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Offline gottago

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I have been thinking about this, but, have not formulated my choices yet.

If you could make an album taking your 13 favorite songs from SOI and SOE, which ones would you choose and in what order?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 03:40:05 PM by gottago »



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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 04:38:54 PM »
1. Love is All We Have Left
2. The Crystal Ballroom
3. Red Flag Day
4. Every Breaking Wave
5. Summer of Love
6. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
7. The Showman (Little More Better)
8. Cedarwood Road
9. The Blackout
10. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
11. The Little Things That Give You Away
12. The Troubles
13. 13 (There is a Light)

4 singles:
1. Red Flag Day
2. Every Breaking Wave
3. Summer of Love
4. Little Things

I struggled between The Blackout, Love is Bigger, and Lights of Home (Strings)
Also with This is Where You Can Reach Me Now and The Miracle

Picked the ones I did cause it made the order easier to pin down.

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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 05:11:49 PM »
No particular order

1.Love Is All We Have Left
2.Cedarwood Road
3.Every Breaking Wave
4.Red Flag Day
5.The Little Things That Give You Away
6.Summer Of Love
7.Crystal Ballroom
8.Landlady
9.Lights of Home
10.Book Of Your Heart
11.This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
12.The Troubles
13.Love Is Bigger Than Anything In It's Way





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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 05:47:57 PM »
1. The Blackout
2. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
3. Lights Of Home
4. This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
5. Cedarwood Road
6. Volcano
7. Red Flag Day
8. Raised By Wolves
9. The Showman (Little More Better)
10. Landlady
11. The Troubles
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
13. The Little Things That Give You Away

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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 05:56:26 PM »
1. The Miracle
2. Cedarwood Road
3. This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
4. Volcano
5. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
6. American Soul
7. Lucifer's Hands
8. The Troubles
9. Summer of Love
10. The Little Things
11. Book of Your Heart
12. Love is All We Have Left



Offline Argo

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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:34:09 PM »
EBW
California
Crystal Ballroom
Cedarwood Rd
Iris
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
The Troubles
Lights of Home
GOOYOW
American Soul
Little Things
Landlady
Book of Your Heart
Blackout (bonus song)

Would have to give a lot more thought about what order would make most sense.

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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 05:23:25 AM »
I'll pick my favorites songs from each album, since I don't really think I can make a very cohesive album without thinking too much, but I'll try to make a reasonable order...

(intro)
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
(pop section - from lighter to heavier)
3. California
4. Summer of Love
5. Red Flag Day
6. Raised By Wolves
7. American Soul
(the third part)
8. Every Breaking Wave
9. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
10. The Showman
11. Crystal Ballroom
(the finale)
12. The Blackout
13. Book Of Your Heart
14. The Little Things That Give You Away

There's one more song that I'd like to fit into the album: Landlady, but I don't know where without making it all drag too much.

I'm very interested in testing this album. My reasonings for my choices:
1) The intro with Love Is All is just too beautiful to ignore and Lights of Home is actually an excelent song to follow it.
2) After that, I tried to create an amazing string of pop songs that gets increasingly more intense and darker. California is very interesting after Lights of Home (with the bells after that gospel choral), and then we go from California to the other west coast (the one that not everyone knows), an equally light and infectious song sonically, but thematically darker and more sensual. Red Flag Day keeps the political theme, but adds a rockier and groovier edge, and then Raised By Wolves keeps the War sound, but getting even darker. The climax of all that build up has to be rockier song of the last two albums, American Soul.
3) To begin the third section of the album after American Soul, I tried to replicate what they did in SOE, but instead of Summer of Love I went with Every Breaking Wave. The other three songs are just three excelent songs, in my opinion: SLABT, The Showman and Crystal Ballroom. The Showman may look strange there in the middle of the other two, but I think its lighter spirit is necessary to make SLABT and Crystall Ballroom shine on their own, otherwise it could be too overwhelming.
4) With the last three songs, I'm trying to recreate the epicness of the final trilogy of Achtung Baby. Here it's not THAT intense and catchy, but I think The Blackout can insert some energy, kept by the misleadingly low-fi (very intense, actually) Book of Your Heart and then the Love Is Blindness of this album would be Little Things.
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Re: If you could make an album from SOI and SOE, which songs would you choose?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 05:28:15 AM »
Interesting to see that my list has 5 songs from SOI and 9 from SOE (and could be 10 with Landlady).