ALTER BRIDGE - Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities

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Re: ALTER BRIDGE - Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities

Postby abw1987 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:53 pm

Amazon is selling the 3CD physical copy which includes the rarities disc for anyone who might not want to drive to a store to buy it.

I've had both new b-sides in my head all day, just trading back and forth. There's nothing quite like new AB. Er, new old AB?
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Postby Jhenrid » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:53 pm

riemslag1 wrote:So anybody knows what's so special about the HMV exclusive vinyl version ? The website just says it's exclusive without telling why..............strange.


I think it's clear Vinyl like they did with TLH

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Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:05 pm

Honestly, not much of a fan for Cruel Sun. Solace knocked my socks off, that song is fantastic.
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Postby hgwy407 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:07 pm

"I pre-ordered mine through AB's website over a month ago. Of course it hasn't shipped yet :("

I am in the same situation. I checked again a few minutes ago and it still indicates "ready to ship." :(

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Postby WaywardOne » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:57 pm

hgwy407 wrote:"I pre-ordered mine through AB's website over a month ago. Of course it hasn't shipped yet :("

I am in the same situation. I checked again a few minutes ago and it still indicates "ready to ship." :(


That's exactly what mine says. I love this band more than I can put into words and will always support them, but man they've always been beyond frustrating when it comes to the business side of things like this. Why preorder something when it doesn't even arrive or even ship on release date?

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Postby riemslag1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:44 pm

Well, Napalm did a far better job on that. Order arrived exactly on D-day ! Also my Nuclear Blast vinyl arrived exactly on time !

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Postby riemslag1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:51 pm

Jhenrid wrote:
riemslag1 wrote:So anybody knows what's so special about the HMV exclusive vinyl version ? The website just says it's exclusive without telling why..............strange.


I think it's clear Vinyl like they did with TLH


Ok, so HMV ships to UK only. Anybody on this forum in the UK willing to help me out buying this and shipping it to the Netherlands ? I'll transfer the money upfront through PP of course. Just sent me a PM if you are willing to help me out ! Thanks.

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Postby anguyen92 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:12 pm

I got my order arrived, ordered it through Napalm, today which is a good sign, because this is the first package delivered to my new house and I wasn't so sure if any of my new neighbors would steal it for some reason.

At least, if there is one great thing about them signing with Napalm, at least, a live album was actually released on time with no delays or derailments.

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Postby Raven » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:36 pm

WaywardOne wrote:
hgwy407 wrote:"I pre-ordered mine through AB's website over a month ago. Of course it hasn't shipped yet :("

I am in the same situation. I checked again a few minutes ago and it still indicates "ready to ship." :(


That's exactly what mine says. I love this band more than I can put into words and will always support them, but man they've always been beyond frustrating when it comes to the business side of things like this. Why preorder something when it doesn't even arrive or even ship on release date?



I ordered mine at Jb HiFi here in Australia didn't rock up,pissed off fan today

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Postby RoelSmoel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:58 am

Jhenrid wrote:
riemslag1 wrote:So anybody knows what's so special about the HMV exclusive vinyl version ? The website just says it's exclusive without telling why..............strange.


I think it's clear Vinyl like they did with TLH

I checked with HMV and yes - clear vinyl.
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Postby The Dissident » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:17 pm

Bought it today at Wal Mart, which surprised me since I've never seen any Alter Bridge CDs outside of HMV or Sunrise Records. Listened to the Live discs have to say from my first listen i found Watch Over You to be the best track overall on the album just from the presence of Myles and his guitar. I just found it the best track to connect to. That being said i feel like Poison and Champion should of been worked into the Set instead of being at the end or left of entirely no real need for bonus tracks on a live CD imo, just have it play straight through or made to seem like it was just a single concert

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Postby Raven » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:20 am

So finally heard Solace and thinks its one of the first B side tracks from AB that sounds like a B side,it sounds so unfinished somehow and kinda goes nowhere.Its also clear AB hadn't really found their identity at this point and i think Breathe is much better

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Postby Mr. Slash » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:01 am

Solace is a cool song. Even though it follows the standard ODR-Tremonti scheme. Sometimes I really miss that style of songwriting even though it's worn out and predictable.

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Postby Ubik » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Breathe still far and away the best b-side from ODR for me, prefer it to a lot of songs on the album. Solace and Cruel Sun are so cool to hear finally though. And Outright still the best b-side they've put out :cloud9
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Postby cajmoyper » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:23 pm

Outright is up there but I would say New Way to Live is their best ever. Not that they're the end-all but I think they would agree as to the best of my knowledge, it's the only b-side they've ever played live.

Also, out of curiosity, AFAIK, Outright was recorded during either the BB or ABIII sessions, no? Was there not a reported b-side during the Fortress sessions? It would be only cycle they don't have a b-side from.

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Postby Ubik » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:59 pm

cajmoyper wrote:Outright is up there but I would say New Way to Live is their best ever. Not that they're the end-all but I think they would agree as to the best of my knowledge, it's the only b-side they've ever played live.

Also, out of curiosity, AFAIK, Outright was recorded during either the BB or ABIII sessions, no? Was there not a reported b-side during the Fortress sessions? It would be only cycle they don't have a b-side from.

They've also played Save Me, somewhat randomly, and Ahavo Rabo Taco Salad. But yeah I think they're fans of NWTL, never been sure how it didn't get on the album.

They had another track during the Blackbird sessions called Outright that the Fortress version was a reference to (called Outright II on The Board). The Fortress one is really called Never Say Die and it was a printing error/miscommunication that led to it originally being Outright on the CD (same thung somehow happened with Last of Our Kind/Symphony of Agony) but it's a completely different song. I just like calling them by the accidental names as they're more fun.
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Postby facelessman07 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:15 pm

Any recommendations for those of us who don't have the CD who want to listen to Solace in its entirety?

**legally, that is**

I've been constantly checking YT and I don't subscribe to any streaming service.

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Postby Dolo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:39 pm

Ubik wrote:They've also played Save Me, somewhat randomly, and Ahavo Rabo Taco Salad. But yeah I think they're fans of NWTL, never been sure how it didn't get on the album.


I don't think Save Me and ARTS are considered B-sides

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Postby psycosquirrel789 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Shout out to the vocals on My Champion - both Myles and Mark killed it.
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Postby austinjhnsn » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:55 pm

What about the doc? How is that? I wish that came with the digital version:(
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