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Reply #30 posted 11/15/20 8:11pm

ThePanther

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I like the album just fine the way it is, but a single-disc set released in October 1987 (when sales for major releases are higher), say, would have been a considerably bigger hit in North America. Make 'em wait a little longer, after U2 and Guns'n'Roses' chart-peaks sort of passed in the autumn, and then hit 'em with this single album:

SIDE 1 (27 minutes)

1. Sign O' The Times

2. Housequake

3. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

4. Starfish & Coffee

5. Hot Thing

6. If I Was Your Girlfriend

SIDE 2 (28 minutes)

7. U Got The Look

8. Strange Relationship

9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

10. The Cross

11. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

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Reply #31 posted 11/16/20 12:06am

RODSERLING

ThePanther said:

I like the album just fine the way it is, but a single-disc set released in October 1987 (when sales for major releases are higher), say, would have been a considerably bigger hit in North America. Make 'em wait a little longer, after U2 and Guns'n'Roses' chart-peaks sort of passed in the autumn, and then hit 'em with this single album:

SIDE 1 (27 minutes)


1. Sign O' The Times


2. Housequake


3. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker


4. Starfish & Coffee


5. Hot Thing


6. If I Was Your Girlfriend

SIDE 2 (28 minutes)


7. U Got The Look


8. Strange Relationship


9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man


10. The Cross


11. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night




Except your single disc set is a double LP ( 55 minutes long)
.
Seriously guys...Everyone knows the length of a vinyl.
.
Susan Rogers explains in the SOTT deluxe book she already had hard time to put It on the first side because it was already too long with its 23 minutes.
She had to give up and put it on the second side.
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Reply #32 posted 11/16/20 2:50pm

McD

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RODSERLING said:

McD said:

Someone posted a link to a lengthy article about SOTT maybe a year ago. The writer suggested the last two tracks were surplus. I agree. I also think perhaps It or Hot Thing should be removed as they both do the same job. Can’t decide which though.


Adore and Beautiful Night a surplus?
Adore is the most streamed and airplayed song of the album in the US.
It s like you were saying Purple Rain was in surplus of the eponymous album.


Yeah, i’m aware it’s loved. And for that reason I’m happy it’s on there.

But personally it’s never done anything for me whatsoever. And I’m someone who scratches my head in disbelief every time a Prince fan disses The Arms Of Orion.
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Reply #33 posted 11/17/20 7:46am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Play in the sunshine

housequake

dorothy parker

starfish n coffee

hot thing

if i was your girlfriend

strange relationship

could never take the place

the cross

SOTT

[Edited 11/28/20 7:47am]

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Reply #34 posted 11/17/20 2:45pm

slyjackson

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

ladies and gentleman, boys and motherfucking girls (lol), I present to you nothing less than the ultimate SOTT.

Side 1

1. Rebirth Of The Flesh (4:54)

2. Play In The Sunshine (5:05)

3. Housequake (4:34)

4. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (4:04)

5. It (5:10)

Side 2

6. Starfish And Coffee (2:51) 1

7. Slow Love (4:18) 2

8. Hot Thing (5:39)

9. Visions

Side 3

  1. Dream Factory
  2. Train
  3. Crystal Ball (edit)
  4. Sexual Suicide (1986 version)

Side 4

  1. Rockhard In A Funky Place (4:30)
  2. Movie Star
  3. Wendy/Colours
  4. In a Large Room with No Light
  5. The Ball (4:22)
  6. Joy In Repetition (4:59)

Side 5

If I Was Your Girlfriend

  1. Strange Relationship(4:04)
  2. I Could Never Take The Pl...f Your Man (6:21)
  3. The Cross (4:46)
  4. Sign O’ The Times (edit)

Side 6

  1. Shockadelica (edit)
  2. Good Love (edit)
  3. Forever In My Life (3:38)
  4. A place in Heaven
  5. Power Fantastic

Bonus 7 at 331/3 speed

  1. It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (8:59)
  2. Adore (Until The End Of Time)(6:29)
  3. All my Dreams

A one disc version for casual buyers would be:

Play in the sunshine

housequake

dorothy parker

starfish n coffee

hot thing

if i was your girlfriend

strange relationship

could never take the place

the cross

SOTT

[Edited 11/17/20 7:47am]

[Edited 11/17/20 7:57am]

Lacking so much material there.

[Edited 11/17/20 17:34pm]

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Reply #35 posted 11/17/20 3:11pm

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Lol what. biggrin
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Reply #36 posted 11/22/20 1:02am

ThePanther

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RODSERLING said:

ThePanther said:

I like the album just fine the way it is, but a single-disc set released in October 1987 (when sales for major releases are higher), say, would have been a considerably bigger hit in North America. Make 'em wait a little longer, after U2 and Guns'n'Roses' chart-peaks sort of passed in the autumn, and then hit 'em with this single album:

SIDE 1 (27 minutes)

1. Sign O' The Times

2. Housequake

3. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

4. Starfish & Coffee

5. Hot Thing

6. If I Was Your Girlfriend

SIDE 2 (28 minutes)

7. U Got The Look

8. Strange Relationship

9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

10. The Cross

11. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

Except your single disc set is a double LP ( 55 minutes long) . Seriously guys...Everyone knows the length of a vinyl. . Susan Rogers explains in the SOTT deluxe book she already had hard time to put It on the first side because it was already too long with its 23 minutes. She had to give up and put it on the second side.


Er... not really. A 55-minute single-disc album by 1987 would be nothing special.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was 50+ minutes in 1963, and Highway 61 Revisited was 51-52 minutes in 1965. The Rolling Stones' Aftermath was 52-53 minutes in 1966.

As for 1987, The Joshua Tree was 50-51 minutes. Appetite For Destruction was 54 minutes. Whitney was over 53 minutes.


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Reply #37 posted 11/22/20 10:20am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Yes, the idea that single vinyl albums can only be 40 mins is just wrong
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Reply #38 posted 11/22/20 3:42pm

slyjackson

Sign O’ The Times
Play In The Sunshine
Housequake
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Strange Relationship
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Shockadelica
Good Love
Cosmic Day

Big Tall Wall

La,La,La,He,He,He
U Got The Look
Starfish And Coffee

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Emtional Pump
Forever In My Life
When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes
Walking In Glory
The Cross
Adore

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