I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby nicksmithworld » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:05 pm

mab attack wrote:
What utter twaddle. :roll:


I wouldn't expect you to get it, middle-class, passive aggressives never do. Privilege cocoons you.
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby mab attack » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:16 pm

nicksmithworld wrote:
mab attack wrote:
What utter twaddle. :roll:


I wouldn't expect you to get it, middle-class, passive aggressives never do. Privilege cocoons you.


Cocoons you from...twaddle from gibbering, sycophantic morons like you?

In that case, praise be to privilege.

By the way, oh insightful one, I'm not middle-class and there's nothing passive about my aggression.

There's a saying where I'm from - fuck off.

Now go and rebury your nose between Kes' sweaty arse-cheeks.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Fizzle » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:46 am

The__KingOfRhye wrote:
Leigh Burne wrote:Single version is miles better. The few bits it adds really improve the song.

I remember when I first heard the album version, having grown up with Greatest Hits II, I wondered what the hell was going on!


Haha..........same here! I remember thinking to myself, where'd the intro go? :lol:


Me too. :P

Not a huge difference but I do prefer the single version.
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Kes » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:36 am

Being honest, I like the bits added for the single version, but prefer the actual much clearer mix of the main body of the song used on the album version.

As regards the other bit, just because someone agrees with someone on the occasional issue, shouldn't make them the cheap target for derrision of their view point, so if you don't mind, please argue with Nick on the validity of the points HE'S making, not the fact that he might have agreed with me elsewhere. Is that fair?

I'd hate to think someone who most of the time, seems to want to view themselves as a valid critic, would feel the need to pigeon-hole themselves at that sort of level. Consequently, stick to the job in hand, instead of speculating where people might store their noses.
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby nicksmithworld » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:19 pm

I'm as surprise at being KES's proctologist as he was to find my cranium wedged between his buttocks! :shock:

I see no evidenced for this alleged sycophancy, but hey! far be it from me to disturb your delusion, safe in your cocoon.

Kes's posts tend to be 'Fact' based rather than opinion based and as such are less prone to provoke discourse.

Who says "Twaddle" anyway apart from Bertie Wooster and middle-class people from the 1930's?! :P :lol:
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Two sharp pencils » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:28 pm

I loved the album track but i believe the song went to another level with the single version.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby mab attack » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:25 pm

nicksmithworld wrote:I'm as surprise at being KES's proctologist as he was to find my cranium wedged between his buttocks! :shock:

I see no evidenced for this alleged sycophancy, but hey! far be it from me to disturb your delusion, safe in your cocoon.

Kes's posts tend to be 'Fact' based rather than opinion based and as such are less prone to provoke discourse.

Who says "Twaddle" anyway apart from Bertie Wooster and middle-class people from the 1930's?! :P :lol:


Oh, ok - I'll rephrase in your preferred dialect, in that case - ''what complete, fucking shit you talk''. Better now?
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Fizzle » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:48 pm

Amidst the quarreling this thread has sparked a renewed appreciation for this song for me, I've always loved it (along with the whole Works album), just hadn't paid it much attention lately. It's a perfect pop song!
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby PaulTMA » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:55 am

DLCVJazz wrote:What i read at the peter hince book, the extended version was made first, but they like so much the extended, that they decided to release a single remix, inspired in the extended version.


Lester Burnham wrote:I seem to recall somewhere (can't remember who, though it was someone from within the band's ranks, not necessarily the band) that John wasn't happen with the album version and so extended it for single release.


I don't understand either of these two facts either. Can someone politely tell me what they are supposed to mean?
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Leigh Burne » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:05 am

PaulTMA wrote:I don't understand either of these two facts either. Can someone politely tell me what they are supposed to mean?

I think they meant that the band liked the 12" extended version, so they made a single remix that was inspired by that.
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby PaulTMA » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:31 pm

Thanks. Any quotes from John/the band/anyone else about the different versions?
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby manucar81 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:10 pm

The Greatest Hits 2 version is the best, not only because is longer and both the intro and the middle section are excellent, but because the remaster of 1991 sounds excellent and much better than the album version.

I bought THE WORKS in 1994, and as some of you have pointed, I was shocked to see how different the song was, like if it was an edit song. While in Greatest Hits 2 was one of the highlights, in The Works I would skip it most of the times.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby Anders Jensen » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:18 am

I absolutely prefer the single version.

Making the the single version different from the album version, made the single sell better, I think!
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby BitterTears » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:11 am

Giving the single a 'gotta catch 'em all' cover probably didn't harm sales either.
 
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Re: I Want to Break Free - Album version vs. Single version

Postby nickguy1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 am

Single version is much better
I just don't like how Machines fades out then Break Free just crashes in, hence I prefer a build-up
 
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