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KT Tunstall — Other Side of the World
Album: Eye to the Telescope
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1073









Released: 2004
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Over the sea and far away
She's waiting like an iceberg
Waiting to change
But she's cold inside
She wants to be like the water

All the muscles tighten in her face
Buries her soul in one embrace
They're one and the same
Just like water

The fire fades away
Most of everyday
Is full of tired excuses
But it's to hard to say
I wish it were simple
But we give up easily
You're close enough to see that
You're the other side of the world to me

On comes the panic light
Holding on with fingers and feelings alike
But the time has come
To move along

The fire fades away

Can you help me?
Can you let me go?
And can you still love me
When you can't see me anymore?

The fire fades away
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 dragonflygal wrote:
tony620d wrote:
too many female artists on RP IMHO
Nonsense. KT rocks!
 
I think the voting says it all ... ;D
Does this sound like 13 in a dozen? Maybe in some way. But somehow it strongly appeals to me. In fact it goes straight to the heart. So here it is a 9(!) for a song that is on 2nd listening far from average.
7 --> 8

I haven't heard any KT in awhile. I had forgotten how much I love her music.
Agreed, what a great pairing.  REM and KT.
all the luster tells us what is perl to fühl is to fur to pelz.
 coloradojohn wrote:
The starting chords line up so well after Find The River...and the haunting melodic splendor of the vocals and arrangements, too! Go, Bill!

 
What John said, including the Go, Bill!
 richlister wrote:
Don't usually like female singers, but KT is in the collection.

 
Why would you even admit that publicly?  I'm not a fan of puppies but I also understand that it's not a popular opinion.
{#Clap}
Omg what a beautiful mix, thanks Bill!
The starting chords line up so well after Find The River...and the haunting melodic splendor of the vocals and arrangements, too! Go, Bill!
More KT.. any day, any time, any song!
Fantastic!  The lyrics are so thoughtful! I hope she comes to Toronto.  I would see her in a minute!
Don't usually like female singers, but KT is in the collection.
Great young talent - love her  - very soulful - More please Bill?
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
This album just arrived at a good time for me and I have had a soft spot for Ms Tunstall ever since.
 
Me too.  I really like this album, but wasn't as impressed with Drastic Fantastic.


This album just arrived at a good time for me and I have had a soft spot for Ms Tunstall ever since.
 salzburg4321 wrote:
Like !
 
Agree!! {#Smile}


Like !
 Danimal174 wrote:


Yeah, because the White Stripes, with Jack & Meg pretending to be siblings & lovers, isn't an act at all.

Anyway, an artist can be a fan of someone else without being a copy of them.
 
cheers!

KT Tunstall - "Saving My Face" (2007)
KT Tunstall performs "Saving My Face" on Jools Holland. December 14, 2007.


Such a good CD - love it.
Played too much, not necessarily by RP, but KT is better than this song. She's awesome w/Oi Va Voi.
 

KT Tunstall - Other Side of the World, Live (2006)
Live at Schuba's Tavern (01-26-06).





KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See by ~el-torito
J. A. Olaguera  ©2009-2010 ~el-torito

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 MediaGrrl wrote:
This just came perfectly, eloquently, seamlessly from REM "Find the River". One of the best segues I have heard on RP.
 
Came here to say exactly this ... and I've been listening to RP for 5 years. Good show, Bill.
hmmm
 lmic wrote:
Very talented. She deserves all the success she's achieved and more.
 
{#High-five} She's the real deal!
I find this ...boring! Has a very generic sound. What's all the fuss about?

{#Stupid}
 MediaGrrl wrote:
This just came perfectly, eloquently, seamlessly from REM "Find the River". One of the best segues I have heard on RP.

 

Could not agree more - seamless.  Nice job Bill.
Very talented. She deserves all the success she's achieved and more.

This just came perfectly, eloquently, seamlessly from REM "Find the River". One of the best segues I have heard on RP.

 element1 wrote:
Except for the simply excellent songwriting.  9.
 
