Joined: Aug. 2004
||Posted: June 18 2008, 09:06
The other thread on this topic that was started is now locked, but Alex (raven4x4x) and I were in the middle of a conversation, so I'm copying it over to here:
First, I said this:
I can't believe it! Here, after all this time, is the opportunity to officially release on CD one of Mike's greatest masterpieces - the wonderful wild quarter of an hour that is the 'Berlin 2000/Art in Heaven' music that closed the Millennium show after midnight - and they've edited it out!!!!! It's on the DVD as a piece of film (the 'special feature', track 13) - but not on the CD as an audio track.
I just can't believe it! Why, for pity's sake? Even if they thought the live version was a bit too rough for repeated listening (it isn't, but they might have thought so), a studio version exists that they could have put on the CD instead and thereby offered something really new and worth having. Instead, we get tired retreads of Shadow on the Wall, Moonlight Shadow, etc.
If you hadn't already guessed, I won't be buying this.
Then Alex said this:
I had exactly the same thought as Alan, except the studio version wouldn't do at all. I only listened to it once but it seemed to be the same backing without the guitar, which to me is just about as much use as not having it at all.
And now I'm replying to Alex:
There is less guitar playing on the studio version, though it's not just a backing track - the tension builds up and up, and you have to wait for the amazing piece of guitar playing that eventually provides the release. However, I entirely agree that what's needed here is indeed the live track, and by far the most important - overwhelmingly important - issue, is WHY HAVE THEY MISSED IT OFF THE CD IN THIS SET???