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Fleet Foxes — Blue Ridge Mountains
Album: Fleet Foxes
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7.2

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Released: 2008
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lie down with me, my dear
Lie down
Under stormy night, tell nobody

My brother, where do you intend to go tonight?
I heard that you missed your connecting flight
To the Blue Ridge Mountains, over near Tennessee

You're ever welcome with me anytime you like
Let's drive to the countryside, leave behind some green-eyed look-alikes
So no one gets worried, no
So no one gets worried, no

But, Sean, don't get careless
I'm sure it'll be fine
I love you, I love you
Oh, brother of mine

In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest

And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And a yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

Terrible, am I, child?
Even if you don't mind

In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest

And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And a yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

Terrible, am I, child?
Even if you don't mind
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Blissful music😎
Ah, yes, Fleet Foxes, the soundtrack of my Brooklyn Bubble
More hammered dulcimer! 
Nederlandse Spreekwoorden (Dutch proverbs); how many can you pick out (I seem to remember that there are about 100 depicted in the painting.)


TerryS wrote:
This album cover garnered the well deserved Best Art Vinyl Award 2008,
The music has legs, too. Perhaps not the 450 years the Old Peter  Bruegel has held sway, but there's still hope. 

 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Oooh....sounds like a  hammered dulcimer being played.  

Wow...ya mean bands in 2000s are actually trying to get creative and experiment?  

 
Not that I've known a lot of them, but the musicians that I know are trying to experiment all the time. The keys are whether audiences appreciate their efforts (performed live? probably. recordings to a wider audience? much less likely) and whether a record company can capitalize on it.
Seamless transition from Edvard Grieg's Morning Mood {#Cheesygrin}
This album cover garnered the well deserved Best Art Vinyl Award 2008,
The music has legs, too. Perhaps not the 450 years the Old Peter  Bruegel has held sway, but there's still hope. 
good songwriters
you got to appreciate a hammered dulcimer when you hear one....even Joni Mitchell stays away from it!
New album and 2017 world tour supposedly in the works.
Mandolin Monday? What?, no wait, it's Wednesday
Two mandolin centric sounds in a row.
 BCarn wrote:
A shame they split up. 

 
According to Wikipedia they're just off hiatus and working on new material.  Take that for what it's worth.... 
A shame they split up. 
Thank you RP for intruducing this band and this particular song to me.
This always reminds me of Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago when they're riding through the snow. 
yes to all the good comments - peace and love to all {#Wave}
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL
Never tire of hearing this beautiful harmony, instruments and lyrics.  {#Cool}
I must say the more I hear the more I like.{#Guitarist}
{#Bananajam}
perfect this morning {#Cowboy}
in the quivering forest...
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
I just can't help but love these guys. The lyrics are like tiny snippets from a larger story, and the music makes it feel more like a fable than anything. On top of that, they're very musically talented, and always play with interesting melodies and harmonies.
These guys and My Morning Jacket sound identical to me.
 mike_chouinard wrote:
This was the best track off the album for my money.

 
I agree-with "White Winter Hymnal" a close second.
 
 lavaracer wrote:
Music stolen from Renaisance -Midas Man and Ashes are Burning with Annie.  Better songs...
 
It's likely these guys never even heard either of those songs, none of them were born when those albums came out and Renaissance never got a whole lot of airplay, especially in the lifetimes of the members of this band.  It's possible these guys have never heard any songs by Renaissance.  The chord progression is mostly an adorned I-IV (with some sixth and major sevenths thrown in) in a minor key - a sort of progression which existed before the 20th century.  However, Fleet Foxes do seem to favor that full, layered acoustic sound which Renaissance often did.
Oooh....sounds like a  hammered dulcimer being played.  

Wow...ya mean bands in 2000s are actually trying to get creative and experiment?  
Hints of David Crosby
 lavaracer wrote:
Music stolen from Renaisance -Midas Man and Ashes are Burning with Annie.  Better songs...
 
Ashes Are Burning? You're kidding.

