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Create a Tomi Joutsen era 'Best Of'

Discussion in 'Amorphis (Unofficial)' started by requiem, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    Let's imagine that Nuclear Blast, realising the extent of your knowledge and loyalty to Amorphis, have asked you to personally put together a 'Best of' album of material from the Tomi Joutsen era (Eclipse to Under the Red Cloud). Which tracks do you choose?

    One disk only, so keep it under 80 minutes.

    Here are mine:
    1. Two Moons (Eclipse)
    2. Death of a King (Under the Red Cloud)
    3. House of Sleep (Eclipse)
    4. Silver Bride (Skyforger)
    5. Mermaid (The Beginning of Times)
    6. Silent Waters (Silent Waters)
    7. Majestic Beast (Skyforger)
    8. Hopeless Days (Circle)
    9. Nightbird’s Song (Circle)
    10. Leaves Scar (Eclipse)
    11. Bad Blood (Under the Red Cloud)
    12. Tree of Ages (Under the Red Cloud)
    13. The White Swan (Silent Waters)
    14. Perkele (the god of fire) (Eclipse)
    Eclipse: 4
    Silent Waters: 2
    Skyforger: 2
    The Beginning of Times: 1
    Circle: 2
    Under the Red Cloud: 3
     
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    tuonelan Mostly Harmless

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    Okay, so I've got it down to a tight 45 songs right now.

    This could take a while...
     
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    tuonelan Mostly Harmless

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    1 I Of Crimson Blood
    2 House Of Sleep
    3 Beginning Of Time
    4 Death Of A King
    5 Song Of The Sage
    6 Under A Soil And Black Stone
    7 Hopeless Days
    8 Silent Waters
    9 Perkele (The God Of Fire)
    10 The Four Wise Ones
    11 Three Words
    12 Silver Bride
    13 The Smoke
    14 Towards and Against
    15 Majestic Beast
    16 Enemy at the Gates
    17 Skyforger

    The self-imposed rule that pained me most was "no bonus songs." I hated to lose "Godlike Machine," "Separated," "Dead Man's Dream," and "Winter's Sleep," but it helped me to narrow things down.
     
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    Summer Ewe Wandering Tree Hugger

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    Oh wow, this is going to be hard. Can it be a 3-CD album? No? Damn. I'm going to break my head over this, and then I'll post my result in a week or so.

    Mine will include bonus tracks though, I can understand why you'd leave those out, but my list cannot exist without Come The Spring. :headbang:
     
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    Oh damn...This will be tough. Gotta spend some time on this!
     
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    I gotta have Winter's Sleep on mine!
     
  7. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    It's a tough exercise!
     
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    Summer Ewe Wandering Tree Hugger

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    Ugh, I might have to give up on this, as I am pained too by self-imposed rules. I can't get past them, ARGH. The thing is, for me a best-of album should contain songs from all albums involved, and they have to be (somewhat) equally distributed, too. This is what I have so far:

    Eclipse: 1
    Silent Waters: 4
    Skyforger: 6
    Magic & Mayhem: 7
    The Beginning Of Times: 0
    Circle: 5
    Under The Red Cloud: 6

    That's not gonna fly...
     
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    tuonelan Mostly Harmless

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    I didn't count M&M in this because the songs were originally written and recorded by a previous incarnation of the band. Dropping it out entirely helped narrow things. If it is any consolation you could always use a TJ or a current live version of some of those M&M tunes on the Pre-TJ best of list...?
     
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    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    It's not supposed to give people nightmares hahaha. Just list 13-16 songs that showcase the best of the era!
     
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    Nah, it's still fun! It keeps the dust off my brain. :D

    That would be a good idea, but sadly I will not be able to compose such a list because I dislike the Pasi era so much. But leaving the album out anyway could be an idea, it's not a "real" album after all.
     
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    Okay, tough one, but I I think I can narrow it down to (in no particular order):

    1.) The Smoke (Eclipse)
    2.) The Wanderer (Circle)
    3.) Leaves Scar (Eclipse)
    4.) Towards and Against (Silent Water)
    5.) Silver Bride (Skyforger)
    6.) You I Need (Beginning of Times)
    7.) Winter's Sleep (UTRC)
    8.) Sacrfice (UTRC)
    9.) Shades of Gray (Circle)
    10.) Brother Moon (Eclipse)
    11.) Silent Water (Silent Water)
    12.) Skyforger (Skyforger)
    13.) From the Heaven of my Heart (Skyforger)
    14.) Three Words (Beginning of Times)
    15.) Tree of Ages (UTRC)
    16.) Death of a King (UTRC)
     
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    Here's what I chose. I wanted more songs originally, but I had to cut a few songs to get it below 80 minutes. If I put all the songs I really wanted, this would need to be a double album!

    1. Perkele (The God Of Fire) (Eclipse)
    2. Leaves Scar (Eclipse)
    3. A Servant (Silent Waters)
    4. Silent Waters (Silent Waters)
    5. Towards & Against (Silent Waters)
    6. Sampo (Skyforger)
    7. Silver Bride (Skyforger)
    8. Course Of Fate (Skyforger)
    9. Battle For Light (Beginning Of Times)
    10. Reformation (Beginning Of Times)
    11. The Wanderer (Circle)
    12. Hopeless Days (Circle)
    13. Into The Abyss (Circle)
    14. Under The Red Cloud (Under The Red Cloud)
    15. Death Of A King (Under The Red Cloud)
    16. Winter's Sleep (Under The Red Cloud)
     
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    House of Sleep
    The Smoke
    Brother Moon
    Silent Waters
    Enigma
    Black River
    Sampo
    Silver Bride
    From Earth I Rose
    Battle for Light
    Mermaid
    Escape
    Narrow Path
    Hopeless Days
    Enchanted By The Moon
    Bad Blood
    Death Of A King
    White Night

    Might be over 80 minutes but I just picked 3 songs off each album.
     

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