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by TristramShandy
08 Nov 2019, 16:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album
Replies: 58
Views: 16363

Re: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album

Personally a bit disappointed after a first listen... I'll give it some more spins.
by TristramShandy
31 Oct 2019, 10:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: The Great Escape

TracyJosh wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 12:23
MOR really just offers nothing fresh or unique.
The guitar part, maybe?
by TristramShandy
25 Oct 2019, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: The Great Escape

Never ever would I remove Ernold Same from the The Great Escape ; maybe not the best track, but in my opinion it is the epitome of the spirit of the whole album. Agreed with JackS, I would replace Top Man by Ultranol , and possibly Charmless Man (a bit over the top) by, let's say, St Louis . One thi...
by TristramShandy
17 Oct 2019, 04:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned

Yes, that was it. I had forgotten the location.
by TristramShandy
16 Oct 2019, 19:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned
Replies: 16
Views: 2040

Re: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned

I remember seeing the painting in London some fifteen years ago. It's actually quite small, not much bigger than what you get on the CD cover.
by TristramShandy
01 Oct 2019, 04:56
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2743
Views: 485786

Re: The Beatles Thread

I just listened to the three CD edition, and it's pretty interesting. It's always odd to have new mixes, as you can hear details that were previously not obvious... It kind of changes your approach to the album. The demos and working versions are nice too, with some big revelations ( Something was o...
by TristramShandy
01 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Two mixes of Maggie May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Talking of mix differences, I only recently noticed how different the orchestral parts were on To The End (album version) and its counterpart with Françoise Hardy singing. Not only the ending of the song: the orchestration on the latter is muuuuuch richer, a whole orchestra playing, whereas the form...
by TristramShandy
18 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 2657

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

I've always liked Graham's solo work, and I find it very difficult to "rank" his albums. I reckon each of them has its own particularities. Maybe you could group the first four (and still, they're quite different from each other), then you could say Happiness and Love Travels form a pair, then The S...
by TristramShandy
16 May 2019, 18:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur and David Bowie
Replies: 30
Views: 8043

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Bowie has always fascinated me in his way of twisting the harmonic progressions in veeeery weird way, e.g. on Rock 'N' Roll Suicide : the song starts as a basic 4-chord sequence in C, nothing too far-fetched, but then there's this build-up where you don't really understand what's going on, and event...
by TristramShandy
01 May 2019, 14:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife 25 - Absolute Radio Audio Documentary
Replies: 12
Views: 2525

Re: Parklife 25 - Absolute Radio Audio Documentary

Grrr. One of the answers is wrong. Or the question is poorly worded. They've actually headlined Glastonbury 3 times, but they've only counted the 2 Main Stage ones. This reminds me of the quiz that was once on the official website (to win the 21 boxset or something), with this question: " Song 2 fe...
by TristramShandy
09 Mar 2019, 10:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: Blur Live albums

I agree that both All The People and Parklive have an apalling sound quality. If my memory serves me well, on the footage of Parklive you can see Alex changing his bass in the middle of one of the first songs (broken string?), and the sound is so muddy it's not even noticeable that the bass has gone...
by TristramShandy
13 Feb 2019, 07:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Advert
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Advert

Does anyone have an idea what Damon mumbles in the middle of Advert? Between 2'51" and 2'59"... I'm trying hard but cannot clearly understand (and there's a delay on his voice which doesn't help).
Thanks!
by TristramShandy
02 Feb 2019, 17:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours

I think 'Chicken & Fries' is probably what became 'Don't be'. Given the song starts with Damon repeatedly saying "chicken and, chicken and, chicken and friieess". Well spotted! It makes perfect sense. I just don't know how I remembered this unissued track title, it was something I must have read so...
by TristramShandy
29 Jan 2019, 20:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours

Yeah, I've been trying to do that some time ago, but without much success... (1) is obviously Ambulance . :P (6) should be Caravan ... For (5), if I remember well, there was an unissued track named Chicken & Fries , could be that... I thought there was one with an obvious character falling into a ho...
by TristramShandy
18 Nov 2018, 18:05
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2743
Views: 485786

Re: The Beatles Thread

Has anyone of you ever cut/pasted Her Majesty into its normal/original place in the medley? It was supposed to be after Mean Mr. Mustard (hence the opening chord of Her Majesty , which is in fact the ending of Mustard ) and before Polythene Pam (hence the brutal stop at the end of Her Majesty which ...