Length of North

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Length of North

Postby BlueChair » Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:30 pm

Is it just me, or is North a really short album? It seems to whizz by pretty quickly.

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Postby noiseradio » Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:41 pm

It's short. And I'm glad. That's not a slam. I just think it gets in, gets out, and makes its point. Much more would be overkill.
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Postby DrJ » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:30 pm

I second that. Some of EC's stuff is overlong. ATUB, 12 tracks, superduper. WIWC, 16 tracks (over here anyway) too long. I never subscribed to the cd thing that just because you had 75 minutes, you should fill them. All records should be 40-45 minutes, or shorter.

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Postby Jackson Monk » Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:56 am

it's just the right length. i have to agree that WIWC was ruined by the fact that it was waaaaaayy too long. If EC had dropped 4 or even 6 tunes, it would have been a much better record.

I would have definitely left out Dust 2, Dissolve and Oh Well. There not necessarily bad tunes but they seem superfluous to me.

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Postby Pov » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:18 am

I agree I think that North is just the right length. I can listen to the whole record in one sitting, plus one or two of the extra tracks, on my train ride home.

Does anyone else but me REALLY like the song Impatience?

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:28 am

I guess that was kind of my point. Why not just put all the "extra" tracks on the actual disc?

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Postby Pov » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:15 am

BlueChair wrote:I guess that was kind of my point. Why not just put all the "extra" tracks on the actual disc?


In this case, I think the extra tracks are not in keeping with the mood of the album, so it was appropriate to keep them off. Of course, I'm sure they'll be released on some EP that we'll be able to purchase for a reasonable price ;)

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:21 am

Pov wrote:Does anyone else but me REALLY like the song Impatience?


*puts hand up*

I do! I voted it as my favourite track although I had to ask if it counts as it's a bonus track. It's in another thread.
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Postby the poisoner » Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:34 am

i agree with blue chair.

i think the extras shoulda been placed at the end of this album.
maybe with a python-like interlude telling you the album is now over.

north is way too short, actually.
i find that just as i start getting into it is over. i do not think shite should be put in for the sake of 'e x t e n d i n g' but I woulda liked more.

as far as 'wiwc' if i find i am kinda pressed for time i start at soul for hire and go through to the end.
that makes a nice album that way, too.
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Postby LessThanZero » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:03 pm

What about having 7 minutes of silence after I'm in the Mood Again, and then tacking on North and Impatience?? You know that old chestnut.

What is Impatience like anyway? Is it a rock song?
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Postby pip_52 » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:07 pm

LessThanZero wrote:What is Impatience like anyway? Is it a rock song?



Its as close to a rock song as North is going to give you . . .

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Postby LessThanZero » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:14 pm

so it's like Kashmir? :lol: or that puff daddy song? :twisted:
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Postby noiseradio » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:49 pm

I think all his future releases should be packaged like the reissues. The album on one disc and the b-sides and bonus material on the other.
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Postby LessThanZero » Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:51 pm

NOISE, would the reissues of those albums then be 4 disc packages??
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Postby noiseradio » Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:22 pm

8. No less than 8.
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Postby LessThanZero » Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:35 pm

Oh my gosh, that would be.....GREAT!!!
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Postby martinfoyle » Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:48 pm

http://www.shelbylynne.com/music.html
Another excellent 40 minute album just out is the latest by Shelby Lynne, Identity Crisis. For the most part its just her and a guitar. It's a great return to form after that ghastly album she made with Glen Ballard. A few of the tracks slightly rock out a bit, its just the right length. That and the new My Morning Jacket are getting heavy play with me at the moment.


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