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    Simply put, I think Neworld is way cooler.

    Although I'd like to hear the 30 minute version of 1984 Ed origially recorded before they cut it down to a minute plus.

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    I am with you, hellohawk. New world it is!

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    Hmmmm, tough one. Although I love everything about 1984, I can't help but think the song "1984" sounds a bit dated. Which is odd because I think all the Roth stuff still sounds fresh and kick ass even today, which is something most bands can't do. I don't know, as far as melody and everything goes, I have to give it to Neworld.

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    Spanish Doctor refuses to ever give VH III credit.Hahaha! I say Neworld,good harmonic work because if any of you guitar players have tried to play it,it is tough but that record is.

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    I like both. 1984 wins over a slight margin. I hate the fact that Mike Post played the piano on that song and helped produce VH's worst record to date.

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    I like New World. It's really cool to me to see all the awsome stuff Ed can put into an understated piece like that.

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    1984 by a mile.

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    1984. Neworld is cool too, but 1984 is cooler. It sounds like it came from space.

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    Hmmmm ... I really like them both, too. They're so different though. I don't know. I guess I'd pick Neworld by a hair.

    By the way, to what GirlGoneBad said about Neworld being a lot harder to play than it sounds, when VH was on MattRock promoting 3 Eddie tried to play a little of it, and couldn't. He kept noodling around, but just couldn't get it. He then made the comment that it was "the hardest thing I did on the whole damn record".

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    Without a doubt, '1984'!!!!!

    I may be biased since I was 12 years old
    when it came out. Kids are pretty impressionable at that age.

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