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TwoGunslingers last won the day on July 24 2018

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    Most things I worry 'bout...
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  1. TwoGunslingers

    Let's Try to Make Southern Accents Great Again

    Maybe they liked their concerts the same way as the major part of their audiences: Without any big surprises. The odd new song can throw you a little bit, because it takes you somewhere else, changes the overall atmosphere. Some people like that and go for it, others don't.
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Wow, that's great! I didn't expect to hear (read) an eyewitness on the subject! So thank you very much! I think you're right, they probably didn't get good footage or not enough (good) footage or had some sort of technical issue with the cameras. Because the audio worked fine, so it must have had something to do with that.
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    No Problem. Not a favorite of mine. I think you probably refer to our little discussion elswhere and some time ago about the acoustic version versus the full band version (which I prefer, you're right about that). Thanks for bringing Take The Highway up, for me it's probably the definitive Tom Petty live Video (the contender being the 30th anniversary concert from Gainesville). For autobiographical reasons, I guess. It was the period I first became aware of him. Thanks to nightdriver, I have this gem on DVD. It has a somewhat magical aura to it - for lack of a better word, sorry - that, for me, transcends the normal concert situation. I'm not sure why and I don't want to question it. On a more nerdy note: Does anybody have any idea why Learning to Fly wasn't included in the video? I have a bootleg CD from one of the concerts that the video was put together from and they played Learning to Fly. I'm pretty sure it was already a hit when the VHS came out, so why not include it? Well, back in the land of heavy speculation from here on out.
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    Tributes and covers from peers and writers

    They sure know how to get the sound right... I don't know if you can get any closer to the original than that. Must have dug deep into the arrangements, too. Pretty impressive!
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    New TPATH Releases

    I don't know any of the ones involved, but I think it's safe to say that this kind of fighting surely would break poor Tom's heart.
  6. TwoGunslingers

    "The Live Anthology"

    Thanks for reminding me! It's ten years later, I forgot I wrote that. But I guess I'll have to listen to Melinda from the Anthology again.
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    New TPATH Releases

    This is definitely at least one level too deep inside a dungeon I never wanted to enter.
  8. TwoGunslingers

    Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?

    Enough! Or maybe it's just because time seems to go by the faster the older you get. I really don't get what's so damn hard about a WF re-release. It's not like they (the Petty camp, Tom Petty Inc., or whatever you might call "them") have no experience with archival releases at all. They did, imho, really good jobs with Playback, The Live Anthology and An American Treasure (The Best of Everything is good, too, but it's more of a no-brainer than AAT or the others). It's just becoming tragic, is what it is.
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    Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?

    That just goes to show how long the thing's already hanging around in some sort of waiting room for classic albums... maybe Mike forgot it had an appointment (to painfully stretch my analogy ).
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

  11. Not to take anything away from this thread, but there's at least another one on this subject: It's great to see Highway Companion on your list, it's my no. 3 as well, with WF at no. 1 and ITGWO no 2. Though the only Heartbreaker playing on HC is Mike, if I'm not mistaken. Tom handled most of the instruments himself, and maybe Jeff Lynne plays one thing or another.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    See, that's why I'm always having a hard time with stylistic categories. Don't want to go off-topic too much, but I always thought "Americana" means a blend of various American musical styles; I would not have thought country is a necessary ingredient, just the most common one. But maybe that's just me. Let's just say that The Band were important pioneers for what later became known as alt.country and Americana.
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

    Just why does Coldplay come to my mind?......
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    "Best Of Everything" album released

    If they played You Wreck Me, Stan must have played on it. Who else? He didn't let Ringo play, obviously.
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    Mike Campbell's fav records

    Shelter summed it up. Better songs (than the Mystery Train version from The Last Waltz) to get into The Band might be Up on Cripple Creek, Don't Do It, The Weight and maybe The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. If you care for a certain type of "Americana" music, it's almost impossible not to like these. And in the rare case you really don't, they are at least interesting signposts in the history of popular music. Although they're definitely much more than just that. Watching The Last Waltz might help understand the importance of The Band. The first song just kills. Having said that, it is, of course, a complicated or even troubled movie, or at least the history of its conception is. Fantastic as an end product nevertheless. And as far as music goes it's probably the single most important document of its time.