June 14, 2018 at 16:52 #32710
Wee, just got an SMS from Posten that Rune Gram has sent me a parcel that will arrive at the local post office tomorrow. I'm guessing it's RW5 :lol:June 14, 2018 at 17:13 #32711ErcarnarParticipant
Ffbernie Stickman doesn't have a CD copy, just vynil & Digital Download. Rune has it if I remember correctly.
By the way, Stickman told me that my copy will be sent tomorrowJune 14, 2018 at 17:25 #32712June 14, 2018 at 17:28 #32713
@ffbernie: The CD is only included with the LP. So you have to buy the LP if
you want the CD…June 14, 2018 at 19:49 #32714ffbernieParticipant
@otherdemon : thanks. Right anyone up for a vinyl copy without the cd just lemme know as i wont be needing the vinyl x bernieJune 15, 2018 at 15:54 #32715
Just picked it up at the local post office. I actually ordered the regular version with black vinyl which was a little cheaper. But I received the limited one with yellow vinyl instead :lol:
Warning! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Here's the vinyl tracklist:
Side 1: Ship of Fools
Side 2: Sleepwalking, Lacuna/Sunrise Pt 1
Side 3: Lacuna/Sunrise Pt 2, Manmower
Side 4: KÃ¶ln, Un Chien D'espace Pt 1
Side 5: Un Chien D'espace Pt 2
Side 6: Taifun
CD1: Ship of Fools (14:53) Sleepwalking (2:03) Lacuna/Sunrise (24:26) Manmower (12:27)
CD2: KÃ¶ln (11:08) Un Chien D'espace (30:46) Taifun (16:59)
So for me the CDs win this time because it has natural flow and uninterrupted performances.
Let the speculation begin on which performances made the album!
Sleepwalking/Lacuna must be Leipzig, plus KÃ¶ln/Chien obviously is KÃ¶ln.
And I just found out that Manmower is from Sint-Niklaas, thanks to a partial Youtube-clip!
Ship of Fools is impossible to know (23 performances that tour!), and I'm not sure about Taifun either…June 15, 2018 at 16:54 #32716TraktorBassParticipant
Received mine today. Green RW3 and yellow RW5.
Roadwork 5 is mislabelled. Weirdly:
Side 1 – Labelled "Ship of Fools" – is actually "Ship of Fools"
Side 2 – Labelled "Sleepwalking/Lacuna pt.1" – is actually "Taifun"
Side 3 – Labelled "Lacuna pt 2 / Manmower" – is actually "Sleepwalking / Lacuna pt 1"
Side 4 – Labelled "KÃ¶ln / Un'Chien d'Espace pt 1" – is actually "Lacuna pt 2 / Manmower"
Side 5 – Labelled "Un'Chien d'Espace pt 2" – is actually "KÃ¶ln / Un'Chien d'Espace pt 1"
Side 6 – Labelled "Taifun" – is actually "Un'Chien d'Espace pt 2"
Anyone else?June 15, 2018 at 18:50 #32717Punj LizardParticipantJune 15, 2018 at 19:21 #32718
@PunjLizard: I've just finished listening to it in its entirety.
And yes, it is pretty damn good!
They picked a good version of Ship Of Fools. Unfortunately, the sound is a bit shoddy on that one.
They've always had problems capturing that wall-of-sound on tape (I had the same complaint about The Alchemyst on RW4). But it's a good version of maybe my favorite track from The Tower.
Sleepwalking/Lacuna is also pretty good. A far-out jam in the middle (why does Conne Island in Leipzig always get these freakouts?), they also really nail the song-parts beautifully. Great version!
Manmower is out of this world! I had seen the 6 minute Sint-Niklaas excerpt on Youtube, and thought it was a very interesting, jazzy/atypical take on the song. Turns out the whole performance was beyond top-notch. And the coda/climax is bulls-eye! Probably my favorite on RW5.
KÃ¶ln/Chien is of course fantastic, but since I already knew it from Spacebandit's recording, it wasn't a surprise. Still, it's great to have it in pristine audio quality. I personally think it surpasses the RW1 version, but I guess some will disagree…
I was a bit anxious to hear Taifun. The recordings I'd heard earlier (Trondheim, KÃ¶ln and Livorno) were a bit too overlong to me. The one on RW5 is neither of those versions. I still think they extended it a bit too much, but it does contain a beautiful flugabone solo by K.Lo in the 2nd part. So a good version of one of my favorite Trust Us songs, but I have heard better earlier (Rockefeller 2001 with Jaga Jazzist comes to mind…)
Not a lot of singing on this record! The record is 1h 52 mins total, and I think 15-20 mins of it has vocals :lol: So if you think MP's biggest achilles-heel is vocals, then this record is for you! But you also have to have a high tolerance for jamming, because this record has a shitload of it (most high-quality though)
I will have to listen to it some more, but so far it's a very worthy installment in the Roadwork seriesJune 15, 2018 at 20:50 #32719
Ship of fools was great at Lyse netterJune 15, 2018 at 21:38 #32720Punj LizardParticipant
@ otherdemon – Thanks. Great review. I'm having trouble with my patience waiting for this and RW3.
Oh, and I agree, that 2001 Taifun is indeed something very special.June 15, 2018 at 23:53 #32721TraktorBassParticipant
You sun it up nicely, otherdemon.
Does your version of RW5 also have wacky labels?June 16, 2018 at 07:30 #32722
@TraktorBass: Unfortunately I don't have a record player present at the moment,
so I can't say yet.June 16, 2018 at 09:21 #32723ErlendNParticipant
I can confirm that my yellow RW5 has the same order issue as mentioned above. I suspect this might be the case with all 500 copies. Wonder if the same thing happened with the black vinyl pressing.June 16, 2018 at 18:19 #32724
Yes! Wacky labels here as well (guessing the whole print), on top of a planned Garrard-print ala Demon Box. So Taifun (side f) is supposed to be on the flipside of Ship Of Fools (this is confirmed by Onkel Fuzzbass himself). So you got to be focused, hehe. Great release tho! Some magic moments here.
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