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Old 02-01-2019, 15:35
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Lost Singles

No this isn't for any dating forums! What 10 songs do you think would have been a great single but were cruelly ignored? Mine in no particular order:

1. 1985
2. 4Ever Delayed
3. Golden Platitudes
4. Send Away The Tigers
5. Prologue To History
6. Enola/Alone
7. This Is Yesterday
8. Intravenous Agnostic
9. Solitude Sometimes Is
10. Marlon JD

P.S. I realise that this would have been a better thread around the release of National Treasures
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Old 02-01-2019, 19:28
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Great idea for a thread (and later a playlist)

I haven't read all of your list so I am not influenced...!!! But I'm sure it might turn out to be similar.

1985
4ever Delayed
Intravenous Agnostic
Prologue to History
Second Great Depression
Ready for Drowning
Mr. Carbohydrate
Emigre
Still a Long Way to Go
Cardiff Afterlife
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Old 02-01-2019, 19:52
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Album by album?

Another Invented Disease
Nostalgic Pushed
This Is Yesterday
Further Away
Nobody Loved You
Intravenous Agnostic
A Song For Departure
Imperial Bodybags
Journal For Plague Lovers
Golden Platitudes
3 Ways To See Despair
Let's Go To War
A Song For The Sadness

Edit: shit! Shit! Shit! "Montana/Autumn/78" as well
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Old 02-01-2019, 23:13
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No this isn't for any dating forums! What 10 songs do you think would have been a great single but were cruelly ignored? Mine in no particular order:

1. 1985
2. 4Ever Delayed
3. Golden Platitudes
4. Send Away The Tigers
5. Prologue To History
6. Enola/Alone
7. This Is Yesterday
8. Intravenous Agnostic
9. Solitude Sometimes Is
10. Marlon JD

P.S. I realise that this would have been a better thread around the release of National Treasures
Yep, funny that most of those songs have appeared in their sets long after their release (eg Golden Platitutes was often played on the EMG reissue tour).
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:05
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This Is Yesterday
Enola/Alone
No Surface All Feeling
Ready For Drowning
Black Dog On My Shoulder
1985
A Song For Departure
The Second Great Depression
Prologue to History
4 Ever Delayed
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Old 03-01-2019, 15:57
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I won't repeat those already said, but always thought Sorrow 16 had potential as a single
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Old 04-01-2019, 14:36
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Old 04-01-2019, 18:07
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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.
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Old 05-01-2019, 17:01
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By album / Era
GT - Methadone Pretty
GATS - Donkeys
THB - Yes, Mausoleum
EMG - Enola/Alone, Further away
TIMTTMY - Ready for drowning, Black Dog, Nobody Loved You, Prologue to history
KYE - Miss Europa, Baby Elien
Lifeblood - 1985, A song for departure
SATT - Rendition, Imperal Bodybags
JFPL - Peeled Apples, Journal for plague lovers
PFAYM - I think I found it, Golden Platitudes, All we make is entertainment
RTF - 30 Year War
F - Next Jet To Leave Moscow, Black Square
RIF - In Eternity
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Old 06-01-2019, 15:20
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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.
I agree, I don’t see 1985 as being a particular single. I always felt everything will be would have made a good one though.
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Old 07-01-2019, 14:54
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I think in some cases the singles they did release are the best songs of that album / period. The ones that I would maybe substitute would be:

GT - Born to End for Love's Sweet Exile
GATS - No changes
THB - This is Yesterday for Revol
EMG - No Surface All Feeling for Kevin Carter or Australia
TIMTTMY - No Changes
KYE - Freedom of Speech Won't Feed My Children for So Why So Sad
Lifeblood - 1985 for The Love of Richard Nixon
SATT - Send Away the Tigers for Autumnsong
JFPL - Peeled Apples, Jackie Collins
PFAYM - Golden Platitudes for Postcards From a Young Man
RTF - 30 Year War for Anthem For a Lost Cause
F - Europa Geht Durch Mich for Futurology (was Europa released as a single?)
RIF - In Eternity For Liverpool Revisited

Other songs I think would have been good singles:

Sepia
Prologue to History
Door to the River
Judge Yr'self
Forever Delayed
Red Rubber
Empty Motorcade
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Old 07-01-2019, 16:59
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Nice thread.

I think I’ve got 10 singles that I reckon could have worked as additional releases, along with with some swaps for songs I think might have done a job as a single.

GT: Methadone Pretty for Love’s Sweet Exile.
GATS: Sleepflower could have been the 4th single
THB: This is Yesterday could have been the 4th single
EMG: The Girl Who Wanted to be God could have been a 5th single such was their rise to success
TIMT: Prologue to History Montana/Autumn/78 could have been a double A-side, and either included on the album or released around the same time as a stand alone single.
KYE: Baby Elian instead of Ocean Spray.
FD: Foreverdelayed could have been a stand alone single.
LB: 1985 could have been the 4th single, A Song for Departure replaces Empty Souls and To Repel Ghosts replaces The Love of Richard Nixon.
SATT: Send Away the Tigers could have been the 4th single
JFPL: Peeled Apples and Marlon JD released as proper singles.
Futurology: Let’s Go To War as a 3rd single
RIF: Sequels of Forgotten Wars instead of Dylan & Caitlin, In Eternity instead of Liverpool Revisited.
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Old 07-01-2019, 17:28
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Too many to choose from, lots of fine choices already I agree with.

I’ll just add Mirror Gaze because Mirror Gaze.
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Old 07-01-2019, 20:05
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Of the songs mentioned I think Second Great Depression would have actually done well. And Another Invented Disease, musically -- if it didn't have that weird name referencing AIDS in a 'puzzling' manner.

Nothing would've saved Lifeblood commercially, at that time, but 1985, yes -- would've done way better than TLORN. If anything TLORN shoulda been a famous "lost single".

30 Year War would have been a much, much better choice for 3rd single off RTF.

Some albums where the singles have been very very well selected, almost perfectly: Resistance is Futile, This Is My Truth, Know Your Enemy (yes, though people here don't believe it), and GATS where they really did all they could with that material.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:56
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always thought Dead Martyrs would've made a decent final single from KYE, paired with a Slash n Burn / Judge Yr'self style concert footage montage vid.
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