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Title: favourite Arena solo
Post by: moviedrome on Sun, 2009-06-21, 19:33:20
hi, how are you?
for me the best solos of arena are: the "moviedrome", "the hangigng tree", "solomon", and the solo of "painted man"...in guitar.
and for you...what is your favourite solo in guitar or keyboard of Arena??

greetings..Moviedrome


dont let the child die here
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: PH on Sun, 2009-06-21, 21:28:22
Hey Moviedrome! :)

Interesting question!

Favourite keyboard solos:
- The very dreamy keyboard solo in Valley Of The Kings (3:52-4:58).
- The whole instrumental section of Solomon (7:07-10:49, 'the guitar and keyboard dialogue').
- In The Blink Of An Eye (2:17-3:04), which became some sort of a trademark for Clive's solos.
- The 'water-into-wine' solo of Chosen (5:03-5:49)
- The 'flute' solo in Waiting For The Flood (2:33-3:14)
- The 'no-one-can-do-this-better-than-Clive' solo in Moviedrome (7:13-7:26)
- Salamander (2:25-2:49)
- On The Box
- Riding The Tide

Favourite guitar solos:
- The very Pink Floydish guitar solo in Midas Vision (2:20-3:00)
- Double Vision (0:20-1:12 and 2:28-2:45), actually this song sounds like it is a guitar solo with breaks of vocal parts in it.
- Elea (1:03-2:10), obviously.
- The Hanging Tree (3:57-4:33 and 6:34-7:08 (the 'Hanging Tree' theme))
- Serenity, ofcourse.
- Tears In The Rain (2:35-3:16), one of the best and emotional ones (also thanks to the keyboard backup from 2:55 to 3:16)
- The Visitor (3:13-5:49), with the lenghty 'Hanging Tree' theme again! *horns*
- The Butterfly Man (2:48-4:09), only John knows how.
- Moviedrome (check them all out! ;))
          - 7:26-7:38 (strange and scary)
          - 11:12-12:08 (one of the beauties)
          - 12:42-13:37 (one of the beauties pt. 2)
          - 15:21-15:31 (what's going on here?)
          - 15:53-16:03 (what's going on here again?)
          - 16:20-16:40 (the scariest)
- Witch Hunt (2:44-3:16)
- Painted Man (1:54-2:53)
- This Way Madness Lies
- Never Ending Night (0:56-2:05), with a tasty Salamander keyboard preview somewhere in there.
- On The Box, second part of the song.

I think I'll stop and let the rest find out about all the other solos. :P


-Paco
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Iggy on Sun, 2009-06-21, 21:33:35
Hey Moviedrome! :)

Interesting question!

Favourite keyboard solos:
- The very dreamy keyboard solo in Valley Of The Kings (3:52-4:58).
- The whole instrumental section of Solomon (7:07-10:49, 'the guitar and keyboard dialogue').
- In The Blink Of An Eye (2:17-3:04), which became some sort of a trademark for Clive's solos.
- The 'water-into-wine' solo of Chosen (5:03-5:49)
- The 'flute' solo in Waiting For The Flood (2:33-3:14)
- The 'no-one-can-do-this-better-than-Clive' solo in Moviedrome (7:13-7:26)
- Salamander (2:25-2:49)
- On The Box
- Riding The Tide

Favourite guitar solos:
- The very Pink Floydish guitar solo in Midas Vision (2:20-3:00)
- Double Vision (0:20-1:12 and 2:28-2:45), actually this song sounds like it is a guitar solo with breaks of vocal parts in it.
- Elea (1:03-2:10), obviously.
- The Hanging Tree (3:57-4:33 and 6:34-7:08 (the 'Hanging Tree' theme))
- Serenity, ofcourse.
- Tears In The Rain (2:35-3:16), one of the best and emotional ones (also thanks to the keyboard backup from 2:55 to 3:16)
- The Visitor (3:13-5:49), with the lenghty 'Hanging Tree' theme again! *horns*
- The Butterfly Man (2:48-4:09), only John knows how.
- Moviedrome (check them all out! ;))
          - 7:26-7:38 (strange and scary)
          - 11:12-12:08 (one of the beauties)
          - 12:42-13:37 (one of the beauties pt. 2)
          - 15:21-15:31 (what's going on here?)
          - 15:53-16:03 (what's going on here again?)
          - 16:20-16:40 (the scariest)
- Witch Hunt (2:44-3:16)
- Painted Man (1:54-2:53)
- This Way Madness Lies
- Never Ending Night (0:56-2:05), with a tasty Salamander keyboard preview somewhere in there.
- On The Box, second part of the song.