Still, I thought it was Boy & Bear. 
Music stolen from Renaisance -Midas Man and Ashes are Burning with Annie.  Better songs...
I really should like them, but I don't...
 calle01 wrote:
SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Does'nt.
Trains near me don't sound like the strumming of an acoustic guitar

Do love the sounds of trains, tho - especially a train horn in the distance at night
I mistook them for Coldplay.
 peregrin wrote:
They sound like a damn train horn in the distance at the beginning there.

Instant PSD.

 

What a pity! You've missed something great.
What a glorious noise, thank you F.F.
They sound like a damn train horn in the distance at the beginning there.

Instant PSD.
Love it.

Being from, and having a home in the blue ridge mountains over near tennessee and all.
{#Bananasplit}This is one of those, when it come on I instantly recognise it as "on of the good ones I like".
 
 cementfloor wrote:
Have these guys dropped off the planet?  Anyone have any info?  I have been really looking forward to their follow up to this disc.  Thanks!

 
I read an article about them a couple of weeks ago. They are on hiatus right now - lead singer is finishing college degree. I think (this is from memory) he's writing songs still, and plans are for a new record but it may be a while before it gets out.
 asusinskas wrote:
I guess history will decide if FF are musically relevant.  In my opinion, they will soon be forgotten.

 
I guess five years of play here on RP will decide if Fleet Foxes are musically relevant. Seems like BillG doesn't want to forget them. 
Blech.
yup, a year later, still good for the ears   

  wrangler wrote:

so good for the ears right now (and any other time too)  {#Cowboy}



 


I guess history will decide if FF are musically relevant.  In my opinion, they will soon be forgotten.
Just logged off and PF comes on Thanks RP - this is playing at a perfect time for me

Miss you Shane


 
 dennis_chary wrote:

Here we go again RP listeners.If this lovely tune had been made by CSN@Y circa 1968 or Simon and Garfunkel circa 1966,this rating would jump from a "solid" 7.2 to a stratopheric 9.4 or so.While these fine but overrated 60's icons are obvious influences,"Blue Ridge Mountains"is by no means an inferior ripoff.The harmonizing is just as good,if not better than CSN@Y without the smug sense of self importance that pervaded so much of their music. 



  How true

Here we go again RP listeners.If this lovely tune had been made by CSN@Y circa 1968 or Simon and Garfunkel circa 1966,this rating would jump from a "solid" 7.2 to a stratopheric 9.4 or so.While these fine but overrated 60's icons are obvious influences,"Blue Ridge Mountains"is by no means an inferior ripoff.The harmonizing is just as good,if not better than CSN@Y without the smug sense of self importance that pervaded so much of their music. 


I use to listen to this album some time ago and appreciated to hear a song from time to time in RP. But this is becoming really boring after a few times ...
Sorry, sure I am repeating myself, but the harmonies always seem on the sharp side to me. It's a bit like fingernails on a blackboard to me.
See you all in a few minutes.... 
simply amazing band! only recently discovered but i cant stop listening.
my favorite song is "Grow Ocean" pure magic!!!!! 

check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GGP8aY4gBo

thnx RP  
 cementfloor wrote:
Have these guys dropped off the planet?  Anyone have any info?  I have been really looking forward to their follow up to this disc.  Thanks!

 

Well the followup was Helplesness Blues which is actually pretty well represented here, if you are a regular listener you have probably heard something from that album already. I actually like that album better than this one.  However, this was a couple of years ago and now they have dropped off the planet.  From what I heard it is a combination of too many of these type of bands saturating the market and the lead singer is like totally full of himself and turns people off. Meh, whatever. I think they are OK, but if they don't generate enough interest to maintain a living through music no one said that was a right to be able to do that anyway, it is a priviledge.
the "Graffitti6" version is of this song is awesome{#Sunny}
Have these guys dropped off the planet?  Anyone have any info?  I have been really looking forward to their follow up to this disc.  Thanks!
Liked it at first..and overplayed...keep lowering the rate...too bad...
 :+:_DL wrote:
Overrated.
Overplayed.
 
 

I agree to disagree
Overrated.
Overplayed.
 

so good for the ears right now (and any other time too)  {#Cowboy}


Great song from a great album!
PSD => J. J. Cale. I'll take it.
Hmmmmm,nice!!!!
8 => 9. Just a lovely song.
 WhiteWater wrote:

yes,yes,yes. Annoying. PSD brought up a John Hiatt tune - aahhhh... much better!
 
