Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby chickendinna » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:57 am

Yeah BA, I jumped the gun, I thought(wrongly, I might add) that I wouldn't be able to secure a copy, because these types of releases are usually limited and in high demand. Now I know for next time. Anyway, your recording is great and already sitting in my hard drive. Thanks BA

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby stricttime81 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:37 am

bronxapostle wrote:is it my imagination Mike or me not having heard enough of it: seems VERY light on EC to me.


Dismssing the instrumental snippets, of the four proper songs only Cincos seems to have deleted some of EC's vocals in favor of Black Thought, I think.
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby bronxapostle » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:31 pm

oh...glad to hear that. guess that one was the only one i heard all the way through so far. cool. i'm thinking Friday might work best for me about straight up noon. is that ok strict?

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Postby stricttime81 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:12 pm

bronxapostle wrote:oh...glad to hear that. guess that one was the only one i heard all the way through so far. cool. i'm thinking Friday might work best for me about straight up noon. is that ok strict?


Ok, sounds good!
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:38 pm

And No Coffee Table wrote:Lyric video for "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" featuring Black Thought:
http://www.okayplayer.com/news/the-root ... video.html

Now also on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybeG-3X8c0
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby cwr » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:04 pm

OOF. I don't mind paying 10 bucks for this, but anything above that is rough.

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Postby docinwestchester » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:48 pm

I got my preordered CD from Vintage Vinyl (NJ) in the mail today. I like all the full length reworks, especially Tripwire and Walk Us Uptown. This is the first I've heard of Antibalas. They seem like an interesting band.

http://www.antibalas.com/

And they are playing the New Year's Eve show at SOB's in NYC which will probably be a great party!

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Postby Ymaginatif » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:52 am

I can't get excited about this.

Even the actual album doesn't get played by me anymore. Struggled through about 5 or 6 spins. Behind the sparkling production lies some of the laziest songwriting in Costello's career.
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Postby stricttime81 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Ymaginatif wrote:I can't get excited about this.

Even the actual album doesn't get played by me anymore. Struggled through about 5 or 6 spins. Behind the sparkling production lies some of the laziest songwriting in Costello's career.


Prince, is that you? What's your beef with Elvis? lol
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby bronxapostle » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:01 pm

stricttime81 wrote:
Ymaginatif wrote:I can't get excited about this.

Even the actual album doesn't get played by me anymore. Struggled through about 5 or 6 spins. Behind the sparkling production lies some of the laziest songwriting in Costello's career.


Prince, is that you? What's your beef with Elvis? lol


hey, we know Prince is prone to bitchy streaks! only kidding...love the guy since 1980 and have EVERY record (released on vinyl and cd, at least...too much internet/fan club releases for ME to afford!) and Ymaginatif is okay in my book too. i bet the official LP will STILL grow on you down the road. it is great.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby Ymaginatif » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:24 am

Well, I have since returned to albums like Blood And Chocolate, Spike, Get Happy, and enjoyed them so much more! When the albums were filled to the brim with melody, clever arrangements etc. etc.
Back in the day when Elvis Costello was still striving to make superior pop music.

This album is merely a novelty album. Doesn't add anything new. It's a vignette of other people's style. The Elvis Costello input is old and tired.

I love grooves and funk music + Tripwire is a beautiful little song. To put it in a culinary way: whereas EC used to put three bars of chocolate in an album, it seems he now crumbled some chocolate powder into somebody else's coffee ...

It might grow on me ... you never know. But I'm missing some sort of forward momentum in EC's writing style for the last decade and a half ... (you catch me on a grumpy day :wink: )
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby charliestumpy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:53 am

I agree.

Having paid my money many times for many versions, I also choose to return for re-replaying (especially via LP12 vinyl) to EC alba up until mid-90s last millennium.

Having played my SE Wise Up twice/the latest remix thang once, it's the old stuff we 3 in my house enjoy.

We have played the re-mixes 700000 times, but the original SE CD only twice.
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby charliestumpy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:56 am

700001.
'Sometimes via the senses, mostly in the mind (or pocket)'.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby Dr. Luther » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:51 pm

I just nailed a copy for $8.99 -- 10 minutes from my house.
I hadn't even thought to look at any local stores.

Here's a store locator from the Costello website:
(If it hasn't already been pointed out here...)

http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby VelvetVoice » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:48 pm

I picked up one of these the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Trying to memorize the words to Cinco Minutos Con Vos. I also want to sing it in French and Italian. He asked me at Storrs whether I wanted him to sing it in French. Hell yes!

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby krm » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:33 am

Vinyl version exists according to Instagram from ?uestlove.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby pophead2k » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:43 pm

I like this version of Tripwire just as much as the one on WUG. Great stuff. This is a remix album I can get behind.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby docinwestchester » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:45 pm

krm wrote:Vinyl version exists according to Instagram from ?uestlove.


http://instagram.com/p/hwO4ywwa8r/

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:13 pm

EC's website posts this: http://www.elviscostello.com/homepage#/ ... -vinyl/557

Wise Up: Thought - Now Available Digitally & on 10" Vinyl

Elvis Costello & The Roots

Premiere Lyric Video for ‘Walk Us Uptown- Antibalas Rework’ TODAY!

Available For Viewing Exclusively on Esquire.com

Wise Up: Thought - Now Available Digitally & on 10” Vinyl

Elvis Costello and The Roots have premiered the lyric video for “Walk Us Uptown – Antibalas Rework.” The track can be found on Wise Up: Thought, the remix EP companion to Wise Up Ghost- the genre-defying collaborative tour de fource from Elvis Costello and The Roots that was released earlier this year to critical acclaim.

The remix video is available for viewing exclusively via Esquire.com. PRESS HERE ( http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/el ... ck=main_sr ) to check it out.

The track is also now available digitally PRESS HERE ( http://smarturl.it/wiseupthought-itunes ) to purchase, and on 10” vinyl PRESS HERE ( http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Up-Thought-R ... lvis+roots ) to purchase.

Wise Up: Thought was produced by longtime Roots associate, Steven Mandel together with Elvis Costello, and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.

The collection is available exclusively via Blue Note Records.
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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:53 pm

Please use this link for the vinyl -

http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Up-Thought-R ... o%2C+roots


and this forum gets a few pennies for the referral.

The cost , including standard post to Europe, was €15.60.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby SoulForHire » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:42 pm

Went Christmas shopping at my local indy record store. They had several copies on CD and a few vinyl. Picked up a CD for about $8.

I absolutely LOVE Wise Up Ghost. Thus, I was thinking I would dig the remixes. However, Wise Up Thought, unfortunately, seems like something only for the completist. Nothing that really grabs me even though I am a big fan of the source material. Even less essential than "Cruel Smile," which I actually like quite a bit.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:39 am

Does anyone know why this has not been released in the UK?

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:51 am

Probably because , as Elvis once said, the masses in the UK have him 'in a box marked 1978'.

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Re: Wise Up: Thought Remixes And Reworks

Postby Pigalle » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:09 am

In case anyone in the UK still wants the CD it is now available through amazon.co.uk:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wise-Up-Thought ... B00FI2PJ5G


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