Poll: Has the single mix ruined "Vocal"?

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Has the Single Mix ruined "Vocal"?

Yes - Neil's voice overwhelms the mix, the live version was much better
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47%
No - Neil's voice is at the right volume, it's better than the live version
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53%
 
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Re: Poll: Has the single mix ruined "Vocal"?

#31 Post by jamie1978 »

jasonjohn wrote:Boring. We can't endlessly judge everything they release.
Isn't that why this forum essentially exists, to talk about Pet Shop Boys music releases?

just sayin

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#32 Post by Mr Love »

Would be nice with links to both versions in first post; I've just heard the album version.

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#33 Post by Disco. »

Mr Love wrote:Would be nice with links to both versions in first post; I've just heard the album version.
Buy it instead ! :)

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#34 Post by Hillbilly »

Mr Love wrote:Would be nice with links to both versions in first post; I've just heard the album version.
I agree. I've heard the live version but not the single mix. The vocal was indeed a bit loud on the album version as well. I bet Neil loves hearing his voice on top of the mix! :)

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#35 Post by Palpatine »

jamie1978 wrote:
jasonjohn wrote:Boring. We can't endlessly judge everything they release.
Isn't that why this forum essentially exists, to talk about Pet Shop Boys music releases?

just sayin
+1 :clap:

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#36 Post by Lleonard Pler »

Screw the single mix! Vocal (album version) is perfection.

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#37 Post by Remark »

jamie1978 wrote:
grantwww wrote:What I hate about polls like this is that they are written with a particular agenda. Someone thinks they have to prove a point.

How can you ask if the single mix has ruined the song when you haven't even heard the proper single mix? And what does ruined mean? Surely it means you can't enjoy any version of the song forever more. How silly.

What about the limited answers you can choose from? What about the person (like me) who thinks the volume of Neil's voice is fine but still thinks the live version is better?
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#38 Post by Mr Love »

Disco. wrote:
Mr Love wrote:Would be nice with links to both versions in first post; I've just heard the album version.
Buy it instead ! :)
So where can I buy the single edit?

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#39 Post by Zazou »

Vocal is a great song but the mix has ruined it for me. Even the album version which I purchased today still has the vocal sounding like nails down a chalk board. I've even done my own version now by just removing about 4db at 4kHz from the center of the mix and to my ears it's much better. Try it yourself.
I think the problem is at the start of the track, once the music gets going it's not that bad.

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#40 Post by TheGardner »

Mr Love wrote:
Disco. wrote:
Mr Love wrote:Would be nice with links to both versions in first post; I've just heard the album version.
Buy it instead ! :)
So where can I buy the single edit?
No chance at the time! The radio edit just appeared on the digital copy for the radio stations (which was supplied with samples yesterday) together with the Price Instrumental and the album version. There isn't anyone here, who can get his/her hands on that copy! First time for this should be, when a physical CD-R (from the record company) would be delivered to the press and the radio stations! But if that still will happen (like it was with Parlophone)...?? Can't say at the time! We should have answers in about one or two weeks!
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#41 Post by PSBForTheMasses »

Yes, certainly. I only listen to the Instrumental version. At night, in a dark country road, the instrumental version is like living in a dream:)

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#42 Post by Gary1962 »

For me it isn't a good choice as a single anyway.
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#43 Post by Kiran »

This is one of my least favourite tracks on the album so totally baffling to me why it would be released as a single....
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#44 Post by Disco. »

Its fantastic !! You should hear it live ! Amazing !

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#45 Post by BoyStrange »

Geowayne.com has listed the album mix and single mix as identical (both 6:34).

I guess he's done this because the album mix is track #1 on the forthcoming CD-single release (29 July).

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