A Cloud in a Box

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#16 Post by BoyStrange » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 6:00 pm

y3potential wrote:what song Neil's vocal style on it reminds me of and then I got it..
For me the vocal style in "A cloud in a box" reminds me of the spoken part in "Left to my own devices" - album version.

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#17 Post by Straight_Talker » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 6:10 pm

I quite agree, Mr Boy Strange!
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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#18 Post by Remark » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:00 pm

moxlox wrote:I also cannot get enough of this track. Absolutely love it
Same. It is truly a sublime and intense track. Sounds best on a 'banging' sound system. It's too short though, wouldn't mind a lengthier intro/outro. Spoken verse needs to stay, it's what makes the track mysterious. LOVE!

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#19 Post by pepesilva » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:01 pm

Could easily have been on SUPER

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#20 Post by y3potential » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:07 pm

Why are tracks like A Cloud in a Box and The Dead Can Dance relegated to B sides yet Groovy and Pazzo! are on the album..?? In fact if there is a Super special edition I have the title: Superior. :dance:
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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#21 Post by TallThinMan » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:47 pm

A Cloud in a Box reminds me of Faithless. I thought it was rather lazy that they used the same synth sound on The Dead Can Dance.

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#22 Post by Sithblade » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 9:04 pm

y3potential wrote:Why are tracks like A Cloud in a Box and The Dead Can Dance relegated to B sides yet Groovy and Pazzo! are on the album..?? In fact if there is a Super special edition I have the title: Superior. :dance:
Image Well said, should have been on the album.

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#23 Post by nekko » Mon 19 Sep 2016, 10:50 pm

BoyStrange wrote:For me the vocal style in "A cloud in a box" reminds me of the spoken part in "Left to my own devices" - album version.
Exactly! :up:

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#24 Post by King1968 » Tue 20 Sep 2016, 7:46 am

Fantastic song,the best b side in a long time
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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#25 Post by moxlox » Tue 20 Sep 2016, 12:36 pm

y3potential wrote:Why are tracks like A Cloud in a Box and The Dead Can Dance relegated to B sides yet Groovy and Pazzo! are on the album..?? In fact if there is a Super special edition I have the title: Superior. :dance:
Indeed. And add The White Dress to this list and delete Happiness. Also start the album with Inner Sanctum.

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#26 Post by Native » Tue 20 Sep 2016, 4:57 pm

TallThinMan wrote:A Cloud in a Box reminds me of Faithless. I thought it was rather lazy that they used the same synth sound on The Dead Can Dance.
I thought that was intentional, I like the way it links the two tracks.

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#27 Post by miserabalism » Tue 20 Sep 2016, 9:53 pm

y3potential wrote:Why are tracks like A Cloud in a Box and The Dead Can Dance relegated to B sides yet Groovy and Pazzo! are on the album..?? In fact if there is a Super special edition I have the title: Superior. :dance:
I agree with this too. A Cloud in a Box could easily replace Groovy or Pazzo! It's the best b-side from the Super era.

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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#28 Post by PETHEAD72 » Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7:21 pm

I have to say i love 'the dead can dance' and 'cloud in a box',brilliant.
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#29 Post by Pod » Sun 25 Sep 2016, 8:30 pm

Easily the best b-side they have produced in ages, never mind the x2 era. Love the vocal and the beats - knocks the dead can dance out of the water. Reminds me of forever in love for some reason?!?
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Re: A Cloud in a Box

#30 Post by PETHEAD72 » Mon 26 Sep 2016, 5:55 pm

OMG,this track had been embedded in my brain for the past 4 days..absolutely friggin love it!,definately should have been on SUPER along with 'the dead can dance'
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