How Come "Relentless" is so good?!?

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#46 Post by Eldritch »

Zeus On The Loose wrote:It was a terribly obvious single and it would have been massive. They really should have re-released Relentless with Some Speculation, Euroboy and the Rollo mix of Absolutely Fabulous on and an edit of Forever In Love with both verses in and One Thing Leads To Another as singles, instead of Disco 2.
Yes, they really should have. It seems such a shame that Relentless remains such a hidden jewel, especially since their backcatalogue up until 97 has been recycled to death. It's bizarre that all the b-sides up until to that point are available on three official formats (the original single, Alternative, the album reissues), while the only way to get any of the tracks on Relentless is to try to purchase them second-hand.
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#47 Post by Dipso »

I think the Pets like the fact that Relentless is a bit obscure, don't they? They must have made a conscious decision not to re-release it when all the re-issues were put out in 2001.

Fab album though - it cannot be denied! :dance:
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#48 Post by One of the crowd »

Eldritch wrote: Yes, they really should have. It seems such a shame that Relentless remains such a hidden jewel, especially since their backcatalogue up until 97 has been recycled to death. It's bizarre that all the b-sides up until to that point are available on three official formats (the original single, Alternative, the album reissues), while the only way to get any of the tracks on Relentless is to try to purchase them second-hand.
Yes, you cant even legally download them, not even from 7digital.com

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#49 Post by Zeus On The Loose »

Dipso wrote:I think the Pets like the fact that Relentless is a bit obscure, don't they? They must have made a conscious decision not to re-release it when all the re-issues were put out in 2001.

Fab album though - it cannot be denied! :dance:
When asked, Neil said they considered tucking it on the Very re-issue but that would make it a triple CD which would have been excessive. I don't think they're keeping it obscure, they have simply not had the chance to reissue it.
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#50 Post by Pani »

Zeus On The Loose wrote:When asked, Neil said they considered tucking it on the Very re-issue but that would make it a triple CD which would have been excessive.
I would've appreciated an
excessive PSB album ... :mrgreen:

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#51 Post by jamie1978 »

Reading through the posts quickly, I agree with strongly with one point raised, namely;

'One things leads to another' SHOULD have been a single. It would have been a hit, had they released it in 1994 prior to general release of a fleshed-out version of Relentless. As Neil stated in the Alternative sleeve notes.

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#52 Post by BrilliantPSB »

RELENTLESS is just one of those timeless works an artist release from time to time.

Some people call these works as MASTERPIECES...
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#53 Post by joe stalin »

I agree that OTLTA is quality.. I love the way that the lyrics are all backwards... I do think the chorus although catchy could be mistaken for something those guys who did 'things can only get better' might have put out... and really ... such a comparison would be most unfair. So all in all... I'm happy for it to stay undiscovered.

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#54 Post by Niall »

joe stalin wrote:I agree that OTLTA is quality.. I love the way that the lyrics are all backwards... I do think the chorus although catchy could be mistaken for something those guys who did 'things can only get better' might have put out... and really ... such a comparison would be most unfair. So all in all... I'm happy for it to stay undiscovered.
It's always reminded me of that song too!
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#55 Post by jamie1978 »

Niall wrote:
joe stalin wrote:I agree that OTLTA is quality.. I love the way that the lyrics are all backwards... I do think the chorus although catchy could be mistaken for something those guys who did 'things can only get better' might have put out... and really ... such a comparison would be most unfair. So all in all... I'm happy for it to stay undiscovered.
It's always reminded me of that song too!
I really can't hear it. And anyway, D-ream happened a year after OTLTA was originally released.

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#56 Post by Zeus On The Loose »

I totally can't hear any similarity and what a ghastly thing to say is that one prefers the song to be somewhat obscure because 'people' would associate PSB with D:Ream.
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#57 Post by Niall »

jamie1978 wrote:
Niall wrote:
joe stalin wrote:I agree that OTLTA is quality.. I love the way that the lyrics are all backwards... I do think the chorus although catchy could be mistaken for something those guys who did 'things can only get better' might have put out... and really ... such a comparison would be most unfair. So all in all... I'm happy for it to stay undiscovered.
It's always reminded me of that song too!
I really can't hear it. And anyway, D-ream happened a year after OTLTA was originally released.
The middle bit with Neil's ahahah's before it breaks back down into 'and the job begins to suffer....'
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#58 Post by jamie1978 »

Niall wrote:
jamie1978 wrote:
I really can't hear it. And anyway, D-ream happened a year after OTLTA was originally released.
The middle bit with Neil's ahahah's before it breaks back down into 'and the job begins to suffer....'
How ridiculous. Anyway, OTLTA still came first.

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#59 Post by Zeus On The Loose »

:lol:

Anyway, there was nothing wrong with D:Ream, they were really good and Peter Cunnah was sexy.
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#60 Post by Niall »

jamie1978 wrote:
Niall wrote:
jamie1978 wrote:
I really can't hear it. And anyway, D-ream happened a year after OTLTA was originally released.
The middle bit with Neil's ahahah's before it breaks back down into 'and the job begins to suffer....'
How ridiculous. Anyway, OTLTA still came first.
How is it ridiculous? I'm merely telling you which bit reminds me of that song and not arguing over which came first!
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