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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2017, 05:07:22 PM »
The cover was awesome, and I loved the mix.

As people are saying, I hope this sticks for the next DT album!

Maybe they should announce a new tour before the album then to record it on the road.  Actually would be a cool concept to perform the songs too and adjust them throughout a tour. 

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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
Excellent cover by DT as always and, say what you want, Jamesís voice is what gives some personality to it, because the instrumental is very close to original. I would like to see DT doing more versions than covers, like they did with Maidenís Gangland, but I guess they prefer to be more reverencial to their heroes and I totally understand that.
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« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2017, 05:48:38 PM »
Thinking better, the Maidenís and Metallicaís covers were interesting also for the fact that the second guitars were played by the keyboards. And, of course, all the Deep Purpleís Maide in Japan where the band made a lot of improvisation on it :tup
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2017, 05:53:43 PM »
Excellent cover by DT as always and, say what you want, Jamesís voice is what gives some personality to it, because the instrumental is very close to original. I would like to see DT doing more versions than covers, like they did with Maidenís Gangland, but I guess they prefer to be more reverencial to their heroes and I totally understand that.
Cool point. I personally loved James' voice on this, and I kinda understand people that didn't and that's OK, but there's no denying that his approach and timbre made the cover stand out.
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2017, 07:52:08 PM »
Now, don't know how to say it, but.... I didn't know the song

I don't know how to say it but...WTF?  ;D
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2017, 08:55:30 PM »
I donít understand the criticism James is getting on this cover. He sounded great to me. Plus, itís not like Geddy was flawless on the original, or any other material for that matter. He often strained and screeched, even on studio recordings, and it still came out sounding cool. Itís rock Ďn roll, man! Iíd rather a vocalist be slightly out of tune here and there, but sing with passion and style, than to be in tune all the time, but sound bland. Iím stoked about this cover.
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2017, 12:03:08 AM »
Excellent cover, but, man, the beginning sure sounds a lot like Trial of Tears.

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« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2017, 02:45:20 AM »
I just created a Mike Mangini Rush covers playlist on Spotify with the Subdivisions album and this Xanadu cover. Man, Mangini the Peart fanboy must be pleased to have 12 studio covers of Rush songs.
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2017, 03:34:36 AM »
Excellent cover, but, man, the beginning sure sounds a lot like Trial of Tears.

:lol I thought the same thing.

I thought this cover was great! Faithful to the original with just a little bit of Dream Theater spice added in there. I think James sounded great as well -- his voice is showing his age, but it still sounds great and has lots of passion.

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« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2017, 07:24:38 AM »
Can we request Dream Theater to keep this mix in their next album?

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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2017, 07:37:38 AM »
Can we request Dream Theater to keep this mix in their next album?

Only if we agree that JLB does a far better job with the vocals than he did on this cover.

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« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2017, 07:45:46 AM »
But the first time he sings 'I have dined on honeydew' is as good as 90's jlb
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« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2017, 07:48:36 AM »
Can we request Dream Theater to keep this mix in their next album?
Can we request DT to keep the recording and mix like that Into the Great Divide 2 songs?😜
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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2017, 07:53:44 AM »
Even I think James did amazing job with the vocals he sounds tired. Not that I see a problem with that. Completely normal considering the anniversary tour. But man, he still has the power of the 90's.
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« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2017, 08:16:39 AM »
Can we request Dream Theater to keep this mix in their next album?

Only if we agree that JLB does a far better job with the vocals than he did on this cover.

The funny thing is I think JLB's work in this cover is closer to how he actually sounds live.

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« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2017, 11:35:29 AM »
The cover was awesome, and I loved the mix.

As people are saying, I hope this sticks for the next DT album!

Maybe they should announce a new tour before the album then to record it on the road.  Actually would be a cool concept to perform the songs too and adjust them throughout a tour.

Steve Vai did that with the ďAlive in an Ultra WorldĒ album. Funny enough, Mangini was the drummer for that album :tup

Listened to this cover a couple times yesterday and liked it a lot! And it made me like the original version more as well :metal

Btw, Iím a huge fan of TA, but I think this cover sounds much better (mix/sound) than it  :o
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2017, 11:36:21 AM »
I just created a Mike Mangini Rush covers playlist on Spotify with the Subdivisions album and this Xanadu cover. Man, Mangini the Peart fanboy must be pleased to have 12 studio covers of Rush songs.

Could you share the link? :biggrin:
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2017, 12:14:21 PM »
Even I think James did amazing job with the vocals he sounds tired. Not that I see a problem with that. Completely normal considering the anniversary tour. But man, he still has the power of the 90's.

