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Thread started 12/13/15 4:28pm

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HitNRun Phase 2 Discussion – Album Tracks - Big City

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Reply #1 posted 12/13/15 7:35pm

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Someone in another thread described this song as sneaky. I have to agree, the changes in the arrangements really are. On the first listen, I was about halfway through before I checked to see if it was the same song.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #2 posted 12/14/15 1:25am

Stranger

A clunker, the worst track on the album. Cheesy, cheesy cabaret/Broadway style horns and arrangement makes this a very embarassing track and a painful listen. It is not on my playlist.
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Reply #3 posted 12/14/15 9:14am

luvsexy4all

another he shouldve left where it was ...he WONT release a FULL album of gems

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/15 9:50am

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[Edited 12/19/15 10:54am]

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Reply #5 posted 12/14/15 10:00am

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Such potential lost in medicority

Also is that Liv trying to scat...yuck

A distant cousin to Song of the Heart

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/15 10:37am

alb69

Hear some Sly&theFamilyStone and some Queen and a lot o'P

Who's on background vox on these tracks? cool

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Reply #7 posted 12/14/15 10:50am

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2020 said:

Such potential lost in medicority

Also is that Liv trying to scat...yuck

A distant cousin to Song of the Heart

Are you deaf? No way Liv sounds like that (as much as I love her). That is skillful scat by an expert.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #8 posted 12/14/15 10:50am

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alb69 said:

Hear some Sly&theFamilyStone and some Queen and a lot o'P

Who's on background vox on these tracks? cool

Ledisi.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #9 posted 12/14/15 11:08am

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I love the horns in this song, great track smile
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #10 posted 12/14/15 11:57am

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lezama said:

alb69 said:

Hear some Sly&theFamilyStone and some Queen and a lot o'P

Who's on background vox on these tracks? cool

Ledisi.

Well at least its not Liv

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #11 posted 12/14/15 1:14pm

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Clean them ears out. This is nice. It's a big city peeps.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 12/14/15 3:26pm

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I quite like it on first listen. Again good musicianship.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #13 posted 12/14/15 3:39pm

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This REALLY reminds me of when General Midi synths came out and you'd get somebody tracking famous tracks by artists and creating midi files and then you could stick them in your rack of samplers and synth modules, the latest ultra-tech and mix it out to seventeen speakers with 24 bit resolution and out would come...

something like this

except it's not a midi file played by samples and synths but by real musicans. With rhymes added authomatically by in this case human algorithms which have stored all the rhymes and come out with them in such a way that they wouldn't upset a ferret.

And it's all so pretty

and super-tragic.

I like it when it sort of becomes an instrumental halfway through.

But I feel like I am listening to it in some kind of way that will involve destroying evidence of having listened to it after words.
Maybe it's mission impossible at this stage.

[Edited 12/14/15 15:44pm]

[Edited 12/14/15 15:48pm]

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Reply #14 posted 12/14/15 11:25pm

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music hug
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Reply #15 posted 12/14/15 11:56pm

vivifiant

Strange 40~50 sec silence at the end. I wonder why he put it.. maybe a mistake.

I thought at least a hidden track with some bantering etc. would play at my first listen but nothing. So disappointed.

Other than that it's a good song, addictive.

[Edited 12/14/15 23:57pm]

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Reply #16 posted 12/15/15 12:21am

dodger

I wasn't keen on the live Montreux versions, thought it was a bit Broadway/cabaret but I'm loving the joyfulness of it now. I was just blasting this driving to work singing, clapping and giving it the jazz hands like a right imbecile

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Reply #17 posted 12/15/15 12:51am

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dodger said:

I wasn't keen on the live Montreux versions, thought it was a bit Broadway/cabaret but I'm loving the joyfulness of it now. I was just blasting this driving to work singing, clapping and giving it the jazz hands like a right imbecile

Tell me about it! I was there in Montreaux, almost the whole show was cabaret style horns instead of funky horns, I was gutted. Apart from Shades of Umber that show belonged on a cruise boat somewhere. What a wasted trip that was.

