91Wide Angle promo- is this rare?
- Dec 7, 1999Got a 5-track promo for "Wide Angle" through the post this morning. I'd
ordered it cheap and I expected it just to be 5 extracts from the full
album, but surprisingly, it's quite different.
The five tracks are:
"Altitude"- a nearly-five-minute version. I recognised this as I found
it on that Musik compilation CD, but it sounds likely a slightly
different version unless I'm mistaken.
"Beachcoma"- the album version, fades out after nearly five minutes,
unmixed-into-anything at the start, which makes it nice as a stand-alone
track but otherwise nothing expected.
"Kill City"- begins with the orchestral opening (track 1 from the album)
and then breaks into a brand new track I've not heard before! Total
running time is nearly five minutes. It's great as well- Hybrid doing a
big rave thing at the end (all instrumental). Quality stuff, must hear!
"Experiment IV"- it only gets better and better. A brand new (to me)
vocal track (with a female vocalist, _not_ Julee Cruise) singing a great
track, with Apollo 440-esque guitar, Space Brothers-esque high moments,
great drum programming (as you'd expect). Lyrical example: "and they
told us what they wanted was a sound that could kill someone from a
distance, so we go ahead and the meters are over in the red". If this
had been on "Wide Angle" it would have been a stand-out track- I love
it. Yet again, nearly five minutes.
"Gospel"- would you believe it, nearly five minutes again. This one is
an alternative version of "Theme From Wide Angle", with a different
(slightly longer) intro, but otherwise sounding pretty much the same
until it fades out from about 4:40.
So, is this old news to everyone or what? Why wasn't I informed about
these tracks?! ;-)
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