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EDIT: I did deep research on each of the 6 songs used for Mall. Here are my results.

 

White Noise: A lyric sheet featuring the song was shown during a promotional trailer for The Hunting Party. It is unknown if this song hails from the sessions of that album or not, because the band was also working on Mall at the same time, so it very easily could have been captured by Mark while they were working on Mall and he threw it in the trailer since it took place at the same time as the sessions for The Hunting Party. Joe has mentioned the song in several interviews, and it almost seems like the band specifically created the song for Mall, but there is no proof of this other than how he has described the origin behind the song.

 

Mal Rx7 (Instrumental): This song was originally called Milk and hailed from the sessions for A Thousand Suns. It was labeled as an ‘’instrumental’’ on the Mall album so there is a strong possibility that the band had tried vocals on the song as they did with Dancer but decided to use the instrumental version for the release.

 

It Goes Through: This song was originally called Luna and hailed from the sessions for Living Things. An earlier version of the song was used in the movie and when Mike’s MPC files leaked in 2019, the song had a pretty completed form stored on it, but also different than the versions shown in the movie and on the soundtrack release. The version of the song stored on Mike’s MPC had no vocals and was a bit different instrumentally than the other two versions.

 

Devil’s Drop: The song was originally called Warm Spell and it hailed from the sessions for Living Things. The title Warm Spell can be shown during an LPTV episode for the making of Living Things. Mike also confirmed that the song hailed from the sessions for Living Things personally. The song, or at least the beginning part of it, was recorded on Mike’s iPhone during a band meeting.

 

The Last Line: The song was originally called Ammosick and hailed from the sessions for Minutes To Midnight. The title Ammosick can be shown on a board during the making of Minutes To Midnight DVD. The band worked on the song again for the sessions of A Thousand Suns. During an LPTV episode for the making of A Thousand Suns, the title Ammosick can be shown on a board, with the title The Last Line in smaller print next to it. Neal Avron mixed the song, who mixed both Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns. The version on the release is very likely the A Thousand Suns version. An earlier version of the song was used in the film. Mike uploaded this version of the song personally on YouTube. It is unknown if the version used in the film and uploaded by Mike is the Minutes To Midnight version or not.

 

Dancer (Instrumental): It is unknown which album sessions this song hails from. It could be from the Minutes To Midnight, A Thousand Suns or Living Things sessions. A different version of the song was used in the film, which featured ‘’donna’’ vocals. This is something that the band started doing with songs during the sessions for Minutes To Midnight, but continued it with the sessions for A Thousand Suns and the sessions for Living Things. The band chose to release a different version of the song in instrumental form on the release of the soundtrack.

Edited by Garret

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For White Noise: There appears to be very similar sounds to that music box thing used in the intro during The Summoning as well. Could be an indication of some connection between the two? (Like the Cure For The Itch/High Voltage transition that was kept on HT even though HV was ultimately cut)

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On 5/8/2019 at 12:27 AM, GarretLP said:

Joe talked about how he always envisioned a person driving a car to the song, so he did that in the movie.

Do you remember where he said that?

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The weird thing is that Joe said there were 3 songs used for Mall from the LP vaults and they very clearly were White Noise, Luna and Warm Spell. I wonder when they decided to throw Ammosick into the movie as well. Seems strange to dig up a demo so old from the MTM era. I know they tried to work on it again for ATS but really nothing changed for it except for an intro and outro noise and a few different word changes.

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4 hours ago, GekiLPL said:

The weird thing is that Joe said there were 3 songs used for Mall from the LP vaults and they very clearly were White Noise, Luna and Warm Spell. I wonder when they decided to throw Ammosick into the movie as well. Seems strange to dig up a demo so old from the MTM era. I know they tried to work on it again for ATS but really nothing changed for it except for an intro and outro noise and a few different word changes.


White Noise is the odd one out, not Ammosick. White Noise was recorded specifically for the movie. It's based around the music box theme that runs through the entire film score.

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6 hours ago, Astat said:


White Noise is the odd one out, not Ammosick. White Noise was recorded specifically for the movie. It's based around the music box theme that runs through the entire film score.

 
They made a good choice to make White Noise then cuz it's an amazing track. Blows away 90%  of their heavier songs prior to like New Divide.

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1 hour ago, GekiLPL said:

 
They made a good choice to make White Noise then cuz it's an amazing track. Blows away 90%  of their heavier songs prior to like New Divide.

One of their best „heavy” songs IMO

Edited by sordomuda

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4 hours ago, sordomuda said:

One of their best „heavy” songs IMO


The best heavy song is GU and Qwerty

Edited by GekiLPL

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Dancer is absolutely not from MTM. The finger picking style guitar work is ATS. I also believe you can hear it on the DVD briefly. And MTM was not the only album that they utilized donna vocals.

Edited by JamesMaloy

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