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hummingbird 15-11-2015 19:44

maybe Japanese radio chose to play it a lot?

Automatik 15-11-2015 20:24

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Originally Posted by Son of Stopped (Post 2652804)
Wasn't it released in Japan instead of "The Everlasting"? Still no idea why they did it like that.

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Originally Posted by hummingbird (Post 2652805)
maybe Japanese radio chose to play it a lot?

Alongside Tolerate it's the most rock-out track on an otherwise rather delicate-sounding album. Presumably it was considered to be more marketable, particularly given that EMG - which TIMTTMY was being measured against - had the more anthemic, rousing songs.

Why only in Japan, though? Maybe it was just a Japanese radio favourite, as hummingbird suggests.

Valley_Girl 15-11-2015 22:11

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Originally Posted by Automatik (Post 2652806)
Alongside Tolerate it's the most rock-out track on an otherwise rather delicate-sounding album. Presumably it was considered to be more marketable, particularly given that EMG - which TIMTTMY was being measured against - had the more anthemic, rousing songs.

Why only in Japan, though? Maybe it was just a Japanese radio favourite, as hummingbird suggests.

Because of "cherry blossom tree"?

I also found this: Billboard: NLY was in a Japanese commercial for a Sony Minidisc Walkman

NasalScarecrow 16-11-2015 09:32

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Originally Posted by Son of Stopped (Post 2652804)
Wasn't it released in Japan instead of "The Everlasting"? Still no idea why they did it like that.

Further Away was too.

sculptureofabloke 16-11-2015 10:09

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Originally Posted by Takk (Post 2652803)
No but they were touring national treasures.

Eh, still balls. The Japanese release is susceptible to the trade descriptions act seeing as half of it wasn't singles. And the UK one wasn't complete as it said on the cover either...

That's a point though, got me thinking about New Art Riot now too. Heavenly have been very cooperative, all 7 tracks Manics did with them has turned up on Sony stuff too. Suppose that'll be why there's been half a dozen pressings of New Art Riot, that Damaged Goods kept hold of it, didn't allow any of the tracks on Sony stuff until the box set. I wonder if Sony actually approached Damaged Goods before or couldn't be arsed, not like they struggled for b-sides in 92 and 93 but 94 was a bit thin on the ground.

I wonder too, if Yes were to be released Feb 95, if they had b-sides lined up or we'd have been looking at Judge Yr'self and a Faster remix or summat.

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Originally Posted by Son of Stopped (Post 2652804)
Wasn't it released in Japan instead of "The Everlasting"? Still no idea why they did it like that.

Same artwork, too.

Nobody 16-11-2015 13:50

I always thought it was just a decision by the Sony Japan. Maybe NLY was chosen as it was the heaviest track and would appeal to fans of the early albums. Though in general Japanese music fans always loved having exclusives such as Bonus Tracks. So maybe it was exclusive single.
Aside from this and Further Away, Japan has had quite a few other exclusive releases such as Know Your B-sides, Forever Delayed EP, Everything Live on DVD and the series of 2 disc re-issues. A lot of this occurs for other non-Japanese bands there as well I'm sure.

Nobody Loved You being in a commercial (first time I've heard about this) would probably be a good reason to release it as a single. A few years ago Everything Must Go was used in a beer commercial in Japan. After that it popped up on several compilation albums and was also a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Lipstick Traces.

I think the only other country that has had an exclusive single would Sleepflower in the US, though that was I think only a promo.

Son of Stopped 16-11-2015 14:01

FD's Twitter has sadnessinhiseyes and a picture of the cover to one of the singles of TLORN.
What's that about?

Blue 16-11-2015 16:21

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Originally Posted by Son of Stopped (Post 2652825)
FD's Twitter has sadnessinhiseyes and a picture of the cover to one of the singles of TLORN.
What's that about?

It's a piss take of Kay Burley's twitter response to the Paris attacks I suspect.

Automatik 16-11-2015 17:28

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Originally Posted by Valley_Girl (Post 2652811)
NLY was in a Japanese commercial for a Sony Minidisc Walkman[/URL]

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Originally Posted by Nobody (Post 2652824)
Nobody Loved You being in a commercial (first time I've heard about this) would probably be a good reason to release it as a single.

First I heard of it too and it explains its release as a single there for me.

Like Nobody I always presumed NLY was selected as a single in Japan because it was heavier. I think it having been in an advert is a more logical explanation though.

( ) 16-11-2015 18:09

I take it nobody told Paul McCartney about Motown Junk what James interviewed him the last month.

Lord Revan 19-11-2015 15:54

I'm curious if anyone that attended the Oslo concert in May last year has any pics to share? I was there and would love to see some more, I've only been able to find a few on a Norwegian site: http://gaffa.no/galleries/gallery/55288#/0

I remember seeing one where you could see the crowd and was able to find myself, I can't find it again now though...

Jayseph 25-11-2015 20:48

Nearly 20 years on, and that bit in the EMG book about JDB playing piano still intrigues me. Can anyone hear any piano on that album, because I can't?

Geranium Terrorists 25-11-2015 20:52

Possibly doubling the melody on No Surface...? Like they did live with Naysmyth.

Dancing Kirby 26-11-2015 13:24

At least one b-side features piano. First Republic.

That's the answer I remember from the last time this was brought up.

AK47 02-12-2015 17:51

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Originally Posted by Jayseph (Post 2653116)
Nearly 20 years on, and that bit in the EMG book about JDB playing piano still intrigues me. Can anyone hear any piano on that album, because I can't?

James played the piano on "You're Tender and You're Tired" I believe. Possibly "Happy Ending" B-side also.


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