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Posted: 15 Oct 09, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just listened to Who Wants To Live Forever on headphones really loud, and I noticed something I never heard before. In the guitar solo, around 2:20 there are some flageolets played on electric guitar (in the right channel). They play a triads rythm on the high E string (stop point at the 12th fret).

Has anyone noticed these before.

How I love these details, it's really amazing to hear new stuff after 10 years.



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Posted: 17 Oct 09, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At around the 2:26 mark there is guitar that plays an E harmonic.......is this the effect you are meaning?  (Open harmonic on the top E (1st string) at the 12th fret.
There are ,many things that do seem to become audible even after hearing these songs for years.
One that I can hear quite easily now is the few different  set guitar tones that play the Brighton Rock intro and verse parts. Before I assumed it was 1 or 2 same sounding guitars but now after hearing the original master tracks it is very obvious that the few different set guitars all add nicely together.......  Almost like 1 plays neck and bridge (with bridge out of phase), 1 plays the usual bridge and middle in, then a much more wooly one...possibly neck only? but perhaps different amp mic positions???
I've become aware of lots of 'lost in the mix' stuff since doing transcriptions for many years. Using a filter from say (Transcribe!) or Adobe Audition really lets you isolate lots of things.

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Posted: 17 Oct 09, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm concerned these days that you hear stuff that is an artifact of the conversion etc processes. i.e. that wasn't really there in the original. But who knows?

And it is indeed interesting to listen to stuff in different conditions on different machines. That, too, brings out nuances. For example in the car vs in bed. :-)



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Posted: 17 Oct 09, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i didn't notice it before, now i listen and heard it! lol!


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