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Old 04-29-2008, 10:12 AM   #526
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(And "codswallop" is a fucking cool word.)
It is. Nearly as cool as "discombobulated".

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #527
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What, you're all leaving? The dominos have fallen ...

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:37 AM   #528
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I wish those Porcupine Tree bastards had done a fourth Aussie gig, like in Adelaide or somewhere. Despite how dead my legs are, I'm sitting here wishing I could go to another gig.

And this is a dead thread.
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Thanks to all the PT talk around here, I've been listening to them nonstop lately.
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Thanks to all the PT talk around here, I've been listening to them nonstop lately.
Nice.

Just to add to your listening experience, you might want to check out this brief thread on my LJ: http://axver.livejournal.com/403951....7695#t19827695
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #531
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Ah, there's a link there. I'll have to take a listen after work tonight.

I've been going through a lot of the early stuff, and I was surprised to find that the Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape compilation has songs that are far superior to some that made it onto On The Sunday Of Life. How he chose some of the songs perplexes me.
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Ah, there's a link there. I'll have to take a listen after work tonight.

I've been going through a lot of the early stuff, and I was surprised to find that the Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape compilation has songs that are far superior to some that made it onto On The Sunday Of Life. How he chose some of the songs perplexes me.
You should enjoy it. It's the whole Sydney show, unfortunately in one track.

And I second your thoughts re: OTSOL/YHD. I think Delirium's original idea to release OTSOD as a double album of all the material was probably the best in hindsight. Perhaps at the time it wouldn't have been so smart - a totally unknown band debuting with a double album doesn't seem like the best way to be accessible and gather a fanbase.
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I think SW was on the right track, picking what he thought the best songs were for the album. He just didn't choose all the right ones.

I don't know if there were copyright issues by using The Cross, but obviously that with Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape should have been on there. Other standouts like Mute and No Reason To Live, No Reason To Die also deserved a better fate.

It's unfortunate that he has stated there are no plans to re-release any of that material. Proper remixing and remastering would make a song like Mute even more incredible once you edit out the awkward middle portion.
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I wonder if part of it was that at the time, PT was still a mythical/"joke" band. Some of the selections fit with the PT myth that SW had invented and make sense in that context.

And I hadn't seen that he's stated there is no plan to re-release the earliest stuff. That's a bit disappointing. I'd love to see some of it revisited. Surely he doesn't think all of it is a write-off now?
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Alright, I'm out for the night. Have a good one, folks.
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
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I wonder if part of it was that at the time, PT was still a mythical/"joke" band. Some of the selections fit with the PT myth that SW had invented and make sense in that context.

And I hadn't seen that he's stated there is no plan to re-release the earliest stuff. That's a bit disappointing. I'd love to see some of it revisited. Surely he doesn't think all of it is a write-off now?
I sure hope not, but in his foreword to his discography online, he says, and I quote:

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One question I get asked a lot is whether such and such a single/album will be reissued. Well,
there are some things that are long out of print that if I have my way will never been in print again
- sorry to collectors if that's frustrating, but I don't suppose it helps for me to point out that this
music is not very good? No, thought not - I guess I already undermined my own argument there
with that first paragraph. Some of the early No-Man material will never be reissued and the music
on Porcupine Tree's Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape is unlikely to ever make a comeback on CD (to
me the hit and miss bedroom experiment aspect makes it's more suited to its current vinyl
incarnation). Can't see Spiral Circus ever making another appearance either.
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