HW: CD-Single review

bernhard.pospiech bernhard.pospiech at T-ONLINE.DE
Sat Sep 3 10:42:07 EDT 2005

Hi Alan

>It appears to me that the CD single 2 was edited to make it less than 10
minutes (running time 9.59! on my
>player), but I can't think of a reason why.  Cost less to press?  Or is it
so it's not classed as an EP.

If it was for the costs then it is a shame

>Apart from that, delighted to have some new HW fare. Roll on 12th

Agreed! I expect the new CD to be a very good one!!!
Countdown: T -9



bernhard.pospiech wrote:

>Hi folks
>Received the 2 long awaitet CD singles today (thanks PEJ!!)
>Now I will try to write a short review. Comments are very welcome.
>1) SOTA (live version)
>a) SOTA live
>I am very dissapointed. Really.
>This is the live version from a gig at the Astoria on 25.05.2005.
>The originally played song was about 8 mintutes long. A very good
>version with lots of interesting moments.
>Unfortunately this CD live version was cutted to a less than 4 minutes
>piece that has nothing to do with the great version from the live gig.
>The sound quality is bad. Daves guitar solo sounds like it is comming
>out of a telephone connection.
>Why not a superb sound like on the YULE RITUAL CD ??
>b) PARADOX studio
>Very good studio version. Well done. I really like this song !!! Good
>2) SOTA (studio version)
>a) SOTA studio
>I am very pleased. Awesome version. Great mix. Unfortunately to short.
>Will the CD version be longer ?? I hope so!!
>b) AOA live
>No idea from which gig this version comes from.(help is very
>welcome!!!) Do not know what to say about this song. Not bad but I know
better versions.
>c) AA live
>This version comes from the Astoria gig 25.05.2003.
>Very good version. The band in top form. A highlight !!
>All in all 2 very good single CD's with a very weak SOTA live version
>because someone did to much editing on that one.
>If the original version were chosen, well, it would have been a

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