When live adaptation is better than the original.

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When live adaptation is better than the original.

#1 Post by The Frederick » 07 Oct 2010 14:35

Does anybody else find that when the band makes changes to a song to make it suitable for live play, it actually sounds better sometimes?

I realised this when I was listening to Fly from the "Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Tour" CD, and I heard the "'What is it like?' you ask me, my dear" part; an instrumental part from that section that was keyboard (I think) on the studio version was played on guitar on the live version, and it sounded way better, IMO.

Anybody else have any good examples?

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#2 Post by bestpike » 07 Oct 2010 14:41

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#3 Post by Cigoth » 07 Oct 2010 19:54

A Voice in the Dark live is a good example. The chorus is so much better than the original.
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#4 Post by Edain » 07 Oct 2010 20:24

Definitely Under the Ice - live it's actually possible to hear the riffs and the painfully high choirs are gone. :)
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#5 Post by Led Guardian » 07 Oct 2010 21:43

Edain wrote:Definitely Under the Ice - live it's actually possible to hear the riffs and the painfully high choirs are gone. :)
I like the painfully high choirs. :)
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#6 Post by Alija Vila » 07 Oct 2010 23:03

Sometimes I enjoy Bright Eyes Live version more.

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#7 Post by Goldfax » 08 Oct 2010 21:58

When live performances are better than the originals, it's the sign that a band is really good. Isn't it ? :wink:
It's almost not the same thing, but I was often left frustrated of the Midnight Oil's album. When I listened the live version, I was under the shock for it was too great !!! :lol:

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#8 Post by Led Guardian » 09 Oct 2010 04:06

Honestly, I think everything up through Imaginations sounds better live. After that I prefer studio versions to live recordings.
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#9 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 09 Oct 2010 12:18

The Bard's Song, obviously. The ppl in the audience are the true stars during this song.
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#10 Post by Kuros » 09 Oct 2010 19:43

I'm pretty sure the album version is played on guitar as well, just using effects. :)

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#11 Post by Cerbere » 09 Oct 2010 21:47

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:The Bard's Song, obviously.
I actually can't stand listening to the live version of that song.
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#12 Post by Gawain » 09 Oct 2010 23:37

Every damn song from Tokyo Tales. Amazing CD..
Plus The Soulforged, plus Lord of the Rings, plus Harvest of Sorrow.
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#13 Post by Alija Vila » 10 Oct 2010 00:53

Gawain wrote:Every damn song from Tokyo Tales. Amazing CD..
Indeed, every track sounds great. However, I prefer Majesty from Live Album, rest same songs (like Welcome to Dying of Valhalla) have equal quality for me.

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#14 Post by thrashinbatman » 10 Oct 2010 07:04

Gawain wrote:Every damn song from Tokyo Tales. Amazing CD..
Plus The Soulforged, plus Lord of the Rings, plus Harvest of Sorrow.
The video I saw of Soulforged wasn't that great. It was mainly in the vocals, since you couldn't hear anyone doing backing vocals, so certain lines, such as "I'm not insane, that's how it seems though!" lost their power. Maybe there's a good performance out there though.

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#15 Post by Freak666 » 10 Oct 2010 21:50

Lord of the rings sounds live totally amazing. Especially the second "Slow down when I sail on a river" part

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#16 Post by Mahoora » 11 Oct 2010 20:08

Valhalla and Born in a Mourning Hall are just amazing live!!
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#17 Post by Edain » 11 Oct 2010 20:13

After watching the video I'd say "Tanelorn (into the void)" - the chorus just kicks some serious ass. 8)
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#18 Post by the guy with taste » 12 Oct 2010 14:46

valhalla! i think the studioversion is a little boring... (please don't kill me)

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#19 Post by Alija Vila » 12 Oct 2010 22:34

the guy with taste wrote:valhalla! i think the studioversion is a little boring... (please don't kill me)
I don't think it's boring, but don't worry, you're not alone.

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#20 Post by Edain » 12 Oct 2010 22:53

The good thing about the live version (they have better and worse songs btw) is, that Kai Hansen doesn't sing. :P
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#21 Post by sharpened_graphite » 12 Oct 2010 23:26

I love the very heavy recording of Valhalla from the live outtakes, where Hansi's singing is borderline death metal growl. And yes, practically every song from "Battalions" to "Tales" is much better live.

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#22 Post by the guy with taste » 13 Oct 2010 14:18

sharpened_graphite wrote:And yes, practically every song from "Battalions" to "Tales" is much better live.
That's true!!!

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