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    I've put this into the VH section for a few reasons. Of course Sammy played it in his VH solo spots, Ed played bass on it and during the guitar solo as well, but also I read in an old "Metal hammer" interview that Sammy had written it and "Give to live" during the "5150" sessions.
    The big question is, do you think VH could've topped it, if it was on "5150".
    I'm saying no, cause I think the songs perfection. You can't top the version we got on sammys 87 album. It gives me chills every time, and the lyrics are brilliance.
    One of Sams very best.
    I love how the whole band played on it midway on the "Right here right now" and "Balance" tours as well.
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    I think it sounds the best when Sammy sings it on LWAN by himself. No other version comes close to that one.
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    I'll take the Balance version where Ed does some beautiful playing after the band comes in. Perfect example of how Ed made Sam better. You know, two parts being better than the whole and all that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dont disturb my Paradise View Post
    I've put this into the VH section for a few reasons. Of course Sammy played it in his VH solo spots, Ed played bass on it and during the guitar solo as well, but also I read in an old "Metal hammer" interview that Sammy had written it and "Give to live" during the "5150" sessions.
    The big question is, do you think VH could've topped it, if it was on "5150".
    I'm saying no, cause I think the songs perfection. You can't top the version we got on sammys 87 album. It gives me chills every time, and the lyrics are brilliance.
    One of Sams very best.
    I love how the whole band played on it midway on the "Right here right now" and "Balance" tours as well.
    I prefer his other song about birds that fly, Flamingos Fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115 View Post
    I'll take the Balance version where Ed does some beautiful playing after the band comes in. Perfect example of how Ed made Sam better. You know, two parts being better than the whole and all that shit.

    Agreed on the Toronto Balance show! Kick ass stuff.
    I kind of wish they'd also done "One Way to Rock" at that gig, for the reasons you listed above, and for the playing level and pro-shot performance aspects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    I prefer his other song about birds that fly, Flamingos Fly

    flamingo's fly was an old van Morrison song wasn't it? in his book he talks a lot about wanting to work with van Morrison and this and that.

    it's not a bad song considering it was from the early 70's...

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    I've been hoping that Sam would have his early works remastered. I haven't heard that song or any of those early albums since I got rid of my tape player. Essential Red didn't really cover much of his catalog.
    Back to topic.
    Eagles Fly, while a strong song wouldn't have done well on 5150. It was mostly a balls-to-walls album and that would've not flowed properly.

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    VH to me does the best job of taking songs and making them better. 'Eagles Fly' is a really good song but when VH plays it, it's just that much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railrunner130 View Post
    I've been hoping that Sam would have his early works remastered. I haven't heard that song or any of those early albums since I got rid of my tape player. Essential Red didn't really cover much of his catalog.
    Back to topic.
    Eagles Fly, while a strong song wouldn't have done well on 5150. It was mostly a balls-to-walls album and that would've not flowed properly.
    carter made him do songs like that, to try and chase him a hit, so he chose the song by van Morrison. Spammy didn't want to do ballads in the 70's. He wanted to rock more. Interesting though, he had some great ballads in the 70's.. Try to fall in love, little star (eclipse), free money
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    My last post was supposed to quote bad to the bone too...my mistake
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    I like Eagles, our singer used to do it really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    I think it sounds the best when Sammy sings it on LWAN by himself. No other version comes close to that one.
    Quoting myself Damn it, but I obviously meant RHRN and not LWAN...
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    VH did a full band version of the song in 93 and it was really, really good. I think it's on youtube but I'm not sure about that one (YT is blocked where I work these days )

 

 

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