Another's Arms

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It IS a stunning song, from the moment I heard it at the iTunes Festival to the studio version I never changed my mind...gorgeous!
 

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When it premiered in March, I didn't like it too much, but came to adjust. The studio version improves on every live version we've heard so far, primarily with Jonny's beautiful work at the end of the song. It's still on the bottom of my favorites list, but significantly more enjoyable.
 

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Dark journey through Another's Arms. Cooled down on Oceans. Started to live again in A Sky Full of Stars. Now how cool is that? :)
 

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At the moment AA in tie with Midnight (live performance) for the best song from GS.
 

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Haha I actually paused at that point to check my headphones as well. Was expecting the solo to be panned dead centre after listening to the live version so many times.
Same. It's very left-heavy and not as piercing as the live version. I wish it would've pierced a bit more, but I guess it lets the bass come through a bit more.
 

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yes!! that "opera" intro was irritating me for a couple of minutes, but then i remembered where it was "stolen" from; Heather Nova's Island;

[video=youtube;rCEI0JxPOtQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCEI0JxPOtQ[/video]
 

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For some reason the intro makes me think of an episode or two of Doctor Who, lol.
 

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For some reason the intro makes me think of an episode or two of Doctor Who, lol.
Me too! Way back when it was played at the itunes show I immediately thought of Abigails song from one of the xmas specials.
I guess I'm not crazy after all.
 

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I've heard it a few times now, I really liked the live version and especially Jonny's guitar parts. One of my favourites from the new songs.

The studio version for me is a little uneven; the last chorus onwards until the end is just perfect, everything is mixed so well and it has real impact. But (personally) I think the piano and especially the guitar is drenched in a little too much reverb before that point, and particularly during the bridge before that last chorus. That guitar solo during the live performance is emphasized and manages to be atmospheric while still being clear and crisp... but I feel on the studio version it lost a lot of it's impact because it's pushed way too far back in the mix, and ends up sounding too distant. Almost sounds like they removed the original guitar track and left only the reverb behind (100% wet, 0% dry for the music producers out there!). That's really my main gripe with it. Other than that I really like how dark and electronic it sounds, and I like some of the effects on Chris' voice. Especially liked how he sung the "is there someone there to find me" line, much more moody than the live versions.

Actually this reminds me a lot of when Radiohead were debuting songs from 'In Rainbows' live - everything sounded lively and well mixed, with plenty of emotional impact. And then when they dropped the album itself, a lot of the songs ended up sounding much more conservative, almost muted compared to the live versions. That's basically what I feel has happened here, but to a lesser extent.

Overall it's a very good track, but I do prefer the emphasis of the guitar and the piano in the live versions, does it more justice I feel!
ZEMYPOST! ZEMYPOST. Excuse me for a moment. I miss ZEMYPOSTs.

This is one of my favourites, it really does seem to convey the hollow feeling. I hope it becomes one of the more respected songs among the forumfolk because it does deserve it
 

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Also one of my favourites after hearing the album once. I liked the live version but love the grittiness of the studio version and the distorted effect on Chris' voice. Also, his low register is amazing. Like Always in my Head, the album version seems much more interesting while usually I prefer their live versions.

I like that they're experimenting with sounds that make you go 'huh?' for a moment, like the woman's voice and bass thing on this song, the radar sound on Oceans, the guitar solo in True Love, the voice effect in Midnight.
 

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I love the live Version. It is so amazing. But what happened to the studio Version?!? Not good... .
 

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yes!! that "opera" intro was irritating me for a couple of minutes, but then i remembered where it was "stolen" from; Heather Nova's Island;

[video=youtube;rCEI0JxPOtQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCEI0JxPOtQ[/video]
Uncanny. :lol: I do wonder where the sample is from / who sang though.

I've heard it a few times now, I really liked the live version and especially Jonny's guitar parts. One of my favourites from the new songs. studio version for me is a little uneven; the last chorus onwards until the end is just perfect, everything is mixed so well and it has real impact. But (personally) I think the piano and especially the guitar is drenched in a little too much reverb before that point, and particularly during the bridge before that last chorus. That guitar solo during the live performance is emphasized and manages to be atmospheric while still being clear and crisp... but I feel on the studio version it lost a lot of it's impact because it's pushed way too far back in the mix, and ends up sounding too distant. Almost sounds like they removed the original guitar track and left only the reverb behind (100% wet, 0% dry for the music producers out there!). That's really my main gripe with it. Other than that I really like how dark and electronic it sounds, and I like some of the effects on Chris' voice. Especially liked how he sung the "is there someone there to find me" line, much more moody than the live versions.

Actually this reminds me a lot of when Radiohead were debuting songs from 'In Rainbows' live - everything sounded lively and well mixed, with plenty of emotional impact. And then when they dropped the album itself, a lot of the songs ended up sounding much more conservative, almost muted compared to the live versions. That's basically what I feel has happened here, but to a lesser extent.

Overall it's a very good track, but I do prefer the emphasis of the guitar and the piano in the live versions, does it more justice I feel!
Absolutely agree with this post. The guitar just doesn't pierce during the solo. It seems like the piano just kinda disappears behind the synths and what sounds like a second electric guitar track. :(
 

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ugh! hated it! i hate when the live versions make the songs sound better. i was equally as disappointed by the studio version of major minus. the most subtle things make the biggest differences
 

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Also one of my favourites after hearing the album once. I liked the live version but love the grittiness of the studio version and the distorted effect on Chris' voice. Also, his low register is amazing. Like Always in my Head, the album version seems much more interesting while usually I prefer their live versions.

I like that they're experimenting with sounds that make you go 'huh?' for a moment, like the woman's voice and bass thing on this song, the radar sound on Oceans, the guitar solo in True Love, the voice effect in Midnight.
Well said!
 

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I love the live version and when i heard the studio version i did not like it. Bummed me out
 

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The official Ghost Stories album booklet says "Another's Arms incorporates a vocal sample from Silver Chord by Jane Weaver".

[video=youtube;g_rg71CySxU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_rg71CySxU[/video]
 

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[Coldplay]Andi;5660946 said:
I love the live Version. It is so amazing. But what happened to the studio Version?!? Not good... .
Studio version matches the dark tone of the album. After Midnight until ASFOS, Chris wanna express his heartbroken feelings so he didn't wanna make it too much of a mainstream voice, he sang with gritty voice instead (have a listen to Oceans, the same kind of voice). And the 'vanishing' piano/guitar I would say he had purpose on it in which he tried to fix the relationship but the method he chose doesn't work.

And this is why I love Ghost Stories. Every elements of song had its purpose and it fits perfectly.
 

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I get the theme to Ghost Stories in this song and Apple sounds good in a angelic haunting way..if its her.. And I can relate to this song really sweet love the gory tones to it
 

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The official Ghost Stories album booklet says "Another's Arms incorporates a vocal sample from Silver Chord by Jane Weaver".

[video=youtube;g_rg71CySxU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_rg71CySxU[/video]
Yes but i can't hear the part from Another's Arms....
 
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