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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1645 on: May 31, 2018, 02:04:01 PM »
Frank lives in the San Francisco area, Ray lives in Phoenix, and Jim at least started in Connecticut.  Don't know if he lives there still, and I have no idea where Joey and Bobby live. 

Well, yes, but I was intentionally trying to be nonspecific because I do not follow them enough to know much of that is public knowledge.  For the record, I know exactly what town he is in.  I just didn't want to put it out there.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1646 on: May 31, 2018, 02:57:40 PM »
By the way if you haven't picked up the 4 disc APSOG Edition, it's under $10 on Amazon right now:

http://a.co/6WHUXxW

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1647 on: May 31, 2018, 03:59:46 PM »
Frank lives in the San Francisco area, Ray lives in Phoenix, and Jim at least started in Connecticut.  Don't know if he lives there still, and I have no idea where Joey and Bobby live. 

Well, yes, but I was intentionally trying to be nonspecific because I do not follow them enough to know much of that is public knowledge.  For the record, I know exactly what town he is in.  I just didn't want to put it out there.

I figure if he's got a LinkedIn profile it's fair game.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1648 on: May 31, 2018, 04:03:07 PM »
By the way if you haven't picked up the 4 disc APSOG Edition, it's under $10 on Amazon right now:

http://a.co/6WHUXxW

I didn't know this existed.  What exactly does it include?  The Amazon product detail is more than a little lacking.
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« Reply #1649 on: May 31, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »
By the way if you haven't picked up the 4 disc APSOG Edition, it's under $10 on Amazon right now:

http://a.co/6WHUXxW

I didn't know this existed.  What exactly does it include?  The Amazon product detail is more than a little lacking.

It has a DVD with a couple of full live performances of APSOG (Live in Europe and Live at the Whiskey (which has never been released)).
CD1 - Original APSOG
CD2 - Live in Europe (I think it's the same Still Life performance. Not sure though)
CD3 - APSOG Demos
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1650 on: May 31, 2018, 04:47:34 PM »
By the way if you haven't picked up the 4 disc APSOG Edition, it's under $10 on Amazon right now:

http://a.co/6WHUXxW

I didn't know this existed.  What exactly does it include?  The Amazon product detail is more than a little lacking.

It has a DVD with a couple of full live performances of APSOG (Live in Europe and Live at the Whiskey (which has never been released)).
CD1 - Original APSOG
CD2 - Live in Europe (I think it's the same Still Life performance. Not sure though)
CD3 - APSOG Demos

For $10, that's a steal.  Thanks.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1651 on: May 31, 2018, 06:48:15 PM »
Ray - Lives in Spain (moved there last year)

Actually, I'm pretty sure Ray moved to Spain either at the end of 2015 or during 2016, as it was the result of him getting married. Seven Stars is actually about his relationship with his wife (the title is a reference to an airport, I think). I know she actually shot the Black-and-White footage used in the official music video too.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1652 on: June 01, 2018, 03:01:55 AM »
Ray - Lives in Spain (moved there last year)

Actually, I'm pretty sure Ray moved to Spain either at the end of 2015 or during 2016, as it was the result of him getting married. Seven Stars is actually about his relationship with his wife (the title is a reference to an airport, I think). I know she actually shot the Black-and-White footage used in the official music video too.

7 stars is a reference to the city's flag.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1653 on: June 01, 2018, 07:56:55 AM »
Ray has lived in Spain for a couple of years. Frank lives in the Bay Area, Jim is in Connecticut, Mike Abdow is in Massachusetts, Joey is in Los Angeles, and Bobby lives in Texas. So they are all spread out.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1654 on: June 01, 2018, 09:45:56 AM »
Ray - Lives in Spain (moved there last year)

Actually, I'm pretty sure Ray moved to Spain either at the end of 2015 or during 2016, as it was the result of him getting married. Seven Stars is actually about his relationship with his wife (the title is a reference to an airport, I think). I know she actually shot the Black-and-White footage used in the official music video too.

