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Old 01-07-2018, 16:17
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A Song For The Sadness - demo better than the studio version?

I've never been overly fond of ASFTS - it's a bit messy, there's no subtlety in the mix, and coming after In Eternity and Broken Algorithms, another big song makes the album start to sound a bit same-y.

I listened to the demo version of the song the other day and I much prefer it to the studio cut. The acoustic guitar / synth mix (with the synth basically playing the electric guitar part) is a nice contrast of grit and polish, and best of all is a whole extra verse of the lyric sung as a middle-8 where the guitar solo is on the 'proper' version. James sings it as though he's thinking it has a chance of making the album, it's no throw-away demo vocal. And the less polished version would lead nicely into The Left Behind.

Anyone else prefer the demo?
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Old 01-07-2018, 17:37
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Old 01-07-2018, 18:53
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Yeah i prefer the demo too. I quite like the extra verse. Isnt this a James lyric?
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Old 01-07-2018, 19:10
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Yeah i prefer the demo too. I quite like the extra verse. Isnt this a James lyric?
I don't recall hearing that. I know that he wrote 'Distant Colours' and the first draft of 'Forgotten Wars' before Nick then finished it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:20
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Ah ok, that must be what i was getting confused with.
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