Group: Super Admins
Joined: Dec. 1999
||Posted: June 24 2009, 23:15
I think ultimately, what I'd want to do with Incantations would depend on whether I was planning on releasing a collection of B-sides and other such things. I think it's nice when the extra material sheds some light on the main album somehow.
Including First Excursion makes a lot of sense to me - that's where Mike first used the 'up a fifth, down a tone' pattern that Incantations was based on. That was then extended through Incantations into Guilty - another track which could be included to show that progression of ideas (perhaps in its 12" version to make things more interesting, though I guess by all rights, the 7" one should be included too for completeness...but then is that just a bit too much Guilty?).
I think that Making Way from Reflections would be a sensible addition too, if the rights can be sorted out; the same goes for the related section from The Space Movie.
I'm not sure whether there are plans for a stereo remix, but if there are, I'd say the original stereo mix should definitely be included as well.
More than that, I think it's about time someone released the original quadraphonic mix! They can do a new 5.1 mix as well if they really want, but the original's the one I'd really beg to have included.
Things like Pipe Tune, Wreckorder Wrondo and Cuckoo Song definitely ought to get put somewhere but I think if there was the possibility of releasing a separate album with those on, I'd possibly do that instead...possibly!