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Almost Perfect Albums (and how you would "fix" them)

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by hekawi, May 4, 2011.

  1. AZMike

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    Bryan,

    Actually, the song I was thinking of was "Little Miss Strange", not "Little Miss Lover." It is track 5 on Electric Ladyland, sung -- and I am pretty sure -- written by Noel Redding.

    It just doesn't seem to fit. I always wonder if it was some kind of concession to Redding, who seemed to be on his way out of the Experience.

    Mike
     
  2. whoisalhedges

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    Hey, I love "Chance Meeting." ;)

    I'd do this:

    Re-Make/Re-Model
    Ladytron
    If there is Something
    Chance Meeting
    In Every Dream Home a Heartache

    Strictly Confidential
    Editions of You
    Sea Breezes
    For Your Pleasure
    Bitters End

    Leaving off the "Virginia Plain" and "Do the Strand" singles, because hey, they're already singles. Cut "Beauty Queen" for time constraints to make sure it all fits on a single LP.
     
  3. AJBaker

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    +1
     
  4. allen st. john

    allen st. john Friend of Leo's

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    Darkness on the Edge of Town

    Remove Something in the Night and Streets of Fire, add in the Bruce version of Because the Night, The Promise, and Independence Day (which made it onto The River.)
    That's a perfect album.

    Badlands
    Adam Raised a Cain
    The Promise
    Candy's Room
    Racing In the Street

    Promised Land
    Factory
    Because the Night
    Independence Day
    Prove It All Night
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
     
  5. staxman

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    Oh man, hekawi! Thanks for the inspiration. I just created my own ipod version. For the John Lennon Double Fantasy tracks, I used the "stripped down" versions... awesome album.
     
  6. hekawi

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    remove "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" from Abbey Road, and add "Ballad of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe"
     
  7. A.B.Negative

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    Good call!
     
  8. Coricama

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    Delete "You Make Me Feel Right At Home" from the Ted Nugent album...how did a jazz tune end up on that one?
     
  9. Oster

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    Cool! :cool:

    In a somewhat related (only somewhat) art rocky vein, the two Genesis studio albums with Steve Hackett (but not Gabriel) - Trick Of The Tail and Wind & Wuthering could be turned into one perfect album. For me the problem tracks are...

    Trick Of The Tail
    Robbery, Assault & Battery
    All In A Mouses Night

    Drop these, add Inside & Out from the Spot The Pigeon EP, make it a double and it's flawless.

    They were still great without Gabriel but the humourous 'story songs' that cropped up in his departure I've never liked.
     
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    Some Girls - Rolling Stones

    Side one
    No. Title Length
    1. "Miss You" 4:48
    2. "When the Whip Comes Down" 4:20
    3. "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong) 4:38
    4. "Some Girls" 4:36
    5. "Lies" 3:11

    Side two
    No. Title Length
    6. "Far Away Eyes" 4:24
    7. "Respectable" 3:06
    8. "Before They Make Me Run" 3:25
    9. "Beast of Burden" 4:25
    10. "Shattered" 3:48

    Make it better with . . . better looking girls on the cover :)
     
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    take Merle Haggard's 8o's records and lose the bad 80's drum sounds...
     
  12. hekawi

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    +1. love it if a producer would get the master tapes and strip them down.
     
  13. RomanS

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    That applies to 90% of ALL 80s albums, though...
     
  14. teletobacco62

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    Atomic Rooster's In Hearing Of - make it a double album, like Floyd's Ummagumma, with live stuff :D
     
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    The Replacements album "Tim". One of my all time favorites, but it sounds like you are listening to it on an AM Radio. I was going to say re-mix it, but I think you would have to re-record it with a new engineer and producer. -Butch Vig could have made that album a monster.
     
  16. Oster

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    They seemed to suffer from bad production all around. Pleased To Meet Me, even though it was produced by the legendary Jim Dickinson and has great songs on it still suffers from a flat, sterile production.

    Forget Butch Vig, they needed Jimmy Miller. Get some of that Stones warmth.
     
  17. Del Pickup

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    I'd have to say that Rubber Soul could be dramatically improved by some better stereo mixing instead of having all the vocals on one side and the instruments on the other side of the mix! I know it was very early days in terms of making stereo records but it's a bit hard to listen to!

    I'd also nominate the Layla album for some tinkering in order to get the tracks to play at proper concert pitch! It's a PITA to have to tune your guitar to the ever so slightly off tune tunings which result from the tape being played slightly fast or slow (can't remember which it is now but it's definitely not right!!)
     
  18. hekawi

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    you need to hear it in Mono, the way it was intended to be heard.

    however, the stereo version of the most recent remixing/repackaging of the Beatles catalog for the 2009 box set finally fixes a lot of the problems of the old phony fake stereo stuff. they did a stellar job with the mixes.
     
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    Rolling Stones -- Let it Bleed

    Replace "Country Honk" with the single version of "Honky Tonk Women." Done!
     
  20. hekawi

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    ding ding ding. winner. advance to bonus round.
     
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