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feelintheflows
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« on: August 09, 2018, 06:07:48 PM »


what if this was Pacific Ocean Blue...?   thoughts?

1. River Song
2. Rainbows
3. Dreamer
4. Thoughts of You
5. You and I
6. Pacific Ocean Blues
7. Love Remember Me
8. Mexico
9. Common
10. Tug of Love
11. Cocktails
12. Holy Man
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 06:48:39 PM »

Personally, I think the original POB is better. This feels unfinished. Mexico, Common, and Holy Man are all instrumentals. I also don't think Cocktails would have worked as well on POB as I think it would have on Bambu. I'm not sure POB could have been improved on at all. I don't think including Tug Of Love would have made it better. Love Remember Me, though, is incredible. I suppose that song could have enhanced the album.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 05:15:33 AM »

Also, without End Of The Show as the final cut, it just doesn't feel like POB.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 06:11:52 AM »

Not sure, but you've identified the biggest problem with POB - track two, in a crucial place in the running order, is a big steaming dud. For this reason, I too have wrestled with the question of how POB might have been improved. No doubt this is just me, but another issue I have is that River Song as track one is a classic case of front loading - i.e. it's there because it's the strongest track, not because it's a natural lead-off. This is hard to articulate, but I think the reason I think this is that a song that's all about "flow" naturally belongs in the middle somewhere.

Had it been down to me, the first track would have been Friday Night. We get a classic bit of atmospheric scene setting at the start, and then the song's funky groove emerges from the murk. I think that sets up the album's ethos rather well.
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