Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

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Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Poll ended at Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:43 pm

Things Left Unsaid
2
17%
It's What We Do
0
No votes
Ebb and Flow
1
8%
Sum
0
No votes
Skins
1
8%
Unsung
1
8%
Anisina
0
No votes
The Lost Art of Conversation
2
17%
On Noodle Street
2
17%
Night Light
1
8%
Allons-y (1)
0
No votes
Autumn '68
0
No votes
Allons-y (2)
0
No votes
Talkin' Hawkin'
0
No votes
Calling
1
8%
Eyes to Pearls
1
8%
Surfacing
0
No votes
Louder Than Words
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Dyolf » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:43 pm

The winner of The Final Cut Survivor is: Not Now John!

As you can see we're now onto The Endless River! Due to this being a double album you now have 3 votes - for the time being. As songs drop off the votes will decrease.

Vote off your least favourite tracks. The song with most votes gets eliminated! You have 3 votes; poll closes in 24 hours.

Pink Floyd Survivor Results:

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn:
Matilda Mother
A Saucerful of Secrets: Remember a Day
The Final Cut: Not Now John
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Ffrainc France 19 – 24 Cymru Wales
Yr Eidal Italy 15 – 26 Cymru Wales
Cymru Wales 21 – 13 Lloegr England
Yr Alban Scotland 11 – 18 Cymru Wales
Cymru Wales 25 – 7 Iwerddon Ireland

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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Artisan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:49 pm

Unsung, Calling, Things Left Unsaid. None are bad (okay, maybe Unsung is) but nothing really happens. Either intros or interludes that could do to be a bit shorter.

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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Alec Taylor » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:01 pm

Looking at you "Night Light"... get outta here!
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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by The Silver Lining » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm sorry Nick, but I voted for Skins in this one. I understand that this was supposed to be a reprise of A Saucerful of Secrets, but those drums are produced so atrociously! The song is meant to be a drum solo-ish thing, and they mixed the drums so that they sound distant, echo-y and muddled. Even the snare doesn't even have the slightest punch to it.

The other two I picked were The Lost Art of Conversation, and Noodle Street. Those songs don't sound bad, but they should either have been turned into more complete songs, or left out of the album together. They're part of why I find The Endless River quite boring to listen to, with only a couple of really good highlights scattered around the album.
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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Alec Taylor » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:37 pm

Early predictions for the winning songs for me include "It's What We Do", "Anisina", "Autumn '68", "Talkin' Hawkin'", and "Surfacing".
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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Artisan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Wait, Surfacing in the top five? It's a nice ambient piece but I wouldn't put it anywhere near the top of the list...

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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Alec Taylor » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:59 am

I'm pretty damn convinced that "Surfacing" was the original middle section for "Poles Apart" before the carnival idea was conceived.
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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Artisan » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Wow. I don't like the carnival bit, but three minutes of ambience would really throw off the momentum of the song. Way more than the carnival bit.

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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Alec Taylor » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:27 pm

The first time I heard "Surfacing" it seemed really obvious that it was part of "Poles Apart". Same guitar part, same chord scheme, and even the background singers fit the mood of the song. I think someone made a mash-up of the two tracks somewhere that was absolutely perfect.
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Re: Survivor: The Endless River (round 1)

Post by Artisan » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:36 pm

I am mistaken. I was actually thinking of Calling. I looked at the track listing and I thought, wait, I thought Surfacing opened side 4. I was mistaken.

However, apart from the very, very intro, I hear little resemblance to Poles Apart in the real Surfacing; I hear only Welcome To The Machine, loud and clear. The guitar mimics that song to a T. I hadn't paid attention to this tune before; gonna have to readjust my rankings for this album.

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