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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Frank_E, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. BlackRoseMetalHeart

    BlackRoseMetalHeart Metal Mistress

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    Thank you, Lifeline. ;)

    For those interested: http://www.myspace.com/mindcage_x


    OK, sorry. Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread.
    Please resume debate of which Crimson Glory albums are best/better/most worthy of being included in their set/etc.
     
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    :OMG:

    I absolutely agree... it was all great but danillo and danae was a highlite for me... brought tears to my eyes: notworthy
     
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    For the record, Danae didn't sing on any of the stuff that's currently on their MySpace page. She was working on new material with them, and I'm assuming (I don't really talk to the band, these days) it's never going to be released.

    Just wanted to mention that, in case any Danae Saree fanboys/fangirls (guilty. lol) were to visit their page and become disappointed.

    I have heard her do a wicked Dio-era Sabbath cover, though... :)
     
  4. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    That's because the producer of I&W used the exact same samples for that album as he did for the first Firehouse CD! :lol:
     
  5. eaeolian

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    I'm staying out of the rest of the war, but I completely agree with this. Wade's hardly my favorite singer, but he was excellent on the Astronomica stuff, and didn't do a bad job with "Eternal World", either.
     
  6. Prog_Muse

    Prog_Muse Ëana Novía

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    This is correct. :kickass:
     
  7. Prog_Muse

    Prog_Muse Ëana Novía

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    On the subject of Mindcage, that is correct; none of the posted material is mine.
    We were working on a concept album shortly before I parted ways with the band; I am not clear on what the status of that endeavor is but it is safe to say that any material I recorded will not be released. I do wish them all the best. :saint:

    The Neon Knights cover will be posted again at some point; I'm currently working on some super top secret Stuff and Things of Great Importance :kickass: so stay tuned.

    Back to the Crimson Glory album debate, I can't really pick a favorite...personally I think that Strange and Beautiful has some of the most interesting songs on it, actually. It's got a sort of dark sexiness to it at times that just makes me want to move...and that's rare for prog/power metal. :heh:
     
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    The synclavier is a sequencer/sampler, not a mixer.

    The way it was explained to me by Jim M. was that the drum beats were programmed into the synclavier by hand, and that is what was used for drums on the album. The sounds themselves were recordings of the individual drums, but the performance was programmed, and not performed on the drum set.
     
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    That's pretty darn high-tech for that time...
     
  10. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    If you look at the wikipedia page for the synclavier, you'll see they cost $200,000-500,000 in the 1980s!
     
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    wolf2112 Living in a Dreamscape

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    Right, I'm aware what the synclavier is. What I meant is I thought I read somewhere that the real drums were played in real time as per usual and then mixed together with the sounds the synclavier produced... a "blending of man and machine" I believe the story stated.

    Speaking of recording injured... I think we've all heard the story about Boston's Tom Scholz breaking his back and recording all his guitar parts for that album laying flat on his back in the studio.
     
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    Transcendence is one of my all time favorite albums, so when I got the chance to talk to Jim Morris I asked him a lot about that album. He said that some of the hi-hat was played, and the rest of the drum performance was programmed by hand into the synclavier. It doesn't really matter to me, as I love that album dearly.
     
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    I say that all the time. To my wife, when she's on the other side of the stage. :lol:
     
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    From talking to the producer of the album. The conversation was over 10 years ago now, so I may not have all the details correct.

    He said the drummer was in a car accident right before the recording of the album and wasn't able to play through the songs. Is that not correct?
     
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    Well, if anyone can tell us the complete story... it's Rockwife. :)
     
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    haha, i was just telling someone the other day that the FIREHOUSE albums are some of the BEST sounding records ever. the tones are so thick and despite never having been remastered they really do stand up against new 2009 recordings with just a tiny bit of volume adjustment.
     
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    Yeah, but those drums on the first one are triggered all to hell...:lol: I know it's a standard these days to run triggers, but they sound so much better now than they did back then...
     
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    Who totally RULES!!!! And Transendance 'nuggets' are always FUN when ya find 'em out...
     

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