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Official Arena Forum => Talk to the Band => Topic started by: Clive on Wed, 2008-03-26, 12:07:15

Title: Arena Encore!
Post by: Clive on Wed, 2008-03-26, 12:07:15
Now here's a question.

This tour in April will be the last time to hear 'Solomon' live for a while. As a song, it really needs a rest!
So... what do people think are worthy Arena encores?
What is the track that the audience might be hoping to hear?....

Clive

Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: polochon01 on Wed, 2008-03-26, 12:28:54
riding  the  tide.....  i love  this  instrumental...

... movidrome ??

merci clive !!!

i 'm at la scene bastille  the 11 ....

ps  ian :   play with your rickenbaker ....
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: marcello on Wed, 2008-03-26, 12:45:04
I fully understand you Clive! You play something loads which we probably only get to hear as a one off, must be getting tiresome for you by now.

My suggestions are: Butterfly Man, Opera Fanatica

Man Im looking foward to April 12th  :D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: cabo on Wed, 2008-03-26, 15:22:33
Since i live in Norway and cannot attend....  :'(

But if i could be there i would love to hear : Spectre of the Feast, one of Arenas best songs IMHO! The chords with the basslines in the beginning are so beautiful!!
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Draco chimera on Wed, 2008-03-26, 16:10:32
riding  the  tide.....  i love  this  instrumental...

... movidrome ??

merci clive !!!

i 'm at la scene bastille  the 11 ....

ps  ian :   play with your rickenbaker ....

OK, see you there !  ;D Easy to recognize me, 'cause the last time too, I noticed that I was the only teenager...
I think, some of Contagion would be great... I don't know if everybody wish that, but I think it would be awesome to hear Ascencion. I loved the end of the song in the CD Live and Life. ::) :P
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2008-03-26, 17:12:45
Hmm, let's see. Either an EPIC or a rocker, but which ones?

Moviedrom is THE Arena EPIC without a doubt, but I fear that one is a tad to long ;D

First thing that came to my mind was Cutting the Cards, followed by Ascension. I think those two songs are almost perfect as "album closers" so they might also work as an encore. Plus, you'll have the rocker and EPIC :)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Clive on Wed, 2008-03-26, 18:05:24
I should point out that we will be playing 'Moviedrome' and 'Riding the Tide' on this tour...;)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Deenfan on Wed, 2008-03-26, 18:41:24
How about something awesome from "Pride"? "Fool's gold", "Medusa" or "Sirens"... or "Empire..."? :)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2008-03-26, 19:20:20
Sirens would be cool :)

And knowing Moviedrome will be played will make a visit to one of the gigs by me much more plausible ;D

(Goes to talk to friend)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2008-03-26, 19:27:14
Hmm, an epic ending.

For me one of the ultimate encore songs is Jericho. Simply love it and suits it's purpose well.
Ascension is great too. Could be a great closer of the night: First Jericho and then immediately followed by Ascension.

I also agree with Sirens. Exit one epic song and have Sirens in return.

Hmm, so many choices.

Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: bluepony on Wed, 2008-03-26, 20:56:39
Now here's a question.

This tour in April will be the last time to hear 'Solomon' live for a while. As a song, it really needs a rest!
So... what do people think are worthy Arena encores?
What is the track that the audience might be hoping to hear?....
Clive

No idea about "the audience" in general, but... how about "The Healer"? *blink, blink* Please!! :)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Wed, 2008-03-26, 22:36:08
Hmm, so many choices.
Why did they create so many excellent songs ???

 ;D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2008-03-27, 06:05:32
No idea about "the audience" in general, but... how about "The Healer"? *blink, blink* Please!! :)

Good choice though if i remember correctly some Arenians weren't all to happy about this song.
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: mdread666 on Thu, 2008-03-27, 08:44:02
Not that I'll be able to see you guys this time round (Reading or bust !!) but any of the last 3 tracks from The Visitor - Enemy Without, Running From Damascus or The Visitor would be my suggestion.
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: mdread666 on Thu, 2008-03-27, 10:21:00
OK, having thought a bit more about this, Arena encore songs should be (in this order...)

Fridays Dream (acoustic)
The Visitor
Crying For Help VII
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Bupie on Thu, 2008-03-27, 14:37:38
I think that an encore (French word by the way ... Strange since in French we never use it this way : we use the word "rappel" instead) has to finish with an upbeat song to get people dancing and shouting. So not a ballad, at least for the last song.

Opera Fanatica followed by the now traditional Crying for Help VII would be my choice. I hope I can be at the Paris gig to watch it live !

Enemy Without could be another great choice. And if Nick Barrett is in the neighbourhood, why not Pendragon's Red Shoes ?  ;)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: bluepony on Thu, 2008-03-27, 19:10:29
Good choice though if i remember correctly some Arenians weren't all to happy about this song.
I guess then I'll have to 'blink, blink* and beg a lot more!  ;)


Opera Fanatica followed by the now traditional Crying for Help VII would be my choice. ...

Enemy Without could be another great choice. ...
Both ideas are OK by me (as long as they play that in Aschaffenburg, too!).  ;D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: jeffMc on Fri, 2008-03-28, 00:21:47
I would suggest Vanishing Act.

That is a nice tune. Not an epic, but then again, doing Moviedrome is the epic on the tour.

Namaste

Jeff

Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Deenfan on Fri, 2008-03-28, 14:26:05
I would suggest Vanishing Act.

...and after that as an encore, the band can just... disappear?
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: PH on Fri, 2008-03-28, 14:35:34
:D

Good one Rolf-Eric! ;)

-Paco
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: jeffMc on Fri, 2008-03-28, 20:54:55
...and after that as an encore, the band can just... disappear?

They would do that by Smoke and Mirrors ;)

Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2008-03-29, 11:05:00
 :D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Draco chimera on Sat, 2008-03-29, 18:05:49
I would suggest Vanishing Act.

That is a nice tune. Not an epic, but then again, doing Moviedrome is the epic on the tour.

Namaste

Jeff


Hey, your message gave me an idea : why not "extras", like I Spy, Confrontation or The Hour Glass ?
Arena could play songs from Contagious -um, it could be great. Have they never been played live ?
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2008-03-29, 19:17:01
Have they never been played live ?

I suppose they played them live in the studio.  ;)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-03-29, 21:10:19
Yeah, those are really awesome songs.
Very underestimated (also by Arena themselves)
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sat, 2008-03-29, 23:50:08
Those songs are almost all amongst my favourites from the album, which is my favourite album :D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Nicky007 on Sun, 2008-03-30, 11:38:17
I suppose they played them live in the studio.  ;)

That was a pretty silly comment, Mad, 0-1  8)

Nicky.
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2008-03-30, 13:18:02
That was a pretty silly comment, Mad, 0-1  8)

Nicky.

For me? Cool.  8) ;)

That means i'm ahead of you for once.  ;D
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: kmorse on Sun, 2008-04-06, 19:50:17
Maybe Roundabout?

Surprise em!
Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2008-04-07, 22:33:54
I should point out that we will be playing 'Moviedrome' and 'Riding the Tide' on this tour...;)

OOOOoooohhhh!!    Yessss!!

Cool bananaz!

I'm  REALLY excited now!!

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Title: Re: Arena Encore!
Post by: Lake of despond on Thu, 2008-04-10, 14:53:02
Phew, on the only Arena gig I've been to they hadn't played Solomon :(  And now not being able to catch any show of the tour makes me very sad... :'(