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Classic songs reimagined or replayed?

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#1 504jumper

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

I am wondering how our beloved boys from Dublin will perform these absolutely fantastic songs.  The old guy in me would love to hear them played they way that I hear them 30 years ago.  But I've read that the band is looking to breathe new life into these fan favorites.

 

My question is: how do you improve upon a classic?

 

I wrote a blog post about a recent experience about whether or not songs from The Joshua Street achieved classic status.

 

Love to know what you think.  Thanks.  :)

 

 

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#2 adrnik

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

There's already a new remix coming out of Red Hill Mining Town but I believe this to be a single to promote the tour.

 

I think the band will stick with just this and not remix or update other songs of the album.



#3 504jumper

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:13 PM

There's already a new remix coming out of Red Hill Mining Town but I believe this to be a single to promote the tour.

 

I think the band will stick with just this and not remix or update other songs of the album.

I hope so; that would be great.  They have done a good job in the past, reimagining these classics.  But I would love to hear them performed like the original.


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#4 peterferris8

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

I think most of the songs will be played as they sound on the album, apart from RHMT - I imagine they'll play it in the style of this new mix - and Streets, which they've always done differently to the studio version (and personally I prefer the version they play live!). They played Bullet closer to the original version on the I&E tour so I guess we'll get something similar on this tour as well.


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#5 504jumper

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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 PM

I think most of the songs will be played as they sound on the album, apart from RHMT - I imagine they'll play it in the style of this new mix - and Streets, which they've always done differently to the studio version (and personally I prefer the version they play live!). They played Bullet closer to the original version on the I&E tour so I guess we'll get something similar on this tour as well.

That would be awesome. Some of the songs have changed over the past thirty years, and I would love to hear them like they performed them back in 1987.  


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