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Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« on: November 04, 2010, 07:44:37 PM »
Appreciate
Discuss.
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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 07:45:54 PM »
4:13-11:30 = win

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 07:46:58 PM »
Middle instrumental jam.
F#
DAT SOLO
Kevin's keyboard solo
Myung's bass solo
LaBrie's final vocal moment
Epic fade-out

*Appreciates all of these*
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 07:47:23 PM »
It's a pretty cool song.
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 07:51:07 PM »
It's one of my favorite DT songs.  Myung tears it the fuck up.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 07:52:59 PM »
Thank you for making this thread. My favorite song of all time, and that probably won't ever change. DAT F# AND DAT SOLO :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2010, 07:57:38 PM »
Thank you for making this thread. My favorite song of all time, and that probably won't ever change. DAT F# AND DAT SOLO :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
Perfect song.
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2010, 08:02:27 PM »
Learning to Live = MUSIC WIN!

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2010, 09:23:58 PM »

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No energy for ange
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2010, 09:48:27 PM »
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2010, 10:05:26 PM »
This has been some of DT's songs that has grown slowest on me.
But now, after a loooooot of listens over the years, I'm really starting to like it!  :biggrin:
Would've been cool if DT could make something new in that same style in the future, but they seem to be in a completely different musical state at the moment.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 10:18:05 PM »
I know most people go straight to the F# part, and so am I. This is one of the most mind-blowing epic things I've ever heard. Ever seen Tenacious D, when he blows that guy's mind? Thats what happens every time I hear it. I usually listen to that part 3 or 4 times before I move on with the rest of the song. Musically, it's my favorite part ever.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 11:02:59 PM »
I think the F# part is overrated and a little naff to be honest.  The F# in the live versions of Metropolis (Marquee) and LtL (OIALT) are superior.  Short and sweet.
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2010, 11:12:09 PM »
sir, gtfo
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2010, 11:14:02 PM »
Haha, I don't see what's so great about it eh.  Its just ascending whoa's.  The other ones I mentioned are integrated into the main melody, which I think makes them a lot more effective.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 11:15:56 PM »
As good as it is, it is kind of pointless to the song. If he hit an F# while singing the chorus, it would be completely different.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 11:16:37 PM »
As good as it is, it is kind of pointless to the song. If he hit an F# while singing the chorus, it would be completely different.

Pretty much what I said.  I agree.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2010, 11:19:06 PM »
Still impressive though, but not the highlight of this gem of a song.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 12:25:12 AM »
The F# and the Wait for Sleep reprise make this song awesome.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 12:27:26 AM »
I think the unison is quite awesome as well.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2010, 12:52:04 AM »
My favourite DT song. It's sheer perfection from start to finish. And the ending is so great, though (or even because) it doesn't try too hard to be epic.
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2010, 12:53:43 AM »

There was no time for pain
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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2010, 01:03:11 AM »
LTL is a top 3 DT song for me! Everything about it is great! It features some of the best performances by each member.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2010, 01:33:59 AM »
Top 3 DT song for me. On a good day it's #1.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2010, 02:14:06 AM »
What an uncontroversial thread  :lol

It's a good song, originally I didn't think it was one of the greats of Images and Words but now I definitely do. Still only 3rd best from the album for me though. But a top 20 song.

I really like the ending of it for some reason.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2010, 02:45:20 AM »
It took a while for this to grow on me, but now I consider it one of their best songs. Definitely John Myung's greatest lyrical contribution to DT. And an appropriate album closer too, despite the fade-out.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2010, 03:23:14 AM »
the best DT song... period. any other opinion is objectively incorrect. For me though, I'd say Octavarium (song) would probably come second.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2010, 03:41:59 AM »
I would love to have professional video footage of the KM-era DT doing this song. I was disappoint when they said on the Tokyo DVD commentaries that the encore from that show was LtL but it didn't get included. But the LSFNY version is great too.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2010, 03:48:11 AM »
Appreciates.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2010, 03:50:33 AM »
F#

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2010, 04:55:02 AM »
This song is among the most universally loved in the DT catalogue (with good reason), so I'm not really sure why it needed an appreciation thread.  But whatever.

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Re: Learning To Live Appreciation Thread (it needed to be done)
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2010, 04:58:47 AM »
^

So that we can declare our appreciation to each other and the world.

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