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How can you be sure it is remastered? Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 14:55, 16 April 2020 (EDT)

it's pretty easy to tell --ant 15:05, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
oh. i assumed there was some other thing besides the volume but alright. i didn't notice it when i was listening. Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 15:09, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
it mentions it in the liner notes -Joltman (talk) 15:16, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
i got no liner notes. just the download Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 15:19, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
my download came with a PDF of the liner notes -Joltman (talk) 15:26, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
good for you Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 15:30, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
Are you sure yours didn't come with one? I would think they all did. The zip file included the 11 songs, the PDF booklet and a png of the cover. FWIW I downloaded the MP3 version. -Joltman (talk) 15:38, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
nope just the music and image. FWIW? Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 15:40, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
FWIW=For What It's Worth. I just downloaded all three versions (MP3, FLAC and ALAC) and they all came with the pdf. Maybe you somehow missed it, or you can try downloading it again? -Joltman (talk) 16:00, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ meh im not going thru that. is the pdf anything interesting? Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 16:04, 16 April 2020 (EDT)
Not particularly, just the lyrics for each song, what album each song is from and the writing/publishing credits. -Joltman (talk) 16:09, 16 April 2020 (EDT)


What do you all think was the reasoning behind this particular track list? The cause is certainly worthy, and I applaud the band for doing it. The songs cover 1988-2018, a thirty-year span, though they manage to miss the 1990s entirely (unless you count the "electronic" version of Istanbul). Certainly there are great songs here, I'm just a little mystified by what they might be trying to achieve artistically, if anything. And maybe that isn't the point, which I'm fine with...but these guys are artists. :-) --MisterMe (talk) 09:51, 17 April 2020 (EDT)

Technically, Ana Ng is from 2018 since it's the remastered version. Besides that, I guess it was supposed to be a showcase of some of the 'less prominent' tracks from recent releases. -Joltman (talk) 10:11, 17 April 2020 (EDT)

Track Dates[edit]

I noticed in the metadata for the digital download each track is listed with what I assume is the day it was recorded? Is this information captured anywhere in the wiki? The individual song pages seem to just have the year the original albums were released. --Droffats (talk) 18:37, 8 July 2020 (EDT)

I see nothing indicating these dates are of any significance or consistency. They don't seem like recording dates to me as many are a few days before the songs were released, or one day before release in the case of the Album Raises tracks, or long after in the case of "Words Are Like" or "Ana Ng". -CapitalQtalk ♪ 21:55, 8 July 2020 (EDT)
The date for Words Are Like is most likely for the collection Idlewild (Album). Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 15:43, 9 July 2020 (EDT)

Marty Beller Mask[edit]

Interesting that they included Marty Beller Mask on this, considering they retired it from live shows. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 01:41, 16 July 2022 (EDT)

They stopped playing it live in the immediate aftermath of Whitney Houston's death, when it would've definitely been in poor taste. When this came out, eight years later? No longer really a major concern. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 04:03, 16 July 2022 (EDT)
I know, but according to the performances list they still haven't played it live since then. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 19:03, 16 July 2022 (EDT)
Having a handful of things from an album that they still sometimes rotate into sets but letting the rest of it fall away after the tour's completion is pretty standard for them these days. I don't think it's particularly significant. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 20:48, 16 July 2022 (EDT)
Ok, makes sense. The original Facebook post about retiring the song doesn't clarify whether or not it's permanent. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 22:38, 16 July 2022 (EDT)
This aged well. --ColorOfInfinity (talk) 23:56, 1 September 2022 (EDT)