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Niandra and Smile should be released on vinyl, especially Smile

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Oh man why are they releasing this on vinyl instead of Niandra or Smile? You guys know this record was recorded all on digital 8 track right? Smile and Niandra were recorded on tape! They would sound so amazingly incredible on vinyl. It's such a waste to release this one on vinyl it's never going to sound as great as smile or niandra on wax! Bummer! what a shame

 

Administrator note: This thread was split from the one about To Record Only Water For Ten Days' vinyl release - if you want a different title to be given to it, I'll gladly change it. 

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I buy music on vinyl so I'm stoked it's come out. I already have the CD so it's a re-buy for me anyway. Besides, if this sells well we may see a reissue of Shadows etc.

I bet it was a whole lot easier to get the rights to reissue this from Warner than it would be to get Frusciante to sign off on a reissue of Niandra or especially Smile.

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Why? I'm pretty sure John views Niandra as his best work. Man what I wouldn't do for a real analog release of Smile on vinyl cut from the tapes

Edited by JohnsNumber1Fan

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I agree, it's a weird choice, but good nonetheless to release this. I guess then it means all of his work post joining the chilis again has been released on vinyl. 

I wonder if he does view Niandra as his best work. I wonder if most people on here do too?

I think it is, by a long shot - Niandra changed music for me

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Other than the first two posts in the thread, the rest has barely anything to do with To Record Only Water For Ten Days, so how about we go back to the topic? 

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Jeez yea let's keep the conversation to one post every three months guys

But yea thomas i think you are right about it being easier to get the rights John probably wouldn't have to sign off it right

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Let's promote conversations on here, not try to limit them. 

Back to the conversation: Yeah I agree maybe about the rights, but then John doesn't ever seem shy about his past and plays Niandra songs live so I don't see why a vinyl release of that would be out of the question. It has been re-released at least 3 times. 

Has John ever played any tracks from Smile live?

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Esti, John has not done a solo show since June 2005. On his 2001 solo shows, he did some songs off Smile.

January 27th, 2001 - London
- Well I've Been
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-01-27

January 28th, 2001 - London
- Life's a Bath
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-01-28

February 03rd, 2001 - Paris
- Life's a Bath, Smile From The Streets You Hold
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-02-03

February 08th, 2001 - Amsterdam
- Life's a Bath, Well I've Been
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-02-08

February 13th, 2001 - Toronto
- Femininity
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-02-13-2

March 15th, 2001 - New York
- Enter a Uh [tease] - pretty sure our friend went to this show :rolleyes:
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-03-15 

March 19th, 2001 - Los Angeles
- Life's a Bath, Smile From The Streets You Hold
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-03-19

March 31st, 2001 - Los Angeles
- Life's a Bath
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-03-31

April 27th, 2001 - San Francisco
- Life's a Bath
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-04-27

May 01st, 2001 - Los Angeles
- Femininity, Smile From The Streets You Hold
http://invisible-movement.net/gig/2001-05-01

 

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cool - thanks Iva for listing those!

So it shows that John was still in favour with a lot of the songs on those albums (not that he shouldn't be), so seems odd that these albums would be neglected for vinyl reissues for reasons of him not liking the album. 

Perhaps it is a more interesting and sensible idea that there would be a Complete Niandra Sessions album reissue? With all of the stuff from that pre-BSSM, BSSM and BSSM-tour period. i.e. Niandra, the 2 cassette songs, Outside Space, and the leftovers on Smile. 

Now that would be inetresting...

 

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