Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: July 19 2008, 18:06
|Quote (New Incantation @ Dec. 22 2007, 08:31)|
|Played "2003" for the first time yesterday. Still undecided about it. Sometimes I wonder whether I should be measuring it against the original or on its own merits.|
It certainly sounds crisper, fresher to the ear, although there's also a hint of too much digital synthetics that to me removes some of the rawness that was so evident in the original.
I was also quite taken aback by John Cleese's rather whimsical, off-handedness in the finale. Perhaps I was expecting something a tad more in line with Vivian Stanshall's master of ceremonies on the original.
Overall though, I enjoyed the album a great deal. But it will take more repeat listenings to fully come to terms with Mike's efforts and whether or not it is anywhere near close in terms of quality to its predecessor
I pretty much agree with you New Incantation. I don't know whether to regard TB 2003 as a remake of the 1973 original, or as a competely separate piece of music. I mean the original of a classic is the best version, and the saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" springs to mind. I'm not sure what to make of TB2003, there's bits I like the Caveman Opera but parts I hate, John Cleese, he wasn't Monty Python enough for me, overall I prefer TB 1973, I feel my ears are so accustomed to it
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