'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby nagpo » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:39 am

Blistered lyrics by me

Two steps closer, a thousand steps away
*Wake to the system till I don't know the way
My hands blistered but now numb to the pain
My mind twisted in this cruel democracy
But now I'm free, now I'm free

Feels like a thousand years taken from me
Choose my priorities but they're shoved in my face
My destiny in life so far away, so far away
But now I'm free, now I'm free

Oh I guess it was a good ride
Looking back I feel the same
I guess it was the last time
No regrets, who's to blame

Showed me how to live my life now
Very different from my own
A simple explanation
Further from the toll home

I'm leaving now, I said I'm leaving now
I said I'm leaving now and I got no place to go
Oh yeah
I said I'm leaving now, I said I'm leaving now
I said I'm leaving now and I got no place to go

But now I'm free
Now I'm free
Now I'm free, yeah
Now Im free, yeah

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby julio » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:07 pm

Currently #18 on Itunes rock album chart. Not bad I guess considering the lack of promotion.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Aaron » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:52 pm

Ryan wrote:
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tgriffith1992 wrote:Has anyone actually found a physical copy in a US Wal-Mart yet? I went to two different stores and have had no such luck.


Looking on Walmart's web site, it says the seller of the item is "Walmart.com" and when you click on "pick up in store" it says available December 4th (at least within 50 miles of me).

Also note- I just placed an order for it today on Walmart.com to have it shipped to me. When I placed it, the web site said "Hurry only 19 left in stock"

same here...all of the closest stores to me, within 50 miles, say available december 7/8 for in-store pickup.

what a shitty fucking release. not the songs or anything, but the fact they release it on disc as a walmart exclusive, so it's only available at walmarts, and it's not even available at ANY stores on release day. wow. what a major fail.


I found it in a Walmart in Vancouver, WA so it does exist in stores. I thought something was weird about the whole situation so I called 2 walmarts and asked them to look for it and 1 of them had it, I was surprised.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby TremontiFan4Life » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:59 pm

it's all on the Creed youtube, now to me that's weird
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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Dolo » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:42 am

TremontiFan4Life wrote:it's all on the Creed youtube, now to me that's weird



And then, below one of the demos there:

Wish they would have finished this instead of making a another crappy Alter Bridge record. The demos are great on this!! Love the music

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby chtimixeur » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:38 am

Why : not liking it. It's too grunge-y and aggressive.

More Than This (or should we call it Too Far Gone ?) : I enjoy the opening riff, as well as the clean guitar breakdown. Stapp's vocals aren't very good, and he's doing this weird thing with his throat once again when he's over-singing (1:13, 1:27). Not a fan of the echo on vocals. In the end, I like the fact that Mark tried to go into 2001 Creed mode once again, but there are still glimpses of the Alter Bridge sound here and there.
Too bad the band didn't have the chance to work more on this song and properly release it on their next album. Definitely a missed opportunity.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Finaldecision » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:33 am

This acoustic version of To Whom It May Concern is really good.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby CreedFeed » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:26 pm

Just FYI - walmart.com says it is not available in any stores around me, but when I went to the store, they had them on the shelf. If you're looking for it, just call or go to your local store and see if they have it.
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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Dolo » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:36 pm

It sounds like "Why" was dropped because the bridge sounds like the one in "Sister". Pretty good track though.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Vaux » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:16 am

Good call, I didn't notice the similarity to Sister until you mentioned that.

Also, More Than This has grown on me, I can't stop playing it.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby nagpo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:36 pm

for an unfinished song it's a catchy tune

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby cesargil » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:01 am

I liked the three songs so much. I felt so happy to hear Creed songs, even being old. More Than This sounds amazing for me, specially because I didn't feel like it's an Alter Bridge song sang by Stapp and his voice sound pretty good and way better than the FC album.

Blistered and Why are also amazing. Better than Sister and In America IMO.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby Ryan » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:14 pm

Sister was always one of my favorites. No way in hell Why is better than that song.
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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby austin. » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:02 pm

Man. These songs give me goosebumps. Mark, someone, put ALOT of old school Creed sound in More Than This. It doesn't sound like alter bridge, and it's the first "new" Creed since the reunion that sounds like Creed.

I dig it.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby chtimixeur » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:30 am

The lead guitar part that kicks in at 0m57 sounds like AB to me, and the echo on vocals is not something i'm used to hear on a Creed song, whereas it's on every AB song out there.
But aside from that, I'm really digging the main riff as well as the clean guitar part that starts at 2mn22.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby JaredWard » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:02 pm

chtimixeur wrote:and the echo on vocals is not something i'm used to hear on a Creed song, whereas it's on every AB song out there

That's the signature Elvis echo. lol It actually enhances the melody though in this case imho.

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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby nagpo » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:22 pm

Just listened to Why again. Love that grungy sound MOP era creed had. I'm glad this song was released


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