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It's nice to be back.  Looking forward to hearing the CD!


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Sunshine! Nice to 'see' you again!   Yes, Anna's Kiss is a lovely instrumental, wonderfully orchestrated.


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I just looked up Amazon.com -- Hooray, it says you can pre-order Icon 3!  It's not available until April 7(?!?), and it'll cost $13.99. 

I'm sort of patient...methinks I'll put in my order within the next couple of days.  I'll see if I can do an exchange of my present order of Richie Kotzen's "Go Faster" cd, since they can't seem to locate a copy of it yet!  

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I just ordered the new album on mp3 from amazon.com. If you can't wait for the CD, just get it this way instead. I'm still gonna look for that bonus track from Japan, though.
I see the board has been redesigned.
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Just a note for everyone getting the new iCon record, and that is : the bonus track (Live Another Day) was not included on the album for a very good reason. It does not fit thematically with the rest of the material. It's of collectors' interest of course,but I don't like the concept one bit. It's like suddenly getting 'Blue Suede Shoes' straight after 'The End' on Abbey Road.Or 'Big yellow Taxi' at the end of 'Blue', or 'It Takes Two' after the climax of 'What's Goin' On'. In other words,it's a device which is not part of the artistic concept,and it belongs in the boardroom,not in your head.
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I think you may have mentioned that earlier. I won't give up finding it. I wouldn't go out of my way if I wasn't that much of a fan. If I can get your autograph, I can get that bonus track. I did get the South Korean import of the last Icon studio album. Maybe I'll do that this time, if I can find it. I went to Esprit and their prices for the Japanese edition are astounding as they would be. I'll have to win the lottery first! Then I can go to HMV in Tokyo and buy it there for over 3,000 yen! Is it a good song? The last bonus track you had new lyrics added to a song from the first album. Still worth the price of admission.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's not anything you would have ever heard before,also it's not my job to sell it to you.
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John: Caught In The Crossfire is a great album.
Few years ago it was released with bonus tracks.

I loved those bonus tracks,but to me they sounded like Arkangel era songs.

Is that a fair statement? cause if not just slap me silly.

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Hey Paul,I'd wondered about those bonus tracks too-I asked John about them a long time ago. This was my post:

I  found Caught in the Crossfire when I decided one day in the record store to see if you had any solo stuff. (Many years ago.) It baffles me why this record wasn't promoted more, as Asia was riding high and the album is excellent from start to finish, one of my all-time favorite records. Just an observation, the bonus tracks on the CD version seem as if they were written in a different time period than the rest of the album. Is that correct or were they leftover songs that just didn't make the original cut? Thank you!
 
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The bonus tracks were recorded in California ,twelve years after CITC,
and were part of the writing process for 'Battle Lines". The author of 'Out of the Blue' was Tom Whitlock,Oscar-winning lyricist, and lovely man too, the composers are Wetton/Marlette--you'll see a lot more of us on 'Battle Lines'. These songs ('Every Inch' with Curt Cuomo)did not make it onto the final Master recordings,but I'm glad they got an airing. it's rare for me to go to outside lyricists, and usually that would be Richard Palmer-James,but in the case of 'Out of the Blue'(Tom Whitlock),the other question concerns 'Get What You Want'---a Pete Sinfield lyric--I have constantly ribbed the Grammy-winning wordsmith (only the best,Karen)about the subject matter of GWYW, but I came to the conclusion it was about a certain vocalist/bassist that he had worked very closely with,and he has--to this day--never denied that.

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I hear ya on the bonus tracks.  And good point!  I suppose Bonus Tracks belong on the flip side of a 45 single instead.  But like others have said, the bonus tracks most generally are good! 


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amazon.com and CDJapan have the import on the way for any of you willing to pony up the dough. The last two Icon CDs as well.
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