motörbed
giftland
February 16, 2009 11:25AM
I just listened to Giftland for the first time in ages. Damn, this is one good song!
Sooooooo much better that mediocore stuff like Vortex surfer

I just had to tell someone....
mga
Re: giftland
February 16, 2009 07:42PM
Giftland is a great song. But Vortex Surfer as well. Watersound too.

"poke around the embers, no phoenix is hiding there"

..love this line
motörbed
Re: giftland
February 17, 2009 09:56AM
mmmmmmm watersound....
Re: giftland
February 17, 2009 09:56AM
Giftland will always be special to me because it was my first MP favorite song when I discovered Timothy.

Now in 2009, there are 2 or 3 MP songs that I rate higher. But still one of my all-time favs.
Re: giftland
February 17, 2009 01:27PM
Ah, Timothy, a double without any one weak song. Giftland isn't my fave though, I'd go for the other lengthy ones and then Kill Some Day or Watersound...

Sometimes I can' take this album. It oozes with so much heart and soul, it hurts. My all time dearest album since and forever I guess.
mga
Re: giftland
February 17, 2009 06:49PM
Shrug & a fistful is also one of my faves. And Kill Some Day

Great album
motörbed
Re: giftland
February 18, 2009 11:22AM
Had a little giftland on repeat bonaza going on, and listening on it on headphones the piano was really getting annoying. sort of like a over the top bryan adams slash chicago ballad piano thing going on there.

But anyways; still one of my favorite MP songs.
jtr
Re: giftland
February 18, 2009 03:36PM
Inspired by this thread, I listened to Timothys Monster yesterday and I think picking out Giftland is pretty random. You could've chosen any other song off this album and declare it the best and favourite song of all time, it would work on nearly all tracks.
jonne
Re: giftland
February 19, 2009 01:32PM
it is a great album; still in heavy rotation after all these years. however, i gotta say i actually prefer the 1cd version over the 2cd version. would have been awesome to have a general release for that that 1cd version, and then use an EP to release the material that is only on the 2cd version.
Re: giftland
February 19, 2009 02:39PM
now why do you wanna do that, 16 yrs after it's original release...???

btw, timothys was released as a 1 cd-version, meant for the australian market. it was available trough stickman at some point. can't remember what songs got kicked, but i'm sure there were songs on it also from the 2nd cd of the original release.

alex.
Re: giftland
February 19, 2009 03:05PM
from the discography-section. i would like to hear this edit some time, it seems interesting. i wonder what the shorter the wheel sounds like....

1.Feel(03:31:00)
2.Trapdoor(04:21:18)
3.Leave it like that(02:34:21)
4.A shrugh & a fistfull(03:14:24)
5.Kill some day(06:51:28)
6.The wheel(08:48:02)
7.Watersound(05:10:16)
8.On my pillow(05:43:02)
8.Wearin yr Smell(03:36:18)
9.Now its time to skate(04:55:13)
10.Grindstone(07:16:17)
11.The golden core(13:00:15)
Re: giftland
February 19, 2009 04:25PM
without sungravy, a shame! I think the 2cd-version is perfect as it is: Cd1: perfect pop-rock-shorties with beautiful harmonies and Cd2: 4 totally different (but longer) songs, which would destroy "the flow" if they would have been on disc one...
Harry
Re: giftland
February 20, 2009 09:29AM
at ingmarwa: the one-cd version was the one i knew first because it was for rent in the music-library in Utrecht. And i taped it to cassette. The shorter version of the Wheel is great.
There is also a small difference in Leave it like that. Sort of a one-bar shorter version. Quite strange..

Harry
jtr
Re: giftland
February 20, 2009 03:05PM
Is the shorter "Leave it like that" the same version as on the "Wearing yr smell/Psychobabble"-EP?
And in what way is "The Wheel" edited? Hopefully no fade-out?
Re: giftland
February 20, 2009 06:21PM
eeeew, this has to be listened to on vinyl anyway.


I'm not quite sure, I think in The Wheel the whole middle part is edited. Intro build up -> fat bass solo part -> loud but already final part -> fade out like on long version.

But I've only heard it once or twice, it was available in Europe, too.

edit: oops, harry can check. smiling smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2009 06:24PM by supernaut.
jonne
Re: giftland
February 20, 2009 09:45PM
Yeah, that's pretty much it. It's the same as the 2cd version for the first 6mins, and then it jumps to the 'loud but already final' part, cutting out everything in between. Also, Leave it Like That is the edit (same version as on Promotor 1 and Wearin' Yr SMell EP) and On my Pillow has the guitar solo that appears at about 3.00 cut. All other songs are the same version as on the 2cd.

There may be a slight difference in sound between the 2 cds. Somehow the drums a bass appear to sound a little but better on the 1cd. It's only marginally, and I wouldn't know a good reason for it. But that's why I like the 1cd better.
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