Midnight Oil

FW: [Powderworks] Change the Track Order

Glitch sena.reisenweaver@verizon.net
Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:17:37 -0400

Funny, I feel the exact same way.  I will have to try your new track order
and see if it works for me.  I too feel "Poets" is a bit of a let down to
close out the album, and the first 5 songs are all so strong they kind of
get a big head of steam up that dies down a little in the 2nd half.
--Glitch Baby

> From: James Warren <jimcwarren@earthlink.net>
> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 10:20:12 -0800
> To: rbnorton@attbi.com
> Cc: Glitch <sena.reisenweaver@verizon.net>, powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
> Subject: [Powderworks] Change the Track Order
> "R. B. Norton" wrote:
>> I agree!  Luritja Way and Tone Poem...an amazing one-two punch.  I also
>> think that Poets & Slaves is one of the best finishes out of all the Oils'
>> albums (Now or Never Land and Antarctica are up there).
>> Brian
> Uh-oh, my next post was going to tell about how the album is better if
> you change the track order.
> I don't like Poets and Slaves as the last song (the song is my least favorite
> on the album), and I find the album too strong in the first half, so I came
> up with this order:
> Side 1:
> Poets and Slaves
> Mosquito March
> Capricornia
> Too Much Sunshine
> Golden Age
> A Crocodile Cries
> Side 2:
> Been Away too Long
> Luritja Way
> Tone Poem
> Say Your Prayers
> World that I See
> Under the Overpass
> Now Under the Overpass is a great way to conclude an album.  And having
> Poets and Slaves first works well for me, because I find myself not dreading
> the end of the album, but rather looking forward to what is to come.  Poets
> and Slaves' repositioning on the album has made me like it more.  It kind
> of reminds me of the beginning of a play where a chorus comes and talks
> to the audience.
> Change the track order.  It's fun!
> -Jim
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