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Jethro2

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  1. Thanks - I eventually got it onto my mac - but I think we all know how well macs tend to react to games of any sort!
  2. Thanks for letting us know! By 'if you have the means' I'm thinking you're talking about the patience to go through multiple Epic Games downloads (it still won't recognise my account after about 20 minutes trying)! I'll try again tomorrow ... (Edit: It's downloading now)
  3. I think there is a view that they sound a bit discordant mixed in with the rest of Disk 3, and that they have more of a AMSP-era production (and vocal) sound. Disk 3, to me anyway, sounds like a lot of effort was put into making it flow like a stand-alone album (and that's likely how people will listen to it), and IYSTW and FMA can sound a little out of place. I don't have a problem with either of them, but they are my least favourite complete songs on the disk. Agreed about the 'freeing' aspect for the band. Those tracks didn't make it onto b-sides at the time, so there is an implication that they were considered too good for that, and reserved to be reworked as later album tracks. That didn't work out, and ... here they are.
  4. I get the impression Jonny was pretty actively involved, because the Pyramid and How to Disappear string pieces seem to have been expanded and reworked a bit, and instrumentals form a big part of the 2nd 'half' of Disk 3. LSP, Fog and Pulk/TLW are the definite highlights for me (and How to Disappear into Strings).
  5. Jesus Christ, the 'Why us' version of Spinning Plates should be the 'Why not' version! Glorious, and the precurser to the piano-riff version on the I Might be Wrong live set, which I always preferred. Excellent version of Fog too. Edit: and Penny is clearly correct about Pulk/TLW. Pleasantly surprised with the whole 3rd disk. The string tracks are worthwhile too.
  6. It's on Apple music too, for those who have sold their soul in that direction ...
  7. I take it there has been no more news on the Smile album? That could either be a pandemic-project (and lots of artists have had similar versions - eg Nick Cave and Warren Ellis who are also long time side-project collaborators), or point to a more long term future. I got the impression from Ed's solo album (and comments around it) that he was a bit out of love with the band. Query also with Phil. But a new version with Thom, Jonny and Nigel sounds attractive to me.
  8. I actually really like the video - I'll never see a drone the same way again! The end sequence is particularly good. The song itself isn't exactly a revelation, but it's good to hear a 'finished' version that keeps true to what it (probably) was originally intended to be. The 2017 version Penny posted (which has a great backing track) sounds more like an attempt to update it to somewhere near where the band was at the time. The vocals in it sound forced to me.
  9. Well, in the absence of any other recent work, I guess re-working older stuff is better than nothing at all. Assuming, of course, that the result is worth listening to.
  10. I mean, re OKC, there was subsequently the Minidiscs (Hacked) 'release' - which was more than I even knew what to do with ...
  11. "If you're stuck in rainbows, shattering glass Where you miss the moment, watching it pass If you say the word ..."
  12. A couple more listens in the vocals do sound recent. But it's not bad at all. The rest of the Disk 3 tracks are more what I was expecting - versions that evolved into the finals. Although - I thought we already had a fair few Morning Bells (including the 'official' live version)!
  13. I like it too - but vocally at least it does sound like a demo that didn't go anywhere. Hard to know where it could have fitted on either of the albums (and it's of pretty 'slight' quality compared to what made the cut). But there's enough for me to enjoy.
  14. I've gone for the Hardback Art Catalogue, which looks intriguing. I really don't need more copies of the existing Kid A and Amnesiac, so I'll wait for options on the 'new' Kid Amnesiae disc.
  15. Nowhere - thank for your helpful answer to my question before, but can I say your last posts are way over the top. If you really think the band have become (or maybe always were) the monsters you describe, what are you still doing spending your time listening to them or arguing about them? I've followed them since the late 90s, and they are no saints (I disagreed with their stance over BDS, for eg, a few years ago), but when you say they were "making a point to play an especially long show in Israel, over BDS picket line, just to spite Palestinians", or repeat trash about Thom's marriage break-up, you are doing no-one (including yourself) any favours.
  16. Hi, just reconnected after a couple of years (when I thought the site was actually dead - I think there were Russian squatters the last time I looked). Good to see some old faces still here (Penny!) and excited about this new release. Q: from the 1st look I had at WASTE, am I right that to get the disk of new material, the whole (3 cd) KidAmnesia set has to be purchased?
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