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    "On Fire" Alternate Mix '77?

    This is fairly interesting. The guitar is more pronounced, you'll notice the track is a bit longer due to a few bars of extra instrumentation, and features an ending that differs greatly from the fade-out on the released version. I'm unsure of the source of this, as all other versions I've found (Simmons demos, ect.) are very short, under three minutes.

    Van Halen - On Fire 1977 Studio Out Take (4:10)
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    good find, chef!
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    That was quite interesting; great find!

    I noticed most of Ed's ad-lib licks were different too, with LOTS of tremolo bar diving and such.

    I wonder if we'll find where that is from....
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    Sounds pretty professional done. Polly just a different take from Sunset.
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    Yep cool, that's a version I've never heard. Before I heard it I figured it was going to be the one from the 25-song demo, but nope, definitely different.
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    Awesome find chef, as usual.
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    Sweet, I like this version!


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    Nice!
    I like it
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    Damn. Very interesting. I thought I was going to be able to pick out where that was from, but I'm not so sure I've heard it before...

    I'll comb thru my old cassette tapes, but I don't think I'll have it.

    Cool find! Nice work, chef...
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    Heard this before, it's in a 26 set of Warner Re-mastered tracks I downloaded from dime, traders or jam to this.

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    Cool version. A little slower than the album version but pretty cool IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xk319 View Post
    Heard this before, it's in a 26 set of Warner Re-mastered tracks I downloaded from dime, traders or jam to this.
    I'd like to hear the rest of the Warner remastered tracks.

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    God that sounds so good!!! They were so HUNGRY for it back then.... I miss that......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Ventura View Post
    God that sounds so good!!! They were so HUNGRY for it back then.... I miss that......

    You hit the nail right on the head! It would be great if they have a bit of that left in the tank for new stuff, but I'm not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Yep cool, that's a version I've never heard. Before I heard it I figured it was going to be the one from the 25-song demo, but nope, definitely different.
    Actually, this version of "On Fire" definitely IS the Warner Bros. 25-song demo version. It might sound a bit different or somewhat unfamiliar, but that's only because it's been slowed down to 4:10 from 3:59.

 

 

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