Agreed {#High-five} There is nothing mediocre about this song or the album. She is an excellent song writer. Those who disagree need to take a closer listen to her tunes. And for all those who complain about all the female singers with the whispery, little girl voices played on RP....KT is for you, she can belt out a song. 

 calypsus_1 wrote:

typical american-way-woman to make songs.....  -    6  /  7.


 
Yet she is Scottish.

 calypsus_1 wrote:

typical american-way-woman to make songs.....  -    6  /  7.


 

Except for the simply excellent songwriting.  9.

typical american-way-woman to make songs.....  -    6  /  7.


 RobotDeath wrote:
She's supposed to be a huge Jack White fan, but has none of the cool elements of the White Stripes in her music.

I think it is an act.
 

Yeah, because the White Stripes, with Jack & Meg pretending to be siblings & lovers, isn't an act at all.

Anyway, an artist can be a fan of someone else without being a copy of them.
RobotDeath wrote:
She's supposed to be a huge Jack White fan, but has none of the cool elements of the White Stripes in her music. I think it is an act.
Oh, there's no end to the number of crap bands that claim to be huge fans of the Beatles or whatever. It clearly isn't the same as claiming to be influenced by them.
KT Tunstall on going green Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has become one of a growing number of performers who are making their concerts greener. klik the link above to watch a recent interview on Scottish Television about this ever pertinent issue. Good on ya KT! :clap:
rickhoran wrote:
Where is a pen? :yes: I'll sign that petitition!
Me too!
dbenwen wrote:
Hear, hear! Too much KT on RP!
Where is a pen? :yes: I'll sign that petitition!
holborne wrote:
Oh goody, just what the world needs -- another mediocre singer songwriter with a slightly gravelly voice. What's the matter, Sheryl Crow getting too old to be the It Girl anymore? Bleh to K.T. Tunstall. She's a bore.
Hear, hear! Too much KT on RP!
She's supposed to be a huge Jack White fan, but has none of the cool elements of the White Stripes in her music. I think it is an act.
Love this gal. Go KT.
Oh goody, just what the world needs -- another mediocre singer songwriter with a slightly gravelly voice. What's the matter, Sheryl Crow getting too old to be the It Girl anymore? Bleh to K.T. Tunstall. She's a bore.
I'm sure that all RP listeners have seen that she is doing a big campaign selling downloads of her new album at Starbuck's. Clever! Someone at her label's marketing department has been working overtime.
This song will resonate our elevators, doctors & dental offices for many years to come. In other words, I don't like it.
Not a fan of this woman I find it bland and simple. 2/10
CafeRacer wrote:
Best. Comment. Ever.
MrDill wrote:
this was a great album, she was supposed to be the next big thing but where is she now?
Um...touring? Recording? Her web site (https://www.kttunstall.com/) is kinda cool, too, by the way! Very talented musician and songwriter!
KT Tunstall just released a new album and is now on tour. :sunny: MrDill wrote:
this was a great album, she was supposed to be the next big thing but where is she now?
SmilinJimmy wrote:
I could always show you my property tax bill.
Best. Comment. Ever.
this was a great album, she was supposed to be the next big thing but where is she now?
Her music is growing on me. Very nice ballad!
Imkirok wrote:
Didn't she play with a band in England before her solo career?
She played in a few bands in Scotland and England. The main one was Red Light Stylus, based in Edinburgh.
karen wrote:
I wish I could get my hair to do that.
I could always show you my property tax bill.
Nice, feels like creeper.......definitely an 8 for me.
Wow. for the first few moments I thought this was coldplay. Very similar sound at first...
Pretty good - this is the only other song I've heard of hers other than the big hit. I'll have to check out some more!
I wish I could get my hair to do that.
arctos wrote:
Excellent, a fantasticly skilled artist and writer! (She wrote all the songs on the album) :clap:
:notworthy:
Pretty awesome, although it would be even better if her cover of "I Want You Back" (see YouTube) were made into a single.
