Forever is Today to the setlist yes or no

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Should Strato add Forever is Today to their setlist

No there are better songs out there to be played.
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Yes but only for the Polaris tour. It won't become a classic...
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Yes and permanately it is just another great alltime classic song by Stratovarius
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Forever is Today to the setlist yes or no

Post by mayhem-for-all » Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:39 pm

I think it should at least until the end of Polaris tour.

it may not Become a classic or be the most popular Polaris song but still it is good song to play live especially on this tour.

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Post by Mormegil » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:11 pm

Yes, Forever is Today AND King Of Nothing.

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Post by JensJohansson » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:59 pm

Well, now that festival season is almost over we'll start thinking a bit more about changing the setlist around etc. We actually played "Forever is Today", somewhere already, maybe it was in Himos. I personally love the song, it's kickass!

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Post by shg » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:02 pm

These options were difficult to choose. I can't vote. Forever is Today is a very good and it might even become a classic. I'd love to hear it live. Stratovarius has so many good songs. Even 3-4 hour concert is not enough long to hear all the best. The other hand, is there songs that should be permanently on setlist? Maybe only HHaL and Black D. I think the variability is needed.

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:13 pm

JensJohansson wrote:Well, now that festival season is almost over we'll start thinking a bit more about changing the setlist around etc. We actually played "Forever is Today", somewhere already, maybe it was in Himos. I personally love the song, it's kickass!
Thats great news!

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Post by palarmux » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:50 pm

Of course! I put for classic stratosong, I really think that may be the classic song of the album ;)

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Post by finnlandia » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:14 pm

Forever is Today my favorite song!! :D

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Post by Arkash » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:47 pm

Personally, my favourite songs of Polaris are Higher we Go, Emancipation and especially WMF, one of all time best Strato songs for me, even if it's not the opinion of everybody!
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Post by eagledreamr » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:54 pm

Yes, definitely. Time will tell if it becomes a classic.
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Post by Fuuso » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:55 pm

Yes, at least for the Polaris tour. I think the song has potential for a classic, too.

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Post by Tero-75 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:30 pm

If I right understood, the first leg of tour was played for, more or less, new audience and therefor gigs had to be kind of "best of" gigs. And usually festival gigs with shorter sets have always been "best of" gigs.

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Post by Florian » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:32 pm

I voted for the second choice, because I think Forever Is Today is a really good song, but not enough to be played for 10 tours... But for the 3 or 4 next tours, why not. But I prefer Blind...

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Post by lalodrums2 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:34 pm

Definitely. More Polaris, less of the old ones, let's play what a new band should do, to play the new songs. :)
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Post by Arkash » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:35 pm

Well, not sure, but isnt a gig supposed to be the band's best-of? Apart for special gigs where less known song (less known to large audience, not to fans) are played, every concert is supposed to be a band's best-of, with a similar set lit everytime?
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Post by Aldaron » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:58 am

Arkash wrote:Well, not sure, but isnt a gig supposed to be the band's best-of? Apart for special gigs where less known song (less known to large audience, not to fans) are played, every concert is supposed to be a band's best-of, with a similar set lit everytime?
Not really. Bands usually tour in support of their last release to generate interest in it. They play the fan favorites to keep them interested, but try to work in new songs to get the fans into them as well.
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Post by Intiaani » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:43 am

eagledreamr wrote:Yes, definitely. Time will tell if it becomes a classic.
Not if they don't play it live. ^_~

I voted the big "yes". Supreme song, catchy, uplifting, and TK seemed on fire when he recorded the vocals for it. Amazing power song, one of the best of the decade! The pioneers still sure know how to do it!

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Post by RazielSR » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:23 am

For me Forever is today is a perfect song to become a classic. They should play it live, of course. Fantastic track. :wink:
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Re: Forever is Today to the setlist yes or no

Post by Arkash » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:39 am

Aldaron wrote:Not really. Bands usually tour in support of their last release to generate interest in it. They play the fan favorites to keep them interested, but try to work in new songs to get the fans into them as well.
Oh, yes, okay, thanks!
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Re: Forever is Today to the setlist yes or no

Post by NeonVomit » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:03 pm

Forever is Today is a great song, but I like Blind more as a fast song for the setlist.

My favourite song on Polaris is Winter Skies and it was awsome live :D
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Post by Beast_Pete » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:14 pm

finnlandia wrote:Forever is Today my favorite song!! :D
Mine too. Best on Polaris!
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Re: Forever is Today to the setlist yes or no

Post by nefertari » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:26 pm

Yes, of course :) it is very good!

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Post by Rage1979 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:25 pm

I would love to hear them playing this song. I love it!

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Post by Gilles » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:01 pm

Probably the best song on the album with Higher We Go!

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Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:37 am

Gilles wrote:Probably the best song on the album with Higher We Go!
Exactly.
Those two are the ones we need live.
Also Winter Skies and Deep Unknown.

I have a feeling we will also hear some Deep Unknown in the other tours to come :)

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Post by Intiaani » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:51 pm

mayhem-for-all wrote:
Gilles wrote:Probably the best song on the album with Higher We Go!
Exactly.
Those two are the ones we need live.
Also Winter Skies and Deep Unknown.

I have a feeling we will also hear some Deep Unknown in the other tours to come :)
Already heard them all. ^__^ I'd love to hear Winter Skies again, and Forever Is Today and King of Nothing for the first time too. :P The band overcame all my expectations by playing Visions the last time. I never thought I'd hear it live, I was utterly surprised, delighted and crazed at the same time! :D So, as for the big song, hopefully I hear my early-teens favorite - still my favorite - Destiny this weekend. Emancipation Suite would be a very suitable option as well. At least I can hope, can't I? ;)

This has gone horribly off topic so far, so lemme continue and put Polaris songs into some best of order groups...

Extremely Epic Example of Exceptional Essence for Ears:
1. Emancipation Suite

Other super good song:
2. King of Nothing / Forever Is Today / Winter Skies

Great songs, but just "okay" songs in Stratovarius scale:
3. Blind / Deep Unknown / Falling Star / Higher We Go

Good songs, but worse-than-average in Stratovarius scale:
4. When Mountains Fall / Somehow Precious

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Post by Arkash » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:57 pm

Actually, I think that only one thing would be perfect! A nine hour show with the whole Stratovarius discography! The motherfucking dream!!!!! Recorded on DVD...well, I'm dreaming too much over here!
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Post by Intiaani » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:06 pm

Arkash wrote:Actually, I think that only one thing would be perfect! A nine hour show with the whole Stratovarius discography! The motherfucking dream!!!!! Recorded on DVD...well, I'm dreaming too much over here!
Then let's get the band refreshed with a spell after each two hours of playing. Or maybe the Take Me High singer could loan her time machine? Wouldn't be bad for audience either. But why not, for real! :D It'd take a few days to make it, a few years to pay its expences, but I'd be there - The Week of All-Stratovarius! See the band playing all their songs in this once-in-a-lifetime seven days long Strato only festival!

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Post by hiro23 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:48 pm

I chose the latter option, I really think this song is a great song and should be played on every tour
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Post by mayhem-for-all » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:44 am

Arkash wrote:Actually, I think that only one thing would be perfect! A nine hour show with the whole Stratovarius discography! The motherfucking dream!!!!! Recorded on DVD...well, I'm dreaming too much over here!
I had even a better dream.
I was going to post it here someday but I just haven't... Yet

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Post by Arkash » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:12 pm

The only better thing would be to perform live with them, but well... :D
Through the storms we've wandered
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But all the bad times are behind
The road is free - I'm coming home

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