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

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

Postby Shortman45 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:37 am

I found Blistered online
[youtube]http://youtu.be/KPL_39a3Vc4[/youtube]

Sounds really good. Definitely a MOP vibe.

I couldn't see the album in the Australian iTunes.

Does someone have the links for More Than This or Why?

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

Postby phatnonphatness » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:22 am

I've only listened to the preview of More Than This, and it does sound like it's missing vocals. But I really really like the instrumentation that follows, so hope no vocals get added.

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

Postby Finaldecision » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:22 am

Blistered sound good to me. Another proof that Creed's sound wasn't per se commercial.
I find the drums very good on that one.

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

Postby Mr. Slash » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:31 am

When was Blistered recorded?

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

Postby Vaux » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:27 am

I just bought all three demos off of amazon... My thoughts as I listen -

Blistered first... wow surprised how good it is! Had to go back and listen to that distortion part again, at 2 min in, because it rocked and it sounded familiar... and I realized it's very similar to the live version of Whats This Life For, especially just after the "settle no goddamn score" part... it's like the same chords there. That's probably why this song was scrapped.

Why... why o why... not as good as Blistered. Cool song I guess, not much to say about it. Sounds like a B side.

More than this - yeah I remember hearing Stapp needed to finish the vocals on this song... and a lot of it is missing. I like it. I don't think it's a song that should be a single though. Maybe they could re-record it for their next CD, but I would just let it be what it is on here. Good song, but not a great song.

It's cool that the band released these songs for us to hear. I want more!

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

Postby Dolo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:35 am

Vaux wrote:Blistered first... wow surprised how good it is! Had to go back and listen to that distortion part again, at 2 min in, because it rocked and it sounded familiar... and I realized it's very similar to the live version of Whats This Life For, especially just after the "settle no goddamn score" part... it's like the same chords there. That's probably why this song was scrapped.



That's exactly what I thought. The chord progression resembles WTLF pretty much. Maybe they dropped the song alsbo because of the solo, since Stapp wasn't tthe biggest fan of them.

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

Postby Vaux » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:57 am

Man, Blistered friggin rocks... it's feels like a brand new old pair of shoes that I put on and it brought me back.... back to when the old Creed was new Creed. Back to Tremonti's ACTUAL clean channel, and the distortion kicking on mid song and making me kind of headbang. That crash of flips cymbal and that chord coming in... that's all old Creed, and there hasn't been anything like it in AB or Tremonti since.

Blistered is the gem of this group... but I am really having fun making up my own chorus and singing it on More Than This.... I got a couple good ones so far.

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

Postby Mr. Slash » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:06 am

Dolo wrote:
Vaux wrote:Blistered first... wow surprised how good it is! Had to go back and listen to that distortion part again, at 2 min in, because it rocked and it sounded familiar... and I realized it's very similar to the live version of Whats This Life For, especially just after the "settle no goddamn score" part... it's like the same chords there. That's probably why this song was scrapped.



That's exactly what I thought. The chord progression resembles WTLF pretty much. Maybe they dropped the song alsbo because of the solo, since Stapp wasn't tthe biggest fan of them.

Still Blistered is a much better song than WTLF. WTLF was always pretty blah to me.

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

Postby Vaux » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:07 am

[youtube]http://youtu.be/6neRqgENm4Y[/youtube]

Had to post this in honor of Blistered. It''s making me think of this old version of WTLF. Same tone, sounds similar and I can see Mark playing it the same way.

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

Postby Vaux » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:43 am

More Than This lyrics - what's he sing after "whenever truth is not enough" - I can't make it out

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

Postby chtimixeur » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:11 am

As much as I enjoy hearing Mark's clean tone again, the band was right to remove this song from My Own Prison. It's just not as good as the rest of the album.

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

Postby nagpo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:09 pm

These are the words from what I can tell
They * indicates where I can't really tell what the hell he's saying. Although some of the other lyrics are iffy as well

More Than This

One more time and I will go
It seems that we always assume it's right
I choose to wait and find

Whenever truth is not enough
We're taking time break free oh lord**??
I guess we're too far gone

*Say it's right to finally start
Change all the lines that held us down
We'll try to gain new ground

*When living in peace is not enough, no
We'll cut the ties that made us stone
I guess we're too far gone

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

Postby Them Bones » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:18 pm

Dolo wrote:
Vaux wrote:Blistered first... wow surprised how good it is! Had to go back and listen to that distortion part again, at 2 min in, because it rocked and it sounded familiar... and I realized it's very similar to the live version of Whats This Life For, especially just after the "settle no goddamn score" part... it's like the same chords there. That's probably why this song was scrapped.



That's exactly what I thought. The chord progression resembles WTLF pretty much. Maybe they dropped the song alsbo because of the solo, since Stapp wasn't tthe biggest fan of them.



what? Not sure where you get your facts from. Well, thats always been the problem with Creed/Stapp hate.


FACT: Stapp wanted Tremonti to solo. Numerous times Stapp had mentioned in interviews how he wanted Tremonti to solo more so he could take a break from singing.

FACT: Tremonti was not a huge fan of guitar solos. in 1999 He said something along the lines: " I think solos are too flashy for me, am a simple guy".


Media created fiction: Tremonti was not allowed to play the guitar like he wanted to in Creed.
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Re: 'With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective' (Nov. 20th)

Postby nagpo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:46 pm

i think them bones is right

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

Postby Dolo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:56 pm

I don't know dude, I heard what I heard, never checked the sources.

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

Postby tgriffith1992 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:17 pm

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.

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Postby nagpo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:34 pm

I wonder how this will sell during black friday

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

Postby CreedFeed » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:34 pm

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

Postby tgriffith1992 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:39 pm

CreedFeed wrote:
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"


Welp, they're gone apparently. This is frustrating. Don't say something is released on the 20th and then not actually get them to the stores.

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

Postby Ryan » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:57 pm

CreedFeed wrote:
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.
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