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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Those Were The Days 2"
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2021, 12:29:20 AM »

7/21, not bad.

(I'll leave Abie songs to other posters - e.g. @YitzyS ;) )
About 20/20 here...  :P
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2021, 12:30:52 AM »
About 20/20 here...  :P
Bold strategy by Doni to use OTR2 to market Journeys V ;)
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #102 on: November 25, 2021, 12:37:14 AM »
Album is now available for download on Mostly Music
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2021, 03:38:50 PM »
I started making a spotify playlist of the original songs from OTR2 - please let me know if any more of the original songs are on spotify and I missed them (I couldn't put all the original songs since not all are on spotify)

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Z8wve2dlIKdQbpXYxwOxi?si=6c516681c2ba4fa3

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #105 on: November 25, 2021, 07:23:23 PM »
The Midos medley is basically like another MMM song tape.
I would have preferred if they included some songs about midos from other tapes, like Lost in Lazerland, Kivi and Tuki, and Uncle Moishy.
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #106 on: November 25, 2021, 07:44:12 PM »
The Midos medley is basically like another MMM song tape.
I would have preferred if they included some songs about midos from other tapes, like Lost in Lazerland, Kivi and Tuki, and Uncle Moishy.
Ironically, the Midos medley is my least favorite medley on the album, though I may be one of only a select few to be bothered by it.

Abie Rotenberg is not only the greatest composer and singer (yes, singer), he is also the greatest musical arranger. The vast majority of his songs are perfect in their original form, and anyone seeking to recreate them has to be very wary to protect their unblemished integrity. Even his midos songs are far from whimsical, and I feel as this medley fails to give each song - and their arrangements - the respect they deserve.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when the reincarnation changes the scale on which the song was originally recorded. Yes, for some songs the scale is merely anecdotal, but for Abie songs, the often-somber undertones of the songs ride on the perfect scale (often a non-standard one) that Abie sings his songs in. Belting out a string of Abie masterpieces in a higher key, with key segments missing, does not allow me to fully appreciate the beauty of those songs.

No, it's not fair for me to criticize an otherwise EPIC album. But if you start up with Abie's songs, in my book you are asking for it.

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #107 on: November 26, 2021, 09:58:57 AM »
Any idea how long it will take for this album to be available on Youtube Music?

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #108 on: November 26, 2021, 12:02:21 PM »
Any idea how long it will take for this album to be available on Youtube Music?

If it goes anything like the last one, it'll go on all the platforms the day after I buy it.

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2021, 12:09:16 PM »
If it goes anything like the last one, it'll go on all the platforms the day after I buy it.
And on amazon and then off again as soon as I rack up some no rush credits
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #110 on: November 27, 2021, 04:41:50 PM »
Any idea how long it will take for this album to be available on Youtube Music?
Or Spotify?
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #111 on: November 27, 2021, 09:26:32 PM »
Ironically, the Midos medley is my least favorite medley on the album, though I may be one of only a select few to be bothered by it.

Abie Rotenberg is not only the greatest composer and singer (yes, singer), he is also the greatest musical arranger. The vast majority of his songs are perfect in their original form, and anyone seeking to recreate them has to be very wary to protect their unblemished integrity. Even his midos songs are far from whimsical, and I feel as this medley fails to give each song - and their arrangements - the respect they deserve.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when the reincarnation changes the scale on which the song was originally recorded. Yes, for some songs the scale is merely anecdotal, but for Abie songs, the often-somber undertones of the songs ride on the perfect scale (often a non-standard one) that Abie sings his songs in. Belting out a string of Abie masterpieces in a higher key, with key segments missing, does not allow me to fully appreciate the beauty of those songs.

No, it's not fair for me to criticize an otherwise EPIC album. But if you start up with Abie's songs, in my book you are asking for it.

/rant

I disagree. The point of the OTR albums isn't to replace the originals (although that needs to be done in many cases...), it is to create enjoyable medleys. It does its job splendidly, and the Midos Medley does as well (and Joey's added shtick is great).
Also, the original MMM was on a budget and used computerized/synthesized music. In that sense, this is an improvement.

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2021, 10:06:02 PM »
Benny's harmony on Children of Silence *swoon*

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #113 on: Yesterday at 12:46:00 AM »
Ironically,

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I haven't listened yet, waiting for the day after @zh cohen buys it, but in general I hate covers that don't add anything to the song. Do something different to make your version worthwhile and not just a note for note cover.

The exception would be an album like this, where the purpose is nostalgia, not the song itself. So if you need a key change or or to play with tempo to get it to fit the medley, the nostalgia still remains.
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #114 on: Yesterday at 09:52:30 AM »
I disagree. The point of the OTR albums isn't to replace the originals (although that needs to be done in many cases...), it is to create enjoyable medleys. It does its job splendidly, and the Midos Medley does as well (and Joey's added shtick is great).
Also, the original MMM was on a budget and used computerized/synthesized music. In that sense, this is an improvement.
I haven't listened yet, waiting for the day after @zh cohen buys it, but in general I hate covers that don't add anything to the song. Do something different to make your version worthwhile and not just a note for note cover.

The exception would be an album like this, where the purpose is nostalgia, not the song itself. So if you need a key change or or to play with tempo to get it to fit the medley, the nostalgia still remains.
I agree with everything you both are saying, but I still don't find this medley enjoyable, because I am such a Abie aficionado. I don't think it's criticism for them, it's just a testament to how much I appreciate the unadulterated musical brilliance of Abie Rotenberg.
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #115 on: Yesterday at 04:58:52 PM »
As I am putting together my playlist of originals, I am finding that the majority of these were never on records. It should have been called something like "Taped Up". 8) I am up to 35 of the 55. There are also a bunch that I need to find the files and others I need to copy off the record or tape if I can't get the digital version.
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #116 on: Yesterday at 05:06:12 PM »
As I am putting together my playlist of originals, I am finding that the majority of these were never on records. It should have been called something like "Taped Up". 8) I am up to 35 of the 55. There are also a bunch that I need to find the files and others I need to copy off the record or tape if I can't get the digital version.
I counted 20-21 which were on records, though they were also on tapes.

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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #117 on: Yesterday at 09:03:12 PM »
I am up to 35 of the 55. There are also a bunch that I need to find the files and others I need to copy off the record or tape if I can't get the digital version.

ETA up to about 50.
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #118 on: Yesterday at 09:06:07 PM »
ETA up to about 50.
Want to list the ones you don't have?
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Re: Which Songs Would You Like To See on "Off The Record 2"
« Reply #119 on: Yesterday at 09:07:47 PM »
Want to list the ones you don't have?
I think I have a few more. I still need to organize them to check them off.
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