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Old 02-27-2018, 05:33 PM
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I was listening this album yesterday...The best post 2000 album for me. There are better songs in other albums (any other day, just older and love's) but as an album is the best. Maybe I could take off Joey, nor for being bad, but it's the weakest IMO. And I wouldn't replace it for the any bounce b-sides, as they don't fit on it.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:07 PM
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All About Loving You.

Iím just not into that lovey dovey BS. Most of the time.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:53 PM
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Could live without ever hearing Joey, RSOW, Open All Night or You Had Me From Hello again.
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I don't like Everyday. I just don't like it in general.
I don't like IML either (I know it's not from Bounce.).
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Alphavictim View Post
How so?

For me personally, the weird intro of The Distance (are those harmonics?) is always kinda rough after Everyday. Yeah, it's somewhat hooky and instantly recognizable, but it doesn't sound good IMO.

Would you two have substituted YHMFH for a different ballad or rather for something a little punchier?
To me Undivided started the album so strong and the tempos never matched up to me. Everyday kind of feels slower and draggiers than Undivided. I always wished it had the backing guitars in the intro like the video.

Oh man, good question, what would I replace it. Some really great stuff got left off but it was an album that had strings on almost every track. I would probably add one more rocker. Standing is pretty weak lyrically, I really prefer Another Reason to Believe.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:10 PM
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Everyday is really quite tragic, because the backing track is stellar (bar the solo - agreed, Bounce is the weakest BJ album Richie played on in terms of solos), but the chorus itself just never soars. It is stuffed with effects and all, but the vocal melody is just okay. Doesn't really make me want to sing along, really. It sounds like a perfect theme for a sports commerical, but as a first single, intended to recreate the success of IML, it falls flat.

Yeah, the three songs I like best out of the b-sides are Another Reason To Believe, Postcards and Breathe. (Somehow I'd thought Postcards was on the UK release, but it seems that's NOT the case?) But that's one rocker, one ballad and one poppy midtempo track.

Honestly, as much as I like Bounce, it would have benefited from one more month of writing and/or recording. The huge first single, even if not neccesary for home listening still is elemental to a classic BJ album, and it's just not there. Undivided would never have worked, even if it's the one from the album they play live now, and Misunderstood is a perfect second single, but not the classic first single / anthem they needed. AALY with better lyrics, production and performance could have been the big ballad, but as it is... as a result, NONE of the album was on the Greatest Hits, which is a damn shame.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:31 PM
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My version - "Bounce":
1.Undivided - 6/6
2.Everyday - 6/6
3.Another RTBelieve (Demo) - 6/6
4.We Can Dance (Demo) - 6/6
5.Misunderstood (Single Mix) - 6/6
6.No Regrets (Demo) - 6/6
7.Standing (Demo) - 6/6
8.All About Loving You (Demo) - 6/6
9.Hook Me Up - 6/6
10.Bounce - 6/6
11.Postcards FTWestland - 6/6
12.Open All Night - 6/6

Worst Song: ?? Right Side Of Wrong / Love Me Back To Life or You Had Me From Hello . It's hard to choose.

I made alternative version of this album some months ago called "One":

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01.One (Alternatywna wersja "Undivided")
02.Everyday (Alternatywna wersja)
03.Another Reason To Believe
04.Joey (Alternatywna wersja)
05.Misunderstood (Single Mix)
06.All About Lovin You (Akustyczna wersja)
08.Right Side Of Wrong (Alternatywna wersja)
11.No Regrets
13.We Can Dance
14.Postcard From The Westland
15.Mona Lisa
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:38 PM
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Right side of wrong is a song I almost never listen to, but I appreciate effort much as to say that it shouldn't be removed.

You had me from hello is surely my worst.

All about loving you I also totally dont need, very cliche and yes the production/orchestration is a turnoff.

Joey is a song I used to find very lame, and I still don't really like the lyrics. But musically it makes more sense and seems more interesting to me right now - - and much more interesting than AALY or even Misunderstood. So I say stay.

So yes, in conclusion I d just remove AALY and YHMFH. And add Postcards from the wasteland surely. What a cool tune !
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The "demo" versions of some of these tracks are... extremely curious. AALY sounds cleaner than the original. Was the song originally written for somebody else? Because that backing instrumentation is super clean and not at all demo like. Sounds a tad more country-ish as well.

Breathe and Standing are not demos for all I can tell; they are finished and produced.
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Originally Posted by jazzsta View Post
And add Postcards from the wasteland surely. What a cool tune !
Agreed! The first verse is my favourite lyric part from the Bounce era:

Tonight the moon's as pretty as a brand new rose
And nosey stars, they seem to know where everybody goes
As poets reach for words with broken motel pens
Here's something to hold on to 'til I come home again
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