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LPTV: "Iridescent" Rehearsals


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'Iridescent' Live  

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  1. 1. Which version of 'Iridescent' do you prefer the band to play live?

    • Album Version
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    • Remix (Energy Up Version)
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to watch the new LPTV of Linkin Park rehearsing 'Iridescent' before the European Tour this summer. After watching this you can probably understand why the remix was only played once live!

 

Thoughts? Do you like the remix or the album version better? It seems the general consensus is the album version so far from what we've seen on Facebook and Twitter so it looks like Phoenix has a point!

 

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Phoenix seems very anti commercialism from what i've seen in meeting of a thoshand suns and this. This seems to cause tension that makes me cringe a little bit.

I love it. It's made me appreciate him a lot more.

 

I'm glad he's constantly getting on the band and making sure that they're keeping the art form of the music as the #1 priority. Besides most of the fans agree that they would much rather see the album version of Iridescent live.

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I love it. It's made me appreciate him a lot more.

 

I'm glad he's constantly getting on the band and making sure that they're keeping the art form of the music as the #1 priority. Besides most of the fans agree that they would much rather see the album version of Iridescent live.

Yes. This.

 

I agree with Phoenix too. I don't even see why the remix was made for Transformers/radio lol. I think the song is fine like it is. I could understand a remix on an LPU CD since it's something we don't have and it destroys having another live song but for a radio edit or for a promotion of a movie....eh.

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I prefer the original but don't really care for either version. My biggest issue with the Iridescent remix is that it's not a *GOOD* remix. It sounds like something you could make in 20 minutes with a free audio editor.

 

On the bright side, it's cool that they performed it on TV, so we at least have it. I would have preferred that they do the intro piano chords, then go directly into "QWERTY", but that's just me. :-p

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I prefer the original but don't really care for either version. My biggest issue with the Iridescent remix is that it's not a *GOOD* remix. It sounds like something you could make in 20 minutes with a free audio editor.

 

On the bright side, it's cool that they performed it on TV, so we at least have it. I would have preferred that they do the intro piano chords, then go directly into "QWERTY", but that's just me. :-p

It's not supposed to be a "remix" in the common sense of the word. Actually, I rather not hear it being called a remix. It's a radio edit. Designed to fit between the other pop songs on the radio, where song before it might have been some upbeat thing. The effect is lost with the song just being on the radio, not that I think the edit saves it much.

 

Mainstream radio prefers songs to be kept short as possible. They don't want people to touch the dial.

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Not much of a fan of Iridescent in general, but I'd have to go with the album version because the 'energy up' version seems to lack the energy that the album version has, and it's better to just play the full song IMO. Although I like how they played the TF3 Remix for the premiere show, that was acceptable and cool.

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Im glad Phoenix stands by his point. Yes they should do it for the TV specials and what not for movie promotion but not replace the original in the live set.

 

He also said something along those lines in the ATS making of DVD where they were talking about song structure I think. Correct me if Im wrong.

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No question that radio edits of songs are required to fulfil commercial constraints. Where LP has gone wrong is how they've edited the songs (The Catalyst/Iridescent). I just feel they could have made some better choices in the editing, while keeping to the same time restrictions.

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Im glad Phoenix stands by his point. Yes they should do it for the TV specials and what not for movie promotion but not replace the original in the live set.

 

He also said something along those lines in the ATS making of DVD where they were talking about song structure I think. Correct me if Im wrong.

Yeah I agree with you Pez, in the DVD he does talk about it doesnt make sense to him making a 3 minute version of a certain song, must have been on about this, as he really doesnt seem to like the thought of playing the radio version at the live shows.

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He also said something along those lines in the ATS making of DVD where they were talking about song structure I think. Correct me if Im wrong.

Yeah, he says something about how the usual verse-chorus-verse-chorus song structure shouldn't be something they have to abide by when writing... or something along those lines.

 

And I suppose this means they won't be playing the edited version too often.

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Remix version is GREAT to see live... after WJL first hits of the drums - it's like heart-stop for a split second. Even w/out 3rd, 'gang' chorus, it sounds GREAT, whatever you can say. You just didn't feel it live.

 

But It will be better for everybody that this version will stay very special for TF premiere (maybe just like Moscow intro - I guess, they will not repeat it everywhere else, because of name)

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