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Thread started 07/10/10 3:23am

thedance

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Albums with silent tracks.. I wonder why, what for ??

Hi, no big deal, still.. can anyone tell the reason behind this- very annoying with all that SILENCE on those CD's:

Newpower Soul: 11.– 48. silent tracks

Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic: track 4. silent track

The Rainbow Cildren: 15.-20. silent tracks

20Ten: 10.–76. silent tracks

Aren't you annoyed with this, too... question confused

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Reply #1 posted 07/10/10 3:26am

NouveauDance

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thedance said:

Aren't you annoyed with this, too... question confused

No. lol

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Reply #2 posted 07/10/10 3:27am

thedance

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^ do you actually like SILENCE on CD's....? biggrin

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[Edited 7/10/10 3:28am]

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Reply #3 posted 07/10/10 3:36am

thedance

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at one point I thought by myself....

"This could be Prince's way of saying: "I can easily fill in those silent tracks with more songs, but I just won't"":...... like Prince is "teasing" us.... question

could this be the reason??

or - are those silent tracks made just to annoy us??

- my english is bad sorry, I hope you get what I was saying, haha. wink

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Reply #4 posted 07/10/10 3:45am

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they ain't annoying me either.. razz i just love them lol

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Reply #5 posted 07/10/10 3:50am

PANDURITO

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Do you mean you can't listen to those tracks?

They're the best in my opinion nod

What frequencies can you hear? smile

Does your dog bark and jump around in joy when you play those tracks? smile

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Reply #6 posted 07/10/10 3:52am

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Apparently the 4 second silence on Rave Un2 was in memory of Miles Davis. But the others, I no know.

What it is?!?!
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Reply #7 posted 07/10/10 3:58am

robinhood

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this too shall pass
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Reply #8 posted 07/10/10 4:01am

thedance

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^^ Pandurito and Robin Hood.. eek lol

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Reply #9 posted 07/10/10 4:02am

Timmy84

TheSacrificeOfVictor said:

Apparently the 4 second silence on Rave Un2 was in memory of Miles Davis. But the others, I no know.

It was? First time I heard about that. confused

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Reply #10 posted 07/10/10 4:36am

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Timmy84 said:

TheSacrificeOfVictor said:

Apparently the 4 second silence on Rave Un2 was in memory of Miles Davis. But the others, I no know.

It was? First time I heard about that. confused

It was, If memory serves, it is mentioned somewhere on the cd packaging that the track is dedicated to Miles Davis, a moment of silence to pay respect.

[Edited 7/10/10 4:37am]

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Reply #11 posted 07/10/10 4:50am

peppeken

it's ridiculous, especially if a casual fan gets the free cd and never hears track 77 !!!

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Reply #12 posted 07/10/10 4:58am

Timmy84

fuzzface1973 said:

Timmy84 said:

It was? First time I heard about that. confused

It was, If memory serves, it is mentioned somewhere on the cd packaging that the track is dedicated to Miles Davis, a moment of silence to pay respect.

[Edited 7/10/10 4:37am]

Hmm... now that I think about it... I did have a copy and I can slightly remember seeing something saying "Tribute 2 Miles" on the liner notes...

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Reply #13 posted 07/10/10 5:36am

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Prince isn't the only artist to do this. It's called a "hidden track". Most times the song isn't on the packaging or anywhere to be seen. It's just kind of a bonus to those who spend their hard earned money on the CD. No big deal here.

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Reply #14 posted 07/10/10 5:38am

MikeyB71

thedance said:

^ do you actually like SILENCE on CD's....? biggrin

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[Edited 7/10/10 3:28am]

It gives you time to go and make yerself a cup of tea.

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Reply #15 posted 07/10/10 6:33am

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For whatever reason, artists and bands like to have this "silence" now, as if to highlight the forthcoming song as somehow different from the rest of the album.

At least by using multiple silent tracks, rather than a 2 or 3 minute gap in the last track, Prince has allowed those who rip the CD to their PC or MP3 player to eliminate the silence if they want to.

So look into the mirror, do u recognise some1? Is it who u always hoped u would become, when u were young?
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Reply #16 posted 07/10/10 7:00am

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thedance said:

Newpower Soul: 11.– 48. silent tracks

Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic: track 4. silent track

The Rainbow Cildren: 15.-20. silent tracks

20Ten: 10.–76. silent tracks

maybe..

Newpower Soul: 49 Tracks (7x7=49)

Rainbow Children: from 14 (end) to 20 (real end) = 7 tracks

20Ten: 77 tracks

lol

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Reply #17 posted 07/10/10 7:16am

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They aren't SILENT! They are inAudible tones..frequencies the brain hears but ears do not pick up well. They offer peace rest and a raising of spiritual consciousness. I've been studying sound and frequency for years. A dog hears a tone we don't in fact all animals do. Therefore, go outside the box, relax and InJoy bLove!  
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Reply #18 posted 07/10/10 8:17am

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i guess its to make a track seem like a hidden or bonus track. but with cd's you can see how many tracks there are and how long they are without even listening to it so its not really hidden anymore. plus these tracks seem to be listed as bonus or hidden so how hidden is it really? i remember when this would be done on cassettes though. a big gap, no mention of it anywhere. so some people really would never know there was something at the end of the tape unless they forgot to hit stop!

i just remembered, danzig did it once on one of his cds, danzig 4 i think. it had 66 tracks with a bunch of silent ones. but on most cd players at the time if the display was right with tracks numbers and then a total time next to it (which a lot of players displayed) it would show the numbers 666. 66 tracks at 60 mins even i think it was. i thought it was kind of amusing. doesn't work now with everybody playing stuff on computer now though.

