The best of Easy Action and PFY

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The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by MVS 1009 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:52 pm

With many favourable reviews of 'The Sound of A' of which I agree with what really has made this extra special was finding out its origin went way back to the ACG era. This has made me revisit the above two albums and if one could take the best tracks of these and record today but keep that 60/70s sound (as with The Sound of A) I really think it would make an exceptional album. The question I pose is do you agree and which tracks would you choose? This would be my selection.

Mr And Misdemeanor
Shoe Salesman
Below Your Means
Return of The Spiders
Laughing at Me
Beautiful Flyaway
Lay Down and Die, Goodbye ( Final track)
Living
Fields of Regret
Levity Ball
Reflected
Changing Arranging

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by padre_sliprat » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:48 pm

In no particular order:

Titanic Overture
Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Living
Fields Of Regret
No Longer Umpire
Levity Ball
Changing, Arranging
Mr. & Misdemeanor
Shoe Salesman
Below Your Means
Laughing At Me
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:45 am

Both fit onto one 80 min. CD w/time to spare. :smack: Why change a thing? :bam:
By playing them in their entirety you can hear the band progressing!
But, when Ezrin got behind the Board for LITD - Magic!! :clap:
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by VinceLeeRose » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:34 am

I love both albums, and have been listening to these 2 a lot more in recent years

Favorites would be:
Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio (I actually like the demo's better though)
Living
Fields of Regret
No Longer Umpire
Shoe Salesman
Laughing at Me
Refrigerator Heaven
Beautiful Flyaway

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by Model Citizen » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:15 pm

No order, but it'd be something like this...

Swing Low, Sweet Cheerio
Today Mueller
No Longer Umpire
Levity Ball
Reflected
Apple Bush
Changing Arranging
Mr & Misdemeanor
Shoe Salesman
Below Your Means
Laughing At Me
Refrigerator Heaven
Beautiful Flyaway

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by padre_sliprat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:59 am

I don't think you could go wrong with any combination of songs from both albums.
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by Shoesalesman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:18 pm

Reflected
Shoe Salesman
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by tuneylune » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:46 pm

Love EASY ACTION as is and except for a few cuts on PRETTIES, would only take them out and put in "Nobody Likes Me" in their place. PRETTIES does take awhile to grow on You, but for a first album by such a raw band, it's not bad at all.

But like DAC said about Ezrin and LITD...indeed MAGIC!
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by MVS 1009 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:17 am

I think its a real shame that Alice has never been tempted to play a song from either of these albums in a live performance.

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by padre_sliprat » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 am

MVS 1009 wrote:I think its a real shame that Alice has never been tempted to play a song from either of these albums in a live performance.
I don't know that he hasn't been tempted to do so, but his voice is definitely not the same, and the material wouldn't fit the modern stage show. Also, most of the audience members aren't familiar with a lot of stuff on the big-selling albums, let alone the first two. That's my thoughts, anyway. I'm glad we have Pretties For You NYC - now if we can get an Easy Action LA!
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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by Model Citizen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:36 pm

Yea, I don't ever see Alice doing any of these songs in the context of a touring live show...BUT...anyone remember what Sparks did a few years back? They did a show for each of their released albums, played in full. A 21-night "Sparks Spectacular" residency at the O2.

I would kill for a similar experience for Alice. Highly unlikely but it's exciting to think about!

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by I'm Pain » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:08 pm

I'm a big fan of Easy Action. Don't even think about chopping that one up. It's a great album on it's own.

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by Babysquid » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:36 am

MVS 1009 wrote:I think its a real shame that Alice has never been tempted to play a song from either of these albums in a live performance.
I can see him seamlessly slipping in 10 Minutes Before The Worm between Poison and Feed My Frankenstein

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Re: The best of Easy Action and PFY

Post by padre_sliprat » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:51 am

Babysquid wrote:
MVS 1009 wrote:I think its a real shame that Alice has never been tempted to play a song from either of these albums in a live performance.
I can see him seamlessly slipping in 10 Minutes Before The Worm between Poison and Feed My Frankenstein
The promoters have been begging him to do just that for years!
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