You poor soul, stuck in a reverse universe.

7 {#Arrow} 8
 ..or boxer rebellion  richlister wrote:
Sounds just like Fleet Foxes.
 


The Blue Ridge Mountains are indeed an inspirational place. This song however, is still a 2.
{#Cool}
 richlister wrote:
Sounds just like Fleet Foxes.
 
Yes, a shameless rip-off.  However, The Blue Ridge Mountains can be a very inspirational locale.
Sounds just like Fleet Foxes.
Reading through some of the comments, I have to say that I side with those who say this is excellent.  It is not main stream and it stands apart from most of the drivel you find in most of the pop-bands.  I like!
This song and this band are just limp.
This was the best track off the album for my money.
{#Daisy}
 fuzzy wrote:
annoying...annoying...annoying...
 
yes,yes,yes. Annoying. PSD brought up a John Hiatt tune - aahhhh... much better!
It's been too long since I've heard this song...! {#Angel}
Love the atmosphere this song sets and how it is performed. So big thumbs up for me!
One of few songs that haunts me. A masterpiece.
 vandal wrote:


 
Now, tell us what you really think, Vandal.  LOL

 Alexandra wrote:
Beautiful.

Goin' there this weekend! {#Jump}
 


This song grows on me 8>9
 ckcotton wrote:
Going up 8.... 9
 
A relatively new band for me. 7 to 8 tonight!

Going up 8.... 9
 fingerpin wrote:
Still absolutely love this song. :)
 
Agree!!

Still absolutely love this song. :)
 Poacher wrote:

No cowbell. . . people want cowbell. . . 
 

good point... {#Lol}
 Dogforts wrote:

Dreadful vocals and awful harmonies? Really? Even though each one of the band members is extremely well versed in music theory and have a life-long musical background?

Compare the vocal harmonies of Fleet Foxes to Simon & Garfunkel or even The Beach Boys. There's no contest, Fleet Fixes trumps them all. You just don't like them because they are popular.
That and you probably wouldn't know real music if it walked up and laid its balls across your eyes.

God damn hipsters.
 
bullshit
 
 MiracleDrug wrote:
well written...

well played...

well sung...

well orchestrated...

well produced...

well recorded...

dont get the HATE {#Stupid}
 
No cowbell. . . people want cowbell. . . 
 planet_lizard wrote:
I don't really understand all the vicious hatred for this band. Am I missing something? Are they a bunch of paedophiles?

I think they're great....
 
I'm there with you.  Fleet Foxes are great.

well written...

well played...

well sung...

well orchestrated...

well produced...

well recorded...

dont get the HATE {#Stupid}


I've never heard this song or band before...and loved it.  Maybe some things are just over-analyzed sometimes, or something...I don't get it.  Maybe I'm just not real fond of overly mean-spirited judgements on art that many folks enjoy.  If you don't like it, fine...but just move on!
 garycha wrote:


Yes, many times worse.  Made worse by the OTT critical acclaim heaped on these charlatans.   Twinky wannabe America soundalikes with woefully weak tunes, dreadful vocals and awful harmonies.  And beards.
 
Dreadful vocals and awful harmonies? Really? Even though each one of the band members is extremely well versed in music theory and have a life-long musical background?

Compare the vocal harmonies of Fleet Foxes to Simon & Garfunkel or even The Beach Boys. There's no contest, Fleet Fixes trumps them all. You just don't like them because they are popular.
That and you probably wouldn't know real music if it walked up and laid its balls across your eyes.

God damn hipsters.


 planet_lizard wrote:
I don't really understand all the vicious hatred for this band. Am I missing something? Are they a bunch of paedophiles?

I think they're great....
  I think they're great too.  Let the dogs bark...the caravan passes on


 peter_james_bond wrote:
BRM
 

Goin' there this weekend! {#Jump}
BRM


Fleet Foxes creates some wonderful music. And is perfect for Radio Paradise. Mixed in with other awesome songs.  But it is virtually impossible to listen to a Fleet Foxes album all the way through. Can't really explain it.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
And yet I think I like this song!
 
