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Offline The Voyager

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Favourite Arena Track
« on: Thu, 2005-03-17, 16:03:27 »

  One day Nick Barrett said that he would like to write such great track as Genesis number "Mad Man Moon".  :-* What are your preferences? I mean Arena's all-time favourite songs.

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 2005-03-17, 19:07:26 »
My favorite track at the moment is 'The butterfly man'. It's the first song I heard from Arena by downloading it on the Arena website and now I'm an Arena fan. Also dig 'Moviedrome', what a variation on that song!.
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 2005-03-17, 23:12:22 »
Also dig 'Moviedrome', what a variation on that song!.
Not so strange considering it's 'bout 20 minutes long ;) I't one of my fav's too!

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 2005-03-18, 15:54:12 »
Not very difficult mostly, but in case of Arena, I don't know. Can't choose. My favorites are: Solomon, The hanging tree, Tears in the rain and Moviedrome. Opera fanatica is also doing pretty well!  8)

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 2005-03-18, 15:56:37 »
At the moment undecided between "The Shattered Room" and "Purgatory Road"
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 2005-03-18, 16:14:31 »

  Maybe, their "Solomon" is still number one for me. Differ from Mark Jan, I can't value "Movedrome" so much. Sorry. :(

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 2005-03-18, 17:06:56 »
I can't choose between moviedrome, jericho, solomon, vanishing act, friday's dream etc...


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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 2005-03-19, 06:00:17 »
Phew so much great stuff to choose from. if pushed?
Solomon.

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 2005-03-20, 20:28:36 »
Nothing beats "Sirens"!

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 2005-03-22, 00:06:49 »
This is SO difficult!
I have answered this question some times before and with every album it gets harder.
Of course there will always be some all-time fave's such as Solomon, Sirens, Valley, Fool's Gold, Hanging Tree, Enemy, Breathe, Butterfly, Spectre, Cutting the Cards....
But to pick one best song out of all those...... But well, being an epic lover, the epic that really still does it for me is Solomon. The song has power and emotion that has not been equalled in any other song I know. It sounds a bit cheap having to say Solomon, but, well, honesty first :-)
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 2005-04-06, 12:14:13 »
My Top ten (in no particular order after the first place)

Hanging Tree and Mea Culpa in joint first place

Tears in the Rain
Riding the Tide
Opera Fanatica
Moviedrome
Solomon (that instrumental bit...)
The Healer
Crying for Help "x" (It's all the same, and you really should have known)
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 2005-04-12, 18:31:57 »
....surely Solomon.....
each listening is like the first time....

I fell in love with the Arena's sound ten years ago listening this track..... and the entire debut-album.... Unforgetable!!!
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 2005-04-12, 20:05:44 »
Solomon, A Spectre at the Feast and Ascension (they all favorite tracks, but these 3 seem to touch my sould, for some reason or other). I feel in "love" with Rob's voice  :)

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 2005-04-13, 20:07:04 »
City Of Lanterns / Riding The Tide...for the time being anyway...

But I reserve the right to change my mind at any time, and for no apparent reason...  ;)
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 2005-04-13, 20:21:55 »
City Of Lanterns / Riding The Tide...for the time being anyway...

But I reserve the right to change my mind at any time, and for no apparent reason...  ;)

Hmmm, do you think that's fair? How are we supposed to deal with such an inconsistency of mind...?!
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 2005-04-17, 20:01:28 »
Hmmm, do you think that's fair? How are we supposed to deal with such an inconsistency of mind...?!
Women, eh...! Can't live with them...can't live without them...!  ;D
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 2005-04-18, 21:08:27 »
Hi,

my favourite Arena song is The Hanging Tree from the The Visitor Album  ;D

and this is the result from to much insperation from the song  ;)

http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=935451&Start=1&Artist=DigitalDream666&ByArtist=Yes

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 2005-04-18, 21:12:53 »
and this is the result from to much insperation from the song  ;)

Nice work, how do you do it?
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 2005-04-18, 22:09:25 »
The Picture was made with Vue de Esprit 5 Infinite a 3D Render Program Infos look at

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 2005-04-18, 23:06:42 »
Women, eh...! Can't live with them...can't live without them...!  ;D
Almost correct... Here's how it goes: "Women, can't live with em... Can't kill em" (From True Lies if my memory is correct)

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 2005-04-19, 16:29:23 »
Hi,

my favourite Arena song is The Hanging Tree from the The Visitor Album  ;D

and this is the result from to much insperation from the song  ;)

http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=935451&Start=1&Artist=DigitalDream666&ByArtist=Yes

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Welcome DD,

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 2005-04-28, 13:11:41 »
What a difficult choise!  :-[
I consider myself very lucky  :) to have the opportunity to choose each time among this great number of masterpieces, having all their works.
But if I have to give an answer ... Solomon, Sirens, Moviedrome, Hanging Tree, Tears In The Rain, The Visitor, Shattered Rooms, Empire Of ...., Friday's Dream, Waiting For The Flood, .... Sorry me, I can't make such a selection   :)
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 2005-05-11, 14:40:21 »
Right, in chronological order then...

Solomon, -just because it's good and it goes a bit mad at the end!
Medusa, -because it's also good and the keyboard line is good.
In The Blink Of An Eye, -because it asks interesting questions.
Moviedrome, -because it changes so much, and I also play the beginning of it when I walk through Westminster underground station.  ???  It just seems to fit to me!  ;)
Salamander, -because it's a catchy song.
Vanishing Act, -theres just something about this one!
Confrontation, -because this is exactly how confrontation music should sound. It's the guitar work!  8)
Purgatory Road, -because of the chorus.
Opera Fanatica, -for the instrumental work, and the line "The King is dead, so worship me..."
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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 2005-05-20, 11:43:19 »
Hmmm.... that's hard!

At the moment:  Salamander or Smoke and Mirrors.

Don't ask me why..... just love them!

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Re: Favourite Arena Track
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 2005-05-22, 01:58:46 »
It's a tie:

Witch hunt (the perfect start to a wonderful album)

Ascension (the perfect ending to a wonderful album)

Opera fanatica (just brilliant!)

I really admire the song writing skill and the artistry that lies behind songs like these. It's a humbling experience...