Excellent, a fantasticly skilled artist and writer! (She wrote all the songs on the album) :clap:
Borrowed this album from my kids months ago. Now I won't give it back. It stays in my car and gets a lot of play time. Great album. Can anyone recommend other KT works? Didn't she play with a band in England before her solo career?
Love her growly voice!
thekid wrote:
Very Dido . . . and about as impressive as her recent efforts. A 6
I'm not familiar with her but she is clearly holding back. I bet she is a monster live in a small room. Turn off the electricity with Dido and you've got,well,nothing I believe. Turn off her brothers arrangements and all you have is the tiny little voice.
Nice...
Bill, "Eye of the Telescope"? :roflol:
Bee-yoo-tee-full!!
QueenLucia wrote:
I ordered this cd ages ago, and it finally arrived yesterday. Every song on it hits the mark, in my opinion. Thanks, RP, for turning me on to this artist!
Wow, that's encouraging, its on my list now. How often does anyone finding themselves liking a whole album anymore? Not often enough!!!
QueenLucia wrote:
I ordered this cd ages ago, and it finally arrived yesterday. Every song on it hits the mark, in my opinion. Thanks, RP, for turning me on to this artist!
Tracks 1 and 2 alone are worth the price of the CD. Now if iTunes would only get Oi Va Voi's "Refugee" available...
this is heaps better than that awful "woo-hoo" song
fredriley wrote:
I was just over at Tunstall on Sunday, for a walk on one of the most deserted beaches in England. It's a tiny village on the East Yorkshire coast. I'll bet you all wanted to know that... ;-)
HAHAHAHAHA :clap:
I'm into unique lead female vocals. I give KT a 9 just for Other "Side of the World". Nice control and great pitches KT!
I was just over at Tunstall on Sunday, for a walk on one of the most deserted beaches in England. It's a tiny village on the East Yorkshire coast. I'll bet you all wanted to know that... ;-)
randomprime wrote: She told Leno that it's just "KT" in lieu of Katie. This sounds like more of a pop star anthem than otherwise expected from her. Goodfor her! When is she coming to the arena anyway?
I ordered this cd ages ago, and it finally arrived yesterday. Every song on it hits the mark, in my opinion. Thanks, RP, for turning me on to this artist!
Mack wrote:
Do you think she's Katherine, or Kate, or Katie Tunstall? Or is it Kim Tanya Tunstall as in K.T. Tunstall? I really should be doing some work...
Hmm, I wonder...
Kerly wrote:
Again some KT Tunstall and this sounds even better than the song played yesterday.
I watched some Utube's of her, she's a talent to be reckoned with :guitarist: I reckon ;)*
Do you think she's Katherine, or Kate, or Katie Tunstall? Or is it Kim Tanya Tunstall as in K.T. Tunstall? I really should be doing some work...
Great artist, great track. :dancingbanana_2:
Again some KT Tunstall and this sounds even better than the song played yesterday.
passsion8 wrote:
Please, for your own good, stay away from that nonsense. We love you here. Don't drift. You will recover.
What are you talking about?!?! XM is GREAT! Since I can't yet take Radioparadise with me while I'm in the car, XM saves me from mediocre FM radio every single time I hit the road. Sure, there are a couple stations like the Starbucks channel (which, over all, is still a pretty good channel) that repeat songs a bit more then they ought to, but all in all, XM is invaluable in today's crap loaded FM environment. Not to mention, every once in a while - even while at work, I'm in the mood for something a bit different then Radioparadise (SAY IT AIN'T SO!!). At those times, I turn on my XM Online. No recovery needed, it's just a well rounded listening experience. :cheesygrin:
tony620d wrote:
too many female artists on RP IMHO
too many stupid comments on RP IMHO
vvlee wrote:
I got more interested in her after hearing an interview and live peformance on NPR (click here) and finding out how she does everything herself live using a looping machine.
Yeah, that got me interested too, and lead to buying the CD. I find that nothing else on the CD quite matches the energy of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, but it's a good disc.
baboo wrote:
You're kidding, right? Your comment smells a bit misogynistic, me thinks.
don't feed the trolls...
TeddiB wrote:
