Poll

What are the six best songs on Contagion?

Witch Hunt
6 (8.1%)
An Angel Falls
4 (5.4%)
Painted Man
8 (10.8%)
This Way Madness Lies
3 (4.1%)
Spectre At The Feast
5 (6.8%)
Never Ending Night
6 (8.1%)
Skin Game
6 (8.1%)
Salamander
6 (8.1%)
On The Box
3 (4.1%)
Tsunami
0 (0%)
Bitter Harvest
3 (4.1%)
The City Of Lanterns
2 (2.7%)
Riding The Tide
6 (8.1%)
Mea Culpa
2 (2.7%)
Cutting The Cards
8 (10.8%)
Ascension
6 (8.1%)

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"Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« on: Tue, 2008-12-09, 18:13:32 »
Hello again! ;)

16 songs from which you can choose 6.
Be careful what you vote for.

"Favourite Arena Songs" polls:
- PART1 A (Songs From The Lions Cage)
- PART1 B (Pride)
- PART1 C (The Cry (EP))
- PART1 D (The Visitor)
- PART1 E (Immortal?)
- PART1 F (Contagion)
- PART1 G (Contagious, Contagium EPs)
- PART1 H (Pepper's Ghost)
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 2008-12-09, 18:39:23 »
1: Ascension
2: Skin Game
3: Painted Man
4: Cutting The Cards
5: Never Ending Night
6: Bitter Harvest

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 2008-12-10, 14:38:46 »
Same reason with Arena's The visitor polls, my deeply impression for Contagion is for entire the album, not as song by song.
However, i have that list:
1. Painted man
2. Salamander
3. Riding the Tide
4. On The Box
5. This Way Madness lies

Special for Riding the tide, i really enjoy the nuance from City of Lanterns - Riding the tide - Mea Culpa.
It becomes a special feel, like my feeling when enjoy Lie - Lifting Shadows - Scarred from DT's Awake, or Further Away - Leap Of Faith - Came Down from IQ's Ever.

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 2008-12-10, 16:47:46 »
It's hard to make such a choice, every song is great on this album. On the others too, but this one is my favourite one.
1) Ascencion
2) Cutting The Cards
3) Riding The Tide
4) Witch Hunt
5) Salamander
6) Never Ending Night
Let your conscience decide !

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 2008-12-10, 20:32:35 »
Great album with lots to choose from.

I'd say it's difficult.  :-\

1: Skin Game
2: Mea Culpa
3: Painted Man
4: Never Ending Night *
5: Bitter Harvest
6: Ascension

This album has probably the best lyrics of all Arena albums.
The reason why i choose Never Ending Night is partly because of that. One of the lines is:

"In my blind obsession to avoid the fools i've see, how could i not recognize the fool was always me?"

Brilliant!!!!!  *horns*

Bitter Harvest has great lyrics too, like The Sunbaked Bones and such. This album for me is Lyrical delight.  8)
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 2008-12-11, 08:31:08 »
This album has probably the best lyrics of all Arena albums.
The reason why i choose Never Ending Night is partly because of that. One of the lines is:

"In my blind obsession to avoid the fools i've see, how could i not recognize the fool was always me?"

Brilliant!!!!!  *horns*

Yes, I agree. That line was one of my favourites for a very long time. It was in my MSN name for quite some time too. :D :D :D :D


1. Skin Game
2. On The Box
3. Ascension
4. Never Ending Night
5. Painted Man
6. Salamander

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 2008-12-11, 10:51:02 »
It was in my MSN name for quite some time too. :D :D :D :D

MSN...that's sooooo 2004! ::)

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 2008-12-11, 19:38:21 »
I thought it was very 2084.

