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Old 08-06-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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A Dream So Real

As much as I want an album of previously unreleased goodies, I just can't see it happening. But slipping in one or two isn't out of the question IMO.

A Dream So Real fits in so well with what we have to work with so far.. Listening to Virginia and High Seas along with ADSR feels cohesive to me.

Also, Tim is great here. Simple but awesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH6vgFJc9cQ

Just thought I'd try to drum up something around here besides Spirit Animals
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  • Old 08-06-2015, 01:21 PM   #2
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    Yea its def better than High Seas and Be Yourself, but I think this album has enough slow, low energy songs on it. I think this would have fit in perfectly with AFTW. Put this in instead of Belly Full or Sweet!!
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    Old 08-06-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    I was front row that night, I love the song but adding A Dream So Real to an album with two other slow piano songs just wouldn't work, unless they were to come out with an incredibly long album.
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    Honestly a very underrated song. Never understood the hate for it.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #5
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    Re: A Dream So Real

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    Honestly a very underrated song. Never understood the hate for it.

    it bores the crowd to tears.


    only time i heard it was izod 07, and my mom was with me for her first concert. she was familiar with a bunch of songs, but they played plenty that night that she didn't know. she knew nothing of ADSR before it started and i didn't say anything to her about it until after the song ended. when the song ended, my mom turned to me and asked if people were clapping because it was finally over. shes been to like a dozen shows since, but even a new fan questioned why they would play a song like that live.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 02:45 PM   #6
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    Honestly a very underrated song. Never understood the hate for it.
    Love this song. It always makes me think of Roi when I hear it. I love those subtle lines he played on that song. I just wish they didn't ditch his solo in the 2008 version.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 02:53 PM   #7
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    Old 08-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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    it bores the crowd to tears.


    only time i heard it was izod 07, and my mom was with me for her first concert. she was familiar with a bunch of songs, but they played plenty that night that she didn't know. she knew nothing of ADSR before it started and i didn't say anything to her about it until after the song ended. when the song ended, my mom turned to me and asked if people were clapping because it was finally over. shes been to like a dozen shows since, but even a new fan questioned why they would play a song like that live.
    No offense, but I just don't get this argument. No one complains when I'll Back You Up, Christmas Song, Lover Lay Down, #34, Pay For What You Get, Cry Freedom, Let You Down (recently liberated), Proudest Monkey (which is 3 notes over and over) or Busted Stuff gets played. All mellow tunes, but no one has a problem with them. I'll Back You Up gets so much praise, yet it's even mellower than A Dream So Real.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 03:04 PM   #9
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    No offense, but I just don't get this argument. No one complains when I'll Back You Up, Christmas Song, Lover Lay Down, #34, Pay For What You Get, Cry Freedom, Let You Down (recently liberated), Proudest Monkey (which is 3 notes over and over) or Busted Stuff gets played. All mellow tunes, but no one has a problem with them. I'll Back You Up gets so much praise, yet it's even mellower than A Dream So Real.

    It's an 'argument' people make for when they just don't like the song. It's something easy to attack. Personally there are very few songs that I could ever find "boring", considering music is a form of expression.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 03:06 PM   #10
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    Re: A Dream So Real

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    No offense, but I just don't get this argument. No one complains when I'll Back You Up, Christmas Song, Lover Lay Down, #34, Pay For What You Get, Cry Freedom, Let You Down (recently liberated), Proudest Monkey (which is 3 notes over and over) or Busted Stuff gets played. All mellow tunes, but no one has a problem with them. I'll Back You Up gets so much praise, yet it's even mellower than A Dream So Real.

    its about melody and dynamics. some songs are more pleasing to listen to than others, even if they are more mellow. in most of the songs you mentioned, the music actually goes somewhere. nobody plays anything inspiring in ADSR. the music sounds like something you listen to to try to fall asleep. also, the lyrics to pretty much every one of those songs you mentioned is better than ADSR.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 03:18 PM   #11
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    its about melody and dynamics. some songs are more pleasing to listen to than others, even if they are more mellow. in most of the songs you mentioned, the music actually goes somewhere. nobody plays anything inspiring in ADSR. the music sounds like something you listen to to try to fall asleep. also, the lyrics to pretty much every one of those songs you mentioned is better than ADSR.
    Agree to disagree. I think the lyrics are good in "A Dream So Real" and I love the guitar solo/horn lines.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #12
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    Musical Ambien.