I think I'll stop and let the rest find out about all the other solos. :P


-Paco

Great effort Paco. Don't stop.
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Steve Jones on Sun, 2009-06-21, 21:45:25
Serenity.  Biarritz version  *horns*
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-06-22, 17:14:12
Serenity.  Biarritz version  *horns*

  :P I don't have Breakfast in Biarritz. Should I invest ?
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-06-22, 17:45:41
  :P I don't have Breakfast in Biarritz. Should I invest ?

 ;D ;D ;D

It's an Arena album.  It contains my favourite Arena solo.  This is an Arena forum.  No, of course you shouldn't invest, save your money for Celine's next one ;)
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-06-22, 17:52:30
;D ;D ;D

It's an Arena album.  It contains my favourite Arena solo.  This is an Arena forum.  No, of course you shouldn't invest, save your money for Celine's next one ;)


Thanks for this constructive advice, Steve  :D
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Steve Jones on Mon, 2009-06-22, 23:14:20
Thanks for this constructive advice, Steve  :D

 ;D ;D ;D

I guess there's no shortage of Arena live albums these days, even if they haven't reached Deep Purple or King Crimson levels quite yet.  But Biarritz remains my favourite, partly because it was the first Arena Live I bought, but also because I think the performance is top drawer.  Serenity, as mentioned, blows me away, plus there's a mesmerising version of Moviedrome as an opener.  So yes, I'd say it's essential, coming just after air, food and water ;)
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: bellanova on Tue, 2009-06-23, 12:31:49
and i second that. Its fantastic :)
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Bupie on Tue, 2009-06-23, 14:09:41
Ok, if I get a feminine recommendation, I have to submit (hoping that Nicky won't see that post  ;D).
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: Nicky007 on Tue, 2009-06-23, 14:29:25
 :o

 ;D
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: aswas on Sun, 2009-06-28, 07:58:49
a couple of them. I like Clive in Moviedrome It is awesome. What a minds eye he has
Solomon-the instrumental section where I feel John and Clive are so in tuned with each other, they are talking through their instruments to each other
Moviedrome is a classic epic that tells a great story, sung well, and the music speaks for itself-incredible
Title: Re: favourite Arena solo
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-08-26, 01:52:34
My favorite keyboard parts

"Solomon" (Keyboard and guitar part)
"Medusa" ( piano parts)
"In the Blink of an Eye" (the piano bits and the solo)
"Chosen" (water into wine)
"Moviedrome" (choir intro) (5/4 bit after "...find ourselves... alone!"
"Salamander" (solo)
"On the box" (organ bits)
"Riding the tide" (inspirational)
"Vanishing Act" (solo)
"March of time" (solo)
"Bedlam Fayre" (synth bit at begining)
"Opera Fanatica" (unison playing)

Favorite guitar parts

"Solomon" (Keyboard and guitar part)
"Empire of a Thousand Days" (all of it!)
"A Crack in the Ice" (all guitar parts)
"Elea" (every note is exactly where it should be!)
"(Don't Forget To) Breathe" (solo)
"Serenity" (bliss!)
"Tears in the Rain" (solo)
"Butterfly Man" (all guitar parts)
"Moviedrome" (all solos and the guitar/keyboard bit)
"Witch Hunt" (solo)
"On the box" (all guitar parts)
"Vanishing Act" (all of it)
"Confrontation" (the quintessential instrumental! Awesome guitar work.  Ought to be played live, really...)
"Purgatory Road" (all guitar parts)
"Opera Fanatica" (unison playing)

There. It's not just about the keyboards... guitars too! ;)