And after Elysium?

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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by ggonza43 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:18 pm

Rebel wrote:I get tired of hearing the same (fringe) opinion again and again on here. I think it's pretty surprising that they even play "Twilight Symphony", but their setlists are comprised of whatever Timo thinks are the best songs for maximum audience enjoyment.
Have to agree there, but it was just a comment my friend. Take it easy :)
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Post by Balu » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:29 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
Rebel wrote:I get tired of hearing the same (fringe) opinion again and again on here. I think it's pretty surprising that they even play "Twilight Symphony", but their setlists are comprised of whatever Timo thinks are the best songs for maximum audience enjoyment.
Have to agree there, but it was just a comment my friend. Take it easy :)
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Post by ggonza43 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Dickinson :lol:! No wonder why he has such a high-pitched voice :D!
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Polaris » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:12 am

ggonza43 wrote:Dear God! Give these guys a break; they've just finished their latest album which btw hasn't even yet been released...What's the hurry?
Yeah, live day by day & forget about the future!

Let's enjoy Elysium for now & I'm waiting for Stratovarius tour here in South America! :D

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:29 am

Polaris wrote:Let's enjoy Elysium for now & I'm waiting for Stratovarius tour here in South America! :D
I love you Polaris :D :headbang:!
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by TheLegendaryDreamer » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:39 am

ggonza43 wrote:
Polaris wrote:Let's enjoy Elysium for now & I'm waiting for Stratovarius tour here in South America! :D
I love you Polaris :D :headbang:!
I think we all love Polaris. In more ways than one. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:41 am

TheLegendaryDreamer wrote:I think we all love Polaris. In more ways than one. :oops: :oops: :oops:
The user AND the album :D!
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Post by stratodan1990 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:05 pm

Rebel wrote:
If you've read the interviews, you know there is NO reason to play really old songs. Most (70%) of the people at a concert want to hear songs like Black Diamond and HHAL. about 25% are more dedicated fans that own Polaris and Elysium and want to hear songs off the new record, and then there is an EXTREMELY small portion of the fans (most of which who post here) who have even HEARD those songs, let alone want to hear them live.
I agree, a very minority of people at each gig will know the first 3 albums, but the band could still consider putting something together. Perhaps on a future DVD after new albums (when they get round to it)? Y'know, even if its as little as 2 songs like 'Future Shock' to finish the setlist or 'Hands of Time'. Would really make it interesting for the longest time fans :D especially for the fact that theres no high quality live recordings of the oldest studio albums.

Not to mention that some people consider their first 3 albums to be some of their best work to date (not me but I know people that do). Would also be good because even though the new fans wouldn't know the songs, they would probably appreciate a song or two from 1989 or the early 90's. So i'd say there is a reason to do play a very small portion of the oldest material, because there are fans all over the world that can't go to a gig because of where they live. Like when BG play 'Majesty' live, thats got a considerable amount of views even though it's their first release which alot of people might not have heard. I think the fact older material is such a rarity in the Strato setlist anyway....Would make it worthwhile IMO :) not for every setlist, but for a live album or something along those lines.

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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by eternity_strato » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:22 pm

Ok, let me put it this way.

5 songs from the first 4 albums that I would LOVE to hear live, although they won't play them live anymore...

Thin Ice (creepiest song ever, and I love it)
Madness Strikes at Midnight
Night Screamer
Galaxies
Dreamspace

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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Syd Barrett » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Arnold Layyyyyyne, had a straaaaaange hobby..

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:01 pm

stratodan1990 wrote:I agree, a very minority of people at each gig will know the first 3 albums, but the band could still consider putting something together. Perhaps on a future DVD after new albums (when they get round to it)? Y'know, even if its as little as 2 songs like 'Future Shock' to finish the setlist or 'Hands of Time'. Would really make it interesting for the longest time fans :D especially for the fact that theres no high quality live recordings of the oldest studio albums.
In fact, that was my point but couldn't express it very well. The most loyal and "elder" fans will found it interesting to see those songs live, and for the ones who are "new" at them, it's a great opportunity to see that the band has some great stuffs back in time :)
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:57 pm

If my memory doesn't fail me one of the members said that they would not play songs from the three first albums.

Deja vu.

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Post by ggonza43 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:33 pm

Refresh my memory then :)
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Post by Kecos » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:06 am

Kosmo wrote:If my memory doesn't fail me one of the members said that they would not play songs from the three first albums.

Deja vu.
I wouldn't mind hearing songs from the first three albums, but it makes sense that they don't play songs from them.. none of the current members were even around for them.

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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:22 pm

I would love to hear anything from Dreamspace live, but then again..Not. If it's not sung by Tolkki then chances are it doesn't feel like Dreamspace.

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Post by ggonza43 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:49 pm

TK sang "Hold On To Your Dream" countless times
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:05 pm

Yes, when Tolkki was in the band. And TK version is nowhere near as good as Tolkki's even though i prefer TK's voice in general.

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Post by ggonza43 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:09 pm

It may be, but I prefer TK's in that case
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:13 pm

:x You're wrong!

:roll:
Trying to dig up the info about the band not playing songs from the first three albums, but i don't even remember if it was a video or a text interview..Or an interview at all even! :lol:

Edit: Found it! Well..Sort of. An interview with Jörgi from '09,
With no members left from that era, do you play any stuff from the first three albums?
Jörg: I guess we do “Twilight Symphony,” maybe “Dreamspace.”


So appereantly there's nothing stopping them from playing songs from the first three, my memory betrayed me. :lol:

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Post by ggonza43 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:29 pm

Dreamspace :shock:!
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Rage1979 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:16 pm

Kosmo wrote::x You're wrong!

:roll:
Trying to dig up the info about the band not playing songs from the first three albums, but i don't even remember if it was a video or a text interview..Or an interview at all even! :lol:

Edit: Found it! Well..Sort of. An interview with Jörgi from '09,
With no members left from that era, do you play any stuff from the first three albums?
Jörg: I guess we do “Twilight Symphony,” maybe “Dreamspace.”


So appereantly there's nothing stopping them from playing songs from the first three, my memory betrayed me. :lol:
That would only be weird...

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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:52 am

I just..Don't see them playing anything from the time Tolkki was singing. I don't know why.

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Post by Arnold Layne » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:10 am

Syd Barrett wrote:Arnold Layyyyyyne, had a straaaaaange hobby..
Collecting clothes? :oops:

They suit me fine :roll:

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Post by ggonza43 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:03 pm

Kosmo wrote:I just..Don't see them playing anything from the time Tolkki was singing. I don't know why.
You've just answered your own question :)
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Re: And after Elysium?

Post by Arnold Layne » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:28 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
Kosmo wrote:I just..Don't see them playing anything from the time Tolkki was singing. I don't know why.
You've just answered your own question :)
Huh?

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Post by adrian9 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:54 am

eternity_strato wrote:Ok, let me put it this way.

5 songs from the first 4 albums that I would LOVE to hear live, although they won't play them live anymore...

Thin Ice (creepiest song ever, and I love it)
Madness Strikes at Midnight
Night Screamer
Galaxies
Dreamspace
I couldnt say that any better! +100000000000
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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:26 am

Thin Ice? Really? That song scares the shit outta me :lol:
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Post by BBBBBBBBBB » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:25 am

ggonza43 wrote:Thin Ice? Really? That song scares the shit outta me :lol:
I feel like someone is gonna summon the devil when i hear that song :shock: :evil: :twisted:
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Post by Arnold Layne » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:06 am

ggonza43 wrote:Thin Ice?
Is that a breath-mint?

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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:23 pm

The Devil is a crying little girl compared to that song :)
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