The 10-track "US-version" of Introspective that could've been

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Re: The 10-track "US-version" of Introspective that could've been

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Dog wrote: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 8:49 am
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Dog wrote: Thu 17 Nov 2022, 10:15 pm I think the idea of a 10 track Introspective is an interesting one but could more easily imagine something like this:

1. Left to my own devices
2. Domino dancing
3. Losing my mind
4. Bounce
5. I get excited (you get excited too)
6. I’m not scared
7. Always on my mind
8. I want a dog
9. Don Juan
10. It’s alright
I'm not a revisionist, but that's such a cool album. (not sure Domino Dancing and Left belong next to each other though, but minor point).

Also Don Juan disco mix is a bit of an oddity it terms of vibe. You could sink an entire album with that gloom :lol: But maybe the demo mix would be more complementary? It plays well with others. I like the urgency of the demo version, but would need to be polished.

And let's not forget the part in the demo mix when Neil goes wonky with the extended "take it or leave it". Quite a funny gem!
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1. Left to my own devices
2. Always on my mind
3. I want a dog
4. Bounce
5. I get excited (you get excited too)
6. I’m not scared
7. Domino dancing
8. Losing my mind
9. Don Juan (Demo version)
10. It’s alright


Excellent! OK, good to send this off the the vinyl press now :)

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jasonjohn wrote:Excellent! OK, good to send this off the the vinyl press now :)
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#18 Post by telys »

The topic was not another fan favourite remake of the album but how to make a US-version that would alleviate the problems facing a 6-track album with long mixes.
Therefore we have the intro to Left to my own devices as a separate track as well as the intro to IMS. It wouldn't have been foreign to PSB listeneres. There was a short interlude track on Please and the outro to Hit Music is somewhat akin to that.
Neither Bounce nor Don Juan fit the mood of Introspective.
Come to think of it there was a 3*7" US promo release with "radio" edits of all six tracks with a total of 25 minutes of music. Adding IGE (YGET) and LMM would add another 10 minutes of music but lacking two tracks. My solution is Pink Floyd style of cutting YFU in two parts and bookending the album with them.
1. Your funny uncle I 1:08
2. Left to my own devices (US radio promo) 4:24
3. I want a dog (US radio promo) 4:01
4. Domino Dancing (US radio promo) 4:13
5. I get excited 5:35
6. I'm not scared (US radio promo) 4:38
7. Always on my mind/In my house (US radio promo) 4:14
8. Losing my mind 4:34
9. It's alright (10'' mix) 4:47
10. Your funny uncle II 1:11
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Re: The 10-track "US-version" of Introspective that could've been

#19 Post by Disco. »

Introspective is perfect as it is. Their best selling album.

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#20 Post by jasonjohn »

Disco. wrote: Wed 23 Nov 2022, 7:44 am Introspective is perfect as it is. Their best selling album.
The eternal question is: What if Introspective was in a more vanilla format. It had huge exposure, so maybe that lost them sales for the next release if people felt burnt by not being a traditional album of attempted singles (which they have stated they often aim for, eg: Very).

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#21 Post by One of the crowd »

01: Left To My Own Devices - Album Version
02: I Want A Dog - Frankie Knuckles Mix
03: One Of The Crowd
04: Domino Dancing - Seven Inch Mix
05: What Keeps Mankind Alive
06: I'm Not Scared
07: Don Juan - Seven Inch Mix
08: Bounce
09: Occupy Your Mind - with Dusty Springfield
10: It's Alright - Album Version
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#22 Post by TallThinMan »

Bounce isn’t good enough to feature on an expanded Introspective. It’s a fun curio, but they were right to drop it.

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