I can't get past the cheesiness but glad you can enjoy Big City on some level though.

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Reply #18 posted 12/15/15 3:07am

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dodger said:

I wasn't keen on the live Montreux versions, thought it was a bit Broadway/cabaret but I'm loving the joyfulness of it now. I was just blasting this driving to work singing, clapping and giving it the jazz hands like a right imbecile

Tell me about it! I was there in Montreaux, almost the whole show was cabaret style horns instead of funky horns, I was gutted. Apart from Shades of Umber that show belonged on a cruise boat somewhere. What a wasted trip that was.

I can't get past the cheesiness but glad you can enjoy Big City on some level though.

biggrin yes it is a cruise-boat cheese fest, maybe it caught me on a good day

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Reply #19 posted 12/15/15 3:48am

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Stranger said:

Tell me about it! I was there in Montreaux, almost the whole show was cabaret style horns instead of funky horns, I was gutted. Apart from Shades of Umber that show belonged on a cruise boat somewhere. What a wasted trip that was.

I can't get past the cheesiness but glad you can enjoy Big City on some level though.

biggrin yes it is a cruise-boat cheese fest, maybe it caught me on a good day

biggrin Nothing wrong with enjoyong some cheese. I have had cheese before and liked it. I think for me I would have to win the lottery with a complementary blow job to make me so happy I would have this particular cheese biggrin

Rock on on your good day, dodger!

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Reply #20 posted 12/15/15 11:23am

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The live versions were hyper but this is still a cool tune. Glad it's out smile.
Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #21 posted 12/15/15 12:22pm

Adorecream

Love this track, a great party closer like 3121's get on the boat. Everyone gets a line or two here and I love those Jazzy horns, very James Brown style party music.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #22 posted 12/15/15 1:50pm

BEAUGARDE

This 1 grew on me too, I really like this 1

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Reply #23 posted 12/15/15 3:20pm

tatocorcu

I really wanted to have the studio version of this song and I'm glad we finally got it, I love it. The instrumental breakdown in the second have is great.
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Reply #24 posted 12/15/15 3:34pm

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a very weak 'Get off the Boat'

and I'm not even a fan of Get off the Boat wink

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Reply #25 posted 12/15/15 8:36pm

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I'm fully aware of the cheese factor of this one, and I totally understand why certain people wouldn't like it. I find it charming and fun. The horns on the breakdown are sick as hell.

Lyric question: is it "dirty little hotel room/workin' on bomb?" or "workin on a bar?"

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #26 posted 12/15/15 8:42pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I'm fully aware of the cheese factor of this one, and I totally understand why certain people wouldn't like it. I find it charming and fun. The horns on the breakdown are sick as hell.

Lyric question: is it "dirty little hotel room/workin' on bomb?" or "workin on a bar?"


I hear, "dirty little hotel room or working on the farm". lol
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Reply #27 posted 12/15/15 8:48pm

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iZsaZsa said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I'm fully aware of the cheese factor of this one, and I totally understand why certain people wouldn't like it. I find it charming and fun. The horns on the breakdown are sick as hell.

Lyric question: is it "dirty little hotel room/workin' on bomb?" or "workin on a bar?"

I hear, "dirty little hotel room or working on the farm". lol

lol That might explain the filth in said hotel room.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #28 posted 12/15/15 8:50pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

iZsaZsa said:

SchlomoThaHomo said: I hear, "dirty little hotel room or working on the farm". lol

lol That might explain the filth in said hotel room.

oh shit, you're right though!!! lol lol lol lol

"Dirty little hotel room, or workin on a farm."

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #29 posted 12/15/15 11:07pm

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Adorecream said:

Love this track, a great party closer like 3121's get on the boat. Everyone gets a line or two here and I love those Jazzy horns, very James Brown style party music.

:yeahthat:
‎https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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