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 2008-12-11, 19:38:54 »
When only the memory remains?   ;D ;)
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 2008-12-11, 19:44:29 »
Exactly! ;D

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 2008-12-12, 10:56:15 »
This is my favorite Arena album including my favorite Arena song. But for the next five, it's almost an impossible choice ...  ::)

1. Spectre at the Feast
2. Painted Man
3. Cutting the Cards
4. Witch Hunt
5. Salamander
6. An Angel Falls
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 2008-12-12, 14:34:21 »
Skin Game
Painted Man
Spectre at the Feast
Bitter Harvest
This Way Madness Lies

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 2008-12-13, 10:49:30 »
Very difficult task for me, the whole album rules  *horns*, but finally I made my decision:

1. Never Ending Night
2. Spectre At The Feast
3. Witch Hunt
4. Mea Culpa
5. Bitter Harvest (also called 'Fallow Ground')
6. Cutting The Cards
'I will surrender my heart to the sky
Oh, our love doesn't end here, it lives forever on the wings of time'
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 2008-12-13, 19:20:29 »
Bitter Harvest (also called 'Fallow Ground')

??? Is it?

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 2008-12-14, 13:42:53 »
??? Is it?

Yes, originally the song was called Fallow Ground.

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 2008-12-15, 21:04:08 »
Yes, originally the song was called Fallow Ground.

Tom
It's the name written in the back of the cover, but in the lyrics booklet it's called Bitter Harvest. Clive changed its name at the last minute, that's why it's written Fallow Ground.
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 2008-12-15, 22:35:48 »
It's the name written in the back of the cover, but in the lyrics booklet it's called Bitter Harvest. Clive changed its name at the last minute, that's why it's written Fallow Ground.

Hey, you're right! I didn't even notice that!

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 2008-12-15, 22:48:21 »
It's the name written in the back of the cover, but in the lyrics booklet it's called Bitter Harvest. Clive changed its name at the last minute, that's why it's written Fallow Ground.

Yeah, on the cover of the standard edition it says Fallow Ground, you're right. But on the promotional copy of the album (split into 72 tracks to impede piracy! :o) which was pressed far earlier than the cd's that would end up in the stores the song is already titled 'Bitter Harvest'.

So although the title of the song was indeed changed at the last minute, it was a simple mistake by the pressing plant, if I remember correctly.

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 2008-12-15, 23:27:57 »
...the promotional copy of the album (split into 72 tracks to impede piracy! :o)...

That is sooo clever! ;D

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 2008-12-15, 23:36:47 »
That is sooo clever! ;D

Yeah indeed. But luckily the tracks are still fairly easy to access. After each songtitle on the back of the promo there is a number which tells you what track it is. So you don't have to search very long. For example 'This Way Madness Lies' is track 13 and Cutting The Cards is track 61! Still, that's a lot of tracks you have to skip if you want to listen to Ascension only! ;)

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 2008-12-16, 00:38:51 »
So you have the promo copy Tom?

Yeah indeed. But luckily the tracks are still fairly easy to access. After each songtitle on the back of the promo there is a number which tells you what track it is. So you don't have to search very long. For example 'This Way Madness Lies' is track 13 and Cutting The Cards is track 61! Still, that's a lot of tracks you have to skip if you want to listen to Ascension only! ;)

Who wants to listen to half of the entire picture? ;)

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 2008-12-16, 09:43:54 »
So you have the promo copy Tom?

Yes I have. I got it from Rob after a gig at the end of 2002, a couple of months before the album came out. I still remember vividly sitting in my room the next day, listening to the album for the first time. Ah, great memories! :)

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 21:05:57 »
A simple one again.

1. Painted Man
2. Ascension
3. Spectre At The Feast
3. Never Ending Night
3. Cutting The Cards
4. Witch Hunt
4. Skin Game
4. Salamander
5. An Angel Falls
5. Riding The Tide
6. This Way Madness Lies
6. On The Box
6. Mea Culpa
7. The City Of Lanterns
8. Tsunami

Teunis will be deeply disappointed... His list was the only one in which neither Painted Man nor Ascension appeared. Poor soul...
These two songs will represent "Contagion".

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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 21:15:07 »
Teunis will be deeply disappointed... His list was the only one in which neither Painted Man nor Ascension appeared. Poor soul...
These two songs will represent "Contagion".
;D. Don't worry, I can live with that. There simply is no weak track on 'Contagion'  *horns*.
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Oh, our love doesn't end here, it lives forever on the wings of time'
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Re: "Favourite Arena songs" PART1 F (Contagion)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 2009-01-09, 22:16:08 »
I vote for Tsunami.  8)

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