they play this to death on the Starbucks channel on XM
Please, for your own good, stay away from that nonsense. We love you here. Don't drift. You will recover.
tony620d wrote:
too many female artists on RP IMHO
You're kidding, right? Your comment smells a bit misogynistic, me thinks.
they play this to death on the Starbucks channel on XM
Sweet! I love this cd! Thank you for yet another gem, RP!
tony620d wrote:
too many female artists on RP IMHO
Nonsense. KT rocks!
too many female artists on RP IMHO
... 10 ...
I got more interested in her after hearing an interview and live peformance on NPR (click here) and finding out how she does everything herself live using a looping machine.
tiddalick wrote:
Rubbish. Just a large dose of same old same old, no tunes, no hooks, and really nothing to separate it from anything one hears when shopping/in a lift/at a slightly disappointing dinner party. Think Dido, think Katie Melua, think zzz... Bleuch.
I'm curious....how much of this comment is affected by the fact that the writer & the artist playing are both from Scotland? Hmmmmn. Well, she's no Eddi Reader, but the vocals are soothing and soaring, so a 7 from me. Nice tune.
meghan89 wrote:
white bread. fluffy, plain white bread.
More like that new White wheat: (click here)
If it was not so overproduced might be better. Like someone said, a bit like Sarah Harmer...would have liked a version by her.
This kinda sounds like discussing politics - "you're the other side of the world to me"
I likey :dance: Furthermore - the entire CD plays well.
white bread. fluffy, plain white bread.
as i say again: "woo hoo"! :puke:
The only other thing I've ever heard by her is "Attack of the Killer Owl Background Singers" "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." I like her when she's unaccompanied by repeated "woo-hoo"-ing.
JTRox8 wrote:
I'm sad this record is like...35 bucks on Amazon because it's only available as an import. I've heard a couple of things off of it, and love them all. Definitely not the typical Top 100 stuff....trust me, I know the typical Top 100 stuff, and this *is not* it.
Try again. It's showing $12.99 as an import for me.
nice radiopop :sunny:
I'll gladly admit that I have some weakness for well-arranged, evocative pop, but this is a little bit too MOR/Adult Contemporary for me. Edit: Yeesh, I see that I already said almost exactly the same thing 3 weeks ago. At least I'm consistent. I'd forgotten I'd ever heard it.
Rubbish. Just a large dose of same old same old, no tunes, no hooks, and really nothing to separate it from anything one hears when shopping/in a lift/at a slightly disappointing dinner party. Think Dido, think Katie Melua, think zzz... Bleuch.
I'm sad this record is like...35 bucks on Amazon because it's only available as an import. I've heard a couple of things off of it, and love them all. Definitely not the typical Top 100 stuff....trust me, I know the typical Top 100 stuff, and this *is not* it.
nothing's schocking...pop like 100's in the radio now.. PS I hate that song which is some choir sounding like "woo hoo" or similar...
Love it!
Character, beat, rhyhtm, really something to jive too. New Rickie Lee Jones?
Definitly sexy, simple. Special in that way.
Not horrible, but definitely a little too slick and MOR for my tastes.
The guitar breaks after the chorus sound like Don Henleys "Learning to Live Without You"
Sounds like Kirsty Macoll singing a Don Henley cast-off. Me no likey, but harmless enough.
One of those popsongs in which everything "just" comes out right. Hard to explain why, but I especially like the way the line you're close enough to see sounds. A lovely, romantic song.
I like the song but does ne body know wat the whole album is like?
Well crafted but un-remarkable. :sleep:
For those that may not like KT Tunstal on the strenghth of one song, her album ain't no bland FM outing.
This kind of music is like fast food. It's quick, made palatable to everyone, satisfying in the moment but ultimately forgettable. I think I'll stick with the acquired taste. When you start to like it, the impression usually lasts longer.
Quite nicely rounding off four excellent British songs. Quality this one - best of the four. Thanks Bill!
Just bumped my rating to an "8"! I still think it's Sarah Harmmer every time this comes on though!