Wizard's Crown wrote: Gandalf de Grijze wrote:
Wizard's Crown wrote:At the drawbacks of the album he states that the album is a very complex and difficult hearing which needs time,
Also this is, in my humble opinion, a positive thing, and definately not a drawback!
He doesn't exactly say that it is a drawback...more of a point of consideration..but I have to say that by complex maybe it means that there are too much elements in one song and I believe that it is a common say that too much isn't always right
Edit: also for your previous comment by this "selfish try" he means that the band trying to give an excellent product they exaggerate things (I remind you the 3 choirs which is probably around 250 people singing)..but those are just my assumptions as I have not heard the album
Heh, I have to agree that one of the main points why BG is such a great band is exactly that even after ten years listening to an album, you can still find all kinds of new things in them, which you've never paid attention to before
I do understand if the reviewer meant that there are too many elements in a song, but otherwise, the complexicity is definitely a plus.
Regarding ATGTSAT, I think it's wonderful that the band actually scrapes together time to produce new mixes of old albums, especialy when the box is definitely aimed at fans who already are familiar with the original albums. Because the box is/was strictly limited to 8 000 copies, it's clear to me that the new mixes are not meant to replace the originals at all, but to offer a different approach to fans who already know the songs through-and-through. As such, I consider the discussion of the originals vs ATGTSAT versions irrelevant, as to me it's clear that new mixes are not meant to replace the originals. The band has my utmost respect that they want to offer something new to the fans, instead of just letting Virgin publish an expensive "collectors box" with no changes whatsoever, in an attempt to just rip off the fans who'd by it regardless. Also I'm sure that the band knew when they started remixing, that some people will consider touching the legendary albums pretty much blasphemy, heresy, terrorism & sacriledge and would warrant a death penalty. They went through with it regardless and in my opinion we now have an interesting alternative
to the originals. So there's really no need for butthurt, if you don't like them, the originals aren't going anywhere.
I don't see the original and new mixes as better or worse, but different. I keep enjoying both.
The new trailer sounds intresting, but the orchestral songs are exactly the ones we'll need to hear in their full grandeur before drawing conclusions, these clips are just sneakpeeks.