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Poll Question: How do you listen to the English Electric Full Power?
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    Posted: February 05 2014 at 07:38
I do not know if I can ever remember an album being released in 3 pieces before, then re released as one full album.  There have been part one and part two releases before.  What are your thoughts on this as a future format for prog?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 07:45
I go with the first option, but when I'm in the right mood I might switch to the Full Power format. Anyway, I prefer to listen to parts 1 and 2 in the original format because this sequence is perfect: part 2 starting with a piano-oriented version of the Summoned by Bells-finale, many musical themes of the previous songs converging in The Permanent Way and then Curator of Butterflies as a closer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote javajeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 07:48
I bought the two albums when they were released, and I just recently bought the EP.  I think my brain is stuck on how they were released as albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 07:52
I recognize this. It seems to work the same way with me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 09:55
1 & 2 in one sitting
Raise the dead! Out to the cemetery, come on everybody!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote javajeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 19:52
I do not understand why the track listing changed.  A track from part 2 is on CD1 of the Full Power.  I just decided to create my own Full Power to put on my phone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 20:55
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

1 & 2 in one sitting


Same.

Not a huge fan of the EP works overall and/or they don't really add anything to the overall feel of EE.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 21:00
I only have English Electric Full Power. So that's the one I listen to.
When he rides, my fears subside.
For darkness turns once more to light.
Through the skies, his white horse flies.
To find a land beyond the night.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2014 at 06:46
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

1 & 2 in one sitting


Ditto
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2014 at 13:21
All the way through! Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2014 at 03:16
I bought Part One and Part Two as seperate CD's then downloaded the ep. I never listen to them together although its a clever wheeze by the band to try and sell the same thing twice by repackaging it all.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2014 at 04:57
Great great great.  I already invested in EE 1 & 2 and now I have to get the dad gummed EP to complete the set.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Libor10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2014 at 06:29
No vote here. In fact I don't have any preference here. I could listen it any way it is. If it'sFloyd's The Wall or something similar this question is the right one. Or maybe if it's record I listen for a long time... Nothing is true here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote javajeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2014 at 21:03
So I ended up making a Full Power album out of my files, and it is a good listen too.  I find it all to be good music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2014 at 07:07
Bought EE part I on LP last year and it's highly enjoyable indeed. Then earlier this year got the 2nd part and I just can't get enough of it. Really smashes the first one for me. And the vinyl edition incorporates a selection of tracks from the recent EP, which really fit album proper. So many knockout moments, with a massive bow to 'The Lovers'. Their way with vocal arrangements and melodies, instrumentation (not to mention Greg Spawnton's superbly toned Rickenbacker bass). Really becoming a top album for me.
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