95Re: Wide Angle promo- is this rare?
- Dec 7, 1999On Tue 07 Dec, Vince H. wrote:
> From: "Vince H." <vinnie97@...>This version (4:51) does just seem to be an edit- literally a faded-out
> > Got 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.
> hmm..."Altitude" was released on a Distinctive promo late last year,
> and it's about 6 minutes and 25 seconds. I'm assuming you got the
> edit of it. The version on the promo I have is void of any orchestral
> arrangements, however.
version- of the 6-minutes-ish version from the Musik compilation. What I
said about it earlier about there being differences was wrong; just an
> > "Kill City"- begins with the orchestral opening (track 1 from theThis'll be a very different version then, since it starts with 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!
> Ahh...the infamous promo rears it's head again. ;) "Kill City" was on
> the flip-side of the "Altitude" promo I mentioned above. Clocking in
> at 6 minutes, 6 seconds, it is one of Hybrid's darkest pieces. Again,
> no sign of any orchestra on this, as it was meant for DJ's only. :)
_entire_ track 1 from "Wide Angle" before breaking into what I must
assume was going to be the album version of "Kill City". Total running
time is 4:58, although it does fade out.
I would guess that since, at 76 minutes, "Kill City" may have simply
been dropped for space reasons, in favour of "If I Survive".
> > "Experiment IV"- it only gets better and better. A brand new (to me)I'm guessing, but in this case I'd suspect that this track was dropped
> > 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.
> NOW you've got me curious! It's quite frustrating that I may never
> get the chance to hear this one (or the next) due to the fact that
> it's (most likely) quite rare.
because they wanted to keep Julee Cruise as the only vocalist on the
album (and basically install her as a permanent member of the band). So
this mysterious vocalist remains unnamed?...
A shame, because it really is a fantastic track.
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