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The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« on: May 18, 2010, 08:30:21 AM »
So I just found out that Fate's Warning is playing my area in two weeks, I know there are a couple of fans on this board.
Any recommendations of where to start with them so I can get familiar with their music before I see them?
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 08:36:01 AM »
Parallels

I know they've been out playing that album in its entirety, don't know if they're still doing that. But check out Parallels, I enjoy that one.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 08:36:08 AM »
I'm only somewhat of a fan, but I can probably make some solid recommendations.

-Parallels, which came out in 1991, is I believe their most successful and is considered by many to be their best.  You probably can't go wrong with this album.  Not only is it pretty generally well-liked, but you'll likely hear quite a few songs played from it at your show since (1) it was their most successful, and (2) they just reissued it earlier this year and will likely play a lot of it to support the re-release.  I would pick up the new version, as you get a lot of bonus content, including a live set.  This is a great starting point for any Fates fan.

-They have a compilation/hits album called Chasing Time, which gives a pretty good sampling of their material from '84 to '94.  

After the compilation album, they had another 3 releases.  I only have the most recent, X, which came out in 2004.  I get the impression it wasn't received all that well, but I like it a lot.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 08:47:00 AM »
I'll agree with everyone else that Parallels is the place to start.  After that, Still Life is a good buy because it has the entire "A Pleasant Shade of Gray", as well as some other good Fatez songs, and for the same price as A Pleasant Shade of Gray - the downside is that it is a live album.  Perfect Symmetry isn't bad, but that would be option 3 behind Still Life/APSoG.
     

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 09:05:43 AM »
Thanks a lot everyone I'm gonna pick up the reissued parallels later today and whatever else i can find. I never knew Fates Warning originated in Hartford, CT...that's where I'm seeing them.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 09:11:04 AM »
The following are all excellent:

No Exit
Perfect Symmetry
Parallels
Inside Out
A Pleasant Shade of Gray
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 09:31:27 AM »
Elsy, they'll be playing Parallels in its entirety, so that is definitely the album to start with.

I *might* be making a trip to see that show.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 09:46:49 AM »
I actually would not start with Parallels, but that's just me.  I would start with Disconnected.  It's a little more modern-sounding and heavy and sonic.  I just love that album.  If you like DT, I would start with Disconnected or A Pleasant Shade of Gray.  They both feature Kevin Moore on keyboards.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 09:58:05 AM »
Since they're playing Parallels, that's obviously the place to start. I actually prefer Perfect Symmetry if I'm choosing an album from that era, though.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 12:03:15 PM »
Echo the Parallels comment. Big fan here.

They are doing Parallels in its entirety, so the smart move is to start with that. It is also their biggest selling album and most accessible.

If you are a Queensryche fan, for comparison's sake, Parallels is Fates Warning's Empire.

If you like that, and like the show, come back here and let us know. I'll make more recommendations.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 12:44:02 PM »
Parallels then A Pleasant Shade of Gray.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 05:29:09 AM »
So I just found out that Fate's Warning is playing my area in two weeks, I know there are a couple of fans on this board.
Any recommendations of where to start with them so I can get familiar with their music before I see them?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 07:12:31 AM »
Echo the Parallels comment. Big fan here.

They are doing Parallels in its entirety, so the smart move is to start with that. It is also their biggest selling album and most accessible.

If you are a Queensryche fan, for comparison's sake, Parallels is Fates Warning's Empire.

If you like that, and like the show, come back here and let us know. I'll make more Queensryche recommendations.


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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 02:38:52 PM »
Okay so I picked up the new parallels release, inside out, and the still life live album. I'm really enjoying what I'm hearing. Parallels is awesome and so is inside out. Probably going to get some more tomorrow after I get my paycheck, looking forward to the show very much now. Thanks for the recommendations everyone  :tup

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2010, 03:11:40 PM »
I'm seeing them in San Antonio.  They only have three US dates, Hartford and the two down here in Texas.  Apparently the singer is from this area and his mom still lives around here.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2010, 04:08:25 PM »
Okay so I picked up the new parallels release, inside out, and the still life live album. I'm really enjoying what I'm hearing. Parallels is awesome and so is inside out. Probably going to get some more tomorrow after I get my paycheck, looking forward to the show very much now. Thanks for the recommendations everyone  :tup

If you like those, then go with Perfect Symmetry...it's a bit more like Images and Words in terms of its progressive and technical nature. It's the album that came BEFORE Parallels.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2010, 05:25:59 AM »
I really wish they were playing more shows.  Since I'm heading to the NE to see DT/IM in July, I can't justify another trip up there to see Fatez.
     

