blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

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blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Considering_Cars » 31 Jul 2015, 17:30

It's probably been done before but oh well.
I find that Trimm Trabb sounded better live (around 1999, maybe not now) than recorded, as does tender (I find it hard to endure it recorded but live it's okay). There's probably more but I can't think right now. Is there any you prefer live rather than recorded? Also, is there any where you dislike the live version in comparion (for me it's badhead - I wish it would be dropped from future setlists).

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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by TripleJay97 » 31 Jul 2015, 17:31

I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.
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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 31 Jul 2015, 18:07

New World Towers is definitely the clearest example of a song being miles better live. It's my least favourite thing on the album but surely a TMW top 3 track live.
TripleJay97 wrote:I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.
Ditto.

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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Consigliere_11 » 31 Jul 2015, 18:27

Definitely I Broadcast in the newer ones. I'll add "Ambulance" to this list (I though I couldn't love this song more enough, but when I heard lives - oh my), maybe "Sing" (Hyde Park 2012 live has so much more energy in this song).. Maybe there are some more, I couldn't get them off the top of my head
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by JAIME » 31 Jul 2015, 18:38

Inertia (I love the studio version too, but live is epic)
Sunday Sunday
Girls & Boys
Parklife
To The End
He Thought Of Cars
M.O.R.
Trimm Trabb
No Distance Left To Run
We've Got A File On You
Gene By Gene
Under The Westway
I Broadcast

In the case of This Is A Low, I fuckin' love the studio version and every live version. 8-)
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Post by AstronomyD81 » 31 Jul 2015, 18:46

Lt Pinkerton wrote:New World Towers is definitely the clearest example of a song being miles better live. It's my least favourite thing on the album but surely a TMW top 3 track live.
TripleJay97 wrote:I Broadcast. It just sounds more raw and energetic.
Ditto.
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Ambulance » 31 Jul 2015, 18:52

All of the songs you guys already said and this:

- Ambulance: this song is even better live, so goddamn god with the chorus and all that, love it
- Pyongyang: This song is mind blowing on the record but live its pretty amazing
- Though I was Spaceman: Superb
- battle: OH MY GOD, this song its MIND BLOWING live
- Oily Water: that hydepark live interpretation is recorded in my mind, highlight
- Under The Westway: Every time i see it live its better, such an awesome song to play it live and it sounds much better live
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by 101reykjavik » 31 Jul 2015, 19:12

Pyongyang of the recent songs. Makes it all the more baffling why it's been left out so often from the set lists. This song takes on a whole other level of magnificence when it's played live.
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Caitlin » 01 Aug 2015, 05:29

Out of time
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by metalhipslop » 01 Aug 2015, 06:05

POPSCENE

I really think they should of played it in 2015. what shame....
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Post by munch » 01 Aug 2015, 08:48

Ghost Ship!
I absolutely love the studio version but the live one was just wooww :o
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Rhys » 01 Aug 2015, 13:15

Thought I Was a Spaceman. I think it is much more atmospheric live, and that cool mirrorball
lighting effect totally suits it. The way it seamlessly transitions into Trimm Trabb is brilliant.

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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by UnderThePuritan » 01 Aug 2015, 13:51

Pyongyang is a Blur great live
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by JAIME » 01 Aug 2015, 23:36

I can't say I prefer live versions of Pyongyang over the album version, because I love the studio version and I love each live version of it at the same level. What a great song!
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Re: blur songs that sound better/you prefer live?

Post by Liese » 02 Aug 2015, 15:36

Ambulance wrote:Oily Water: that hydepark live interpretation is recorded in my mind, highlight
That, plus Out of Time in the 2015 live version. Graham's guitarwork really adds to it, loved it.
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