7 stars is a reference to the city's flag.

Yeah, that's it! Thanks for the correction! :tup
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1655 on: June 01, 2018, 11:34:55 AM »
It has a DVD with a couple of full live performances of APSOG (Live in Europe and Live at the Whiskey (which has never been released)).
CD1 - Original APSOG
CD2 - Live in Europe (I think it's the same Still Life performance. Not sure though)
CD3 - APSOG Demos


Comparing Still Life and the 2nd disc of the APSOG Deluxe set the times are different... so I don't think they're precisely the same. Some are off by mere seconds and some by more than a minute!

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1656 on: June 01, 2018, 04:18:16 PM »
By the way if you haven't picked up the 4 disc APSOG Edition, it's under $10 on Amazon right now:

http://a.co/6WHUXxW

Well this one is next on my listen through their discography so might as well grab this

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1657 on: June 05, 2018, 12:43:09 AM »
The Light And Shade of Things, from the new live album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvT6GyrrhG4

A minor gripe but I don't like when they cut off the soft endings of some songs like this one and some songs on Live in Athens. I don't know. It just feels incomplete. Good performance overall, though. :)


Speaking of the ending of "Light and Shade", when the vocals enter for that part, am I the only one tempted to go "I know...it's getting late..."? :P Probably...
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1658 on: June 05, 2018, 07:22:06 AM »
The Light And Shade of Things, from the new live album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvT6GyrrhG4

A minor gripe but I don't like when they cut off the soft endings of some songs like this one and some songs on Live in Athens. I don't know. It just feels incomplete. Good performance overall, though. :)


Speaking of the ending of "Light and Shade", when the vocals enter for that part, am I the only one tempted to go "I know...it's getting late..."? :P Probably...

I asked Jim about this at a meet and greet. His reasoning was that he felt there were too many songs in the set that ended in the same fashion, and didn’t want the show to end up with the songs all ending the same in a set.

I disagree, but I kinda get it.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1659 on: June 05, 2018, 09:28:24 AM »
I actually like the ending of the live version more



Also I gave APSOG a spin and I don't regret blind buying it at all. I don't think I'll dislike any album by this band.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1660 on: June 08, 2018, 10:04:47 AM »
I did an interview with Ray Alder with a friend who also collaborates for the same website: http://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-ray-adler/

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1661 on: June 08, 2018, 10:43:40 AM »
I did an interview with Ray Alder with a friend who also collaborates for the same website: http://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-ray-adler/

Listening now!  Very fun interview, lol.  "Corn does not belong on a pizza!" :)
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1662 on: June 08, 2018, 11:42:31 AM »
Hahah...glad you like it. We actually thought we had 50 minutes with Ray, but had to cut short to 30 when his next interviewer was calling him. Such a shame, because we had other great questions!

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1663 on: June 08, 2018, 04:58:47 PM »
Anyone willing to review the upcoming LIVE release?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1664 on: June 09, 2018, 03:58:17 AM »
I did an interview with Ray Alder with a friend who also collaborates for the same website: http://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-ray-adler/

Listening now!  Very fun interview, lol.  "Corn does not belong on a pizza!" :)
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1665 on: June 11, 2018, 11:48:10 AM »
Anyone willing to review the upcoming LIVE release?

Nobody?


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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1667 on: June 14, 2018, 02:33:04 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqNl5YlDoY

Kinda weird that they used someone with a band-aid on his or her finger to film that.  All I can see is the band-aid once I noticed it! :P
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Theories of Flight
« Reply #1669 on: June 19, 2018, 08:33:52 AM »
Life in Still Water - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRHc7QEw2qQ

God, I love this song. Ray sounds pretty good here and he definitely did a great job tweaking the vocal melodies to fit his range better now, although I admittedly kinda miss the higher notes that LaBrie provided in the studio version's backing vocals in the chorus.

Also, props to Bobby nailing Mark's drum parts! I think Life in Still Water has one of the most immediately distinguishable "drum riffs," if that makes any sense. Very quirky stuff there.
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