Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Extra tracks
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This doesn't mean that the tracks are demo versions, the tracks are still crisp, identifiable and very loud. Think of it more as a new (or old, the case may be) look at the album. Whereas the JM mixes created an album that had big soundscape, the CK mixes release the individual instruments. I personally feel that the keyboards are toned down a bit in favour of the other instruments, although thankfully they don't disappear completely. It's fitting that this album is dedicated to bassist Paul Raven (who died in 2007) as the bass is particularly awesome.
Don't get rid of your original CD with the JM mixes - complete the set with this brilliant companion.
All that said, the headline, Adorations, is a beautiful song and as such is the least expected of the lot. None of the harshness or anger of the earlier or later stuff and Jaz sounds like he's found a new talent as a pop singer! Love it - it justifies the entire album and it sounds good live too (Nowhere Back but Forward Go). Sanity follows on in much the same vein, albeit a slightly lesser accomplishment. Chessboards sounds much more Jokeish but still in the poppy style and Love of The Masses could have come straight off the disco floor.
There's something about Southern Sky, Victory and Wintergardens that I can't put my finger on - is it Duran Duran that I'm hearing? Aha? Depeche Mode? or at least something very similar and very familiar from that era. Infuriating! but it seems to run through the other tracks in the album and it almost shocked me when I heard it first. It's very hard to reconcile the "traditional" image of Jaz, Geordie & Raven with the music on this album. It has to be said though that Big Paul looks like he was born to play this sort of stuff!
If you're more familiar with their harder output, try it before you buy it.
"As pain and joy and sorrow mingle. Patterns we're finding, our faces raised in adorations"
My personal favourite tracks being Twilight Of The Mortals which is an incredible song and A Southern Sky.
The audio quality is excellent too and although it's not 'heavy' as such, its still dark and powerful music. More Depeche Mode perhaps though than Ministry??
Chris Kimsey's original mixes are restored on this CD at the bands request, replacing the Julian Mendelsohn mixes. The result is a muddier sound, but if you own the original CD (like me) you have the best of both worlds. The playing time of the song 'Victory' has been reduced from 7:11 to 3:57 on this Chris Kimsey mix ! The CD booklet contains lyrics and sleeve-notes.
Along with 'Night Time', this is my favourite Killing Joke album. It has a dark, gothic sound, embellished with keyboards, and contains some of Jaz Coleman's best vocal performances. You could argue that most of the tracks have a similar sound, with even the vocals sounding samey, and an overall lack of variety, but at least it is a cohesive collection of songs.
My choice of the best songs would be the 2 singles, plus 'Twilight Of The Mortal' (4:13) 'Love Of The Masses' (6:08) 'A Southern Sky' (4:38) & 'Wintergardens' (5:32). The songs 'Rubican' (6:35) & 'Goodbye To The Village' (5:18) are my least favourite.
Having compared the original CD with this new edition, I would have to say that I prefer the original. Simply comparing 2 versions of the song 'Twilight Of The Mortal' demonstrates the difference, as the Julian Mendelsohn mix sounds clearer and more dynamic.
The first two songs are two of the best ever recorded!! The rest of the album, too, is nothing short of classic. Rhythmic but also deep and sorrowful, this album is another fine example of Killing Joke's genius. All of their albums are undeniably good, but this one especially.
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A change of sound for this album..still very dark with keyboard driven apocalyptic vibes. Adorations was the single i heard first,bought this and was totally tranced. Read morePublished on 17 April 2014 by Tony Fox
After the commercial break through of Night Time and it's massive single 'Love Like Blood', the pressure must have been on to move forward with a more commercial sound, yet that in... Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2010 by Mr. M. L. Hawes
BTATS was a controversial album amongst KJ's fan base- a departure fom their more basic, tribal rhythyms (which I adore) to a more synth- based goth sound - wich I also adore. Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2010 by bish