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#21 ALifeson85

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (RUSHandOSU @ Jun 4 2012, 10:08 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Jun 4 2012, 10:00 AM)
Seems like so far I'm the only one who actually really LIKES the title track... unsure.gif

dude im digging the title track right now  yes.gif  yes.gif  1022.gif  1022.gif

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

The title track is pretty boring imo yeah. On Anarchist now and it OWNS! So cool.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

Caravan and BU2B sound better to me. Dat bass.
The title song is a bit of a clusterfuck, but I like it.
Anarchist is my initial favorite. Sort of moves like a heavier 80s era song.
That riff on Seven Cities is pretty sweet. Almost sounds like it could've come from the first album.
Wreckers is good.
Wish Them Well is okay, but repetitive. Worst song on the album, BUT I don't hate it.
The Garden is purdy.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

Other than the new intro for BU2B, what differences are you all noticing between the original single release mixes and the album mix for Caravan & BU2B?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Jun 4 2012, 07:14 AM)
Other than the new intro for BU2B, what differences are you all noticing between the original single release mixes and the album mix for Caravan & BU2B?

I didn't listen to the singles much. I really avoided them (hate burning out songs before the full release).

But to my ears, it sounds like the mix is a little different. More clear, and with more punch (doesn't sound as weighty). Or maybe my memory is just bad.  

Edited by Mr. Henry Gale, 04 June 2012 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

Only thing I'm finding is that each of the songs are longer than they need to be. Like, without some changes to make the song sound different throughout, it just gets repetative at times. But other than that, so far we're doing well.

Caravan = way better than the original. Probably still my favorite song on the album at this point. It destroys face.
BU2B = Again, way better with the remix. Sounds more solid and smooth.
Clockwork Angels = Did nothing for me on the first listen. I'd give it a 1/10 at this point. Maybe it will get better after more listens.
Anarchist = immediately awesome, but as I said before, It doesnt need to be 6 minutes. I think the song was justified after about 4. Still though, excellent track.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:17 AM

Wreckers is one of the best things they have done in years. Not only is it catchy, lyrics are great, instrumentally it's really interesting (especially the break down at the end).



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'm on Carnies right now, and this song is AWESOME! It has new Rush sound, with a 'The Pass' solo and Permanent Waves guitar tones during certain parts! I think this is my fave so far  1022.gif  

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

Caravan sounds the same.. now getting into the new stuff! popcorn.gif

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

About half way through.

So far, so good.

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I like The Anarchist and Carnies.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Jun 4 2012, 11:14 AM)
Other than the new intro for BU2B, what differences are you all noticing between the original single release mixes and the album mix for Caravan & BU2B?

You serious? Like have you not heard it, and youre asking? Or have you heard it and just don't notice?

Well, theres some phaser effects, new vocal backups, theyre clearer, some of geddys bass playing is more intense during the solo than the original in caravan. bu2b has a much better mix and theres a few other noticable things.

EDIT: Half way thru and all initial actions are that this is all great except the title track.

Edited by UltimoGuitarist, 04 June 2012 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

Up to Seven Cities of Gold...love the bass intro.

So far, I've liked everything I've heard...though Halo Effect was a bit slow.  I'll need to dig into the lyrics more on that one.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (UltimoGuitarist @ Jun 4 2012, 10:19 AM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Jun 4 2012, 11:14 AM)
Other than the new intro for BU2B, what differences are you all noticing between the original single release mixes and the album mix for Caravan & BU2B?

You serious? Like have you not heard it, and youre asking? Or have you heard it and just don't notice?

Ha ha, well there's always option C - I've heard it and can't tell if I'm hearing new things because I'm listening on a different setup than normal and wanted to know what you guys are hearing.

Like, if I had a way to listen to it, I might be hearing a little more bass punched up in the Caravan mix, with keyboards more prominent in the non-vocal sections; an extra spoken vocal "death" at the end of BU2B that I didn't remember; and, hypothetically, things like that.  And, I might not be sure if I'm hearing things, especially if my original single copies I bought are on my home computer and I don't have a way to compare.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (UltimoGuitarist @ Jun 4 2012, 10:15 AM)
Only thing I'm finding is that each of the songs are longer than they need to be. Like, without some changes to make the song sound different throughout, it just gets repetative at times. But other than that, so far we're doing well.

Caravan = way better than the original. Probably still my favorite song on the album at this point. It destroys face.
BU2B = Again, way better with the remix. Sounds more solid and smooth.
Clockwork Angels = Did nothing for me on the first listen. I'd give it a 1/10 at this point. Maybe it will get better after more listens.
Anarchist = immediately awesome, but as I said before, It doesnt need to be 6 minutes. I think the song was justified after about 4. Still though, excellent track.

Totally agree, great post.

But RUSH wrote and recorded the songs to their ear, not mine.  I respect that.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

Clockwork Angels is so complex. Love the verses. Choruses are great. Lovin' it.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:29 AM

OK - my initial reactions...

Caravan - Just as awesome as it was 2 years ago. Noticed a few little subtle changes, but nothing major.

BU2B - I like the added intro. Still awesome and heavy as ever.

Clockwork Angels - LOVE IT...and dammit, I'm stickin' to it tongue.gif

The Anarchist - Pretty rockin' yes.gif

Carnies - Another "LOVE IT" tune 1022.gif

Halo Effect - Nice mellow song...

Seven Cities Of Gold - Not bad...Geddy's basswork is killer though yes.gif

BU2B2 - Short. Simple. Filler? Prehaps...but a neat little segue...

The Wreckers - AWESOME.

Headlong Flight - Yep - STILL an amazingly rockin' tune 1022.gif

Wish Them Well - Definatley the "weakest" track on the album. Not horrible, but not great, either.

The Garden - GREAT closing track. As Storm Shadow commented, it's very "purdy" yes.gif

Overall...GREAT ALBUM! yes.gif 1022.gif Better than Snakes & Arrows, for sure.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Jun 4 2012, 10:10 AM)
QUOTE (RUSHandOSU @ Jun 4 2012, 10:08 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Jun 4 2012, 10:00 AM)
Seems like so far I'm the only one who actually really LIKES the title track... unsure.gif

dude im digging the title track right now  yes.gif  yes.gif  1022.gif  1022.gif

1022.gif  1022.gif  1022.gif

LOVE the chorus yes.gif

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

And for anyone commenting on how the title track has too many/weird melody changes - I actually LOVE that...very Dream Theater-like yes.gif

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

Its funny how Neil said Wish Them Well was the song they put the most effort into and that he hates the song because of it, and it turns out to be the stinker on the album.

He said they dropped it once or twice, and it should have stayed there. Its just too kind of Foo Fighters to me. Doesnt fit in with the rest of the songs.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:33 AM

There are too many power chords.




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