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Old 05-19-2014, 10:11 PM   #121
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #122
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I'm all for high-res audio and such but the album isn't all that great...

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Speaking of this album, did they ever discover the mystery behind the Publius guy??? I remember being intrigued by that YEARS ago, haha!
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:07 PM   #123
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I'm all for high-res audio and such but the album isn't all that great...

Speaking of this album, did they ever discover the mystery behind the Publius guy??? I remember being intrigued by that YEARS ago, haha!
I read an interview with Gilmour not too long ago and he admitted it was all a marketing thing that he wasn't involved with.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:47 PM   #124
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I read an interview with Gilmour not too long ago and he admitted it was all a marketing thing that he wasn't involved with.
Interesting, did anything come of it?

EDIT: Never mind, just looked it up.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #125
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I'm excited for this for sure, but man I wish they would do an Immersion set for Meddle and Animals already. There's known to be an alternate studio version of Echoes, and countless soundboards they could release for the Meddle one. They claim they don't have anything from the 1977 tour, but there has to be SOMETHING they could release for an Animals set. They were one of the biggest acts in '77, and those '77 shows were fuckin huge/sold out. I just find it so hard to believe they don't have anything in the vaults worth releasing....
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:50 AM   #126
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I'm excited for this for sure, but man I wish they would do an Immersion set for Meddle and Animals already. There's known to be an alternate studio version of Echoes, and countless soundboards they could release for the Meddle one. They claim they don't have anything from the 1977 tour, but there has to be SOMETHING they could release for an Animals set. They were one of the biggest acts in '77, and those '77 shows were fuckin huge/sold out. I just find it so hard to believe they don't have anything in the vaults worth releasing....
Love me some Animals.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #127
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Mario, here's Nirvana's worldwide sales records- [Only registered users can see links.]

I'm not sure of DMB's, but do you think it is anywhere near 110,000,000?

What's DMB's? Nirvana is absolutely HUGE internationally, is DMB anywhere near that? I don't understand how you could think more people worldwide know DMB considering the very small amount of tours, and what I'm going to guess is nowhere near the same sales figures
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #128
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Guys lets continue the Nirvana discussion in here so they can unlock the other thread.

Mario, please post the website you looked up Nirvana's Q score vs. DMB's
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #129
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I'm somewhere in the middle on this discussion. So I'll sit back and watch.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:08 PM   #130
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I'm somewhere in the middle on this discussion. So I'll sit back and watch.
I'm also somewhere in the middle but probably leaning DMB.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #131
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Oh see, mjf... you did lure a couple unsuspecting lads into your van... enjoy
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #132
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Wow, Mario has me in lawyer defensive mode my apologies for sounding butthurt Mitch
As an attorney or a fellow lawyer hater?
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:01 PM   #134
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:22 AM   #135
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I don't know about this...
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:39 AM   #136
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:03 AM   #137
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My first reaction last night was pretty meh... songs that weren't good enough for one of my least favorite PF albums? Meh.

Reading up on it this morning has me much more excited though. Apparently they wrote enough instrumentals for TDB that they considered releasing an ambient music album back then-

"We eventually ended up with enough left-over material that we
considered releasing it as a second album, including a set we
dubbed 'The Big Spliff', the kind of ambient mood music that
we were bemused to find being adopted by bands like the Orb,
although - unlike Gong's Steve Hillage - we never received any
invitations to join this next generation on stage."

From Nick Mason's Inside Out, p. 315

It seems like Richard Wright's passing has a lot to do with this... apparently he wrote a lot of this stuff. From that perspective, I'm very happy to get this (much like I was Big Whiskey).

I'm also excited to see that they have put a lot of extra work into it, including vocals recently. Remember those rumors we posted in this thread about the DG solo album? Well apparently the picture that sparked that rumor was David recording for this album. Not sure if that means no solo album or not though

Blown fuckin opportunity with Roger Waters, but I get it... DG is in a place in his life I think where the aggravation just isn't worth it. When they asked him back in 2005 why he turned down the largest sum of money ever offered to do a North American reunion tour, he pretty much said that they had bickered over the Live 8 setlist and he just didn't want to deal with that again.

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:57 PM   #138
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The problem I have with the post-Waters Floyd is simply a lack of emotion in the music. There is a certain sterility to most of it. Maybe it's the genre they aimed for, so unlike the prog-rock they did in the 70s, even aping it at times. Still, there are a few good songs on each album. Bottom-of-the-barrel Floyd though.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #139
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People have slagged off The Final Cut, but it's a nearly perfect distillation of a life slowing imploding. Don't we all feel fear swallowing us whole once in a while? Don't our memories and feelings of nostalgia and grief threaten to bury us alive sometimes?

I think the album is Waters' lyrical magnum opus of existentialism.
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People have slagged off The Final Cut, but it's a nearly perfect distillation of a life slowing imploding. Don't we all feel fear swallowing us whole once in a while? Don't our memories and feelings of nostalgia and grief threaten to bury us alive sometimes?

I think the album is Waters' lyrical magnum opus of existentialism.
What makes a PF album so special to me is a combination of the concept (to include lyrics, flow/tracklist, even the artwork) and the music (the actual song writing and performance as well). I don't value one over the other... If one is lagging, but the other is exceeding- I'm fine then. For example- the concept behind Animals is good, but boring/recycled to me, but the music is so damn good I don't care.

I absolutely agree with you- the concept and lyrics behind TFC are easily one of Roger's shinning moments. A good chunk of the Wall obviously touched on him losing his father to war, but he really decided to let it all out on TFC. The early Wall demos (Rogers and the early band ones especially) were easily the darkest, most emotional thing they ever did IMO- but a decent amount of that wasn't carried over to the final Wall album. I think TFC is where he let loose, and it's just as haunting as it gets

With that said, I just struggle with the music aspect of the album. It was 100% written by Roger, a lot of it was recycled (literally the album was mostly cut songs from Roger's original demo), and DG said that they just went in and recorded there parts as they were told and left. Not having Richard on the record is another huge negative. Even though he didn't contribute much to the Wall, Nobody Home is a highlight for me

DG and RW are not like Simon and Garfunkel- they need eachother to be truly great. Just like you said- the post RW period has just zero emotion without RW. And TFC and RW's solo albums lack DG's unbelievable ability to convey emotion through his instrument.

Sorry for the ramble, great topic
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