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PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by steven15322 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:02 pm

Anyone's thoughts on why the band used the live version of this song which sounds like crap? Was the studio version recorded at the time of recording the album?

I prefer the studio version. I got PFY on vinyl long before the life and Crimes boxset came out. When I first heard the studio version I couldnt believe it was passed over this live terrible sounding version. But now am wondering if the studio version was available.
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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by scotty » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:16 pm

I prefer the box set version too...I always thought if this is a live version,it must have been the night everyone went running out the door,because I hear no audience at all!

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by A_MichaelUK » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:22 pm

From Steven15322:
"Anyone's thoughts on why the band used the live version of this song which sounds like crap?"

According to Dennis Dunaway, they preferred it to the studio recording.

>Was the studio version recorded at the time of recording the album?

Yes.

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by A_MichaelUK » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:23 pm

From scotty:
"I always thought if this is a live version,it must have been the night everyone went running out the door,because I hear no audience at all!"

It was recorded during a rehearsal rather than during a concert.

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Toronto Bob » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:36 am

I actually prefer the live album cut but the studio version was a great inclusion for the box.

Funny, upon hearing the bleed through on Levity Ball, I wondered if it was a jukebox playing that night at the Cheetah. Having read the stories about how the band was hated, I imagined the regular customers at The Cheetah had dropped a dime in the jukebox to drown out the band. Anyway great cut and an obvious nod to Syd's Floyd :8):

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by A_MichaelUK » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:39 am

It has been pointed out to me that my statement that "It was recorded during a rehearsal rather than during a concert." was incorrect and that the live version is actually the same recording which appears on the "Live At The Whisky-A-Go-Go 1969" (the recording of which I think actually happened in 1968) and if that's the case (and I haven't compared them), I don't mind being wrong but my information was based on this quote from Dennis Dunaway: "Even though "Levity Ball" sounds very similar, the "Pretties For You" version was recorded during a rehearsal at the Cheetah in Venice Beach - you can hear the Watusi chanting during the quiet section."

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Toronto Bob » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:40 pm

LB on the Whiskey recording is definitely not the same version on PFY. I've A/B's the two, and the guitar phrasing and singing do not match

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Ted Sallis » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:44 pm

Toronto Bob wrote:LB on the Whiskey recording is definitely not the same version on PFY. I've A/B's the two, and the guitar phrasing and singing do not match
I'm pleased if that's the case, as I have both PFY and Live at The Whisk on CD and therefore wouldn't want to have the exact same recording of LB on both.

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Si » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:45 pm

Toronto Bob wrote:LB on the Whiskey recording is definitely not the same version on PFY. I've A/B's the two, and the guitar phrasing and singing do not match
Hmm.. I thought this had been done some years back confirming they were the same. I was going from memory thought, and would never claim that to be particularly reliable.

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Babysquid » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:20 am

Si wrote:
Toronto Bob wrote:LB on the Whiskey recording is definitely not the same version on PFY. I've A/B's the two, and the guitar phrasing and singing do not match
Hmm.. I thought this had been done some years back confirming they were the same. I was going from memory thought, and would never claim that to be particularly reliable.
They are not the same. I A/B'd them a couple of years ago and I'll do it again today but I'll bet my hat I'm correct!
If the rest of you guys confirm that they are the same all I can say is that Toronto Bob and I are the lucky owners of the rarest copies of PFY out there!

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by rgallie » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:10 am

Just listened to both versions, most definitely not the same even if you account for track not being included the vocal is different

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Re: PFY Levity Ball Question.

Post by Babysquid » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:22 am

And so is the lead guitar

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