Reply To: Adore reissue information

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what’s also pretty clear from several songs ( like Do You Close Your Eyes?) is that BC was playing around with a lot of ideas melodywise that landed on the Batman-tracks… these outtakes might not be awesome in their own right, but – more than any other re-issue before – these do project an amazing sonic image of TSP in this time frame with creativity floating in several songs and finding its place in the final Batman-tracks… sonically this is somewhat between Adore and Eye, with some Ransom-inflections. and: it makes total sense…
also: with MCIS / TAFH the band jammed out a lot of tracks and used snippets and riffs to build songs… with Adore its obviously the case BC did most of the work and worked on ideas into \"songs\" and eventually with the help of producers et al (most definately Flood) into real songs. there’s very little to none \"jamming\" here, but I guess you could see these \"songs\" as \"jams\" of sorts…
extremely interesting historically and I really feel BC has hit a home run with this re-issue! by far the very very very best so far!
I mean…
Gish > BC kinda did not want to dive into what went on before, as in: going back to the really early years with the earliest versions of what would become the hippy trippy rock sound of Gish, plus: there’s not that much from the studio as there was not much time nor budget.
SD > BC kinda went the same way as with Gish and SD was kind of scattershot with lots of ideas not fitting in the monolith sound and thus relegated to b-side and eventually PI status…
PI > basically that’s PI plus a single disc version of Mashed Potatoes and the first demo tape
MCIS > paints a bloody amazing picture of the creativity at the peak, building the album with all the numerous takes, demos, et al.
TAFH > true display of all the creative forces at work live (Double Door) and in studio jams and trying out totally different areas…

Now with Adore – which in my opinion is maybe the most coherent TSP album sonically and also musically – all seems to click quite amazingly in terms of presenting the building blocks and the ground work plus working towards the album version and also the translation to the live stage…

Or maybe I just rekindled my love for the album that’s my most cherished one in the collection… :)