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Posted: 12 Dec 09, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,

I was just wondering: is TUE just a single and isolated release, or is Roger planning to release a new solo album, too? Any rumors/news about  it?

Thanks,

Roy.


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Posted: 18 Dec 09, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm interested in an answer to this too.

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Posted: 19 Dec 09, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Wikipedia entry suggested it was taken from a forthcoming album. But I questioned that in the discussion page as I've seen no evidence of an album.



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Posted: 19 Dec 09, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The wikipedia entry about The Unblinking Eye is a very weak story. It was online even before the song was released; one day after Thomas Zeidler's interview appeared on the web.
The 'history' is based on the official press release. The only confirmed song is TUE. The only reference is the message on QOL. The author writes that Roger himself played the violin. Hmm...

If there will be a Roger-Taylor-Hawkins-tour, it would be great if Hawkins also contributed to RT's album. I think they could be a very creative team. Some heavy songs would be very welcome.

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Posted: 20 Dec 09, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger confirmed earlier in the year that he was currently going through all his solo material to put together a 'best of' album.  I would imagine that TUE will possibly feature, maybe with another new song, on that, in order to tempt those who already own all the solo stuff to get the compilation too.  Hopefully the 'best of' will feature some of the 12" mixes and b sides remastered, or some old demos, or possibly some live tracks, but that it just my hope and not based on any information

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Posted: 20 Dec 09, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder if there is really interest in a best-of compilation. I think Roger would be better of making new music or releasing archive material through QOL. No-one but the fans is interested in his solo output - and the fans already have most of the solo stuff - and I think his albums are still easy to get (except for The Cross ofcourse)....

Anyway - IF he decides to release a solo-retrospective I hope it'll include some stuff not yet available on CD. Something like this.

CD 1

I Wanna Testify
Future Management
My Country (Single Edit)
Man On Fire
Strange Frontier
Heaven For Everyone (RT Vocals)
Manipulator
Final Destination
Nazis 1994 (Radio Mix)
Happiness (Video Version)
New Dark Ages (Single Mix)
Foreign Sand (Single Mix)
Liar (Single Mix)
Life Changes (Single Mix)
Pressure On (Edit)
Surrender (Radio Mix)
Everything Is Broken (The Unblinking Eye is a shitty title)
+ Another new song

CD 2

Turn On The TV
Heartland
Keep A Knockin'
Man On Fire (12"  Mix)
Strange Frontier (12" Mix)
Two Sharp Pencils
In Charge Of My Heart
Feel The Force
I'm In Love With My Car (Live)
Tenement Funster (Live)
I Cry For You (12" Mix)
Small (RT Version)
Say It's Not True (Original 2003 version)

+ some other demo's and stuff. I'd buy it - but ofcourse I'd rather have a whole new album :)