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Offline Lethean

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2018, 09:37:01 AM »
Oddly enough, MP wanted to cover Revelation (Mother Earth) and James flatly refused which was the only song he'd ever refused to do, if I'm remembering right.
You are correct!

Why did he refuse to sing that song?  Just didn't like it?  I don't think I'm familiar with it but I'm curious what would make it the one song that he wouldn't do.

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2018, 11:02:52 AM »
Honestly, I didn't think it was that great.  There are some great tunes, but the performances and recording quality are really hit and miss.  For example, I was really looking forward to Mother, Father from the San Francisco show.  James crushed that song.  But the version on that covers album is from the sound check before the show, and is really flat.  Still a good release overall though.

I'm not crazy about all the covers and there's a few songs that aren't as great quality as you say, but I think the overall CD is still pretty good and worthy of purchase.  I'm more surprised how good some of the songs sound and are performed than unimpressed with others. Like Since I've Been Loving You.  So awesome.  And of course DOAM and H&H like others have stated.

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2018, 08:13:01 PM »
Oddly enough, MP wanted to cover Revelation (Mother Earth) and James flatly refused which was the only song he'd ever refused to do, if I'm remembering right.
You are correct!

Why did he refuse to sing that song?  Just didn't like it?  I don't think I'm familiar with it but I'm curious what would make it the one song that he wouldn't do.

No idea.  MP didn't go into details. 

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2018, 08:18:16 PM »
Revelation (Mother Earth) is a very unusual vocal melody, and I think most singers would have a hard time pulling that off to where it sounds good.  It took a singer with a weird voice like Ozzy's to make it work.  Wouldn't surprise me if JLB didn't think his voice suited the song at all.

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2018, 08:33:43 PM »
Oddly enough, MP wanted to cover Revelation (Mother Earth) and James flatly refused which was the only song he'd ever refused to do, if I'm remembering right.
You are correct!

Why did he refuse to sing that song?  Just didn't like it?  I don't think I'm familiar with it but I'm curious what would make it the one song that he wouldn't do.

No idea.  MP didn't go into details.

Well, I was kinda wondering if Setlist Scotty might know a little more. ;)

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2018, 08:39:53 AM »
Revelation (Mother Earth) is a very unusual vocal melody, and I think most singers would have a hard time pulling that off to where it sounds good.  It took a singer with a weird voice like Ozzy's to make it work.  Wouldn't surprise me if JLB didn't think his voice suited the song at all.

I thought about that. I also wonder if he thought the lyrics were too hokey. "Please let my mother live" and the like. I think the lyrics are brilliant but he may have felt like he couldn't authentically sing them with feeling. Who knows.

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Re: Are orders from Ytsejam Records still possible?
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2018, 07:31:03 AM »
I remember a time when they used to sell these things on the merchandise stands at concerts. Pity they stopped doing that as it was more of an attraction when you could just buy them at a concert when you are already prepared to blow money on merchandise and get the cd straight away. I keep considering buying more of these but just donít bother as you have to go online, put in all your details and then wait weeks/months for it to arrive. I know thatís not exactly hard work but it a significant enough barrier for me not to be arsed buying them. I know Iíll regret it though if they sell out and I donít have them.

Oh dude, they're totally worth it.  Don't wait! I mean, some of them aren't special at all but the demos and the WDADRU CD/DVD are amazing.  The commentary on the DVD is a must.  The cover albums are a bit....ummm....hyped but they are still pretty cool.

Yeah, Iím not super into the covers series (though I do have the Maiden one), but I like their live CDs/DVDs. WDADR is definitely a must have. I agree about the commentary; lots of great insight into their early days with funny stories and John Myung actually talking quite a bit.

The Majesty Demos are pretty cool too.

I just wish theyíd restock some of the ones that are out, particularly the FII Demo and the live LTE stuff. I missed the boat on those ones.