No, I know I do like this song very much! Great!

 planet_lizard wrote:
I don't really understand all the vicious hatred for this band. Am I missing something? Are they a bunch of paedophiles?

I think they're great....
 
Me too! If you look at the comments you'll see that there are only a few misguided souls with a hate on for the band. Most of the RP rating audience likes the band.

I don't really understand all the vicious hatred for this band. Am I missing something? Are they a bunch of paedophiles?

I think they're great....
 Whimary wrote:
I bought this album, thinking it deserved a whole listen if it's on RP.  The WHOLE album sucked!  I threw it away.
 

Yea, I agree it was not great, kinda so-so. But I tell you their latest release is much, much better. I was pleasantly surprised!
 Whimary wrote:
I bought this album, thinking it deserved a whole listen if it's on RP.  The WHOLE album sucked!  I threw it away.
 
Did you hear any of it on RP first?

 Whimary wrote:
I bought this album, thinking it deserved a whole listen if it's on RP.  The WHOLE album sucked!  I threw it away.
 
That is why I love the public library, grab it there first if its available and get a good listen before spending any money...

I bought this album, thinking it deserved a whole listen if it's on RP.  The WHOLE album sucked!  I threw it away.
 vandal wrote:
the urge to purge
 
That about describes it for me too....resisting the urge to mute, always forget to turn it back up for too long.

JUST TERRIBLE - even makes me angry, so boring!
 fingerpin wrote:
billybob123 wrote:

Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand
Fiery Furnaces
Friendly Fires
Foo Fighters

any more?

 Poacher wrote:

Fat Freddy
 

Fine Frenzy
I am completely obsessed with this Fleet Foxes song. For some reason, which I cannot explain, it makes me cry.  {#Think}
 
. . . makes me cry too, so I plug my ears. . .

plug your ears 
billybob123 wrote:

Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand
Fiery Furnaces
Friendly Fires
Foo Fighters

any more?

 Poacher wrote:

Fat Freddy
 

Fine Frenzy
I am completely obsessed with this Fleet Foxes song. For some reason, which I cannot explain, it makes me cry.  {#Think}

I liked this the first two dozen times I heard it on here, but no more. Not many tunes get overplayed on RP, but this is one of them.

I'm tired of hearing this... I'm tired of hearing this... I'm tired of hearing this...
So far...this is the second tune from this album that I like. Purchase looms in my immediate future.
 billybob123 wrote:
Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand
Fiery Furnaces
Friendly Fires
Foo Fighters

any more?
 
Fat Freddy
 billybob123 wrote:
Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand
Fiery Furnaces
Friendly Fires
Foo Fighters

any more?
 
five for fighting should earn me some bonus points


Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand
Fiery Furnaces
Friendly Fires
Foo Fighters

any more?
I do find their sound rather derivative of other groups - CSNY and My Morning Jacket especially - but this is breathtakingly beautiful, I may nevertheless wind up buying this album.
Looking forward to their new album.  This song is wonderful, makes me want to get into the Mountains, I think will.
And yet I think I like this song!
 vandal wrote:
the urge to purge
 

I actually like this song, but this made me laugh out loud...
 stonesmaster wrote:
Makes me want to be in the Appalachians on this beautiful fall day.
 
Mountains

the urge to purge
 Netto wrote:
Some watercolor-rainy sound.. Coverwork is fine — Pieter Bruegel (?)
 

Yes, Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Netherlandish Proverbs
 vandal wrote:
still not liking this. . .
 
Liking this the more I hear it.  Up to an 8 for me.
still not liking this. . .
 Netto wrote:
Some watercolor-rainy sound.. Coverwork is fine — Pieter Bruegel (?)
 
Hieronymous Bosch, I think, though I'm most definitely no art expert. What I do know is that it's way out of copyright, so it'll have cost zip to produce the cover. FF are yet another exponent of what I'd like to call Nu-Folk except that that term's been used in the past. Along with bands like Mumford & Sons and The Decemberists, this genre is starting to get a bit stereotyped and tedious, to my ears anyway.