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 07:18:53 PM »
Tomorrow night is the big show in Connecticut!!!  Who's going?  Feel free to say hi.  I'll be wearing my OSI shirt and DT hat.  We can chat it up about Kevin Moore or recite the lyrics to "Space-Dye Vest."
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 07:30:55 PM »
I'm working until 7 so I'll probably be over there around 8ish. Most likely I'll be hanging around the bar area in my octavarium t shirt.
I'll never be open again.    Think the show will sell out?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 08:11:11 PM »
I won't be making it up for this, so you'll have to wait till MSG to gaze upon my glory. :p

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2010, 09:22:36 PM »
Does this mean the show will be less fail?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 07:47:55 AM »
I think it will sell out.  Maybe.  I've been told the venue has two stages - a main stage and smaller stage and 8-9 bands will be performing at the same time up leading up the the FW performance on teh main stage.  Also, I heard that they rented out the venue yesterday as well, possibly in preparation to possibly film the show tonight.  That's one of the rumors.  Guess we'll see.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 09:13:57 AM »
I think it will sell out.  Maybe.  I've been told the venue has two stages - a main stage and smaller stage and 8-9 bands will be performing at the same time up leading up the the FW performance on teh main stage.  Also, I heard that they rented out the venue yesterday as well, possibly in preparation to possibly film the show tonight.  That's one of the rumors.  Guess we'll see.

When I interviewed Jim a couple months ago, he said they were hoping to film a couple of the shows, so I would bank on that rumor being true.
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« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2010, 09:16:42 AM »
Wow if it does sell out I'm going to hate myself for not buying tickets in advance.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 09:48:17 AM »
I'm working until 7 so I'll probably be over there around 8ish. Most likely I'll be hanging around the bar area in my octavarium t shirt.
I'll never be open again.    Think the show will sell out?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »
Wow if it does sell out I'm going to hate myself for not buying tickets in advance.

Buy them now and select Will Call pickup.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2010, 10:42:07 AM »
Personally, I kinda have a gut feeling this show will include something extra beyond the reunited Parallels lineup.  It's their hometown and a potential DVD show, maybe an appearance by Arch as well, or other former members?  Maybe Kevin Moore playing "At Fate's Hands" with them as an encore? 
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2010, 10:51:49 AM »
The ticket says Fates warning with special guests, so I think this show will be.... especially..... "special" :D.
I bought my tickets now, so I will be there tonight.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2010, 11:00:25 AM »
I think the "special guests" part refers to the 19 opening bands.

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« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2010, 11:07:19 AM »
most of them arent very special though I don't think.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2010, 12:57:18 PM »
Depending on where Kevin in living these days, I'd say a Kev Mo appearance is highly probable (and that is a pure guess, I don't know a thing). Arch is much less of a chance, but hey, you never know. Arch doesn't sing much these days, so unless he's been really working at it for awhile, probably not a good idea for him to take the stage. But it'd be great if he and Ray sang TOGETHER on two songs, as an encore. One Arch era tune, one Alder era tune.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2010, 01:58:13 PM »
I'd say Arch is MUCH more likely than Kev'Mo, since Kevin lives in Turkey.

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« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2010, 04:25:25 PM »
I'd say Arch is MUCH more likely than Kev'Mo, since Kevin lives in Turkey.

Incorrect. He's been living in the U.S. for awhile now. I think he moved back here last year.
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« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2010, 11:34:44 PM »
i just got home from the show, great show. no special guest appearances. I know they played all of parallels, monuments, another perfect day. Those were the only song I really knew, I'm sure someone else could give a better setlist. I definitely had a great time tonight  :metal

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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 11:41:29 PM »
glad you enjoyed the show...
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