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TrivialPursuit

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Adele One Night Only (CBS & Paramount+)

Did anyone watch the CBS special with Adele (and Oprah) tonight.

"When We Were Young" is such a great fucking song. "Hold On" was gut wrenching.

The thing with the couple (not spoiling just yet) had me crying so hard, not even exaggerating. I suppose I just like seeing people happy.

Thoughts from those who watched?


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Reply #1 posted 11/14/21 8:49pm

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Reply #2 posted 11/14/21 10:14pm

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/21 10:36pm

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The thread states, "Thoughts from those who watched."

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #4 posted 11/14/21 11:11pm

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Ugh can’t stand Oprah, who asked her?
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Reply #5 posted 11/15/21 5:14am

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TrivialPursuit said:

The thread states, "Thoughts from those who watched."

I recorded this and will watch it sometime this week. I'm looking forward to it.

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Reply #6 posted 11/15/21 6:24am

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Ugh I can't stand watching

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Reply #7 posted 11/15/21 5:28pm

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alphastreet said:

Ugh can’t stand Oprah, who asked her?


Adele did.

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Reply #8 posted 11/15/21 5:28pm

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Empress said:

TrivialPursuit said:

The thread states, "Thoughts from those who watched."

I recorded this and will watch it sometime this week. I'm looking forward to it.


I was just bawling through it. Then, about an hour in - I'm really bawling. It was all so well put together.

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Reply #9 posted 11/15/21 9:44pm

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I saw her perform 2 new songs, both amazing lyrics, I think one was Hold on. Don't know how to see the whole thing here in europe
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Reply #10 posted 11/15/21 11:56pm

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nextedition said:

I saw her perform 2 new songs, both amazing lyrics, I think one was Hold on. Don't know how to see the whole thing here in europe


It's on the Paramount+ app, but don't know if that's over there.

There is a UK special coming on the 21st I believe. It'll be a whole different program.

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Reply #11 posted 11/16/21 3:46pm

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Im going to have to sit down and really listen to Adele. I like her voice I just never listened to any of her albums. They say shes good at singing songs about heartbreak. I dont think anyone will ever sing about a broken heart with the same conviction as Phyllis Hyman did, but I will give Adele a try. Im deperate for some "new" quality music right now.
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kitbradley said:

Im going to have to sit down and really listen to Adele. I like her voice I just never listened to any of her albums. They say shes good at singing songs about heartbreak. I dont think anyone will ever sing about a broken heart with the same conviction as Phyllis Hyman did, but I will give Adele a try. Im deperate for some "new" quality music right now.


She's certainly no slouch.

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Reply #13 posted 11/16/21 5:26pm

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Sorry I missed it.

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gandorb said:

Sorry I missed it.


I bet they rerun it over the weekend, or nearer to Thanksgiving. Keep an eye out. It's also on the Paramount+ app. Might be a good time to get that free trial.

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Reply #15 posted 11/16/21 6:26pm

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My eyes welled up & before you know it the waterworks were in full effect. I still don’t have the interest in pursuing her music, but dammit that performance put the cynic in me to rest.

Amazing show! Yes, she definitely deserves her success.
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/21 8:27am

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I forgot about it even though they have been promoting it heavily. I will try to find it somewhere online. 🧐
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Reply #17 posted 11/18/21 9:56am

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It was on the television where I was at and the L.A. sunset looked pretty. I remember her saying that she had hand-picked her event audience--that was cute, but the broadcast was mostly background effect to me with the exception of the really popular songs that caught my ear--I don't have a laser-focus on her career or personal life. I generally have neither bad nor great impressions, but great for Adele! I do wonder which jazz artists may have or will interpret her songs.

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I also remember back when Jamie Foxx had his network tv concert after he had gotten super-popular.

It's interesting how the media exec's work out these kind of events!

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Reply #18 posted 11/18/21 10:15am

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Her album leaked this morning and I've been listening to it all day. It's pretty great. There were moments listening to it when I remembered how I felt listening to The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill for the first time: very personal, very old soul with "new" tricks, thematic, sad but warm. And of course that voice is just stellar. Part of why I think people latch on to her the way they do is that she puts out real music, with actual melodies and song structure, and a thoughtful lyric. Not just grooves with minimal changes, with a repeated phrase or word masquarading as a chorus. If she can do it, why don't others?

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Reply #19 posted 11/18/21 10:55am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Part of why I think people latch on to her the way they do is that she puts out real music, with actual melodies and song structure, and a thoughtful lyric.

I think she sells physical product like CDs because they are sold in a lot of places that don't normally sell music like Walgreen's, Whole Foods, & gas stations. It's there where people can see it and not just in a record store that most people don't go to or may not even have in their town/city. Not everybody shops online and they can't use cash or checks for that. Many people still don't know how to use a computer in the first place. If the general public see a CD in a store, they will more likely know it exists and purchase it. Someone buying a CD online is likely to already know about it. Also notice that this album is coming out around the Christmas season. There was an article recently that a lot of vinyl albums by other acts are being delayed because Adele's label ordered a large amount of her new one.

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If she can do it, why don't others?

Maybe because in general the type of music she makes doesn't sell, or with today's audience get as many streams as what's on Top 40 radio. Just because one act has a lot of success doesn't automatically mean somebody else will. Like in the 1980s, no other smooth jazz act had the huge sales of Kenny G. None of the other acts Quincy Jones produced sold like Thriller.

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Germanegro said:

It was on the television where I was at and the L.A. sunset looked pretty. I remember her saying that she had hand-picked her event audience--that was cute, but the broadcast was mostly background effect to me with the exception of the really popular songs that caught my ear--I don't have a laser-focus on her career or personal life. I generally have neither bad nor great impressions, but great for Adele! I do wonder which jazz artists may have or will interpret her songs.


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I also remember back when Jamie Foxx had his network tv concert after he had gotten super-popular.


It's interesting how the media exec's work out these kind of events!


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The venue is amazing, I love the Griffith observatory. I didn’t know people performed there though.
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