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    Actually in the last live I saw them (in Mezzago, TDDU tour) I heard a two sided band. In the first part I listened TDDU (and the monumental and space rock MP side), but in the second part of the gig I could appreciate the band of the 90's in a very very large and "old style"encore …Lucky me, maybe! :D


    Im so happy Snah did a new solo for Greener.


      M;an, i can really understand why they wanted to remix and overdub the Pidah mix. It's so flat and somewhat uninspired compared to the Blissard we all know today..


        "When the World Sleeps" is quite the revelation, in my opinion. It's interesting to see how the band were in a similarly slow and moody frame of mind as when they played the recent church gigs (also in a large, gloomy, echoey space).

        Krist Rampage

          So i finally got a chance to buy the box. And what a package it is! First of all: it looks beautiful. Second, lots and lots of interesting stuff. Especially disc 2 is amazing and a must-have.

          I haven't listened to the Pidah mixes enough to really point out what i think of that one. Off course i like it, since i love Blissard.


            I love Blissard 3!

            It does sound less poignant and reading the liner notes while listening to it does point out its shortcomings. Though I wonder what I'd have thought of it if without these provided insights. But i like the sound a lot! It's fatter, gnarlier, crunchier than the final one. Some songs like Sinful and Drug Thing are amazing here. Wild and loose and noisy. I immediately prefer these to the known ones. The Nerve Tattoo I find weaker here.

            Funny is: I've been reading Tommy's notes (liking the Cure comparisons, because I'd never thought of Blissard having anything in common with their Pornography album) about how the final and known album breaks and shifts half way through from a straightforward hard pop into a wtf album while listening to CD 3. So this one therefore feels even more broken to me now due to its not yet accustomed sequencing. It was a great first listening adventure and it pushes my feelings towards this record way back up (again). It's not been one of my faves until today because of this break in the middle and the last 2 songs. It always felt unfinished and rushed. But now I feel as if I only start to understand it.

            I'm glad though that they omitted The Matter With Her back then, it is the one solely weak song of the lot, apart from it's great ending and blending to s'Numbness. The latter is even more majestic here and some great underlying weird sounds (Helge?) that sadly have gone in the final mix.

            Like Always comes odd and sub par, too at first, knowing the 2 great songs that came out of it. But it surely is more than only presentable here in this form. Stalemate is hm… an attempt to be intense and epic, which worked better on other songs. I can understand their struggle with this one. The best version I find the live one from 2002.


            When The World Sleeps spinning now. Hm, not so overwhelming. Nice collection of gloomscapes but too introverted for me. Mad Sun is always a winner, though. Especially thanks to its roomy production.


              oh and nice addition of song playing credits and guitar tunings! And the light that's being shed on Morten's doings. :)

              for gear yadda yadda it would have been nice to know what guitars they used.


                safe to say we could look forward to hear Nerve Tattoo and STG again on the upcoming tours?


                  i take back what i wrote about not being so keen on crummy basement rehearsal recordings! Baby Scooter!!! woah! more of this! what a mean riff, shame it never turned into a proper song.


                  I have gathered most of the information found in the booklets on the box's release page on Discogs (excluding mics, compressors++ and the backstories).


                    But there the soundsamples for CD 3 (pidah mixes) are the same ones as for CD 1…


                    The sound samples are automatically generated by Discogs, so there's very little I can do with that, but then again the purpose of the site is to collect info about records, not play them…


                      oh I didn't get that you put the infos there. I thought you meant you got them from there. sry my bad english.


                      When the Timothy's Monster Deluxe Edition came, I made up my 3LP (and not 2 and 1/2 LP!) version of the Monster. It included the 3 tracks scrapped from the "unreleased" first edition. It would have looked like this:




                      Leave It Like That

                      A Shrug & a Fistful

                      Very 90's, Very Aware



                      On the Toad Again

                      Beautiful Sister

                      Wearing yr Smell

                      Now It's Time to skate



                      On My Pillow

                      Kill Some Day








                      The Wheel




                      Grindstone (Extended Version)

                      The Golden Core


                      I've tried something similar with the Blissard Deluxe: I hate the 2LP format for a 53 minutes album, I have longer albums in single LPs back from the 70s (i.e.: Atom Heart Mother, Selling England by the Pound etc.). So I'd try to make a proper double Blissard LP using some tracks from "When the World Sleeps". I skipped the tracks from "The Matter with Her" (The Matter with Her, Stalemate, Like Always) for various reasons, first of all, well, I DON'T like them! I also skipped the first Stalemate (lucky us, the best version is on AADAP), When the World Sleeps (a mix of In the Family and Nathan Daniel's Tune from Hawaii, I preferred to keep the original Deathprod's track) and 7th Dream (too much acoustic stuff along with Fools Gold). I also used the Starmelt version of Flick of the Wrist, simply because it's waaay better than this one, but we gotta consider that those track are hardly mixed…

                      So, that's what I came up with:


                      Sinful, Wind-Borne

                      Drug Thing


                      's Numbness



                      Flick of the Wrist (Starmelt version actually)

                      Black W'abbit



                      Mad Sun

                      The Nerve Tattoo (Single edition without the stupid gong!)

                      True Middle

                      Sonic Teenage Guinevere




                      The Ballad of Patrick and Putrick

                      Fools Gold

                      Nathan Daniel's Tune from Hawaii



                      And now I'm looking forward to the "Angels and Daemons at Play" deluxe edition… What will be it like?

                      I expect 2 CDs for the complete edition of the album (including Spacesuit, Back to Source and the non-hidden Ohm's Concerto). Then, Starmelt EP. Then, what? I dunno how much unreleased material is available from there, but if there isn't enough material, I wouldn't dislike some Roadwork V stuff from the nineties…

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