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Old 08-01-2019, 11:28
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1985 is always mentioned as the single that should have been, but I'm not completely convinced. It ain't got a catchy chorus (then again, neither does Empty Souls). Maybe it could have worked but I can see why they passed on it.
Agreed - 'A Song for Departure' always struck me as the obvious single that never came from Lifeblood.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:31
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Since SATT, I've resented the single choices ( as made by the band or record company or both). They essentially want to seesay "Look this band is still making songs like EMG and DFL, and you liked those didn't you!" rather than opting for songs that might widen the band's fan base. If you never listen to the albums, you'd just assume that the band are putting out the same record time and time again. I don't believe they do, but when you see singles like "It's not war", "International Blue" and "Indian Summer", I'd forgive someone for not giving the band the benefit of the doubt. I wish the third single would be reserved for some of the more heavy or experimental tracks which showcase either the band's creative edge or musicianship rather than repeating the same message with diminishing returns.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:45
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"It's not War" is probably their worst ever single, never mind it being the lead single! Another DFL rehash. They really did miss a big song for PFAYM. But even a fantastic lead single wouldn't have saved it. Their worst ever album surely?
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Old 31-01-2019, 15:45
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Wasn't Patrick Bateman supposed to be both on the album AND a single?

This may be a false memory, but I'm sure I read this somewhere (Simon Price's "Everything", think).
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Old 31-01-2019, 15:57
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Yup, first track debuted during the ass end of the GT tour (same night as the Freddie Mercury rant). It may have been planned as a standalone single but not sure.
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Old 31-01-2019, 16:24
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Since SATT, I've resented the single choices ( as made by the band or record company or both). They essentially want to seesay "Look this band is still making songs like EMG and DFL, and you liked those didn't you!" rather than opting for songs that might widen the band's fan base. If you never listen to the albums, you'd just assume that the band are putting out the same record time and time again. I don't believe they do, but when you see singles like "It's not war", "International Blue" and "Indian Summer", I'd forgive someone for not giving the band the benefit of the doubt. I wish the third single would be reserved for some of the more heavy or experimental tracks which showcase either the band's creative edge or musicianship rather than repeating the same message with diminishing returns.
It might undo everything but I love International Blue. Yeah... I'd like to dig myself further by saying they've finally got a set opener with it that can stare down and lead into Motorcycle Emptiness.
Agree with the rest of your post. The follow up singles have been lesser compared to the deep cuts untouched.
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Old 31-01-2019, 18:28
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This thread reminded me that I made some single covers back when JFPL came out, so I thought that I’d share them with you all again:







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Old 31-01-2019, 18:34
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Those are still great covers Richey. The Stephen Hawking one seems extra-poignant now...
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Old 31-01-2019, 18:41
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Cheers buddy. Always thought those 4 songs would’ve been perfect singles.
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Old 31-01-2019, 18:59
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Cheers buddy. Always thought those 4 songs would’ve been perfect singles.
Yeah... I agree they would have been great singles, along with the extra tracks as B-Sides (Alien Orders/Invisible Armies, Primitive Painters, maybe Vision Blurred and some of the remixes....).

But I understand why they didn't do the full commercial onslaught, I think it was classier that way, even if a tad frustrating for fans in some ways.
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