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Reply #19 posted 07/10/10 8:19am

ernestsewell

thedance said:

The Rainbow Cildren: 15.-20. silent tracks

Best tracks on the album! My favorite ones!


Aren't you annoyed with this, too... question confused

Not really. You pick and choose the things you'll be irritated by in life. Not the first time any artist has done this, and it won't be the last. You could choose to be bothered by the 20 seconds of crowd nonsense in "Pop Life", or that Tora Tora voice on The Rainbow Children, or all the backwards shit he puts on his records since way early on (well before Purple Rain).

Or you can just go with it.

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Reply #20 posted 07/10/10 8:20am

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Ankhesenamun said:

They aren't SILENT! They are inAudible tones..frequencies the brain hears but ears do not pick up well. They offer peace rest and a raising of spiritual consciousness. I've been studying sound and frequency for years. A dog hears a tone we don't in fact all animals do. Therefore, go outside the box, relax and InJoy bLove!

wacky eek

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Reply #21 posted 07/10/10 8:25am

MikeyB71

ernestsewell said:

Ankhesenamun said:

They aren't SILENT! They are inAudible tones..frequencies the brain hears but ears do not pick up well. They offer peace rest and a raising of spiritual consciousness. I've been studying sound and frequency for years. A dog hears a tone we don't in fact all animals do. Therefore, go outside the box, relax and InJoy bLove!

wacky eek

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Reply #22 posted 07/10/10 10:04am

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It's because "hidden tracks" usually don't fit the mood, genre, flow or the tempo of the "proper" CD.

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Reply #23 posted 07/10/10 10:11am

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Doing this was big deal in the 90's...used to it..not irritated.

I remamber when they used to hide songs inside of the space between songs on a cd...for example Wild Orchid's "Oxygen" has a hidden musical interlude inbetween the space from track 6-7 I believe while the negative space is going into the next song...however when trying to find it on the computer it cannot be read as a seperate song unfortunatley.

I miss the 90's in that way....

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Reply #24 posted 07/10/10 10:18am

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I remember laying in the bath dozing off after the Rave cd finished and when the bang came at the start of the hidden track I nearly jumped out my skin!
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Reply #25 posted 07/10/10 10:45am

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thedance said:

Aren't you annoyed with this, too...

Well, several children will die from starvation while I type this post, there are wars everywhere, injustice is around just every corner, BP fucked the Gulf, we are more and more threatened by the climatic change...

But, yes: few things irritate me more than some silent cuts on cds to separate a song which is a bonus/hidden track on an album and the composer doesn't want us to relate it to the album content.

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Reply #26 posted 07/10/10 11:57am

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djdaffy1227 said:

Prince isn't the only artist to do this. It's called a "hidden track". Most times the song isn't on the packaging or anywhere to be seen. It's just kind of a bonus to those who spend their hard earned money on the CD. No big deal here.

Yes, because pirates always forget to rip them.

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Reply #27 posted 07/10/10 12:03pm

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Nobody told Prince somebody else has done this. He thinks this is some groundbreaking unique idea that he came up with. If somebody told him billions of artists like They Might Be Giants have done this, maybe he would quit wasting time with it. I remember my 1992 TMBG cd with 50 or so tracks on it.

I still think Prince is the best out there, but he has followed more trends than he has set in the last 15 or so years. I still dare you to find a recent better written guitar album than Lotus Flow3r. He may have royally screwed his fans with the website, but the rewards within that one cd almost makes me forget about the $77 T Shirt that would not fit.

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Reply #28 posted 07/10/10 12:08pm

Timmy84

stillwaiting said:

Nobody told Prince somebody else has done this. He thinks this is some groundbreaking unique idea that he came up with. If somebody told him billions of artists like They Might Be Giants have done this, maybe he would quit wasting time with it. I remember my 1992 TMBG cd with 50 or so tracks on it.

I still think Prince is the best out there, but he has followed more trends than he has set in the last 15 or so years. I still dare you to find a recent better written guitar album than Lotus Flow3r. He may have royally screwed his fans with the website, but the rewards within that one cd almost makes me forget about the $77 T Shirt that would not fit.

That's interesting that you point that out about They Might Be Giants. Apparently one of their albums was the first to be released online.

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Reply #29 posted 07/10/10 12:23pm

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The coolest hidden tracks to me have been the ones that are actually BEFORE the first track. I only know of 2 cds to do this (if you know of others, please list!). The X-Files soundtrack (tv show - not movie soundtrack) has a Nick Cave a the Dirty Three song before track 1 (liner notes state something to the effect that "remember 0 is also a number) and the Twisted Willie (Willie Nelson tribute) cd has a cool interview with Willie and Waylon. The only way to access them is to hold down the old reverse button on a cd player after you've started track 1. Any computer I've ever put them into doesn't seem to like the discs at all.

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