a huge jazz buff either, but I don't get that trend. I think you're just being sensitive. Bill may lay a little more jazz on every now and then, but overall its still a small fraction of RP's playlist. And tunes like this...may just make me a jazz fan after all.
Up up up hey are you up yet?
mrzipmann wrote:
Eagle Miles Cherry!
10/10 for having good ears. Yep a definite groove all round. Thank you Bill & Rebecca you make my night here on the remote NW coast of Oz.
Very nice groove. Miles Davis meets Afrocelts meets George Benson.
LOVE the muted trumpet. Shades of Miles Davis. Not what I'd expect, and I like it. c.
Sorry, I'm not a huge jazz buff either, but I don't get that trend. I think you're just being sensitive. Bill may lay a little more jazz on every now and then, but overall its still a small fraction of RP's playlist. And tunes like this...may just make me a jazz fan after all. fredriley wrote:
Is it me, or is RP becoming increasingly jazzy? Including this number, which is ok but nowt to write home about, there must have been a good 4 or 5 jazz tracks in the last hour, and I do seem to be hearing more and more jazz on a daily basis. Which grates on me, unfortunately, as I can't bear most jazz. As an occasional part of an eclectic mix, fine, but too much and RP becomes a jazz station leavened with rock and pop.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Wow, miles beyond Save Tonight. Goes to show how off pop radio can be.
Absolutely spot-on observation.
lmic wrote:
"Hello darkness, my old friend..."
Every time I hear this tune I go through about 5 (Paul Simon/Miles Davis/Santana...) different songs/artists before I remember "Oh yeah! That's that EEC song!" This is a really cool tune, I love when it comes up in the playlist, even if it takes me a minute to recognize it.