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Posted: Dec. 23 2003, 06:42

Managed to get hold of (by hook or by crook) extended versions of "Moonlight Shadow", and "Pictures in the Dark" do you think they compliment the orignals;improve on them or detract from them.....just wondered....Merry Christmas to all Ridge.....
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Posted: Dec. 23 2003, 08:37

Never heard the extended versions, but I think they are alright. In the context of an album, an extended version of Moonlight Shadow, for example, can be very detracting, but when it's a single we're talking about, I think it's a wise decision. After all, it's more Mike playing in the radio. ;)

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Posted: Dec. 23 2003, 11:11

yes I don't think the extended versions are bad...but most of them as I saw were fan creations...like the QE 2 extended by Pran... ;)

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Posted: Dec. 23 2003, 19:43

I think that the two extended versions you mention are really the original cuts, i.e. the songs as Mike wanted them to be, and then they were shortened for the single releases. Click here to get a better understanding of why I think this. However, IMHO, the long mixes are way better then the short ones. :)

P.S. A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year, as Lennon sang. ;)


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Posted: Dec. 24 2003, 05:32

yes,the extended versions are original cuts.Mike shortened them later to have more ctchy song.remember that radio is playing mostly songs from 3 to 4 minutes long.6 minute long Pictures in the dark (the long version is excellent) would not get big airplay,that is why he shortened it.the same thing is with Moonlight shadow,To france,Shine,Innocent (they all got long mixes).

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Posted: Dec. 24 2003, 05:39

(not to be taken seriously)

6-minute songs don't play? Bullcrap! What about "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Money" and "Stairway To Heaven"??

(to be taken seriously)

Of course, I know what you're talking about, Watcher. ;) :D


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Posted: Dec. 24 2003, 05:57

Now is the winter of our discontent mades glorious summer by this son of york....[QUOTE][QUOTE]

I lke the extensions a lot but it is nice to ge reflective views cheers......sid etwo Or Tubular Bells fan....
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Posted: Dec. 24 2003, 06:02

Sorry about my spelling....bl**dy keyboards!!!!
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Posted: Dec. 26 2003, 06:42

Quote (Watcher of the skies @ Dec. 24 2003, 11:32)
yes,the extended versions are original cuts.Mike shortened them later to have more ctchy song.remember that radio is playing mostly songs from 3 to 4 minutes long.6 minute long Pictures in the dark (the long version is excellent) would not get big airplay,that is why he shortened it.the same thing is with Moonlight shadow,To france,Shine,Innocent (they all got long mixes).

sorry, but I have to disagree at least on some points.

1st is the certitude u say that the "Extended Versions" would have been the original-versions which would have been edited by Mike later for the "airplay"-use.

"Innocent"'s 12" is definately another cup of tea than the 12" of PITD. It's re-worked by Rob Kraushaar, who did similar action(s) with other bands in the 80s (Propaganda for example).

"To France" Extd. also sounds as there was a post-production where simply the "bridge" was implanted.


Have a nice rest-of-the-week,


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Posted: Dec. 26 2003, 13:14

well yes you are right,i have forgotten that the long "innocent" is a remix,but i do not think that "To france" was reworked later...to me MIke have made it 6 minutes long before the single version...but that's my opinion.

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