Yeah, agreed, he still sounds pretty killer here.   And I like that its not flawless - gives dimension to his voice.

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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »
I just created a Mike Mangini Rush covers playlist on Spotify with the Subdivisions album and this Xanadu cover. Man, Mangini the Peart fanboy must be pleased to have 12 studio covers of Rush songs.

Could you share the link? :biggrin:

I also want this shared :D


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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2017, 06:47:45 AM »
I enjoyed that a lot. I'm not too familiar with the original, so I'm not in a position to compare, to me it sounded great.

I totally second the comments about the mix - it was fantastic. The drums sounded full and energetic, and the balance of all the instruments was spot on. More of this please..  :tup

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« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2017, 07:01:28 AM »
Listening to A Farewell to Kings version on Subvision tribute... DT should also recorded this song and do some improvising on the solo section! What a "kind of forgotten" Rush song!
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« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2017, 08:27:35 AM »
Cover sounded pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of the source material, so it wasn't really my cup of tea, but I thought it was played well by all. James sounded fine, there are some tough (and frankly awkward) vocal lines in that song and he didn't have the luxury of recording in a proper studio.

The highlight for me was the fact that the drum and bass sound here sounds better than the drum and bass sound on DT records has in a long time. That's encouraging moving forward.

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« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2017, 12:57:12 PM »
]but, man, the beginning sure sounds a lot like Trial of Tears.[/color]

I wonder why  :mehlin :mehlin

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Re: Dream Theater Xanadu Rush Cover Coming Dec 2017
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2017, 01:06:35 PM »
The mix is radically better than the previous three albums  :o

.....probably because they are deliberately trying to get a 80s/90s sound for the cover  :mehlin
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« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2017, 01:25:32 PM »
Big Wreck did Closer to the Heart -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=95VjK9Wzdlg

Pretty cool cover, good example of the band making the song a little more their own and putting their own twist on it.

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« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2017, 01:42:57 PM »
Excellent cover, but, man, the beginning sure sounds a lot like Trial of Tears.
Lol!  I remember when I first heard Trial of Tears I thought, man, this intro sure sounds like Xanadu. Cool!
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2017, 06:31:57 PM »
Dream Theater's post on this on Facebook has become a James LaBrie bashfest.

Those who are bashing James' vocals in this song, have they even heard the original version? James did not sing this in his style. He was trying to sing it like how Geddy sang it.

Are the bashers saying that Geddy's original vocals are awful as well? If not, what fucking hypocritical double standard because JLB's interpretation is really close to how Geddy sang it.

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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2017, 06:57:21 PM »
Dream Theater's post on this on Facebook has become a James LaBrie bashfest.

Those who are bashing James' vocals in this song, have they even heard the original version? James did not sing this in his style. He was trying to sing it like how Geddy sang it.

Are the bashers saying that Geddy's original vocals are awful as well? If not, what fucking hypocritical double standard because JLB's interpretation is really close to how Geddy sang it.

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« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2017, 07:00:59 PM »
@erwin: Come on dude. Irrespective of the fact that you personally like it, you must admit that the vocal performance was rough. Really rough.
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« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2017, 07:04:31 PM »
Dream Theater's post on this on Facebook has become a James LaBrie bashfest.

Those who are bashing James' vocals in this song, have they even heard the original version? James did not sing this in his style. He was trying to sing it like how Geddy sang it.

Are the bashers saying that Geddy's original vocals are awful as well? If not, what fucking hypocritical double standard because JLB's interpretation is really close to how Geddy sang it.

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erwinrafael, the comment I bolded doesn't make a lot of sense to me, as it assumes that Geddy and James are the same kind of vocalists, who can sing each others' parts equally well, which is not the case.  Geddy, even in his prime, would struggle with a lot of DT's material, and James struggles big time on this cover of Xanadu.

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« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2017, 07:47:16 PM »
I really like his vocals on the track.  He does scream on a lot of the high stuff, but I like the way it sounds.  For example - "searching" or "walk the caves of ice" and when he does the "whoa paradise" like Geddy.  It doesn't sound like Geddy's voice, but it sounds good to me.  I've replayed a couple of those passages a few times already. 

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« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »
@erwin: Come on dude. Irrespective of the fact that you personally like it, you must admit that the vocal performance was rough. Really rough.

Do you find Geddy's singing in the original rough?

Because I've been playing the two versions back to back, and I really can't hear a substantial difference. My point is, are people finding the vocals here rough because it is James, but they don't find it rough in the original just because it's Geddy even though there is not much difference in how they sang it?