Wide Angle 5-track Promo
- Going back to the subject of Wide Angle promos from a week or so
Someone posted about a very rare 5-track promo for Wide Angle that
they'd managed to get.
I've just managed to get hold of one too...and I also found a very
old message to this list from Stuart Bruce in 1999 with more info
about it... Here's what he said:
>From: Stuart Bruce
>Date: Tue Dec 7, 1999 9:36 am
>Subject: Wide Angle promo- is this rare?
>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.
>"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.