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What version of a PSB single do you prefer better?

From the album version
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18%
Remix version
2
12%
Depends on production of the song
12
71%
 
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Versions of singles

#1 Post by weirdalfan1980 » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 4:47 pm

I dont know why PSB have some singles from a remix. I do prefer the album version.

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#2 Post by Janet Street-Porter » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 5:50 pm

It's part of what made them great; a single felt like an event. They weren't just going through the motions of releasing track 7 then track 2 then track 4 then track 9 off an album.

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#3 Post by Chrispsb » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 10:24 pm

single versions are great, as the latest NO releases show.

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#4 Post by PSBehaviour » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 10:51 pm

It's all part of sales strategy. Most of the times artists release 2 singles which are often the album versions too boost their sales, cos that's what singles are made for, and from the 3rd single on they start to release remixed single versions to please the people who already bought the album and give them something new and boost the singles sales.

:roll: does this make sense? :roll:

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#5 Post by Hmmm » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:10 pm

I thought it was the single first then the Album the 1st single then went on the Album and the 2nd or 3rd come off the Album with the remix's and b sides that are not on the Album. :wink:
They make a little go along way.. very Minimal but Fundamental.

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#6 Post by PSBehaviour » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:24 pm

Don't most singles (certainly in PSB's case) have remixes and b sides not taken from the album. I only meant the actual single version, track 1 on the single cd.

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#7 Post by Glenny4 » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:24 pm

What version of a PSB single do you prefer better?

From the album obviously.

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#8 Post by Hmmm » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:27 pm

So long as they are good, a lot of people do not like Home and Dry as a single but I love it..
They make a little go along way.. very Minimal but Fundamental.

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#9 Post by Glenny4 » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:34 pm

Then again Heart new version was far better also I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing & Flamboyant.

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#10 Post by Joemoz » Sat 08 Oct 2005, 11:56 pm

I tend to think that the reworked versions are better - or at least a great alternative to the original album tracks - which is not so strange since they're basically enchanced versions. Some of them, like Heart and Jealousy, have some extra bite in their single versions, whereas others are brillant alternative versions (I wouldn't normally, Yesterday when I was mad, How can you expect).
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#11 Post by joeythecat » Sun 09 Oct 2005, 12:04 am

I don't think there is a complete formula to the single and remix. Sometimes the album version is too long for a single so it gets edited, and other elements are added to boost the singleness of the tune. However as a single version, it may not fit as well on the album, as it stands out. For flamboyant, I think it was a bit rushed, so Popart came out and they decided they could improve the song. By listening to Miracles, and how there is that really bad edit in the middle of the song, there was obviously some details that were not cleaned up. Like the remix for How can you expect to be taken seriously, there was room for improvement, that given some 6 months after the release of the album, PSB could see where the song could be better. And yeah, it is a bit of a trick releasing a different version for the single, all part of marketing a product....

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#12 Post by weirdalfan1980 » Sun 09 Oct 2005, 7:32 pm

Hmmm wrote:So long as they are good, a lot of people do not like Home and Dry as a single but I love it..
If they used the Blank and jones edit, it would take alot away from the song.

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#13 Post by Zeus On The Loose » Sun 09 Oct 2005, 7:47 pm

joeythecat wrote:I don't think there is a complete formula to the single and remix. Sometimes the album version is too long for a single so it gets edited, and other elements are added to boost the singleness of the tune. However as a single version, it may not fit as well on the album, as it stands out. For flamboyant, I think it was a bit rushed, so Popart came out and they decided they could improve the song. By listening to Miracles, and how there is that really bad edit in the middle of the song, there was obviously some details that were not cleaned up. Like the remix for How can you expect to be taken seriously, there was room for improvement, that given some 6 months after the release of the album, PSB could see where the song could be better. And yeah, it is a bit of a trick releasing a different version for the single, all part of marketing a product....
What's the 'bad edit' in the middle of Miracles?
Does cameos only.

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#14 Post by Pertan » Sun 09 Oct 2005, 8:06 pm

I more liked the "mixes" before 92 then after.......

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