[Grief] The TRUE 'Lyre Liar'...for Japan only?
tripreset at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 25 12:02:39 PDT 2008
Anyone else notice that the track Lyre Liar on the Japanese CD of Endless Not has a great 40 second intro that the UK/US CD's do NOT have?
Yup! Thats right!
The Japanese Lyre Liar is a full 8:31, while the UK/US edition only clocks in at 7:51. What's up with that??
It starts out mellow, quiet & slow, with only the sound of a guitar (with echo-delay) being plucked (somewhat) randomlessly. It sounds a bit hollow & creepy, as if its being played in a cave.
Then as the guitar continues, the dark churning synth rhythm (heard throughout the track) enters at the 9 second mark & slowly builds until the 40 second mark.
At this point the guitar drops out of the song for good & the track begins here on non-Japanese versions.
I know the Japanese CDs got a bonus live version of What a Day at the end of it.
But anyone got a clue as to WHY the Japanese track is longer?
Upon 1st hearing the UK version I loved how it started but after hearing the Japanese version w/ the intro, I cant imagine hearing it any other way!
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