    What was Dave thinking opening two consecutive shows with it?
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    Old 08-06-2015, 04:47 PM   #13
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    I dig this song. Wished DMB would get more keyboard players as guests (add to that guitarists who never guested so far) so we'd get more stuff like this.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 05:00 PM   #14
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    ADSR sucks
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    Old 08-06-2015, 05:21 PM   #15
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    Bring back another shitty song that puts the crowd in a sleepe hold
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    Old 08-06-2015, 05:32 PM   #16
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    Bring back another shitty song that puts the crowd in a sleepe hold

    Who cares about the crowd

    Play it. It's great
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    Old 08-06-2015, 07:53 PM   #17
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    What was Dave thinking opening two consecutive shows with it?
    I saw it open 3 in a row..... 2 at the Gorge and Phoenix

    Even if you like it, it is a terrible opener.
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    Old 08-06-2015, 07:56 PM   #18
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    Yeah I'm not sure what the deal with it opening is. Just so bizarre
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    Old 08-06-2015, 09:18 PM   #19
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    Honestly a very underrated song. Never understood the hate for it.
    I remember it opening two nights in a row at the Gorge. I don't hate it, but damn if I don't have a bad thought about it every time I hear or read about it.
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    I've always liked A Dream So Real, still do.
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    Bring back another shitty song that puts the crowd in a sleepe hold
    I'd rather hear that than the energziessss of Bread and Monkey
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    I'd rather hear that than the energziessss of Bread and Monkey
    Agree 100%. ADSR has pretty solid lyrics, a tiny little jam spot for literally anyone in the band to take, and it's only 4 minutes long. I'd be incredibly happy to see it again. Saw the only version in 08 at SPAC and it def did not put the crowd to sleep
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    Re: A Dream So Real

    It's just a terrible song. It should never be played again. It's the only song that is more boring and endless feeling than If Only.
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    Re: A Dream So Real

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    No offense, but I just don't get this argument. No one complains when I'll Back You Up, Christmas Song, Lover Lay Down, #34, Pay For What You Get, Cry Freedom, Let You Down (recently liberated), Proudest Monkey (which is 3 notes over and over) or Busted Stuff gets played. All mellow tunes, but no one has a problem with them. I'll Back You Up gets so much praise, yet it's even mellower than A Dream So Real.
    No one on this site will complain about most of those songs because we are the diehard group. Watch the crowd at a show when those songs pop up. Sitting, quiet, leaving for beer.




    Personally I like the upbeat songs at a show and prefer them. I like the energy it brings. The two set deal has a great mellow beginning acoustic set where a lot of these songs fit well to bring the energy for the electric set.
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    Definitely a good little song. Wish it would make a comeback sometime soon. That SPAC version from '08 is my favorite of the few I've heard too.
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    I'd rather hear that than the energziessss of Bread and Monkey
    D- None of the above
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    Amazing song
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    I really like A Dream So Real. I guess I'm in the minority, but I'd love to hear it again. I really like the lyrics and enjoyed the way they opened at the Gorge. They played A Dream So Real and then went into their normal opener.
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    I really like A Dream So Real. I guess I'm in the minority, but I'd love to hear it again. I really like the lyrics and enjoyed the way they opened at the Gorge. They played A Dream So Real and then went into their normal opener.
    I'd take it over anything written post 2006
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    I really like A Dream So Real. I guess I'm in the minority, but I'd love to hear it again. I really like the lyrics and enjoyed the way they opened at the Gorge. They played A Dream So Real and then went into their normal opener.

    much like the dreamgirl opener from camden n2 2013, the show would have been better off if they just skipped it and opened with the 2nd song on the setlist
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